Monday, 24 November 2014

Life around here lately...

We are getting all ready for our month in Mexico!! We leave on Thursday for Zihuatanejo!! From there we will venture to a little fishing village. Oh did I mention that we are not coming home until the new year?! Yup. Super awesome. I have been busily packing, Dan is working away, and the kids are playing hard.
As we will be busy (not being busy) in our house on the beach (without internet) we wish everyone an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We do wish we could see everyone this holiday, we will miss you! We send love, hugs, and kisses!! 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Ten months and counting...

Gavin Luca is ten months old! The time is going by way too quickly. He is such a chatty boy- he loves to say "DA DA DA DA DA" and his token grunt "AH AH AHHH" and now he is even trying to say Elijah! It is not even close but it is so cute.
He is still as busy as ever! He is obsessed with the broom, and the recycling. Gavin also loves to play with his nesting blocks, the west jet airplane, and the green tractor. He plays on his own so contently, zooming things around sitting on his knees. He thinks stuffed animals are hilarious and puppets making him giggle every time. 
Quite often he will have a toy sticking out of his mouth crawling around and grunting, but his favourite is this yellow tube and it makes his grunts even louder. It sounds hilarious!
He still loves eating! I just adore the sound of him when he really likes something "OM NOM NOM". He also loves to show you his food and clap for himself. If he is thirsty he will kick his legs frantically so his seat bangs on the chair, and occasionally he will do the sign for water...but he prefers the  kicking method.
He is standing very strong and will cruise around with the walker, I think he may grace us with a few steps soon! For now he prefers his fast crawl with his loud hand smacks- you can hear him coming- WAP WAP WAP.
At night Gavin joins his big brother for story time and falls soundly asleep in Dads arms, then Dan carries him to bed. So sweet. I love the new routine. Yeah Daddy!
We love you.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Color Discovery...

Today Elijah discovered some coloured vellum paper in the craft box and was holding them up to his eyes, he was amazed that everything changed to that color. Then he started overlapping the paper to make new colors, he was so excited when he mixed blue and red "look mom! I made the night sky. Then "MOM MOM!! Blue and yellow make GREEN, I made GREEN"!  So then we had the idea to make little looking windows, Elijah helped cut out the shapes and tape the sticks. Then he insisted that we go outside right away to observe and explore. Then my little scientist lined up his new tools and went to work observing mushrooms, flowers, and the sky. He also made a little rock "dinosaur museum" and thought it looked quite good in blue. He was totally in his element. I love you lil' dude.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Salmon Run.

This was one of the most amazing things we have ever seen! The salmon swimming against the tired, and then seeing perfect little round eggs float down and nestle in the sand. Elijah and Gavin were both so excited. Simply magical. To cap it all off we had a lovely dinner with wonderful new friends.