Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Putting on Pants = Serious business

This is what passes in our household as a learning activity - putting on our own pants. Excuse the poor video quality as I took it on my phone and am not the steadiest person.  We have now reached the stage where R. wants to do more things by herself, you should have seen her trying to put on her own (cloth) diaper :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

If you're happy and you know it....

Ok, so it has been nearly a year since I last posted anything on this site. I can't say that I will be posting anything too intellectually stimulating as my brain still has not fully recovered from the coming of Reed. But I thought that this was just too cute not to share (and I have to start somewhere - right???). We have a little clapping bean on our hands, and when I think back to how small and non-moving she was nine months ago, I am nothing short of amazed at the transformation.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shots of Summer

Hi Everyone,

We have been keeping pretty busy what with the move at the start of the month and then two weekend trips away - one to Kelowna to visit my mom and Wayne and one to Harrison Hot Springs Resort with Ben's parents. Ben and his mom did a "first" triathlon together and they both did great - Ben finished 1st overall and his mom was first in her age group (I'm just impressed they both completed it). Of course, we've been trying to fit in a few visits to see our newest niece and to hang out with our other nieces and nephew. Here are a few shots from our summer so far!

Miss you all,

Jake at Ben's mom's birthday party at the end of May

One of my naps on the couch, note the interesting pose

My sister and Kiley - lots of smiles!

Grandpa Tom and Kiley in her snuggly.

Amy's birthday hula hoop at Spanish Banks beach (this
was in June and it was cold).

Ben and his mom ready to start the Triathlon.

Emerging from the cold water

At the transition point between biking and running - he was in second at this point.

And the winner is....

Other people from Ben's lab did the race too!

Walking along the lake shore

Dinner at the resort restaurant, complete with four-piece band, and dance floor. The whole resort reminded me of the film "Dirty Dancing" minus all the nasty bits.

Another day, another shot with Grandpa.

Lazing around with Dad.

Here is a primo belly shot - 3 weeks to go and still playing badminton (albeit somewhat lazily).

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Hi All!

Summer is just around the corner but it doesn't really feel like it's here yet. Well, ok, yesterday and today have been pretty nice but we have been experiencing a lot of grey days, which to be honest don't always make me want to get out of bed.

This weekend is Father's Day in Canada so we're spending some time with our Dads and also celebrating our niece's 5th birthday. We also have to go to a pool party at Ben's boss' house but I have to admit that I'm not sure I'm going to be parading around in my bathing suit at this pool party (or even getting in the water at all). My belly has grown substantially in the last few weeks and I'm starting to feel like I'm carrying around a watermelon.

We recently went to Victoria on Vancouver Island for a weekend away. We had fantastic weather and were able to enjoy walking around downtown Victoria and just chilling. We also spent some time with Ben's family (most of whom live on the Island) and Ben managed to squeeze in some late night trout fishing with his cousin.

Here are a few shots of our spring:

I hope you are all doing well. We miss you!