James loves to be outside. Period. Take him out and he'll happily play all day...just like yesterday! We went to an outdoor charity volleyball tournament in White Rock and he ran around happily for hours...we drove home, he slept 2 hours like a log and as soon as he woke up we went back and he stayed outside until 7:45. We popped him into the bath and was K-O'd from 8pm-7:30am! That fresh air does wonders!
We were inspired by a friend's sister to give back to the community for James' First birthday this week. We wanted to do this to give thanks for what we have and try to help others who are not as fortunate as us. We also felt like he wouldn't know at this point if he wasn't getting a present from us so perhaps in the future when he sees these pictures, he'll understand the importance of giving back!
We opted to purchase baby food and donate it to the Langley Food Bank, so Grandma and I hauled off to Superstore and cleared some shelves! (Yes, we usually take our own bags, but since we were donating, opted for plastic)
We took James to the Food Bank and as it was quiet, we got a great tour from a volunteer. They were thrilled with the donation and took James' info to write him a thank you card!
A big thank you to Grandma, Papa G and all of James' Great-Grandparents (Mollie, Ken, James and Lorraine) for their generous donations too! xox
I'm 1 today! Hip hip hooray! I had a fun birthday party on the weekend with so many family members and friends! I also got spoiled, despite my parents rule of no presents...tee hee hee!
Mom and Dad were surprised that I didn't like cake - too sweet for me - I'd rather eat chips and dip (just like my Mom). What a fun year I've had! Thanks to everyone who came around and spoiled me all weekend!
James went to his first dentist appointment today for a check up! So of course, embarassing Mom had to take pictures! We went to a great pediatric dentist in Langley and aside from a few tears upon examination - he had a great time playing in their jungle themed office! At first, he tried to bolt for the door!
Then he found some cool toys!
"You say this is a magical chair Mom?" Still suspect...
Today James and I ventured out to West Vancouver to visit his Auntie Jilly and her beautiful daughter, Ava (4 months) who flew out from Toronto! James slept the whole way there so was ready to play when we got there. He was so gentle with her and seemed to instinctively know that she was delicate. It was quite sweet to watch him pat her on the head, walk around her when she was sleeping on the floor and share his stuffed puppy dog with her!
Here he is showing her his puppy dog book! Too cute!
We went on a lovely walk to the beach and got to play on some swings with a million dollar view! Check out her adorable mary jane shoe socks! Cutest socks ever!
Unfortunately, our visit was cut short, as James wouldn't nap in the pack and play, so we packed it up and drove home...he was asleep within 4 blocks until our driveway! We hope to get over to Salt Spring Island in July for another visit!
It's haaaaawwwwwt! Pwef! Not complaining though, because I complained of the cold and we are lucky to have lots of trees in our yard and a great Aunt & Uncle to lend us the pool! Ahhh, so refreshing to take a dip in, well a heated pool! Here's a few shots of some family fun in Deb & Rob's pool with Cousin Avery & Grammy...I think we might go back tomorrow and the next day!!