Friday, September 26, 2014
Playing a bit too much Farm Heroes Saga on my iPhone.
Watching lots of My Little Pony with Violet.
Trying to keep on working on Violet’s knit blanket. It’s slowly coming along.
Cooking more freezer meals.
Eating lots of chocolate chip cookies. And anything pumpkin.
Drinking Earl Grey tea, Pumpkin Spice Brulee tea and water.
Going for more walks in the evenings with Keith and the girls.
Loving the Fall weather that has come to Manitoba. Love the trees turning colour and the cool air.
Hating that Fall gives way to Winter. Can’t it just stay Fall until Spring?
Discovering pure and simple joy again, such as watching Violet ride her tricycle to the park all by herself the other day. Proud mama heart here.
Listening (to) Violet talk 300 miles an hour about My Little Pony, going on the candy train and picking up her cousins and random stuff that (almost) 3-year-olds talk about.
Celebrating that Keith got a new job and starts after our Canadian Thanksgiving. Yeah!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Oh my girl, 5 months old already?! You still amaze me with how much you’ve grown in the past month and continue to grow and learn.
You’ve mastered the rolling around everywhere routine and just love it when I leave you in one spot in the living room and when I come back a couple minutes later, you’re a couple feet away from where I left you. Luckily your big sister Violet is very watchful over you and makes sure that you’re OK when you’re rolling around.
We also just started you on pureed foods (so far avocado and banana), and you love it! You gobbled it down in no time and I’m starting to get scared for the future grocery bills.
Monday, September 8, 2014
*photo dump warning in effect :) *
I guess we can say that Summer 2014 is done now, with kids back in school, cooler weather and shorter days. I do like summer, don't get me wrong, but I'm not a big fan of the heat (and we have bad humidity here in Manitoba, Canada), so the cooler months of fall are very welcome for me.
Although Violet doesn't care about the weather, as long as we can get out to play, she's fine with whatever weather there is. And I'm thinking that Dominique is the same way. Oh well. At least they want to be outside instead of sitting inside, watching TV all the time.
This summer was a busy one, that's for sure. A almost 3-year-old who is constantly on the go, and a brand new baby definitely made this summer interesting. But well worth it.
And what did we do this summer? Hmmm.... Let's take a look.
We visited the Assiniboine Zoo for the day and got kissed by a camel.
Played soccer with Great-Pepere
Lots of Splash Park fun
Even Dominique enjoyed the Splash Park
And went to St. Malo Beach almost every week.
Can't forget about the baby who sleeps anywhere :)
More beach fun :)
Did the Winnipeg River Boat Tours with my Mom.
Spending as much time as we can with Daddy.
Attempted growing some hot peppers. Unfortunately, they weren't the ones that Keith was hoping for. Maybe next year.
More beach. I'm so glad that she loves it there.
Lots of playing LEGO with Papa.
All in all, it was busy, but nice. Exactly what we needed.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Watching Dominique master her rolling over both ways. Eeek!
Trying to keep my grocery list under budget, but failing. We ran out of EVERYTHING this week.
Eating waffles for supper tonight.
Drinking Organic Earl Grey loose leaf tea. Simply divine.
Doing nothing much this weekend. And it’s nice.
Loving how the girls get along so well, even if Violet is showering Dom in kisses.
Hating that I’m not sleeping very well this week.
Enjoying relaxing weekend mornings.
Thinking of joining a Mom’s group at church during the week. Would be nice to get out of the house.
Feeling sleep deprived.
Hoping (for) Keith to get a new job soon. His place of work is shutting down at the end of November and we really need him to get a new job before then.
Listening (to) lots of music. Makes me and the kids happy.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I Want to Remember how happy you are on any given day. Like seriously contagious happy. Unless it’s a bad day, but even then there are moments you are really happy. And what makes you happy? Just seeing people who love you, especially Mommy, Daddy and Violet.
I Want to Remember that you are always more content being held by someone than being put into your chair/swing/bouncer/play mat. You love people interaction and it definitely shows.
I Want to Remember how hard you are trying to get mobile. You’re rolling over both ways and when you’re on your tummy, you get your knees underneath you and try to get your bum up in the air. I have no doubt you’ll be mobile soon.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I want to remember how unconditionally you love your little sister. You wake up first thing in the morning and automatically ask if Dom is awake. And if she is, you’re in her room, saying “Morning Dominique!”
I Want to Remember the millions of questions you ask and repeat over and over again. I’m glad that you’re inquisitive and asking questions. And if it’s a mundane question, I come up with hilarious ways to answer them for you and make you laugh.
I Want to Remember the love that you have for your Grandparents and how much you love to play with them. Especially Papa Wiebe and Grandpa Neufeld. And how much you love to go shopping with Grandma Wiebe. I’m glad you have so many grandparents to chose from.