Thursday, December 16, 2010

He won't eat them, but he'll smell them and:

Post script: he ate a sliced navel orange on Jan 5 2011 and relished every bite. So cute.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Table Setter

He loves it and does it almost every night! (Soother again because he just woke up.)

Friday, December 10, 2010


Have you ever seen him awake and so still?

(He just woke up from his nap and wanted to see "Bapa" hence the gear including soother).

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

He was trying to turn the flashlight off by blowing on it - something that stopped when the camera came out (as usual). He tries blowing out the Christmas tree lights, too.

On the phone with Grandpa

Saturday, November 27, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Ransom's PJ's are changed in this next video because he soaked the front of his red ones... because his diaper cover had come undone and... also, there was solid matter in his feet. Mmmm.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Music Man

Before the camera came out, you missed Ransom climbing on the piano keys to reach the books on top of the piano...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Finn was pretty excited to use a real drill!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mind Explody POPORN!

And if you don't put any butter or salt on it, it's still scrumptious, not messy and they don't know the difference!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's the First Snow of the Year...

...I guess it happens once a year...

It did stay until morning and kept snowing and snowing and snowing until we had over 12 cm!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Giant Sparklers

In the afternoon, our basement dweller and his girls invited Finn to come outside when it got dark to do these sparklers with them. He was so excited, he kept asking all evening - is it dark enough yet?


Friday, October 15, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ransom Meats

Ransom's Red Wagon RIde

Ransom rediscovered his little red wagon (thanks Grandpa!) and we often come into the living room and he's sitting in it, waiting and (and when he sees us,) asking for a ride.

And Finn came in just for a few seconds, but short and sweet nonetheless.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Deepspace 5 Dance

Finn asked for it by name and Ransom just started to bug out to it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Squeaky Wheelbarrow Predators Circle Eaglet Hatchling in Nest

You can't hear it, but Ransom is making a car noise ("bppppp") because we are "driving" around.

River Walk

Ransom's second time here and this time he gets to use his own legs. He was in the Snugli last time and was a month old :)


The last time we were here was August 29, 2010. Definitely missed it! Now that naps are no longer overlapping all day, I think we can go in the mornings - just in time for the snow...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ransom reminisces about Cara and Aaron

Their wedding was Sept 18, 2010. We just got back the day before. See our photo albums for a few snapshots. He found the picture by himself and was very excited. I know he crinkles the picture, but isn't his delight in seeing his auntie and new uncle more important? This motivated me to print out a munch of family photos and they cover the lower part of our fridge now to keep the boys acquainted with all of you...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Creek at Grandma's House

And instead of a 9 hour drive, this one is a 9 minute walk.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Birthday Party with Grandad and Nana

Birthday Candles:

Birthday Cake:

Birthday Present:

Thanks Nana and Grandad for coming to celebrate my first birthday!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Brothers Balloon


It's pretty sweet seeing Finn play with a toy that he hasn't seen in a year and a half and that he used to love when he was 18 months! He painted the outside for baby Zach's birthday present (hence the crumpled ribbon).

(Ransom is napping in the next room, hence the "shushing").

A Moment in the Life of the Almost One Year Old

The gate was ajar.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Look what happened on the way home from church:

Ok, a minute may be a long time to watch someone sleeping, but it was so precious!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

No wonder our house isn't painted yet...

Seriously! (Daniel is where he is in the wet state he is because we had removed the downspouts for painting purposes. In southern Alberta (last year and all the years before) - no big deal. In Saskatoon, B.C., this year - big deal!)

A STEAMROLLER on OUR street!!!

And afterward, we walked the 5 - house distance home in a flash downpour and were soaked to the bone! What fun.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Rare Front-Entry Elephant Sighting


Present Mayhem from Aunt Carolyn

Finn loves his water-can and asks almost every day if he can work in his "school" book!

Present Mayhem from Aunt Jillian

Thanks Aunt Jillian for such cool and thoughtful presents.



"...pecking and devouring everything in its path."

The Tender, Musical Heart of the Dragon-o-saur

Delicious Dragon-o-saur

Dizzy Dragon-o-saur

A Dragon Riding a Dinosaur

"Contrary to what most people say, the most dangerous animal in the world is not the lion or the tiger or even the elephant. It's a shark riding on an elephant's back, just trampling and eating everything they see." - Jack Handey

Aunt Robyn Provides Another Template for the Transmogrifier

Monday, June 7, 2010



Remember Finn doing this in the same hallway?!
(ok, he was a little older but it was deja vous nonetheless!)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dry Tub

He was so fussy until we plopped him here (a wet bath followed).

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010


He's a little red-rimmed before his afternoon nap, yet pretty sharp (and casual) playing for the first time with this toy...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Head Puppies

Quick! Call the school nurse! Ransom has head puppies!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Finn's First Skateboard Lesson

P.S. The helmet and elbow pad(s) Finn won from Canadian Tire last year on his birthday along with a bicycle. We prefer no name things for the record.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Zoooo with Aunt Robyn

We saw one animal that wasn't in a cage!

(no one was hurt in the filming of this video)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sleepy Sweet Cheeks

Definitely a Barbour (they sneeze when exposed to bright light :)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

What have we done...

We made a rule that we can only do this on Sundays - he didn't mention it next week and we didn't remind him :)

To the Moon!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

N@k3d B@c0n(5)!

We'll see if this video gets tagged by the blog police for having that first word in the title (dare I write it again?)!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The one, the only, Whingdingdilly!

Finn looked so cozy that we wore this outfit (sans elephant layer) to Superstore this morning. I walked and the boys rode in the chariot. On the way home, Finn wanted to walk - and our neighbour from up the street drove by and had to stop and ask Finn if he'd seen a giraffe anywhere. He was quite a head-turner with his giraffe head sticking out from his blue coat and giraffe legs stuffed into his snow boots!

(from the Bill Peet book, The Wingdingdilly)