A Little Catching Up…

September 30th, 2008

God, it’s been like forever since I last updated The Blog. I’m just going to tell you to check back, waaaaay back for the first update, and keep checking over the next few days. The Boo has now been officially sleeping through the night (knock on wood) and waking up at a reasonable hour, so I feel like I have energy to do stuff again. And part of the stuff is this blog! Tadaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Mayne Island

August 22nd, 2008

We were extremely lucky to have access to a cabin on Mayne Island for a week. It was a perfect way to connect as a family, to hang out and veg. There was a lot of eating, drinking and napping….

Waiting to get on the ferry. “Puppy! Puppy!” There were lots of puppies getting on the ferry, Hannah was in her glory visiting with various dogs and their generous owners:

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On the ferry (I just so cute!):

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We brought bubbles with us, and Hannah loved them. Sadly, we only did it once, since daddy accidentally spilled the stuff after a great first session. (Note the scrapes on Hannah’s face after taking a tumble–she is getting so fast with her semi-mobility these days, it’s hard to keep up with her.)

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“Wock, wock!”

Hannah wanted to rock in the rocking chairs out on the deck. Constantly. She’s stand at the patio doors, look out and bang on the glass shouting “Wock, wock!” until we got dressed and got her out there. Things were OK for a while until she wanted to stand. A child that could barely walk properly, wanted to stand upright on the seat of the rocking chair and rock. Argh.

I have a picture of myself at this age in almost exactly the same position looking much like Hannah:
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There was lots of reading and drinking involved in this holiday. By everyone. My friend had left a delicious pile of mags by the side of the couch. I went through every one of them. Such a frivolous way to spend time. I loved it.

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And then there was a hike. Hannah protested quite a lot of the trip, and then…there was quiet. I had no idea she knew how to sleep in the Beco!

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Daddy did his fair share of looking after Hannah, also known as “Boo Wrangling” It always involved two velvet red cushions, Hannah’s Playmobil, some rough and tumble play, and a bellybutton.

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“Aihpl.” (airplane):
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“Blehbleah.” (bellybotton):

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Daddy’s blehbleah:

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“…And where’s Hannah’s bellybutton??”

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She has had a total fascination for finding her bellybutton and anyone else’s as well. At dinnertime, she often will try to stuff beans, rice kernels or pasta shells in it. She’s a determined little girl! At diaper changes, often a bean or a rice kernel will fall out of her bellybutton. LOL!
“Dadaaaa!”

Hannah would sit at the table, eat her dinner and look at this painting across from her. It cracked us up to hear her happy “Dadaaaah!”

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Waterpark at Lumberman’s Arch.

July 28th, 2008

It was Leos second birthday today, and we were happy to spend it with him. We hung out at the waterpark, and Hannah totally loved it. I don’t know how, since that water is so freaking cold! Here she is, scootching along. It’s funny, when I thought about this summer and her stages of development, I thought she’d be walking by now, but she is not, still just happy scootching. This makes it difficult for her to wear any bathing suits, since she’d shred the heck out of them in the bum area. Cotton onesies are much tougher, and she’s happy in them, so here she is…
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I Can Stand!!!

July 20th, 2008

She’s finally figuring out how to stand! I caught her on camera at Folk Fest, practicing standing. I LOVE the expressions on her face in these pictures, they make me laugh every time I see them. I think here we’re at the end of the day, ready to take her home and tuck her into bed, and I do think we went back later that night to see Michael Franti and Spearhead. Total magic, once again. At one point, I remember watching everyone around me dancing and jumping metres into the sky, and wondering where they got the energy from. Then I remembered, they probably had not been up since before 6AM with a baby. Gah.

Here’s my little Folk Fest Muffin:
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Note the cherry stains around her mouth. She enjoyed the day to the fullest. It was HOT that day!

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Jazzfest at Victory Square

June 21st, 2008

It was a coolish day, we rode our bikes to get there, and had a chill time hanging out with Hannah. She loved people (and puppy) watching…

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Just checking the program to see what’s next:

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And some general cuteness

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Chillin’ with Baby Jack.

June 17th, 2008

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I so cute.
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That Tigger’s silly.
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That not how you do it!

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Don’t eat that! It not good for you.

Jack is Hannah’s little friend, her mom is a very good friend to me. We regularly hang out, and it’s been a total treat watching Jack grow. I’m sad to say his mom is at work full-time again and we won’t be hanging out as frequently anymore. I miss them a lot!

General Cuteness…

June 17th, 2008

Her little friend, Leo is just off camera. There’s something very special between those two, Hannah repeats “eee-oooo” every chance she gets…
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Where ya going, little one?

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I just LOVE the next ones…

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Thinkin’ Bout a New Camera…

June 17th, 2008

I am thinking of getting a new, fancy camera, so I have been playing with the camera I have at my disposal right now and finding out what settings it has:

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Blue, our resident dog. Hannah’s first word was ‘puppy’ due to him. He’s a sweet-natured guy, lets Hannah climb all over him. He’s moved to his own house somewhere now, so we’ll miss the guy. Bye bye, Blue…

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Hannah at Grandma and Grandpa’s House…

June 17th, 2008

Went to visit G&G two weekends ago, and Hannah helped hand out cards to the birthday people. We celebrated my birthday, Michael’s cousin’s birthday, Father’s day, and we visited with Aunt Dorothy who was out from back east. Sadly, Grandma was still in the hospital at this point and we were really missing her. She got out a few days later.

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Handing out cards…

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A Typical Summer Day This Summer…

June 16th, 2008

The days starts with Hannah waving daddy goodbye at the front door.

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Then she moves to the back door, where she eagerly waits, calling “Eee-oh! Eee-oh!” and generally just wants out. Mommy eats breakfast and stalls for Hannah to go out, since mommy is still wearing pyjamas, but that hardly ever stops us.
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Then it’s into the sea of plastic. It’s all Hannah ever wanted. Hannah recently learned how to climb up a slide. I was standing talking to a neighbor, I notice Hannah is very quiet, I look over, and she’s sitting at the top of the slide, waiting to slide down. Minor heart attack! LOL.

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Climbing in and out of cars:

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