June 2007
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Grandma comes to town

June 28, 2007

Well, over the last week we have been enjoying the company of Grandma Bev. And I have to say ... Joe really misses you already. She was so helpful in these early days for Owen, but we also had so much fun in the evening. Just hope you had a relaxing vacation amongst all the running around the kitchen island and playing hockey.

Thank you so much for visiting, we all enjoyed it so much.

Posted by csb at 5:37 PM


 

I'm glad grandma Bev had a great time. My turn next - just 3.5 weeks to go. I can hardly wait!!!!! I have lots of surprises for Joe.
Love you kids lots!!!!!
Grandma Pat

Posted by: Grandma Pat at June 29, 2007 2:52 PM















Brotherly Love

June 21, 2007

Posted by csb at 2:19 PM


 

oh my, that is a beautiful picture! That should be framed on on your wall. I hope you are having a good visit with mom. :-)

Posted by: Theresa at June 22, 2007 1:13 PM

I agree with Theresa :)

Posted by: Krishen at June 25, 2007 8:46 PM















Father's Day Weekend

June 18, 2007

With Owen's arrival last week I took a little time off to spend with my expanding family. To my benefit it overlapped with Father's Day ... which I like to think has been extended into a full long weekend.

Saturday took us back to the ice rink. And as typical with strapping some blades on your feet ... we had a blast. I was really exciting to see how Joe continues to get better. His balance on the single blades off the ice is incredible - only difference between skates and shoes is ... he walks in skates (mostly). On the ice is just need confidence. He can now handle holding only one hand, and has taken a few steps on his own.

On Father's Day itself ... well, I tried to do nothing. That is right - I relaxed. Read a little, slept a little, and got a cool tee-shirt ... and saw a movie. Also got a waffle machine ... which we promptly put to use the next morning.

To do this right we made then from scratch. That is right ... mix in the yeast, separate the egg whites and yoke, and let stand prior to cooking. So it turns out our breakfast was really a lunch ... but hey ... it was GOOD, VERY GOOD!!

Then we headed out to the art museum for a little cultural experience for Owen ... and hey ... don't want to spend this entire family vacation sitting at home watching TV. It was actually an incredible day, the boys were really good and there is some great exhibits going on. Its great to be Dad!

Posted by csb at 9:33 PM


 

What an awesome family picture! Congratulations to all of you! Joe, you're going to be a great big bother (oops, I mean brother)! That's what Alica has said about Jeff in the past. Looks like you all had a great Father's Day!
Hugs to all!

Posted by: Sid, Lynne, Jeff & Alicia at June 19, 2007 1:20 AM

Joe is looking good on the ice. Soon he'll be skating circles around you! And boy does brunch look good, I think i'll make plans to come down to your place for waffles sometime :)

Posted by: Brendan at June 26, 2007 12:22 PM















The Heist

June 14, 2007

At approximately ten hundred hours on the thirteenth day of the sixth month of 2007 a lock-down of the woman center occurred. Someone was escaping with one of the new babies ...

Earlier Joseph Bahan arrived to visit his newly born baby brother. Using this influence with the authorities Joe managed to secure an escorted walk outside the cell room confining his new found flesh and blood. Owen was placed in the protective transportation device and Joe took the controls. Joe looked around to get his bearings and noticed he had been here before ... two years, one month, and eleven days before to be exact. This same room, this same hallway ... it was all familiar ...

As Joe reached the door he took a quick look back and turned left ... straight for the exit. Dad managed to catch him before he hit the doors ... but ... not soon enough. The alarms were triggered ... "Code Pink" ... "Code Pink". Joe headed down another hallway ... but all exits were locked and now manned with guards. Nurses appeared demanding a count of the babies and attempting locate the offending door.

Dad had to sheepishly put his hand up and state that he had already caught the perpetrator and was heading back to the cell block (Pediatrician had just arrived). Guess Owen would not be coming home that day.

---

But Owen has come home now. Mom and baby are both upstairs resting right now ... and I will be up there soon. It is good to be home where our lives can start getting into the new groove. I want to thank Krishen for rushing over to our house on the 12th allowing Melissa and I to head to the hospital, and also Christopher and Shannon (and Tiffany) for taking Joe that afternoon and overnight until we were released this morning. Without friends like you we would not be able to fully enjoy these remarkable events ... Thank you.

Posted by csb at 10:05 PM


 

Don't you mean the sixth month?

Congratulations on your new little one!!!

Posted by: Karin Haager at June 14, 2007 11:41 PM

Don't you mean the sixth month?

Congratulations on your new little one!!!

Posted by: Karin Haager at June 14, 2007 11:41 PM

Congratulations you guys.Well done, Melissa and you look awesome and appear soooo calm and smiley already.What a blessing, two little boys to be buds forever and drive you crazy with laughter and other things!!We look forward to more pictures and stories. Luv Beth and Brian

Posted by: Beth and Brian at June 15, 2007 2:39 AM

Congratulations to you all! What a darling baby brother for Joe (wow - is Joe ever a blondie!)

Glad to hear you are all well and back home again to start your life together. Wonderful photos!!

Hopefully, we can get together the next time you visit Victoria.

Love, Barb

Posted by: Barb Catto at June 15, 2007 2:20 PM

Owen is Perfect! Can't wait to meat him in august!!

Posted by: Kari at June 15, 2007 8:42 PM

I just connected the internet up for a few seconds to acquire a phone number. So I thought I would catch up on the latest photos... they look great and we are so proud of both of you - now there are four of you!
May God richly bless your new family.

Love Dad

Posted by: Grandma Pat at June 15, 2007 11:44 PM

I can hardly wait to get their to cuddle both boys and have a good time with with their Mom and Dad. Just 40 days to go, but who's counting. I heard that Auntie Kari has been e-mailing pictures around the country. Who knows, maybe around the globe. With such a beautiful family to brag about, why not. You look great kids! Love ya.
Mom B.(aka grandma Pat)

Posted by: Grandma Pat at June 16, 2007 1:04 AM

You're welcome, it was exciting!

So cool to hold a couple-hour-old baby. Nothing quite like it. Glad Joe's plot was foiled. :)

Posted by: Krishen at June 17, 2007 11:45 AM















Owen Matthew Bahan

June 13, 2007

Born: 7:26am 06/13/2007

Weight: 8 lbs even
Length: 20 in.

Welcome Owen to your new family.


Mommy time


Daddy shares in some quality time


Look, they are already scheming


Joe is going to make a great big brother


Owen, I know you are as excited about the days ahead as we are. We love you and can't wait to share in your hopes and dreams as you grow. Welcome to our family.

Posted by csb at 11:28 PM


 

Congratulations!! He's a good looking young man. Must be Melissa's genes. :-D

Posted by: John at June 14, 2007 12:19 AM

Congrats Cam and Melissa...he is so cute!!

Posted by: Jodi Kalley at June 14, 2007 12:49 AM

We think he is so gorgeous! what a sweetie...congratulations to you all!
can;t wait to hold him and kiss him myself...
hugs to all
Grandma Bev from Lynne and Alicia's

Posted by: Grandma Bev at June 14, 2007 2:14 AM

Oh my goodness! My eyes welled up with tears when I saw these pics. You both have made the most beautiful children that I have ever seen. Brendan and I think that little Owen looks like a mini Cam! Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

We got your phone call, just been busy working and helping our friends move. We'll give you a call on Friday, talk to you soon!

Love Brendan and Tracy

Posted by: Tracy at June 15, 2007 1:37 AM

Congrats to you all! Owen is absolutely breath taking! What a beautiful baby. Joe looks adorable as always. Love to you all!
The Eeftens

Posted by: Theresa at June 15, 2007 1:46 PM

Hurrah! Thanks for taking the time to post all the pictures. And Joe actually looks like he might like having a brother around :). Congrats!

Posted by: Ned & Sarah at June 15, 2007 9:41 PM















Longing

June 12, 2007

So we still await our new arrival ... latest doctor appointment says 70% effaced and 2cm dilation. So we are making positive progress. We did spend little time on getting everything finally set up ... if nothing else for Grandma Bev's arrival early next week.

... but since we must wait a little longer ...

Joe and I hit the fields. Apparently I was letting my mind and body go over the last several months and Joe thought a little running around was in order.

After a little coaching from Krishen and a little watching us all throw the disc around while running up and down the field ... Joe was ready for a shift. Like all ringers, he came in on the last point took a couple passes and scored a point.

(He also got mom up and running around as he played on the jungle gym and slides found at the park ... we all had such a great time we are going to have to do it again)

Posted by csb at 10:41 PM


 

man Joe is looking more and more like the pictures of cameron from when he was yong every day.....Krishen pull your socks down lol

Posted by: Kari at June 13, 2007 7:32 AM

Cam and Melissa:
Your little boy is looking so much like a Bahan these days! its great to see all your family pics. I look forward to seeing the new baby pics, and i'll have some to share with you from Nate and Sara's new stash when their little one arrives (finally)!
I think about you four often, and pray for a safe and happy delivery. I can hardly wait for the fun to begin on my end of the world!! Yeah!!
Brenda

Posted by: brenda Hemphill at June 13, 2007 12:28 PM















Stanley Cup: Anaheim

June 6, 2007

So this last weekend we once again hit the ice, this time bringing the single blade skates for Joe. This allowed Tiffany and family to join us and use Joe's dual-blade skates. She took to the ice as well as Joe did ... and we all had a blast.


She's a natural

Tonight Joe got to stay up extra late and watch the Ducks and Ottawa fight out game 5. Anaheim refused to let Ottawa back into the game after taking a first period lead. Ottawa pushed hard in the second but also made some critical errors. By the end of the third they were out of gas and Anaheim closed it out. 6-2 was the final.


Dreams

Oh ... I should mention ... our family status remains unchanged. Actually, things have completely settled down. Guess we will have to wait to see what the doctor says tomorrow.

Posted by csb at 10:47 PM


 

who were you ruting for cam??
I am glad that the Dukcs won...and how could they not most of the team is Canadian!

Posted by: KaRi at June 11, 2007 7:13 AM















Hicks of Braxton

June 2, 2007


This incredible photo courtesy of Krishen

We enjoyed breakfast at First Watch this morning as a quiet family outing. Get out and enjoy the newly found rain that is sprinkling on us. Well ... was sprinkling on us, but the end of breakfast the sun was back out and the temperature was back up. It was "Berry" who is paying us a visit and has just been downgraded to a Tropical Depression ... wow ... second named storm on day one of the season ... me thinks an interesting year is ahead.

The really fun thing is that the low pressure system is not just supplying much needed rain, it is also playing with Melissa. Resulting in some strong Braxton Hicks. We are watching the clock to see if anything comes of it ... but right now it is just hard to keep from getting too excited.

We will let you know!

Update

13 minutes, 10, 9, 8 ... 10, 14, 24 ... none!

We were regular for about 3 hours ... and then they seem to have disappeared and we are now back to just some braxton hicks. A little tease of things to come, and a chance to get the bags packed, camera ready, and iPod charged :)

So, with things settling down it was time for a walk to the ice cream parlor and then have a nap.

Posted by csb at 11:27 AM


 

I am deeply flattered you posted my pic! Can't really take much credit for it; he just sat there while I snapped away! This is probably the best of the 17 shots I took :)

Excited for you and Melissa -- if you need anything you know my cell!

Posted by: Krishen at June 2, 2007 12:54 PM

Good luck Melissa, I am sure everyhing is going to be just fine...

Saudades

Posted by: Patricia at June 3, 2007 4:48 AM