Sunday, July 15, 2007

Where To Go From Here

We've been to the beach a few times, to Victoria Park, to the gardens at Fanningbank to name a few places. So just where will we end up next?! Who knows, but I do know where ever it is Sean will enjoy exploring!

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!

An exciting discovery:

A big ol' stump.

Sean and Auntie Linda hanging out on the stump.

Sean and Daddy caught in a serious discussion:

"So do think there's anyway I could be a part of your posse?"

"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.

One happy little fella.

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.


Sarah said...

If you ever feel the need to come east, let me know and we can go to Kings Castle!

Mike said...

Yup, that's one happy fella. Love the serious talk photo.