Sunday, November 29, 2009

A very busy weekend!

Last Friday, Loic and I went for a visit at Maplewood Farm, which was lovely.  It was just the two of us, so I didn't take any pictures, but he liked looking at the chickens :)  It is going to be so much fun visiting there as he gets older and starts to take more interest in the animals!

We then went and visited my office, which was also really nice.  I really enjoy the people I work with and know that it will be nice to be working with such great people when I go back next summer.  

We had friends over for dinner on Saturday night and we did a family photo shoot on Saturday!  We can't wait to see how our photos turned out.

Today, I rode Jeff for the first time in over a year...I am going to be sore tomorrow!  Rob and I and the squid then took the dogs out for a hike, which meant that we came home with three very muddy dogs!  Thank god for the outdoor dogwash Rob installed, that thing is a life saver!

Will have new photos this week,


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Aunt Jody

Here is a cute photo from our dog walk with Jody this week.  Loic sure likes his Aunt Jody!  And she is very good with him - even when he tries to pee on her when she is changing him!  

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jolly Jumper Fun

We sure love our Jolly Jumper time!  We put Loic in his jolly jumper in the evenings, after Rob and I have dinner.  He has been in it a few times now and is starting to get the hang of it; at first all he did was slowly rotate, but now he is actually starting to jump up and down a little bit.   Very entertaining.
What a funny face!  He concentrates very hard in his jolly jumper :)  And has to deal with Tyler walking in and out of the room at the same time!
What a big boy riding on his Dad's shoulders!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hike with Aunt Jody

Today we went for a lovely hike with Aunt Jody, Abby and Ryan.  Tyler and Toby had a great time, even though Tyler was quite naughty at one point!!

Being lazy here - check out the photos on Jody's blog at

Jody took some great photos today!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

A kitchen full of ... cacti?

My brother is going away for two months and is then moving, so he asked me to cactus sit for him.  No problem I say, how much room do they need?  A south facing window, five feet long, he says.  We neglected to discuss how WIDE this window needs to be and I am now the proud guarding of 21 cacti...
I am happy to care for them, but am at a bit of a loss as to where to put 5 of them (the other 16 have window access) and some are downright ugly (sorry Ryan!)  

Check out the large odd looking one on the right - what the heck is it?!


We met Santa today!

All together now:  Awwwww!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dogs and the Squid

I wish this shot was a bit clearer, it is very cute!
Toby and Tyler have very different approaches to being big brothers.  Toby likes Loic, but from a bit of a distance.
Tyler would like to be near the baby at all times and likes nothing more than to lick his head!  Loic doesn't seem to mind :)

I have a shot of Arthur and Loic somewhere - Arthur doesn't seem to notice the baby but is a good boy around him.

13 lbs

Loic weighed in at 13 pounds yesterday!  We weighed him while we are the Dr. to get our H1N1 shots.  My arm is sore today, but Rob is fine.  Go figure - I am the one who has to hold and nurse the baby all day with a sore arm! :)
We went to Mother Goose today and had a good time; Loic sure likes looking at all of the other babies in class.  

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New chair, puppy and baby photos

This is Loic in his dog-walking outfit - very cosy, I wouldn't mind a full body fleece suit!  Tyler now knows that when we put the baby in this outfit, we are going to the park, smart dog.
Here is Loic with Jody, Wendy and Faren's new puppy Beezer.  Too cute!  
Happy boy in his Bumbo chair!!  

Sunday, November 15, 2009


So many friends of mine have lost loved ones in the past few months: Julia, Faren, Deb and Jessica.  My heart goes out to all of them.

In H1N1 news, our doctor had to deliver a baby on Friday, so we are now getting our shots this week instead, on Tuesday afternoon.  I haven't read about any major side effects, so am not too worried.   We are going to weight the squid on Tuesday as well, I am curious to see how big he is!  He grows out of clothes in about a week.  He sure is a happy kid - today we went for a dog walk in the pouring rain, watched a movie and went grocery shopping and he happily joined in.  We carry him in his baby bijorn facing out now, which he loves because he can watch everything around him.  Such a good baby.  He is starting to take two naps a day now, which is good, and sleeps for about 11-12 hours each night (he still gets up 1-3 times a night to eat, but is good about going right back to sleep).


Friday, November 13, 2009

H1N1 shot and odds and ends

Rob and I are going to get the H1N1 shot this afternoon.  We decided to get the shot because Loic is too little to get it, and we want to reduce the chances of us bringing it home to him.  It would be bad if he got the flu because he is so young.  I have never gotten a flu shot but feel that it is important to get it to help keep the squid healthy.

In nap news, today is a good nap day - he has been asleep for an hour and a half now!  Yesterday we struggled though nap time, a lot of waking up, feeding, napping and repeat, but today is better.  Last night he slept from 9:00pm-8:00am with only one feeding in between!  Yipee!  That was almost like a real nights sleep for me!  Go squidy go.

When I nurse Loic to sleep, he does the cutest thing.  He always smiles a few minutes after he falls asleep, in his sleep.  Too darned cute for words.

This morning we went to visit our friend Julia and her 9 GSD puppies!  They are pretty cute.  Loic had a good time smiling at Julia, but am not sure if he noticed the puppies :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hawaii photos part 2

Family portrait - minus grandpa (I think he was still snorkeling).
Here we are at the boardwalk to nowhere.  
Our little family!
The squid asleep on Rob's chest.
Last but not least, two boys in a tub!  Rob said it was ok to put this up on the blog.  I figure that I will show all of Loic's girlfriends this photo one day!

Hawaii photos

As promised!  I am going to post the photos in a few posts, to make it easier for blogspot.
Mom and Grandma with Loic in the pool.  He liked to get his legs wet.
After dinner one evening, sitting with Grandpa.
Sitting with Grandma at our snorkeling beach - Rob and I got up close to a very large sea turtle here!  
Sunglass wearing baby :)


Photos to come soon, I promise!

We just got home from our first family vacation to Hawaii!  We were there for my Dad's 60th birthday as well as my 29th birthday.  We had a great time and the squid was a good boy.  While we all know that I am not a good flyer (very nervous, hate turbulence) Loic was a good baby on both plane rides.  Thank god for Rob - he held the baby when I needed to quietly panic and stare out the window...

While we were away Loic learned how to roll onto his tummy!  He likes to do it, but then gets stuck and needs help to flip back to his back!  Funny boy.  We can tell already, he is going to be BUSY!  We are going to get him a jolly jumper soon, should be hilarious.

Off to work on the photos.