Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday morning we went to Orwell Corner for some old timey fun. It is a historic village with lots to see and do. Sean was particularly enamoured with the animals but he also enjoyed the blacksmith demonstration and making home made ice cream. I also got to make a home made candle and we enjoyed a family picnic under the shade of many trees. We left around 11 in the morning and didn't leave till 5 that evening. Sean had been up since 6:30, you'd think that at some point he would have gotten cranky or fallen asleep for a nap but he didn't. He was a super little guy who just loved everything that was going on. He was great at the blacksmith demonstration and had a great time helping out.
Here are the pics from Orwell Corner:
Our first stop was the church where we sang a rousing rendition of the Little Brown Church while Sean ran gleefuly beside the pews.
Chicken chasing time...Sean really enjoyed this part of the visit.
"Grammy, have I told you lately that I love you?!"
Today my family came over and we had a delightful if somewhat short visit. Although it isn't Christmas time or Sean's birthday, Sean got 3 wonderful gifts from his Grampa and Gramma and Auntie Karina. He got a lovely blue ball from Gramma, a farm animal book from Auntie Karina and a Diego Tough Trike from Grampa. The trike took some assembling that I was more than thrilled to do. I love putting stuff like that together. I remember coming home from a baby shower and putting together Sean's swing, high chair and his exersaucser all in one night...It was great fun! And so was this, it didn't take any time at all to put together and Sean was quite pleased with the result. He also had a great time tossing the ball to everyone and he actually caught it a few times himself!! We were all quite impressed. He and Grampa spent some time looking at his new book too. Marko and I were a little concerned that Sean would be a little cranky after his extra busy day yesterday but our concerns were unfounded. He was in great spirits and ready for a day full of fun.
After my folks left and Sean had a nap we headed outside for some fun in the backyard and the pool. A great ending for a wonderful weekend.
Grampa and Sean checking out his new book.
One of Sean's favourite games is to hide under the blanket and then call people to join him. He'll sit there and say, "Grammie In! Grammie In!" and so on until everyone was under the blanket. Good times!!
Friday, July 27, 2007
An interesting looking log.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sean is really enjoying spending time with his Gammie and Auntie Linda. He has at least one Greek word to add to his vocab and is also learning some scripture. Grammie has been teaching him the 23 Psalm and when prompted he can just about fill in every other word. I will definetly have to get a video of that to share with you!
Yesterday we joined Brian, Bonnie and Abby at the beach and the kiddos had an absolute blast!! They both definetly LOVE the water and splashing about in it. In a lull in the action I asked Sean if he wanted to give Abby a kiss and instantly the two of them reach out for each other and plant big wet ones on their lips!! So cute. Bonnie got a pic that I'm hoping she'll either post to her blog or will send along so I can post it here. It is sooo sweet!!
In other news I've joined a really amazing fitness class! I love it! The instructor is awesome and the workout is amazing. It reminds me of when I took Tae Kwon Do in university. You leave feeling like you really accomplished something and then you're oh so sore the next day but you know that it was all well worth it! One of the best parts of this class is that it takes place in our backyard and the instructor is none other than my very own sister in law!!! Class is two days a week and we call it "LindaFit" Can't wait for Wednesday's session!!
Now for the pictures. I had a couple new ones to share with you but the battery died on the camera before I could get them on the computer sooo instead I have some pics from Father's Day that my sister took. Enjoy.
"Mmmmm, yummmy sandwich!"
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sean enjoyed going from one large puddle of warm water to the next on the shore of Tea Hill. The tide was out and we never did make it all the way out to the water, but Sean was more than happy to check out the creepy crawlies on the sand and just run around.
Fun with the ball at the beach.
While we were at the Gardens at Fanningbank we happened to bump into some of the Fathers of Confederation. Sean was all excited to see them in their funny outfits. Here he is checking out Sir John A. MacDonald.
Cool eh? The Premier and the leader of the opposition were also there all acting in character. It was like we had jumped back in time to 1864 and the Charlottetown Conference was taking place. After chatting awhile with them they headed off into the garden and we discussed just how hot they must be in those costumes!
Sean and Daddy caught in a serious discussion:
"Well, Daddy you do have the cool glasses and the mean goatee...I'll have to get back to you on that one."
Can ya tell that the boy loves his Auntie "Inda"?!! Today when we picked Sean up from the nursery he was ohhh so happy to see his Daddy and called out "DADDY, DADDY!!" I told him we were about to go visit with Linda and Grammie and he seemed pleased with this arrangement. Then when we got out to the auditorium and Sean spied Linda, he let out the biggest squeal of excitement and let out a loud "INDAAAAA!!" This boy just has a very special connection with his auntie!
Today we were out for a walk and stopped at a fairly run down little park. The sad shape of the playground didn't deter Sean any and he got right to going down the slide and enjoying a long time on the swing.
In other news, Sean is becoming a little multilinguist with the help of his Grammie and Auntie Linda. He has been learning some Serbo-Croatian and Greek. So far as I can tell at this point he has at least one Serbo-Croation word. We hope to add French (of course, in Canada how can you not?!)Dutch, Spanish and Chinese to his list of foreign languages. My family background is Dutch and I know a few words and phrases. I took Spanish in University. I took a course in Chinese while I was in Bowmanville. Now with all that said, I will admit freely that I am not fluent in any of these languages and don't expect that by teaching Sean a few words here and there that he will be either. What I do hope for is that he will have a love for learning languages as well as learning about the cultures they come from.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
On one of the mostly sunny days we finally made it to Glen Stewart Park. Brian and Bonnie had been raving about it's awesomeness and on more than one occasion we made the trek out. The first times as you may have guessed got rained out. But finally success was ours and I must say Sean had an absolute blast. His favourite things to do were: just run around and around the entire play area, play with the "piano", wave at all the cars in the parking lot and climb in and out a window and finally his very most favourite part: flinging gravel about!
On the run.
Today was one of those mostly rainy days with a dash of sunshine here and there just to keep you guessing. Sean and I spent most of the day inside getting bored...that is until I decided to turn one of his empty diaper boxes into a tunnel. Sean had loads of fun shoving his many different vehicles in and out of the tunnel. Then we decided to spice things up a bit and decorate the tunnel with his washable markers. Check it out:
Back inside we decided to visit with Grammie, Auntie Linda and the MacLeods. Sean loved playing with all the new to him toys.
Monday, July 09, 2007
The extra super part is that they're living just upstairs so visits can happen just about anytime. Sean loves when they come down just before bedtime for hugs and kisses. Just this past Sunday we went to visit Marko's Nanny and before the visit was over Sean was calling her Nanny and sharing his shreddies with her! So cute.
In other news, baby on the way is doing great! I had my 1st official doctor's appointment last Thursday and we even got to hear the heart beat! I love that part! I have my ultrasound on the 24th of August which is also such an exciting event. I'm feeling pretty good so far. Only a little morning sickness and really mostly just gagging. It seems that smells really set me off as far as that goes. I shouldn't complain as this time around has been much easier than with Sean. That said, it really wasn't all that awful with him either. No "belly" yet so I'll have to hold off on sharing belly pictures for now.
Gammie, Inda and Sean at Victoria Park.
Oh and in case you were wondering and even if you're weren't, it shall be forever more known without a shadow of a doubt that I, Laura Peric, have absolutely no business cleaning air conditioners!!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Now back to the update. I'll start with Canada Day and July 2nd.
Canada Day was awesome!! In the afternoon we went to Victoria Park and played in the pool and the playground and had some yummy ice cream!!
Daddy and Sean enjoying the pool.
After the park we went to Brian and Bonnie's for a BBQ. We had Sean in his "special" shirt to surprise our friends. After filling our faces with all manner of grilled thing, it was time to put te kiddos to bed. It take either of them long to drift off to dream land! The adults now had free reign to start partying!! We began with some super exciting trampoline fun! I had no idea how much fun the average trampoline could be even when I wasn't the one bouncing around on it.
Malcom in mid jump.
This is Marko doing...ummm...well okay I'm not sure what but it does look like he landed on his head.
The fireworks were great and we were able to enjoy them from the street. Afterwards we stuck around and played some Mafia and then headed home.
July 2nd was also a great day for us. It was a lot of fun to get together with friends you haven't seen in nearly 8 years! We had a lovely lunch at the Stockhalls with lots of chatting and laughing. It was soooo good to see Mary again and finally meet her husband and super cute son. Sean was quite taken with Peter and would follow him about calling after him.