Monday, August 22, 2011

Referral Call- One Year Later

This past Saturday was the one year anniversary of our referral call!
I've said it before, I'll say it again...What a difference a year makes!
We decided to celebrate by heading back to Montreal. This time as a FAMILY!

Hanging out poolside. Mike is teaching Chully how to blow bubbles in his drink :)

Notre Dame. The Prayer station I said a little prayer at moments before the call.

Playing in the park baby toes :)

Learning to kick. Chully LOVES the water.

Market stroll

Quick trip to Ottawa to visit the National Gallery.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Play Date Love

These kiddos are AWESOME!

We're Fans!

Like most kids who grew up in Ontario, I totally grew up on TVO kids. The Polka Dot Door, Today's Special, and Dear Aunt Agnes (Check out the quality of that!) were my fav's and I have really vivid memories of getting ready for bed watching that particular run of shows. Super typical and dorky (in a footed pajama kinda way) memories but that's what makes them so great.

With a babe of my own in my arms it was nice to find TVO kids right where I left it 25 years (ohmygawdthathurt) ago, channel 002!

Chully's TVO fav's are Arthur (We dance to the theme song every single morning) and the singing skits & promos the hosts do in between shows. This past weekend the hosts came to perform those very songs at a mall near us so we went to check it out.

Here is Chully with the hosts, Cara & Drew. He's giving the side eye here but he was having a blast, I swear!

Its funny the simple little things you pluck from childhood and turn into mini traditions with your kiddos, isn't it? Meals, games, songs...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Peek-A-Boo! A Fort!

Chully LOVES forts! If there is a way for him to have a little, covered area to climb in to & sit crossed legged smiling all proud like, he is all over it!
A couple days ago we happily gave up some prime real estate in our living for the ultimate tent fort.

Since we assembled it he has been running into the tent yelling "Mama, Mama, Mama!" and then dancing. Its hilarious and makes me feel like the happiest "MAMA!" ever. {I should probably do a whole separate post dedicated to Chully's dancing. Dancing is big around here.}

Time Flies When You're Havin' Fun!

17 months going on 17 yrs. What's up with that?!

There's something about this last pic that reminds me of my dad. In photos he is often caught with an expression kinda like Chully has in this pic. IMHO. I should try and find the exact pic I'm thinking of. Pretty cool actually.

Next week we will be celebrating that our boy has been home here with us longer than he has ever been anywhere else! We've been a forever family for 36 weeks now and everyday Chully finds a way to amaze us even more than the day before.
Tonight Chully amazed us by holding out an incredibly long length of time before he finally gave in and closed his eyes for sleep. {wink} Determined little monkey, you have us wrapped around your perfect little fingers.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cramping Chully's Style. Already.

"Ok Mom, I love ya but enough with the cooing and taking pics. You're coming off a tad crazy." ;)


Boys weekend at Grandma and Grandpa's cottage.

At The Range With Dad

Chully has really taken a liking to being at the local driving range. He sits up in a muskoka chair with a snack while we hit a few and then near the end of the bucket Mike always pulls Chul up for a few swings. He loves it and we inevitably have a bit of a melt down when its time to go but its totally worth it. Chully's cousin G just got his first set of clubs for Christmas last year so I'd imagine Appa & Uncle Jeff will have some very cool side kicks on the links in years to come.

Kicking It With Auntie Ike

LOVE this pic.

Splash pads and ice cream! What summer days are all about! You are SO loved Chully Bear.
{Ya think the ice cream was a hit?}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Zoo

Chully was born in the year of the white tiger! We always chant "White Tiger Baby, Number One!"

Hey Mama! The zoo is pretty cool in my books!

Our little family of three had a great day at the zoo last weekend. Chully loved it. He was zooming around, pointing, collecting rocks, climbing, and every.single.animal was "Decta! Decta!" (Dexter, our family dog AKA Chully's partner in crime).
We packed lunches, took our time and even dodged the little bits of rain we had on and off throughout the day. Perfect.