Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Augie looking through our living room window at his very first snow fall. 

Monday, December 14, 2009



Chris recently reminded me of the awesomeness of this song that Bowie wrote for his newborn son

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The expression Augie gets every time his dad walks in the room

Seriously. The kid LOVES his daddy.
ps, so ginger in this shot!
pps, disregard the horrible polka dot pajamas and robe.

Monday, December 7, 2009

august's first driving lesson

After witnessing the ease and glee with which he grasped the steering wheel, I'm certain that boys will most definitely be boys.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

obsession du jour


just augie being augie

Not looking too thrilled to go on our daily walk but he got into it. It's been beautifully cold and sunny here, giving us a much-needed respite from the constant drizzle.
Nom nom nom. 24/7, man.
Finally, witness August's fave new thing: sucking on faces. Every time I pick him up from his nap, he turns to me with a smile, grabs my face and plants his big, soppy mouth on my cheek. He made his first realization that he could make us laugh by doing it, so he does it over and over, turning to Chris for amused approval.

Monday, November 30, 2009

August and me at the park with Celia and Charlie last month. Back in the days when we were getting about 4 hours total of fragmented sleep a night, for two months straight. Yeah. We were both a little rough around the edges but I love this picture. It's one of the only ones of the two of us that I didn't take myself.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Going through some old pix today. Holy moly teeny tiny Augie.

Monday, November 23, 2009

month 4 babybooth!


5 days before his 5-month bday but better late than never...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

where does the time go?

Our nearly-5-month-old is looking sorta strawberry blonde these days! The biggest news lately is that he's sleeping MUCH better and so are we (hallelujah, dudes), thanks to the sage advice of Dr. Michel Cohen and my friends Megan, Amy, and Celia. After almost two months of hourly waking to nurse, we decided August needed to learn to soothe himself to sleep. He's a much happier baby as a result and nothing could make us happier than that.

Aug went for his 4 month well baby checkup last week and he's definitely tall (like 90th percentile tall) but kinda skinny at just over 14 lbs. He's doing great, growing so quickly and laughing lots.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

more from the weekend...




august's first road trip



We drove 5 hours to Salmon Arm to visit Nana and Papa this weekend. The car rides went surprisingly smoothly--Aug was happy to sleep for half and spend the other half playing with toys, stopping to eat and stretch his little legs, and admiring the view. He definitely had had enough by the last hour when we came home, though. Poor babes. We had lots of fun with the fam, though, and Augie just loved Nana and Papa's house in the country!

Friday, October 30, 2009

first sitting!


He started doing this in our Mother Goose class this morning. It's 'The Prop' rather than a full solo sit but he's well on his way to wobble-free sittin'! Go Augie!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

augie's into books


...eating them, that is. Well, he does love his bedtime reads and pop-up books and not just for chewing. Pretty much everything goes in the mouth these days.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

a boy and his gram's dog



Here's Augie hanging with my mom's dog Riley and his Auntie Kari. He thought Riley was pretty damn awesome and of course, he loves all his aunties to bits. Lucky boy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

the famous maxwell noggin

Not the best illustration of it, but we think August's cranium is very similarly shaped to my dad's. Yes, the famous Maxwell clan 'heed'.

Tough time last week. Chris was very sick with bronchitis (thought it was the dreaded swine flu at first), then Augie and I caught a cold bug that we both managed to fight off. Nana and Papa came to the rescue for a few days and hung out with Aug while I got some much-needed rest.

Emperor Augustus has taken to waking up every hour nearly every night and will take nothing but nursing to get back to sleep so I'm running on very little sleep. The ongoing obsession, it seems. Digging into the arsenal of baby sleep books now. Any tried and true solutions welcome!



our little pumpkin


Saturday, October 17, 2009

oot and aboot


Augie's loving the fall leaves and colours on our daily walks. The top picture is our street as it nears its full autumn glory.

4 months tomorrow! Little pumpkin continues to roll over with a little more finesse, figure out how to grab things more precisely, and stick anything and everything in his mouth. He loves people and has big smiles and chuckles for everyone. His first Thanksgiving last weekend had a limited menu, naturally, but he loved hanging with his Gram n' Gramps, aunties and cousins. He'll get two Thanksgivings annually with the American one coming up next month, lucky boy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

pretty psyched





What you can't see is that he's butt naked from the waist down, which only adds to his delight.

Monday, October 5, 2009

the gift of gab

All day yesterday, Augie was much more vocal than usual, babbling away while we went about our day. He kind of blew our minds a little before bed last night--for about 5 minutes while he cuddled between us, he turned to each of us, one at a time, and cooed, jabbered, la-la'd, and babbled expressively while looking deeply into our eyes. Once he finished talking to one of us, he'd promptly turn back again to the other, and start up his tale again. He even wiggled his eyebrows for more emphasis and stuck out his tongue to form different sounds. Whatever story he was telling us, he was super psyched about passing it on. We were in total awe. I even teared up a little.

It's incredible to see him go from a tiny newborn to an expressive, loving little baby. We're just so in love with our baby Gus. I can't wait for every new change and day with him.

Oh, and just read this interesting article about baby's language development http://www.babble.com/jump-start-language-skills/

augie's day at the lighthouse




Augie's Gram reminded me that I've been slightly remiss lately with the blog updates, so I'll be posting a bunch of new pictures and tales.

On Saturday we did a small hike at Lighthouse Park. Pretty, sunny day but cold in the forest! We need to find August some long socks or leg warmers to keep those little legs warmer. Much to our amusement on the trail, we ran into the doctor who delivered August. Dr. Mark gave Augie a few pats on the head and we were on our way again.