Monday, September 17, 2007

Here is our happy little home...

Here is Liam in the hub of our house: the kitchen. Think of our home as rooms raditating out from the kitchen. It's great for parties! Very open and a good use of space.
This is the hall. If you can call it that. This is where we have the main bathroom, the laundry/backdoor, Liam's nursery and the master bedroom.
Here is Liam sitting on our of his favorite places to play, especially on Sunday mornings!
Here he is sitting in my reading chair by the bay windows. There is not a very good closet in our master bedroom, so we bought an armoire on the left.
Ah, the nursery! A little crowded with the two extra toy chests that we just got from my mom and dad (full of all my old toys!), but we still have all the space we need!
Just to show a little bit more of the wall decorations. We did a zoo theme!
"What's this crazy place?" Not a room Liam frequents too often...the laundry room. We also have the deep freeze and hot water tank in this room that has a big window and a back door. This room needs some serious work!!
Here is Liam on his potty in our main bathroom. If there were one thing I would really love, it would be an ensuite in the master bedroom, but for now we share the one. This room ALSO needs some serious work!
The livingroom as seen from standing in the kitchen. All new furniture...well...second hand from my parents. THANK YOU!!! We love it so much in here now! Liam has his little play space with all his toys stored nice and neat (we'll see how long that lasts!). Thats a gas fireplace which provides us with most of our heat during the winter.

This is from standing at the end of the livingroom. The kitchen is on the left. All this furniture and the TV are also from my parents.
Back in the kitchen looking from the entrance to the livingroom. We really need to replace the linolium. Sigh. A girl can dream.
Here is our office where I waste time on Babyfit and Liam's blog. We love our desk. It is made in BC and is really great quality. Solid! On the right are the stairs to the "finished" attic room.
Here is my craft and storage center under the stairs. The purple cloth is usually pulled down to cover it up.
This is the other side of the office with our bookshelf and Liam's hiking back pack.

Here is Liam in the front part of the "finished" attic room. I can stand in the middle, but not many other people can! We use it mainly for storage, but we also have a spare bedroom set up in the back...
here! Liam is checking out the bed and wondering when we are going to make the upstairs into his playroom and big boy room. One day, Liam. One day.
Here we are in the front enterance looking out from the kitchen. Its a lot bigger without the stroller!!
And here is Liam in the half bathroom and pantry storage. Nice.

Ah! The patio!! Our labour of love this summer. Each stone was hand laid by my husband as Liam and I watched!! Liam is sitting by the kid sized picnic table we got for him.

Lounging in the big chairs!!
This is along the side of our house just outside the front entrance and porch.
Big front yard!!

And here it is...our house from the outside. I love it!!

Friday, September 14, 2007


Liam and I went down to James Bay to visit Grandma and Grandpa Christie. They are renting a cute little furnished place there until they find their dream retirement home here in Victoria. Boy, is Liam excited!! While we were visiting, we decided to all take a walk down to see the goats at the Beacon Hill Park petting zoo. The goats kept snorting and sneezing on Liam and me!! Ewe!

Here we are being attacked by two adorable goats! PS. I love my sling!


What a big boy in the bath tub!! Liam loved having bubbles...I think it will be in top demand from now on!! He looks so big!! And he nearly 7 months old, Liam already weighs more than 20 lbs, 11 oz. Yikes! You should see my biceps!

Music class!!

What an exciting life Liam leads already! Here he is at music class. He is learning about making noise, er, music with a tambourine and bell rattle. The class was so much fun!!

Release the beast

Check out Liam's belly. Wowza!

Swimming lessons with friends!

Here is Liam in the pool with some of his friends...that's Cyan and Zach!

Here he is in a PFD. I even let go of him so that he could float on his own!! The lessons were lots of fun!

Down comes the breastfeeding ticker...

We made it 6 months, 2 weeks and 3 days...but we are now offically finished breastfeeding. These are some pictures of our final feeding. It was a very touching moment for me...

And very sad as well, but mixed with hopefulness! Liam has taken to formula very well and is much more satisfied. He is sleeping better again as well. Yippee! What a fantastic experience that was. I am so pleased that I had such a fulfilling oppertunity.

Hiking at Mt.Doug

Here is Liam riding in his new MEC baby backpack with Ian. We hiked up Mt. Doug with Steve and Jenn. What a beautiful view!
Ian carried Liam up and Steve carried him down. It was so cute...Liam fell asleep before we made it back to the cars! Can't wait to take him out on more trips...and maybe I will get a chance to carry him!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

Riding the big toys

Here are Liam and I riding on a bouncy 4 wheeler at Mt. Doug park. What a cutie!! He was having so much fun! After we played on the park toys, we went for Liam's very first hike! What a fun day!