Monday, January 18, 2010

Fresh Air

Today was beautiful! It was warm (tied the record at 12C in Vancouver) and sunny. We walked to the park and Koen walked the whole three blocks there and back, plus running around wildly while there. It just feels so good to get out in the fresh air. When we were kids, we grew up on an acreage with a forest so we were outside all the time. I wish our kids had a yard like that but going to the parks will just have to do (we have a lot of parks in our neighbourhood)!
Kai met a friend named Koen (same spelling!) and they just ran around and wrestled each other. Kai is so outgoing. He invited the boy to his birthday party and then invited our neighbour as well. His birthday party isn't until August:)
(Kai loves shooting off the end of the slide on his stomach)
I realized that I really can't take a camera to the park while watching the two kids amongst the chaos of a million kids on a sunny day. That is the downfall of the big DSLR, you can't just stick it in your pocket. Maybe if Koen wasn't so mobile, it would be easier to actually try to get some shots of the kids. Right now, he just really needs to be watched because he is fearless.
Thanks to the Willms' for Koen's new amber necklace. They are supposed to be good for reflux and teething so I'm excited to try it out. Koen has been super grumpy due to the teething so we will see what happens! The clasp is magnetic so it is safe for them to wear.
I am more and more in love with our kids every day. Kai makes me laugh from what he says and Koen makes me smile from his adorableness. Koen is really listening well which really surprises me. I didn't even know that he understood that much. Boy, kids are smart! The only time he does not listen is if we are out walking somewhere and I ask him to come. He just runs away (Kai did the same thing). At home though, he will come if I call him.
Koen is now on a big boy schedule. He eats 3 big meals per day and 3 big bottles per day. One nap, usually from 11am-1pm (so NOT perfect with preschool). I usually still hold him when he drinks his bottle so that we have our bonding time, and besides, he really loves it. So do I. Otherwise, he is just go, go, go all day long.
Kai and Koen are now playing nicely together and I love it. Seriously, this is what I dreamed of. True, Kai still takes stuff out of Koen's hands but I love hearing them wrestle, chase each other, and giggle away.
Just showing Koen's new Canada shirt. It was in the girl section but I think it works just fine:) Talking about clothes, I have bought a whole bunch of new clothes over the past 2 months. I think I just didn't buy much over the last 4 years because I was in maternity clothes, and then just in some old clothes, then back in maternity clothes. I never spend this much on clothes but I just felt like everything I had was very old and outdated. One purchase that I made, that was a bit `interesting' was a pair of black skinny jeans (regularly $100!). I don't know if they were really made for my body type but they come in my size so someone must have to wear them! I'm going to my sister's stagette on Saturday so I'm going to wear them with my black boots and I think it might look okay....we'll see. I'll show you a picture:)

Kai loves this Bolt book (thanks Ali!) with all the buttons to push and especially since we just saw the movie. The boys do enjoy reading, although, they would probably rather wrestle.
All right, time to spend some time with my husband:)
Bon nuit.


  1. Anonymous10:59 PM

    Skinny jeans and boots go well together, I'm sure you'll be able to pull it off! :)

  2. interested to see your outfit :)
    my friend has an amber necklace for her youngest too - hope it works well for you!

  3. I love the pictures of your boys.. you are such a great photographer (and have some pretty sweet little subjects:)!

  4. One of my favorite times of day is holding Maya for her bottles...she is such a wiggle worm, I almost feel like I'm tricking her into a cuddle:) Love Koen's shirt...definitely unisex! I just bought my first pair of skinny jeans in November...and I must admit, I quite like them...especially with boots!