Saturday, May 29, 2010

Outfit from my grandparents, and sunny days

Here is Charlotte in her new outfit from Grammie and Grampie! :)

I got her the shoes, but the shirt and skirt are from Grammie and Grampie!

and a close up- Mummy loves closeups!

maxin' and relaxin'

In my Canadian Cutie shirt... it might not fit by the time Canada Day comes along... so I figured she should get some wear out of it!

Today was a very bright sunny day! Charlotte played outside while Daddy and I planted some flowers and cleaned up the garden!

Here is daddy, planting some pepper plants!

Here is Mummy putting soil in the new tomato plant holder- it's a new gadget Daddy got for Mummy- it grows the tomatoes upside down!! 

Charlotte sat up today, while outside for a good 30 seconds, all by herself without falling! pretty impressive!! I'm sure soon, she'll be crawling all around!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Playdate with Baby A

Today was our regular Wednesday playdate. 
But we decided to go on a little roadtrip to go shopping!
C still fits in A's little car seat, because her's is bigger! Here they are together in the car! How cute!

When we got home, C was happy in her seat for a few minutes. Avery played with her! it was pretty cute!!

The girls love playing! Apparently, C likes the 'non-toys' best! Like the margarine container lid! hahaha 

We had a great day! Thanks Hope and Avery!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grammie, Grampie and TOYS!

Grammie and Grampie visited me for the whole weekend! We had a lot of fun!
Mummy forgot to take many pictures because she was excited to be able to do other things- like cook, and relax, and do laundry without always having to be worrying about me!

Thanks for the new Penguin toy! it's so much fun!

Grampie is showing me how it works!

Playing on grampie's tummy it a lot of fun!

Oh- and this Jumperoo that you gave me for Christmas-  I just love it now! I bounce and bounce and bounce!! 


and after all that! Mummy and I were tuckered out! Daddy found us like this!

Thanks for visiting! come again soon!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Charlotte's Hello to Norah

Charlotte is a smart girl
I left her in the living room for one minute.. and look what I  found when I came back...:)

She is so thoughtful- saying hello to her little cousin before she can even talk! :)Doesn't she have nice penmanship

Did I mention she is eating EVERYTHING right now!! 

Charlotte has been teething a lot latly, no teeth yet- but I think (and hope) that they come soon! She's been a bit grumpy and irritable, and I can tell her little gums hurt so much sometimes. 
On top of that, her and I have a bit of a cold. I think I am worse than she is, thank goodness. 

She is 6 months old today. Half a year. It's done by so quickly. 

Ps. I have had 2 major pet peeves latly. I feel like I may burst the next time I hear them.. I hate it when people say 'everything happens for a reason'- that's a load of poop
and I hate it when people call living babies Angels.. especially my living baby.  I know they mean well.. but come on.
sorry.. just had to vent!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Grandma and Poppy's Visit

Grandma and Poppy visited us last week- on their way to England to visit the newest addition to the family.
Here are some pictures of their visit!

here is grandma and Charlotte:)

here she is hamming in up in her high chair for grandma! she loved being fed by grandma!

Grandma gave her a bath- Charlotte liked to look at her book while she was getting clean!!

here's poppy and C, reading!

doesn't this just look like poppy is telling her stories, and Charlotte is taking it all in?

thanks for the mirror grandma! I love it!!!!!

poppy and grandma sat with me in the back seat. I usually don't like people with me back there.. but I tolerated it!!! Daddy picked out my cow print car seat!!

Peter (my brother) and Kate had their baby. After many hours of labour, and complications, she had a C-section. The baby girl wasn't named for a couple of days, however they finally named her Norah Elizabeth. 
Norah is Noah with an R in the middle of it!!! and Elizabeth is my middle name (and Kate's too). I was honoured when they named her Norah- I"m not sure if they realized how similar it is to Noah, or if that was a thought  when they chose the name- but it means a lot to me. 
I can't wait to meet the little one. They live in England. We have plans to travel there in August! It will be so nice for Charlotte and Norah to meet, and play together.. although, C will be 9months, and Norah will be 3 months-- I think Charlotte will have the upper hand!! 

Anyway, here are a couple pictures of the baby, and family. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Swimming/Mother's Day

I've just experienced my first Mother's day with a living child. It was definitely a day filled with emotion- but to tell you the truth I was fixated on my brother, and my sister-in-law who were in labour half way accross the world in England. Finally- late last night- we heard that they had a baby girl, 7lbs 8oz. and Mum and Baby are doing fine!. Phew- Ii realized after I had finally heard the news (she has been in the hospital since Thursday), that I was very preoccupied with this- and really wasn't able to relax, enjoy, or do anything with my whole heart until I heard that everything was ok with my niece!

Yesterday at C's swimming classes it was picture day!- at swimming usually there is no photos allowed- for privacy etc. but 2 of the days- it is allowed! yesterday was one of them! She also got a progress report- her first report card!

Here are a few pictures from her swimming- she is with daddy in them all because we take turns going in with her each week- and it was his turn!!!

with grandma before the class started!

It's so great to share all these special moments as a family! but still, bittersweet without my boy

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Walks to Noah's tree

Most days, when we don't have company, and it isn't freezing, or raining- we go for a little walk down to the park, where Noah's tree is planted.  The other day, I remembered my camera! here are a few pictures from our little family walk.

growing up

Little miss Charlotte is growing up so much. It's so surreal, and hard to beleive. She was so tiny when she was born- so fragile. I couldn't bare, while I was pregnant with her to think too much about the future- what she would look like, act like etc. I didn't want to get too ahead of myself. Sometimes, I still feel that way. I kow the pain of losing it all.  But, as it stands right now- she is the most perfect and lovely thing on this earth to me and Matt.  Here are a few recent pictures
Ok.. maybe she is a little small and wobbly for a cart! My arm was getting tired, so I put her in and hung on to her that way! 

Charlotte hates bottles... but loves sippy cups! I"m not sure if it's because she is teething and the little spouts are nice to chew on, or if it's for the little bit of water inside! My guess is teething- she has probably had about a teaspoon of water out of a sippycup all together!! she just loves to play with it, and put it in her mouth!

Will she be left handed??? I hope so! she loves trying to use a spoon too! it's very cute! I usually let her hold one while I feed her!

this is just cute!! she's really starting to want to move! I don't think it will be too, too long before she crawls around! 

sitting up with her toy and doggy! aren't they sweet!