Thursday, September 17, 2009

Eureka visit at 7 weeks

These are some previously unpublished pictures from George's first road trip to Eureka, at 7 weeks old. (Sept 2009)

Saturday, September 12, 2009


At the Oliver Eitzen Lookout

Humboldt Botanical Garden Walking Mound

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Week 9

Pictures like this make me feel really together. Meeting the needs of both boys simultaneously.

Look at that 9 week old. Such a serious face.

Kale and the Camera

Here are some pictures of Kale and some pictures Kale took around the house on he and Umpas matching day.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Happy Birthday Gordon (324 months) & George (2 months)

We had quite the party on 9 9 9 for Gordon turning 27 (2+7=9 and a multiple of 9). George stayed awake for the whole party which was the longest he had ever stayed awake.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

On the Road and the Arrival

On the road on the road on the road -

This picture captures it all - George requesting milk and Kale bouncing in his carseat wanting us to get back on the road. We actually chose to sleep 1 1/2 hours from Eureka because we couldn't stand to load everyone back up into the car after dinner.

As we were finishing the drive we spotted a herd of elk bathing in Stone Lagoon. I have never seen them out in the water before. Beautiful.

Georgie hanging out with Umpa Larry.

Kale checking out the fountain in Eureka and enjoying some time not in the car.

Happy diaper changes with Grandma Kitch.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

8 Weeks

Writing from the other side of the tunnel. After all of the business of our last week in Vancouver before the big trip we are now on our way. Here are pictures from our first stop in Bellingham with Grandma Lene and Grandpa Steve.

Kale teaching G & G how to eat Pho

George's first teetertotter experience.

Peeking out at the world.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Week 7

George is 7 weeks now and we had our final Midwife visit today. Pretty routine visit. We weighed and measured George and I got a pap smear.

George weighed in at 15lbs 13.5oz and 56 cm (22 inches) in length.

We have had a busy week around here with bouncy castle palaces and a trip to the PNE.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Week 6

This has been our adventure week. Sunday morning we woke both boys really early and rushed out of the house to make the 8 AM ferry to Victoria. Cousin Elena had flown north to visit Uncle Conrad and Aunt Lisa so we thought we could make the short 3 hr journey for a quick visit.

My three boys showing off on the ferry.

Kale was playing outside Conrad and Lisa's condo building when he ran up to us and told us he had been stung by a bee. He wasn't crying or upset but said his hand hurt. I searched for a bite mark but couldn't see anything. I told him the bee probably just bumped into him and sent him off to play. 20 minutes later as we are getting out of the car he tells us his hand still hurts. I take a second look and there is the bite mark and his hand has started swelling around the bite. I felt a bit guilty that we hadn't realized he had actually been stung/bit.

Here are the boys recovering from a bum change and a bee sting respectively.

From there we headed out to the Classic Car Show in Victoria. Here are Elena and Kale (and if you look closely the all important ice cream).

And there are Keva and George chatting with Lisa and Conrad.

After one overnight in Victoria we headed up island to Duncan and then over to a campground on the Cowichan River. For two nights we enjoyed this lovely river with a stellar swimming hole in the relative quiet of midweek. It went better than I could have imagined and both boys slept well in the tent. I think I actually had the most trouble sleeping because my thermarest got a hole and would lose its air halfway through the night.

George letting us get some stuff done around camp.

Kale peeing on the edge of the campsite .

Me getting a chance to swim on my own in the deep pool (probably around 12 feet).

Chilling on the shore while Mummy swims.

We were looking at a crayfish here. Kale was quite wary of its pinchers even though it was on the bottom of the river.

I love the forced smile that comes out when the camera comes out.