Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer weekend

Max's first ride

Vanh's first ride

Feeding goats at the fair

The splash pad is open!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

22 months old

I dressed them for the occasion in the first new outfits they wore as part of our family, back in February 2009.

It was a busy day, and the only photo I got that I liked was this one of Max:

Then I thought hey, I should post the rest of these, to be fair to those of you who think my children are always happy:

We call this a Maxdown

And here we have the beginnings of a Vantrum

Anyone in the market for an adorably cute, curry and watermelon stained, one-of-a-kind baby outfit from Vietnam? No charge, but you have to promise me photos.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Vanh, etc.

Here Vanh shows his emerging balance skills and his ability to recover quickly from frustration.

Daddy daycare is in full swing...

... and it shows. The boys LOVE their Daddy and may not even notice when I go back to work in September.


Vanh was chatty at supper and the camera was right there, so I thought I'd try an "interview".

I remember when the "cookie" in the video first appeared on store shelves. I remember wondering who would buy something like that when they could easily make their own, more cheaply, without additives or all that ridiculous packaging.

I guess now I know.

PS Speech update: We attended our "parent information session" at CHEO and found out the boys are doing okay. Although many 2-year-olds will use up to 300 words or more, the cut-off to be considered as having a delay is 50 words at 24 months, and at not yet 22 months, both boys are already meeting this target. We are happy that they are back on track, and realizing how much difference a little understanding and a few strategies can make.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Max at play

Okay Mommy, I will look up for one photo, but then I have things to do here.

I have to choose my cars. Definitely the police car, and maybe this pink car and this yellow truck...

... no, I need the other yellow truck.

Okay, I'm ready.

First I line up my cars at the edge of the step.

Then I drive them over,

one by one.

Ready for the fun part?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Just for this morning, I am going to smile whenever I see your face, and laugh at mishaps already happened.

Just for this morning, I will let you wake up softly, all rumpled in your blanket and I will hold you until you are ready to go.

Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say you're beautiful.

Just for this morning, I will step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and l will ask you to show me your favourite toy.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard blowing bubbles.

Just for this afternoon, I will not be cross once, not even a tiny grumble when you whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you one when it comes by.

Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix things.

Just for this afternoon, I will take you to the dollar store and let you buy all the toys you want.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about when you were born, and how much we loved you from the moment we saw you.

Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the bathtub and not get annoyed when you throw water over the side of the tub.

Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late so we can sit on the porch and count all the stars.

Just for this evening, when I kiss you goodnight I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer, and I will simply be grateful for the greatest gift ever given, and ask for nothing except just another day.