Back to BC with Baby
Baby back baby back in British Columbia! Fun, food + a packed car for the drive “home”.
Oh damn you blurry photo!!! It was so lovely – champagne, snacks + a roaring hot fire!!! Classy, no?! We laughed, rolled the baby around on a fitness ball + had a grande ol’ time. When it was time to part it was a quick goodbye because there were tears. Me sad now.
On Saturday we drove into Canmore to get a head start on the drive back to Vancouver. Dinner was at one of our all time fave sushi restaurants, Chef Studio Japan. Langdon put on dad’s hat + was pretty well losing his mind over it.
But his little brain full on burst into a million tiny pieces when dad’s chirashi sushi arrived at the table. This teeny half Japanese baby instinctively was like, “Raw fish – get in mah belly!!!!”. We had to pry it away from clutch of his steely little claws. Nature vs nurture….hmmm you be the judge.
Last family photo before we began the long drive. Jeff is staying on in Alberta to finish shooting Hell on Wheels – so we sorrowfully parted after this photo. The three of us look like a bunch of tousled, worn out mops wearing a lot of patterns. And yet it is only the beginning…..
My mom, Langdon, Megumi + I split the drive into two days. Five hours of driving each day. Langdon is getting bigger, smarter + gets bored VERY easy lately. Which made for whiney, squealing unhappiness in the back seat. Thank god my mom was sitting next to him entertaining him the best she could. Megu on the other hand was a little gem + made nary a peep!!! Here she is taking a breather to glare contemptuously at her wily little brother as grandma fed him.
After sitting in the car seat all day long, when we reached the hotel in Salmon Arm Langdon flipped around on the bed like a little sausage roll. Shamelessly showing off his ample gams for the camera. Langdon, you little minx.
I’m going to say this again + no Swimava is not paying me to say this – but it is the best thing ever!!! Langdon slept like a rock that night at the hotel! I on the other hand probably got 2 hours of sleep. The crib they provided looked like it came from a psychiatric ward from the 1890s, so I was not about to put my baby in that horror. Since Langdon rolls around so much now, my mom + I slept on a queen size bed with the dude in the middle. I got punched in the face all night, thus the horrible night of no sleep.
Well the second stretch of five hour driving was much better in terms of the baby’s happy meter. Langdon had to get familiar with grandma in the back seat again. When we arrived in Vancouver the unpacking of the car was too much torture to document with pictures. So just visualize in your minds bags, boxes + heaving + hufffing. Sounds like a good time, doesn’t it? NOT!!!!!
The next day Langdon’s Auntie Deb was eagerly waiting to give kisses + big hugs to the baby! Langdon l adores his big cousins! It’s really endearing how he already looks at them with awe + admiration!
Big news!!! Yesterday Langdon had his first taste of solids!!! This boy is literally jumping out of his skin whenever people are eating around him. I thought that it was high time this fat little man took the next step! Avocado – very appropriate considering his mom is from Southern California!!!
Fed with a silver spoon given to him by his Grandma Jean! Posh!!! Langdon did well with the spoon feeding. I have been spoon feeding him probiotics with this spoon since he was 4 weeks old.
This cherub cheek baby is looney tunes for solids! Today we did sweet potato because my mom thought avocado might be too oily. And boy howdy was it yum yum yummy time!!!
Anyways folks, I’ve missed being back in our Vancouver house with all the things I love + am familiar with! But to be honest, I’m not quite sure how I feel about being back. I miss the endless blue skies of Alberta + the smell of the prairie grass. Luckily mom is still with me, so it makes the transition easier! Thanks to everyone for the well wishes for our long drive back to BC!!!