Sunday, February 11, 2007

Remote Control

What a great weekend. Yesterday was so nice and sunny! In the morning, my sister Jackie came over and we went for a shorts!!! Apparently I have a ways to go because when we got to my house, she took off again to do the exact same loop. Just wait til you have a baby Jackie, just you wait....
We took our first family bike ride to the park with Kai in the bike trailer. We felt a little dorky taking Kai on the swings, slide and teeter totter as he was the smallest one to be enjoying all the stuff but what do you expect with first time parents?!
I just finished reading the book `A Sunday At the Pool in Kigali' which was the hardest book I've ever read (in the emotional sense). It's about the genocide in Rwanda. I couldn't read it and couldn't not read it at the same time. It makes me angry seeing all the coverage about Anna Nicole Smith right now on the news...yes, her death is sad, as is the fate of her baby. However, we are so wrapped up in our own little worlds that we are missing so many other tragic things occuring all the time. It's taken from the the perspective of a Canadian reporter who lived in Rwanda during that time and how the UN and the rest of the world did practically nothing. You know, kind of like we do now. I really don't know what to do about it so I'm just as bad, but it bothers me. I recommend this book, but am warning you in advance of the content.
On a much lighter note, last night, Gary went to the bball game at TWU and the power went out here at home. I had nothing to read so I started reading energy saving tips in the front of the Yellow Pages. Some interesting stuff, besides, someone has to read it! Also did the crossword in the Surrey Now newspaper. Then, I went to bed early.
Here's Kai with his favourite new toy; our remote control. Now, I know you are not supposed to let them play with things that you will later NOT want them to play with but its perfect for soothing his gums, so for now, its fine with me!

This is the before picture when he is enjoying the remote.

This is after daddy takes it away to change the channel. Now I know where they get the saying `you're such a baby!'. He'll cry like crazy and then look at me to see if I'm paying attention. He also coughs to get my attention. Babies are pretty smart. This little guy went to bed at 7pm and we hope that he'll sleep til 8am. The past 3 nights he has been crying at 11pm and 4am...not a real cry, just an `I'm awake' cry. We'll see what happens tonight.


  1. Anonymous8:18 AM

    i must say my nephew is becoming more adorable all the time..i wonder where he gets it?

  2. Anonymous10:12 AM

    I'll be honest with you, I used that cry tactic well into high school. Works like a charm. Just ask Gary. I used it on the court all the time for more play time.

  3. Don't start the remote thing. A bad habit I think...Annika now knows and tries to hide when she does get a hold of it. They are super smart.

  4. That book was the toughest one I ever read. Discouraging in one way, spurred me on in others.