Monday, January 29, 2007

Uh Oh

Its the word of the week folks and you can't drop something without hearing it.




Keva thinks its adorable, I hear it all day so the cuteness has worn off a little but it still makes me smile.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Granville Island Birds

Better than lunch, better than a play gym and way better than the back yard.



and more Birds


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mr. Potato

Well actually it is R2 Potatwo. Iain brought this back for Kale (well actually Keva but Kale seems to really enjoy it) after Christmas. Now we need to track down Darth Tater so Keva has one too.


Boo has a great love of stuffed animals and steals them any chance she gets. Kale didn't use to care until he figured out that if he grabbed the animal she was running away with and she wouldn't let go. Now he likes to drag her around by a stuffed animal. Kale even pushes stuffed animals into her mouth to try and get her to play the game.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Beyond MAMA, DADA and BABY, which he figured out well before the one year mark Kale didn't seem to be much into verbal communication. (Keva swears Kale says HISH for fish but I have never heard it so can't attest to it). Sure he said MILK twice but they were separated by a week and we couldn't get him to repeat it after that. But both Keva and I heard it so it is listed as a spoken word.

For the past few weeks Kale has been saying CAAAT and CAAAW (hard to distinguish) the first for all furry moving critters (ferrets, dogs, cats and the like) with the second being aimed at birds (we do have blackbirds in the neighborhood). He even will say it when we hears the birds outside the window without seeing them.

Two weeks ago he started mimicking sounds. He wouldn't do it every day but he would have days where it felt like he was trying to repeat a lot of the words we were saying. He hadn't ever done that before so I thought it was promising.

This week he has been articulating words a bit more. When he is done eating we ask him if he is all done and make the sign for all done. He usually signs his agreement (or grabs more food). On Monday night we asked him per normal and he signed all done and then said ALL DONE. We were floored and wondered if he would say it again. He said it three more times in the bath tub that night but waited until today to say it again. He was ALL DONE with dinner, and later ALL DONE with his bath, and even later (when he should have been sleeping) he was ALL DONE nursing and wanted to mow the floor.

Yesterday he say BYE to clerk at the bookstore, as well as to Keva on the phone. Today when I asked him if he was ready to go outside after yoga he said OUTSIDE and I was able to get him to repeat it a few moments later.

Fun to watch the wheels turning.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Camera Envy

Hey look Dad has the camera out...

Why won't he give it to me, I want to play with it.


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hanging about the house and snow

Kale racing towards the door at the promise of a buggy ride.

Ready to ride.

Kale wants to go play in the pond with the ducks and we won't let him so he is a bit grouchy and doesn't see anything else appealing.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

More Snow Play

It snowed again. We are beginning to think that living on the West Coast doesn't keep the snow away like it is supposed to. Kale woke us up at 530 this morning vomiting up a storm and kept it up for most of the morning. After a nice long nap he really wanted to go outside so we decided to give it a try.

This is after he stuck his mittened hand into the slushy pond water.

Mum and baby in the back yard.

Kale enjoying the one snow free part of the yard.

Kale's first snow angel. He didn't lay down willingly but once he was back up he was amused by the results.

Puddle Splashing

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Playing in the couch

Kale has taken to climbing behind the couch cushions.

He thinks it is great fun.

Though he was a little tired during the photo session.

Monday, January 01, 2007

What a Difference a Year Makes

365 little days


January 2006 Awake

January 2006 Asleep

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2007!