Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Snow and Celebration

We celebrated Miriam's first birthday yesterday. I miss baby Miriam already. But she's such a sweet and fun little girl I can't complain. 
We had three birthday cakes because I had posted pictures of my failed attempt and two of my friends took pitty on me and delivered cakes!
At one point both girls got stuck under a chair. 
And they played really well while waiting for the party guests to arrive. 
It was a lot of fun!!!!
Miriam really wanted this giraffe for her birthday present but couldn't carry it out of the toy store.

It snowed here this week and it's been beautiful. Georgina got to play in the snow with Gigi today and with her friends at school on Monday. And on our little walk today we found a snowman!
G and Gigi in my parents backyard. 
After playing outside for a bit with Gigi Georgina was pretty cold and I found her snuggled up with Handsome. 
She absolutely loves him. He was purring away so I don't think he minds too much. 
Marlo St James Photography
While we did get outside today we have spent a lot of time this week just looking outside, taking it all in. It's been a lovely week.

**special thanks to my friend Marlo for taking the bottom photo of Miriam and me. More to come from her soon.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Aedia's Fourth Birthday Party!

My niece, Aedia, turned FOUR YEARS OLD yesterday. Meanwhile, I haven't aged a day...
Time does fly.
 The birthday girl with one of her amazing grandpas. 
Lucky girl had all her grandparents there!
As you can see she is wearing her "Christmas dress" even though it's her birthday.
(her words)
 Aedia was very good about reading all the cards before opening each gift.
But she was very serious about getting those gifts open when it came to it.
Georgina was also very helpful through the whole process. She believes in efficiet gift-unwrapping and will lend a hand where she sees fit.
  Katie made delicious cake! Or trifle. yummy yummy. 
It was oreo and strawberry at Aedia's request. Girl has great tastes.
Can't talk. Eating cake. 
This was the only moment of silence all evening.

And here's a little video of the evening.

You're growing up so fast and so beautifully.

Saturday, 9 November 2013


This past week I have been holding onto a secret because I wanted to first announce it when I finally had video evidence to corroborate. And I  finally do!
WOOOOOO!!! Great job Miriam! (for finally doing it while the camera was on). I am one proud mommy. My excitement in the video is more for the fact I caught it on film but it is still so amazing and exciting to see her taking her first steps again and again.
Before this video there were just a bunch of videos of me groaning in disappointment...
Next time you see Miriam she'll be walking like a champ! Uh oh, does this mean I now have TWO toddlers????

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Tot Romp

This morning Dave apparently gave Georgina pure sugar for breakfast because she was running around the house in circles just screaming (I'm not positive he did but she was exceptional today). I packed up the girls and brought them to tot romp, an indoor playground organised at the community centre for daily drop ins, in the hopes of burning off all that energy. We met up with Georgina's good friend Jackson and his little brother Oliver.

Miriam drove around
 While G did some climbing
Miriam scooted
While G worked on her balance beam skills. Look at that form!
Miriam played with Oliver
And Georgina played with Jackson
The parachute was the highlight.

Both girls fell asleep as soon as we got home so I would say it was a success! That or G was crashing from her sugar high. Here's a video summery of the day.

**You can click on the video to enlarge it if you would like.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Georgina Dancing

Since she was a baby Georgina has loved music. She would only fall asleep if Dave sang to her for an hour until she was a year and a half. She would only tolerate a car ride if someone was singing Wheels on the Bus nonstop. And still now, if we're having a bad day, turning on some music turns the  whole day around. Check out her moves she's been honing since the day she was born.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Miriam and Gigi

Miriam loves her Gigi.

Miriam and Great Grandpa

Over Thanksgiving Miriam got to spend a lot of  time with a lot of her family on both mommy and daddy's sides. It was wonderful. Here are the only photos I have of that weekend due to camera issues. Hopefully Morgan and Steed captured more.
Looking up at her Great Grandpa who is indeed a great grandpa. So sweet.


This post is a catch up of all the photos of Miriam I've taken since starting this blog that are wonderful to look at (mom opinion) but don't really fit into the story I'm trying to tell in each blog post. Hopefully you'll get an opportunity to know Miri's personality a bit better. She's pretty awesome.
She's no longer a passive passenger. When in the stroller, she likes to sit right up and look around.
Unless she's tired.
She's mastered stair climbing and is happy to do it all day long. She'll climb to the top of the stairs and clap her hands in celebration each time. She used to clap on each stair. So proud of herself.
She feeds herself and prefers it that way. She'll spit if you try to help her.
She loves the shoe closet and my rubber boots are her favourite.
She's happiest walking and as I've mentioned before she'll use anything to help her along. 
She does this cute thing where she uses her fingers while humming to make a cute sound. Georgina used to do it too.
She's super happy
Until she's not.
She loves cuddles.
And knives.
And looking out the front window.
 And sleeping in mommy's bed.
She is one cool little baby. 

A note: It looks like most of the photos were all taken on the same day due to her being in the same outfit in each. But that's not necessarily the case. It's just my favourite thing to dress her in so she wears it all the time.