Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wanna see a cute kid?

Here's our little sneak peek into our family pictures : DARREN ROBERTS PHOTOGRAPHY

I don't think anyone can understand my excitement for these, well maybe Dave because he's heard me for the last year on how badly we've needed pictures done. I was super nervous because Levi is so fast and super wiggly. I tried to time things so he wouldn't be tired, hungry or bored. Needless to say how a photo-shoot goes with a 14 month old, he was all of the above. No nap and it was bedtime when we took the pictures. He did so well. It helped that our photographer has a 2 small children and was super patient for the times he was extra wiggly. Thanks again Darren! We loved the experience and it was SO worth the drive to Calgary!

Friday, September 23, 2011

schlove you!

Dave texted me this picture tonight while he was at work. Just to say hi and that he missed me.. insert awws.. It was our first date almost 4 years ago!  I invited Dave to go up to Calgary to pick up my best friend with me. We'd been hanging out for a month and I was nervous to drive in Calgary so I asked Dave to drive for me. I mean who wouldn't want to drive Shelby my multi (click here to see a multi) This picture was taken at the calgary zoo. It always reminds me of why I fell for him. He is a perfect gentlemen.
Schlove you Dave!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

life as a mom & 14 months old!

a conversation that took place with someone who isn't a mom, 2 days ago { true story }
so & so: how was your morning?
me: its been great!
so & so: really?? how so?
me: well i was reading books with Levi this morning and I asked him to go get a book and then bring it back to me. once we finished the book i asked him to put it back. and he did exactly as i told him. he shoved the book right back onto his book shelf before grabbing another one.
so & so: seriously, thats why?
me: oh and he also signed that he was "all done" in the tub before he got out.
so & so: so thats the life of a mom eh? doesn't sound very exciting.
{maybe i should have told her that he also pooped in the tub twice that morning and thats why he was "all done".}
me: yes thats my life, those little triumphs are what make me so happy.

14 months is a very toddlerish age, might be because hes our first toddler. but wowza's hes all grown up. he's learned
he has swagger: walk really fast and then real slow. walk 2 small steps and one giant hop. bounce when he walks. doing all of this while smiling at us, like"hey mom are you watching"?
he can call DJ: the other morning when he woke up he started patting his leg and saying deeejaaa. wonder where he's seen that?
dancing: no more just bouncing, were full out moving the arms and tapping the feet and if your lucky a bum wiggle. soon as he hears music he's moving, even if its a hymn in church.
independent: he's always been like this but more so now then ever. if he could change his own diaper he would.
TV: we went to edmonton and took a portable dvd player (thanks mom & dad roberts) and he didn't watch it tons on the way up and back but since that trip he's discovered cartoons.
words: mom, dad. meemaw (grandma), more, DJ, please.
tippy toes: he can dance on them, walk on them and reach everything with them.
climb: he tries to climb in and out of the crib, baskets and the tub. he tries to get in the toy box, up on the table, ride the dog, get on our bed, sit in chairs.

there's just so much personality in a 22 pound body and sometimes we think its so overwhelming that maybe thats what causes the temper tantrums. or maybe its the language barrier, lack of sleep ( him and I ), hungry, bored etc..? whatever it is we sure love this developing personality.

this is back when we were puppy sitting, this is how much he loves having a dog and dancing.

ps. 5 gold stars to whoever guesses the theme song in the background.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

we'd like to introduce to you . . . . DJ

DJ - 4 years old.
She's our "puggle" a PUG mixed with a BEAGLE.  We adopted her on Saturday. When we went to go meet the family, we instantly fell in love with her. She's very well mannered,  house trained, and plays fetch like crazy. Our favourite part is that she puts up with Levi trying to "ride" her or sit on her, in general just play with her. We love her to pieces already and she even gets along with Bowie! We'd love for you to come meet her!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Levi has just been wearing some of the craziest outfits lately!  He's definitely learning to
pose when he sees the camera comes out.