Thursday, March 13, 2008

Everything's Coming up Rosie!





With so much snow these days, William and Rosie and I are pretty much kept indoors. Especially now that I'm on the brink of a cold, yuk. Our time indoors is not wasted however. In the past week, Rosie has rolled over from her back to tummy twice, hooray! She is amazingly quick at grabbing anything offered to her, and she has started a new sleep schedule. She is now down to five feeds and 3 naps a day (8:30-10:30, 12-2, and a power nap at 4-5), she is down for the night at 8 until 7am! She really laughs too when you blow raspberries on her tummy or quickly kiss her chin over and over, so funny! My only worry with Rosie is that she isn't nursing well on the left side. Teething maybe? I'm going to try a bottle with her this week I think of expressed milk and see how that goes, its hard! I'm also planning on starting a little bit of rice cereal when she turns 5 months like I did with William, I think she'd love it. But on the other hand I don't want to rush anything, just take things more slowly this time and enjoy. It's already going too fast!

William and I have had some really good talks. He confided in me that he wants to be a butterfly when he grows up. Why? Because they 'fly and have better wings than birds' - of course!
William loves to pour his own drinks, and is usually successful at it. He's getting much better at playing on his own and making cinnamon shakers out of three blocks of brown lego :)
AND he is completely toilet trained (not at nighttime)!! Hooray!!! It was sooooooooo hard and at times seemed impossible but I never even have to think about it anymore. He's got it all under control. Even when we were out once at Shoppers he very calmly said, 'I have to pee, you think these guys have a potty?' So off we went and found the staff washroom and William did his business, yah William.
And another great thing is today I started to read William his first chapter book, "A Mouse and a Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary. I wasn't sure if he'd last through much of it but this afternoon, 70 pages into it (oner hour later with very minimal pictures) he was still begging for more and tells me all the details). Very fun. Scott can't wait and thinks maybe a little Terry Pratchett is next.
So good :)
OK, Scott's at class, and I'm sick so off I'll go to bed with by latest Thursday Next book, yeah!

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

But He Won't Remember it...



















It's a little disheartening to realize that William will never remember this incredible snowstorm. He and Daddy had quite an adventure this weekend. It started with a trip to the library via William's sled, and on Sunday they went out looking for our deck which seems to have been misplaced beneath massive amounts of snow. Later on, William remembered that his trucks were down there somewhere as well! He didn't even attempt to find them because by then the thought of hot chocolate and a Pocoyo video were much more inviting - his idea, not ours :) Of course we'll always remember the storms that brought in our Rosie, but William won't, as he's still under 3. I guess that's one good reason for having this blog.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Winter Days







Our days have been spent mostly inside lately, so we were raring to go on a road trip last weekend to visit a woman who was selling loads of baby clothes and equipment. Rosie loves to stand, she isn't huge on cuddles and we knew she was ready for some sort of exersaucer to get her up and looking around on her own. The woman we found was great, she has four kids and sold us (for next to nothing) the exersaucer you see Rosie in in the picture (she loves it!), cloth diapers and wraps (yes, I am doing cloth this time round, dead simple and we save money!) and loads of gorgeous clothes that will last until this time next year! A very worthwhile trip that I drove while Scott fed me Tim Horton biscuits. Need I mention that we had to drive through Williamsburg and Roseville to get there, I kid you not.

Jamie (William's girlfriend) came over Monday while one-month old brother Justin went with his Mommy to the midwife. You can see how she and William enjoy spending their winter days. Everybody's happy :)

And the oranges? Just how William likes to eat them.

More snow tonight for us, between 20-25 cm in the next 24 hours. Scott's really hoping for a snow day tomorrow so he can stay home and after how busy he's been lately, so am I:)

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