So we have had quite a busy couple of weeks, and Coen had really done well through it all. First off, the first weekend of August we took a trip to Vancouver. It was a late anniversary trip, we left Maya with her old dog walker and Coen came along with us. We stayed downtown and had some good food (oh yeah! Waffle sandwiches for lunch at Muira Waffle Milk Bar! Amazing French dinner at Cru! Awesome coffee and pastries as 49th Parallel) We went to the Capilano suspension bridge, which was recommended to us by a high school friend of mine. We loved it, although we wouldn’t have minded if it was a little cheaper. The bridge was so long a rocky that I felt I had sea legs when I got off it!
Here is a nice view of the bridge and and nice view off the bridge. It was a lot of fun, the only scary part was when I leaned against the side to let people through and it felt as though it was going to topple over, even though I knew it wouldn’t. But I have to say the view was amazing! I can’t imagine what the first few bridges were like here, before this more modern one, if those fences weren’t up along the sides everyone would easily fall off!
Someone was nice enough to offer, to take a picture of all of us on the bridge, I think Coen had fun…although he was probably wondering why mama was walking so funny. They had this tree walk thing, that reminded me of the Ewoks living in the trees, it also made me think of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
And they had this thing called a cliff walk, where the path is actually hanging off the cliff by metal bars, it’s only wide enough for one person at a time to walk through.
It was a really cool view, although I guess this excursion isn’t for those people who are afraid of heights! I thought it was really cool that they have free trolleys that pick you up in various locations downtown, and it’s only a 10-15 min. ride to get there, even though you feel like you are far away from the city.
We also went to Granville Island which I guess is comparable to Pikes Place Market, but we decided it was so much better! Man, I would shop there all the time, the food looked so amazing! There was also a nice are outside with benches where people could just sit and hang out, listen to the musicians that play., There were also lots of pigeons that the little kids loved to fun after so they would all fly away.
I had quite a bit of fun taking pictures while we were hanging out. We sat here, people watching and just relaxing, it was so nice!
These are a some pictures that shows the view from the Island. Sadly we didn’t get any pictures inside the market but we were too busy ogling everything to think a bout taking pictures.
Coen has started grabing his right ear when he is sleepy, then he proceeds to rub his eyes, it’s really cute, and nice that he has such obvious tired signs. Can you tell he’s teething?! How far can he stuff those hands into his mouth! The drive home was pretty awesome, both times I tried to change is diaper in the car (don’t worry the car was parked during these times) He peed all over his new car seat. I had to put newspaper down so he would get wet sitting in his car seat! Overall it was a fun weekend, there were even fireworks our last night there, part of something called the Celebration of Lights.
This dude is crawling all over the house! As long as he can see me he’s fine, if he can’t he crawls after me crying so hard, it’s sad but also it’s hard to get things done when he just wants mama to hold him all the time!
So this picture has a little story behind it. this was the week between going to Vancouver and our family camping trip. We decided to take Maya to Magnuson dog park instead of the dog park by our place. I thought it would be fun for her to go in the water and to see some of her old friends (I used to take her there before Coen was born when we lived in Capitol Hill) When we decided to leave I got to the car and realized I had locked the keys in. They had fallen out of my pocket when I was getting Coen out of his car seat and were sitting there on the seat just next to his car seat. The driver side window was open just a smidgen and the passenger side was open about an inch. Luckily my dog walker friend, Bob, was still there and he had a wire coat hanger! Since my car didn’t really have the right locks for it he tried reinforcing the wire with a stick so we could press the button on the passenger side to unlock the doors, after about 15mins it finally worked and we heard the click. Bob walked off, I tried my door and it was still locked!!!! So Bob came back and tried working with the driver side which was open just enough for the wire coat hanger. eventually he was able to hook the door handle on the inside and open it, which caused my alarm to go off and I had to set Coen down in the driver seat so I could climb over it fast, get the keys and put them in the ignition so the alarm would turn off. I guess the car could tell by weight that no one was in it and that’s why pressing the unlock button didn’t work. It probably took about a half hour to break into it and then the alarm went off…at least I know the car is fairly safe!
We watched Etta again and Coen got to use the Excer-saucer. We even got to take it home with us to borrow for awhile. I love the look on his face in this photo! Etta and Coen also had some fun together as usual.
There was a sweet point where Etta put her doggy up to Coen’s mouth so he could kiss it!
We found out that Myron’s dad was going camping with Myron sister May, Myron’s brother Matt (Etta’s daddy) and Matt’s older daughter, Addy. We decided it would be fun to take Coen on his first camping trip, and Addy was excited that baby cousin Coen was coming and Maya too! Our campsite was but a small lake, we hiked through crazy brush for about a half hour to get there, but it was a great location, no other campers and no roads to worry about to Maya was in heaven running around the woods and in the lake. She even found a dead fish which she rolled in and ate! they went fishing (I don’t fish, I cried the one time I did because I killed the fish!)
Addie did go in the water for a little bit but for the most part she hung out with Coen and I on the beach playing with the sand. Coen took his naps in the Ergo because it was too exciting inside the tent to actually sleep!
Coen really had fun. The only downfall of the trip was the mosquitos! They were everywhere in swarms, I came home with over a hundred bites on me!Coen got a few as well. We put a tarp out for him to crawl around on, and he had fun putting sticks and things in his mouth that I had to fish out!
That night he did pretty well sleeping with me in the sleeping bag although at 4am he decided he was awake and crawled out of the sleeping bag and decided to go play with daddy’s face. It took awhile but I got him to fall back asleep! Aunt May got to have to Coen time!
I’ll give a few little Coen updates before I finish, on Monday evening his first tooth cut through! He doesn’t let me see it, but I can touch it and with all the chewing he’s doing I wouldn’t be surprised if another comes soon. On Monday night we had our plastic box for our CSA by our front door so I wouldn’t forget to put it out in the morning. We were heading to a friend’s house so she could cut Myron’s hair so I decided to go to the bathroom before we left. When I came out of the bathroom, there was Coen with his torso bent over the box, walking it down the hallway with a big smile on his face! This kid isn’t 7 months until next week…he’s moving way too fast, and starting to get into thing more, I guess it’s time for some baby proofing!