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.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Week 5

The past week has been a calm one and we don't have a plethora of pictures.

Hey look! Real clothes. What a stylish young baby with one of his only new to him shirts (Thanks Auntie Kimber and family)!

Most of the time is still spent in only a onesie smooshed against mums chest fast fast asleep.

Monday, August 10, 2009

First Smiles

I have no pictures to back me up on this but George smiled his first real smiles today. We were sitting in the waiting room of a doctors office and he grinned at me. Hope we will continue to see these smiles in the future and maybe even catch one on camera.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Hair Cut Number 2

Before (this time in the spider man car).

and After (as a monster)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Week 4

We had our 4 week visit with the midwives. George has jumped up to 13lbs 6oz - eeh gads. Aside from that we didn't really have anything to talk about and were out of there pretty quickly.

Being a big brother is hard work. Sometimes you have to sneak off and fall asleep in the baby swing.

Hanging out on the back yard swing is pretty good too.

Help - Mumma buried me in the clean diapers.

Now who is having more fun with the Gymini?

The chubby monkey with a curved neck.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Swim Lessons

Kale looking a bit trepidatious about that starfish float.

Comfortable practicing kicking on the mat.

And downright happy when they get to play with the noodles.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Sand Art

While Keva and I were finishing up our picnic dinner at Trout Lake this evening Kale asked us to come see a picture he had drawn of George. It is the most representational art I have ever seen him produce. Hope you can get a sense of it in the pictures.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

He rolls!!!

George and I were hanging out on a blanket in the back yard. He just impressed us by rolling from his tummy to his back FOUR times in a row! At three weeks old, it's clear we have another budding genius.