Monday, October 26, 2009

Ah sleep

Another shot of Loic at the Aquarium, next to the squid info :)  


Last night Loic went to bed at 8:30pm and he got up this am at 8:00, with only two feedings all night!  What a difference from last week, good baby.  Now if we can keep this up, we will be laughing!  
We leave for Hawaii in one week - I am sure Rob is quite ready for a holiday.  Tomorrow the squid gets his first set of vaccines, we are not looking forward to it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Aquarium Visit

Today, for FUD day (Family Unit Day) we went to the Aquarium!  Auntie Jody works there - she has a very cool job.  She gets to work with Fur Seals and Sea Lions.  We also went and toured the rest of the aquarium, which was awesome.  

Here is Aunt Jody with a fur seal pup - they have very big eyes and are quite adorable.
Here is Jody's hand very close to a sea lions mouth.  The sea lions are very interesting, and very large.  They can do all sorts of neat tricks too.  I didn't know that they were pretty easy to spook; at one point they got startled and ran away.  They are pretty big animals to be running around!  
We saw the belugas too - up close!  They came over to say hi, but Loic was asleep at this point.  They seemed as interested in us as we were in them.
Here is a shot of our Squidy next to a squid! :)  He was laughing at Jody at this point.  He had fun today and was actually looking around at things, usually he sleeps though our FUD outings. 
Aunt Jody and Loic after our visit - and after a very messy diaper change, which necessitated a whole new outfit...thank god I know how to pack a diaper bag!  He is becoming a funny little person, he smiled at Jody a lot today and is taking an interest in things around him.  I have so many things to teach him, most of them quite nerdy and science based.  Poor Loic!!  :)


Friday, October 23, 2009

Growth Spurt...

For four nights in a row this week, Loic has decided not to sleep for more than an hour and a half at a time.  Needless to say, this is getting to be a bit tiring!  Everything I have read says that this is because he is going through his 12 week growth spurt.  Last night was better, thank god!

In other news, a good friend of mine had to say good bye to her dog and we are all very sorry for her loss.   It is never easy to say goodbye to our pets and they just sadly don't ever live long enough.

Here is a photo of Loic with his grandpa, taken on Thanksgiving when google wouldn't let me upload any photos.  


Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch!


Today we went to the Pumpking patch, which is by far the best entertainment out there for $3.00.  They have an amazing mixture of things to see, from big dinosaurs, to creepy elves, to fish, to giant bunnies, emus and a fat beagle.  We had a great time but are not totally sure Loic appreciated all of the fantastic things to see.  Next year he will though!  Here are some photos from the big day.
This is the three of us in front of one of the many wagons full of pumpkins.  They are for sale, but we didn't get one this year.  
You could pose your kids as all sorts of things.  We chose to make Loic look like this lovely turkey hen.  Poor kid.
This is Rob and Loic inside of a giant bee hive!
Here we are standing in front of the Emus.  I never knew that Emus were such an important part of Halloween!
Here we are next to some creepy elves.  This place would be so creepy at night!
Loic and Rob next to a few of the dinosaurs, who were all standing next to pumpkins.  Not sure if pumpkins were around during the time of the dinosaurs, but we will wait a few years before explaining evolution to the baby.
Here was the Wizard of Oz exhibit (of course) with a very frightening looking Tin man.
Cute, cute, cute baby.
And the very traditional Halloween teepee.  
Here are some of the Giant bunnies - they are bigger than Toby!!  Too cool.

All in all, we had a great day!

Thanksgiving weekend

We had a very busy Thanksgiving weekend.  Rob built some stairs for my parents and we had dinner at Dave and Linda's house, which was lovely.  As usual, Loic was a very good boy.

Blogspot not letting me upload any images...will have to try again later, when we get home from the pumpkin patch!!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

First Laugh!

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Loic has tried to laugh for a few days now, but he hasn't been able to quite get it.  Enter Amelia - she got him to laugh today!  Loic seems drawn to kids; he was really happy to see Ezra and was obviously thrilled with Amelia.
We had a lovely visit today and were able to sit out in the sun, which was good because there were 5 dogs here today!  

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cute pj's!

We are dog walking Peyton (pug x boston) for two weeks.  She is a doll and sits on the front with Toby when we go out :)
Here is Loic in his pj's!  They are ADORABLE and are from our friend Heather.  Loic slept for 5 hours straight last night for the first time, ever!  Now that was just lovely.  Good boy, keep it up!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dinner with Erin's family!

We had a lovely dinner at Erin's parents' house last week.  She has gone back to London; her visits are never long enough!

First a shot of Grandam cuddling with Loic AND Arthur!
Dave with a sound asleep baby on his arm :)
Uncle Ryan and Loic.
Linda with a very sleepy and happy baby!

In dog news, we were at a trial today.  Tyler and Toby each ran two standard runs - Toby in masters and Tyler in advanced.  Tyler has been trying for YEARS to get his last Advanced standard leg, but it just isn't happening.  Today he spent a good 30 seconds on the table, barking at me...no Q there.  Toby was good, just not clean.  Next trial - end of the month.