Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Morning

 Miko and I were up at 6:00am this year!
 Wow, where did all of these presents come from?

 Miko was very gentle with the gifts while we waited for Daddy to wake up.

 Dim sum for breakfast (along with a shrimp ring and fresh pineapple)

 Miko was way more interested in the chopsticks and dumplings than his stocking.
 After some coaxing he realized there was some neat stuff inside that stocking.

 Luke checking out the contents of his stocking.
 Here is Miko trying to figure out the secret of the spinning top.

 Miko and Mommy reading a new book.
 This little piano was definitely one of Miko's favourites!

 Oh, what's in here???
 Yes we had the 'Shaw Firelog' on in the background.

 So many thoughtful gifts! Thank you everyone
 Miko's pile of presents
 Getting ready to Skype Miko's grandparents.

 Miko kept trying to show/pass his toys to his family on the computer screen.

We had a lovely, relaxing Christmas together.  It was quite entertaining having a little one to celebrate with us!  Miko still is, and always will be, our most favourite Christmas gift of all.

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Cozy Christmas Eve

Circus having his afternoon nap in his favourite spot

 Playing with an early present from Joy 
 Presents kept out of reach from little hands
 Hanging out under the tree
 Don't let the pictures fool you..... the rest of the house looked like this.
 The wrapping station took over our bed. Moving boxes are creeping into our already cramped living spare
 Dinner is in the crock pot with a sink full of dishes.
 Reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' together next to the Christmas tree.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Quick Catch Up

We have been so busy lately!  We had back-to-back birthdays, found out we are moving (more about that soon) and now we are are trying to slow down and enjoy the Christmas season before it passes us by in a whirlwind ;)
 Circus enjoying the fresh snow
Morning sunrise (I get to see a lot of these lately)
Someone is growing like a weed!
 Standing on tip-toes

Look Ma, look what I have

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Miko

Well, our little bundle of joy has done it, he tuned one year old!  I still can't believe how fast the past year has flown by. Miko has grown into a little boy with an emerging personality that we just can't get enough of.
I put up a few decorations the night before because I knew Miko might be up as early as 5:00am!

I created a little collage to celebrate his first birthday. This might become an annual tradition depending on how much time I can dedicate to it ;)
Miko LOVED the ballons on the back of his chair

 We didn't have a party this year, Miko is still too young to really understand it, plus our family lives far away. However, we had a great time Skyping both sets of Miko's Grandparent's while Miko opened his presents.

Of course Miko's favourite part of the day were the balloons.
And we couldn't deny him his right of passage - eating cake for the first time.  It was his first time trying any kind of refined sugar, he was a little tentative with it.
We don't think he actually ate much of it but he sure liked playing with it.
He is going through a generous phase and kept trying to feed some to Luke.
He sure had a great sensory experience, it didn't take him long to start smearing it all over himself.

We had a very low-key, relaxed day as a family.  Our little Miko seemed to have a good time and sure got a lot of love from everyone!  Happy Birthday sweet boy, we love you so very much!