Monday, June 29, 2009

it's been a long time since I've updated! At least Meag has been posting about some things.

Both kids are growing so quick!!

Tym - is fantastic. We had a rough week a couple weeks ago where I would have given her away, alas I did not and am glad since she's worked through whatever it was and it fun and lovely again. She loves her brother and won't leave him alone. She now loves all his toys to - we need to remind her to let him play.

She tells the most elaborate stories... A few weeks ago she made one about how she was new here - and the moving truck dropped her off. We were her new family. Her old family lived in the ocean and her room was a box. her old mommy and daddy where missing and she was glad to have 2 moms now, and new baby brother. it's amazing the detail she can get it - and it can go on all day.

We registered her at lady Evelyn - the alternative school. It's a lovely school, the kindergarden teacher is awesome. Only downside is the long bus ride, but I bet she'll love it.

Her last day of daycare is tomorrow - it will be a long but lovely summer I think. I am going to enroll her in a couple of half day camps. Get her use to different people and places. One at swimming and one at gymnastics. She's excited.

Lake. is eating! He is a fantastic baby. Except he doesn't sleep. He is sitting up on his own and has the most amazing reach ever! He likes bananas but loves watermelon. He seemed to like sweet potato as well. He is quite stoic and tends to keep his emotions to himself. Unless of course he wants something - he will scream for it. Don't think about eating with him nearby if he can't have it, he will let you know he wants it!

We got an amazing to do list done on this house this weekend - Thanks to Auntie pepe who helped out. We are really starting to settle in, and it's lovely. We are going to try and revive growth in the back yard, somehow!

The summer is upon us! I don't beleive it's already here. nana and grampa arrive this afternoon - and canada day is around the corner. We are busy. And tired.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A double decker!

Tym's world became a little more exciting as she and I ventured downtown for some hanging out time. To get there I thought we'd take the bus. Along came one of the cities new double decker buses. Well Tym's eyes nearly bugged out of her head! "Look Mummy!" she shouted with glee. Up we went to the top deck and we got a seat right in front. What a view she had! She held onto the safety bar in front of her, swinging her legs double time, and kept saying "Waaaahooooo! I love the double decker!" She made sure to thank the bus driver (with no prompting from me) as we got off at our stop and proceeded to talk about the bus for the rest of the afternoon.

I don't think her world will ever be the same again!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

6 Months!

Dear Sumo:

6 months have flown by in a heartbeat. The changes in you from 8 p.m Dec.11 2008 have humbled and astonished me.

You are fully sitting up on your own with a wicked lunge/3 point stance when something catches your eye that's out of reach. You have a personal fancy for gnawing on Mama's chin though the kisses you give me are not far behind. Dancing with Tym is your all time favorite activity. It is not so much a laugh as a high pitched shriek of delight when we do this. We've started giving you some food (apple sauce and banana). You're not quite sure about eating but your curiosity is never ending. It is now impossible to have a drink or eat a snack while holding you. You've come to close to drinking/spilling a latte, steak and or beer lately! When you need a change in pace taking you up to our room and giving you some naked time makes all the difference. Rolling around, playing airplane and trying to get at the cats simply does it for you Sumo.

You've come so far in 6 short months my lil' man - may the next 6 be just as adventurous but a little slower in passing.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I picked Tym up from school on Monday. As one of her favorite teachers sees me, she starts laughing really hard and says "Wait! Wait! I have something to tell you!" Tym apparently was telling some random story to a friend of hers earlier that day when she busted out with "Mofo". The teachers had to leave the room because they were laughing so hard! I guess I should be more impressed that she used the shortened version instead of the real version. Right, so all those parent teacher conferences that start in Sept at J.K will be reserved for me. I've accepted this and will prepare my defense accordingly. Good thing we've got her going to the alternative school! Maybe they'll be more lenient on me!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

A time for Firsts

Lake has been quite the busy lad the past few days. He has hit many milestones none of which have made me stop looking and him and wishing he would slow down a little. I'm having quite the difficult time with him growing up so quickly.

He is sitting up by himself in the bath tub. Which nearly made Deah cry when I called her in to see him. Though she then quickly read me the riot act as he proceeded to fall over and clunk his head. In my defense, he was straining around trying to look at the toy Tym was showing him. As Deah is calming Lake down from his noggin' knockin' telling me I am to stand much closer next time so it doesn't happen again, Tym jumps in the middle of us and says "No Mama! Mummy didn't do anything. Baby Boy did it all by himself!" Thanks Tym for coming to my rescue.

Lake was also introduced to apple sauce yesterday. He made his desire for food very clear by grabbing Deah's banana and showing a piece in his mouth earlier in the day. He didn't seem that impressed with the banana, though the apple sauce was only mildly better. His face was more "I'm not sure of the texture" than anything else. That and Tym feed him his first spoonful - which nearly ended in his eye. I love that she wants to help so much but OY!

And Lake has fully recovered from his cold from hell. I swear when he decides to do something, he's gonna do it right. His first cold was certainly a bad one as Deah and I traded off 3 nights of sleeping sitting up with him on our chests, just so he could breath. However, seeing his lovely smile and shriek of delight again makes the neck and back pain fade away a little.

Finally, Lake has started giving hugs and kisses. Though they are more like "I am grabbing onto the tiny hairs at the nape of your neck which will force you towards me so I can then chew on your chin, or slime you with my drool". Either way - it's pretty amazing to have those tiny hands cling to you and want you near.