Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our Christmas was fun this year! We spent it at home in Winnipeg and hosted a Christmas eve supper and went to Jeremy and Christines on Christmas day. I meant to go to the zoo on Christmas day but somehow the day disappeared and we ended up not going. Instead, we went yesterday and had a blast, it was a lot warmer than the day before!
The first picture is Keiran after doing a faceplant in the snow at the zoo. He was sooo upset! Next is him right after we picked him out of the snow, it was everywhere, poor kid.

Making his picture face in the stroller. He now does this every time we turn the camera on.

In my brain deadiness I accidentally put Keirans name on the gift from me to Brian but was too lazy to put a new gift tag on it.

Keiran playing with his Maracas from Auntie Karen and Uncle Mike. He has the matching drum, it's lots of fun.

"Uncle" Stephen Cocks got him some cool toys too and he's already having fun with the twirly thing (and by "he" I mean "we" as in mommy and daddy)

His new corn popper thingy. He hasn't played with it too much yet but I'm sure he will soon.

Opening presents with Daddy. They are both wearing their Christmas PJs. We all got new PJs to wear on Christmas day. He actually wasn't all that interested in opening presents, I could barely even get him to rip paper! He was however interested in playing with the toys once they were opened.

Making picture face in his new tunnel tent. He loves this thing! I remember having one when I was a kid and spending a lot of time playing with it and I wanted the same thing for Keiran.

Wrestling with Daddy on Christmas morning. Much fun was had by all!

I know all the pictures are in random order. Sorry for that, it is hard to re-arrange them once they've been downloaded. I'm not sure if it is blogger or my computer that is the problem. Oh well! Videos to hopefully come soon. I'm having an internet problem right now that is preventing me from loading a video so I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's time for Pukey baby again!!! Brian and I have been looking through a few of our videos from when Keiran was super small, and this is our favourite one. I know that I have it on Youtube and Facebook, but it's just so darn cute and funny that it had to make it over to the blog.
Enjoy watching my son puke!

Friday, December 19, 2008

A couple of videos for fun. Keiran loves to dance and will dance to just about any sound he hears. In the first video he is dancing to the sound of the dishwasher running.

The second video is him making that funny face. He thought I was going to take a picture of him. Too cute.

We are finally on Christmas leave here. It's great to know that we have a few weeks to relax and de-stress! It's been the busiest fall we've had at work in a number of years. I'm looking forward to a few months where there will be no travelling. We are doing a fairly big tour in April, but that's still 4 months away so I'm not thinking of it right now!
The big news I was talking about a few weeks ago?! Here it is: we are moving to Edmonton this summer! We are being posted! It's not completely official yet but it will be very soon. The only thing left to make it official is the posting message, which they will get to us around March 1st, then we can put the house up on the market and then look for a place in Edmonton. (unless we decide to move into a PMQ)
Anyways, that's our big news for now. Change will be good!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Naked baby alert!!!! Tonight he escaped after Brian took his clothes off for the bath and came to the kitchen. Had a good time until daddy took him back to the bathroom for his bath!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The (not so) many faces of Keiran!

This is the face Keiran makes lately when I try to take a picture of him. Super cute!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This is our gingerbread house for this year. I didn't do a great job but it took me about a week to get the whole thing together and finally decorated! We just didn't have time. Of course, I could have waited until this weekend to do it (now that we are finally finished with all 9 Christmas concerts), but that would have been smart. Oh well.

So the first pic, side view. Notice the cyclops snowman, he's a real winner!

Side view from the other direction. Notice the fallen down chimney and the fallen over gingerbread man. Lovely!

Finally a front view. At least it's original somewhat!!! I'm going to enjoy eating the trees over the next few weeks!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Just a few random pics to throw in. Top one is Keiran and I at the Conservatory yesterday.
Next is Brian and Keiran.

Keiran LOVES it when Brian and Hailey carry him around on their backs. He'll go behind them and crawl on and then get upset if they don't pick him up and carry him around! He's changed it over the past few days though to where he'll go behind you and try and push you off the couch. Very amusing.

Our Christmas tree this year. It's our first live one! Also have the china cabinet decorated with all of our stockings (including ones for the cats!)

Keirans first attempt at playing with the Christmas tree. Bad baby. Thankfully, he is never allowed in the living room unattended or I'm sure the tree would have been knocked over by now!

Keiran has recently been sticking his tongue out lots and saying "blather blather", which of course we encourage (again because we are bad parents). We think it's really cute.

Brian and I took Keiran to the Assiniboine Park Conservatory yesterday to see the Festival of Trees and Lights. He really liked looking at the lights strung across the plants. He even walked holding my hand for the first time and Brian caught it on video!
I'm going to put the video on here first and then put up some pictures later. For now I have to run off and get ready for a Christmas concert.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

We just got back from a three day trip to Dryden Ontario. I sure missed the little guy while we were gone!!! The trip was the beginning of our two and a half week Christmas concert tour. Brian and I are both doing a little singing and I do a little dancing as well. It's a good show and I'm proud of it but it takes us away from home quite a bit over the next few weeks. I will be happy when it is over!
I will have some big news to announce soon as well (and NO I am not pregnant!).
This video I put up is from this afternoon after Keiran got up from his nap. He does the fake cry thing now when he doesn't get his way. He doesn't like it when we say "Ow!" after he hits us so he always starts to cry. I find it hilarious (because I'm a bad mom). He was a little grumpy in the video but I'm glad I caught him in the slap, ow, cry act because it has us laughing all the time. He is a hitting machine lately though! I hope this phase does not last too long.
On another note, we got our Christmas tree today! It's the first time we've gotten a live tree together! Keiran didn't really like being out in the cold, he cried almost the whole time we were out there. We actually weren't out there very long, we took the first tree we saw, it called to us both! Right now it is in the living room thawing out and dropping needles. I hope to decorate it tomorrow after my orchestra concert.
On another Keiran note, here is a picture of his room when we came home today. He is totally Capt. Destructor. He can trash his bedroom in 2 minutes flat! Which he now does on a daily basis. Sigh.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We've been having a lot of fun lately with Keiran! He now walks a bit, sticks out his tongue and waves hello. I got him waving hello and sort of sticking out his tongue in the first video and we finally got him walking on the second video. Fun times!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Brian and Keiran were having tons of fun today! We were all sitting around the kitchen floor and they started playing a fun game of slapping the floor and stove and giggling. It was great!

Keiran has also taken a few solo steps!!!!! Woohoo!!!! On saturday he took his first two and today we convinced him to take a few more. It's great! I think it will still be a while before he is walking but that's fine with us, we're enjoying the learning part too!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Our little monkey is having a bad day today and only seems to want Mommy. But he did take a small break from his clingyness to play in the dishwasher. It was cute.
Today was a Keiran and Mommy baking day. *we* made whole wheat cinnamon buns, double fudge cookies, butter tarts and we iced some sugar cookies that I made the other day. I'm getting a head start on Christmas baking!

This little video shows a bit of the roughness of Keirans day. Sometimes it's just hard being a baby!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Snow day today! First big snow of the year and of course Hailey texted me first thing this morning just to say that she hadn't seen this much snow in.....FOREVER! I told her to wait until January when it really snows! Anyways, this is what our back yard looked like this morning:

Hails took this picture of Keiran playing with his drum this morning. After a few hellish days of teething fever, it's nice to have our happy little guy back again!

Wearing his IPood shirt from Uncle Stephen and Auntie Connie. And shoveling a pumpkin cookie in his mouth of course!

We had a clingy day yesterday and he did NOT want to let me go! It was cute.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween 2008

We had a good Halloween here, with over 100 trick or treaters! I took Keiran out for a bit to a few friends places and everybody ooooohed and awwwwed over his cute elephant costume. So, pictures! The first one above this was our pumpkin. My first attempt at carving something other than a happy face. I mangled the kitty up pretty good but at least you can still tell it's a cat!
Next is Keiran and his stuffed elephant. Mike and Karen gave him the elephant for Christmas last year and so we thought we'd put them together for comparison. So cute!

Our little elephant playing with tupperware at the MFRC Halloween party earlier in the day.

When I first put the costume on him he just sat there. Kinda like "are you insane woman! You want me to wear THIS?!"

Him in his PJ's on Halloween morning. These were given to him by Grandma and Grandpa Driscoll when he was born! He looks sooo cute in them!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Keiran had a playdate yesterday with his friend Luke! They had a lot of fun and half way through the date Fiona and Jo showed up with their kids so we had 5 kids running around the basement. It was awesome!!!! Keiran was exhausted after that but had so much fun with everyone and picked up a few new things too! Ailidh taught him how to destroy the little tent I borrowed from the MFRC and one of the kids taught him how to crawl into the little play car, woohoo!
Here is a picture of Luke and Keiran. Luke was just stealing Keirans bottle of milk:

Next is a picture Brian took of Keiran playing in the kitchen yesterday. I'm not sure why he's not wearing clothes, but he's so cute it doesn't matter!

Keiran and Daddy hanging out outside some time last week. Brian really enjoys putting him up on his shoulders.

One of his newest tricks is going into "his" cabinet in the kitchen and closing the doors, it's really cute and he's only been doing it for about 3 days now.

Button mashing N00b strikes again. I was trying to get him to give me the remote and he just kept running away with it and pressing buttons to make it glow. Silly kid.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A couple of cute videos to share and a picture that for some reason didn't get added last night.
When we went to West Edmonton Mall, they had a petting farm right by Galaxy Land and I took Keiran in to see the animals. Check out his reaction to the baby bunny! The other video is Keirans first time climbing up stairs! Savannah taught him to do this. Now he's getting good at it! Soon he'll be walking and running up the stairs!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Finally here are some pictures from our weekend in Edmonton! My mom has been harrassing me so I'm staying up late to make her happy. Just kidding mom, love ya. Anyways, I hope to post a video or two as well some time soon but make no promises. Brian and I are heading to Quebec next week for work and then it's go go go after that so we don't have a lot of free time until the end of the month. I'm looking forward to getting this trip done with and the Manitoba Tattoo over with as well. I'm going to miss my little monkey while we are gone! He will be in good hands with Hailey though.

Derek and Amanda:
Keiran and Justin meeting for the first time:

Savannah and Keiran hanging out, look at how he's almost as tall as her!

Me, Gramma and Lindsay:

Dan and Owen and Brian and Keiran in the whale at West Edmonton Mall:

Lindsay with Keiran at West Ed:

Keiran and Savannah together at the top of the steps after she taught him how to climb them!

Playing nicely together at Auntie Jacquies house:

All 4 great grandchildren with Gramma! Owen, Keiran, Savannah and Brooklynn. This shot was so hard to get because Keiran the bum wouldn't sit still!

Mike and Keiran:

Us with Gramma:

And now some random fluff. We put Keiran in the recycling bin just for fun, yup we're bad parents!!!