Sunday, March 29, 2009

There's NO Stopping Me!

We caught some first steps on tape finally...and got outside in the sunshine finally! Yeehaw - look out summer, here we come!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Some First Steps

So James has been taking a few steps here and there on his own, of course, always when we don't have the camera. Not only that, but I'd rather be close by as a safety net, instead of filming and trying to capture the moment, because as we've learned, even being close by still causes bumps & bruises. We tried to set up the camera to tape him walking in between us, as that is where he does some of his finest work. Hopefully this weekend when we have Geoff's graduation dinner, we can have someone tape it better...but you get the jist & as you can see James thinks he can run!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just Cruisin'

James got a sweet new ride and took it out for a few spins around the block...woohoo bring on outdoor weather!!  

In other developments, James loves exploring his room and pretty much can get into anything now...I love the guilty look on his face..."what? I'm not doing anything wrong!"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My little climber!

James has been almost walking these days which is very exciting, but also scary! Are we ready for this? He just doesn't seem to want to walk, but RUN! Oh man...we are in trouble! In other developments, he seems to have grasped the skill of climbing, as evidenced by his attempt to climb out of his crib to get to Dad! Like I said, I think we are in trouble once he gets the hang of it!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My new friend, Ava

James met his new friend, Ava, who is 7 weeks old, last week! Not sure why the stink-eye...but it seems to be his 'what is this all about?' look!

I think his mom was more excited than him! It was so great to meet Ava and see Jilly again! Toronto seems too far away to be from you guys! Hope to see you guys soon! 

Sunday, March 15, 2009


James keeps wanting to party after dinner, so tonight he went cribbin' (Langley clubs are too dangerous right now) and we had such a laugh together! He would stand up, giggle, bum drop and dive head first into his blankie and bumper pads. I missed capturing the massive giggle fest, but here's some of the goods!

Was this was we were supposed to do this whole time?

Here we were thinking WE were supposed to be reading this book the whole time! James had other ideas last night, so we were hopeful in that he'd sleep through the night...hmmm....didn't quite happen, but at least he's reading before he's 1! There's something to be said for that!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Neat New Stuff

This past week, James seems to have grown up so much. Sometimes it's hard to watch small changes over a period of time when you see your child everyday. But lately, Geoff and I have been noticing new things everyday. The biggest change in James is his curiousity with things around the house and outside. He loves to stand by the window and see what's going on outside and loves even more when we take him outside (although lately it's just so cold!) Here he is playing in the snow we had last weekend.

I had to get over my nervousness of bathing James in the full tub (we've still been using his baby bath, he sits in it rather than laying down) because I think he's going to slip and knock his head. He seems to really like exploring what is in the tub and touching everything.  He hates to have his hair washed, mostly because of the water getting poured over his face.

And lastly, James has found his favorite cupboard - the tupperware! Funnily enough, it's my least favorite cupboard because it's so messy and we have so many lids and bottoms that don't match - but he doesn't know the difference, so we let him have at it! We just put safety pulls on all of the cupboards but he still thinks he can get it open so he pulls and pulls and pulls...bang bang bang!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Grandma came to town!

My Mom came to town this week to help me out because I put my back out and couldn't lift James. Geoff's in school and working full time, so we couldn't have made it through the week without her! After dinner, James loves to get undressed (assisted, of course) and he makes these crazy loud squawks! Geoff 'runs' him around the stairwell (which was recently and finally fitted with a safety gate!) and here's a little video of James chasing his Grandma!