So I am going to try and take a new approach to our blog. I have taken this inspiration from my friend Laura's blog. She is a lot wittier than me, but I have cute kids to distract you from my prose.
When Geofford was away at UPA Nationals in Sarasota at the end of October, the boys and I stayed home. Connor helped me rake the leaves. I think next year it may be more useful to get him a rake that is more proportional to his size.
Wyatt tried to help as well, but unfortunately he cannot stand up by himself yet.
It wasn't all work though, Connor also got to play on the new play structure donated to us by Geoff's wonderful ex-neighbours at Georgian Bay (thanks to Ken, Mags, Matt and Jason!). I think he will be very disappointed next summer when he has to share it with Wyatt. Right now, he is the only one that is allowed to play on the structure, but that will change when Wyatt can start running around.
Wyatt does not enjoy being outside as much as he is a lot more limited to what he can do right now. I guess sitting still is not as fun as jumping him his jolly jumper. I think that once he is more mobile, he will also enjoy being outside like the rest of the family.
The boys got into the Remembrance Day spirit by each wearing poppies. I can't wait until they are old enough to understand a little more so that we will be able to take them downtown to the Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial.
Wyatt has also developed a funny new skill. He can blink. I think it may be a signal to us that he is tired of getting his picture taken, but we think it is pretty cute. He demonstrated this skill on his 9-month-aversary. Whenever my father tried to take a picture of him and the pre-flash would go off, Wyatt would blink. At his 9-month check-up Wyatt weighed 20lbs 2oz and measured 73.5cm long. It's hard to believe that my baby boy is already 9-months!
As the Christmas season is almost here (although the stores will have you believe that the Christmas season begins immediately following Halloween), I have been trying out different cookie recipes in preparation for my cookie exchanges.
The first recipe I tried was for Chocolate Sugar Cookies, which didn't turn out as well as I would have hoped. They had an interesting texture, but I wasn't sure if these were the ones that I wanted to share.
So then I tried a different recipe for just regular Chocolate Cookies and they were a hit. So pictured below are the cookies that I will be bringing to my neighbourhood cookie exchange. I'm still trying to decide what to bring to the 2nd cookie exchange. The 3rd one, we pre-decided what each participant would bring, so that's an easy decision.
As always, we have tons of pictures up at our flickr site, so please keep checking that site and we'll try and update this one a little more often.