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Saturday
Jul122014

week 28/52



a portrait a week

Westin - A michevious little smile from this trouble maker. 

Olin - Ferociously colouring. I absolutely love how proud he is when he shows me all of his little pieces of artwork.

 

 

Saturday
Jul122014

week 27/52


a portrait a week

Westin - Figured out clapping is super fun and that clapping in the mirror is even more fun!  (Please excuse all the finger prints on the mirror, showing up on Westin's face.)

Olin - This is really one of his/our favourite things to do is jump, snuggle, hide and wrestle on the bed. 
Thursday
Jul102014

week 26/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Watching his crazy brother jump on the bed.  

Olin - Jumping on the bed and being silly. Love that smile!
Thursday
Jul102014

week 25/52


a portrait a week

Westin - So, this happened on June 18! He just pulled himself up and started racing around!! 

Olin - He was not pleased that I got my camera instead of helping him out right after he fell backwards into the toy box. I couldn't help it!!
Thursday
Jul102014

week 24/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Rooting around in the toy box while Olin is napping.  

Olin - "Helping" me put together some flower pots. 
Sunday
Jul062014

week 22/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Chomping on a sock.

Olin - Snuggling the buppy.
*I have fallen way behind on this litle project. This is the only photo I have of either boy for this week and I missed week 23/52 entirely. I managed to scrape together something for the next few weeks from photos I just happened to take, not ones that I had taken for the purpose of the project. Gotta get back at it!
Saturday
May312014

week 21/52



a portrait a week

Westin - When you have a baby that doesn't stop moving a lot of photos turn out like this one. 

Olin - Snuggling with his fave pup (who isn't actually supposed to be on the couch).
Saturday
May312014

week 20/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Just relaxing on the couch, taste-testing any and everything - what a fun stage!

Olin - I love his big laugh!
Saturday
May312014

week 19/52

 a portrait a week

Westin - It seems like a day after he figured out crawling he began pulling himself up to standing using furniture, toys, walls whatever is near really! He is such a little monkey, letting go with one hand, looking over his shoulder to make sure we are watching, letting go with the other then falling, getting back up and repeating the whole process.

Olin - Recreating the plot from the book "The Big Red Bus" which we borrowed from the library a few weeks back. He really seems to have liked the book and enjoys making roadways where a bus gets stuck and all sorts of other vehicles are subsequently stuck behind the bus. We all have to exclaim "Oh no! There is a hole in the road!" and "The car can't go because it's stuck behind the bus and etc."
Saturday
May312014

little sister


This is my first attempt at taking maternity photos! I think they turned out really great - but of course I had some pretty incredible subjects to photograph! I am super excited for my younger sister and her husband to have this baby - due to arrive any day now!! 

Monday
May122014

mother's day

These boys!! LOVE THEM and I am so grateful to be their Momma, even on those rough days. Which, today was one - a bit too much sun in the morning spent outside and not long enough naps - hence the attire featured on some. Also, some outakes below. 

Monday
May052014

lucky me!

Obviously there are not many days when Olin and I get to spend a lot of time with just the two of us anymore so it was such a treat for just him and I to go up town. He needed a haircut (only his third one ever), so we headed to the barbershop. He sat so nicely and I think it turned out great. The cafe next door has a cookie on the sign, so Olin calls it the 'Cookie House' and when he spotted the sign we had to stop for a cookie. Next up was the pet store to grab food for the dogs and peek at the little fishes, then to the library to exchange our books. It was a fun afternoon!

Sunday
May042014

peek


More photos from our peek-a-boo/snuggley/jump on the bed afternon. 

Sunday
May042014

Feeding the moose

Olin has never been able to say or has never said the word 'horse' but has been able to recognize them as such and make the appropriate 'neighing' sound. Up until a couple weeks ago he hadn't seen a real horse up close.

Ever since earlier this Spring, when we saw a Momma and Baby moose in our front yard Olin has become quite interested in moose. Sometime after seeing the moose in the yard he has started to call horses moose but also correctly naming a moose as a moose (so that they are both known as a moose). He knows that horses make a 'neigh' sound and he also knows that the real moose have antlers and doesn't make a 'neighing' sound for identification of moose images. When you try to correct him and tell him that a horse is called a horse and not a moose, he very confidently tells you, "No, moose, 'neeeeiggghhh!!" 

Sunday
May042014

week 18/52

 a portrait a week

Westin - We seem to congregate on my bed quite often during the day, whether it is to snuggle or jump around and play, however since this little guy is now mobile it's a bit more tricky and evidently much less fun as is obviously his expression shows.

Olin - Playing peek-a-boo with Westin and I on the bed, of course!

 

Saturday
May032014

week 17/52

a portrait a week

Westin - Being entertained/captivated at Aunty Kel & Uncle Bryan's for their maternity photo shoot.

Olin - What you don't see is the pants-less-ness going on during this neighbourhodd watch. 

*I can't seem to get these posts published on time, but all the pictures are taken in the correct weeks!

Friday
Apr252014

outside time II

 

Friday
Apr252014

outside time

A couple of weeks ago Aunty Kelsey took Olin for a quad ride and they fed some horses - so Olin is trying to feed Walter some grass here!? We have been taking advantage of the beautiful weather when it decides to appear, which is very rarely!

Tuesday
Apr222014

week 16/52

a portrait a week

Westin - This little guy is so close to crawling! He has been able to get up on his hands and knees for awhile now. Very recently he has started to rock back and forth, then move his knees forward and proceed to face plant as he hasn't quite figured out how to do all that and move his hands.  

Olin - A new helmet - gearing up for the summer tricycle season. Also very useful when you go to Aunty's house for quad rides! He was pretty excited about his helmet and didn't want to take it off for the first couple of days.

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!!