Sunday, November 29, 2009

so serious!

Aubrey has been very serious at posing lately - it wasn't until after I put on a big fro wig that I got a smile out of her! I love this pose, I just wish she was wearing something pretty and natural not hot pink!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A funny thing

So Aubrey likes doing this funny thing - she puts her head against my forehead and looks me in the eyes. She's always done this, but it has increased. Now she can be sitting on the floor and look up at me, she lowers her head slightly and looks at me from the top of her eyes if that makes sense and she's signally for me to bring my forehead to hers - she's done this constantly for the last couple of days. If I can get a photo or get it on video, I'll post it!

She Finally ate a Cheerio!

Well after months of trying to get Aubrey to eat non-pureed foods, she started to bite and chew the rice crackers in stead of throwing them on the ground and yesterday Jared gave her some cheerios and she ate them all! She does seem to have a release issue once she gets the food to her mouth though!
On another note - here are some of my favourite baby products:

SwaddleMe Blankets

Mesh Food Feeder

Super Yummy Teether from Discovery Toys

Family photo from May

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Mistake...

3rd molar has already broken through! I was watching the bottom gum, when the top one has already come through!

The impossible task of brushing a 1 year olds teeth!

I'm not really sure how it's suppose to be done - brushing and flossing 10 little teeth in a mouth that likes to bite anything that enters it, including fingers and toothbrush bristles. Flossing? Forget about it, how is that possible? If you have any tips on this please let me know!
So far Aubrey has all 8 center teeth and 2 top and bottom matching molars with a nothing molar about to cut through any day. By the way things are going I think she will have all her teeth by 18 months instead of 3 years!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Finally a new seat!

Aubrey has been in a weird transition stage for her car seat - she was still too little to go to a bigger seat but now she has outgrown it in length only! She's still under 20 lbs but she's around 29" long so yesterday we bought her a convertible car seat. Who knew there were so many different kinds of seats! Do you buy a convertible, a 3-in1? We figured just booster seats were cheap enough to not bother buying the 3-in1. She still has to face backwards until she gains a couple of pounds, but now her feet don't hit the back of the seat!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Craft + Home Show

We would like to invite you to a small, intimate one-stop Christmas shopping night! Come and just drop-in between 7 - 9 pm, pick up a few gifts, see some new products, grab some refreshments and visit. No pressure, no sales pitch - we'll just answer your questions, take and orders and get them to you by Christmas.

Who will be here?

Shannon Wight Real Life Photography - Gift Certificates for Family, Newborns, Maternity and Engagement. Also featuring hand-made baby hair clips, head bands, shoes, neckties, scarves and more!

Norwex® Enviro Products Inc. - Improving quality of life by reducing chemical use in personal care and cleaning.

Tupperware® - Health. Organization. Money. Environment = H.O.M.E. - Come check out what's new, get a gift and see how for over 60 years Tupperware has made a difference.

Discovery Toys - Teach, Play and Inspire: great educational and quality built toys for children of all ages.

Beauty Control® - Specializing in Spa treatments, Personalized skin care and Advanced Anti-aging products.

Scentsy® - Flameless, Sootless, Leadless, and Smoke-free ceramic scented candle warmers that use a low watt bulb to gently melt the specially formulated scented wax. 76 different warmer styles, 80 different scent wax choices, and much more! New to Canada as of October 1, 2009.

Victorian Epicure Inc. - Over 300 high quality spice blends, gourmet food products and professional cookware - founded in Victoria!

Here is a link to our flyer:
Please feel free to print it off and give or email to any of your friends!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's tough being one

Ever since we got home for our Oregon trip, Aubrey has had a hard time going to sleep on her own. A combination of travel, getting a cold and teething played a role I think. Normally I put her down for a nap, or for the night, say "it's time to sleep" and "good night" and leave, then she just falls asleep! But not anymore! She only falls asleep at being held (at night) and in her car seat during the day. I had tried letting her cry herself to sleep but she just stands in crib and cries until she makes herself sick from all the mucus! But now her cold is gone, we thought we would try it again.
2 nights ago she woke up at 2:30 am, I held her until she went back to sleep and tried putting her back in her crib with no success, so I just let her cry. After 20 mins I went back in, laid her down and left, she continued to cry for an hour straight. At the end of the hour she was still standing, holding onto the crib railing with her face on her hands, drifting in and out of sleep! So Jared laid her down and she cried for a few minutes but FINALLY flopped over and went to sleep. She slept until 8 am. The next day she took 2 naps in her crib, one for 2 hours and one for 1 hour and it only took her a few minutes of crying to get to sleep. Last night she cried for 5 mins and went to sleep, waking up around midnight and again at 5:30 when Jared left for work, but both times was able to put herself back to sleep - thank goodness!
2 weeks of sleeping on the couch with her and her in our bed are finally over, and although we were tired in the middle of the night letting her cry for an hour, it was really funny to see her sleeping as she stood there holding on to her crib - I wish I had a photo!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

just some funny photos

We haven't played with photo booth on the computer for a while, and never with Aubrey - it was a lot of fun!
The Hunchback of the Wighthouse!


Halloween Again!

We went out Trick or Treating with Nels and Tricia and their kids, it was lots of fun and great to see all the costumes. I finally got some better photos of Aubrey in her costume.