Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Muskoka family get-a-way

Once again we headed out in the middle of beautiful nowhere with our friends Beth and Jesse and their 2 kids Annie and Meredith. It was a nice way to break in the new mini-van with a fantastic drive through Algonquin Provincial Park. We had a great tail-gate pic-nic there and saw a moose as well. The Loser Cruiser - well I can admit it has its advantages for long drives. The main one being the lack of screaming from Lake. What a treat that was! Tym and Annie did awesome playing together all weekend from roasting marshmallows, starting the morning fire, playing dress-up and making salt dough. It was a fantastic family get-a-way with great friends.

I actually had the better part of a week and half off so I was spoiled with lots of Lake time. It was awesome! Something happened with him and I during my time off as we seemed to bond more and understand each other. I know it sounds odd, but there is nothing like your son literally flailing about in excitement when he sees you when previously he didn't react like that. I'm now able to bounce or sway him to sleep no problem (as long as he has a full belly of course!) and he loves to "fly" just as much as Tym did. His interest in food is still ridiculous but he is not actually ready for it yet. When we've spoon fed him breast milk or his teething meds he spits out the majority of it with a look of "what the hell is this? Just give me the spoon to suck on!"

Lake's sitting up on his own albeit he's still a little tipsy at times. I had him sitting in the grass for the first time and the look of awe on his face was humbling. He just stared at the grass and slowly moved his hand amongst the blades. He is also weighing in at just shy of 20 lbs. It's nice that he's slowed down a bit in his weight gain and is staying even in his clothes lately.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Great Mother

On my left forearm I have a tattoo called "The Great Mother". It's a simple black silhouette of a woman that I got when Tym was 4 months old. I've told Tym the story about this tat before and lately she's been pretty fixated on it.

The other day as I was leaving for work, Tym came running down the stairs.

"Mummy! Mummy! Wait! I have to tell you something!"
"Alright Tym. What is it?"
She grabs my left arm and says: "When you start missing me at your work, just look at your arm and think of me. I love you. Hug and kiss now!"

Damn kid sent me to work with tears in my eyes!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

So maybe she's not the next Pele

Tym and I were driving in the Loser Cruiser last week, just chatting when out of nowhere she says:

"Mummy, I think soccer is really boring."

Heartbroken. Sigh.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

So it's been to long since we posted!

Tym is now getting very good at her bike with training wheels. They ventured on the sidewalk the other day!

On Friday I took Tym to the doctor to check out her ear. She was amazing. The doctor scraped waxout for 10 minutes or so and Tym hardly flinched. She could see 80% of the ear drum and it looked good. Ok'ed for swimming again! The doctor also took out 2 splinters Tym received ont he deck- that took another 15 minutes. And she hardly flinched again - she was awesome!

We have been going through a rough spot with her - she is 4, there is no doubt. We've heard a lot that what they are like at 4 is a window to their teens. OYE! She's going to bording school! She has been quite a handful with her attitude and such. But the next minute she's turn around and do something sooo sweet you love her all over again!

Lake is doing well - he's 18.5lbs now, and turns 5 months next week. It's amazing to watch him grow into a baby - no newborns around here anymore. He can roll both ways if you let him. he loves looking at books - especially the Dora one Tym got on Saturday. last week we had our first teething day with him. He cried for 3.5 hours straight until we gave him advil. Now we have our homeopathics all ready to go. He's getting fussy at the table - he wants to eat what we are eating. So much so that at matt and sarah's on Sunday he grabbed pork from my plate. We've given him some homeopthics by spoon and some breastmilk - he seems to enjoy the experience. So now we are on the prowl for a booster seat for him so he can sit at the table with us. He is also 'almost' sitting up on his own. It's amazing how quickly they grow up!!

last weekend we 'de-catted' our room and he seems to be sleeping better. Last night I slept upstairs with him to test it - and he was congested this morning. Lake is allergic to the cats! This makes us sad. Poor Belle is miserable - the bedroom was her domain.

Lake has very sensitive skin - and has excema around his ears and on his bits. It is starting to get better slowly - but he doesn't do good when he's in a prefold - the fitted diapers are much easier on his skin.

One last thing - Tym started soccer last weekend. It is amazing to watch her play soccer with her friends. You can see Meag's pride rise with each run. Our little girl is really growing up.