Sunday, January 28, 2007

Birthday Fun!

Liam had a great birthday! We got him a Thomas train set and a Cozy Coupe car. He was thrilled with both of them! In the evening we of course had birthday cake - notice how Derek couldn't wait and already cut into the cake! LOL!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Liam!!

In just two short days, our little man will be turning two. Where has the time gone? It seems like it was only yesterday that he was just beginning to take his first steps and now he runs, jumps, and climbs like an old pro. He went from being our roly poly baby to being a true little boy. Looking back, it really is amazing how much and how quickly he has changed.

Liam has turned into quite the little chatterbox. He knows a ton of words and isn't afraid to use them! We rarely have to wonder what he wants or what he is thinking and we can have real conversations with him. He knows and uses please, thank you, and you're welcome - which makes his Mommy very proud! Some of his favourite phrases are "More!", "I want it!", and ironically, "I don't want it!" He'll repeat and use anything he hears, so we have to be really careful!

Sometimes it seems like this little boy of ours does not know how to slow down. He is just go, go, go all day long! He loves to play trucks and cook us "lunch" in his kitchen. He loves music and can often be caught singing some of his favourite Doodlebops tunes. Of course, every great singer can dance, too - and dance he does! He loves turning on his "chicken" that plays The Bird Dance and be-bopping around the room yelling "C'mon guys!" and "I dancing Mommy!" Liam also enjoys watching Thomas the Tank Engine and Tractor Tom, which have recently replaced Dora The Explorer and The Backyardigans as his favourite shows. He also has an odd fascination with the vacuum - he loves it and will purposely make messes so we have to get it out. However, as soon as we turn it on our boy is hiding safely on the couch! But, the thing Liam likes to do the most is help. Help make dinner, help sweep, help with the laundry, help shovel snow, help change the baby... He really wants to be a part of everything his Mommy and Daddy do!

Liam has also had a big change this year in becoming a big brother. He has his moments, to be sure, but for the most part he loves his little sister. He always wants to help her and is constantly saying "Hi Lilybean!" to her in a super high pitched voice. It is so cute!! He is also super protective - if anyone gets too close he starts telling them "Don't touch it!" At least we know she'll have someone looking out for her when she starts dating!

It has been such an awesome year. As I said before, I can hardly believe that Liam was once the baby he was back when he turned one. He is our Munkarunk, and the sweetest one you'll ever meet, at that. Along with his sister, he is our everything. I can't wait to see what he brings us next. Happy Birthday, Runk!

Check out the video to see how much Liam has grown this past year!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The "2" stats

Both Liam and Lily had doctor's appointments today - Liam had his 2 year check and Lily had her 2 month check. Both kids are doing great! Liam is now 31 lbs and 34 inches long - 85th percentile for weight and 52nd percentile for length. Lily was 13 lbs and 21 inches - 90th percentile for weight, and just 9th percentile for length! We've got a short little chunky monkey here!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Little Lily-bean

Lily will be 8 weeks old tomorrow and I can't believe how much she has grown and changed! She is our little sweetheart! Here are some pics - check out the video to see her smile and coo!