Sider Family Blog

Boy (Brad) meets girl (Pam). Boy and girl get married (1999). Boy and girl have a baby (Lily, 2002), and another (Ella, 2005), and another (Abigail, 2008), and another (Levi, 2009). Boy and girl get a dog (Charlie Brown, 2010). Boy and girl and kids and dog live in Toronto. Boy works at Evergreen (Yonge Street Mission). Girl stays at home with the kids and works part-time at Starbucks. And they all live happily ever after...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Parental Leave

We're loving this Parental Leave Brad is on right now.  We've been off together for 2 weeks so far, and are enjoying getting some things done.  Basement Renovation is at the top of the "Honey-Do List".  We're trying to do the renovation ourselves, so we decided to cut the project in half.  This way if we run into any trouble, calling someone in to fix it for us won't be a blow to the bank account.  If things go well, then we'll continue with the rest of the basement.  The "Man Room" and the kids play room are being opened up into one big room.  We figured the kids are only small for a short period of time.  We want a nice, bright, cheery place just for them.  Besides, probably in 5 years the kids will have outgrown the space and we'll change it into one big "Man Room".  Demolition is almost done.  Thanks to Brad's Dad for coming over on Friday to help fill up the garbage bin we had parked in our driveway.

Another benefit to having Brad at home is the extra family time we'll have together.  Here are some pictures of our trip to the park.  With the  warmer weather coming, this won't be our last family outing.