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Thursday
Apr102014

when life gives you lemons...

... if you are Westin, you gnaw on that lemon because it is your "6 month birthday" and you can do what you want!!

Thursday
Apr102014

week 15/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Almost immediately after getting over his bronchial infection his second round of teething has begun, working on some top teeth, yay! With two days of shrieking and crankiness under his belt, one of the only things that gave him temporary relief was cut carrots to gum. It doesn't look like it in this photo, but he was quite happy with his carrot!!

Olin - Tuesdays are our library day, we go to story time then return our old books and pick out some new books. Olin loves, loves reading or being read to. 

Tuesday
Apr082014

week 14/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Feeling better and looking pretty happy post-nap, post-swim!

Olin - Helping Dad do some Spring yard work.

Monday
Apr072014

teaching

Showing his little brother pictures of animals and the sounds they make. This is a great book, "Around the Farm" by Eric Carle.

Friday
Apr042014

week 13/52

a portrait a week

Westin - This look sort of sums up the last week for us. Westin had a bronchial infection and the rest of us, except me (strangely enough) slowly became sick as well. We are all now, thankfully either on the mend or feeling back to ourselves completely.

Olin - Olin playing inside again! With Bootsy of course! If I recall correctly Bootsy was picking cars up over his head and throwing them at the couch. Olin is really into Superheroes of any kind, loves Captain America, Ironman, Spiderman, the Hulk and Superman.

*I am definitely guilty of hibernating in the winter. I dislike the cold and generally can't be bothered to leave the house if I don't have to. I do try to drag our butts out to a couple play groups and activities usually two or three times a week... but until the snow starts to melt and I see signs of Spring really on it's way we don't get out a whole lot. A goal of mine however is to change that this coming Winter when Westin is a bit older and more resilient we will spend more time outside. 

Wednesday
Mar262014

imaginative play

I enjoy watching Olin play from a distance, when he is so into what he is doing that he doesn't notice me with a camera in his face. Here he is playing with "Bot-E." In the second photo he is helping him blow his nose! How cute is that!?


And here he is using some found foam objects (from the packing our new dishwasher came with) as little chairs for Captain Bootsy and The Captain. He first set them up talking to one another and then turned them around to face the tv so that they could take a break from fighting crime and relax a bit. 

Wednesday
Mar262014

week 12/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Saddest portrait ever. He wasn't feeling well for the last couple of days, cough and etc. turns out he has bronchial pneumonia.

Olin - Reading his current favourite book - "Green Eggs & Ham" by Dr Seuss, or as he calls it, just "Ham." I don't think we have ever come across such a highly requested book. He asks for it at naptime, bedtime and wants to read it throughout the day as well. I adore how much he loves books!

** Also, pretty sure I am behind or mixed up on my weeks. Oops!

Sunday
Mar162014

week 11/52

a portrait a week

Westin - For the last week or so he has become very interested in whenever we are eating. So, with his newly acquired teeth I felt he was ready to begin joining us. Pictured here is the face of a baby who just ate half a banana!

Olin - Acting silly, of course! He has started to think it pretty funny to pester us - poke and tickle, throw socks at, etc. and he is right, it is pretty funny!

Monday
Mar102014

week 10/52

a portrait a week

Westin - On March 09 (right before this picture was taken) this little guy broke through his two bottom teeth - both in the same afternoon!

Olin - Dancing and being goofy after some much needed warm weather fresh air. 

Monday
Mar102014

week 9/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Sitting up all by himself. Also, soaking up lots of sun.

Olin - Dinosaur shirt, rubber boots, food on the face and helping Dad put together a bookshelf.

Thursday
Feb202014

week 8/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Rocking fantastic orange pants and a cool kid stare!?

Olin - Has taken to dragging out all his pillows, bears and blankets to the living room and wanting to build a fort. 

Thursday
Feb202014

entertaining one another

Thursday
Feb202014

week 7/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Showing off, rolling over and being ridiculously adorable!

Olin - Asked to check in on Westin when he woke up from his nap and wanted to go "sleepys" with him. 

Monday
Feb102014

play

Lining up his cars and playing quietly.

Monday
Feb102014

four months old

This little man is four months old today. Favourite things include talking very loudly at 4 am, jolly jumping and laughing at his silly brother. He just started rolling over and when on his belly he wiggles around and tries to really go!

Sunday
Feb092014

week 6/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Takng his jolly jumping very seriously.

Olin - Enjoying a book during lunch.

Sunday
Feb092014

Olin, Boo & a tissue.

 

Having moved closer to the grandparents, we get the pleasure of many more impromptu visits. Boo will call and let us know that he has jumped in the car and will be here in an hour. Olin is often on the watch out the front window, looking for Boo's car. 

*Story behind the name - The eldest grandchild named him Boo because he liked to jump out from hiding and say "BOO!" So when she started talking she would call him Boo and it has stuck with all the grandchildren. 

Tuesday
Feb042014

brothers

Olin slowly inching his hand over to hold Westin's hand, It was the cutest thing ever. He didn't notice me taking pictures and let go of his hand once he saw me, I guess it was a special moment between just them. 

Tuesday
Feb042014

week 5/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Reaching for toys and smiling the biggest smiles.

Olin - Sweetly napping with his "buppy" of course.

* only four days late...

Sunday
Jan262014

photo bomber 2