workin’ out

Just taking a rest between sets. Age: 13 1/2 months


She is a helpful little monkey. I remember when I was a kid begrudgingly sitting beside our huge box of a TV changing the channels for my parents. I was a human channel changer on these occasions. I was not pleased. You’d think they made me sit there for hours they way I carried on: click… […]

mother’s day: the magic the mundane

My second Mother’s Day. The 2012 Mother’s Day picture makes me smile. I’m smiling but my chest was killing me and I was afraid she was going to start screaming her head off at any second. But I wanted the picture so I soldiered on. I am not a trooper as a general rule but […]

getting her vote on

It’s voting time here in British Columbia so John, Naomi and I headed out to take advantage of the early voting on Saturday. There were no lines, the staff were lovely and effecient and the whole process took about 6 minutes. Get your vote on, y’all! Get in your car, get on your bike, leave […]

a year later she is one

It’s impossible, but there you have it: My little Monkey Pants is one. A year ago Naomi was born at home upstairs in her room. A year ago my water broke at 2 o’clock in the morning and 10 hours later a warm 6lbs 10oz ball of baby was laying against my chest (I still haven’t […]

perchance to dream

Currently addicted to… Watching the moment you fall asleep. Age: 11 1/2 months

fisherman’s wharf

Mom and Dad wear a lot of black, but Naomi? Naomi isn’t afraid to rock a little colour. We hung out at Fisherman’s Wharf over the weekend, which is a community of houseboats.  Or are they called floating homes? In any case, Bob lives there.  Age: 11 months (11 months and 1 day to be […]

#1 fan

Fast-forward 20 years… I wonder if Little Miss will be teaching her dad a thing or two about the guitar. *choke* *sputter* Oh my god, she is going to grow up, isn’t she? And I will be in my 50’s! And she will have boyfriends! And none of them will be good enough! And… off […]

new baby must-haves: the list

Naomi is now almost 11 months old and I’m only NOW putting this list together. Figures. My best friend from elementary school is having a baby so I’ve been inspired to get my act together (congrats Lynda!). Here is my Essential! List! Of! Must! Have! Baby! Stuff! There are a lot of lists out there, but this […]

tweedle awesome

Tweedledee, Tweedledum and Tweedle Awesome. Naomi is Tweedle Awesome (obviously). She has a ruffly bum, she has to be Tweedle Awesome. Depending on the day Mickey and Kayloo take turns being Tweedledum. It generally has something to do with barking and waking Naomi up. Most. Annoying. Thing. Ever. All those big dog changes didn’t necessarily happen… […]