Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas in T.O.

We got home from Toronto yesterday and had a lovely holiday.  We went out for Christmas dinner at a posh golf club, where Rob's grandpa is a long time member.  The food was awesome - I was soooo full when we left!  Loic was a star, as usual, even though he was tired.  He took a catnap during dinner and was a cuddler the rest of the evening.  

Here he is showing off his drinking skills - such a smart boy!  He only gets a sip of water, but loves to drink out of a glass.
Loic and Grandma - I love this photo!  Grandma looked after him a few times when Rob and I went out and he was a very good boy for her.  We are so happy that we got to spend Christmas with Toronto Grandma!  
Loic meeting his first cat, who happens to be one of the friendliest cats that I have ever met.
On our last night in T.O. we went out for a lovely dinner for Rob's birthday.
This photo wasn't taken in Toronto, but in N.Van at the party hosted by my parents on December 23rd.  Look at Loic and Rob - matching sweater vests!  Cute, cute, cute.  Isn't this a nice photo?

I am waiting to be sent some photos from Rob's aunt Tiny and will then add them to the blog!

Erika

No laughing at me!

video

Okay, no laughing at the funny sounds that I am making; focus on the very cute laughing sounds that Loic is making!  And yes, that is Toby you see on the kitchen table at the end of the video!

He found me to be quite entertaining this afternoon :)

Will post Toronto photos soon!

Erika

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sleep please?

Hello from Toronto!

Loic has not slept in the past four nights. The first night, we were out late at a party and he slept in the car then took a while to sleep at home. No biggie. The next night, we flew to Toronto, again he slept in the car and on the plane but took a while to get to bed. The third night, he spent FOUR HOURS giggling before finally going to sleep. Rob and I were now tired. The fourth night (last night) he went to bed at 9:00pm, woke up at 9:45 and then stayed awake until 1:40, only to get up at 6:30! What happened to my little boy who slept for 8-10 hours a night?! We think he has finally started teething so tonight we are going to try to give him some pain medication, to see if that helps...wish us luck. He is drooling and is really knawing on anything he can put in his mouth (he has also tried to knaw on ME while feeding - not fun and not allowed!!).

In other news, he is being a very good boy and while isn't sleeping much, is still his happy little self. I got the hickups while feeding him and he laughed hysterically whenever I hickuped; to date, this has been the funniest thing he has done. We should have taped it but we were laughing too hard!! I have never heard him laugh like this - my hickups must have felt really funny to him.

He was spoiled at Christmas and is still charming everyone he meets. Will post photos once we get home. We had a very fancy dinner at a fancy golf club and he was such a good boy.

Erika

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Teaching a middle aged dog a new trick...

The naughty Tyler! 
These two dogs sure love each other!  

I have finally decided to teach Tyler not to bark and run for the door if someone knocks.  This is a big challenge for a few reasons, but the short story is that he likes to bark and is a big spaz.  So, we will see how it goes!  My plan is to teach him to go and lie down on his bed in the office when someone knocks (I can do this with a clicker quite easily) but the challenge is doing it while holding Loic AND trying to keep Arthur from barking and egging Tyler on!  We will see how it goes.  Next challenge is to teach Arthur not to bark at the door, but I am not as confident that I can teach him not to bark at the door.  He does listen when I am holding the squirt gun, unlike Tyler.  I once soaked Tyler with the water gun and he didn't bat an eye!  Darn water dog :)


Monday, December 21, 2009

Our family photo shoot

I can't post a lot of the photos because some people are getting them for Christmas!  But, here are two of Loic that we really liked. 

What a cute baby!  Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks?!
Haha!  Funny little man :)

The person who did our photo shoot is Scott from www.scottsphotography.ca  
He did a great job and we love the shots of the three of us - I will post them after Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jolly Jumper Fun (again!)

Who would have thought that Tyler would turn out to be such a lovely family dog when we adopted him 6 years ago?!  He loves Loic and Loic thinks that Tyler is pretty darn funny.

Awww.


Loic is really starting to get the hang of his Jolly Jumper.  We usually put him in at before bath time in the evenings and he has started to really jump.  He thinks it is hysterical when Tyler brushes past him, which Tyler does quite often!  



Friday, December 18, 2009

My baby Kangaroo

We had a health scare with Tyler recently, but after spending a small fortune on tests, he is just fine.  We are going to have to keep monitoring his blood work for any changes, but as of now, he is healthy.  What a nice Christmas present for us - we were really worried about our favorite dog (sorry Toby and Arthur!).

Today Loic was tired but wasn't quite ready to nap, so he helped me do some chores!  He really likes to sit and face out, so today we used the sling carrier and he sat like a little kangaroo :)  I usually have him facing in when I use the sling, but this worked well and he liked it a lot.  He napped right away when we were done our chores too, which is always nice.  He even napped through the daily **the-mail-is-here-let's-bark-like-crazy** routine that Tyler and Arthur do 5 days a week.  Sigh.

Please ignore my mismatched fleece pants and pink hoodie...focus on the cute little boy!
Isn't this the cutest little face?!

Last night, we went to Rob's company Christmas Party and my parents looked after Loic for us.  Other than not wanting anything to do with the bottle I left (that breast milk took me quite some time to pump!), he was very good and went to bed easily for my mom.  It was nice to be out and know he was well looked after!  Good baby and thanks a lot to Grandma and Grandpa.  

Sunday, December 13, 2009

World's Largest Snowsuit

The three of us are going to Toronto for Christmas, so I thought I would buy Loic a snowsuit.  Well, here it is!  Rob almost died laughing when we put it on him today - it is a bit big!  

Loic thought it was pretty funny too - mainly because we were both laughing so hard!  
It is good to minus 15 degrees, so hopefully will be good enough for Toronto in a few weeks.

It was Loic's first outing in the snow today which was nice.  He didn't seem to care too much :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

BHA Open House and Odds and Ends

I haven't posted photos in a while, so here are some new ones!  Loic has been growing in leaps and bounds and is such a fun little boy.  

Here he is in his Bumbo Chair!
Isn't this the cutest little bum that you have ever seen?!
This is his snowsuit that he wears to the dog park if it is cold outside; it is very cosy!
Here he is with my mom and I at the BHA open house.  Boy was it ever cold out!  
Loic's first pony ride on muffin!  Not sure he knew what was going on at this point...