Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa Came!

James loved his first Christmas! He got to put the last decoration up on his advent calendar! He loved ripping the paper (and trying to eat it) on his presents! And he got SPOILED!!  Here are a few pics of the weeks events!

All our snow!

Christmas morning!

Topping off the advent calendar!

Warming up by the fire!

Playing with cousin Avery

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My salute to Grandfathers!

After James was born, a friend of my Dad's asked how much he weighed. When he said 8 lbs 8 oz, the lady said "well he's a lucky baby, 8.8 born in 2008 - apparently three eights are lucky according to Asian culture. 

So today I was reflecting about my Grandad (my Mom's Dad), Ken Robinson, as today would have been his birthday and it dawned on me that he would be 88 in 2008! Three eights! I think I was the lucky one there to have him as a Grandad!  Excuse my mullet and short shorts!

Today was also a day to remember my Grandpa (my Dad's Dad), James Gordon, who passed away 28 years ago today. Another eight!  We love the name James, so it made choosing our son's name very easy because it's a family name! This is the only picture I could find at my house, it's from his wedding day.

This year I am also blessed to know another terrific Grandfather, my Dad.  Love you Dad.
Cheers to you all!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snowed In!

So Geoff is doing a 24 hour shift right now and took my car because it's better in the snow. I am actually trapped at home with James! I think I may be going slightly crazy! I was especially bummed that I had to cancel my massage this afternoon that had been booked for a month. Hmm...what else can James and I do at home? We  have run through the gamut of toys, things to poke, people outside to watch, new foods to try (grapefruit through a strainer, quite the face!) I guess it's not that bad - he's happy (and I'm happy he's napping right now) and we are safe and cozy! We have about a foot of snow here now.  Maybe we'll venture out for a walk with the Baby Bjorn to see the kids go sledding behind ATV's.  I think I'm going to teach James how to say "Papa G, I want ATV" for next year!  Pretty sure if James asked, he'd get!!

Here are some pics from our family walk yesterday! 

Saturday, December 20, 2008

This weather is doing weird things to my hair!

Took some cute pics of James this week. I have been trying to upload a video I took of his first toboggan ride, but it keeps declining my video, I'll keep trying.

Here's one of some major static cling!

Another one of Santa's reindeer resting before the big night...

And lastly one passed out cold in our bed for a long winters nap (not long enough for Mom though! Is it ever?) I love how rosy his cheeks are!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


James discovered his voice and although he plays quietly for the most part - at times he squawks like a baby eagle (or so I think) and I just love the sound of it! Here's a taste!

The Laugh-Cry

Staying home on a cold Saturday night while Geoff's at I decided to go through the video camera and pull some cute clips.  James quite often will laugh or make happy sounds which turn directly into cries, as evidenced by this little video! Enjoy!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

He really DOES exist!

I tried telling James about Santa Clause when I got him to write him a letter and he just laughed and said 'no way Mom, no one can bring all those toys to all those kids in one night!'  But today James was a believer! Not only did James get a personal letter in the mail from Santa, but he got to meet him too! Here's the proof!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Good old fashion tree trimming!

We took James out to chop down his first Christmas tree yesterday. He bundled up in his reindeer sleeper and was quite the crowd pleaser! Today we decorated the tree and put up a ton of lights to amuse him! Music in the background and lots of reminiscing as we put up all our ornaments! Great first Christmas memories!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The next Gerber baby??

My good friend Shelly did some amazing pics of James this afternoon and here are my favs!  Is it just me or do all parents think their baby should be the next Gerber baby? Seriously! I would buy stuff that kid was selling!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oh Mom, you're so funny!

I was telling James some jokes at the park today and he was cracking up and having a good old hard he almost fell out of his swing! Well not quite, but he sure does look like he's going to!