Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Just two short years ago...

And now our pumpkin carved his first pumpkin...well scooped out goop at least! 
James was not very happy to get his costume on, but once he got alot of attention, he was all over it!
We had a great early evening with our neighbours' grandson, Cole, playing outside and trick or treating! 
James loved walking up to people's houses and knocking on the doors! He even began to steal Cole's candy! How rude!
We dressed our little Peanut up as a pumpkin just for fun!! What a great night!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our Hungry Hippo

We had our 18 week ultrasound this morning and it showed our very active and apparently hungry baby - it made lots of jaw thrusts and open/closed mouth movement and didn't sit still the whole time! Does that mean I have another wiggle worm to welcome into the family?! We have another 20 weeks or so to wait!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkins Galore!

We were invited back to our friends family's farm, where we spent a great day in the summer! The weather was beautiful and the leaves the same!  This time it was pumpkin season and across the street from them is Hazelmere Farm, so after a hot dog and some playing - we hopped into the tractor and headed over! 

We caught another huge tractor to the pumpkin fields and also went through their corn maze. 
James had a great time picking and lifting (with his big muscles) his perfect little pumpkin! 
Pumpkins are special to us because we found out about James just before Halloween two years ago and called him pumpkin in my belly!
Afterwards we visited the petting zoo on site
And rode in the tractor home!
I posed for my 18 week photo this week with our two little pumpkins and peanut (baby #2)!  James likes squatting over his pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So much to be Thankful for!

James and I just returned home after 4 days in Victoria with his Grandma! Papa G was in Australia playing in the World Masters Games and Grandma is heading down on Friday for a month, so we had to get in a last visit. We had a great time with lots of visits from friends and family. 

Here we are with Roxy's two little ones and two other little guys the same age as James - trying to get a group shot that just wasn't going to happen!
Helping me play Beatles Rock Band on Wii!
Special reading time with Grandma on his new reading mat (we have one here so she made one too and he loved it!)
My favorite picture! My little pumpkin lover - he can't get enough of them! Pumpkin patches here we come!
We took a jaunt to Caddy Bay Beach, where my mom grew up and I also grew up playing with my Grandparents! It was quite fun to watch James have a blast there - especially when he took a liking to log-walking.  I'm pretty certain I crossed that whole beach on logs when I was a kid!

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's Potty Time with Elmo!

We bought a potty for James, as he has been obsessed by ours lately (flushing, toilet paper, saying goodbye etc.) and found a great little talking Elmo potty, which he loves even more! I went and found some matching books and DVD's, called Potty Time with Elmo (get it? Party time!) 
So I get home from an appointment the other day and Geoff casually mentions that James has pooped on the potty! Woah, this is major! For a while, we would just be excited if he sat on it for more than 2 seconds. He loves to sit and read his book now. We aren't too worried if he's going because I think he'll catch on in his own due time - but it's fun to try!
I'm sorry to embarrass you in the future buddy, but hey - everybody poops!