Are you following me on Instagram? You probably should be. Then I can follow you. Then I can waste time at red lights or during boring meetings to stalk you and you can see the 800 pictures a day I take of Kale. It's a win-win, right?
This is pretty much how every week day starts: We wake up, I procrastinate about getting ready, I drag myself to the shower while Kris feeds Kale breakfast, and then the second I turn the hair dryer Kale comes tearing down the hall and starts banging on the bathroom door. I used to take those few minutes alone with my hair dryer to catch up on twitter or read a blog post. Now I have to try to juggle a baby on my hip while I dry my hair, which takes twice as long as normal because I have to put the heat setting so low. The alternative? Listen to Kale freak out while tugging at the hem of my housecoat. No, thank you.
What do I do while waiting patiently for a meeting to begin? Take pictures of myself with Instagram, of course!
Kris was working Tuesday and I got home a little early, which meant that I got some one on one time Kale (a rarity these days). We thought it was pretty hilarious that we were both wearing stripes.
Besides hanging out with me while I dry my hair, another of Kale's favourite morning activities is grinding coffee with his dad. He goes totally crazy for the grinder. We are nurturing a future coffee lover.
Yes, I am wearing the same shirt as yesterday (I slept in it!), and yes, I'm wearing an elephant hat while nursing my son.
The weather on Wednesday was crazy! After a week of warmer weather, we were hit with 15cm of snow! It was probably the worst day of the winter (even though it is officially spring). Kale enjoyed watching the world get covered in a white blanket.
That night we put some serious effort into cleaning the kitchen. Bubbie helped by sitting in a bucket and directing our efforts.
Quinoa, roasted veggies, and curried chicken? Yes, please!
Kale LOVES to see himself on the screen of the iPhone. I get a smile every time! Now that Kris has an iPhone, we sometimes face time chat while we're in the same room so Kale can see us on the screen. It blows his mind.
Kale also enjoys chasing the cat (see the gray blur in the background?) and looking ridiculously cute.
Who doesn't love leftovers for breakfast? Kale thinks it's pretty awesome.
Here is a picture of Kale in his carseat. And he's not screaming. Miracle, right?
PAPA'S PERSPECTIVE RETURNS!
After last week's 'blackberry meets toilet' incident, Kris got himself a new iPhone and joined the world of Instagram. He still doesn't take nearly as many pictures as he should (I'd like hourly updates when I'm at work), but here's what he has to share:
The first two pictures were taken without this weeks talking point, instagram. I was later scolded and told how great it was because of all the filters and quickly got my act into gear for the remaining shots. Randalin is right though, I take no where near enough photos of the little guy.
The first shot Kale is wolfing down some avacado while Randalin gets ready for work. I used to think he could eat bananas fast, but the speed that he downs an avacado is out of this world. AND he gets to eat with his shirt off. How cool is that? Im hoping in the summertime Randalin will let me do the same, but I have a feeling there is going to be a firm no on that one.
Kale has really turned up the gears on hugs this week (with an inverse relationship to kisses). Here he is hugging the character formerly known as "Mr.Mouse". After some brief deliberation we changed his name to Derek. It has a far better ring to it.
You might think I would be upset to have to put all those towels away, but you would be wrong. When you are going to the bathroom in the middle of the day and are dying for the little guy to entertain himself, anything will do. If he's pulling the towels out, he's leaving me alone, and that's the way I like it.
I woke up one morning to find these two clowns shaking around the living room. I got to sleep in a few extra minutes, so it was extra sweet seeing that elephant hat. (SIDE: I made everyone I could wear that hat while I took their profile pics for my phone, so now, at a glance, I havent got a clue who's calling me)
Here is Kale sleeping in his crib, on his own. You can tell by the frown how he feels about that.
The last one is him in my arms trying to get me to bounce him.
As you can tgell, I have A LOT of work to do on adjusting from a blackberry to my sexy new iPhone!