Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Katie has proven that she is definitely NOT and old dog and CAN learn new tricks! She has started to get close to turning over onto her stomach from on her back. It pretty much looks like this:
From the bottom up, with her legs turning over and then tummy and now the only thing left to do is get over that one arm. She'll get a little frustrated, so mom helps her out...
...and flips her over so we can see what might happen when we flip over...FUN and kisses!
The new tricks continue when we see this...Which is also known as Mega Head Control and Leaning Up On Arms. I can totally see her doing this as she gets older to read books, do homework and watch TV...oops, scratch that last one, we're never letting her do that! =)
Dad and Grandpa Ken thought they'd start teaching her to be handy, starting with an observation session in the garage. Something tells me those boys didn't get a lot of work done on the slate backsplash that day.
Lunch breaks at the kitchen table are a very important part of being handy.
Speaking of handy, the hands are becoming more active and grabby...it might be time for contact lenses instead of glasses. And maybe I should copy Andrea's short haircut lest I become bald before my time. (Watching out for those Dunnigan genes!) Katie looks like she's planning something devious anyway!
Watch for another post to follow shortly, because there's more fun still!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
We did actually happen to have a really great laughing session during this visit, so we might let Sheldon back.
The weather continues to be warm, although we did have a couple of days of cool 20C. We had an awesome thunderstorm the other night and showed Katie the lightning and listened to the rain. She appeared to be quite mesmorized by it all.
Otherwise things have been good and we are enjoying each day. Hope you are all enjoying yours!
Monday, July 23, 2007
(You can tell there's not much going on when I resort to poop jokes eh?)
I also have pictures of our garden. Ben worked hard this year, with the help of Great G. Mary, to plant a real Veggie garden this year. In this garden there are: beans, carrots, lettuce, swiss chard, peas...some kind of zucchini...a tomato plant...and other stuff maybe? I can't remember, Ben did ALL the work! Oh, and sometimes we grow weeds too...without trying of course. The one thing this garden doesn't have is Dill. Maybe next year.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
After dinner we went for a walk in our new Baby Bjorn carrier (yes, we still have the sling but wanted something that was a little more liked by Katie...she's still not sure about the sling). She and dad had a great time.Last but not least...for those of you who know I knit...I reveal my very first knit for Katie...The pattern is Anouk from Knitty and I started knitting when she was 7 weeks old and waited about 2 weeks to put buttons on. Yay!
Have a super day!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
We had Joanne, Chad and their twins, Claire and Gracie over for dinner the other night. Katie didn't really seem to understand the concept of "playdate" and slept through almost the entire visit! The girls are about 9 months old and messily eating all kinds of yummy food. Also they look like they're close to standing up and/or crawling...so neat to watch them try! You can see they're also used to being in photos...this shot took all of two seconds to get lined up.
We were all driving around yesterday and decided it was too hot..so Ben and I stopped at a 7-Eleven for our once a year slurpee/slushie treat...only to discover something else:Squishees! For the Simpson's movie coming out later this month 7-Elevens have turned into Quik-E-Marts and are selling Squishees. Tastes just as good as a slurpee. Katie likes them too. And here's Katie modelling an adorable Classic Pooh outfit from Auntie Alli and Uncle Shannon...This photo was taken this morning. Katie's no longer wearing the outfit though because she liked it soo much she peed on it. This is the new thing Katie does, pee on things she likes. (I know this because she likes mom most of all!)
Enjoy your day!
PS...in keeping with special Hellos...Hi to Grandma Cheryl and Grandpa Ken in Summerland. Katie says she'll make sure to pee on you when you get back.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Katie also participated in her first outdoor BBQ at Hawrelak Park...with Jon, Shelley, Michael and the "newly-returned-from-backpacking-trip" Coreen (she's the one who's well practiced at being the subject of pictures and actually waving).Katie did really well for the 30+ weather...had an early nap in her travel playpen and didn't cry too much...except as we got closer to her bedtime. The bugs were starting come out anyway. Yay for picnic BBQ's! And thanks to Shelley for organizing.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Other than that we have received new footwear from Auntie Alli...they're a little big but we couldn't wait to try them on!These shoes are SO CUTE in person that Grandma Cheryl brought them into her work to show them off before giving them to Katie!
It's another hot spell here and we're back in the basement. Katie has had some marvelous sleeps lately, including a new 7.5 hour "personal best".
Just don't ask us about last night. =)
Monday, July 9, 2007
These were taken at my mom's yesterday out by the pond and by their apple trees.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
We went to IKEA on Sunday (Canada Day) mostly for browsing and found a super cute girly lamp for Katie's bedroom...the Storm table lamp in purple...can't find the exact one on the IKEA site. IKEA had some activities and specials on for the holiday, including yummy red and white frozen yogurt...for a buck, I was totally up for the treat! Would you like a taste?SPEACIAL: Two random cute outfits for today. One, the T-Shirt from Andrea's trip to PEI that we hadn't yet photographed...still a bit big, but adorable...The shirt reads "I'm too cute to throw back". Thanks Andrea, it's totally a winner!
...and speaking of winner, a Winners find!Have a super day!