Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Arriving in the Sault Tomorrow

Just letting everyone know that me, Nikki and Winnie will be arriving in the Sault tomorrow, Wednesday the 16th, and we will be there until Sunday, January 10th.

See you Saultites there!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

November Pictures

Here are some pictures from November of Winnie and some other people.

Winnie trying to fly

Winnie walking with her piano toy

Winnie alseep on momma

A playing in the snow

K, unaffected by the cold as usual

Winnie and her best friend in the world

Monday, November 16, 2009

An interesting facial comparison

Winnie from 0 to 7 months

Saturday, November 14, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different... Winnie!

Winnie sleeping

Sitting with dad on the couch

Happy baby

Pretty baby

Ready to go outside

Her first Happy Meal

Eating a French Fry

Hike Around Niven Lake

After weeks of planning, we finally got the family out to hike around Niven Lake, which is maybe 2 kilometres around. We even got our friends Jen and Byron out for the walk.

Jen and Byron getting ready to start

Walking down the trail

Baby on my back

The lake is frozen over

Some parts are a bit steep

A rare group shot!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Out on a Date!

Nikki and I went out on a date to Le Frolic. We left Winnie at the Bailey's house for3 hours for the first time. She was fine and had lots of fun. We haven't been on a date in 9 months or so, although we have gone out to restaurants with Winnie. It was very nice. We ordered a bottle of Italian red and had an appetizer, an antipasti platter, dessert and coffee. We even had a $50 gift certificate from Social Services.

The Italian antipasti platter is one of our favourites in town. Lots of tasty finger food - olives, pickled and roasted vegetables, olives, blue cheese, hard Italian cheese, proscuitto, salami, mushrooms, crusty bread, etc... Very fun to eat together.

Nikki heading to the restaurant. We've been getting a lot of snow lately although it isn't too cold yet. -8 C or so.

My dessert, a peanut butter cheesecake. It was very good, like a gourmet Reese's Pieces ice cream sandwich. Very soft and rich.

Nikki's dessert, the Chocolate Fondant. It was the most expensive dessert on the menu but it wasn't that good. Quite dry and plain, actually. No better than a lightly cooked brownie from a mix. It needed a dollop of ice cream or at least, whipped cream, to be any good. The waitress asked how she liked it and when Nikki said it was so-so, the waitress didn't charge us for it, which is a nice gesture.

Your November Dose of Winnie Goodness

Teaching Winnie to stick her tongue out

Almost got it!

Standing next to Colin's exer-saucer

Playing with Tupperware

Til next time!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Winnie's Halloween Costume

Winnie had two Halloween costumes: a devil and a ladybug. Here they are:

I'm using the Picasa slideshow feature. Tell me what you think!

Julie and Keith's Baby

Some older news... Julie and Keith had their baby. A boy, Daniel Evan McLean. Here's some pictures of the day he was born.

More Pictures From the Summer

I finally found the charger to our camera (cleverly hidden on our bedroom floor) and I recovered the 2nd batch of pictures from the summer. There are some real winners!

Mr. X stalks his prey

Playin' on grandpa

Mom, daughter and cousin

Our excellent family BBQ

Mom with granddaughter

Pouty face baby

Shauna with baby

Auntie Gake with baby

Winnie dressed up in her "northern" attire (muskrat hat and moose moccasins lended to us from our friend)

Curtis, foster kids, Winnie on couch

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some Recent Pictures

Last Monday we had a bonfire with the Cubs. Lots of stories, songs, games, etc... It was cool but warmer than lately, about 0 degrees.

Two of the Cubs at the bonfire (one might be familiar to some of you)

The Cubs at the bonfire

Here's our dinner from tonight. Onions, carrots, cabbage, bamboo, chilis, mushrooms, bean sprouts, BBQ chicken and Shanghai-style noodles in hoisin sauce. Very tasty.

Here's some family pictures. Speaking of family, Social Services is threatening to dump some emergency foster kids on us very shortly but just for the weekend. I'm glad we're back to fostering a bit but it is very stressful and nerve-wracking waiting. Also, we are billeting a Katimavik volunteer for a week to give them a taste of Yellowknife culture.

Morning in the Naphan household

Winnie eating some green beans made by Natasha

Going for the grapes

Getting some help picking up the grapes

(We're aware that grapes aren't the safest food but she really likes them and she just gums them a bit)