Wednesday, January 20, 2010

my tiny little dancer

So i've noticed that Sadie is really into music and dancing. In the beginning of every show there's music that plays (the shows theme song). Sadie will be playing with her toys or will be in another room, but she hears music playing, she will seriously drop whatever she is doing, run into the living room towards the t.v and start dancing. She bounces up and down, shakes her bum side to side, moves her head and hands, pivots in a circle and sometimes rocks her whole upper body up and down (as if she was rocking out).

This makes me super happy and super excited because when she is 3 or when I know she is potty trained well enough, I am putting her in dance classes haha. I'm sure some of you guys are saying, "oh man Juvy..." haha but yes, she will be in dance.

I regret quitting dance. I wish I was still dancing, I miss it so much. I should have listened to my grandpa when he told me when I was young... "Juvy, don't quit dancing or you will regret it." He was right. So I guess i'll be living my dreams through Sadie -- NOT! I will definitely not be those parents who lives their dreams through their children. I'll put Sadie in dance, and if she doesn't like it, then she is more than willing to stop... but I'm not saying I wouldn't try to talk her out of quitting. :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I've been really busy these days and I honestly don't know where the time goes. I still can't believe it's a new year and i'm not gonna lie, I think i'm already slacking with my new years resolutions list. OH MAN! BUT, i'm trying and I remind myself everyday. Ok, not everyday, but MOST days...

Seeing as how church starts at 1, I figured I have time to update my blog.

Sadie is growing up way to fast! She is getting smarter and smarter each and everyday and I am a little upset at the fact that I am barely home anymore. Work is starting to take over and also I now have a social life here in Calgary! But everytime I come home (when she is awake), she will always greet me with THE BIGGEST AND CUTEST smile ever, run up to me and put her arms out so she can give me a big hug (and so she can get carried). And on the good days, a kiss as well. Sometimes waking up in the morning, i'll still be asleep, so she'll come up to me and wake me up with a kiss. It seriously makes my heart melt when she does this.
Sadie absolutely LOVES fruit! Her favorites right now are mandarine oranges, bananas and apples. And she won't eat the apple cut up. She needs to hold the apple and just munch on it like any other older person would eat their apple. It's so adorable seeing her tiny hands hold this big apple with little chunks missing from it. And she will literally eat at least almost all of it too.
She has finally figured out the buttons on the dvd player. Not only that, she knows which button opens the dvd player and she also knows how to stick her finger in the middle of the cd and take it out of the dvd. So funny -- she has also learned how to shake her head 'no' because EVERYTIME she goes up to the dvd player I know what she is going to do so I shake my head at her and say "nooooo Sadie". So now, she will go up to the dvd player... make sure i'm looking at her, shake her head 'no' herself, smile the biggest smile and press the open button and take out the disc.
I'm glad that we have a few kids over to play sometimes because she is starting to get very bossy and very territorial with her toys and belongings. And it's not like she'll do it in a mean way, but she will take the toy that she sees another baby holding and smile and walk away. She is such a bully sometimes, but she is starting to learn how to share and actually PLAY with these kids.

I, on the other hand, am really loving how this new year is going so far. I've met a ton of great people and some who I can call friends. Work is starting to take over my life, which is good and also a sad thing because I barely see Sadie now. It's hard, but I never knew how much I missed working. People here are great and I'm always meeting someone new almost all the time. I've gone on a couple more dates with other people and i'm starting to get the hang of this 'dating' scene. I have never been happier and it's actually been a while since i've honestly felt happy.

We miss all our close friends and family, but we're thankful to those who keep in touch!! I know i've been slacking off in pictures and updates, but I have a feeling it will be like this for the next month or so. I appreciate all the messages everyone sends me and the love and support everyone's showed us!!!

Miss and Love!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Ok, so I love Disney movies... but I feel like some of the new Disney movies just aren't the same. I love the classics -- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast... and so on and so on. The songs are so easy and fun to sing along to.

One of my NEW favorite Disney movie is TinkerBell and the Lost Treasure. It's not only mine but it's also Sadie's too!! This is actually one of the movies she will really pay attention to and what's even better is that she will actually cuddle with me too. The music is so good and the story as well. And I love how there is one part in the movie that Sadie will, without a doubt, laugh at! It's so cute!!!

I was also thinking... I'm trying to get Sadie into the Princess phase. It may be too early cause she isn't really into anything unless it's electronics or cords, but she got alot of 'princess' things (all thanks to her Grandma B, Dadda & fam), but I think I also want her to get into TinkerBell... I think I have her costume for Halloween this year picked out haha

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Resolution.

So here are a few of my new years resolution. It's so sad... I have a new list every year and I completely forget about it a month or two later. Not even half the year, but this year is going to be different (I hope). I'm really excited to see what this year will bring. It's a new city (even though, technically i've already been here a year... but I did spend most of this year in Winnipeg rather than here, so doesn't count I guess), new friends, new everything... i'm actually a little too excited :)

So anyways, here it is... my new years resolution 2010:

1. Eat healthy!!!!
- Although, I haven't eaten at a fast food joint in soooo long (ok, i've maybe eaten at a few places once or twice but the only reasons why was because I was travelling. The other, lunch with a friend and our daughters). Eating at home, still doesn't make me eat any healthier. So I am going to TRY my HARDEST to start eating breakfast, lunch and dinner (and maybe fit a snack inbetween). You'd think it should be easy since I have a daughter and I feed her every meal in the day plus a snack that I would be feeding myself at the same time or around the same time. Nope, does not happen like that. I also want to start eating salads. I'm not much of a fan for Salads and so I'm gonna try to have at least one salad per day. Other than that, just start watching what I eat and make sure that it's healthy.

- I have THE hardest time sleeping and it sucks having a daughter who wakes up at almost the same time you JUST fell asleep. I don't know what I do, but I can not sleep at a normal time. I will usually fall asleep at around 4 or 5 in the morning, wake up at 8 or 9 (brutally tired, might I add) but still go about my day. Then when the evening hits, once I put Sadie down for bed time, I am wide awake and then my sleeping problems begin. I've talked to a couple doctors who have prescribed me these pills to help me sleep. But i'm a little worried to take them because he said they are anti-depressants but will help with my really bad migraines that I get ALL the time and sleeping. I'm still contemplating whether or not to take them though. But here's to hoping for a better sleep schedule.

3. Keep a better Journal.
- I've kept a journal since I was .... 10 or so and i've got a pretty good Journal collection but I have been slacking off this past year with a few entries every now and then. I'm really surprised but I have been a little busy or just completely lazy this year. Ah!

4. Keep a better Journal for Sadie.
- I started a journal for Sadie when she was born about all the little things or big things she's done but barely ever get around to writing in it anymore. I've missed alot of her important days... like her first time standing, first steps etc etc BUT luckily I have a pretty good memory with things like these that I could still write down the date when she did do all these things. Now I just have to be consistent with this.

5. Have more patience with my family.
- I can really be annoyed easily by some of the things they do, even with the littlest things and then my attitude tends to get all sour towards them. I feel bad for acting like that after wards and I've been trying real hard to just try to let things go and not nit pick everyone. Julius had been a good example though. I know he gets annoyed sometimes but barely ever shows it towards us. He is a lot more patient and would really try to avoid arguments by either just walking away and not saying or trying to change the subject or just to just TALK. Things are going good so far.

6. Give Calgary a chance.
- Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE it here but I just miss everyone back home. Like I mentioned earlier, I spent most of this year in Winnipeg. There were good and bad times but I think it's time to finally give Calgary a chance and spend more time here rather than Winnipeg. It's the people who make the difference... all my family and close friends. I just wish they could move here too haha.

7. Meet new people and don't be shy!
- So far, i've met tons of great people. Super nice and super friendly. And I have my brother to thank for that. But this year, I want to meet more new people and develop some new friendships.

8. Not to spend so much time on facebook.
- enough said !

- I need to get back into shape... I get so out of breath after a flight of stairs... now that's sayin something. Especially to someone who used to dance 4 times a week, volleyball every other day, and also coach.

10. TRY to be fine with a little messiness.
- I like organization and cleanliness. I mean, who doesn't?? But I think I like it a little tooo much where I need everything clean all the time (or most of the time)... But it's hard living with people who aren't so much worried with how clean our place is because there are better things to worry about or something of the other. And having Sadie, things are usually never clean. Toys, food and clothes EVERYWHERE!! I'm starting to just let things be and pick things up after when she's gone down for bed or something. After all, spending time with Sadie is a lot more important than having our place clean clean clean... she's growing up sooo fast, I don't want to miss a minute of it!

So there you have it. My top 10 new years resolution list. I do have more, but most are little things. I'm glad I have this entry to look back on, so I DON'T forget!!!

Happy New Year everyone! Have you made your new years resolution??

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!!

-- one of the best new years ever, xoxo