Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

a puppy for max

I remember saying that I didn't want a lot of toys taking over our house, particularly toys that are loud and sing grating little tunes that become ingrained instantly and play over, and over, and over again in your head...well friends, I will admit that while this new toy is exactly 'all of the above' it doesn't matter when you get a reaction like this.
Oh how we love our little man!

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

a little too quiet

Oh nap time, how I love you in the middle of our day. This is my time, an opportunity to tidy up, prep dinner and maybe even flick through a magazine and write an email or two. Our house feels cozy and hushed for this hour. Today, however, things felt just a little too quiet, a little too quickly so I had a peek to make sure all was well with Max in his little nest...

Busted! Sitting up no less! He burst into a fit of giggles as soon as he was discovered.

Can you see the mischief in his eyes?

After a few more giggles, I managed to settle him and get him lying back down again - this is how I left him...

...I was convinced that my hour would soon be up and there may not be an afternoon nap in store for us today. After a few minutes though I went back up, peeked in the door and phew! he was fast asleep.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

month 8...just a day late!

Here we go again...another month down - holy. We were much too busy for blogging yesterday - here is a little glimpse of what Max was up to on his 8 month Birthday.

A car ride...
hide...

and seek!


Home again, practicing crawling techniques.


Reading.


Playing. Wait a second, that camera looks much more interesting...


just about got it...


On to a new game! I can see that this bin is going to be very handy...not too much mischief in here!


This little man is getting busy - let me tell you! We are looking forward to seeing him crawling for the first time...but really, not in a huge hurry for this folks! We will have to make a mad dash to Toys R' Us for baby gates when the time comes...oy. Teeth have yet to surface, maybe we will see little fangs on Halloween! Speaking of Halloween, we are looking forward to celebrating this holiday with a little one and maybe, just maybe, Carmon and I will have costumes this year so stay tuned!
Enjoy this beautiful, colorful autumn everyone!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

it's frustrating figuring out this crawling thing

Every time we put Max down for a nap he tends not to fall asleep right away but rather practices his crawling. We love to peek in and watch him usually without him knowing we are there, but when he does see that we are watching, he loves the audience and starts laughing and putting on a show.
Bad camera angle...head tilting is required to view this one!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Daddy's Home!


Am I ever glad to have my hubby home again! Carmon was in Alberta for 2 weeks helping his family with Harvest. Max and I certainly missed him!


Max and I had a few days on our own and then my mom came for 10 days - it was just great to have her here again. As always my mom was totally on board with projects and boy, do we always seem to have projects! um, like the roman blind for the bathroom that she made last time, that still was not hung up...oops! Mom whipped up some very cute floor pillows for Max's play area and completed 5 more roman blinds - amazing!


We also went and cheered on my friend Jackie, at the Toronto Lakefront Marathon last weekend - it was such fun to see all of the athletes accomplish such an amazing feat - 42 km people! It really inspired me and maybe next year I will be running instead of spectating...we'll see.


Carmon and Max hung out for most of the day today as I had to sneak away for a few hours and boy did they make a mess!


We have a busy weekend ahead with swim lessons, brunch and a walk in Trinity Park with my friend Kathleen and her new puppy Moo. Have a great blustery, fall weekend everyone!