Sunday, December 30, 2007

Raspberries

Here's a video of Parker doing the raspberry thang. His eyebrows crack me up -- they're super expressive and always seem to be moving around. After the first few noises he made, I made a face behind the camera and made some noises, too, and his reaction is pretty funny.

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Testing Out His New Teeth

Over the last few weeks, Parker has been busy growing teeth. He now has two little stubs on the bottom that will eventually grow into baby teeth. Here's a video of him and I eating breakfast the other morning. This is the first time I've posted a video so I'm not sure how it will look (or how fast it will load). We used Claire's camera to record an AVI video, so it might not translate very well into this Blogger format...

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Parker Drought

I haven't posted any stories or photos in a while, so here are some quick ones before I type up a few new posts in the near future.






Saturday, December 15, 2007

Best Diaper Rash Cream Ever

When Parker was first born, one of April's co-workers (thanks, Kent!) gave her a jar of Lunar Eclipse diaper rash ointment, saying that it worked really well for him and he wanted to pass along his secret formula. Even though we didn't have to use it very often at first, once we started to notice a bit of redness on Parker's bum, we tried out the ointment and it worked like a charm! So far it has been a bit of a miracle product -- it takes any redness away over night, and we've used it on his bum and on his chin to prevent the drool from causing a rash. We get ours from the natural foods section of Loblaw's grocery store. It sounds like herbal hocus pocus, but it works for April's co-worker and it works for us! If you're having problems with rashes, we recommend Lunar Eclipse diaper rash ointment.

Contraband Walker!

Here's a photo of Parker in his illegal walker! The first day we were in Dresden he was kind of hesitant, but by Saturday he was doing laps around the house!



Even though they're outlawed in Canada, they seem like a pretty good idea to me. We watched him go from tentative and unsure to a crazy walking machine in less than a week!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Babies At The Table

Here are Parker and Connor at the table, waiting at the table for a nice Christmas dinner of Cheerios (for Connor) and some form of mushy fruit and vegetable (for Parker). It's funny watching Connor because he's a bit more dextrous than Parker and he picks up his Cheerios individually to eat them.



Parker On The Train

Here's a photo of Parker on his first train ride ever when we went to Dresden for an early Christmas! We thought we'd try the train because it would give Parker a chance to hang out and relax and not be strapped into a car seat the full time. It turned out to be really convenient and easy! Parker was able to sit in his car seat and look out the window or hang out with mommy and daddy and play. We would definitely recommend that anyone going on a long trip with a baby consider the train. It's a bit more expensive but way more convenient.



Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cousin Connor!


Here's Parker's little cousin Connor, who is two months older. They had a fun Christmas together!

Merry Christmas!


Parker wishes everyone a very merry Christmas!
(Hi Nana, Papa, Abuelita, Grandpa, Devon, Tracy, Connor, Claire, Shawn, Nathalie, Ally, Caroline, Scott, Gemma, Melissa, Tim, Elaine, Katie, Steve, Naomi, Nicole, Jennifer M., Tiffany, Michele, Steve, girls from Wedding Bells, and anyone else who might be reading this!)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Read All About It


A little while ago I posted about how the first season of Sesame Street wasn't really cut out for kids today. I wonder what that reviewer would say about Read All About It? Parker is still a bit young, but I remember watching this show on TV Ontario when I was in grade 3 and 4; in fact, we did a whole unit on the show in grade 4 for some reason. If you have some time to kill and want to watch a bizarre (but somewhat educational, I guess) show, check this out:




The photo of Duneedon (the main villain) in the background is enough to creep you out before you even hear his weird laugh.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

From The Vault...


Here's another photo from the vault that I forgot was on my computer. Who are those crazy kids? This was taken the night of our Arts '02 formal. April and I both lived in the same building -- there were five different apartments with five people in each. Her house of five girls was in the front, and my house of five guys was in the back. Who knew random neighbours could make such cute babies?
(I think our landlord secretly knew. Hi Nancy!)

Adventures at the Mall


Today Parker and I went Christmas shopping for Mommy, so she had the house all to herself for a few hours. Parker picked out some pretty cool gifts for her, so I think she'll be happy. It's funny hanging out with a baby at the mall -- as we wandered around, I noticed a lot of other babies but they were all with their moms! I was the lone father daring to elbow my way through throngs of weary Christmas shoppers. Luckily Parker is pretty much the best baby ever, and he was happy and cheerful the whole time. It's funny how social he is: when ever someone would go, "AWWW LOOK AT THE BABY!!!!" he'd light up and give them a huge smile. Parker totally knows how to work it.


On another note, Parker recommends Radiohead's new album In Rainbows. When ever I listen to it in the car with him he goes right to sleep. A true sign of a killer album.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Parker Meets Santa!

Warning: these might be the cutest photos ever. Every December there's an event in Amherstview called "Light Up The Season" where kids can play in the park, gorge themselves on free hot dogs and hot chocolate, see Santa, and check out the lights in the park. In the last few years April has been volunteering on their committee and has helped run different booths, but this year we were there as parents! I took photos for the event, and here are some super cute photos of April and Parker all bundled up for their meeting with Santa. Thanks again to my mom for the awesome snowsuit! Parker was super comfy and warm!









Parker Disguises

Here's your friendly neighbourhood Parker spinning webs and fighting crime in his Spider-Man and Friends sweatsuit.






And here's Parker doing his best Emperor impression after his bath with mommy: "Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive."



We actually have a blue towel that looks a lot more like the Emperor but I took the green-towel photos instead (in case any truly 133t fanz point it out).