Tonight at the dinner table we taught James how to flex and show off his big muscles! He added in his own grunt and hilarious facial expressions when doing it, which cracked us up for quite a while! After dinner we took my weekly belly picture and James went ahead and stole my thunder, by flexing his big muscles again!
We just returned from an awesome, but too short, vacation to Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville, on Vancouver Island. What a great little vacation place for families! James loved their new playground and had a blast on the beach that goes for miles! We went to celebrate my Dad's early 60th birthday party! And the best part was that Grandma and Papa G took James in their room! Moms first nights away were FANTASTIC! Sleeping for 10 hours straight two nights in a row is a must for Moms and Dads!
James gave Papa G a homemade frame that he painted all by himself!
Thanks for treating us Grandma and Papa G! We'll come back ANYTIME!
James, his Grandma and I spent a great afternoon down at White Rock Beach on Thursday. We dressed for cool weather, but it was really hot and gorgeous out! We had a lovely stroll on the pier while sharing a Booster Juice. Then had sushi on the patio at Geoff and I's favorite restaurant, where we had our first and many subsequent dates. James was good as gold, especially when he got to play with chopsticks!
We then had a great time rolling around the plush lawn with million dollar views!
When James wears sunglasses. we tell him he's a movie star and to wave to all his fans - which he now does - it's quite cute...but he also waves at the shopping carts when we leave a store...so who knows what he's getting?!
Today we met our friends at the Great Escape indoor play place down in Langley. Word or caution: never go on a Sunday. Probably even a Saturday for that matter! It was crazy with screaming back-to-schoolers getting out their final flings of the summer! Luckily there were only a handful of kids in the toddler only section. James loved going down the big slide by himself!
He was a very happy boy today and very tired when we left!
My dear friend Jill visited the other day with her daughter Ava, who is 7 months old now. They were on vacation from Toronto and unfortunately James had his cranky pants on for the visit, so the pictures weren't quite as we had hoped!
James: Um, you want me to sit by her?
Ava: Oh he seems nice! I think he's trying to put his arm around me!
James: GET ME OUTTA HERE!
Ava: (quietly to self) Ok look away, don't move
James: I'm outta here
Ava: Mom, help me!
Jill & Linds: Almost rolling on floor laughing...maybe better pictures next time!
Finally, it only took 14 1/2 months to get some help in the kitchen from James! We had a great time spinning and breaking lettuce for our caesar salad tonight! Thanks bud, it was delicious, even the teeny tiny bites!
In other silly pictures, James watched Dad work on the door outside today and played silly games with him! He even got his hammer out to hammer back at Dad for being so noisy!