Wednesday, 25 May 2011

I Want A Mini Pig

If Arlo had come into the world when he was supposed to (whatever that means) he would have been just over a week old...instead he is 7 weeks old now and getting big.  He's already outgrown tons of clothing and weighs 10 lbs 5 oz as of today.  We had our last midwife appointment today and it was kind of sad because we’re not planning any more babies...errr...well seeing as we had two unplanned babies already you never know.  But seriously I think our family is pretty complete for now...except now I want a pet mini pot belly pig/and or a cool dog.  But I vow no pets until both kids are potty trained.  We’ve still working on getting Koa to use a potty and have had some hits and a whole lot of misses.  Now that the weather is getting a bit warmer I try to have him out of a diaper all the time at home. 
Also did I mention Koa is the best big brother?  Whenever Arlo cries he says “no cry baby Arlo.  No cry!”  and kisses him all over (often leaving sticky marks on his head).  And he brings him toys and pops his soother back in his mouth.  Yep Koa is a sweet sensitive kid (with lots of lovely “2 year old” moments in between). 
Koa and Hanna sitting in a tree....

Koa and his best bud Yonas.  
Arlo is way more awake now and HUNGRY!  I’m sure I’m creating bad habits, but he is already hooked on sleeping with us and in our arms.  I can’t help it though.  I just like to cuddle him.  And he is eating most of the time so he is kind of stuck to me by default.  And besides we did the same with Koa (and yes we had some major sleep battles), but the trade of is that he is such an affectionate cuddle monster now.  

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Prequel - Luke posts

Adventure- tamed-by-goats.

Koa and his dad on Gabriola

We jumped in the truck and headed out, just the two of us....Not a care in the world ,we felt like two bandits with a destination. The road guided us but we knew that if it were to git bumpy, we would take to the trails. Koa had the rear I was on the first shift of running our ship....but soon I would holler back to him "Son! I'm starting to fade. Why don't you unbuckle and crawl over them seats, Its your turn to take the wheel. Love you boy, you're driving from here on out."
Getting There

Day One

Day Two

Soon to Leave

We came out of our adventure with a truck load of wet clothes, Freshly milled Rock Maple, river stone and a slue of branded memories.
We inhaled freedom into our lungs and explored relaxation through experience. It was a Hit of a time....Top Notch. Love you Son!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Brunch and Beautiful Ladies

Thanks to my lovely wife Jody for arranging an amazing "post baby brunch" last week at The Birds Nest so tasty and my friends are oh so good looking.  I think Arlo enjoyed himself too!  It was so nice to see everyone and catch up and to introduce Arlo to the ladies.

I fully agree with this...

Marika - our amazing host

Jody and Royal

Jody and her other wife Azaria and Royal


Heather and Royal


 The gals about to eat the bestest brunch!

 The bestest brunch

 Arlo snoozing

Arlo snoozing some more
Arlo is a month old now and weighed in at 8 lbs 8 oz as of yesterday (up 1.5 lbs in two weeks).  He is a really good eater and a peaceful baby too :)