Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wind, fog and rain

The weather here has been absolutely awful for the past two weeks. Nothing but wind, fog and rain. Yuck!!! Poor Rafael has been stuck inside too much and I'm starting to have trouble coming up with activities to keep him busy and believe me, he LIKES to be BUSY!! So far we have baked a cake, he's helped me make homemade pizza for supper, he's helped to clean up with the handvac and we've made some crafts. Now I'm out of ideas so please let it be nice out tomorrow!

We had a great Father's Day. Once Rafael awoke, he had breakfast in bed with Daddy. Actually it was just coffee for Brian and milk for Rafael but they both enjoyed it all the same. Then Brian went golfing and I took Rafael on a 1.5 hour hike in the backpack. It was a pretty tough hike with lots of big hills and I was exhausted by the end but Rafael was loving it. He was pointing at the ocean and the birds and the dogs. That afternoon we went out for hot chocolate and a did a little downtown shopping. Did I happen to mention that our boy loves shopping!!

Baking with Mommy

Breakfast in bed with Daddy

Sweeping the floors while wearing one of Mommy's slippers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Out and about

We've been busy having lots of fun lately since the weather has improved. We've gone to the playground several times and to the beach. He loves the monkey bars at the park and can swing from them forever if we'd let him. He also loves putting rocks in his mouth which is a bad habit that we need to break him of but since he's now getting six new teeth, we may have our hands full!!

Today Rafael has his professional photos finally taken as it was a beautiful day. I can't wait to see them! Rafael did a great job and didn't slow down at all during the 1.5 hour shoot.

Rafael is doing great in his swimming lessons and he will now jump in and put his head underneath the water! We are so proud! He will kick his legs and move his arms but cannot yet stay above the water if we let him go. We also plan to put him in a dance class this coming Fall. Rafael loves dancing and performing in front of a crowd. When I take him to playgroup he likes to always be in the center of the circle dancing and jumping. We can't wait to see him in dance class!!

Our little monkey on the monkey bars!! He loves just hanging out!

Having fun with one of his girlfriends.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Family fun

Rafael was loving the good weather last week but this week has been rainy and cold. He is getting his first professional photos taken next week in a park not far from his house. I'm so excited to see the proofs. Rafael usually loves having his picture taken so I'm hoping for some really good pictures. Not much else is new around here so I just thought I'd share a few photos of our cutie pants!!