November 18, 2009

We’ve been trying our best to take advantage of this late fall and get outside with Isaac. Here are a couple of pictures from the neighborhood park.
He can climb the stairs up to the slide himself

he carefully sits at the top of the slide

Hams it up for the cameraAway we go!!driving the fire truckHe doesn't really like the swings, but there were three girls over there so he wanted to go play too :)


Mess of Thoughts

November 14, 2009

I’ve written so many posts in my head this month, but just haven’t taken the time to sit down and write. So here is a jumble of what would have been amazingly witty posts
This too shall pass…..right?

Isaac is not into supper at all right now. He is usually such a good eater, and he is still eating breakfast and lunch so well we’re at a bit of a loss. It wouldn’t be so bad (since he is eating during the day) but he wakes up hungry in the middle of the night, and that just isn’t fun for any of us. Anyhow, a kid can live on oatmeal, yogurt, rice, plain pasta, and canned green beans right?

Spring into Fall

We’ve a had a wonderful stretch of fall weather, it’s actually felt more like spring with the sunshine. I seriously can’t believe there is no snow on the ground right now. We took advantage last weekend and took Isaac to the zoo on Saturday, it was gorgeous and I think we all enjoyed it. The number one hit at the zoo was the slide, but he thought the animals were pretty neat too.


Isaac has some new words. He uses ‘car’ and ‘bailey’ (sounds like bayyee) unprompted. Anything with wheels is a car and any animal with four legs (and even some without) are ‘bailey’.

For the Love of Dog

Isaac LOVES his dog. Bailey was one of his first words, and it’s usually the first thing he says every morning as he summons his dog into his room. Feeding the dog is one of his ‘chores’ and he knows that he puts his hand straight up into the air and says sit (or his version thereof) to make bailey sit. He insists that bailey follow us upstairs when it’s time for bath so he can wave night night as the dog goes to lay down in our room.

Support Our Troops

November 3, 2009

My car is in the shop at the moment and since Jason is duty tech this week he has to go in way too early to do the daycare drop off. Thus, yesterday I was taking the bus into work for the first time.
Since I was going to work, I was dressed in my uniform. This is only the third time I’ve been out and about in uniform (the first two being an ultrasound at one of the local hospitals and the second the clinic to get Isaac’s flu shot) and I swear from the looks and stares that you’d never guess Winnipeg has a military presence. In Kingston people saw the uniform all the time so no one even batted an eye.
Anyhow, yesterday on my long commute to work I received at least five to ten minutes of attention from a curious 3 year old who asked his mom about a million questions about me. A salute, hand shake and pat on the shoulder from a deaf young man. I also encountered a bus driver who refused to let me pay, and who thank-you me for all our work as I thanked him getting off the bus.
I love my job (most of the time) and I’m proud to wear the uniform, but it’s nice to know that people in my city appreciate all the work men and women in uniform do, even if they don’t always agree with the mission.