Archive for February, 2007

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

and the Oscar goes to…

…nah, we’re not giving him away this week. nor gold-plating him, thank you very much. but our very own Oscar was of course naturally excited (if a little confused) about the awards gala being held in his apparent honour ce soir, and with his name being chirped from every corner of the media. he clamoured […]

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007

canadian gothic

my father has an ice-skating rink on the pond by his house this winter. there is a Rockwell kind of veneer over this photo for me…this photo of my family on skates, taking by my dad on a sunny Sunday afternoon. a good afternoon. the ice was thick, and my skates clopped against it with […]

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Monday, February 19th, 2007

beware the grumpopotamus

oy. is it possible for a not-quite-ten-month-old to morph into a wild, wilfull toddler overnight? is it normal that now that O’s noticing the world around him, he wants to touch/taste/bite ALL of it, NOW? is it weird that suddenly he’s waking up at bloody 5:15 am every morning and screaming his little head off […]

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

my funny valentine

valentinenudie Originally uploaded by oscarcormier. ah, it used to be that a bath on Valentine’s night meant candles and bubbles and a boy….and maybe a little wine. this year, i went in for something slightly different. traded in the old model of bath boy for a fresh one, ditched the candles, eschewed bubbles for Johnson’s […]

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Monday, February 12th, 2007

oscar buzz

he’s like a blur, friends and neighbours…a flitting thing, a bee or fly or hummingbird. my boy cannot be still. i put him one place and find him in another. i walk across the room…he’s there, beaming up at me. an unidentified object falls to the floor…small hands swoop over and eat it up before […]

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

the day in pictures

welcome to Tuesday at our house. in various stages of undress and escape. ;) every good morning begins with some intent cat chasing. later, one should attempt to evade all efforts at diaper changing…and where did that cat get to? and after clothes have been forced on one and the cat has hidden in the […]

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Friday, February 2nd, 2007


so, pretend your child is the cutest thing on fat legs. especially when he sleeps…because, now that he’s finally free of that pesky (read: invaluable to mommy) sleep positioner thingy that kept him safely on his back or side for all those months, he’s taking to sprawling face-down on the bed like it’s Farrah Fawcett […]

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Thursday, February 1st, 2007

oh me

February already. last night, late, i curled up in bed with my journal…the ‘real’ one, the private one, the one that i’ve kept for years in a largely unvaried series of black-bound sketchbooks. the one in which my handwriting – which is actually square-ish all-caps print, inordinately and bizarrely and pridefully straight – tracks across […]

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