Welcome to my blog! I'm pleased to be participating in
The Great Canadian Blog Bash!
Elijah waiting for the Olympic Torch Feb 2010
Stompin' Tom Connors (of "The Hockey Song" fame) wrote this song "Name the Capital". The video is like a cross-country road trip of cities across Canada from west to east (although the three territories in the north aren't mentioned). Desiree got an excellent mark in Grade 2 Socials Studies because she used this song to learn all the capital cities.
The song was written in 1972, but one photograph in the video shows the start of game two of the 1992 World Series where the U.S. military honor guards displayed the Canadian flag upside down during the signing of the national anthems. We're Canadian so we forgive them.
In 1999 the Northwest Territories became two separate territories -- the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. It was news to me that there had been talk of re-naming the Northwest Territories and that the name "Bob" was at the top of the polls. We Canadians are nothing, if not funny...
For those that are new to my blog... I'm Chelsey
-- an elementary teacher turned stay at home mom
who loves all things childish.
I love God and I'm proud to be a Canadian.
Ernie and I have been married for nearly 14 years. Ernie had a stroke 5 years ago that has left him permanently disabled due to cognitive symptoms so life for us is complicated and stressful much of the time. When times are good we love spending time together as a family -- having fun and making memories...
I enjoy learning and helping my kids learn in fun and creative ways.
We are often reading, singing, biking, watching movies, climbing trees and making crafts together.
Desiree (7) is a budding author -- she writes books and diary entries in bed at night when other children in our time zone are fast asleep.
Elijah (5) is an actor in the making -- he has lately taken to wearing his Superman pajama top in public and making a curl in the middle of his forehead.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!
And, of course, Happy Independence Day to my American friends too...
~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~