Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sweet Ride

Miles and I finally got a chance to get out and take his new ride for a spin. We've been waiting for this chance for ages. I can only take him out on the weekends, and last weekend I was sick. It was chilly and the wind was biting, but I was too stubborn to wuss out and go back home. Miles didn't care though. He was snug as a bug in his snowsuit. Besides that, I made sure to also buy the all-weather cover when I ordered the stroller. We can walk in any kind of weather I can handle now.
This is a Tike Tech ATX All Terrain Model RTT-16 in Pacific Blue. As I said, this was our first time out with it, so I can't honestly give you a raving review, but I have no complaints so far and I look forward to my next chance to take it out. I found it through this site, and most of the reviews in there are quite good.

As you can see, Miles looks pretty happy. I think we're good to go.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Proud to be Canadian

Aunt Sherri sets up theme weeks for the boys and the playroom. For Valentine’s, everything that could be found that dealt with love or hearts or red or pink or purple was brought into the playroom. Included in this collection were three red hats – each of them had CANADA embroidered onto them. Miles chose his favourite and wore it proudly.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


If you don’t already know, The Philosopher Kings got back together and released a brand new album on Valentine’s Day - Castles.


At first I thought it wasn’t as groovy as their previous albums, but I’ve been listening to it non-stop, and now I can’t be without it. I strongly suggest you check it out.

Waiting on the train

A railway line runs through our city, connecting the three little towns to the rest of the continent.


However, it crosses the busiest road in the city at the busiest intersection in the city. This really ticks a lot of people off. Folks will drastically change their driving routes home just to avoid the possibility of being caught by the train.

I see it as an opportunity though.

An opportunity to take a deep breath, turn up the radio, and take 5 or 10 minutes to relax. Heck, I’d take a nap if I knew I’d wake up when the road was open again.

Some days I wish for the train to be crossing when I reach the tracks.


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Grandma's Glasses

Miles has developed a fondness for glasses. Perhaps it started way back in January 2004 when he received a pair of sunglasses.

But it continued this January during Uncle Bob’s birthday preparations.

Soon after that came Grandma’s glasses.

Hmmm…what a silly boy he is, my Miles. I have to honestly say that he comes by it naturally.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Model

And now we have Miles, modeling some sports-inspired outfits that his Grandma Shirley sent to him all the way from South Carolina....

Here is the baseball warm-up suit:

Sure, you can play hockey when dressed for baseball.

And now a dashing golfing ensemble:

Ahem... you may also play hockey when dressed more suitably for golfing.

As well as something very scholarly:

Of course you can play hockey with a soccer ball while dressed for school! We are CANADIAN for cyring out loud!

Hockey is ALWAYS allowed!

Thanks Grandma Shirley!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Another First

Back near the end of January, I had finally had enough of picking little bits of lint and fluff out of Miles’ curls. It was time for action! The time and place were ideal as well. While Miles was bathing, I pulled out a fine-toothed comb and a pair of scissors and went to work. I called for Grandma to grab my camera and come on into the bathroom to document the event. After I looked after the top section, I just kept going – the strands that curled back over his ears was driving me crazy too! He took it all in stride, as he does with most things. Miles just looked at us, wondering what we were doing. I think his hair looks much nicer now without those bits of fluff decorating it. I wasn’t able to get a good “after” picture in the days following the haircut, but perhaps in the days and weeks to come you’ll The New Miles.

Note: If anyone ever wonders why Miles' bath water always looks a little mucky, there are two reasons:

1. The tub is Olive Green - an original from when the house was built.

2. Miles gets an oatmeal bath every night to aid his eczema and prevent it from becoming an issue again.

Back in the swing of things

I have been back to work for a month and a half now. The last thing I want to do, in the hour or two available to relax in the evening, is sit in front of a computer screen. This is why I haven’t updated my blog much lately. But I do have things to say! And the reason you haven’t seen me commenting on any of YOUR blogs is because I keep forgetting my username and password! I look them over during my lunch hour, and I was sure I wrote my password down somewhere, but I can’t find it, and I hardly ever remember it. This is also why I haven’t updated my blog during lunch hour up until now. I will work on these problems, and you will hear more from me soon.