Archive for June, 2010

It’s hard to believe but the first year is over. Lincoln officially turned one on Sunday and I think he is still recovering from all the excitement! His birthday began with him waking up at 2:30 am ready to rock & roll. We had company over so I didn’t want to let him cry himself back to sleep, and after a failed attempt of bringing him to bed with us, I had to have a play session with him in his room until 3:30 am. He went back to sleep until 6:00 am when he woke-up again, ready to rock & roll. This time I took my pillow into his room and caught a few more zzzz’s while he safely played in his room until 7:00 am. He came to bed with us and slept until 8:15 am. So on went the coffee and our day began! I think he just wanted me to remember last year since he kept me up most of the night then too 🙂

Happy 1st Birthday!

We lucked out and had great weather for a pool party. Linc’s birthday guests arrived at 11:30 am and jumped right into the pool. After some burgers and hotdogs on the BBQ, Lincoln’s sugar ban was officially lifted and he dove right into his cake. All of the kids were scared he was going to eat it all and that there would be none left for them 🙂

Beach ball cake made just for me by my mom!

Everyone was very generous and Lincoln got some great presents. Some of the highlights were the black pick-up truck from Nanny & Poppy Hicks and the wooden rocking horse from our neighbours.

Dad pimped out my ride with some cool stickers from my Uncle Doug's shop. Thanks Nanny & Poppy!

Danny & Anna from the across the street passed this rocking horse, which has been in their family since their kids were young, onto Lincoln - what a lucky guy!

Nanny Simmonds arrives on Thursday and we hear she and Grampy have some special birthday surprises for Lincoln all the way from New Brunswick!

We had a great time celebrating with Lincoln and we thank everyone who shared in this special day.

Group shot - Happy Birthday Lincoln!

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I am officially back to work and boy has it been an adjustment! I apologize now for my lack of posting over the past couple of weeks but I’m lucky I’ve even had time to hang out with my three boys I’ve been so busy. The three days that Lincoln goes to daycare feel the most hectic and thankfully Andrew is home in the mornings to help me get myself and Lincoln ready. I was actually late for work on my first day back!

It hasn’t been just work keeping me busy though and I also had a lot of fun last week too. It was the Boundary Ladies Softball tournament this past weekend and I am happy to report that for the first time in 15 years the Rock Creek team (which I am a part of) came in FIRST! Yahoo! Way to go ladies!

Rock Creek Ladies - 2010 Champs!

Now that ball is over I am hoping to get into more of an after work routine. This week will be spent getting ready for Lincoln’s first birthday on Sunday! I cannot believe he is almost one. He changes on a daily basis and amazes us with how quickly he learns new things. Tonight he started giving high-fives and he loves it!

W. Lincoln Simmonds

Our camera broke the other day too but thankfully Kristy took some wonderful photos of Lincoln for us. The new camera is on the way but I think I’ll have to recruit an official photographer for his birthday.

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Real babies wear pink

Lincoln has been doing some very cute stuff the past few days and luckily we had the camera close by. It was only after the videos were taken that I realized he was wearing his pink diaper cover in all three videos, but he is baby enough to pull it off. The leg warmers have become a staple of his wardrobe to help protect his legs while crawling – and they make diaper changing easier.

First up is Lincoln cruising around the house  using his walker. We have to navigate the corners for him but he definitely has good balance.

Next is him crawling. As you can see he is very determined to get where he is going!

And lastly, this is him trying to get into our room. He has recently become fascinated with bathrooms so we had to start closing doors in the house but he still tries to get in.

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Boys will be boys

Lincoln loves playing in the dirt and mud. I joked with the health nurse the other day that he probably wouldn’t need his one-year needles because of all the dirt he has eaten in the past month. She thinks it’s great that he loves being outside and is being exposed to dirt and germs, but he’ll still get his needles – shhh, don’t tell him.

We bought Lincoln a $5 pool because he loves to splash around in the water, and we all know what a love of dirt and water creates…MUD!  He decided the other day that it would be a good idea to climb into his wading pool fully clothed.

The dryer ball is good for everything except preventing static on clothes.

He got nice and dirty and was oh so proud of himself. I missed his actually time in the pool but the aftermath was definitely captured.


Lincoln decided that mom needed a hug after he was done. I think he just wanted to get me dirty too but I took the hug anyway – how can you say no to a face like this…

Hi mom!

His clothes went straight in the washing machine and came out sparkling clean – thanks Seventh Generation! I can’t wait until the weather gets nicer so he can play outside without clothes on.

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Lincoln loves to help me out in the kitchen. His favourite job is taking dishes out of the dishwasher and he doesn’t even care if they are clean or dirty. As soon as we open the door he makes a beeline over just to check things out. Hopefully he’ll be this interested when he is old enough for chores.

Can I help?!

I can’t wait until he is old enough to start helping me bake. Some moms dream of their kids growing up to be doctors and lawyers but I think having his own show on the Food Network would be sweet! Even though he can’t help out yet, Lincoln was in the kitchen when I made a cake for his friend Oliver’s first birthday. It has no refined sugar, I used honey instead, and I filled it with fresh whipped cream. Lincoln was lucky there was no sugar in the whipped cream because that meant he got to lick his first spoon!


As you can see he really enjoyed it.

Do I have something on my face?

This was the final product. I found the recipe on this great kid recipe site named Weelicious. She has some amazing recipes for kids of all ages. I posted the link on the side if anyone wants to check it out. Lincoln has already approved many recipes.

Happy Birthday Oli!

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Sam came to visit

The other day Sam stopped by the house for a surprise visit. She had just finished a fire related course in Bridesville and since she was already off the mountain decided to head to Rock Creek and Midway. Both Lincoln and Glenn (and mom and dad too of course) were happy to see her. I think Glenn was the most excited though!

Sam brought Andrew a book on how to make heirloom toys for Lincoln. There are some really cool cars and we can’t wait to see how they turn out.

We took advantage of the rain-free moment and Lincoln showed Sam his wagon. This is also his sleigh in the winter and it’s great that we can convert it for all-season use.

Next to eating, standing is Lincoln's most favourite activity.

Glenn wanted to let Sam know that he is a good big brother. Lincoln loves to “throw” the ball for his dog but sometimes Glenn gets impatient and tries to grab it from his hands.


Glenn has to be quick because Lincoln will steal the ball out from under his nose.

The brothers are both obsessed with orange things.

Lincoln also shows Sam his pool. Here he is trying to closer to the water. Mom and dad have made a rule that he has to have his life jacket on before stepping on the concrete. Lincoln is already trying to break that rule.

Testing his boundaries.

Lincoln showed off some of his dance moves before Sam left to go back to Baldy.

Lincoln loves music!

Thanks for the visit Sam! Hope to see you again soon!

Lincoln and Sam.

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