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March 20, 2012

We got to look after baby "Yander" while Auntie Karen picked Uncle Dave up from work.


Now that he eats solids, looking after him is super easy! When he got unexpectedly hungry, we could just fed him mashed banana. Elizabeth was very pitying of the poor baby who "gots no teeth" and therefore isn't allowed to eat pasta or chocolate.


Elizabeth and Xander washed dishes together for the first time. We doubt very much that this is the last time.


March 18, 2012

It's unseasonably warm here in the "frigid north". Today, for example was 23 degrees Celcius, with a humidex of 25.


It was very weird. Our neighbours went skiing in short sleeves. We just went to the park, where Elizabeth stomped around on the massive snowbanks left behind by the skating rink and rejoiced in swings and slides.


The park was a bit frightening. Elizabeth has clearly been growing, judging by the way she easily skipped around the play structure (instead of painfully crawling from giant step to giant step with the odd help from Momma). She does not need help to get up or down the slides anymore. She thankfully can't reach the monkey bars by herself (yet), but insisted on being lifted up to try like the other kids. She was disappointed to find out that she's a bit too tall for the "baby" swings now, until she got a demo from neighbour Alex on how "big" kids operate them.


We had to raise the seat on her bike. Daddy showed her how balance bikes are supposed to go, and now she scoots along rather fast for Mom, taking her feet OFF the ground. I strongly regret the insane impulse to buy her such a contraption as I suspect that someday soon she's going to scrape all her knees and elbows. At least with the skating she was well protected in a snowsuit - I find this biking business is highly nerve wracking, especially since she can accelerate faster than me. Lots of discussions about not getting squished by cars etc etc.


March 17, 2012

It's been extremely foggy in the mornings with all the melting snow and high temperatures.


These pictures were taken thirty seconds apart. We drove up a hill and all the fog evaporated.


March 16, 2012

It's a plane, it's a helicopter, no... it's ROCKET Helicopter.


Also known as an excellent distraction when daughter small wants to take the replica Silver Dart for a spin.


March 15, 2012

We went to Billings Bridge again for their March Break activities. Elizabeth watched the Radical Science show while waiting patiently in line for face painting. The science show was all about low pressure and high pressure - blowing up balloons inside bottles, blowing up giant balloons, balancing balls on a hair dryer and leaf blower, leaf blower powered hovercraft and "airzooka" full of some kind of fog so that we could see little smoke rings of air being shot across the mall.


Elizabeth was pretty excited by her loot bag - long lasting bubbles, glow in the dark stars, two different kinds of sticky animal things that you put on the wall... The ladybug one "walks" down the wall (or I should say walkED, since it's now so dirty that it doesn't stick to anything anymore)


Last year Elizabeth was a butterfly (along with her cousins). This year she decided she wanted to be a kitty. I could write reams about the bad behaviour of the other kids in line (and their completely absent parents) but unlike the full contact sport that doubled as standing in line for free cotton candy, at least we weren't in danger of being crushed.


Elizabeth waited for more than two hours for her kitty face (!), then calmly walked up to the clown, demanded "a titty" (Mommy translated!), sat down on the chair by herself, closed her eyes and held completely still for the four minutes or so that was needed. We had explained she could only have it on her face until bedtime, so while there was quite a lot of discussion about whether or not she might be able to keep it after all "because I REALLY LIKE my titty face, Momma", she actually started scrubbing it off by herself at the appropriate time. 


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