Monday, December 8, 2014

Doctor's Visit

Emily had her 15-month shots today (only two months late - Second Child Syndrome) and weighed in at 22 pounds. Caitlin was only 30 pounds at the last weighing, so she's catching up.

I love seeing Emily's personality emerge as she moves into her toddler years. She is persistent, adventurous, and expressive. She adores her older sister and wants to do everything she does.

Can you see the resemblance?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Little Mermaid

I had the parenting version of Girls' Night Out with Caitlin today. We went to lunch and saw a matinee performance of The Little Mermaid, put on by Les Petits Ballets.

There was an Orange Juice Incident at brunch and I had foolishly decided against bringing a change of clothes (lesson learned). We resorted to buying a change of clothes at a kids' store nearby. Crisis averted. Just in time for the show!

The ballet itself was just okay - I hadn't realized that The Little Mermaid wasn't a "real" ballet. I was confused the entire time because the music seemed very generic and I couldn't pick out any overarching themes. It wasn't until the show was over that I looked it up: The Little Mermaid was an original interpretation by the dance company on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, and the music was chosen from a bunch of different composers, choreographed to fit the storyline. My inner musician was satisfied.

Caitlin seemed to enjoy the show initially, but being three, couldn't resist asking questions throughout: "Why isn't anyone talking in the show?" "Is the Sea Witch mean?"

In the future, I will choose a ballet with better music and a live orchestra. But we had a grand ol' time and I couldn't have chosen better company!

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Big 3

Caitlin is 3!  We celebrated her birthday this year by having a big ol' party-playdate at our house with all her friends.  She's at the age where she knows all her friends' names and she was really excited to have them all over to play.

mmm, ice cream cake.

It's really fun that a lot of Caitlin's friends also have baby siblings now!  Here are 3 out of the 4 babies who came along with their big brothers and sisters.  Thank goodness for dads.

Dads and babies!

Caitlin was so excited everyone sang Happy Birthday to her.

She could hardly contain her excitement!

When I asked her afterwards, what her favourite part of the party was, she said: "Eating the cake!"

Happy birthday to my big girl!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Budding Punster

punster (n.): someone overly fond of making puns

Speech development is so interesting.  Caitlin is now past the stage where she simply imitates everything we say, and is starting to show some real comprehension of the language.  We can already tell she's on the road to becoming a punster:

Me:  The vet said Keisha is in great shape!
Caitlin: Is she a rectangle?

(looking through the Costco catalogue)
Me: This is a hot tub.
Caitlin: (points) ... and this is a cold tub.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cranky Baby

We're all sad that Emily is teething.  But especially her.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year! Caitlin had a grand ol' time with her best bud M on New Year's Eve.  The girls had matching PJs this year and they were too cute.  Here they are on New Year's Eve in 2012:

Time flies!  The days are long but the years are short.  Enjoy every day in 2014.