|A stunning view of the Rockies from the air --- we knew we were close to home!|
|Day after the snowstorm when the sun came out|
|The drive through the mountains was beautiful --- once we got passed an icy section where a semi truck went over the embankment. We were stopped on the highway for 2 hours while they dealt with the accident.|
|Magnus the Great in his Hallowe'en costume!|
|It was great to leave the snow in Alberta and see green grass and maple trees that had turned a brilliant red|
|Our sweet boy|
|We were so happy to spend time with Magnus and hopefully he will remember us when we see each other on Skype.|
|Magnus modeling his kangaroo slippers while bouncing in the Jolly Jumper|
|Magnus and Obi are beginning to figure each other out|
|Magnus likes when I make silly sounds|
|Anette sings and talks to Magnus in Norwegian, so he'll be able to embrace both language and cultures. He chats all the time so we expect him to be quite the talker!|
|Magnus and his new playmate, Mr. Roger|
|I love seeing the two of them together|
|Getting ready for bathtime!|
|Rubber ducky...you're the one....|
|I got to give Magnus a bottle while Anette read his nighttime story.|
Before we knew it, we were leaving. Despite the distances, we are lucky to have spent close to a month with Magnus over his first five months, and are so proud of the job Brad and Anette are doing as parents. Brad is busy working on the movie, Transformers IV so in a few years, Magnus will be able to watch the giant robots his dad animated.
Being a grandparent is better than we could have even imagined. All the joys, fewer worries, and the experience to know that things will work out.
Back in Calgary, we continue to touch base with as many people as possible. On the way home today from aquasize class, I saw a white tailed deer meandering down a road. I followed it into a townhouse complex and managed to take a few pictures.
|The deer was at least a mile away from the Provincial Park, but calmly walked down residential streets|
Sounds good to me.
"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."