Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Groovin' with Grover

Today James was practicing his jumping while watching Grover jump around. I just happened to catch it on tape and had to hold myself back from laughing too loud which would have distracted him! Hope you have a laugh too! Jumping's hard!

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Fun

We had a great Christmas around here this year! 

James loved getting carrots out for rudolph!
Maybe the rudolph ornament on our tree will eat the carrots?
Waiting for Dad to come home on Christmas morning!
Then I got a new kitchen! I'm making eggs!
Grammy got me some tools for the garden so I can help Daddy this year!
Hmm, this present thing is kinda fun!
Check out my wild hair! Mom is 28 weeks prego!
The McIntyre's
Me and my folks
Dropping off turkey for Dad who had to work, I just had to drive the firetruck on Christmas night!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

An Early Christmas in Victoria

We just got back from a great trip to Victoria for an early Christmas and to meet baby Freya! We had an awesome time and crammed in lots of fun visits and events!

Here we are meeting Freya (I'm surprised he is smiling because he did not like me holding the baby at all!)

Here is Freya and her beautiful Mommy Amy, guests of honour at a baby shower at my Mom's house!
Always fun bath time with Grandma!
Helping Grandma open her Olympic mittens!
Opening his first present!
A guitar!!
We got to see Noey and Everett! Not sure these two will ever like sitting beside each other on a couch...I'm sure we'll keep trying though!
All tuckered out after lots of fun!
The family for brunch!
Taken this morning in his new bathrobe - only one more sleep til Santa comes! And we've so far only had to tell him to wait until tomorrow for the star on top of the tree about 20 times!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snow!

We have a little snow right now and after a few tries of convincing James it's safe to walk and play in - he was ready! We have the only little hill on our street so we take advantage with our wee sled!

Let's go!
Silly camera battery died right in the middle of the hill - I'm sure we'll have more to come though if the snow keeps coming this winter!
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Playin' at Captain Kids

We took James out to play at Captain Kids (I know, we'd never heard of it either) today, as friends of ours were heading out there. It's at the large ice rink in Walnut Grove and is only $2! James loved and I mean LOVED going down the big kids slide with Geoff! Took a video of one time down the scariest slide I'd ever think to take him on but he couldn't get enough of it. Not a place I could take James alone right now as lots of climbing involved, but a great place for Geoff to take James and give Mom a nice break!! hint hint... 

They actually got air on these jumps and as soon as James was at the bottom he was signing for 'more' and running to the stairs!
On the little slide with Abby - didn't want to get too close!

This was the steepest slide I've ever seen! 
I accidentally took this length-wise and can't rotate it, so you have to rotate your head to watch - the funniest part is when he's all done, he likes to watch the kids behind him and then runs like a maniac to get back on!
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Friday, December 11, 2009

More Christmasy Fun!

We've been having lots of fun lately with Christmas coming! James loves the tree and looking through his Santa book. We jingle lots of bells and sing lots of songs! Here are some of the things we've been up to this week:

Santa Parade in Cloverdale (didn't actually turn out to be that fun - it was freezing and James was fairly miserable and I don't blame him...but we managed to stay for a few minutes and see some floats go by)
Here James is playing with new playdough he got from a play group we attend. He never liked playdough until this week (maybe because he got his own!)
Every morning we put up a new ornament on the advent calendar from Grandma!
"I think it should go there!"
Only 14 days until Santa comes!
Santa stopped by another playgroup we attend and although he was shy at first, he did come around and manage to get pretty close to him (even sharing his eggs he made!)
Still wouldn't sit on his lap, but that's ok - we got a great shot! Santa let James ring his bells! HOHOHO!






Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tree Trimmin'

Once again we took James out to cut down our Christmas tree for the year! Needless to say he wasn't thrilled about being bundled up and out in the bush (well the Christmas tree farm) but we managed to escape without injury and a beautiful tree to decorate! 

This one looks good!
Let's take it home!
Decorating is fun!
James looking for more balls while I pose in the background with Baby Mc (6 months now)
Finished tree! Lots of fish wire and soft decorations at the bottom and so far no issues!




Friday, December 4, 2009

A table built for two (or four)

I recently decided it would be nice to have a small children's table and chairs in our kitchen for James, so that he could learn to have snacks in a chair and keep busy with random things while I work in the kitchen.  I also decided to try and have new things at his table after each time he wakes up (a bowl and whisk, plastic cutlery and fruit, his stuffy's reading books, crayons etc.) so that it can be exciting....'what or who's at the table today?!'
This morning James was thrilled to see his friend Upsy Daisy reading a book, so after a few minutes he ran to get other friends to share his milk and cheerios with. He was able to happily occupy himself for about 20 minutes, which is pretty good around our house! He was so cute sharing his food and milk with everyone...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fun had by all!

Geoff and I managed to sneak away to Whistler for two nights this week and we left James overnight for the first time with my parents. We had no worries that he would have tons of fun and be well taken care of.  I also haven't taken very many pictures lately as I'm usually away from the camera and am feeling too big to jump up and get it every time he does something cute! 

Here are a few of their highlights:

James loves to help feed Lexi and is so gentle with her!
Building and knocking down towers with Papa G 

Making smoothies! 

Random cute picture...doesn't he look so grown up?!
A visit to Santa, that required my Mom to sit with him, as evidenced by the initial struggle!
Riding around toy stores (I can already guess what he's getting for his 2nd birthday!)
Story-time at the library!
Thanks for letting us have a great get-away Mom and Dad! James had a blast! See you in a few weeks for Christmas!