Thursday, August 20, 2009

Teething sucks

I'm glad I don't remember teething. Last Friday Matty spiked a fever, which we sorta controlled with baby acetaminophen. Then it was two full days in the car as we drove first from Temagami (er, Freudian slip) North Bay to Toronto to Rochester, and next to Portland to visit Hilary, Peter and family. Matty wasn't happy with car seat torture, and the 30+ degree weather didn't help. Yesterday he was inconsolable, not eating, not sleeping. But last night something changed, and he slept for 13 hours, with only one minor interruption. Yesterday Anna and I felt like lumps of parental-goo. Today we feel wonderful. Now off to enjoy a lovely Maine day!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Liskeard Biker's Reunion in July & the North Bay Carousel

Names on my leg, the starting line, on the road

A mid-summer's afternoon post

Several have pointed out recently that I have not posted in nearly two months! How time flies! It's been a busy summer since the Ride. Matty is growing more every day. His latest thing is crawling. Grandma and Grandpa were up yesterday. They babysat for an hour while Anna and I did a horse trail ride, then we hung out with them at their campsite at Restoule Provincial Park. Before that there was a canoe trip to the beach at Sandy Inlet with a few other local couples and kids. Before that, two weddings in southern Ontario, a visit from Nana, and a visit from Aunt Eleanor.

Next week, we're leaving for Maine and Vermont to visit Anna's sister's family, for two weeks. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to September, which should be a little quieter.

I'll try to get some photos up tonight.

Finally, a fundraising update: total for 2009 RTCC is $8310. I registered for the 2010 Ride, and have already raised $525 (but that's mostly uncashed cheques from 2009. I have some new fundraising ideas for next year, which do not involve pestering friends and family.