Little vid from when Augie was about a year old, back when he said just a few words and a steady stream of babble. Much to our relief, he's been starting to talk more these days, coming out with random bon mots like "KNEE!" as we eat dinner. Our late talker seems to be making up for lost time. I'll try to make a new video of him saying a few words.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
We went to Burnaby Heritage Park's 40th anniversary free day event and checked out lots of cool stuff. Priority numero uno was the vintage, 100-year-old carousel. Oh boy, was Augie psyched. In fact, he loved it so much that we literally had to pry his tiny (and surprisingly strong) fingers off that pole. We'll definitely go back and fit in a Deer Lake walk at the same time.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
August pretty much taught himself how to ride his strider bike this weekend! He'd live on the thing if given the choice. Thanks to Gramma and Grandpa for the awesome wheels. Love is an understatement.
Augie's aspirational bike hero is this little dude named Jo Jo:
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We had a quick visit at Gram and Gramps and got to see the Aunties (Megan, Kari and Steph) as well as cousins Jake and Brandon. August was totally taken with the boys. He points to the photo of Brandon and Jake above and asks me to say their names over and over. He played with Brandon;s skateboard and Jake showed him a few tricks on his boogie board.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Favourite new thing is getting up on his step stool to "help" while I get dinner ready. Usually involves a whole lot of banging spoons and sampling of whatever food is being prepared. The John Deere tractor-themed apron is from Nana and Papa and it came with the teeniest rolling pin and baby oven mitts, too.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Our little baby is TWO! He's a whirlwind of sweetness, cheekiness and neverending curiosity and we love him SO much. The cliche holds true: it really, truly feels like just yesterday we were waking up at 1am with my first pangs of labour, saying today's the day we get to meet our little love.
Gramma and Grandpa came to visit from New Hampshire (via Portland, where they celebrated our twin nephews' first birthdays a few days earlier!) and made the occasion that much more special.
Monday, June 13, 2011
There's a beautiful park three blocks from us called the Italian Garden (funded by the Aquilini family, infamous owners of the Vancouver Canucks) and it's pretty awesome. There are fountains, mosaic tiles, statues of operatic heroes like Turandot and Pagliacci, plus lots of green space to run and play.
Augie loves any chance to splash around in water so he was in there with his water socks like nobody's business. It will definitely be a regular haunt for us this summer.
We always try to fit in a little hike every weekend even if it's just within the city. Here are a few shots from last weekend in Lynn Canyon, one of our favourite places. Now that Augie's getting a little older, he likes leading our pack down the trails and seeking out sticks, babbling brooks, ferns and giant slugs.
(this one melts my heart)
(ok, this one does too)