Monday, November 30, 2009

Advent Activity List 2009

Last year one of the blogs that I follow created a Advent Activity List, each day leading to Christmas they would do a special activity, when she posted it again this year it reminded me that it was something that I wanted to do with Joshua (and Abigail for photo purposes).

I have written each activity and placed them in a numbered envelope so every day Joshua and I open and envelope and read what activity we get to do together.

Here is our list

Dec. 1. Hang the wreath on the front door
Dec. 2. Make a paper wreath
Dec. 3. Set up the Mini Christmas Tree
Dec. 4. Write a letter to Santa
Dec. 5. Visit Santa at the Mall
Dec. 6. Set up the big Christmas Tree
Dec. 7. Build and decorate a gingerbreat house
Dec. 8. Make a Star for the mini tree
Dec. 9. Listen to some Christmas music
Dec. 10. Buy a new ornament from the tree
Dec. 11. Donate a bag of food to the local church
Dec. 12. Build a snowman
Dec. 13. Have pankcakes for breakfast
Dec. 14. Hang Christmas lights on the ourside tree
Dec. 15. Help mom wrap a Christmas present
Dec. 16. Colour a Christmas Picture
Dec. 17. Go to a Christmas party
Dec. 18. Make snow angels
Dec. 19. Watch a Christmas movie
Dec. 20. Go for a sleigh ride
Dec. 21. Take a family picture in front of the tree
Dec. 22. Read a Christmas Story
Dec. 23. Bake cookies for Santa
Dec. 24. Hang stockings

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Family Photos

We just got our family photos back and we are soo happy with them! They were done by my friend Claudine at Claudine Lavoie Photography. She has captured so many special moments for our family, engagment pictures, getting ready wedding photos, maternity photos, and our family photos from when Joshua was a baby.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Attack of the GIANT Pink Bow

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I have hands!


Abigail has found her hands and she sucks on them constantly!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!


Wednesday was Chris' birthday, he had the day off so we spent some family time together and then had dinner with his mum and sister. It was a great day!

Joshua wanted to help blow out the cake, but since he tends to spit more than he blows we let him blow out a candle on his very own piece of cake!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mommy and Me


I realized that I don't have any photos of Abby and I since we were in the hospital, so I had Chris snap a few tonight!

Orange Mustang Car


Joshua loves cars, he can accurately point out, Dodge Chargers (Daddy's car), Toyota Matrixs (Grandma's Car), Pontiac Pursuits (my old car), Cheverolet Cavliers (Auntie Emma's car) and Nissan Frontier/Pathfinders (Opa and Nonas cars) but by far his favourite car is the mustang, and what better than an Orange Mustang. Today when we were out for a walk and we saw an Orange Mustang Car and he nearly leaped out of the stroller, the driver noticed his excitement and smiled at him and then stalled his car (oops).

Monday, November 9, 2009

A visit from Grandma


My mom came to visit the kids at the end of October, it was great to have her here and see her spend time with Joshua and Abigail. We did lots of things and it was great to have the extra set of hands around. We were all sad to see her go on Hallowe'en afternoon.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Our little Bubbler


We signed Joshua up for swimming lessons and our local YMCA, today was his second class and Chris said that he relaxed a bit more than last time. This is a Daddy and Son activity, but Mommy and Abby came along to snap a few pictures (before I got in trouble).

And Abby did what she does best!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fun at Gymnastics


For the last few weeks I have been taking Joshua to gymnastics with his friends Summer and Tyler to take advantage of their "free gym" time.. Finally this week this week I remembered to take my camera.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Abby's stats


I just got back from Miss Abigail's two months shots. She now weighs 11 pounds 15 ounces and is 21 and 2/3 inches long. She was so happy when I was meeting with the nurse, all smalls and lots of giggles, which made both the nurse and I feel really bad about what was coming. She did really well with her shots though, she didn't cry for the first one just gave a annoyed look, then she cried really hard for the second one and cried a little less for the third. She is now happily sitting in her bouncy seat cooing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Abigail is Two Months Old!


My sweet baby girl is two months old today. She is such a sweet baby, I love every minute with her. She smiles in response to my smile and will occassionally give us the most beautiful giggle I have ever heard. She makes noises in response to sounds I make, so if I make a throaty "goooo" sound, she makes it too, it is wonderful. She is really strong, she already perches herself up on my should when I carry her around and loooks around instead of just leaning against me and she can roll, she doesn't do it all the time but she can do it.

My only complaint at this point is sleep, she is getting better but it is a slow progress. I have moved her bedtime up so she goes to bed at the same time as Joshua goes to bed and it seems to be helping a little bit last night she went 4 hours between her bedtime feeding and her next feeding and after that it was about every three hours. I have been noticing that she only nurses for about 1 minute before falling asleep so I think she is just waking up for comfort sucking. She doesn't like the soother much, especially after she has eaten, she makes the worst gagging sound when I try and give it to her.

Joshua loves his little sister, he climbs up on the chair next to the change table when I change her and she smiles at him and I tell him he loves her so much and that makes him smile! He is still learning to be more gentle around her but has definitely improved.

She is wearing all 0/3 month clothing and has started wearing some of her 3/6 month clothes as well, she is a big girl. We go for her immunizations tomorrow so I will post her newest stats when we get back.

I will jump on the band wagon

I was checking in on a blog I like and they posted a challenge for themselves, a post a day for a month, so I thought ok lets do it. So brace yourselves a post a day for the next 30 days (since I am already late starting doing a full month).