Monday, August 31, 2009

ha ha

Joseph likes to watch me make supper. I guess it's funny?

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Joseph has two teeth. And a fairly large mouth.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

bonne fete-ing

Happy Birthdays, Laura and Bill! Thanks, Flahertys, for the good party and the guh-ood food. Joseph particularly enjoyed the creme caramel.

This is Willy the Gecko. He likes crickets, not creme caramel.

Friday, August 28, 2009

this is where we keep them

It helps with organization and such.

And they like it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

his laugh

... or his imitation of a puppy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

this is so fun

That's what Ireland squealed, just centimetres from my nose, when we were playing Twister on the front lawn. Well, Matt, Becca, and I were playing Twister... Ireland was skipping across the mat, throwing random appendages on the coloured dots.

But - oh boy - is she right. Trips home to Shaunavon are filled with swimming and combining and playing with cousins and visiting Great-Grandma and eating breakfast with Papa and learning new things.

Thanks for the fun. We'll be back soon.

This is Grammie and Papa's new house... and those are all their grandkids' names written in the sidewalk curb... is that vandalism? If so, David did it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

eight is great

Joseph is eight months... and can pull himself up and chew with his two front teeth and clap and, of course, pose for photos.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

we interrupt these messages...

... to bring you a Happy Anniversary.

Three years of wedded goodness. What fun.

Monday, August 10, 2009

outside voice

... even though we are inside.

very moving

Joseph's parents are very proud to announce that their son crawled two little creeps on Sunday. Very tentative, very slow, but very determined. Now today is Monday and I am trying to record the crawling so we can someday look back and remember this momentous occasion. But... Joseph decided he wanted to showcase waving and yelling instead. Babies... so stubborn.

Anyway, voila.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

take a hike

That's what we felt Joseph was saying to us this morning. And because he can't stay home alone, we took him with us. We went to Mount Nemo, part of the Bruce Trail, and had a leisurely hike. And while walking at a snail's pace, we saw some interesting things... like a snail, for instance, and a toad. Joseph touched leaves and rocks and moss and bark... he's a nature-y guy for sure.

(Thanks, Grammie Helen, for the gifts cards for the carrier... Joe loves his new ride.)

busy busy busy

Before Joseph was born, we let a lot of things slide. Dishwasher and potato inspection, for example. Thanks, Joe, for picking up the slack.

(about David's toenails... yes, they are purple... it's medicine for his toes... not polish)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

tooth fairy

Ladies and gentlemen... no pictures to show for it... but we officially declare today The Day of the First Tooth.
  • bottom right
  • very sharp
  • difficult to get camera inside child's mouth
  • will try again later