Thursday, April 23, 2009

The end of an era.....

Little C, who loves to sleep (and cuddle with Froggie) has started to be a little less consistent about when he goes for a nap.

Yesterday's conversation
Dad - Little C, it's nap time.
Little C - okay daddy
A little while later, while banging his feet on the walls
Dad - Colin, please stop kicking the wall - go to sleep
Little C - Daddy, I am just not tired today....

What can you do when they phrase it so well?

The one bonus - bedtime routine is much easier... With no nap, bedtime 7:45 pm, with nap, 9 pm.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!!! We had a great weekend - spent up at the lake where I was amazed to see that the lake was still frozen and snow still on the ground... Sorry, we forgot the camera.....

Kids had a blast painting eggs and getting ready for the Easter Bunny. In the morning, it did not take long to find an egg close to the TV - then the searching began.

My surprise - guess who the star egg finder was?????? The Princess Bean!!!!! Both were running around the house looking, but it was Bean that was able to see the egg on the ledge high or low.

Funny story - when we came back to town, our neighbours had a small tree decorated which we had to check out. It ended up, the decoration was nothing more than peeps attached to the branches. Both Bean and Little C were amazed, and soon were trying to eat the peeps off the tree! When Little C was going to bed he mentioned that he had a great Easter. I asked what his favourite part was - of course the peeps in the tree.... I guess next year I don't have to go all out colouring eggs, finding candy and having non-candy baskets for them..... Too funny.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Party Hats

They both loved to wear the party hats - and don't they look so cute.

They had a great birthday celebration with a few friends, lots of food and of course birthday cake with candles.....

Monday, April 6, 2009

The stats

Bean's 2 year check up was this morning. She still hates to go to the doctor and does not like being poked and prodded. Still, you were proclaimed as healthy and developing right on track. Doctor was also impressed by your language development - you go girl!!!

Weight - 24 lbs (25th percentile)
Height - 33 inches (25th percentile)
Head size - 75th percentile

Keep up the good work!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Princess Bean!!!

WOW - you are 2 years old!!!! How fast time has flown, but oh so much you have grown and shaped our world. You bring so much love and happiness to the house!

It doesn't seem like long ago I wrote This post. But looking back at it, it seems like a long time ago - you were scooting on the ground and just discovering your love for twigs and leaves. Now you are running to keep up with your brother, but still stopping to find the best stick in the bunch and carry it along!

You continually remind us that no two kids are the same - you are such an independent little girl and very different from your brother. You love stuffed animals and dollies - you give them hugs and proclaim "ahhh" each time. You have also started to wrap them in blankets and put them to bed - so cute! I just hope this means you are ready to be a big sister in June!

Your passion is music and dancing and are proud to show off these talents. A few months ago at the grocery store you sand Twinkle Twinkle for the check out person - all the words pretty much clear, and on tune (you do not get this from your mom). Everyone around you clapped when you were done! You are also registered for Music Together and love it every week. You stand and dance in the middle of the group playing instruments and singing the whole time. The best is when you go around the room and give the other moms hugs and sit on their laps!

I think your favourite person in the world right now is still your big brother! You play so well together (although there are still fights), and most of all you tolerate his need for taking your toys. On Tuesday and Thursday's when Little C goes to school, you love your alone time with daddy, but always welcome home your brother with a big hug.

You amaze us everyday with the variety and amount of food you consume each day - for a little girl just over 20 lbs you seem to eat so much. It is so hard for me to chose your favourites since you seem to eat everything, but a few include - Yogurt, Annie's Mac & Cheese, broccoli, pureed fruit, and cheese. One taste bud that has developed over the past year is your sweet tooth. Last summer you would not eat anything chocolate or sweet - but now..... You will devour cupcakes (mostly only the icing), jelly beans, and suckers. That said, texture is still a show stopper for you - fruit snacks are OUT!

I can't wait to see how you continue to grow - what new funny faces will you develop? What new funny phrases will you say?

We love you Princess Bean! Happy Birthday!