Thursday 31 July 2008

Long Awaited Restaurant Review

I think this may be my new favorite picture of Owain. We were at the seafood festival last weekend and it was a hot day and poor O was late for his nap but he sure is cute even though he was being a bit of a sourpuss. I just realized that I never followed though on the promised review of How To Cook A Wolf. Let's see if I can actually remember anything from 2 weeks ago. We got there at 6:30pm and were told that there was a 2 1/2 hour wait so we gave the maitre de our cell phone number and went off in search of drinks and an appetizer. We ended up just down the street at Opal, another fancy restaurant. We ordered an appetizer each and a regular portion of pork belly to share. That was delicious and it also came with trotter fritters (fried pig's feet) YUM! We still had some time to kill so we found a cafe that served beer and wine and then of course 2 sips in the phone rang, our table was finally ready. We sat down at a comfortable table but the restaurant is pretty small. It was all copper and light wood the lighting gave it a warm, cozy feel. The menu consisted of appetizer-like selections the idea being a table of four might share 6 dishes which is exactly what we did. Anne and I hogged the scallops and heritage tomatoes, we also had some pasta, paninis and a lot of wine because I can't remember what else we ordered. It was a lovely evening and I'm glad we decided to spend our rare night out with new friends and try a restaurant that would have normally intimidated me.

I must include one more picture of the wading pool. It would be remiss of me not to.

Sunday 20 July 2008

Splish Splash

Owain went for a dip in the wading (paddling) pool at Green Lake Park today. Owain loves the water.

Saturday 19 July 2008

9 Months Old! Yesterday.

Owain is now nine months old and had his well visit at the doctor's yesterday. The new stats threw me for a loop. 28 1/2 inches-50%, 21lbs 2oz-60% and head circumference is at 85%. The doctor put my fears to rest saying that because he just learned to crawl he's burning a lot of extra calories and we can expect another small dip when he starts walking. Sounds reasonable to me but I am going to start feeding him a lot more solid foods. I started last night with carrots.

What a mess! In other news, my tryout for Wheel of Fortune did not go well. My name was never called so I didn't even get a chance to wow the judges with my sparkling personality:) We did get a lovely photo of the WheelMobile.

Tonight our babysitter is back from a 3 week hiatus so we will be hitting the town with friends Anne and Mike. We are going to a new restaurant called How to Cook a Wolf. Stay tuned for a review.

Saturday 12 July 2008

Baby Triathlon

I finally caught the camera-shy crawler burning up the carpet.

As I speak, he's wandering 'round the living room looking for things to climb on.

He can sort-of stand up for an instant.

He can also feed himself although this also is somewhat of a hit-and-miss affair.

Later today, we're going to Sequim near Olympic National Park so that Heather can audition for her favouritest TV show, Wheel of Fortune. Wheel of Fortune is hosted by mighty quiz-show overlord Pat Sajax. If you don't believe me, check out his no-nonsense website.

Saturday 5 July 2008


For the 4th of July long weekend, we took a trip to Vancouver Island! It's easy to remember; it's the one where Vancouver isn't, also not to be confused with Vancouver, Oregon which isn't even in British Columbia.

We took the ferry from Seattle to Victoria early on Friday morning, passing right by the spot where the fireworks are set off each year in Elliot Bay. The baby was very good for most of the way but he often gets tired and emotional so...

Presenting for the first time anywhere in the world, evidence of Owain being a miserable git.
Grumpy Owain on the ferry
The area's premier tourist attraction is Butchart Gardens, described by one of Heather's friends as "Disney Land... but Flowers".
Butchart Gardens
On Saturday evening, Heather an I ate seafood and I smoked a sneaky Cuban cigar. Owain managed to get some food in his gob, but not much. Tidy.
Owain, you're a mess!
On Saturday, Owain had his first swim. Actually, he didn't really swim at all. I suggested we let him go and see if he would float. Heather vetoed that idea.
He's a witch!
Later, we visited Miniature World. There's not a lot I can say about Miniature World that isn't covered in the name.

Then, we went Whale watching and saw a Minke.
A Minke
And that's what I did on my 4th of July holiday weekend.

The End