Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Artistic Me

I love my new camera! This is my attempt at art. No Ansel Adams, but it'll do!

Rob thinks I use this feature too much. Wait until I tell him I'm trying to figure out the "action shot" setting....

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

Fall is filled with so many fun things to do. Better get them in before the snow! We took the kids to a pumpkin patch, complete with 6 acre corn maze, tractors, hay and a wagon ride. Despite a few balloon "incidents," we had a great time.

Look how big our boys are!!
Sebastian's even taller, but refused to stand up. He climbs on everything, including other kids, but as soon as I want him to climb on something, the kid's got spagetti legs.
Nothing says Thanksgiving like a giant sling shot for firing pumpkins.

The balloon. Words of advice: when your child is screaming like one of those banshees on Nanny 911, and a 15 year-old kid gives you a helium balloon to make him stop, just tell the teenager to keep his balloon and high-tail it out. It's not worth it!!! Especially when your banshee (i.e. sweet 3 year old) has a mild case of OCD....

More Pumpkin Patch

Just spending a beautiful fall afternoon chillin' in the comforts of a tractor inner tube. Oh, to be a farmer? These pictures are for sure coming out on either one of the boys' wedding days. Especially the one where Sebastian is eating the display.

Matthew, like Rob, would now love to own a tractor like this one. You know, for our 100 sq. feet of lawn.

The 6 acre corn maze. Luckily Rob new what he was doing, or we'd still be in there!

Donkey Sanctuary

A little while ago, I took the boys to the Donkey Sanctuary for something a little different to do. I figured Matthew would enjoy petting the donkeys and running around on a farm. He loved it! They had about 60 donkeys (all of them rescued), some sheep, goats and a couple of dogs. It was so much fun.

Matthew brushing Apollo the donkey.

Sebastian getting to know a sheep...


Bye, Bye Donkeys!

Bedtime Stories

We're so lucky that both our boys love being read to. It's part of our night-time routine and Matthew will not go to sleep without at least 2 stories. He's learning to pick out the longer ones to delay bedtime just a little longer. He's also really getting into telling stories himself. A favourite is The 3 Little Pigs, when he shouts at the top of his lungs "Not by the hair on my chinny, chin chin!"

I took these pictures because Matthew insisted on wearing pajamas very similar to Sebastian's (they both have feet! Matthew looks absolutely adorable!), and then wanted to read him a story in his rocking chair. A lot more giggling happened than reading, but I got the pictures just the same. Another memory to cherish for when they are both so big they won't want to do this together. And certainly not in pajamas with feet!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sebastian 9 and 10 months

Oh my goodness, life seems to be so crazy these days. Sorry about not updating the blog. I have a tonne of pictures, so I'll do my best to update in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, here are some pictures of Sebastian at 9 and 10 months. He's growing like a weed! He can clap and wave and wiggle up the stairs like a bat out of hell. He's cruising on everything now and will take a very tentative step while holding on with only one hand. He uses his walking toys all the time now, much to Matthew's delight and sometimes annoyance. The people at the gym daycare call him "the climber" and "the monkey" because he climbs on EVERYTHING, but mosly other kids. That's my boy!

9 Months and up the stairs: "You can't catch me!!"

His favourite thing is still his silly older brother.

10 months: loves books and the phone. In no particular order.

I will try hard to update this week, just in time to get behind on the million Halloween pictures I am sure to take!