Saturday, November 21, 2009

Soooo... did I mention that I HATE how dry Calgary is and also not a fan of how random Calgary's weather can be -- then again, Winnipeg's weather can be random as well, so I should be used to it. But ever since we moved to Calgary, lotion is a MUST in our place. We have it in the washroom, kitchen/living room, the bedrooms, every purse I use and a few more stocked up. I love Calgary, dry weather is just not on my "why I love Calgary" list.

So with the dry weather comes a purchase of a humidifier. Oh how I love humidifiers. It especially helps Sadie alot when she sleeps. If I don't have the humidifier on, she'll cry every hour or so. She won't wake up as much, but she'll just toss and turn and keep crying until someone comes over to rub her back or something. When it's on, it's a whole different story. She actually sleeps through the night. What would I do without a humidifier. Oh boy! haha One of the things I am thankful for. May not seem like a big deal to some of you, but it's a big part in our lives now. All thanks to Calgary.

And now that Sadie's cold is on-again, i'm sure the humidifier will be on EVERY night for a good week or so.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

T.V time means TREEHOUSE time

Now that Sadie is older, her attention is easily caught with alot of things... her stuffies (stuffed animals), cars going over the bridge outside of our window, lights on ANYTHING!, cupboards -- she's figured out how to open them, toilet paper and T.V -- more so TreeHouse.

It's our number 1 show we watch... all day everyday (except when she takes her nap -- TLC is where it's at!). But most of the time, we will watch TreeHouse and not gonna lie, it's alright. Some shows are watchable, while some shows are just "what the? who in their right mind would make a show like this?". Hey, I guess if it gets your kids attention, then they've done their job.

Sadie ACTUALLY will sit (or stand) and watch the shows. Some of her faves are...




She also LOVES Four Square and Yo Gabba Gabba. These are the two shows that makes me a little awkward haha. If you watch it, you'll see why. But some of the other shows I don't actually mind watching.



easy and yummy dinner

So i've been getting into cooking and baking. If you know me, i'm not much of a chef or a baker ... I just don't like to cook or bake. If I do end up doing either of those things, it either turns out burnt, over-cooked or under-cooked.

BUT lately i've been trying my best to be patient with myself and to give this whole cooking and baking thing time... cause that's all it needs, is time. I usually turn up the temp. just to cook/bake everything fast -- I definitely need to practice some patience haha.

Anyways, I really like collecting recipes and trying them out. For dinner yesterday, I tried this really easy and simple recipe. It's called Chicken and Cheese Tostadas.

here's the recipe:

Prep Time:
20 min
Total Time:
20 min
Makes:
6 serving

What You Need!

6 Flour Tortillas
1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix, divided
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup water
2 large tomatoes, chopped, divided
2 cups KRAFT FREE Shredded Non-Fat Cheddar Cheese, divided (I used marble cheese)
6 Tbsp. BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (I didn't have cilantro at home, so I didn't use it.)

Make It!

HEAT oven to 400°F. Place tortillas in single layer on large baking sheet; spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. seasoning mix. Bake 7 to 8 min. or until tortillas are crisp and golden brown. (I didn't have cooking spray for my tortillas, so what I used instead was a brush and oil ... and I just brushed a bit of oil onto the tortillas, it worked!)

MEANWHILE, combine chicken, remaining seasoning mix and water in large skillet. Bring to boil on medium-high heat; simmer on medium-low 5 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Add 1-1/2 cups tomatoes; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 1-1/2 cups cheese.

SPOON chicken mixture onto tortillas; top with remaining ingredients.

THAT EASY!!!! AND IT WAS GOOD!!! :)



Saturday, November 7, 2009

sharing time

video


Sadie is picking up on a few things now ...

counting on her hands, 1 2 3
she does her usual peek-a-boo, covering her head
and she is a screamer. And i've caught myself saying "shhhh" to her lately alot
and she's picked up on that as well ... she says "shhhh" back and gives her cute little smile.
how can i not smile and laugh.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Yay for our very own.

So we've finally moved into our very own place. To be precise, we moved in on the 30th of October. I just realized I hadn't mentioned anything about the move or our progress.

We moved into an area just 5 minutes from where we used to live called MacKenzie town -- and if you've watched the movie "Smallville", it gives off that sort of feel and look to it. It's a little freaky actually, i'd say. But I love it at the same time. Not gonna lie, I miss Cranston and i'm going to miss the walks to the ravine during the summer times but i'm sure this area will be just as nice. Also the fact that there's a park just across the street for Sadie. Nothing has changed :)

Living on the top floor, the view is amazing. I can't complain about that.
And on a good day, with the skies being clear, the mountains just look absolutely gorgeous!

Usually after Sadie's afternoon naps, we'll take Sadie for a walk because ever since she's figured out this whole walking bit, she hasn't stopped. She's all over it actually haha. And the good thing about living in this apartment is that we don't have to go outside to go for walks, this building is big enough itself. She loves the elevators too, she'll stare up at me and giggle when she feels the elevator starting to move. It's way too cute!


When she gets to the door way, I guess there's just a bump at every one of them which makes her lose her balance going over them, so her solution is to just crawl over them haha


Us in the foyer.


Also, moving in the new place, Sadie has finally been on a good sleep pattern. FINALLY! No more falling asleep at midnight or later and waking up at 10 am or 11 am. She now sleeps 8 - 8:30 pm the latest and wakes up at around 8 - 8:30 am. I absolutely love it!!!!!!

We still have a few boxes to unpack and a lot of junk that needs to be let go... more so my mom's junk that she needs to let go *lol* but we are all happy here and we love it. We can finally call this place our own :)<3

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sadie's New Favorites and some updates

Favorite Foods:

Mini Wheats
Oranges
Tomatoes
Apples
Bread

Favorite Toys:

Toy Cellphone
Christmas book
Balls

Favorite Movies:

Hercules
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
17 Again



We just started watching Treehouse and when she watches, she definately watches. She can't keep her eyes off the t.v. She loves "The Wiggles" and "4 Square" -- two shows I think are pretty weird ... haha but it keeps her watching.

When she's not watching t.v. she's running around, anywhere and everywhere she can go.

She's also realized that you can open and close the door... so she's been hanging around doors lately. She'll close the door (not all the way but to the point where it's just about shut) and then she'll grab the door and open it. She can do this all day.

She hates toques, hats, scarves and jacket. But what kid doesn't?

When someone new comes over, she gets very excited. Not shy at all! She will walk or crawl straight towards you and welcome you with a big smile.

She absolutely LOVES giving kisses.


*There's your Sadie update for now... She's learning more and more everyday. Who knows what she'll do next.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

halloween

Little Red Riding Hood all ready to go trick or treating at Chinook Center
Everyone loved little red riding hood...
but she was more interested in walking around than collecting candy.


Sadie's first "scary" - go - round ride.
She was definately scared, rode on the horse for a good 10 seconds
and jumped into my arms for the rest of the ride.