Friday, March 21, 2014

16 month Favourties!

Well, Adalyn is 16 months old. She is getting so big and I kind of want time to slow down. It is just happening so fast and I want to slow down and remember her the way she is today! Here is my big girl:



Here are some stats:

* She weighs 22lbs. I know I said she weighed 24 the last post 2 months ago (I guessed) but I was off. She hasn't really gained weight in a while...but the doctor's aren't concerned! She is very busy and burns lots of calories! She eats like a pig as well! I think if she wasn't busy she would be a chunky monkey! :)
* She has 12 teeth (her front 8 teeth and four molars)
* She wears 18 month clothes. All pants are now 18-24 months
* She is now wearing size 5 shoes
* She has 3 bottles (homo milk) a day. The morning one is 4oz, the daytime one is 3oz and her night time bottle is 5oz.
* She is saying so much more! Some new ones include : boot, birdie (obsessed with birdies), hat, apple, bus (she calls trucks buses too). She says "bye bye Daddy/Mommy" When one of us leave. I love that! We are still working on "love you". She says "hot" if she is by the wood stove, the stove or any candles. She also says "shhh" and puts her finger to her mouth when she is watching the birds. She has also started lifting her hands palm up if you ask her where something is and she doesn't know!
* She is obsessed with birds! She loves looking out the window and always wants one of us to come with her. She says "up, birdies" and we go and watch them together. She knows to whisper or they will fly away! It is super cute!
* She loves crayons, her dolls, magnets and books right now. She now loves soft cover books and isn't ripping them anymore..just don't give her anything with flaps or pop ups!
* She is still a really good eater! We are very lucky. I think she would only eat fruit if we let her!
* She is still a really good sleeper! Usually sleeps 7:30pm to 7:00 am with an afternoon nap consisting of 2- 2.5hours! She now sleeps with a little pillow and likes a muslin blanket and a stuffy with her.

 Here are a few of her favourite things at the moment:
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1- Gem crayons. We got these from Target and she loves them. She draws and plays with them a lot!
2 - Violet, her Blabla doll. She loves it and sleeps with it every night!
3- These shades I got in the dollar bin at Target. She gets excited when I ask her if she wants to wear them
4- These cute nesting dolls, also from Target. They keep her very busy!
5- Melissa and Doug reusable stickers! You can't go wrong for the price. She loves stickers so this is a good thing for her. You can take them off and re-do the pages over and over. It is a good quiet activity if you need her to sit and be quiet for a few minutes! :)
6- Melissa and Doug magnets! Although I am not impressed with the quality (a fair number of ours are chipped/pieces of wood are gone) she loves them and loves to stick them on her magnet board!

So that's it, her 16 month update. It still sounds crazy to me that we have a 16 month old. I know I say this every time but I love this stage! I love watching her and love that she is starting to say more and  more! I love being her Mommy!

Ashley

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Recap!

We had a fun St. Patrick's Day week over here! It was nice to have the week off to actually focus on it! We usually don't really celebrate it or decorate for it, but since my sister married Kev (who is from Ireland) I felt we had to do something! :) Here is a look back on our St. Patrick's Day week!

 We got our green straws out!
 We had lucky charms and green milk...Addy picked out the marshmallows and didn't eat the rest of the cereal..of course!
 We played with some rice...I definitely used my Valentine's day rice and just added green stuff to it!
 (She was obsessed with the necklaces!

 We had lucky charm squares! Made the same way as Rice Krispie squares

 We painted and made a few things
We made a hand print clover and a hand print leprechaun!

We had a rainbow fruit tray complete with clouds and a pot of gold!
 It quickly turned to this...
 We coloured some cute pictures

And used some fun stickers!

We had jello sensory play! I placed some St. Patrick's Day coins in some jello and she had to dig them out! She loved this....
 
 She ended up eating a lot of it too...

we drank some green smoothies with our fun straws!
 

And we had a green St. Patrick's Day bath the day of!!


We had lots of fun! I am kind of sad to pack everything away! I love all the green around here! However, I am really excited to start on our Easter fun! Only a month away!! Yay!

Ashley

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 I hope you've had a fabulous green filled weekend and day today! We have had a blast all week focusing on it! Lots of green and fun! I will post a recap later this week! As well as a 16 month update!

We usually don't decorate for St. Patrick's Day but since we have the playroom, and Adalyn's Uncle is Irish I thought we should do a little bit at least! There isn't too much to choose from when it comes to decorating for St. Patrick's Day but we got what we could! Here are a few pictures of the playroom!


The updated cork board. I used some cool tape to give it a new look!  I moved a few things around in the playroom and got rid of the gallery wall full of frames. You will see why in in a second! :) This was later full with some of Adalyn's art! (I took these weeks ago and never posted!)
 
 
This is why I moved the pin board! I had this owl hanger for a while and hadn't put it anywhere! I decided to put it where the cork board was and I am glad I made that decision! I love it! I didn't think we needed a gallery wall  as well as this so I took it down and put the cork board over there! I also got this bar and buckets from Ikea to hold chalk, the chalk brush and magnets! I love it!

 
 We now have more a few more St. Patrick's Day books!

 I just placed some cut outs around too!

And that's it! I love decorating the play room and am looking forward to the next holiday, Easter! It's only a month away...I better get decorating! :)



Ashley

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Decor: Around the house

I don't decorate too much around the house for Valentine's day but I thought I would show you what I did this year!

In the kitchen I put out the pink place mats and hang heart garlands
 I decorated Addy's little eating area...so cute!
 I think the mantle looked pretty similar last year...
 Look at my babe last Valentine's Day! SO little! That hat still fits by the way!!
We moved the old pie safe into the living room so we could put Addy's table in the kitchen!!


And that's it! I don't get super crazy like at Christmas! But it is just enough!! Adalyn loves all the glitter and hearts!!

Ashley