Day 145: Just a typical day at our house. At this point we had already gone for a long morning stroller walk and later a play date in the park with our neighbor. Around dinner Amelia was just exploring her known surroundings and trying new things.
Day 144: As I prepare for Amelia's 1st birthday, I am becoming nostalgic about my own younger birthdays. I recall one birthday when I was maybe nine. I whined and fussed that I didn't get a loot bag like my friends did (duh, I got presents!) and it was then that I understood how serious my parents could be as disciplinarians. I appreciate now that they didn't let me be a bratty and selfish little human. Anyways, I loved creating these loot bags for the few family kiddos that will be in attendance on her birthday.
Day 143: Amelia is a cautious little one. She is very careful and not too sure about walking yet. I know she can do it, but her eyes speak volumes as I let go of her hands and watch her slowly bring herself to a sitting position. It's not going to be long until she walks, but in the meantime, she is keen on crawling....fast.
Day 140: Being a huge lover of animals, I feel bad blocking this rabbit from enjoying the delicious garden we plant. However, last year we didn't get to enjoy hardly any berries plus countless veggies, so this year, we got smart. Bunny is going to have to go elsewhere for the good stuff.
Day 137: Amelia and Grant share June 11th as their birthday. Both kids were born early, but Grant much earlier than Amelia. Here they are having a friendly lunch date while discussing details of their upcoming 1st birthdays (*noticing they could both work on eye contact with each other!).
PS: Happy Birthday to my lovely mom!
Day 134: Our yard is full of delicate surprises. I feel so fortunate to have such a lovely property and am always grateful to the previous owners for being so thoughtful when they planted the many perennials sprinkled around our house. This is the second year that Matt and I get to witness our garden come to life and it is ever changing. The previous owners put some serious thought into the process as there is not a day that goes by that there are not bright washes of colors all around us.
Day 129: Poor child. For some reason she is terrified of this sheep stuffie. I think it's mainly because she has a tough time identifying it's features. She cried over and over while we tried to get her comfortable with it. Now she has warmed up to it a little and will nuzzle it's face, but only after suspiciously looking it up and down several times first. hehe
Day 125: Told you this tree would show up again. haha Finding that since Amelia is way more mobile, it is getting harder and harder to take time to get any great shots. Good news is, this tree is right outside our front door so I just popped outside and took the picture.
Day 124: Happy birthday to my big brother Josh today!
This was a busy day with two separate play dates. The first was at a day home where Amelia will most likely be going PT when I return to work, and the other with my neighbor friend. The not-so-little kid pictured is Cruz who is my neighbor Mel's day care kid. He is a couple months older than Mia. They get along well and Amelia, as you can see, is very interested in watching him.
Day 123: I missed the 10th somehow. It might have had something to do with Matt reinstalling windows on my computer as I may have lost some stuff. :( Oh well, I know I took a picture.
This tree outside of our house is very neat. You will see a few pictures of it popping up. It is a very photogenic tree I must say.
Day 120: Happy Mothers Day to all you fantastic moms out there! It's my 1st Mothers Day and it was a really nice day spent with family.
Day 119: While at mom and dad's house, Amelia was obsessed with mastering her skills on the stairs. We had to be quick to stay behind as the steps are rather steep. It was cute to see how proud she was of herself.
More pictures from the day:
More pictures from the day:
Day 114: Let me tell you, there is nothing worse than being cooped up in your house for more than a couple days for reasons such as bad diaper rash, Bronchitis and/or disgusting weather. I attempted a couple photos this day, but was feeling absolutely uninspired due to the diagnosis of Cabin Fever.
Trick is mostly to keep the wee one entertained. Had to forget about my own sanity so I could focus on hers.
Day 113: Jonas turned 5 years old on April 26th and his mom had a party for him in Guelph this day. We were really excited and had it all planned out for a month. Then Amelia got Bronchitis and our plans went down the drain. Luckily, I have incredible friends that insisted we keep her home to recover and relax in her environment while in the mean time they came to us when the party finished. We had a nice dinner, great conversation and once Amelia was in bed, enjoyed some Beatles Rockband. It was lovely as always to see them all!
Jonas - 5
Kirsten - 9
Day 109: While driving around this day, I accidentally stumbled upon this miniature city set up. Instantly I had flash backs of practicing my street skills as a kid when we went to visit the Police Department. Call me crazy, but something about small or large set ups like this get the kid in me screaming "YAY" (hello influential Mario Brothers)!
The photo was taken with my cell phone. ;)