Friday, July 4, 2014

Canada Day!

Hey guys! I know I haven't blogged in so long! I am now off for the summer so I thought since I had more time I should blog!! ( I am loving these three hour afternoon naps by the way! :) )

We didn't do anything super crazy for Canada Day but I thought I would post some pictures anyway!

Of course we decorated the playroom! I didn't go completely over board or anything...just bought a few things from the dollar store!


I put Addy in a Canada Day t shirt and her red and pink reversible tutu.

I gave Addy some play-doh, Canadian flags and other red objects and let her play!

And we went to a Canada Day celebration with my Mom and Dad. We got free hotdogs, flags and pins..saw a police car, firetruck, ponies and got to play at the park. I still think the swing was Adalyn's favourite part!!


Overall it was a lovely Canada Day!! I hope my Canadian friends enjoyed your holiday and my American friends are enjoying theirs today!

Ashley

Monday, May 19, 2014

18 Month Favourites!

I have a YEAR AND A HALF year old! Wow! I can't believe it has been that long since I became a mother to my sweet babe. I honestly couldn't imagine what my life would be like without her. She fills my heart with so much joy, makes me smile every day and is such a good girl! (for the most part!) Here are a few pictures!

I bought a cupcake to celebrate her half birthday and she loved it..and actually blew the candles out!


Here are some 18 month stats:

* The last time we weighed her she weighed 23.5lbs
* She has 13 teeth -her front 8 teeth and four molars (another tooth just popped through on the bottom!)
* She wears size 18-24 month clothes and 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 talking non-stop! Some new ones include : Daddy, where'd he go?, no more bus, uhoh, booboo!, booboo right there,  Reece (her friend from daycare), block, truck, car, Bean (her friend Ben), all done, pickle, up/down (She has said these randomly for a while but is starting to whine and lift her arms in the air.. I am trying to get her to say them all the time now, as well as "more" and "help")
* She is still loving books (mostly non fiction), blocks, beads and her outdoor toys
* She loves to be independent..she wants to put her boots, socks, coat and hats on all by herself and does a pretty good job at it!
*She was going through some pretty bad temper tantrums. Throwing herself on the floor, kicking, screaming...and this was anywhere...at home, at the store, outside....when she didn't get her way. I don't want to jinx it but she hasn't had one in a while...she has been pretty vocal sometimes...but not a tantrum! They are so embarrassing!
* On TV she likes Mike the Knight, Bubble Guppies and Emily Yeung
 *She is still a really good eater and sleeper! She eats ALL DAY LONG! Her favourite foods include: corn, rice, pickles, chicken strips and her new favourite is lasagna! She is really good at using a fork!


 Here are a few of her favourite things at the moment:

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1. She loves these lacing beads. She still doesn't quite understand what to do with them but she tries!!
2. She loves to paint so these water colours are fun! I bought water colour paper from Target and it makes the pictures even more beautiful! I am going to frame one of her masterpieces! They turn out so pretty!
3. The sound puzzles are fun! She loves animals and the sounds they make so this one makes her smile!
4. This Princess Aurora doll is her new favourite thing! She got this for Christmas from my cousin and her family. She didn't really play with it until about a month ago. She wants to bring it to daycare most days and carries it around the house. She calls it her baby and brings it with her when we go to town too! SO cute!!

I am the mother of a year and a half year old! It sounds so funny to say! I honestly cant believe how fast she is growing up!! I am loving absolutely every minute of it! I guess I better mark her height on the growth chart before I forget!! :)

Ashley

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Something New..

We will be starting something new over here! Remember how I started weekly themes last summer when Addy was a little babe? We started with beach week which ended up being beach month and we never did any other themes! Lol. I am going to do that again!

Adalyn surprised me this week by matching bingo dabber lids to the correct colour bingo dabber, all on her own! I didn't tell her to match them or anything. All I asked her to do was to put the lids back on! At first I thought it was a fluke...so I took the lids off, mixed them up and gave them back to her and she did it again! I was very impressed! I thought it would be fun to focus on colours. Each week will be a different colour! I decided to do six weeks (red, blue, yellow, green, orange and purple) After that I will decide what to do from there! (Either continue with colours: pink, white, black, brown etc) or focus on all new themes. I don't consider this teaching her or "school"...they will be fun activities (painting, sensory etc) that we can talk about!

Tomorrow I am starting with the colour BLUE. They only reason I chose this first was because she can say it perfectly clear. I don't think she knows what it means. She seems to say it when she is colouring. hahah When I tell her she is using a green marker, she says "blue". Funny girl!

I have a ton of easy, FREE activities all planned out! I am really trying hard not to spend any money! (Although I already know I want to get blue jello...but that is pretty cheap ;) ) I am trying to use items from around the house!

I think I will do one big post at the end of the week, instead of every day..we all know that wouldn't happen! I am pretty excited to start this and have a lot of ideas in my head! Pinterest has been a great resource! Tomorrow is a holiday so I am doing some messy painting! She loves painting! I will also give her a blue discovery box of blue things from around the house! I am pretty excited to start this!!

Ashley

P.S I have decide to do quick recap blog posts of the holidays I missed! I just like to have everything documented in one place and like to look back on the previous holiday to see what I did! You might see some new posts every day for a while until I catch up! :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lately....

I haven't blogged since March 21st, almost two months ago! I didn't blog about Easter, our visit to sisters or Mother's Day. I don't really have a reason. I am just enjoying watching my baby grow up into a little person. I am loving (almost) every moment of it! hahah. I'm not sure if I will go back and write quick recaps of the past holidays..we will see!! Anyway, I thought I would share a few photos! Life has been wonderful with my sweet babe lately...lots of playing outside, painting and laughing! We are so glad spring has finally come! Here are a few moments of our life at the moment...








 I am hoping to have an 18 month update up sometime soon! And maybe this weekend I can blog about Easter and Mother's Day! It is better late than never, right?! :)

Ashley