"Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites." - Anonymous

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I was feeling nostalgic tonight and was browsing around my iPhoto files after paying some bills. I came across two pictures of my oldest son that I absolutely love. I feel they capture his mischevious, playful personality, even at such a young age.

The first one is at about 2.5 months. This fabulously soft Winnie the Pooh "blanket" that my Mum bought when she found out I was pregnant quickly became a favourite. He still has that smile today. I think he's got one of the best smiles in the world, but perhaps I'm biased.

This picture is a couple months later, about 4.5 months. Not staged, he did this himself, soon after he learned to roll around. He still gets that stunned look on his face that just cracks me up.

And, this is where we're off to this weekend. The annual Radium Car Show. Every year a few hundred cars descend on Radium, British Columbia, and park on the driving range at the golf course for a show and shine. Unlike most shows that tend towards strictly classic cars, all sorts of makes and models can be seen here. Old, new, import, domestic. The Mercedes Benz convertible in front
is my Dad's. That was his mid-life crisis. The '79 Corvette is mine, a university graduation present from my parents.

The yellow '57 Chevy BelAir behind that also belongs to my Dad. That was his first car. My parents dated in that car. It was our wedding car. It originally belonged to his father. My Dad has a whole gaggle of '57 Chevy BelAirs in his garage, in various states of repair. This year he'll be driving out the blue convertible, which he recently finished.

It's the first time we've been out there since 2005 for the car show. I'm excited to take the boys, especially our youngest. His head will explode at all the "beepums".


Kami said...

Wow! Awesome cars! What a fun hobby :)

And I think we are all slightly biased about how cute our kids are...but that is one adorable smile he's got. I love that "whoa! did you see that?!?!" look!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Great pictures! So adorable. I love looking back at baby pictures to remember what they looked like at different stages.

Have fun at the car show. My dad is a Corvette fanatic! I bet he would love that show.

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

He does have one do the best smiles, I love it!

And those cars are amazing! My uncle restored old cars, he had everything from a Model T to an Impala. SO neat. Have fun!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Cute pictures! Have fun at the car show. Family outings like those are really special.

R Royal Family said...

LOVE the smile! The stunned look is too cute ;-)

Kristi said...

Aww... adorable photos. I was just looking at pictures of Isabella when she was a baby, and it brought back so many nice memories.

PS: My favorite is the 57 Chevy. Beautiful!