High Park Home Daycare Blog Posts

  • Visit to Fire Station 423!
    on Aug 25, 2016
    We took another trip to the local fire station on Monday. The last time we went was during the March Break. Drew was away with his family at that time, and missed our trip. Since then, fire trucks have become one of his favourite things ever. He call...
  • Blue Skies
    on Jul 28, 2016
    Oh how quickly the pictures do add up, when you are a compulsive photographer!So these were taken a couple of weeks ago, when Amadea and Marcellus's parents had us over for some more gardening. The last time, they had helped the kids to plant. This t...
  • Summer Spirit
    on Jul 15, 2016
    We made a trip to the Toronto Public Library last week, specifically to get the Summer Reading Club booklets for Noah, Leila, and Amadea.Marcellus absolutely loved the library.Though pictured quietly reading here, most of the time he was exuberantly...
  • Sunnyside Beach
    on Jul 7, 2016
    Because of the extremely high temperatures yesterday, I decided to take the kids to Sunnyside Beach. Usually, it's a little cooler by the water. On this day though, it was exactly the same. We made sure to keep ourselves cool with the lake water and...
  • Bubbles
    on Jun 17, 2016
    We took a trip to No Frills this week to get both instant coffee and freezies; I know, an odd combinationThe kids are always climbing and exploring as we walk.Leila was scared to balance on the edge of the planter box alone, so Amadea, being a true f...
  • Marcellus Turns 1!
    on Jun 15, 2016
    Keele Street Public School Fun Fair: 2016 = AWESOME.These photos make me smile. This group has become family to me. And they are all ridiculously cute. :)The kids pose, while waiting in line for their wrist bands. They are ready for a fun time togeth...
  • Our New Group!
    on May 13, 2016
    Pinch me - am I dreaming? Or are we finally out of snow suit season?! Yessss! Maryam was having so much fun on the swings, I tried to capture a few shots of it. They didn't quite work out the way I thought they might, but they are artsy anyway,...
  • Rainbows
    on May 4, 2016
    We did finger painting last week. Drew is learning how to paint, but still seems a little bewildered at the point of it. Why get your hands all messy if you're not going to eat it?!Drew is motoring around outside these days. Boy, is he going to have...
  • Disney World Trip 2016
    on Apr 28, 2016
    Okay, so here's the abridged version of our trip. It's long. But if you knew how many pictures I actually had, you'd thank me for this. Walt Disney World 2016. We did it. We went full force. We knew we were only going to do this once (unless we becom...
  • Easter Activities
    on Mar 24, 2016
    We dyed a ton of eggs on Friday! It really was a good idea to do such a large amount, because now we don't care if one breaks here and there.Leila takes her work very seriously.I thought Maryam, being only 2, would break quite a few eggs during this...
  • Baby Steps
    on Mar 11, 2016
    This week, (and I presume for many weeks to come), it has been all about water and mud. Seeing kids get messy makes me very happy. Leila is still resisting it. With enough encouragement though, I hope to help her one day embrace her inner mud pr...
  • Soul Food
    on Mar 4, 2016
    Here is the gang on a very chilly, windy, snowy day. It was Tuesday, actually, you know, the day of THE GREAT STORM of 2016....which didn't really result in all that much snow.This little snuggle bug was sick again this week. It's been a rough 2016 f...
  • Fruit Loops
    on Feb 26, 2016
    There was a party going on at the Annette Street Library Drop-In on Monday! They were celebrating Black History month with great tunes!Leila got right into the groove.The music being played was accompanied by a man from St. Kitts, playing a steel dru...
  • Hooray for Snow!
    on Feb 19, 2016
    Well, the Valentine's party has come and gone, so now the streamers are fair game. Drew had fun shredding them. It's a great stress relief. ;)We were thrilled to get more snow this week!We brought our shovels out...Made snow angels......and made a li...
  • Getting Messy
    on Feb 4, 2016
    Caught your attention with that crazy photo? Let's move on.We met Thomas at the skating rink, excited to encourage him on his first ever time on the ice. Well, guess what? He was going on his own within the first 5 minutes! We were all blown away! Go...
  • Birthday Bash Times 2!
    on Jan 29, 2016
    Drew sat with the big girls in the big wagon this week, with a seat belt on. These pics make me giggle. So cute.These pics were taken on his first birthday. You heard right: this little guy is officially 1 year old! We went to the library drop-in and...
  • Pajama Day
    on Jan 15, 2016
    Winter is an especially great time to head to drop-in centres. This past Monday, we visited the drop-in at Annette Street Public Library.Painting, play dough, and snack! Even Drew sat at the snack table (assisted).Then it was time for music circle. M...
  • Sharing Toys
    on Jan 8, 2016
    Leila has been excited to show and share her new Christmas toys. This was the top thing on her list, which she requested and received from Santa: The Barbie Car Wash.Leila wasn't all that interested in putting the stickers on the car, but Dea sure wa...
  • Ring Around the Rosie
    on Dec 14, 2015
    We made a Menorah using a paper plate, a toilet paper roll, a paper towel roll, and lots of tape. I used a pen to poke holes in the top for the "candles" (which were actually straws with red flames taped to the end).The kids helped to decorate it. Th...
  • Tents and Trains
    on Nov 23, 2015
    Choo choo! We made an awesome train with the dining room chairs last week.Marcus had just discovered the measuring cups at the back of the kitchen drawer that he's allowed to rummage through, so that was a hot item for him at that moment. He had to b...
Close