Monday, August 20, 2007

Oodles of Pictures!

Hello Everyone!

It has been a busy couple of weeks. The in-laws arrived from Cape Breton for a week in the Arctic. The mauled the baby the whole time and were some sad to leave!

Hunter is 8 weeks old today and is already about 13 pounds (I weighed him on my kitchen scale!). He has clocked about 50 kilometers on the quad and is also getting used to his stroller. He makes lots of noise and is smiling at us. I love being a mommy!

The excitement now is waiting for the barge to arrive. It sounds like it will be here by Thursday. Then we will be busy unload all of the crap we bought when we were out to have the baby. I am really looking forward to seeing new stuff on my shelves!!

And soon after the barge gets here, my clan arrives! My folks, brother, sister in law and nephew are arriving at the end of the month. This will be my first visit with my nephew who is almost 10 months old already. I love living where I do, but I do miss family a lot!

And here are the oodles of pictures from the last couple of weeks!

Matts folks arriving at the airport and meeting their Grandson for the first time:

Nanny Gillis reading to Hunter:

Matt teaching Hunter the finer points of fishing char!

Our cute little family out at Heart Lake:

Matt with his mom and step-dad:
Me learning how to pack my baby like the Inuit ladies do in town. A friend gave me this packing shirt and I am slowly getting the hang of it. But I need Matt to help me get Hunter in. Hopefully with practice I can do that myself. Getting him out so far has been no problem. And the best part of packing my baby like this is that he falls asleep instantly!

Me out berry picking! The akpiks are out and the blueberries are everywhere! Matt walks around with Hunter while I pick to my hearts content. I could pick berries everyday! Hopefully we get out enough for me to make jam like I did last summer.

And here is a nice close up of the little man! He loves to stick his tongue out!

Nanny Gillis giving the boy some loving!

Hanging out in the bouncy chair:

And hanging out with mom in the screen tent.

We just had to pose him out in the yard with his camo and some caribou antlers.

Matt and his step dad on the Coppermine River:
Les with his char!

Matt with his 6lb char. This is our third summer up here and Matts first char!

Hunter checking out some caribou meat!
Les all ready for winter in a caribou parka:
Les stuck in a great mudhole!

I don't think Les could have been any happier! A grandson and an adventure in the arctic!
Les out fishing. Matt and him were lucky enough to go for a boat ride with one of the RCMP officers here in town.


Life in YK Delta said...

Beautiful site! Similar climate like around here. L

Kate Nova said...

Hunter has more mileage on a quad than I do up here!

Anonymous said...

Jonna and Les look great! They are so in love with that baby.. I know they must have hated to leave. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Sarah :)

deiss said...

Wow. You look awesome, my fine feathered faraway friend. And your little munchkin is the bestest! And Matt looks cute too. :P

I'm so happy that all of your family is coming up for visits. One day, I too will

Rob & Tina said...

Hunter is getting so big! I love the camo and antler pictures! Where did you get the caribou? Rob's friend is coming up from Halifax next week and they hope to get lots of fishing in. We have been lucky enough to buy fresh fish from the locals, but Rob has not caught one yet! I love the "sling". I bet that really comes in handy!

aida said...

he is gorgeous!

i just wanted you to hv the honors, we are having a boy!

thanks to you for telling me ur symptoms cause they are unusually similar to mine with this baby. we saw the wanker pretty clearly on the ultrasound.