May 26

Thu '16

Busy with an 18 month old!

Another busy month and a half in our household. I’ll try to summarize as best as I can without being too boring.

I have been working a lot more than I would like, unfortunately, so that is taking a lot of my time. But I can’t complain about the added money. Means I can buy more things for Ezri!

Speaking of my favourite little girl, Ezri turned 18 months old this month!!! A year and a half, I can hardly believe it. She has changed our lives so much and I just can’t imagine life without her. She’s learning so much and becoming a wonderful little girl. She can say Mom, Dad, ball and auntie. She’s very vocal but most of the time doesn’t make any sense in her words. It’s still very cute and she’ll soon be talking our ears off, I’m sure. When she wants something, she’ll point and say “mmm?” She can shake and nod her head when we ask her a question. Sometimes I think she knows what we’re asking. Other times she just shakes/nods her head as an answer because she can. She LOVES to drink water and oranges are her favourite food. She has 9 teeth and that includes 1 molar that included a fever for 2 days when it came in. She’s weighing just over 19lbs and is about 30″ in height.

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Dare I say this out loud? I am sure it will jinx it all to hell. So our little girl has been sleeping a lot better than she ever used to. We’ve had at least 10 nights in the past couple months where she has slept 10-13 hours without us having to go in and settle her. Now, these nights weren’t consecutive or anything, but it’s definitely a start. She still wakes up and whines or cries for a minute or two, but then she settles herself back to sleep. It’s a miracle, seriously! I am so grateful for the nights we have had and I will keep my fingers crossed that it will become a regular thing. She’s also improved on her napping schedule. She can usually nap anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. Yeah Ezri. Sometimes, on days I’m not working, I even get to nap when she’s napping! Haha.

Ezri and I started another round of swimming lessons in April and we are enjoying them so much. I think it’s been Ezri’s best set so far. She’s doing well at all of the “skills” except she hates back floats (although she does them anyway) and she can’t quite blow water bubbles. She tends to open her mouth and lick and drink the water instead. It’s really silly but I am sure she will get it eventually. Oh yeah and she can’t quite jump off the side into the pool. She can do it from a sitting position, but not standing. Again, I’m sure it will come.

Connor TrinneerPeter, Ezri and I ventured downtown in April to attend another Calgary Comic Expo. It is always an enjoyable time. However we did something different this year. I decided to wanted to get Connor Trinneer’s autograph. He was Trip in Enterprise and Michael in Stargate Atlantis. I really enjoyed both his major characters so I decided it was finally time to get an autograph. I’ve always been too cheap, but I felt different this year. So the first thing we did was stand in line for that. It took about 45 minutes and that’s only because Connor was 1/2 an hour late to show up. After the signing, we wandered around the exhibitors for a bit. We found a few new pieces of artwork and Peter bought a bat’leth (Klingon weapon from Star Trek). Nothing too exciting this year as Peter had to jet off to work after we were done. You can read about previous expo fun here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

I’m working on a new layout for the blog as this one has been up for a few years (yikes) and it is time for a bit of a change. Look for that (not so) soon!

Well life is crazy sometimes and I’m definitely looking forward to what comes next!

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Apr 6

Wed '16

Tired and busy

I’ve been so tired lately that I’ve been in bed before 8pm for the past little while. Or at least sleeping by 9PM. Sigh, what kind of life must I have eh?! With work, responsibilities and Ezri, I have a full plate in front of me. I am picking up some extra hours the next couple weeks at work as well as our manager is in Hawaii (jealous!) and I am doing some of the managerial duties. It’s okay, it’s only for 2 weeks this month and 2 weeks next month. Money!! Yay.

Ezri and I are starting our 4th round of swimming lessons on Friday. I am so excited. I really hope that Ezri will excel a bit more each class now that she is a bit older. We have to practise blowing bubbles under the water! She doesn’t mind being dunked, but just putting her face under and keeping it there is tentative. I think I am a little nervous too. So we will both work on it together with the instructors!

I’ve been yearning to complete a puzzle, but every time I bring out the pieces, Ezri continuously grabs them off the table and I have to chase after her to get them back. She can reach so far onto higher surfaces now that it’s practically impossible to do anything she shouldn’t touch. I don’t want to lose any pieces either. Ah, well, it might have to wait until she is older and understands not to touch them. It’s a learning thing. She’s getting there. So many things she knows she is not supposed to do because we’ve told her a million times. She gets it eventually! Kids are so smart.

I bought Star Wars yesterday and Peter and I watched it today. We saw it for the first time just over a month ago in the theatres and so we were anxious to see it again. I can’t believe we waited 2.5months to see it the first time! We just didn’t have a chance to get away before then. It’s tough to go out on dates when you have a baby (toddler I guess now). My Mom is really great about baby sitting if we need it though. She’s my hero.

Well, as you can see, I haven’t had much of a life lately, but non-eventful can be good as well!

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Mar 29

Tue '16

A great Easter weekend

Easter 2016

We had a lovely Easter weekend this year! Holidays are so much more fun when there is a little person around. It’s the innocent joy that a child experiences that is so amazing. I was lucky enough to have a friend in town for the weekend and so she was happy to see Ezri’s excitement too. Before Ezri woke up, I made sure that I hid all of her toys so that she came downstairs and only saw what the Easter bunny left for her. It worked like a charm because Ezri was so excited to see all the eggs all over the living room. Although, she didn’t quite get the point of putting them into the basket. She would try to carry as many as she could in her arms instead. As soon as she found more, she would drop the ones in her hands to pick up the new ones lol. I tried to show her how to put them into the basket and carry it around but she wasn’t having any of it. So cute anyway. I had put little treats into those little plastic eggs and I said to everyone that if she could figure out how to open them, then she could have the chocolate. Well when she was shuffling the eggs around, one of them burst open. The chocolate went straight into her mouth, no hesitation at all. Of course after that she knew how they worked and managed to get a few more open. We had to take the eggs away eventually because we didn’t want her to eat too much candy. After all, it wasn’t even 10am and she hadn’t had breakfast yet. She crashed from her sugar high at nap time beautifully, btw!! Haha.

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In addition to too much chocolate for a 16 month old to handle, she also received Minnie & Mickey stuffies that were dressed up as bunnies. She LOVES them! She carries them around everywhere and gives them to anyone she sees to give them hugs. Then she takes them back and gives them hugs too. She also received an magnetic drawing board as she has been learning how to colour and hold a pen. She loves it as well.

In addition to a lovely Easter morning, I had a glorious long weekend as well. I took the weekend off work and so it was a real treat to have a nice girl’s weekend. On Good Friday, we hit up Costco and Michaels for supplies and then spent the rest of the afternoon knitting and watching movies. In fact that is what the whole weekend consisted of. It was so nice to relax and have a good time with a great friend. She feels more like a sister to me, to be honest. I am sad that she lives almost 5 hours away. We try to make the most of our visits that we can!

We had our Easter dinner on Saturday so that my friend could enjoy it with us. So many delicious dishes. We had slow cooked ham, devilled brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, cheese corn, scalloped potatoes, homemade buns and of course grasshopper pie for dessert!

Because my friend is such a close friend, we refer to her as Auntie with Ezri. This weekend Ezri started saying “Ahh-tee,” and it was the most adorable thing ever. She is slowly saying more and more things and it’s so cute every time she learns a new word or gesture. My baby is growing so much!!

Anyway, I know it’s going to be an even better Easter next year as Ezri continues to grow and learn!

Oh! On another note, I really want to write a post about knitting and my WIPs! I am hoping that will come soon!!! I am so excited about my current project so I want to share with everyone.

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