Friday Dec 12, 2008

Race Car Driver or Trapeze Artist?

It seems that Ally has a bit of the daredevil in him. It seems that anything that involves a steering wheel or a swing are the only things that will sate him (that or some danger related activity). I guess when he gets a little bigger I'll take him along to the climbing gym. He seems to enjoy standing up on the high, narrow window sill (I'm actually there to watch him, no Michael Jackson shennanigans going on about holding my son out a window).

Whenever we head to the park Alasdair heads straight for the swings and wants to pushed for hours (well not quite, but a long time). If I attempt to take him out he screams like I'm poking him with a sharp stick. Sometimes I can distract him with a wheel:

  

However, what really gets him going is driving the car. Whenever we head down he heads straight to the driver's side door. He seems to know where everything is, so far he hasn't figured out where the keys go, it's probably only a matter of time ;-)

You are right if you think that this is just a gratuitous attempt to put up photos of my son because I think he's awesome.

Monday Oct 06, 2008

Viva la Montreal

So last week we spent a few days in Montreal. We went to visit Mairi's sister-in-law, Katie, who's teaching there for a semester and enjoy some good food and speak some bad French. And that's pretty much what we did. On the Saturday we arrived and wandered around Westmount, on Sunday we went to visit the Old Town of Montreal and just walk the streets, then on Monday we visited the Botanical Gardens. The gardens were pretty spectacular. They had an exhibit of lanterns in the Chinese Garden:

Whilst there we hung out in the Pavilion of Infinite Pleasantness:

Which turned out to be pretty pleasant as Alasdair fell asleep whilst looking out over the lakes at the various lanterns. And we finished the day checking out some bansai trees which were of North American natives, before heading back to Katies:

  

After that we had few issues the next day with Google's directions back to the airport, but we survived (and also survived the plane trips both ways with a 13 month old).

Friday Sep 12, 2008

Is my son really Tintin in disguise?

There's a remarkable resemblance between these two don't you think?

  

There is clearly an age discrepancy between the two, but they seem to have the same tuft of blondish hair. I guess I'll have to stay tuned and see whether my son gets up to the same adventures as Tintin. It could be that there's money in writing about it ;-)

Monday Mar 24, 2008

Road Trip!

We headed down to Hollywood to visit Katie, Mairi's sister-in-law. It was going to be interesting to see how Ally dealt with being in the car for 7+ hours...

Hollywood Sign

He actually did pretty well. On the way down he slept for about half of the trip. We ended getting in a little after 7ish.

We ended up visiting the Disney Music Center:

Disney Music Center

It was pretty spectacular, both on the outside and the inside.

By the time Sunday came around we had to head on back to San Jose....

Monday Mar 17, 2008

baby blues...

It's great being a Dad except....

It seems my son has started to get into the habit of waking up around 2am and then being wide awake an bouncing around for the next hour or so. He's done this for the last 2 days, I'm hoping it will stop as quick as it started...

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