Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Do I look like him?

Here's me and my dad when I was 3 months old (on the left)...on the right we have Kai, do I look like him at all?

Below is a picture of me at Kai's age with my mom. It's weird to think of my mom being a mother to me when I was his age...did she blow on my belly and cheeks to make me laugh? Did she bake cookies while I was in the jolly jumper? Did I like to watch tv? Did I like to be moving all the time or was I fine just cuddling? How did she do cloth diapers all the time (I use about 50% of the time)?, When did I sit up by myself? When did I start solids? When did I sleep through the night? It's been 6 1/2 months since mom's been gone and I miss her. I wish I could've asked her about motherhood.

Here's a picture of me and mom was I was 3 years old.

Snow Day!

Teachers love snow days too!! Gary is wearing a toque because its cold and uh, someone gave him a haircut...um ya...it'll grow back:)
So what did we do? We braved a walk in the snow on Sunday but on Monday, it was too cold for the little guy so we hung out inside the house. Gary actually did a bunch of school work (go daddy go!) and Kai and I did our usual routine.

Attack of the Mommy! This guarantees the best giggles EVER!
Cooking with daddy...Kai just likes to be where the action is. This probably isn't the safest thing in the world but I don't want to be a `reflective vest' type person like my dad:) No offense dad, you always kept us very safe...and paranoid...

Smiles for daddy
PS I'm starting to feel ready to go back to work. I know I have 8 more months but you know...just how I'm feeling. I was wondering when that feeling would hit me or if it ever would and I think being trapped in a house (I miss my daily walks soooooo much) is helping me get there.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Ultrasaucer and Super Crepes

Kai is loving his `Ultrasaucer'...I know he prob. shouldn't be in it yet but we pack him in well to support his back. He loves jumping around and being on his feet all the time. The power outage last weekend lasted 3 whole days...a lot of family bonding time that's for sure!

I just bought a fancy crepe maker today (regular price $49.99 and I got it for $18.99) and we are making enchaladas with it tonight and then crepes for dessert. By `we', I mean Gary...I do cook half the time you know. Crepes...yummy:)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Santa hats already?!

Kai and Annika...opa was dressing them up.
They are actually santa hats but they just look like crazy white wigs.

Annika and Kai

Annika came by (picture above) today to say hi and lend us her exersaucer...Kai is excited to have a new toy!

So people are still saying he's a mini Gary but I think I kind of looked like him when I was a baby..maybe i should find a 3 month old picture to compare:)

Monday, November 13, 2006


Kai's already getting some experience in the kitchen so he can be a super chef like daddy. Notice that his hand is helping to guide mine...kind of:) Today `we' practiced some math while we doubled a recipe. Good times.

Ahhhhh..fresh air!

So today Gary came on our daily walk. Every day, Kai and I walk to Extra Foods. We sometimes will buy just one item like milk, or maybe we'll browse the Clearance rack, but, it is the perfect length walk...about 30 minutes. Today Gary carried him in the Baby Bjorn and he fell asleep on the way home. So, here's a couple pictures of my boys. I love it when guys wear toques and hats so here are my cuties!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Rain, Rain, Go away!

He has now discovered his face in the mirror (that's what he's looking at on the top right corner). Look at all the toys kids have these days...when I was his age...He is now able to hit them with his hands and I'd say he has great hand/eye coordination. Of course I'd say that, I'm his mom.

Oh boy...being trapped in the house all day is not so fun. Today I put on my rainboots, rain jacket and rain pants and ventured outside. What have we been up to this week? Well, this is what I've realized:
1. When something finally works to calm Kai down, it only lasts a week or two. This week it is looking in the mirror or being attacked by the `Kissy MOnster'...oh boy, sometimes I wonder if everyone is as silly behind closed doors!
2. To clip a baby's nails you practically have to be a brain surgeon.
3. There's no greater feeling than him practically hyperventilating seconds before I pick him up because he's so excited!
4. He really doesn't listen to me when I tell him to stop crying, even if I use a firm voice:) I keep thinking that he should understand me by now...ya, not quite.
5. So, since I'm missing out on teaching science I've developed a highly sophisticated experiment on diaper covers (we use cloth diapers). We have about 5 different kinds and todays is looking pretty good so far(its the cheapest and the least high tech of all the ones we have). Besides being absolutely disgusting to clean the diapers in the toilet, the other drawback is that the diaper gets so wet that the cover can't hold it all in and we've had leakage. Anyway, I"m trying to determine if its the size of the cover or the type...I'll keep you posted:)
6. The most exciting thing of my day is that I found a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies and I got a coupon for $1 off of crunchy peanut butter...times have changed.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Our little couch potato is 3 months old today!

Doesn't this look like the `Excellent' from Mr. Burns? Buddy loves eating his whole fist...actually, both of them at the same time. I wish you could see him laughing and smiling, he is absolutely adorable and I just stare at him for hours!

So, our little guy is a little more like Gary every day. He loves tv. At first I thought it was the Baby Mozart movies that he was loving, but no, he really loves watching sports. I hope its not bad for his eyes!!! Here Gary's showing him all the important buttons on the remote as they watch a basketball game.


Last night, Kai slept from 11pm until 7:30am this morning. This is really wonderful for him in case you are wondering. I got up at 5am just to check up on him and then by 6am, I couldn't sleep anymore (I think I'm used to little amounts of sleep)! That's all. Nothing exciting. My sister Jantina is moving to Brookswood today...I have to say she is the worst packer I've ever seen. She lent me her car the other day (thanks Jan) and i felt a little awkward with the steering wheel cover that said `hottie' among other crazy things in that car. Hmmm...talking about my sisters, I'll attach one of my favourite photos of 4 of us. Maria wasn't in it because she was
pregnant but I just want to point out that I'm the strongest:)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Our Flag Football Team

So, our season ends this Saturday with the playoffs. We are currently 3rd in our league which isn't bad. We've been playing together for 4 seasons and have come together withall different connections. Initially, it was people that I knew from residence advising at UBC and then a couple friends that teach with me at FVC, but, it has grown since then. It's just a lot of fun to get out there every Saturday to socialize and get a work out. I had to miss last season due to being 6 months pregnant, but, this season I made it just in time and was able to start playing 6 weeks after he was born! It's also nice because on Saturday's Gary and Kai get to have some father-son bonding time for about 4 hours (and I get some me time!!) This was Kai's second time seeing me play (as if he actually sees anything but a big blur out there). I think Gary will have to, oh I mean `get to', come to the playoffs this weekend, so he can take care of our little guy and cheer us on.