James fell asleep at the start of the Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Game today, so there was some silent cheering going on whilst the nap ensued - however he woke up just in time for overtime and we won! Hoooooray! He's a natural flag waver and after the medal ceremony we went for a family walk (let's be honest, it was in hopes of inducing my labour) and he held and waved the flag the whole way! He liked it when people honked at him too! Such a fun afternoon! Proud to be from the best place on earth!
High-five to the team!
p.s. thanks again to Papa G for the awesome hockey jersey (that might still fit him in 4 years!)
We went out to White Rock this afternoon to enjoy the beautiful weather and to spend some quality family time together as our little threesome will become a foursome soon! We had a great time walking along the pier, stopping for smoothies and then getting some delicious sushi for a picnic - both of which James inhales! Such a nice time together! I love my boys!
p.s. thanks to Papa G for my new Canada Olympic Hockey Jersey! I got tons of compliments!!
Geoff took James to see a Vancouver Giants game yesterday as they have been relocated out to the new events centre in Langley, while the Olympics are on. It was a 5pm start, so we thought it would be perfect. I loaded them up with snacks, treats and a juice box (a fav if he can get his hands on one) and thought they'd be able to last a good while with stuff to do. I got a call around 5:20pm to say they were on their way home. It was a bit of a stretch for James, maybe too young, too loud, too boring....who knows...they tried and all the treats were gone and it was time to come home. They did manage in that 20 minutes to see two goals and a fight, so Geoff felt his $20 wasn't put to complete waste! James did however love the Tiger mascot and chased him around the stadium!
I got my belly painted yesterday by a friend and it was so much fun! We did a few different ones - one of which I won't show because we did the two possible baby names, with a little peanut underneath as we call our wee one affectionately Peanut...I'll share those after the baby is born!
We headed down to Cloverdale yesterday to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Torch Relay! It was super busy, which upset James - not to mention he has no idea what he's waiting for and why everyone is honking. Needless to say we saw it go by and shared in the community spirit, which was alive in Cloverdale!
Here he is practicing his flag waving! He's a natural!
I've been lacking in the blogging department lately because I've been resting so much and been needing so much help with James (and thus haven't been taking very many photos). Luckily my mom has been around on Geoff's shifts to fill in for me and has been taking lots, so here are a few of the goings on...
We visited Daddy at work the other day and James got to drive the truck again...a highlight of his day!
Playing at the park with Grandma
Mom, I think James qualifies as food too...look out for the hungry horse James!
Outdoor playdate with Luc - digging up the garden!
Over the past few months, we have been working on turning our office and spare guest room into James' new big boy room, to make room for our new baby! We didn't show him the room as we worked on it but finally couldn't resist taking him into his new room yesterday! We still plan on using the nursery crib for a while, but will move everything else over (clothes etc.) soon so that he isn't too confused with having two rooms. Needless to say he LOVED his new room, especially his big boy bed! As you can see, there's a little bit of a theme going on...
Checking out his new firetruck bed!
A present from the baby...an Elmo alarm clock (like we will ever set it!!)
Seeing the pictures of Daddy and James with Dad's firetruck on the wall!
Already mastered getting in and out and let all his teddies take a spin in the new truck!
We took this today as he fell asleep in Geoff's arms so we thought we'd put him in his bed to nap and keep an eye on him...it only lasted 45 minutes and then he napped with me, as he woke up kinda scared....but he looked so cute while it lasted!
Since we love dogs, but not enough to get one and James is obsessed with my parents dog, Lexi, he has a miniature version that he loves to take care of each day. He makes sure she is always fed and gives 'little Lexi' lots of cuddles. I caught him kissing her at snack time yesterday and sharing his crackers with her, even though she has her own dog food (shredded wheat)!