Thursday, July 28, 2011

Here we are Again!

Hello! I thought I better sneak on here and write something, even though I suspect it's going to take me all day to get through it. We're all doing well here. Griffin and I spent a busy and fun week tootling around in Halifax last week. We visited the Natural History Museum, which was a little smaller than I was expecting, but pretty fun all the same. We spent a lot of time watching frogs watching us.

And, of course, we went to the beach. All of these photos were taken in Eastern Passage - my new favourite place. It was a busy week, with two weddings and a newborn shoot. Luckily Grandma and Grandpa were around a lot to help.

And while we were doing all that, Jai was busy working on Griffin's bedroom, when not at work. It needed some new wiring and a lot of wall and ceiling repairs (goodbye sparkly purple wallpaper!) It's about 90% finished now, and we've got a big Ikea order coming in this Sunday, so we can set it all up, and do the fun stuff soon. Griffin mostly likes it empty, because it has a great echo. He goes in there and just runs around in circles (it's not a very big room), and chirps. Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!

It's back to Halifax this weekend for more wedding madness. It's a little disruptive packing up and heading out every weekend, but we're halfway through now (four weddings completed of the eight-in-a-row) and I have to say I'm really enjoying the work. It's too bad I didn't figure out years and years ago how much fun wedding photography can be. And working with Emma Rose is a dream - she's really inspired me a lot. So I'm feeling pretty lucky about the whole thing.

Speaking of lucky, last night on our way home from the grocery store, we were driving past a field and I spotted three baby foxes playing in it. We turned around and parked the van, and just sat and watched them play. It was the neatest thing, they were having so much fun chasing each other around and pouncing on various things. Of course I didn't have my camera, but it doesn't matter so much. It was one of those moments you just have to appreciate while it's happening. And Griffin loved it just as much as we did, which made it even better. This morning, he was pretending his cars (oh, the ever-present cars!) were like baby foxes - "they're chasing each other around and around, Mommy!" Yes, Griffin, what fun.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Some words

Hello! Hmmm... I thought I was busy BEFORE I was driving to Halifax every weekend to work! (Imagine what I'll be saying when the new baby arrives!) Griffin and I have been filling our days every which way we can. Now that the hot weather has arrived, we've been consuming a lot of popsicles (pink lemonade are the clear winner so far) and ice cream cones. Eating an ice cream cone is still a full-body experience for the little guy, but it does seem to add to the enjoyment. I haven't tried it yet, but it could happen, by the end of the summer... you never know!

Today we went raspberry picking for the first time this season, after hanging out in the playground for most of the morning. It's been so much fun watching people enjoy the playground, and use it as a gathering place. Next time I get around to sizing some photos, I'll do a playground update, as we've had some good developments there.

We've been sad to watch some good friends move away, but comforted by the knowledge that we will see them again (and we now have somewhere to stay in the Bahamas any time we like - guess where we're hoping to be some time next winter?) Griffin's other little best friend is moving to Lequille - about 25 minutes down the road. It seems far when we are used to just popping in to their house as we pass by on a walk. We'll just have to get in the car once in a while. And maybe try and meet some new friends. They're out there, I know they are!

We'll be spending the whole of next week in Halifax, visiting Griffin's Grandma and Grandpa, the beaches, a museum or two, and a bookstore or three. Plus, two weddings and a newborn session - busy times three!
Some other words to capture our last couple of weeks:
  • strawberries (everywhere!)
  • geocaching
  • bug bites
  • Happy Canada Day!
  • sleep?
  • cows
  • farmer's market
  • driving in the car
  • ultrasound
  • healthy baby!
  • sleep?