Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Year in Review

A little late, but here is a recap of our 2008

January - Little C gets a BIG BOY Bed;

February - Princess Bean FINALLY gets her own crib (and moves out of the bassinet)

March - House renovations are complete - Deric and I move upstairs with the kids

April - Princess Bean turns 1! Landscape renovations start - we will have grass soon!

May - Water fun starts again - swimming at Grandma's house and playing with water buckets in the drive way. Anything water, Little C and Bean love it!

June - Little C starts to play hockey with Pappa; Bean loves to scoot around the driveway and pick up sticks. Both spend the majority of the day OUTSIDE!!!!

July - We learn that road tripping to Ontario is FUN - and will be an annual event. We visit the Dells and Little C takes on every water slide in the park! Pure addiction....

August - Princess Bean starts to walk! Little C discovers his love for swimming in the lake.

September - Little C turns 3! Princess Bean learns to love cake (and smearing it all over her face). Little C is fascinated with blowing out candles.

October - Pumpkin patches and leaves galore! Princess Bean was the lead in diving into the leaves pile, Little C followed closely and discovered the fun!

November - we find out that baby #3 is on the way; Thanksgiving in Florida - swimming everyday, playing mini golf, and riding bikes.

December - Our first Christmas with celebrations! Last year we did not have presents or a tree due to renovations - so this year was a real treat.

What a year! Looking forward to a great 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pure Bliss...

Before I have posted that my kids seem to love waking up early on the weekends only - seemed like a pact to me not to have us parents sleep in.

Well this weekend - both Saturday and Sunday, THEY SLEPT IN!!!! I could not believe my eyes when the clock read 7:30am and I was being awaken....

Thank you Little C and Bean! I love you!

Friday, January 2, 2009

And then we were 5....

Yes, the word is finally out - we are expecting number 3! Due mid June - keep posted for details.

Not quite sure how I feel about having 3 kids - seems like such a big number and the kids will outnumber Deric and I.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Merry Christmas

A Belated Merry Christmas to all....

We had a Great holiday this year. So much fun with Little C understanding more about what to expect. Many, many memories were created and a fun time by all.

The morning started with Princess Bean waking up early and playing with her stroller from Santa until the rest of the house woke up. At 7:30 am, I finally went into Little C's room and got him exclaiming "Santa Came!" "Santa Came"! That got him moving. The first thing he saw was a Thomas the train book - and he was in love!

Here is our mantle on Christmas morning. Believe it or not - the stocking was the least interesting thing to uncover! Presents were much more fun.

Tradition in our house is to open one gift on Christmas eve - here are the first gifts of Christmas. Apparently the candy cane was the best part!

Santa brought Princess Bean a play kitchen (which she absolutely loves). Little C received a shake and go car track and a few cars. This has proved to be hours of fun for the two of them. We have had lots of races!
Princess Bean has also discovered her love for the outdoors - she loves her boots and will even wear her mitts now. She loved the snow so much she started crawling through it - something her brother will never do! Now, only if the kids would wear snow pants....