Thursday, December 8, 2016

We've been keeping a secret...

Amelia sure looks excited, but she doesn't know that she'll have to share her toys and books soon!

More to come :)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! We got a tonne of snow yesterday and now it's going to be super chilly all week.  Winter is almost over right? ;)

{friday} Brian was playing squash and having beers with co-workers after school, so it was just Amelia and I. Once Brian was home and Amelia was sleeping, I took Harley for a short and slow run (aka don't ever stop running!). 

{saturday} Amelia had a wonderful sleep in (7:30am!), which meant we got to sleep in too. Once we were up, Brian made us pancakes and then we got ready for the day. We headed out to get Amelia her flu shot- lots of tears and screaming took place, but some stickers and snacks calmed her down. After her shot, we stopped at Once Upon a Child to look for snow boots for her. Ended up getting two pairs, pjs, a shirt, puzzle and a book for her. Strange how that happened ;)

In the afternoon, I took Harley for a walk and then hung out while Amelia was napping. That night, I went out for dinner for a friends birthday to the Yellow Door Bistro. Funky place with delicious food!

{sunday} the snow was starting to come down, so of course we had to set up the Christmas tree! Amelia "helped" us and it was super cute! Once we had the tree and decorations up, I headed out for groceries and a couple other things. It was pretty miserable out there!

Once Amelia was down for her nap, I started to unpack some boxes and go through a bunch of stuff to get rid of. I did a quick workout from Fitness Blender and then we spent the rest of the afternoon/evening playing with Amelia, making dinner and catching up on Shameless.

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five on Friday

No apologizing from me today about not posting- just going to jump right into Five on Friday.

{one} we are all officially moved into our new house! We took possession last Friday and got started right away. The day didn't go according to plan (had to take Amelia to the doctor for lingering fevers, the painter didn't show up until I got in touch with her, etc), but it all worked out. We moved most of the boxes on Friday night and the mom's (mine and Brian's) put away a lot of our kitchen stuff. On Saturday, Brian and his dad picked up the moving truck around 9:30am and we were done moving mostly everything by 3pm. A HUGE thank you to everyone that helped us! On Sunday we went back over to the old house to finish cleaning, putting doors back on (had to take two off to get out the deep freezer from the basement), clean the garage and move random bits of stuff from the basement. I think that took us two hours, so not too bad. My mom and Brian's mom did so much for us in terms of getting stuff set up and put away at the new house. Our house would still be covered in boxes if it wasn't for them!

I thought I would be a bit sad leaving the old house, but I wasn't. Our new one feels so much more like home and we have some lovely neighbours! A couple already came over to say hi and bring us cookies!

{two} how the heck is it December already?! I feel like I was just going back to work and here we are almost a year later. I'm so not ready for Christmas. I've barely bought any gifts and just not quite in the spirit yet. Hopefully we can get our tree up this weekend.  

{three} I haven't been working out at all lately as packing and moving definitely took priority. I did a workout last night from Fitness Blender, and oh man, am I ever out of shape!

{four} for those of you participating in the Christmas blog swap, a friendly reminder that your packages are to be sent out by today! If yours is going to be late going out, please ensure your partner is aware :) 

{five} what's new in your life? I've been sort of reading blogs, but not commenting at all. Must get better about it!  

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 25, 2016

{amelia}: twenty two months

I feel like I don't have that much to update you on Amelia, yet so much at the same time. Does that even make any sense? I'm a little late posting this, but Amelia just turned twenty two months old. Crazy that her second birthday is just right around the corner!

Amelia is learning so much and catching on to things so quickly! She knows that if someone is sleeping (ie: when I pretend to sleep on the couch), she puts her finger to her lips and go shhh. She does that with her baby when she puts it to sleep too. I love it! She also loves coloring now and gets so excited if you draw something for her and then she colors it in. Another favourite thing of hers lately is bears. She will point them out in books, on tv, etc.

We've had a few rough mornings that included her screaming when we leave for the day home in the morning. We haven't figured out why, as she's happy when we drop her off and happy when we pick her up. She's also had a major rash and now a cold, so lots of sickness for our sweet girl lately.

Another struggle we are having lately is her not wanting to eat any dinner. Sometimes it's not worth the battle and we know she will eat something if she gets hungry. When she does eat, she loves: grapes, cheese, pasta, yogurt, raisins, bananas. One day we'll get some variety in there ;)

She celebrated her second Halloween and dressed as a monkey, but was unfortunately sick, so didn't get to go trick or treating. Next year :)  She isn't the biggest fan of being in the stroller for long periods of time when I'm walking Harley now, so our walks are just a wee bit slower now with her walking. She loves picking up rocks along the way and then throwing them out of the stroller later.

When we took her to the doctor earlier in November, she weighed 26 pounds (she's a solid girl, haha). Wearing 2T shirts and 18-24 month pants. In size 4 diapers and probably will be for a bit still. 

We love you Amelia!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Life lately

Well, I thought November had brought everything before this, but I was wrong! After Amelia got better from her rash, I ended up with the flu and then Brian got it a couple days later. Then this week, Amelia hasn't been her regular self and has been fighting a cold. We also think that she might be getting molars as she woke up last night saying ow out of no where, and there was blood on her crib sheets. She came home with a fever on Tuesday night, so I stayed home with her yesterday. We saw a bit of her happy self last night, so fingers crossed she starts feeling better soon! I'm okay with no more sickness for a while!

In between getting sick, we've been busy packing up as we finally get possession tomorrow! I'm dreading the whole moving process, but can't wait to be settled into our new house.  My mom flies in tonight for a couple of days, so I'm off until Wednesday when she leaves. Between taking days off for sickness and vacation/special leave for moving, I feel like I haven't been at work much lately.

When I was off for two days with the flu, I decided to jump on the band wagon and start watching Gilmore Girls. Pretty sure I slept through a couple of episodes, but onto season two now. Watching so many episodes in a row means I have so many questions about it! Haha. Like why is there always so many people walking around in the town no matter the time?! And why is Rory's room on the main floor?

Just a friendly reminder for those participating in the blog swap- packages are to be mailed out by December 2nd :)

Tell me: what's new with you?


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