October 28, 2005

Hendrik's first teeth!!


Hendrik got his first tooth September 30th, just in time for his Aunty Lindsey and Uncle Micah's wedding. The second one started to pop through yesterday. If you look closely in this photo you can see his first little tooth with a tiny white patch beside it that is his second tooth! : )

Interior walls





Here are a few pictures from the inside of the soon to be 8-sided cabin.

More walls!


Here is a fairly recent photo of the outside of the cabin taken from the west side of the cabin I believe...the logs will eventually be sanded down so they will return to their nice blonde colour and clear laquered.

October 13, 2005

Hendrik's First Solid Food Feeding


Here is Hendrik trying solid food for the first time. We started him a little later than usual - at 7 months - as month 6 was mostly spend on the road, in the air, or on the river and it was just simplest that way! He quite enjoyed the experience and eagerly scarfs down his cereal whenever it is offered. I must say eating has suddenly become much more messy!

Boating/Hunting


Here is a photo of Hendrik and I on the Slave River about one month ago. Dwayne, Hendrik, Geoff, Dempsey and I were out hunting moose. We didn't see any but had an adventure anyway. Part way down the river when the engine was running beautifully we heard a loud ~thunk!~ and then the engine was no more. No warning, no strange sounds just the sudden ~thunk!~. The engine bolts had pulled through the transom and the engine was dangling upside down in the water by the steering cable. This is no little engine, it weighs about 400lbs. We got ourselves to shore where Dwayne proceeded to get into the water and the other two guys stayed in the boat and they manhandled the engine into the back of the boat. To make a long story short we think we hit a deadhead but are not sure. Some of the old timers were speculating that maybe we found the missing RCMP speed boat that sunk about two weeks before that... :) We all got home safe and sound and mostly dry with no damage to the boat or even the motor really. No moose, but a little excitement anyhow.