Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Sophia and Julius took Sadie out in their backyard and played in the snow. It took them a while to get her to actually start playing in the snow after pathways were made and even a slide was made by Sophia, but she now LOVES the snow! woohoo!





Monday, November 29, 2010

TWO!

Happy 2nd Birthday to my little Sadie-belle!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

love and christmas :)

A few days ago I was feeling so upset. This whole pregnancy has turned me into a crying machine. I cry to anything, everything and ALL THE TIME! But this day I was feeling so down. Don't even know why I was so upset. I called Mike right when I got up and we talked... then I started crying like a little school girl. He kept asking me what was wrong and I couldn't even answer. I just told him that I was feeling really upset and I had lost my appetite. I actually didn't feel like eating for days. Let's just say me and hormones -- we are not friends right now. We talked some more, he cracked a few jokes which made me laugh a little. He always knows how to make me laugh or smile, even at times when I try so hard not to.
Anyways, I did some cleaning and laundry that day. When Mike got home, I was upstairs putting sheets on Sadie's bed. I go downstairs and I see flowers on the counter. It seriously put a huuuuuge smile on my face. Mike walked in the room and I couldn't help but run over to him and give him a big hug and kiss. He then got ready and he took me out to eat, rather than me cooking dinner. He told me that we can go where ever my craving takes us. I'm embarrassed to say, but my craving took us to Boston Pizza... ugh, where has my taste in food gone to? Honestly, I was craving their cactus cuts soooo bad! It was well worth it. I could have eaten cactus cuts all night if I could.

We then picked up Sadie from my mom's house and brought her home and started decorating the tree. Well, I decorated the tree, Mike helped on the couch, telling me where the empty spaces were and Sadie helped by giving me the ornaments and tossing around the rest of the christmas decorations. I tried giving Sadie an ornament to put on the tree but she just wouldn't have it lol. Mike has santa claus and snowman doll type thing and Sadie carries it around the house calling it baby. It's pretty funny and I try to correct her by telling her that it's Santa but she says "no, baby".









Thursday, November 11, 2010

Where's Sadie?

Right now, Sadie LOVES her stuffies. She carries them around everywhere... and throughout the day I find trails of her stuffies in different rooms all over the house. In the morning, i'll wake up and then see if she is awake. As always, she is awake and when I open the door, she is on her bed playing with her dolls and stuffies. And before she goes to bed, i'm normally not with her, but my guess is she plays with her stuffies until she falls asleep because when I woke her up from her nap yesterday, I find this....



When I put her to bed, she usually likes having 2 or 3 of her stuffies laying beside her. I guess this time, she wanted all of them around her. Can I also add the fact that she's been so good in the mornings and especially at bed time??! I'm finally developing a routine for her for bedtime... she has dinner, wait a half hour or so then bath time. After bath time, I let her watch some t.v or play for a half hour.

We then brush our teeth (which she has been such a team player... who knew getting her to say "cheese" and "aaahhh" would actually work). So no more wrestling to get her teeth brushed. I've actually let her hold her toothbrush while I "help" her brush her teeth. So far so good :).

After our teeth are brushed, we pick out a bedtime book (mostly it's In the Night Garden book), she sits on her bed under her covers and we say a prayer. She's gotten so used to saying prayer that she will actually get in bed and lay her book on her lap then fold her arms and wait for mommy to say prayer. It's the cutest thing! So after prayer, we read a couple pages of the book and she closes the book and says "nigh nigh" grabs her blankie and lays down with her bottle.

I'm trying to figure out how to get her off the bottle but in the mean time getting her to bed without screaming tantrums is good enough. Baby steps, I guess you can say. Next step will have to be the bottle.

I am so happy about how things are going with her. I used to leave her door open and the hallway light open just incase she was crying or anything but Mike brought up the idea of maybe leaving her door closed. I was a little hesitant to do that cause I'm always worrying about her but it would def save me waking up at 3 or 4 in the morning with her tugging on my side of the bed and waking up. When I left her door open, she would wake up in the middle of the night and walk to our bedroom and crawl into bed with us. I was fine with it till she would actually stay awake and I would get no sleep. So I tried the whole leaving the door closed and it's been a success so far.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, and I can finally see it! haha

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sadie's new fave toy

So Sadie loves this turtle ... thanks to Annie and fam! She takes it around the house and acts like it's her pet.






ps. don't mind the outfit she's wearing... it was laundry day

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chocolatey Goodness

I'm not a big fan of giving Sadie a lot of candy, chocolate, ice cream or anything sweet/sugary. But I figured, why not? She didn't even dig into her first birthday cake. She was a little hesitant at first to lick the spatula but when she realized it was good, she continued the licking.











Saturday, October 16, 2010

FIRST DAY OF SNOW! FIRST DAY OF SNOW!

So if you are not a big fan of snow, Calgary is the wrong city to be living in. We've had snow more than we've had sunny and hot days. SERIOUSLY! Before summer (if you can actually call it summer), we had snow storms in May. Summer wasn't exactly summer with it raining almost everyday or the weather being cold. I don't think we reached 30+ degrees at all. Then September hits and we've been having some nice days even lasting to weeks. But surprise surprise, Calgary gets snow.
Woke up that morning and was totally down seeing snow. But I started to get used to it. I've been sick alot this past month and that day was one of the days where I was actually feeling pretty good. So I bundled Sadie up and off we went into the snow. We didn't stay out very long. I forgot Sadie's boots at Mike's house so all she had were a pair of sneakers and those got wet right away. Poor girl, she still wanted to walk around outside. The snow was just too wet. Some of it stuck but most of it melted once it hit the ground. And by the afternoon, all the snow had melted away and the sun was out shining. That's Calgary for ya.





snack time for Mommy and Sades

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the snow to stay away until after Halloween at least. I'm debating whether or not to take Sadie outside trick or treating or to just stick to the malls during the day and hand out candy in the evening.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

busy weekend.

Backyard fixings, a wedding and Thanksgiving dinner -- this weekend was a busy weekend. Now that the weather has been decent enough... actually decent doesn't cut it... it's been gorgeous! Mike finally has the time to work on his yard. Sod layed down, walk way finished and now his fence. Early mornings and late nights, the yard is coming together, slowly but surely.






CONGRATS to Dennis and Chelsea Ellison!






Last but not least, thanksgiving dinner. My mom and I cooked dinner... she obviously cooked the turkey or else we would have been eating burnt, dry turkey. Took all day to cook and only took about 5 minutes or even less to get full.






Friday, October 8, 2010

i know it's late but ...

SOPHIA is HERE!!!!!!

and we're all excited to have her. especially sadie-belle




Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meet Mike

So he may be from Newfound Land, have a thick newfie accent, have long curly hair and a little high maintenance... but he's actually amazing.






... i kinda like his hair actually.




Monday, August 23, 2010

Grandma's Birthday Dinner








We just went to this little chinese restaurant in our community called Jade Inn Restaurant ... I think. It was pretty alright. Sadie was given one of the little tea cups and she kepts pretending to drink out of it. It was the cutest thing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baby's Babies

I'm a little upset that I wasn't here to see this. But right after I left for work, Sadie brought her doll and stuffies to the kitchen, layed them in a line like this and told my mom "shhhh" because they were sleeping. Made me smile when I heard about it and glad my mom was quick to grab the camera.

Giving kisses to her little ballerina.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

we have visitors

We had my Auntie Del, Perry, Nico, Gabby and my Grandma visit us for 5 days. Banff, Edmonton, Canada Day and more. Fun times with the familia.

BANFF






WALK DOWN STEPHEN AVE. DOWNTOWN



Glad that we could have them stay with us. Sadie had so much fun playing with Tito Nico. I'm sure she loved having someone close to her age play the same things as her. Can't wait to see them when we visit Winnipeg.