Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Vancouver Aquarium and Fun with Dad

Last weekend the whole family got together and decided to head to the aquarium for an afternoon of fun! It was Caleb's first time, and he had a riot! Here he is playing in the kid's section. There was this kids hideaway that had a tunnel of fish... Caleb would run up and down the ramp over and over again. So many kids, so much action... he was very excited.


How about we try on a fish costume? I thought it was a good idea, Caleb didn't.


Peace out buddy. Micah was the cool older cousin.


The three cousins deciding what to see next.



Now, I'm not going to lie to you-- it was a fun afternoon, but not without its stressful moments. Trying to keep an eye on your kids when they are in the middle of a huge, crowded place with tons of other toddlers running around is quite the challenge. Caleb has proved to be a little escape artist. As soon as we put him down on his feet he would take off running as fast as he could without looking back. I think we'll be getting a leash for him.


For those of you who don't know, Doug has been off work for the past month. He has been having some back problems, and was told to say home. So, he and Caleb have been doing lots of male bonding while I've been at work. Doug spent some time compiling all of the short videos of Caleb into one long one-- now Caleb's favorite activity to sitting in his highchair watching himself star in his own mini-movie.


He smiles, laughs, claps, and does all the actions.




Caleb and his dad are so relaxed during the day, that I often come home from work to find them still in their pajamas! I guess I would do the same if it was up to me.... :)


Playing with his tractor from Great Grandpa & Grandma Toews. He's getting ready for his first real tractor ride with Grandpa Foth!! Just a couple of weeks till' Christmas on the farm!

8 comments:

Trev and Rebekah said...

How is Doug's back these days?
Glad you all had some fun together.

Karen said...

Hope Doug feels better soon, but it obviously has given Caleb some really great moments with his daddy! That's great! What a cutie you have!

Bonnie said...

The back problems don't sound fun but I bet Doug's really enjoying that time with Caleb, hey!? SUPER cute pictures!! I can't believe how much Caleb has grown!

Anonymous said...

Hey Doug and Elissa, I better get some sturdy gates for the stairs. We can hardly wait till Xmas, Love Mom and Nana

Team Siebert said...

Such a cute post! haha ... i love that he watches himself on the computer & loves it so much! Didn't know Doug was having back troubles ... hope it gets better really soon! I heard we're having a hottub party at your folks ... bottoms up!
Oh, and let me know how the leash works ;o)

Team Siebert said...

Such a cute post! haha ... i love that he watches himself on the computer & loves it so much! Didn't know Doug was having back troubles ... hope it gets better really soon! I heard we're having a hottub party at your folks ... bottoms up!
Oh, and let me know how the leash works ;o)

Tim and Kelsie-Lynn said...

That sucks that Doug is having back problems, hopefully it gets better soon. I love that Caleb loves watching himself on the computer. That is too cute. I hope he loves his first tractor ride.

Anonymous said...

Jason from OZ here. Lovely pictures lads. Great parents = great kids. My little girl turns 7 months today :). Kristi hook me up on facebook , look for jason walker from Ipswich, QLD, Australia