Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Splittin' the Rocks

DH left last Monday for another business trip. After living with Mudder and Fadder for over six months, it turns out that I do not enjoy being alone with the kids day in and day out. As his most recent trip is/was about a week and a half long, out to Upper Gullies we traipsed. The weather has been wonderful ever since we arrived. We head back to our house not a moment too soon this evening as DH is due in just after midnight.

The weather has been so nice that I have even managed to convince my 2 year 8 month old son that going outside is a good thing and worth getting dressed for (bit of a nudist, him. And the reason why you won’t be seeing a whole lot of indoor pictures of him for awhile).

Getting him to go outdoors makes me crazy as he loves it once we are outside and he is properly dressed. Dressing him can take up to 20 minutes of inside fighting and wrestling and he still often gets outdoors without a hat and mittens until the cold gets to him and he relents. Here are some pictures of one of our walks along the old rail bed (affectionately called ‘The Track’). Calling our excursions ‘walks’ might be a bit of a stretch though. More of an adventurous meander involving lots of puddle jumping, puddle sitting (no, I’m not joking) and icy puddle falling. We are sure that the child’s nervous system isn’t connected properly as he gets wet almost every time we head out yet he insists on staying out once we get there. Go figure.
Notice the bag in his boot? That’s because he soaked his boot earlier in the week and it still wasn’t dried out enough for this walk.

In other exciting news, my brother, D, and my lovely SIL, L, welcomed a beautiful baby boy to the world at about 2:00 AM on the 14th. So as not to pre-empt their right to post the first pictures of their son to the family (some of whom check into this blog occasionally), here is a picture of my son proudly holding the welcome balloon that we picked up today for the newly enlarged family’s arrival.
Just like us, they are buying and selling homes with a newborn so are going to be staying at Chez Mudder and Fadder’s for a couple of months. My crowd are like salmon, always coming home to spawn!

The sun has been splittin’ the rocks here all day and it is currently 8 degrees in Conception Bay South right now. Heaven!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (or, as I call it, St. Patty’s Day when you get to celebrate all the great Patty’s of the world ;)!).


Yarnhog said...

Salmon! Hah!

Wish I'd thought of that plastic bag trick while we were in Lake Tahoe. My kids wore wet boots all week. I guess that's what I get for living in San Diego. ;)

Renee said...

Sun splittin' the rocks. Haven't heard that one in a while.

marit said...

Your son sounds perfectly normal for his age-LOL! Puddlejumping seems to be a favourite for quite a few yaers, so that plasticbag might come in handy several times!

Congrats on becoming an aunt!It's nice when your siblings have kids almost the same age as your own, isn't it? My two sisters and I have 8 alltogether, one each year for the first seven, and then #8 four years later...they have a lot of fun together when they meet.

JustApril said...

Congrats on the new family member =) I'm not sure any kids outgrow puddles and mud - the range here most days is 11 - 4 and they all manage equal muddiness as for nudist kids .... lol, some are and some ain't