Friday, September 30, 2011

Last week I went in to wake Noah from his nap (we had to pick Owen up from school) and this is how I found him :) Just one of the perks of working from home. Such a silly boy he is.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mid Autumn Moon Festival

I was reminded of the Mid Autumn moon festival after seeing a t.v commercial - oops! luckily we didn't miss it and planned a very last minute get together with some friends that have children from China and Vietnam. We are so glad to have friends that are up for anything last minute and we enjoyed a great evening together celebrating the holiday!

Our fun began early evening with some lantern decorating. Trying to take photos while keeping the glittery mess contained was no easy task, but we managed. Some little kids preferred minimal glitter and placed each decorative spot carefully, while others preferred their lantern to be covered in glitter (Owen and Hannah).

We ordered Asian from a local restaurant and Catherine made some delicious cookies for dessert that represented the moon.

Catherine ended up holding both of the new babies while we got the kids ready for the lantern parade outside.

Owen with his lantern during the parade - he kept calling it the "Automatic Moon Festival". It was cute so we didn't bother correcting him :)

Noah with his lantern

Check out that beautiful moon!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Owen and Noah had a Dentist appointment today and they did great! Owen has been to the Dentist before but for some reason I don't think I have any pictures of his first appointment. He voiced his dislike about going to the appointment this morning but didn't mind when he was there, he even had xrays done!

Teeth cleaned, new toothbrush, toothpaste, toy picked out, and more importantly no cavities!

Noah wasn't too keen on things at first - this is a very typical looking Noah :)

He settled once the Dentist gave him a ride in the chair. He listened to what he was supposed to do and was such a brave boy!
he was happy watching the t.v on the ceiling - an episode of Max and Ruby kept him entertained. No cavities for him either!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Last weekend we tried to get some cute photos of all three boys together. Luckily, after about an hour we had a few pictures we loved :)

Grayson didn't have his eyes open but at least he wasn't screaming :)

Some of the pics that didn't make the cut are still some of my favourite. I love the 'brotherly love' felt in the pics :)

1 Month

The last couple of weeks have been so busy that I haven't found the time to take the camera out and snap photos of our little baby! I was able to take a few pictures this afternoon while the other kids napped, but I really need to make an effort to take some more photos of Grayson.

At 3 weeks old Grayson developed baby acne, it's common with newborns and there isn't much you can do to treat it. I've just been washing his face a couple of times a day with warm water and a soft washcloth and it doesn't appear to be as bad as it was last week. Hopefully it clears up soon but I have read it can last a few months.

Grayson feeds every 2-3 hours and has given us an occasional 4 hour stretch of sleep, but a 2 hour sleep pattern seems to be routine lately. He has been waking at 5am the last few nights/mornings to feed and that has made for some very early mornings for me. No time to nap or rest much during the day and it's taking a toll on me! Last night when I woke to feed Grayson I realized I hadn't changed into my pajamas - I'm in serious need of sleep! All that feeding must be doing something though because my sweet baby now weighs 9lbs 5oz, his height is 55cm, and his head circumference is 37cm.

I just love this little face :)

We caved and gave him a soother - he was feeding and then soothing for an hour at a time and it was far too much for me.

The photo is blurry so I'll have to work on getting a better one soon - but he's been smiling more the last couple of days. I'm not sure if he was smiling when he recognized me or heard my voice this afternoon - but I like to think he was :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Junior Kindergarten

Owen had his introduction to Kindergarten today and it couldn't have gone better! he woke up excited to get ready for school and to meet his teacher and "new friends" . We joined the rest of the Junior Kindergarten students and parents in the school gym for a short liturgy and then went to his class to meet his teacher and to see the classroom. His teacher had set up a scavenger hunt for the kids to explore the different learning centers and become familiar with the classroom. When it was time to leave Owen wasn't quite ready :) he wanted to stay and play more, the senior kindergarten students were outside for recess and he wanted to stay and play with them.

Here are some pictures of my cutie on his first day of school!

His teacher is fantastic and we couldn't be happier with how his first day went!