Saturday, 31 July 2010

Sleep Machine

Grandma Baker was visiting and after holding Benjamin her triceps must have started to ache from all the recoil because she had to go get a bouncer.

Not this type.  Although I am sure his triceps would be able to handle a bouncing baby, he may not be able to care for some of Ben's other needs.

But a bouncer we got and at first the little one was very unsure of this new contraption. That soon went away and was replaced by an insatiable need to bounce. This is good for us because he goes from this...

to this...

or this...

and this is how he gets there.

In summary, to avoid any confusion between large burly men and  colourful child play things, bouncers should respectfully step down and take the name of 'Sleep Machines'.  This will allow bouncers to have the word bouncer homonymlessly.  Besides have you seen those guys.

Anyway, thanks to Grandma Baker for the wonderful 'Sleep Machine'.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


So.... Jeff told me not to post this because it makes me look like a horrible mother... but I still just laugh when I watch it (probably means I am a bad mom). Anyways... I was working on the computer paying bills and such and Benjamin was just swinging away, I looked over to see how he was doing and this is what I found.....

He was just there sitting like that staring at me... he had not made a sound. I should of taken a picture without his blanket there because he was just kneeling there. It was so cute... I was just so surprised that he had gotten out of the swing without making a sound. Later on that day I went to put him down for a nap so wrapped him up and put him back in the swing... the next thing I know he is starting to move... so instead of taking him out of the swing... I decided to get the camera out and video what he would do so here you go.... NO JUDGING!!!

Oh.. the TV was on so just turn down your sound...

So.... I have learned that I now need to put the strap on him!!!

We just can't get enough of this little man... we love him so much. It is so fun to watch him grow and discover new things. 

Sunday, 4 July 2010


HAPPY CANADA DAY!!! OK... so this post is a little late coming but we have been recovering from a wild weekend that we are still dealing with the effects of until now. We clumped in the 4th of July celebrations because we understand how important a nations sovereignty is and we wanted to take part. Us Canadians like to show respect by not being ignorant of others. For instance in church we sang both O Canada! and America the Beautiful! Very nice.

However, I feel that our neighbours to the south feel a little different.

You may have seen or read this story before. I feel it is a tad Apocryphal. And seeing as I don`t have a fact checker in my employ I can`t be for certain. But regardless of the stories truthfulness it still demonstrates my point.

We love being Canadian! It is a great country that we are thankful to call home.

The following is a funny article that Megan found. Read if you have a moment or two, not sure exactly how long a moment is or how many it will take for you to read it.

`On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well recently and for that, I am truly sorry. I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron, but it wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation, the fact that he's a moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After all, it's not like you actually elected him.
`I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more trees than you, doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's cheaper and better than your own. It would be like if, well, say you had ten times the television audience we did and you flood our market with great shows, cheaper than we could produce. I know you'd never do that.
`I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defence I guess our excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much better than yours. As word of apology, please accept all of our NHL teams which, one by one, are going out of business and moving to your fine country.
`I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going up against a crazed dictator, you want to have your friends by your side. I realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had weapons.
`I'm sorry we burnt down your White House during the War of 1812. I see you've rebuilt it! It's very nice.
`I'm sorry for Alan Thicke, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Loverboy, that song from Seriff that ends with a really high-pitched long note. Your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your beer, but we feel your pain.
`And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that we're constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that you're not upset over this. Because we've seen what you do to countries you get upset with.`