Monday, January 21, 2008

The promised pictures...

For those of you who may not have checked back here in a while, you will probably need to scroll down to catch up on all the updating I've been doing...believe it or not I've posted quite a bit in the last two days...




If you look closely, you can see the teeth in the bottom of his mouth in this one:

Uncle Jonny is not teaching Reuben good behaviour, but I will admit it'd kind of a cute picture:

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I have a caffeine addiction

In a sort of random and inexplicable way, I am feeling particularly good about life this morning. I'm not sure why. There isn't anything particularly special about this morning. We slept a little later than normal (read that: Reuben slept a little later than normal so the rest of us got to sleep in too.) The extra sleep was greatly appreciated, but meant that we kinda missed church.

So I think both of those things, the sleeping in and missing church, cancel each other out as far as making this a good morning. I like sleeping in, but I don't like missing church. I did have my morning coffee earlier than usual...perhaps this is the cause of my elevated mood. Or maybe I'm just really enjoying the fact that it's a beautiful day outside, I'm home with my husband and infant son, and I don't have to grumble about the fact that tomorrow is Monday and the work week will be starting all over again. I really don't miss having to go to work every day. Occasionally I miss the contact with people, but then I just call up a friend, or remind myself that Coffee Break is on Tuesday, and Wing's Night with our friends is on Wednesday, and then it's only two more days till the weekend when my husband is home all day from work anyway.

My life is weird.

...and I think it's a fairly safe bet to say that it's the caffeine causing my good spirits...I'm starting to feel somewhat jittery, and my fingers are typing faster and faster...

I have to admit I probably spend way too much of my time at home online, and not enough cleaning house and doing laundry. I'm part of a message board with women who all had babies at the same time as me, and I enjoy sharing stories with them about baby milestones and frustrations. I can be proud of myself this week though: we got ground beef on sale at the grocery store, a whole 10lbs worth, so I fried up a whole pile of it, and made enough meat loaf to last for a month! Yay me! Yet another step into housewife-hood. I really felt like my mother when I was separating the beef into little baggies to put into the freezer. I remember her doing the same thing when I was a kid. All in the name of savings...

anyway, I've been rambling on for long enough, and clearly need to find an outlet for this caffeine energy. Maybe I'll do dishes or something...yeah...right... Oh, and I will get on those pictures yet sometime soon...

Monday, January 14, 2008

He has a tooth!

Yes, you read that right, Reuben has his first tooth! My parents came down for Reuben's baptism that was yesterday, and when my dad was playing with him he found it. Of course, then the rest of us all came running and had to put our fingers in Reuben's mouth to feel it too... And there it was, a sharp little tooth poking through on the bottom. You can see that there's another one next to it that will come soon as well. My little boy is growing so fast...

We had his baptism yesterday in the evening service at Mountainview CRC. A fair number of family and friends were able to come and celebrate with us, and we enjoyed the opportunity to see everyone again. Reuben did very well for the service; he didn't even cry when he got sprinkled. I think he actually smiled at the pastor for that part. I'll post pictures later when I get them off the camera.

Other than that news, things are going well here at home. I've settled well into a routine of things finally, and I'm enjoying my new role as a mother and housewife. Coffee is an essential part of my morning, and I am ever so grateful that Facebook has a Scrabulous application. I've been once again conscripted to assist with sponsorship for this year's All Ontario Youth Convention. Thankfully I am no longer the leader of the team, and only have to worry about contacting the universities and a few other long-standing supporters. I may need to invest in a printer...

Well, I will head off for now. Pictures to come later...

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

He's rolling!

Well, Reuben hit another milestone today. He rolled from his stomach onto his back! He did it several times in a row, so we know it's not a fluke. A couple of times he got stuck on his arm and needed a bit of help, but the rest was all him. We've also gotten a couple of good pictures of him smiling, as you can see: