Sunday, August 21, 2005

August 21, 2005 - Magnus' first day as a one year old

It's been a slow, lazy day after Magnus first birthday party last night.  In fact, it's been a slow, lazy few weeks since returning from summer vacation.  The trip to the Azores was superb and besides all the wine drinking and fish eating we managed to find time to scout out and purchase a nice piece of ocean front property.  We also spend some time in Ontario and Saskatchewan visiting family and friends (thank god for WestJet flight privileges).

Ana will be returning to work in September after a glorious year at home nurturing this beautiful little boy.  We're sure to be on an extremely busy schedule, though we're hoping it will be manageable.  We've decided we better get a winter vacation booked to give us something to look forward to and ease the pain of the winter weather which will soon be upon us.

Magnus is well past his baby days and is now a busy, curious little boy that never stops moving, even when he's sleeping.  He is now walking everywhere, eating on his own - no baby food anymore, clapping, dancing, making people "talk to the hand", and scaling large buildings in a single bound.  He's widely known as a bruiser since he likes to hurl objects across the room and stick his fingers in peoples' eyes.  Today he took a tumble off the deck and got some scrapes on his face, which makes him look even more menacing.  He is a lot of fun now and we consider ourselves so lucky to have such a happy, healthy little boy to love and care for.

Getting a bit late now so better cut it off here.