Monday, 22 October 2012

Fifteen months and counting...

Elijah is 15 months old! What a month it has been. In all honesty it started out as quite a crappy month. Elijah had to be in hospital, our house has mould, we had to give our notice to move out, it has been a whirl wind of a emotional rollercoaster. That all being said, we now we have a much needed visit with family. We are now in Calgary and Daddy is packing up our home in Vancouver (what is left of it after all the icky mould), and we get to see him soon! Elijah is missing him like crazy, and stands at the window calling "Da Da , Da Da".
Our little guy is feeling better each day, and is starting to become his jolly self again. He has learned the sign for 'hot' and practises it often while passing the stove. He also figured out how to stack up blocks making little towers, and he is getting pretty darn good at climbing UP the slide!
He has had a bit of time adjusting to being around so many people, so at night time when all the cousins have gone to bed he runs around as happy as can be and screams with delight and plays and plays. I think he is getting pretty tuckered out, the other day he slept till 12:00pm!
He still loves the bath, and when we went to visit Grandma Sandie she was fresh out...but the sink did the job quite nicely, and thanks to that moment Elijah now knows how to turn the taps on and off. When I wash his hands he will now grab the tap and turn it on full blast!
He is not much of a talker, but Elijah learned how to say "Papa" and he whispers it so sweetly! I do await the time when we get to find out what his little chatty voice sounds like.
Sometimes it does not matter how long your parents have been Vegetarian for, if your baby is a Carnivore one must embrace it. Elijah has discovered that he loves chicken, and after eating a hunk of beef jerky he is hooked! Hey when you are allergic to milk and eggs there is not much choice for a hungry boy! Apparently I am going to have to learn to cook meat. Yikes.
Oh and we have verified his apple allergy after a projectile vomit incidence and also his milk allergy with some yogurt- hive inducing-eye swelling- finger painting.
His top favourites are still watermelon and tomato sauce. Together they are even better! Do not knock it until you have tried it. Clara showed me the peanut butter sandwich dipped in milk trick, and it is amazing.
Elijah also loves to drive me crazy! With all the change and sickness, he did not let me put him down, we are excited for Daddy to join us, three weeks is way too long! Good thing Zia and uncle Reid gave me a break so I could go bra shopping at the mall, who knew that could be a break!
We are happy that we have had some fun Autumn activities with Hay rides, and farm visits! I forgot that in Alberta the Fall is quickly swept up by Winter... and you start thinking less about Halloween and pumpkins and more about Christmas and cookies.
Elijah's favourite book this month is 'Little Beauty', it is about a Gorilla who knows sign language. He loved it so much that he took it out our library bag, I repacked it, then he threw a fit at the library when I tried to return it. Needless to say I renewed it. He of course learned the sign for 'Gorilla' and was awe struck when he saw a real live Gorilla at the Calgary Zoo.
We are happy that Papa raked a pile a leaves for Eli to play in, because I hear that it is soon going to be replaced with a foot of snow! Oh man, you miss one winter and all of a sudden you are a Vancouver snob. Elijah loves to be outside and he is enjoing to cool Calgay weather.
Elijah is sound asleep in the bed as I write this, of  course without blankets, he hates covers of any kind. Yes at fifteen months he still does not have a crib. At this rate I think he might graduate straight to a big boy bed.
Thank you to all my wonderful friends and family who have been awesome to us this month, we really needed it. Love you.