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First LEGO Kit: City Race Plane 60144

While ‘A’ is growing up I have been wanting to try his hand at building a LEGO set. Unfortunately the minimal age that any set I have seen has been ages 5 and up. Well at 3.5 years old, ‘A’ isn’t quite yet 5. But I thought I would try and find a smaller kit…

Netgear Powerline PL1200 Box

Product Review: Netgear Powerline PL1200 Extend Your Network

Most homes these days have some sort of computer network. Be it wired with cables or wireless with Wi-Fi. Though, say you want to extend your network into a bedroom or a newly renovated home office. You might not feel comfortable punching holes in walls and running Ethernet cables around the house, or perhaps your…

Product Review: KidKraft Deluxe Play Teepee

In our home our kids have loved the various tents we’ve had in the last couple of years. A pirate tent was first, well loved as it was, it would no longer stand up on its own. Then next was a Spider-man tent that was a birthday gift to our son. That tent was a…

Gingerbread House 2016

Starting a new Christmas holiday tradition in our household; building Gingerbread Houses. Okay, so I’m not much of a baker so we won’t be building them from scratch, though I am sure that would be fun. We also don’t have the room to create and bake the gingerbread itself so we’ll make use of store-bought…

Product Review: TopFin 10 Gallon LED Starter Kit

Even since I purchased the little 5 gallon Eclipse fish tank system I’ve been quite happy with it. Essentially everything you needed to start an aquarium was built all in one neat little package. You got the tank, the lighted hood, the filter. All you needed to do was add some substrate, water and of…

Track Tuesday #2

Another Tuesday means another Train Track image. I think this may be the first train track setup I did for “A” when we got all the tracks together. At the time it was a bit too complex, busy for him. After watching him play with it the next few tracks designs I tried out were…

Track Tuesday #1

You see them on blogs and websites, the particular topic on a certain day each week sort of thing. Well for me, one thing I have enjoyed doing since being a Dad is to create new wooden train track layouts for “A” and his train table. Starting today and hopefully every Tuesday after this I…

Day Tripping to the Othello Tunnels

My 10 week parental leave is coming to an end shortly and one of the small day trips I wanted to do during my 10 week leave was visit the Othello Tunnels out in Hope, BC. Part of the Kettle Valley Railway, the Othello Tunnels (also known as the Quintette Tunnels) is situated in the…

Keeping Babies Safe – Crib Tent

I have not gotten around to it, but our kids sleep in the same room together. A recap on their ages, “A” is 3 years old and “W” is 10 months old. Up until today, both kids have been sleeping in their own cribs. A is in a regular sized crib and W is in…

Big Brother Is Watching You

When I was little we definitely did not have the technology we have today. Especially when it came to monitoring our kids, more specifically babies, infants and toddlers. One of the gadgets that I have noticed that parents typically look at when they have kids these days is some sort of electronic monitor. These can…

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