Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Princess bed


Caitlin slept all night in her princess bed for the first time last week.  Unfortunately, the next night she was back in her crib.  Fingers crossed she'll be done with her crib before Emily needs it...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Two monthiversary


Emily is still a very sleepy baby.  Her favourite things to do are eat, sleep, and cry because she's not asleep yet.  She does have a few alert periods during the day where she's happy to play on her play mat or sit in her bouncy chair, and generally just chill out.

She's definitely a deeper sleeper than Caitlin was and easier to put to sleep too.  Caitlin used to cry for hours and get super overtired, but Emily fusses for 20 minutes at most before giving in.  Hopefully it stays this way as she gets older.

This week we got our first cute baby coo.  So adorable.

Caitlin's two monthiversary post

Friday, August 23, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cottage weekend

We went up for a day to the Larus cottage over the long weekend.  It was chilly so there was no swimming, but Caitlin got to try lots of new things, including:

fishing...


speed boating...


...and driving a dock.


Don't worry, dad got to relax too.


Monday, August 19, 2013

So Caitlin Thinks She Can Dance

Video of Caitlin dancing along to So You Think You Can Dance.  Check out those awesome leg warmers. Future star am i rite?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Two and a half


Caitlin is two and a half years old.  And she's a person.  She can speak in full sentences, ask questions, and express opinions loudly.  She can count to ten in English, French, and Cantonese

Her favourite phrase right now is: "I'm going to do it all myself!" - including pushing her own stroller as pictured.  She was pretty terrible at navigating the first few times but now she can mainly go straight.  I'm sure this skill will come in handy later on in life?

When Caitlin was born I was determined she wouldn't watch TV for a good long time.  Well, that time has come and gone and her favourite show is Dora.  When we play games together it's inevitably some sort of Dora adventure, always involving Swiper.  That sneaky fox!

Potty training is coming along slowly but surely.  She's had a couple dry days and naps, but we're still working on consistency.

Caitlin has been handling her new role as a big sister like a champ.  She loves to comfort Emily and sings her 'Rock-a-Bye Emily' when she cries.  It's too cute.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Zucchini Chips


We received a ton of zucchini from our CSA this week.  The only thing to do was to make zucchini chips! We used this recipe from the Food Network, and panko instead of breadcrumbs.


They were kind of delicious.


Monday, August 12, 2013

One and a bit monthiversary


Baby Emily is six-or-seven-weeks old already!  Time flies with the second child.  She's been an easy baby so far - or maybe it just seems that way since we're old pros at this whole baby thing.  yeeah.

She was born four weeks early on June 24 and weighed 6 lbs 10 oz.  She was 6 lbs 3 oz. when she left the following day.  At her one month appointment, she was a whopping 8 lbs 11 oz. - this baby's been real busy growing!  Caitlin was 8 lbs 13 oz at one month, so she's caught up to her big sister already.  She currently spends most of her days eating and napping, and wakes up once in the middle of the night to eat.  It's hard to tell how she's doing on developmental milestones but I do wonder if she'll be behind since she was a preemie.

It's not clear from the picture, but she has the most extraordinary light gray eyes.  They'll probably turn brown later on, considering her genetics (I have brown and Dave has hazel), but it would be so cool if they stayed that way.

Caitlin's one-monthiversary post

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pink Sunglasses


Caitlin found these pink sunglasses last week and said, "Mummy, these are girl sunglasses!"  Apparently gender biases are already firmly ingrained at almost-two-and-a-half years old.

And yes, I had to look up ingrained vs engrained.