My little artist

Brandon loves to draw and man he’s gotten so good as he’s grown older!

I preferred the pencil sketch and the brontosaurus had some finer details before he coloured it in but ya, my little Picasso and I love all of his work.

We see you

Hmm it’s been a week since my last post, I haven’t been particularly busy but I guess I didn’t have time to blog.  Anyway on Wednesday John my neighbor shared some disturbing images with me, a friend of his down the street told him to share that someone was snooping around their house.

This was done last Monday at 1pm, not surprised as during the weekday from 10am-3pm is typically when most break ins happen, anyway the police were called and while they couldn’t really do anything, they let the homeowner know that this person is known to them and has broken into houses in the past in the area.  There was a get out the word campaign so I told some friends around the area too.

It’s one of my biggest fears considering what type of hobbies I have, I’ve bolted my cabinets to the wall and secured my stuff the best I can but I guess one can never be too vigilant.  Going to be upgrading security around the house, lol I’ll blog about that when it’s done. 🙂

A long time…

Today my father came over, I was a bit nervous as it’s been a while since we’ve talked and it was good to see him.  Maggie, Brandon and Slinky were good, we went for dim sum then came home to chat for a bit.  We have a lot to catch up on and I hope that this is a good sign of things to come.

He left around 2 or 3pm I think then we hung around the house the rest of the day.  Over the weekend Brandon and I have been playing this new Pokemon game (god I don’t even like Pokemon), I think it’s unlicensed, anyway it’s called Monster Manual and it’s pretty fun.

He’s playing on my work phone, anyway it’s mainly battling we can’t really do co-op yet but I created a guild and hope to be able to play with him somehow.  Back to work tomorrow, it was relaxing but tiring too.

It’s pretty

This morning my sisters, little Georgia, Imran and my mom came over, in the summer we’ll be taking a Mediterranean cruise together and we were finalizing details on where we’re staying when we fly into Rome at the end of June.  Didn’t mean to go to Italy again but the ship’s port is around the city so that’s fine I loved the place. 🙂  They didn’t stay too long but I did have a lot of fun playing with the baby, I miss holding kids that size.

Everyone left around lunch time and then Maggie took Brandon to play badminton so I hung around the house and decided to take some pictures of my 5.56×45 ammo, why I dunno for fun.

The partially filled case has 62gr Federal “Green Tip” or M855 ammo while while the rest is 55gr XM193.  I don’t carry the heavy metal cases with me, the small plastic case with 55gr ammo is typically what I bring to the range.  It looks like a lot but when you go through ~400 rounds per trip, it goes pretty quickly so I buy as much as I can when it’s on sale. 🙂  Maggie complains but I tell her it doesn’t go bad and lasts forever, I’ll shoot it so I’m saving money in the long run but she doesn’t get it for some reason lol…

Tomorrow is going to be cold too and we’re going out for lunch with my father.

Got to love Canadian weather…

This week’s pretty cold and then I read this…

The weather may have warmed up slightly in recent days, but get ready for another deep freeze.

On top of the continued City of Toronto cold weather alert in place since Christmas Day, Environment Canada issued a weather statement Wednesday warning of a “cold snap” expected Thursday through Saturday.

“Extreme cold warning criteria of -30 C is expected to be met in many places Thursday night into Friday and again Friday night into Saturday,” the statement said.

Source: Toronto Star

LOL it got warmer?  It’s been pretty solidly cold since uh last Wednesday, I dress for the weather and am not afraid of the cold so it doesn’t bother me much but yeah this has been a pretty cold winter, at least compared to last year.

13 years

So today will mark 13 years that Maggie and I have been married and I can’t believe how quickly time has passed!  We’ve built a wonderful life together and have an awesome little boy in Brandon, I’d say our family is great.  I’m a happy man, thankful to have Maggie and look forward to what the future brings. 🙂

Happy new year!

2017 was good for the Sun family and I hope that 2018 continues that trend.  As I reflect on what was done last year it can’t help but bring a smile to my face, the world may be a more dangerous place but my life personally is the best that it’s ever been and I’m thankful.  It just wouldn’t be the same without Maggie or Brandon and I’m blessed (funny I say that I am not religious) to have them.

All the best to you and yours in 2018!

AR family

So today in Toronto it’s very cold (-20c brr) and while Maggie is working on some stuff and Brandon is playing upstairs I took a picture of my AR family. 😉

My ever trusty Norinco CQ-A, the Daniel Defense MK18 and an Aero Precision CQBR, all chambered in 5.56×45.  I don’t shoot the Norinco much anymore, the DD MK18 is my primary long arm but I’ll be running the Aero Precision CQBR quite a bit, it’s custom built and I want to ensure all the bugs have been worked out.  I’ve already put ~400 rounds through it and will be using it in a few classes this year for sure.

I’m itching to go to the range but the forecast kind of sucks and the weather looks to be very cold for the next few weeks…

Holidays with the mom’s side

Last night we met up with my mom’s side of the family to celebrate xmas and it’s always good to see them too.  We went to Sushi Legend on I think Brimley north of Sheppard so it was a quick drive for me, I picked up my mom and Lee (Emily’s son who slept over at Aunt Chrissie’s home) then went by.  Jashen’s son Emmett is a couple of months older than Georgia but man looks so much more mature!

Anyway it was a great time and I do wish I spent more time with my cousin’s and their families as they’re great people. 🙂

ROM and I’m a sucker

Yesterday we went to the ROM, it’s also an annual tradition and something that Brandon always enjoys.

Little children are so curious about the world and I do my best to help Brandon fulfill his quest for knowledge. 🙂  He’s maturing, this year we went through the typical kid exhibits and saw some history that doesn’t involve animals or dinosaurs lol.  He enjoyed the European knights, looking at the swords and armor, I get it it’s pretty damn cool.

We left just after lunch time, had pho for lunch then hung around the house for the rest of the day.  It’s too damn cold out right now (-15c on average) otherwise we’d go tobogganing again so we just had to entertain ourselves.

Today we played at home for much of the day then my mom picked him up after 2pm so he could spend the night there.

Maggie and I went for dinner and saw the new Star Wars movie, why because I’m a sucker for punishment.  I mean at least this time the story is more original (the last one was a rip off of number 4) but man are there a ton of plot holes and stuff that just doesn’t make sense.  And I’m not even talking about the bad science stuff that always drives me nuts.

Yeah I’ll see the last one but from an entertainment point of view it’s good but the lack of plot or character development is really annoying.