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Day 421 (1 year, 1 month and 25 days), Nara Visits the Williams

Nara And Grandma
Grandma and Diana have come out to our house a few times so we decided to return the favour and visit the Williams.  The timing is a bit of trick (we wanted to leave just after a feed but not too early in the day) and we couldn't stay too late (there is only some much consumables you can bring).  Nara was good on the drive over - sleeping in her chair.



Marcus With Green Eyes Marcus Working On Opening Box
Marcus gets more independent by the day.  He's walking without assistance and eating mostly without aid.  He can play on his own for periods of time and interacts well with adults.  Nice kid!

Marcus With Green Toy


Day 264 (8 months + 19 days), Pre Christmas at the Grandparents

My mother frequently has a pre christmas christmas party and this year was no exception. This Marcus's first big gathering of people and he did well making lots of new friends

Marcus Observing Marcus Moving AboutMarcus Coming Closer

Day 194 (6 months + 10 days), A Walk at Crescent Beach

6 Months Close Up6 Months Having Fun
My parents breezed through town on their way to their adventures in the interior.   They had enough time to take us out to breakfast so we made it a family get together.  After breakfast (Thanks Dad!) the parents hit the road and the rest of us went to Crescent Beach to take a few photos. 

6 Months Playing With Keys
 
6 Months Family Portrait6 Months Diana And Marcus
Parents get really excited when their kids can smile.  The problem is recording that smile on "film".  Turns out there is a trick - break out the keys!  For the most part shiny jingling keys would attract attention.  Mix in a bit of rising and falling and you have a smiling attentive kid.  For about 30 seconds.

John And Helen At Cresent Beach

I don't think it will be that much longer before Marcus is ordering his own breakfast.

Day 152, A Walk at Gary Point

Love those sunny summer days! We went for a sunny Sunday afternoon walk down in Steveston near the cannery.

Looking CuriousSitting Back RelaxingOut For AWalk With ASleeping Son
 
Given that it is such a sunny day and you don't want to use sun screen on a baby, we were looking for shade.

Day 139, Dinner Out

It's summer holidays so it's a little easier to get the family out for a dinner.

Surprised Marcus

All you can Korean BBQ you say?  Who doesn't love that!  Marcus was really nice and slept through most of dinner so his parents could eat in peace.  After we were done he woke up to entertain us and the people around us.  He really is curious about what is going on around him.

Getting AKiss From MomHelen And Marcus

Afterwords we went for a little shopping on South Granville. 

Day 75, Playing with the Mobile

Party Under The MobileWhats That Up There
Everything sold for babies has advanced a long way since I was a child.  Take the mobile for instance.  This model has three music buttons - Beethoven, Bach and Mozart.  The three arms are offset at an angle so each end comes closer and the goes further away.  There are high contrast patterns as well as lots of dangly thing.  Given how much Marcus enjoys it, I suspect a lot of research went into this device.

Mobile Going ByTeddy Bear TShirt

Marcus And Toy Giraffe
Speaking of advanced, Marcus has gained lots of new skills in the past few weeks.  He has a gained a large repertoire of facial expressions.  He now kicks his legs for fun.  He actively follows peoples faces with his eyes.  Commiserate with these new skills, he has also gained a huge cache of toys!


Baby expressions go by quick, so in what seems like only a moment you can get an entire conversations worth of facial expression.  Go ahead, try and tell the story that goes with the four faces below:

Four Faces Of Marcus AFour Faces Of Marcus BFour Faces Of Marcus CFour Faces Of Marcus D
 
His parents were showing off cool baby tricks.  Look - we tire him out with the mobile, and after a bit of fuss he goes to sleep!  Of course children learn fast so going to sleep turned into a 5 minute nap and Marcus was back to play even more games.  Babies do need their sleep though so after complaining that I'm neither Mom or Dad, he eventually settled back to sleep.
 
Lips PursedPost Nap Hair Looking AsideVigorous Smile

Thanks for the party!

Day 20: Easter Morning at the Williams Household

Easter is a special time for kids - chocolate, egg hunts, the Easter bunny. I don't think Marcus really knew much of what was going on, but it was Easter!

Sleeping Like ABaby 2Big Yawn

Wake up, diaper change, feed, burp, it's all pretty regular by now.  Some kids enjoy the nude, others not so much.  Marcus isn't an enjoy the nude kind of kid.
 
On My BellyDiaper OnDiaper Gone
 
Holding Moms FingerGetting Your Head Cleaned

After a feed, Marcus is playful.  Mom and son play some games.

Good Morning Smile
 
 

Being a growing boy, after some games it's time for another meal.  Of course eating so much is tiring so not much after Easter lunch, it's time for another nap.

Asleep On ShoulderDiana And MarcusFamily Portrait With Sleeping Son

Happy Easter everyone!

Day 5: Hanging out at Home

Sleep With Mouth Open
Marcus and family are out of the hospital and have moved home.  Mom is now sleep deprived because Marcus seems to like sleeping during the day and playing all night.  Helen and I came over for lunch to say hi!  Turns out even though Marcus has had a three hour nap, he is quite hard to wake up.

Sleeping Like ABabyTime To Wake Up

A little cold air, a diaper change and some time on the boob and eventually Marcus comes around.
 
Smiling Milk DrunkTime To PartyOutside Is BrightFamily Portrait
 
Thanks for the visit!

Day 2: Taking a Bath

Dreaming Baby Dreams
When we dropped by today Marcus and his parents were having a nice nap.  After the parents had dinner, they had plans for little Marcus - bath time!


Hand Washing The Head
Bathing a baby has a procedure.  First you wash the face, using a moist towel.  You move from the center out.  Then you wash the hair - first wet, then soap and finally a rinse.  At this point it was clear that Marcus is really going to enjoy going the spa because he was having a great time. 
Not Too Much Soap Please
 

Next the shock!  The rest of the body is washed while supporting his head out of the water.  Marcus really didn't like this part - his little lungs got a bit of a workout as he tried on various shades of red.  Mom and Dad were as quick as they reasonably could be.   Dried off and swaddled, getting your hair dried isn't so bad.  In the end, I think it worked out.

This Is No FunCan We Say No To BathsGetting Hair DriedThat Was Not So Bad

After bath time, it's time for Marcus to have dinner so we bowed out.  Thanks!

Day 0

Marcus was born this morning.  Mom, Dad and son are doing well.

About To Get ChangedLooking At YouMarcus Looking At You


This Is No Fun
Person: Marcus
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Not Too Much Soap Please
Person: Marcus
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Asleep On Shoulder
Person: Marcus
Sleeping Like ABaby
Person: Marcus
Lips Pursed
Person: Marcus
Good Morning Smile
Person: Marcus
Vigorous Smile
Person: Marcus
About To Get Changed
Person: Marcus
Helen And Marcus
Person: Marcus, Helen
Teddy Bear TShirt
Person: Marcus
6 Months Playing With Keys
Person: Marcus
Four Faces Of Marcus C
Person: Marcus
Marcus Coming Closer
Person: Marcus
Getting Your Head Cleaned
Person: Marcus
Can We Say No To Baths
Person: Marcus
Out For AWalk With ASleeping Son
Person: Marcus
Whats That Up There
Person: Marcus
Getting Hair Dried
Person: Marcus
On My Belly
Person: Marcus
Marcus Working On Opening Box
Person: Marcus
Mobile Going By
Person: Marcus
Party Under The Mobile
Person: Marcus
Marcus Looking At You
Person: Marcus
John And Helen At Cresent Beach
Person: Helen, John
Big Yawn
Person: Marcus
Dreaming Baby Dreams
Person: Marcus
Time To Party
Person: Marcus
Marcus With Green Toy
Person: Marcus
Diana And Marcus
Person: Marcus
Sleeping Like ABaby 2
Person: Marcus
Four Faces Of Marcus D
Person: Marcus
Looking At You
Person: Marcus
6 Months Diana And Marcus
Post Nap Hair Looking Aside
Person: Marcus
Marcus Moving About
Person: Marcus
That Was Not So Bad
Person: Marcus
Getting AKiss From Mom
Person: Marcus
6 Months Having Fun
Person: Marcus
Smiling Milk Drunk
Person: Marcus
6 Months Family Portrait
Looking Curious
Person: Marcus
Sitting Back Relaxing
Person: Marcus
Four Faces Of Marcus B
Person: Marcus
Hand Washing The Head
Person: Marcus
Tags: bathing
Family Portrait
Person: Marcus
Nara And Grandma
Sleep With Mouth Open
Person: Marcus
Time To Wake Up
Person: Marcus
Marcus And Toy Giraffe
Person: Marcus
Family Portrait With Sleeping Son
Person: Marcus
Diaper On
Person: Marcus
Holding Moms Finger
Person: Marcus
Four Faces Of Marcus A
Person: Marcus
Surprised Marcus
Person: Marcus
Diaper Gone
Person: Marcus
6 Months Close Up
Person: Marcus
Marcus With Green Eyes
Person: Marcus
Marcus Observing
Person: Marcus
Outside Is Bright
Person: Marcus
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People: Marcus(55), Helen(2), John(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Pictures of People > Marcus

Wow, what a cutie. I will have to get Great Grandma and pa down to see the pictures. Glad to hear the Williams clan is doing well. Congrats to you all. Hope Grandpa is doing well and I bet Grandma was there. All my love Great Aunty Alison PS is he going by Mark or Marcus. I was thinking MAP, his initials. Just to let you know Nathan is NAP for Nathan Albert Philip.
Great Aunty Alison
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 23:40:56

Welcome to the club. Congrats.
Jeremy
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 at 01:02:58

Hey Diana, You and Jeff make a great team. You mastered the bath. Hope your enjoying every minute. Great pictures Uncle John. Can't wait to see more. I took Nathan's lap top up to Grandmas and Grandpas. They had a look at his 1st pictures. I think grandma's comment was"oh, look how cute he is!". Can't wait to see you all in person. Love Aunty (Great Aunty) Alison
Aunty Alison
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 05:28:38

What a gorgeous little guy! Since Marcus has such a pretty mommy and such a handsome daddy, I guess his good looks are not a coincidence! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. I look forward to another cuddle with your sweet little boy! Congratulations!
Liliana
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 20:11:14

Thanks for the awesome photos John! Not only are you a great photographer, you are a wonderful brother and husband! A huge thanks to you an Helen for all your care packages and feeding us so well! Helen-you are the best sister-in-law (and and awesome cook!) We really enjoyed our visit today and look forward to seeing you soon. Love Diana, Jeff and little Marcus
Diana and Jeff
Saturday, March 28th, 2009 at 21:53:57

What great pictures you got!! Can't wait to meet the little guy. He's adorable!! Love, Tam
Tam Manery
Saturday, March 28th, 2009 at 22:51:02

We are Diana and Jeff's friends through prenatal class.....Wow! So cute, and we thought ours had lots of hair! but you win! I think you are winning on the weight gain too and ours has 2 weeks head start! So looking forwards to the babes meeting, our only little girl surrounded by the boys, they can be her protectors from day one!
Mike and Holly
Sunday, March 29th, 2009 at 08:12:34

We all couldn't be happier for the both of you Diana. Marcus looks incredible, I'm sure you couldn't be any happier. We look forward to seeing you in the next coming months. Madison looks forward to seeing you again for her weekly lesson. Until then, take care.
Diane, Bruce, Sam and Madison
Monday, March 30th, 2009 at 12:47:14

I am thankful to Brenda for sharing your website address with me. And I was excited to see these pics! Marcus is a beauty, and the two of you are looking pretty fine. How lucky the three of you are! cheers.
Patti Jackson
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 10:01:30

Congratulations, Diana and Jeff! Welcome to our wonderful world, Marcus! You are adorable, that is for sure! What a beautiful little story this was, complete with fantastic pictures! Thank you so much for sharing. It looks like you are all having a very busy time together...busy, but oh SO SPECIAL! Enjoy all these wonderful days because we know how fast little Marcus will grow up! With my love, and best wishes! - Joanne
Joanne Melvin
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 10:45:33

He's great!!! Thanks so much for sharing the fantastic photos! We miss you, Diana!
Laurie Nociar
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 16:19:54

What an expressive little man you have. Can't wait to meet him. Until then we are really enjoying the pictures.
Lorrie Felbel
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 20:55:27

You three look absolutely wonderful together. It is so neat to see the changes in Marcus already. Keep smiling. Can't wait for more updates. Luv ya :)
Janice
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 11:12:05

Congrats Jeff and Diana, what good looking little guy. Love Mum and Dad
John's Mum
Sunday, April 5th, 2009 at 13:37:18

lovely baby. Hope to see him soon
grandma
Sunday, April 12th, 2009 at 13:28:40

Thanks, John(remember me?) Diana and Jeff, for letting us into your new world as first time uncle and first time parents. What wonderful pictures and journalling !!!!!! Of course, the subject matter is what makes it so news-worthy !!!!!!!! You all look great and looking forward to some photos of "grandma and grandpa and relatives". Looking at the pictures, we can truly say once again, that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made". Enjoy this addition to the family and by the looks of things, you have a good recipe !!!! Don't throw away the blueprint. It is good for mannnnnnnnny duplicates, all of which will be not exact duplicates, but a reasonable facsimile. From Manitoba, Anne, for the Friesen's
Mrs. Friesen
Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 07:50:23

Hi Jeff, Diana and baby Marcus Wow!!!!You did it. What a lovely baby you made. We are so happy for you and wish you good health and happiness. Enjoy!! Children grow up too fast. Take care Katja, Aaron, Jonah and Astara
The Waldman Family
Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at 07:32:32

What lovely pictures of your beautiful little boy. Lister & Janet in Australia
Lister &Janet
Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 03:09:26

The photos are just great! He is so handsome and the perfect little "Boy next door" for Ocean Ha!
Renee, Ryan & Ocean
Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at 11:07:32

Hey Mrs.Williams just wanted to know how you are doing everybody who was in your class last year REALLY REALLY REALLY MISSES YOU!! i think i miss you more hahaha Forever and always Colette
colette jacobsen
Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 21:44:04

wow! i was just browsing, and i was so amazed how beautifully the pictures were taken. Good job John! Keep it up!
rosegyn
Sunday, May 9th, 2010 at 06:16:37

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