Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Big Boy Bed!

We bought Jack a "big boy bed" the other day! He's really taken to the Cars characters and Lightening McQueen so we got a toddler bed with those guys on it. We're not in any way forcing him to sleep in it yet if he doesn't want to cause he still really likes his crib. The first day he napped in it and it was just like he was in his crib. But since then, whenever given the choice, he chooses to sleep in his crib. And since Norah never got a "fun" toddler bed, we bought her a princess pink bed tent type thing now. She loves it - I don't blame her - it looks so cozy!


I'm finally posting again after 6 months. Because I love this story so much I don't want to forget it. I was working in the kitchen and Norah was working at her "craft" table. All of a sudden I hear "mommy, look at the Christmas tree". So I went and looked and this is what I found.

She wrote that all on her own and put a "stamp" on the corner. And this is what was inside!

I know I'm bragging, but I'm still in shock that she drew this freehand and colored it! She wasn't even looking off another picture to draw this! Don't know who she gets her artistic side from but it's so neat to watch!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Norah Quotes

A couple of cute things Norah said today that I wanted to record!

When I was changing Jack's diaper this morning, she said "I wish I was a boy so I had that wiggly thing."

And then this afternoon she said "I wish I was a baby so I could have a soother." So I said "if you had a soother would you have a nap in your bed?". To which she replied "Yes, for a long time. I'm very serious."

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sleeping Baby

I can't get enough of watching babies (and kids in general) sleep! Here's how Jack usually sleeps - or when I see him at least! With his bum in the air, his ankles crossed and his hands tucked underneath him.

Childrens Museum

We bought a 6 month pass for the Manitoba Childrens Museum and we've gone twice. There's lots for the kids to do and play with. This time when we went I remembered the camera but only remembered to take a few pictures. We brought a "picnic lunch" which is always a thrill for Norah.

Norah likes getting her face painted there. She wanted to be a doggie - surprise, surprise!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cute Stuff!

One cute story about each kid before I forget them!

So last night we were awakened at 2:15 by shattering glass and the power going out at the same time. Norah was immediately calling me for and her room was pitch black. So I got her up and she, Nate and I went first to see if we could find a working flashlight and then to check out the entire house to see what happened. Norah was so traumatized she was shaking. She looked down at herself and said "i'm wiggling". Then when we had finally figured it all out and the power was back on, she said "but I'm still wiggling". Was quite cute how she thought all over body shaking was wiggling!

So Jack has started to love watching Winnie the Pooh. This morning I was up with him and all of a sudden he's doing what they're doing on the show, saying "kno knock" and making a knocking motion with his hand. I was floored that he picked up on that and was doing it with a huge smile on his face.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pooh, 'Mo and others

Up till a few weeks ago, Jack wasn't into any little characters. Then suddenly we realized he really liked Winnie the Pooh. We've had that show on a few times but not that much as it's not Norah's favorite. Now when we ask him if he wants to watch a show he usually points at the TV and says "Pooh". And it's so cute, he recognizes Pooh on books or wherever. And recognizes more characters, too which is surprising to me. Yesterday in the store, we saw an Elmo and he said "'Mo." He loves to watch TV and he can sit quietly watching his show and playing with his cars. Guess he comes by the TV watching skills honestly in this house!