Our family has recently returned from a lovely month and a bit in Lethbridge. We spent the first 4 weeks of Levi's life in our hometown and a wonderful time was had by all. I highly recommend the route of staying with family after giving birth. Lots of extra helps, tasty meals made and love for the other kids from grandparents!!
We stayed with my mom for the first part of our time there. We were busy with wedding stuff that week so my mom was a HUGE help with the older two.
Levi had a very busy first week of life, visiting relatives, going to BBQ's, attending weddings, going to cabins. No biggie.
Julie had said that if we had our baby in Lethbridge she would make cake pops to celebrate the occasion. I did not hold up my end of the bargain so I thought that cake pops were not in the cards. Oh but they were!! And very creative cake pops at that:
Zeke LOVED "poppocs" as he called them and spent a lot of time for the first few days of his Lethbridge vacation whining for "poppocs." He also spent two days with that sticker stuck to his head.
Levi spent quite a few evenings watching the CBC short version of the World Cup Games. A 90 minute game condensed into 10 minutes with all the highlights covered. Best way to watch football!!
Levi's first bath. I will not mention how old he is at this point. Poor third child. ;) Don't worry... he is now eight weeks old and has had his second bath.
Colin came for lunch.
A couple of days later we spent a hot Canada day outside. Papa started the day by building a sandbox for the grandkids in the background. Note Auntie Cheryl getting a haircut in the background. Productive day!
That afternoon we went to Henderson Lake and yummy lunch (pulled pork, lemonade and Hawaiian donuts)
And dancing. Lots of dancing.
Later that evening . . .
We spent a lot of time visiting not only with family with also friends. Thankfully we have Bette to document our visits as we are not so good at taking visiting pictures.
Playing with cousin Olivia:
Lunch with Gerald and Rheana
Playing at the farm.
Cousins having a tea party in the play house.
Cousins on the swing
Wearing their shades to keep the sawdust out.
We went to the Farmer's Market a couple of Saturdays and got this great bread made by the Hutterites and made awesome BLTs with it. This great dinner was also enjoyed by my dad but sadly we did not take his picture. But we did take a picture of the tasty bread. Mmmm I am wishing for a sandwich right now.
Biking in the coulees
We had some crazy hail one afternoon. The boys loved playing with it after.
Uncle Brad snuggles
Hanging out at Grandmas:
Levi. Perfecting his Zoolander in his cousin Fraser's zebra outfit I like #2.
#1 OR #2
We had a lovely time in Lethbridge and are now happy to be home enjoying Chilliwack, our house, deck and our motorhome as a family of 5.