Wednesday 15 April 2020


Hello Mikaela!

How are you doing?

Are you six years old already?


The days sure go fast!

Can I just tell you one thing though?

A little bit of Uncle Mike advice?

Take your time and enjoy growing up.

You'll meet all kinds of people.

And do all kinds of exciting things.

And dear Mikaela, you might be in a hurry to grow up.

I know I was.

So was your mom.

And probably your dad.

(I didn't know him when he was six years old though. So I can't be sure ha ha)

But I know Auntie Shawna was in a hurry too.

And you know what?

Now all of us are all MUCH older than six.

And sometimes we all wish we could go back to being six.

So  we could enjoy life as much as you do Mikaela!

You are sweet.

You are helpful.

And you are kind.

Those are three things that will take you far as you go through life.

Grandpa Paul told me he likes talking to you because you keep him on his toes!

And I know that Grandma Annie would be proud of you, young lady!

We all are so proud of you! And we love you so much!

Take your time and enjoy being six.

Happy Birthday Mikaela!

I love you.

Uncle Mike

Monday 13 April 2020

Happy Easter Penelope And Mikaela!

Happy Easter Penelope and Mikaela!

You look very stylish in your dresses!

And you sure look like you had fun!

Especially with the bunny pancakes!

I know Grandma Annie would be so proud of you two!

I know you guys are living through a confusing time right now.

You can't go to school.

And you have to stay home.

Staying home from school might sound like fun for a while.

But you also can't get together with your friends right now.

Because there are many many people who are sick right now.

All over the world, and including Calgary and Edmonton.

And all over Canada too.

But there are two things we can do to help the sick people in Canada and Calgary and Edmonton get better.

We can stay home.

And we can wash our hands whenever we think of it.

I know that sounds pretty silly, you guys.

But it really does work!

For you guys.

For your mom and dad.

Even for your Uncle Mike and Auntie Shawna!

So we can all do that, can't we?

I know your mom and dad have lots of fun stuff planned for you guys!

So have fun, and we'll see you when we can all visit again!

I love you Penelope and Mikaela!

Happy Easter!

Uncle Mike