Friday, December 29, 2006

Winter Wonderland

Today we headed out into the snow for some winter hiking (snowshoeing). Everyone had a good time though Kale and Umpa weren't up for the second round so we headed down the hill for a nice nap while the others continued hiking in a snow downpour.

Be sure and check the archives...

There has been a posting frenzy onto the blog today and yesterday so please read back through November and December on the archives to see all of the posts and pictures. We contracted an invasive computer virus that Keva finally put to rest (now that he had some free time on his Christmas break) and I haven't really been able to post since early early November so it was nice to catch up to the almost present.

Hope everyone had a lovely lovely holiday and is enjoying the last few days of 2006.


Molly Keva & Kale

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Robyn & Ryan

The newly engaged couple arrived today and we had a quiet day at home, chatting and taking down the Christmas Tree.

Kale playing with his Christmas present from Auntie Robyn.

Robyn stacking up all of the tree ornaments and getting them ready for their annual trip into the Christmas box.

Monday, December 25, 2006

The Cousins on Christmas

I love you Cousin Rod!

Elena carries the matching boys.

Sitting down to supper.

Merry Christmas!

The untouched pile with Rod waiting very patiently.

The last stocking (with lots of help from the boys who were ready to start with the presents).

And the great unwrapping commences. We only made it a third of the way through before we needed to break for breakfast and Rod had to be patient all over again. Kale had a fabulous time watching us unwrap (especially Rod) and trying to play with all of Rod's new toys. He is in love with his cousin and is constantly running up to him and giving him hugs. Rod seems to like Kale as well and the two have been romping together all day.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve Day

The family arrived safe and sound yesterday! When they arrived Keva was scrubbing the bathroom and Kale and I were in there watching, unfortunately that meant we couldn't
hear the doorbell so were in our yard for 20 minutes before we finally noticed them. I felt a bit guilty but it meant they had gotten rid of their car legs and were ready to socialize with us over drinks. For Christmas Eve day we decided to take the Sky Train downtown and then walk to Stanley Park and the Aquarium.

Here are Mom and Kim on the Train, Rod was in the picture I imagined but jumped up just as the camera clicked.

Here is Elena in front of the downtown EA. Keva will take her on a tour of the Burnaby campus on Boxing Day.

We had a great walk and aquarium visit but then it started pouring, we figured out the bus and made it to downtown and even made it into a restaurant before anyone melted. (It was a close call.) The food and wine helped us warm up and get prepared for a return to the rain. We enjoyed a hearty Indian Supper as our Christmas Eve fare and will retire early to await a certain midnight visitor.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

2 on 1

Yet Kale still manages to have the advantage. It sure looks like he is sitting on top of Belle in this picture but I am pretty sure they were just cozy against one another in the 3D world. Kale had lifted both ferrets onto the chair and then asked me to put him up there as well.

Happy Solstice to you and yours. We are celebrating the return of the sun as well as lighting the Hanukkah candles this evening over a big platter of LATKES (yum).

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Rocking Footstool

Kale figured out that if he flips the footstool upside down he can climb inside and rock himself back and forth. There is a little bit of self satisfaction in this grin.

We are busy getting the house ready for the onslaught of holiday visitors. My entire family is arriving on Saturday near dinner time and Keva's sister and her love are coming next week so the house will be full of family. I was nervous about all of the details several weeks ago but am feeling relaxed about it now. Maybe I have just accepted that the house won't be impeccable but we will still have a great time.

Monday, December 18, 2006

First Chocolate

I was eating a chocolate bar and Kale filched a square.

He liked it.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

More Snow

I couldn't believe it when I woke up to pee last night and it was snowing (AGAIN). But luckily there were only 2 inches which turned out to be about perfect for Kale. He didn't love the two feet but he enjoyed walking around in this snow and watching it smoooosh under his feet.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Rain Boots

Kale has always had a thing for shoes but it has gone beyond fascination to utter love with his rain boots.

He wears them in the living room while playing.

He even seeks them out while naked.

Or cuddling with Dad.

Did you want a ferret Mum?

Kale loves the fact that he can catch the ferrets now and spends their entire play time chasing, catching and bringing them to us. Luckily he is being gentle and the ferrets and surviving this current adventure.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Nap Time

Kale went down for his nap in the midst of the laundry pile today. I had been planning on folding the laundry during nap time but I sure didn't mind having an extra bit of time to work on my knitting.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

fa la la la la la la la la

Kale is loving the tree in the middle of the living room.

Though I must admit the arm reaching up would much rather remove ornaments from the tree than put them up. I think the Christmas tree is going to be plucked clean by Kale and the ferrets if we don't keep an eye on it.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Baby Spaghetti

Just because he is gluten free doesn't mean Kale doesn't get to enjoy the joys of spaghetti and we as parents get the obligatory spaghetti face pictures.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Joy and Jubilation

Look Ma I found a box.

and it is greaaaat.