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…

Half Day at the Vancouver Aquarium

I think it was a Christmas gift that my mom got for my wife and I, tickets to the Vancouver Aquarium. Children 3 and Under are free which is an added bonus of course. The Vancouver Aquarium is something that I could also go back to, multiple times a year. There is also something fun…