Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
"Come on, Sebastian! Come look at the water. But you have to WALK." Spoken just like his Daddy!
Loving every second with Grandma.
"What about this one? I think it would look great in our cornucopia." Yep, my son not only can pronounce, but knows the meaning of the word cornucopia. Thanks, Nana! Even Indy enjoyed the cool air and bright sunshine.
These next pictures are just me having fun with the camera. It's so hard not to take a million pictures of such adorable people!
Making the siren sound in the 1940's truck was another. They're both really smart boys, but may have hearing problems...."Only once" meant absolutely nothing to them. In fact, when being told this instruction by a fire fighter, both looked at him like he was reciting quantum physics. (Which Matthew may understand)
The only low-light of the day for Sebastian was Sparky, the fire-dog. Much like animatronics, Sebastian does not care for costume-clad characters. We found the best way to threaten Sebastian into staying with us instead of running off in every direction was to tell him Sparky was coming. We're horrible, we know, but seriously, he's TWO; anything to get him to stay in one spot for more than 3 seconds! Anyway, we made it up to him by getting ice cream after the event. All's well that ends in ice cream.
Now both the boys want to be firefighters. I hope it's not related to the obsession with that pole....
Monday, October 12, 2009
Eat ice cream:
Hang around the kitchen table and tell stories:
And generally just catch up with old friends.
Now, Sebastian is not doing too much talking (or at least, he wasn't when this was taken), but he did learn the word "Josh." When we left Indiana, it was "Josh?" complete with hands up in questioning as in "Where's Josh?" Since we left, any new male he meets, he calls Josh. Obviously he made a new friend!
Thank you so much Josh, Myah, Sophie, Halle and Ian for being the best hosts we could ask for! Can't wait to do it again really soon!
Our friends making new ones.
Matthew refused to take his shades off, even in the barn. The result: Corey Hart pictures of Boy with Goat.
Our kids are so cute!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Some time at the cottage. Sebastian needs to be everywhere Matthew is and usually insists on hugging or holding Matthew's hand. It's cute until Matthew no longer wants to be hugged/held. Then Sebastian tackles him.
African Lion Safari with Grandma. Another successful trip, despite the cold weather. At least we didn't get rained on...surprising, given the year we've had!
Happy rest of your summer!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Fresh off the plane, we had a "Welcome to Our Home" party for Darren and Nicola. To celebrate, Sebastian got out the bubbles. That kid will do anything for bubbles. Apparently, it's genetic, but I will not run. Not even for bubbles.
While at the cottage we got a chance to go for lunch with both sets of Aunts and Uncles. Since they live on different continents, it was an exciting event. Our children were, let's say, "spirited" and I wouldn't be surprised if cousins were put on the back burner for a couple more years. If the idea wasn't scrapped altogether.
The cottage experience wouldn't be the same without a campfire. In this one, Uncle Darren is likely answering one of Matthew's "But, Why?" questions with an elaborate (and factual) answer that would make any adult's head explode. Luckily, Matthew just absorbs it all and continues on an endless path of alternating "But, Why?" and "How do you spell *insert word of choice here*?"
Sebastian is quite a character these days. And by character, I mean: Huge. His 18 month check- up told us he's a ginormous 32lbs (for all you moms, that's a size 5 diaper and a size 2T shirt!). He's not saying much, but "Mine," "Bubbles," "Yogurt," and, of course, when a camera appears, "Cheese." I guess he says that last one when he sees the actual food as well.
Look at those adorable, chubby, edible cheeks!!
Here he's watching Matthew play soccer. Also, hamming it up.
While he doesn't say much, he's quite the singer. His favourites include The ABCs (which he has re-named The EFGs for the part he knows), and Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Pictured here, complete with boat.
Then, there's Matthew. What can I say about Matthew, except: Where did my baby go???? He's ALWAYS talking (case in point: first trip to the cottage, he talked the entire 3 hour car ride, barely stopping to catch his breath). He is reading. Not just memorizing, but actually sounding out words and reading. He's also started spelling. Don't worry, he's started the Mensa testing this week.
Here he is being dragged behind Boaty on the tube. "FASTER, DADDY!!" could be heard all across the lake. Finally, a rare moment of peace.
So, there it is. A post. You're welcome.
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