Friday, February 26, 2010

All About Emily

Just a few words about our sweet girl! She just turned five months old a couple of days ago... yeah you read that right. FIVE months. Wow...

Anyway... Emily is a very happy baby. Really not much phases her, though she really does NOT like to be startled... Matthew 'roaring' can set her off, and she will just WAIL. Thankfully a cuddle from mama gets her calmed down very quickly. She's a fairly cuddly baby, will curl right into me and suck her thumb, and loves to give kisses (aka open-mouth face slobbers!). She sucks her thumb a lot. She's a great sleeper and love love loves her big brother. He had her absolutely belly laughing tonight! Her favourite things right now are Daddy (she always has a smile for him!), me (aka 'the lunch lady'), her brother, Sophie the giraffe, and her feet. Her favourite foods (so far) are sweet potato and banana, but she also eats oatmeal, squash, pear, and rice cereal.

I don't know how she got to be so calm and happy... she certainly didn't get it from her often stressed-out, sometimes uptight Mama! She's content to play on her own for a good long while, and can keep herself entertained with just a blankie and her feet... but will cry for attention eventually :) She's always been a calm and quiet baby, though she is a relentless and enthusiastic kicker and has been since the womb!

I'm curious to see how her personality will develop in a few years. I hope she doesn't end up too shy, like I was growing up, but I think with such a boisterous big brother she will be pretty well rounded ;) I count my lucky stars that she is such a good baby and I hope it doesn't come back to bite me when she's a teenager!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hard to argue with Toddler Reasoning

Today I tried to talk to Matthew about listening to his body. He holds his pee, especially when he's eating, and ends up doing the 'pee pee dance' and squirming all around until it starts to come out and then he'll finally say "I think pee is coming!!". Anyway I was trying to say to him, "You have to listen to your body; when it says 'Matthew, I need to pee.' we say 'okay!' and go to the potty." He seemed to understand and agreed.

About 20 minutes later he was trying to negotiate some dessert before he'd finished his pasta. So he says "Mummy, my tummy is saying, 'Matthew, I need some yogurt.'" and nods his head seriously. Hard to argue with that ;) hahaha.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Superbowl Roll!

Emily rolled yesterday! I don't know if she was trying to cheer on the Saints or what but there we were on the floor, I had her on her tummy and was talking to Margaret (with the Superbowl on in the background), and all of a sudden I hear "thud" and she's on her back looking up at me! LOL! I was like, "That's the first time she rolled... and I missed it!" Thankfully she did it a few more times (before getting a bit pissed off that I kept putting her back on her tummy, hehe).

Yay Emily!!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Matthew's first "crush"

It seems Matthew has had his first-ever girl crush...

We were visiting at Grandma and Uncle Steve's on Saturday. Matthew went down for a nap and when he got up there was a little girl there named Angie there. She's Aunt Margaret's cousin's little girl, so no direct relation to us really :) Anyway she's 5, red-haired, and cute as a button. Well, Matthew was *smitten*. As soon as he saw her he said "Who's THAT!". And he just followed her around like a little puppy dog. It was seriously the cutest thing ever. At one point he was chasing her around and anytime she sat down he'd sit down next to her and give her googly love eyes.

Then yesterday when I asked if he had fun at Grandma's house (keep in mind we were there *all* day, supper, evening, etc), he said "Yeah... and what was that gala's [girl's] name??" I told him it was Angie and he said "Yeah... and Angie came..." like it was the best part of his day. Best part of his week! So cute.