Happy Canada Day

While there were many parties and community activities to mark the day, we spent the holiday together as a family quietly in our own small town.



A quiet breakfast of cereal, fruit and a glass of milk. Sometimes he’s very talkative at dinner, but at breakfast he’s always quiet. Contemplating his day perhaps.


Yay! He’s not wearing a diaper! He actually made it the whole day in underwear including staying dry through two naps and out for a picnic lunch in the park overlooking the ocean.

When he got up from his afternoon nap, Anthony had this waiting for him.


He loved it.


Our big country is only 146 years old. A tiny blip compared to others. We are thankful to be together and live in such a peaceful, beautiful part of the world. Reading Children of the World has given Anthony new insight into just how lucky we are.


3 Replies to “Happy Canada Day”

  1. Dear Beth, I hope you will still read this comment. I would like to ask you if you would recommend the book “Children of the world” as a book to be sent to my sponsor child in India. He is going to be 13 this summer but I do not know how is his English. I would like to send him a book, maybe some kind of atlas, something that shows him the world but I do not know any in English

    1. Children of the World is a beautiful book. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to have a deeper understanding of the world’s countries and cultures. However, if you are looking for an atlas/world map I would suggest that there are many wonderful children’s atlas’ out there with mostly pictures and sparse simple text. National Geographic has some particularly good ones.

      1. Thank you very much! I would like to send him a book about how children live around the world but was afraid that the level of English might make it difficult for him. Thus my second idea was an atlas. Will get this book in any case and might check out NG atlases. Here there are only Spanish ones and I would like to send him something in English.

        Thank you again! Edit

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