Thursday, April 28, 2011

Off to Mexico...

Hello! Just a quick stopover tonight - tomorrow we head off to the city, and then to Mexico! I thought I might have time for a proper update before we head out, but now it looks like it will have to wait. (I know, the suspense is just killing you!)
This will be our first time apart from Griffin for an overnight, never mind a whole week. I'm sure he'll do great. I'm not so sure about me!
And Jai and I have one little suitcase each, but little G has an entire van full of things he needs to have with him. I think there could be a formula of some sort where the size of your suitcase is in direct inverse proportion to the size of you.
Anyway, hope you all enjoy yourselves for the next week and a bit. We plan on enjoying ourselves immensely. TTFN

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Our Pre-Easter Update

Oh, how terrible, to be leaving it so long between posts.
The problem, you see, is the time it takes to process the pictures. I've been leaving my camera on the RAW setting, so the pictures are gi-normous, and all need to be re-sized before posting. I just don't want to leave it on the smaller setting, and then forget when it actually counts. Hmph.
Anyway, that little problem will be solved when I get my NEW camera, which has multiple custom settings. Someone was thinking. But for the next month or so, I either have to suck it up or post pictures intermittently (and rather lazily.)
In the meantime, life continues along here rather much the same as usual. Griffin died his first Easter egg this morning at our family group. He loved it, but still refuses to actually eat egg, regardless of how it's cooked.
Jai fried some eggs up the other night, and I put a bit on Griffin's plate. There was a piece of yolk, which he kept insisting on calling a peach. We kept saying "No Griffin, it's an egg - try it, it's yummy," but he would put it back down and look disgusted. Finally when he tried to tell us for the tenth time in a row that that bit of yellow on the end of his fork was in fact a peach, I decided not to correct him and see what happened. "Peach, peach, peach" and into the mouth it went. I thought, maybe this way he'll at least try it and realize that it's good. Not so much. He spat it right out with the most amazing look of complete and total disgust, and declared in his loudest voice, while shaking his head from side to side, and grimacing, "It's an egg!!!" Nothing has ever been so disgusting in the history of the world (apparently.)
Other than turning his nose up at eggs in every form, Griffin has been pretty busy. We've been out and about, now that the weather is slowly improving, and Griffin has been bringing his wagon everywhere. It's a little plastic wagon that I pulled out of the Spring Clean-Up last year. It's just the right size for him, and he loves it. It might be his favourite thing, ever. And if there is anything cuter than a little boy, in gumboots and a winter coat, holding his Daddy's hand and pulling a wagon full of treasures down the street, I've certainly never encountered it. (Pictures forthcoming...)
We have a bunch of big weekends in a row coming up here. This weekend we're off to the city to celebrate Easter with Grandma and Grandpa, and the weekend after that we're off to Mexico, and the weekend after that we come home, and Griffin turns two. TWO! Wow. I'm sure I'll have more to say about that later! But for now... wow.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Photos

Hello! Well, here are some of the photos, as promised. We visited the French Shore:

And a local farm:

And Hampton Beach:

And yes, we are all bundled up in snowsuits for our trips to the beach. Whatever it takes! Little fingers might turn blue, but at least they got the chance to throw some beach rocks in a passing stream. And on a sunny April day, what more could you ask for?
Also, if anyone's interested, I posted photos from a shoot we did with Dayliner (Jai's band) over at Lauren Kaye Photography (

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Peekaboo Being Two

Hello! Oh my, I've been slacking off around here! What can I say? Computer time has been in short supply these days, which will explain my lack of photos this post.
We've been to the beach and the farm and the playground, and I have carted my trusty camera around to all of these places, and even taken some pictures with it, but it's that next step. . . . Oh well, I've decided I can forgive myself. Hopefully I'll get them downloaded soon, and do a whole post of just photos, but I thought I should just sit down and write for a minute, since that's what I've got.

I haven't been feeling 100% these last couple days, but we've been busy all the same, during Griffin's waking hours. And completely UN-busy the rest of the time! So I have not too much to list in the way of accomplishments, at least personally.

Griffin's big accomplishment of late has been to decide that he doesn't always have to do what we say. Most of the time he's still pretty good, but with Being Two peeking at us from around the corner, sometimes it's just too funny to do the opposite of what Mommy and Daddy think is best. So far nothing dangerous or too infuriating, and I have to admit, I kind of enjoy seeing his little streaks of independence.

I may regret saying that!