Tuesday, 28 February 2012


We had such great adventures
Clara snoozing in her stroller with her feet in a puddle
Nate looking so handsome with his soft kissable cheeks
Halibut curry on fries
Elijah's magic show for his Zia...ta da!
Knowing that Reid would make it, but being so surprised when he did
Nine hour days out and about never knowing how to get home
Boat rides, bus rides, sea walks, rain, rain, rain
a holiday in our own city
When they left the sun finally came out...
and we continued our adventures with a walk in the woods.
Miss you already.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Seven months and counting...

Elijah is seven months old! What has he been up to? Or should I ask what has he not been up to?! He has grown some fine bottom teeth and he has tested them out and yes they are very sharp.

His hair has grown a ton, it is the best when he first wakes up! He now crawling and getting into the smallest spaces he can find. The other day he decided to take all of our pyjamas out of the shelf and crawl right in. Lately he has been perfecting climbing over things. Gone are the days of staying put.

He loves to eat carrots and cucumber...but we unfortunately found out that he is very allergic to avocado. scary. We will have another doctors appointment to find out what we need to do in that regard...in the mean time we are staying far away. Although he does look cute sleeping with socks on his hands (so he does not scratch himself silly), but it makes me sad. tear.

On a happier note he is the funniest clown around and makes me giggle all day! Today he was such a ham...chatting away, trying to pull himself up on everything- the laundry hamper, my suitcase, basically anything that is slightly elevated- with his wobbly knees, like Bambi trying to stand.

I was thrilled that Elijah had his first time in a swing, he loved it! He looked so handsome, the only thing that was missing was Papa singing a song for the whole playground to hear.

He is also being a very big boy and using the potty! On average we catch six pees a day and sometimes even a poop! Dan and I are loving the lack of time we spend at the change table. Today Elijah had a dry diaper from morning till 2:00pm- and he is all the happier for it.

Elijah's best seven moth present was a visit from his cousins!! Although I am going to save those adventures for my next post.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Elijah on the move...

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Saturday, 4 February 2012

An epic few weeks!

Phew! Where to start? Elijah has started crawling, not in the traditional sense more of a 'worm pull' but he is quick and motivated. All of a sudden our house is not quite fit for an extremely inquisitive baby. At Sign Language class he ventured off the safety of his own blanket and realised he could explore...lick mats, grab toys, get closer to the teacher, pull hair, roll on other babies. It was so funny, I watched in disbelief...how does this happen so fast?! Perhaps from all of his new exploration he came down with a fever and a rash that I care not to talk about (tear) needless to say we were stuck indoors for a while as to not spreads the germs.

Oh but I got ahead of myself... before he came down with his itchiness and we were confined to home we did venture out for a beautiful walk by the ocean. We strolled around for quite a while and I decided to stop in at a juice place (but I ended up getting a Thai veggie burger and beat salad instead because it was almost the same price as a juice) I sat and ate, played with Eli and talked to the waitress for a bit before putting him back in the stroller and buckling him up. He looked at me with wide eyes held out is hand and did the sign for milk! I totally forgot to feed him...and he told me!! He has done the sign a few times since (once when Dan was showering with him "Dad I am hungry time to get out"). Ha! What a little Angel. Oh and speaking of food we had some great dinners this week...

Who knew that you could pop wonton wrappers into a muffin pan fill with deliciousness (in our case black beans, corn, and red pepper) throw another wonton wrapper on top, sprinkle with cheese, bake for 10 min  and...voila! Perfect little pretty parcels of goodness! Oh and Dan made Za za, right down to the sauce and dough. He is a committed culinary academic.

I lost Elijah's teething necklace just in time for him to cut through two teeth. The right one is coming in a bit quicker and you can see the little pearly white popping through. So cute! Slow down with all the growing we cannot keep up.

Here is a video of Elijah playing...