Harrison`s First Live Basketball Game


One of Harrison`s Christmas presents was tickets to go and see a Halifax Rainmen game. We have been to see the Halifax Mooseheads a few times, but never to a Rainmen game.

Harrison loves basketball and watches it on TV whenever I am watching it. He is even starting to get the rules of the game. For some reason, he loves it when the ball gets stolen. Anyways.

Sunday was being referred to as “no nap day“ because the game was at 2pm, which is usually when the boys nap.

I was looking forward to the game as well because live basketball (no matter the level) is always a treat. I have been a hoops fan for most of my life, so I would never say no to going to a game.

The exciting part was our seats were on the floor right behind the basket.

So we bundled up and headed down  to the Metro Centre where the Rainmen play.

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Toothbrush Review


Earlier I told you about the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Toothbrush I was sent to review. Well we gave it a go for three weeks and the results are in.

Now, I would have preferred a gadget the was more audio/video than dental, but you know what, it was fun to try out an electric toothbrush for the first time.

Philips certainly made a cool looking brush that any tech lover would jump at the chance to try. It is so sleek looking I was expecting WiFi.

But let’s be honest, a pretty toothbrush is useless unless it performs well. The Flexcare Platinum claims to remove six times more plaque than a manual brush, and offers various intensity levels, from normal to extra soft – so unlike some electric brushes it won’t make your eyeballs rattle in their sockets.

This was my biggest worry. Would it be too hard on my teeth or loud on my brain.

The Pink Eye Of The Beholder

They liked to be called the pink eye brothers. You don’t want to mess with them.

If you have kids, odds are pretty high that you have had an outbreak of pink eye in your house. We are currently living that dream.

Both boys, different eyes and loads of fun when it comes to medicating them with drops.

Based on how Harrison acts when it is drops time, we were pulling out his lungs, shining them up and sticking them back in. Yes, he hates it.

Although, he has given in after a few days and as long as we follow his process, it does happen.

Charlie was ground zero when it came to our house. We are pretty sure he picked it up at daycare as everything and anything spreads like wildfire there.

Introducing The Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Toothbrush


Wow, December just flew by didn’t it. With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the days really blurred into one another.

This leaves me playing catch up on the blog.

One post I have been meaning to get to is about a cool toothbrush I was given to review early in the month. Don’t get me wrong, we have been trying it out a lot, but I have not had the time to sit down and write. So I apologize to those who kindly sent me one to try out. I promise it was not from lack of brushing.

So now with Christmas over, I am doing a two-part blog review of the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum toothbrush.

Both my wife and I have tried it and the temptation has been there to show it to our four-year old but he will want it to transform.

Let’s get to it.

I Think We Are All Ready For Christmas

No more trips to the store please. I think we now live in Bayers Lake (which is where all the stores are for those who don’t live here).

Today we went out for a few more things and I think we are done. The only trip left is one of the most important, the Christmas Eve run to the liquor store.

We need beer and wine to fully enjoy the week I think.

It was feeling like we would never get caught up. Last week I was definitely worrying about getting everything done. But short of wrapping gifts, I think we made it.

Everybody Wants To Be In The Kitchen At Our House

This is what happens when the snack cupboard stays closed.

For many, the kitchen is the center of the house. It’s the heart and soul. It is where so many memories, good or bad, happen.

In our house, everybody wants to be in the kitchen.

We are not sure if it is because my wife and I are in there, or that is where the food is, but our two boys can’t stay out. Even barriers can’t slow them down.

All day today, one kid or both would be getting into mischief in the kitchen.

Now that Charlie is walking, this is especially hard to limit where he goes. He tends to do the “just strolling through” walk, as if we are falling for that.

He wants food. He knows where the snack cupboard is and every now and then, he can be found banging on the door like he is at a rally of some kind.

Harry, well he just wants to be where everyone is.