Monday, 21 May 2012

Ten months and Counting...

Elijah is now 10 months old! He has now officially been on the outside as long as he was on the inside! He is busy, busy, busy and his little personality is really starting to unfold.

The month started with a wonderful trip to Calgary, it was great seeing everyone and watching all the wee ones play. Elijah was very excited to meet his very first dog friend Kalu, and thought she was simply amazing! My sister, being the excellent teacher that she is, thought it would be great to teach Elijah how to say dog. She was very persistent! I will admit that he did mumble something that sounded something like dog...but I was not convinced. However when we came back to Vancouver he saw a dog, pointed and clear as day said "DOG". His first word. If I were a dog lover affectionado like my sister perhaps I would have been a tad more excited, but he is also gracing us with "DADA" and now "MAMA", so I am pleased.
He is standing for much longer now, he is strong and sturdy and has an adorable wide stance. We were having a lovely dinner party with the Foxes and he took his first step! Now he is up to four steps, and then quickly dives forward for someone to catch him. Well done little man you are growing so quickly!
Elijah now has four teeth, and sometimes uses them to eat, although I think he prefers paper or cardboard or just plain old water. We think he might also be allergic to apples. Bummer. The doctor said he might outgrow the allergies, so fingers crossed.
He also love to imitate mamma and talk on the phone, or talk to his sock, a block, a shoe, what ever is around. I love the sounds of his babbles.

He has perfected his relaxed floppy arm wave, although he usually waves at random times, rather than for hello or good bye. Oh and he is quite good at peek-a-boo now, and even lifts a blanket up and down to hide himself.  Elijah also is making new noises he clicks, smacks and squeaks...too funny.

He is sleeping for longer stretches at night and he loves to cuddle, he has even graced us with a few lazy day sleep in's. Love you... my sweet wonderful.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Mothers Day Bliss

The day started with a light breakfast, then Daddy surprised us with a babysitter so we could go to Yoga together. When we came home, all relaxed, we all ventured to Lighthouse park. We walked to the water, visited the lighthouse and enjoyed a fancy picnic complete with gooseberries, persimmons, brie, baguette and truffle almonds. After a beautiful walk through old growth forest we went to horseshoe bay village and took the ferry over to Bowen Island. It was so magical. Elijah fell asleep and we took the opportunity to eat at a beautiful open air restaurant. We took the ferry home late and watched the sun go down. Best first mothers day ever (well first Mothers Day with Eli on the outside). 

 Thanks Boys...I love you.