Wednesday, 17 October 2007

The Great Pumpkin

Well it's officially autumn out there. Our neighbour was nice enough to rake all the leaves in our shared front yard and create too big piles on the boulevard. And what did we do to thank him for his kindness?

Yes, we got Logan dressed up in his fall finest and plopped him down in the middle of one of the piles. Cute!

He quite enjoyed his little romp through the leaves, and he didn't even try to eat them. After he was done his lesson on leaves, he helped us put them into a big orange pumpkin bag. We put it on our front step for Halloween decoration. Below is a picture of Logan sitting beside that huge pumpkin. He's still so small no matter how many times people tell us that he's super tall.

The whole thing kind of reminded me of Linus sitting in the pumpkin patch waiting for the "Great Pumpkin" to arrive to bring all the kids presents on Halloween. Maybe that is what Logan will do this Halloween since he's not old enough to go Trick or Treating yet hehehe.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Stair Master!

My baby can crawl up the stairs! The memory card on my camera died before he got to the top though :(

There are 16 stairs for heaven's sake! I'm surprised he didn't stop to have a nap in the middle hehehe

Check out the video below:

Friday, 5 October 2007

...Then Comes Marriage...

First comes love, then comes marriage....

Or so the story goes. I just don't think that little scenario works very well nowadays. Or at least not for us... and almost everyone around us.

I'll admit, marriage is the least of our priorities lately. According the Canadian government, Terry and I are as good as married anyway. And that suits us just fine. Actually, a lot of people seem to be thinking in the same way as we are this year. The census came out and for the first time ever, there were more single people living in Canada than married people.

Data from the CBC:

The data shows 51.5 per cent of people over age 15 were unmarried in 2006, marking the first time married people have been outnumbered in the census, which began nationally in 1871.

In the last census, in 2001, 49.9 per cent were unmarried.

I see that trend wherever I go lately. It's actually kind of funny because Terry and I both thought that we were going to get a bunch of the "When are you getting married?" questions after we announced that we were having Logan. Only one person raised the question. And this I had to hear secondhand from Terry's mom who was asked if we were getting married after sharing the news of her new grandson's imminent arrival. It was a bit of a surprise to say the least.

But knowing our friends, of course that question wasn't even in their minds. Logan's godparents have been together for nearly as long as Terry and I have been and they have no immediate plans to rush down the aisle (at least as far as I know!) My brother and his girlfriend are quite comfortable sharing their lives without getting the old blood tests and marriage certificates. And there is always the most obvious one, Terry's parents have been together for decades and there isn't a wedding bell in sight. It would seem that in our lives, marriage is an old fashioned concept.

To be fair, all the examples above could in fact tie the knot in the future and it would be a joyous occasion. But the thing is, they don't have to and that's what makes me ask this question:

In today's society, why get married at all?

Damn, doesn't that sound like one of those questions in the Sex and the City column... yikes... I totally didn't mean for it to come off that way.

Who the hell knows the answer to that question?! I'm sure there are plenty of reasons... showing your love for each other in a public forum, religious commitments, etc. But so far, the only reason I can think of as to why I would want to get married is because I want to have the same last name as my child... oh yeah ... and Terry too hehehe. Not quite a ringing endorsement eh?

So for now, we'll wait at lest until Logan is old enough to witness it and I think of a better reason to go through with it in the first place.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

First Comes Love...

There comes a time in every blog where the subject turns to Love. I've danced around the subject of course. There is tons of love in the Team T-Lo family. But I've never really discussed it in detail.

Being in love is a bit of a strange prospect. When I met Terry, I never would have imagined that I would have chosen him (not that he wasn't a catch!). But love never goes the way you imagine it in your head anyway. It always turns out waaaaaay better.

I guess that to be truly in love is a balancing act. Terry and I have very similar personalities, yet we have enough differences to make it interesting. We never run out of things to say to each other. Just ask anyone who tries to phone us when Terry is away from home. They won't get through because Terry and I blabber to each other all night!

Anyway, I want Logan to know that his parents are very much in love and in it for the long haul. We may not be married (yet), but we are committed and extremely happy to have such a wonderful family. Our 7 year anniversary is coming up this month on the 27th and I think we'll spend it with our little family addition to let him know that he's welcomed and a part of something great. Because not just anyone gets to be a part of Team T-Lo!

This is Terry and me at my grad in 2003. We were in love back then and we're in love now and forever!