Thursday, November 13, 2008

Back with the flu!

Well we're back from our trip out west. Despite the non-stop rain we had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Brendan slept the entire 4 hour plane ride there and then let us have a fabulous late night meal at the Subeez Cafe downtown. I thought we'd look like crazy folk out with our baby at almost 10pm in a noisy restaurant. However, there was another couple there with their baby who looked scarily similar to Brendan so I guess we aren't that bad after all. So thank god for evening flights. We did a fair amount of hiking and we splurged and took the sky ride up Grouse Mountain. Brendan loved being outdoors and the weather didn't even phase him.

They had orphan bears on top of the mountain. Ryan got incredibly camera happy so we have about 50 pictures of these bears. The keeper was there at the same time as us so we got to chat with her about them and I got to throw them some apples, sweet potatoes and carrots.

Lil'B enjoying his brand new Maclaren stroller.

One of the only family shots we got on the whole vacation.

This is what happens when you leave baby unattended with daddy's wallet (he decides VISA would make a wonderful teether). I can't believe we thought this was cute - holy germs!.

Baby's first plane ride.. well technically second since it was taken on the way home but still. Nursing on the way up and down was a saviour.

Some gorgeous shots of the rockies taken from out plane window... they really are amazing

Today Brendan goes for his 6 month shots. Hopefully we don't have another episode of screaming uncalmable baby on our hands this afternoon. It just breaks my heart to see him so upset and not be able to tell him that it is for the best. As for me, I seem to have gotten the flu somewhere along the way. Hopefully a healthy dose of fenugreek tea will get me back to normal ASAP. For now I am going to try to rest rest rest.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

We're outta here!

Yay! We're finally leaving for Vancouver tonight. I say finally as if I've been waiting for this trip for a long time when really we booked it less than a week ago. I like to think we can still be spontaneous even though we have a baby now. It's kinda nice. On the one hand I'm all for spontaneity like in the case of booking a trip last minute or making impulse buys such as the new camera last week. On the other hand I'm a total planning freak. On our trip to Washington, DC in 2007 I planned our daily activities right down to the restaurants we would be eating in. This time around it is much the same. I think I just feel as though we should get as much as we can into what little time we have in these places and not miss out on anything.

This week's highlights:

Obama winning the U.S. presidential election. It is just amazing to have witnessed this remarkable event in history.

Another highlight was the birthday of a friend and my first night out alone. Last night I went out for a drink with her and some other friends from university to celebrate. I can't believe how much we've all changed since we first met a few years ago. Where does time go? Unfortunately I had to skip out on the karaoke because I had to get home to Ryan and Brendan. I was so proud of Ryan getting Brendan to sleep on his own. I know he can be unbelievably difficult to settle at times which is why I am happy I landed someone so patient (both with Brendan and myself on my bad days). Another plus this week week.. Brendan only woke up once at 4am last night and conveniently it was when I had to drive Ryan to the train.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Weekend

Friday was our first Halloween with Brendan and at our new house. I originally wanted to make Brendan a costume (specifically a pumpkin) but that never ended up happening as I've been so busy with everything else so I broke down and got him a costume. I couldn't believe that the only reasonably priced baby costumes were Winnie the Pooh characters. So Brendan was a "Tigger" for Halloween.

We thought it would be cute to sit him in the candy bowl.. he loved it.

He really can't wait for next year when he can maybe actually eat some candy and go out trick-or-treating

Saturday we spent all day drywalling what will be Brendan's room.

Sunday we went downtown to MEC to get some gear for our upcoming trip. Afterwards I talked Ryan into walking to my favourite vegetarian restaurant Fresh only to find out when we got there that we could've gone to the one that was only 1km away from where we parked, not 5! Anyway, we both enjoyed our meals. I had the green goddess bowl with sweet potato fries and a wheatgrass shake and Ryan had the spicy black bean wrap, fries and a Steam Whistle. mmmmmm. Brendan also thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant and let everyone know by letting out high pitched squeals the whole time and trying to grab everything in sight.

A side note.. I bought a pair of Lululemon pants while we were downtown and it is true, they are so so comfortable and figure flattering.

(It also didn't occur to me that mention of Jake has been lacking from the blog. Here is the wonderdog! Small but mighty.)