Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The end of beach week...

Well, beach week has been over for a while. I haven't started the next week(s) because we have been super busy!!! I just worked my last day at my part time job because the girl goes back to school next we will start our new theme Monday for sure! That is the plan anyway!

here are a couple activities we completed that I haven't posted about yet!

We made some beachy footprints...

We also played with a sensory bottle...I just made it with sand and shells. She loved looking at it. She really loves shells!

This was so easy and pretty cute!!

 I think Adalyn enjoyed herself during beach week!. I know I did! Next we are starting "Under the Ocean". That should be lots of fun too!!!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

9 month Favourites

I know I say every time how crazy fast Adalyn is growing, but it is true! We have a 9 month old! Wow...3 more months and she will be a year old! I can't believe it! Here is our big girl!

Here are some 9 month stats:

* She climbs EVERYTHING! The stairs, on chairs, through tables, etc. She tries to climb onto or into anything. It is crazy! She is crawling so fast and has just started taking steps on her own. I have a video and she has taken about 8 steps in a row on her own. It is amazing to watch. Her balance is amazing. She can stand on her own and clap..and also squat down to pick something up and stand back up. She is pretty strong! I started walking in my 9th I have a feeling she might start to as well....who knows!
* She STILL loves to eat. We have introduced dairy and she loves yogurt! She pretty much loves all food though..except some of the greens. She will eat them cooked but not pureed!
* She feeds herself her bottle at each feed when laying on the pillow. She is such a big girl!
* She still has the attitude. She screams whenever she doesn't get what she is so cute...:|
* She is happy, ticklish, loves to "talk", loves the phone, loves books, her little monkey, mommy and daddy and loves to sleep. She is still having two 1.5 hour naps in the day and is sleeping 8:15pm to 7:30am (or later).

Here are a few of our favourites right now:


1- ball pit balls! I bought 250 of them (well my Dad and I split it) and we filled her pool with them. She loves it! She crawls in a out and lays in it..soooo cute
2 - The take and toss containers, cups and cutlery. I like this because if we leave it somewhere it is not a big deal! Also because Addy doesn't need handles on her sippy cups anymore the cups are great!
3 -  Lil' Crunchies - I just bought these! They are like cheesies for babies! I cut them in half though because I am like that. She lovvvvvvvvvvves them. It is a very mild cheese flavour.
4 - Jack in the box monkey. My friend gave this to her and she loves it. As soon as I turn the handle and the music plays she smiles. It doesn't scare her at all. She just tried to get the monkey out of the box!
5 -  Yogurt. We just started this as well. I tasted it and thought it tasted awful! (I can't do plain yogurt) I had blueberry puree in the freezer so I mixed that in. She loves it!
6 - Her little monkey. My parents got this monkey for her and she loves it. She holds each hand and looks at it in her car seat and talks to it...sooo cute.

Well that's it for the 9th month update. I wonder if she will be walking by 10 months?!! I will let you know!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Beach Week!

This is officially the third week in our beach week will be the last, I promise!! It was harder then I thought to complete all the activities I had in mind when I am working part time and visiting a lot with friends! One of Adalyn's favourite activities so far has been the cornmeal sensory bin! She has played in it four or five times now, I almost don't want to pack it up!

I bought a bin to have for sensory play at Walmart and we filled it with cornmeal, shells and sand toys. She is still fascinated with shells but does love the feel of the cornmeal as well. She has eaten it once but that was it. I don't think it tastes very good! :)

Here is our beach in a box:

At first she liked the feel of the table cloth. She was moving her legs back and was cute. Then she dug in

She found the shells right away and continued to feel the bumps

 I also placed her in the box. I wasn't sure if she would like it...but she had the same reaction! She didn't freak out like I thought she might!

Our friends Chrissy and Zachary came over last week so of course we played with it!!
 Zachary took a mouthful too...he didn't like it very much either!

Overall this has been an awesome idea! I would do this again in a second!!! I will be posting the rest of the beach theme activities as well as our 9 month favourites this week! Can you believe I will have a nine month old tomorrow?!!! wow!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Daddy's Birthday

Yesterday was Mike's birthday. We tried really hard to make it special! 

He gets up early to go to work so I made him chocolate chip heart shape pancakes the night before when he was in bed. I also cut some strawberries up into little hearts for him to put on top!!

I made him a beer cake. Just like a diaper cake but with beer cans!
And here is my home made card:
I thought it turned out pretty cute!

He opened presents when he got home from both Addy and I and my Mom and Dad..

I also made a cake to take next door! Too much!?!! lol

We went next door to his parents for dinner and dessert. All his sisters and their boyfriends were there! It was a great night! He was spoiled!

Here is Addy's card for Daddy:
Hope you had a great birthday Daddy!! We love you! xoxoxox


p.s- we are still working on beach week over here! The sand I had Mike steal borrow from the "beach" next door got all wet in the rain! We have to let it dry out!