Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fall leaves

Darcy and Caelan enjoying the beautiful weather.


These two can play so well together when they choose to.
I just wish they chose to more often.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tummy time

Ronan is enjoying his tummy time more and more.  He's starting to push himself backwards and gets frustrated when he gets himself stuck in a corner, against the wall, or under the couch. He's also discovered that if he pulls on a blanket the toys on it also come closer.  Such a smart boy! xo

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

rub a dub dub

Another first ...

The chaos that is two boys in the bath at the same time...

Fun times ahead.

Monday, September 16, 2013

short arms or big head?

For those of you that didn't know or never realized it, when babies are young their arms are too short for them to be able to touch their hands above their head. 
Either that or their heads are just too big. 
The latter being the more probable explanation.
Babies need time to grow into those big fat heads.
Well Ronan has reached another milestone.
He is now able to stretch those arms and touch his hands above his head...
with Daddy's help.

Friday, September 13, 2013

photobomber strikes again!

The weather has been nice and warm with above seasonal temperatures which means that I haven't had a chance to get Ronan in this handsome outfit before today.

It was definitely my last opportunity however as my little monkey was really already to big for it and kept popping the snaps open on his overalls!  Still had to get a picture, but someone else thought he should be in on it too!

summer conversations with Caelan

Me: Caelan could you please help me put these away in this bag?
Caelan: Yes
Me: Caelan I asked for you to help put them in the bag, not on the bag!
Caelan: Okay Mom...
(repeat all of above)
Me: Caelan are you trying to make me cross?
Caelan: That's my job Mom!

two days later...

Me: Come here pumpkin
Caelan: Mom, why you call me pumpkin?
Me: I don't know

(repeat above at least once)
 Caelan: Mom, why you call me and my Ronan pumpkin?
Me: Because you're orange and round!
Caelan: Mom I'm not round I'm oval! My face is oval mom, not round.

Apparently no concern about being called orange though...

(August 12th and 14th)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

six months already!!

Celebrated by taking a little bounce in the jolly jumper

weight: 18lbs. 9oz.
length: 69cm

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Caelan found the perfect spot to watch the races with Dad...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

My Little Baker

Love that Caelan still gets excited about baking with Mommy.
Here we're getting ready to make cookies.

Friday, September 6, 2013

hard to argue with that!

Darcy, why are you eating your toast upside down?

That way the nutella touches my tongue first and it tastes better that way.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


At almost six months old, you have almost mastered getting your soother in your mouth ...

Still need a bit more practice though.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back to school 2013

A quick pic of the girls as they head off on their first day of school.
Darcy is still at the same school and in grade 5.
Ry is starting grade seven at the high school.  Apparently the grade 7/8's are kept apart from the high school students but it's still a big step for her (and Mom!). 
They both had a great first day.  Hooray!
 It was difficult to get Caelan to stand still for a back to school picture.  He was all over the place this morning!  He did amazing on his first day back as a senior in kindergarten.  Walked back in like he owned the place, hung up his sweater on his hook (same one as last year), took off his hat and started to change his shoes.  We were so worried that there wouldn't be enough consistency from last year but it all worked out in the end.  One of his teachers in the same, the other is on mat leave.  We ended up getting back one of Caelan's EA's from last year (HUGE HOORAY!) and a new nurse was assigned.  I attended the first two days of school to train the nurse and make sure she was comfortable with Caelan and his routine.

Monday, September 2, 2013


Ronan enjoyed his first visit up to our friend's cottage.  We used to go annually and haven't been in a while... In fact I'm not sure we've been up since Caelan was born.  Caelan's trache doesn't mix well with campfire, sand or water so it's been something we've avoided.  So not only was this Ronan's first visit to the cottage, it may also have been Caelan's! Definitely his first overnighter. I think we might have been up once before for the day though... not sure.  My memory just isn't what it used to be!!

Caelan's been asking all summer to make a sand castle.  Well, he finally did it.  My nerves were a mess the whole time but we all survived.  It's hard work making sand castles.  It takes lots of focus and concentration, just look at that tongue as proof!!

Thanks for a great time!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

2013 birthday party for 5 + 1

Love these hooligans!
Ella, Caelan, Ryland, Ronan, Darcy and Lucas
Years ago my girlfriend and I decided that we'd pick a random day that wasn't close to any of our children's actual birthday to have a birthday party for all of them!  We live beyond opposite ends of the city and the kids all have parties with their school friends and celebrations with family; to try and get together on top of all that was starting to become a scheduling nightmare!
Ronan crashed this year's party since he'll still have everyone at his first birthday bash, but after that he'll be one of the gang.