Saturday, 28 July 2012

Twelve Months and Counting...

Elijah is now Twelve months old, it seems like yesterday that he was a watermelon snug inside my womb. It seems like only an instant ago that he was an itty bitty baby that I stared at all day long. Seems like only a moment before that he looked back at me with those unfocused newly opened eyes.  
Now he is tromping around and stealing floppy celery out of the fridge.... and spitting little bits on floor. It seems like magic how this little person has unfolded in such a small amount of time. Amazing. He has one new tooth on the bottom left, and another on the top trying to peak out. He has tried some new foods and he loves fish especially trout, but also salmon and snapper. His all time favourite is Kamut Puffs! He cannot get enough of them, seriously we find them everywhere. 
He is loving the independence that walking has given him, and is always on the move. He also would prefer if you did not hold his hand, apparently where ever he is going he would like to go on his own . He also tries to put his own shoes on. Oh and he also is currently  mastering the art of playing the Glockenspiel. Elijah is now signing for water, but after he takes a drink he keeps his mouth open so most of it ends up down his shirt.
We were at the library looking at books and he did the sign for potty, and so I took him and he peed! We are thrilled with this sign, and he has used it with success a few times now. So great. He also learned the sign for finished. Today he used it when Dan was changing him into his p.j's- okay dad I am done here. Speaking of bedtime Eli will only let Dad put him to bed now (a welcome change from the previous 11 months), and they read and sing until sweet slumber. His favourite books are In a people house and I'll teach my dog 100 words and his favourite song is On top of Spaghetti.  If Dan stops singing it, Eli will clap -like he is saying- come on Dad keep going. Too cute.
Eli is also making this ridiculous squinty face before we try to take a photo of him, apparently he is preparing himself for our flash. I have way too many photos of him doing this. Oh and he has really started dancing, he pumps his arms up in the air just like Clara. He has fallen in love with music and claps along happily.
Wow Twelve months have flown by. You are still our same happy busy baby....hmm toddler? When do they get that title? Not yet right??
We love you.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Elijah's Birthday Week

Monday is for Picnics in the Park
Tuesday is for Beach and Ocean Fun
Wednesday is for a trip to the Buddhist Temple
lunch in the Zen restaurant,
and a a trip to Steveston Fishing Village
Thursday is for the Aquarium to see the penguins
and the cold spray park in Stanley Park
Friday is for long walks and the library
Saturday is for confetti and pinatas
and a walk in Olympic Village
oh and a pie...well that was just for us
Sunday is for the Farmers Market and playing at the park
Happy Birthday Week

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

1st Birthday...

Our baby is one year old. Crazy.
We had a a party planned for Granville Island Spray park on Sunday....
but it was very rainy so we had a last minute pool party instead.
Elijah had a blast! He was so happy all day, and ate so much food!
Dan and I stayed up till 2:16am Calgary time (Elijah's time of birth) and my hubby served me sips of water through a straw...just like he did when I was in labor.
I might have cried just a little bit.
On Monday (his actual Birthday) we all slept in till 10:30am.
ate breakfast on our deck in the garden
(slept some more)
made a picnic for the park
and had a stellar time blowing the biggest bubbles ever,
playing with the parachute and eating too many cherries.
We love you so much Elijah Xavier.

Monday, 9 July 2012

My Birthday...

a perfect picnic at Jericho Beach
Dan's pizza from scratch
my wonderful sisters decorations on the window
pink lemonade in mason jars
impromptu pyjama yoga with Clara
pumpkin pancakes the size of my plate
a gift from my hubby to Whistler to see Krishna Das....
(Yippee!! cannot wait till August)
all the wonderful surprise gifts and cards in the mail
thanks for spoiling my on my 30th Birthday!
It was magical.