Archive for December, 2008

Vancouver under a dump….

December 24, 2008 Leave a comment

It certainly feels like Christmas in Vancouver, Dec 24th, and there is about 3ft of snow on the city, more coming down.  We have shoveled the sidewalks probably 4 times today, it is just dumping buckets.  Thankfully no need to get out and about, but we did sneak out to hit Vanlawn for some swim time with Big G, and hit Chapters on the way back for a coffee and some books. 

Tonight we are having a big dinner with family at Osler St, and then tomorrow the big guy in the red suit swings by……. Fri night mom and dad have a date night for dinner and a Canucks game with Fox and his GF Nicole, should be fun!


Santa’s coming! I KNOW him!

December 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Hey there all you ‘cotton headed ninny muffins’ (c’mon Boon mane the movie) , there is nothing more Christmas feeling than being absolutely slapped around the noggin with 12” of snow. Don’t get me started on the Blizzard of ‘96….

So as we head into the Christmas season, the Gaver is WELL up for his first Santa encounter at the mall, look for that pic in a few days.   He has been making his list and checking it 2x, all the while learning to shout and giggle uncontrollably……


Exit from Maui, 29F? Really?

December 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Our last few days in Mai were a little distracting – hence the lack of posts.  Little Gav hit 104F and we had to goto the Dr to sort him out, it was pretty tricky with him being so upset.  A mix of teething, which caused an ear infection, which caused the fever etc.  Needless to say we didn’t get far from the flat the last day on the island. 

The day we left the clouds opened up, the perfect weather to make it easy to say bye to the beach.  Great flight home, and here in Seattle just in time for the coldest, and longest, cold snap of the last 2 decades. 

From 1 extreme to the next…….

Overcast in Maui….

December 9, 2008 Leave a comment

So yesterday Gav hit the water no less than 3 times.  He just couldnt get enough of it.  First he had his AM walk on the beach with his coffee, some feet in the surf and a dip in the pool, and then he had some beach time where he rode his wake board in the surf (yup he really did) and then he enjoyed the pool during sunset with dad. 

After he went to bed, mom and dad enjoyed dinner on the lanai watching the whales go past sticking their tails out of the water, and blowing great big spray shots into the air. 

This AM he had another walk with his coffee, and actually got some walking time in.  Dont be fooled by the large feet next to his, those werent holding him up, there was just a conga line queue to navigate.  He did pretty well.

Now he is asleep, breakfast is on the table, its overcast, dad is reading about geotagging his photos so people can see latitude and longitudinal information about our photos and videos.


Ocean Walking

December 8, 2008 Leave a comment

G woke up in a much better mood, but we still think his tooth is causing a little hangover.  We had a nice (shorter) walk this AM on the beach, and Gav even got some of his own steps in on the sand.  Great fun to see and hear him squealing as he walked and talked (to himself).  He wasn’t quite sure where the water kept coming from, or why it made the ground so soft to walk on. 

We also saw some whales about .5 mile off the coast, they must be migrating or something, but it was a large group.  Some of their tails were massive and even from the shore which was quite a distance they looked humongous.  Really cool to see though………..

We are planning to head to a different beach today, even if it might be only for 5 minutes……











Beach Walk and a little surfin’

December 7, 2008 Leave a comment

We started the day out today with a little coffee and a walk on the beach, followed by Gav and mom hitting the pool for some paddle time.  Gav loved the wake board thingy, but he kept wanting to stand up, and well, there just wasn’t a wave to catch…………..

He is down for nap time, mom and dad are hunting for some breakfast…….. more later.

Id love to put more vids up, but Soapbox (MS video) is BROKEN.
















December 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Well I don’t know what’s going on at Soapbox, but maybe they rebooted their server.  Like a 5 Mb video should take 4 hours from upload to published.  No comment. 

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that was gavin typing, might be his first blog ever.