Monday, September 28, 2009

4 Years Old!!!!

Happy Birthday Little C!

It is hard for me to believe that you are 4! It doesn't seem that long ago when I was sitting at our dining room table with daddy and Auntie Chrissy and my water broke. We were so excited that we were going to meet you that night!

When I first saw you, I was overjoyed. I cried. I held you. I kissed you. I didn't want to let you go - EVER! And now you are 4!

You are a VERY energetic boy who loves trains. You ask to go to the train store A LOT. This week we went to Choo Choo Bob's. I love bringing you since you are ear to ear smiles and laughs. You run around the store and check everything out. You love to watch the trains go around the tracks and guess where they are going next. I always giggle watching you since you are so happy and delighted to see the trains simply go through the mountain and come out the other side.

You also love dancing - your dance moves brings smiles to everyone. Your favourite tunes are "Move it, Move it" and "I'm a Believer". You ask for these over and over again. When the music comes on, it doesn't matter what you are doing (eating, playing train, whatever), you stop and start to dance.

Your favourite activity this summer was swimming. It has been great to see you put your mind to doing something and excelling at it. You have been taking swimming lessons for a year and have graduated 3 classes. You and your green goggles - only green. At grandma's this summer, you showed her your talents and started to swim all the way across the shallow end, go through the tubes and find grandma. It was amazing. You love it.

Then there is your bike. This year is your first one on a 2 wheeler. Once you mastered braking, it has become your main mode of transportation.

This year, your taste palette expanded. Your favourites are still Spinach Raviolis, macaroni, pork tenderloin (with mustard), pancakes and oatmeal. Your taste buds are mild and you do not like foods that are hard - no apples or carrots. If offered, you will choose pureed peas over the real thing!

This summer has been very special for us since I have been home. Most afternoons we would go on an outing - just the 2 of us. Sometimes it was fun things for you (park, bike rides, library), other times you joined me on errands. You LOVE to come to Target and the grocery store.

You are becoming quite the companion and helper. Many times we will go on a run together and you talk the whole way. You ask questions along the way and make lots of observations. You also remind me to stop at the stop signs and watch out for the cars! I will miss you lots when I return to work.

Four years ago, you completed me. You made us a family. Thank you!

I love you lots and lots. Happy Birthday

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The fun of motherhood - over the past couple of months, I have...

Said the craziest things about going to the potty -

  • Little C, let's go wipe your bum, it will be fun
  • Let's just sit here a little longer and read some books, maybe something will happen"
  • Please don't pee on the road, pee on the tree.

Heard funny replies to my questions -

  • Little C, did you have fun at school? Yeah, I cried.
  • Bean, where are your shoes? On my head....
  • Little C, please wash your hands. OOOOO KKKKKK!!!!! (said with the added sarcasm that only a toddler can add)

Heard funny conversations between Little C and Bean

  • Can you help me take my dress off? Okay, let's play in the sprinkler.
  • Bean, why you wearing your pants on your head? They don't go there....
  • Bean, we want to watch Dora, right? Of course we do.

It has been a great summer, and I will miss hearing all the words, laughter (and screaming) all day long. A quiet hour will no longer be the same.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A new name

I have been ideating and thinking and then ideating some more. Miss O needed a new name for this blog - and the right blog name. This was hard. But why? I struggled with this.

As many of you know, I was not planning on becoming pregnant and was in a state of denial for a long time when I found out. I couldn't even tell Deric until 7 weeks let alone friends or family. Many people still say to me "I didn't know you were expecting". Not surprising....

Throughout my pregnancy I was confused - what would this bring, how will this change our family, do I have time for this, how will this change me? I wasn't sure.

Then June 8th came along, and you came to my life. You chose me! I was chosen.

I (we) have also been surrounded by heartache. In our circle. a girl born in February with the same name as Miss O was not born healthy. She has now gone to heaven. We have connected with other little boys and girls that also are not healthy.

You are healthy, and happy, and smiley. You brighten my day! My Angel....

In a few more weeks, I return to work. I will miss my Angel. More than you know.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Today was a big day in our house.....

Princess Bean had her first day EVER in school - WOW! Her, Miss O and I walked to school and she was very content to play with her new friends and teachers. Probably doesn't hurt that 2 of her neighbourhood playmates are also in her class. Her teachers said she was very happy and playful all day. What a great day for her.

Little C was also off to school today. He started pre-K down the street last week, but today was his first day back at School #2 where he takes the bus! And boy, does he love to take the bus. His teacher just called and said he had a pretty good day. At pre-K last week he has been said and has had separation trouble - wanting Anna, daddy or mommy and just wanting to go home. His teacher said that today he was sad for a little while but came around by the end of the class. I just hope tomorrow will be similar and he won't be so sad at school!

Here are a few pics from our day.... Little C waiting for the bus and Princess Bean about to start her walk.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Who do I look like?

Many people have asked who Miss O looks like. Others have commented on how much she looks like Princess Bean - especially her facial expressions.

What do you think? Here is Miss O at 13 weeks old.
And here is Bean about 3.5 months old.

Looking at these pictures there is more similarity than I thought.
Also for comparison - here is Little C in month 3 as well. Not as much similarity as I thought.