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Krista-Lee
Charlottetown, PEI
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Hello bloggy blog world! I took a moment to measure and weigh the kids today and was wondering where I should record it. Since we've recorded that info here before I figured we could continue. 2017-12-02 Arthur: 88cm, 13kg Elsie: 107cm, 16kg One of the reasons I wanted to get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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On Thursday evening, Arthur spoke his first sentence. He was jumping on the bed and having a grand time when he said "I love to jump...and dance." There was a break of about 20 seconds between the two parts of the sentence. I immediately knew he had said something of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Poor Arthur! It has been so long since I have written about you and now I am forced to recollect all of the things that I should have been recording. There is a very good reason for the gap in your records; the past five months have contained some monumental... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Okay, Elsie, I've got my tea, had my bath, got recharged and now I'm ready to take on the task of writing about your life as a three year old. When you were three you had to keep learning how to be a big sister. This was really hard, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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This is Elsie's "cheese" smile. She turned 4 years old 5 days ago. The affair was subdued, with Arthur sleeping through supper, cake and the opening of presents. Martin had firefighter training (his last meeting before we move) and so Elsie got to show her new toys to her babysitter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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This past month, Arthur has a had a couple of terrible colds, two trips to the Aquatarium in Brockville, an Easter weekend (in other words lots of chocolate), his first trip to the park as a toddler, a visit from grandparents, and he's finally been able to go walking outside.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Elsie is definitely a whole, developed, totally herself person. Do you know how I know that? Because it is just plain difficult to try to describe her and to do her any justice. I think this means that I'm going to have to start writing about her and our days... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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For just about 2/3 of Arthur's 14th month we've had workers in the house renovating our upstairs (3 bedrooms and a bathroom), and building a bookcase for us. Arthur did not seem phased by all of this activity whatsoever and even found a new friend in Matt (one of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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This picture was taken about a month ago. Unfortunately, when I try to take Arthur's picture now that he's 13 months old, they end up looking more like the one below. He is so curious about the camera and wants to hit every button. This month has definitely seen us... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Today we celebrated Arthur's birthday by hanging the birthday banner and making cupcakes. Unfortunately, we were a bit crunched for time as Elsie had a dentist appointment in Ottawa in the morning and Martin had a hospital visit to make after work. Elsie helped to clean up the house and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Today, December 5th, Arthur walked around the corner of the coffee table, looked at me, and said "Mama". Yesterday, the first thing he said when he woke up was "Mama". I'd say we have now reached the period where it is certainly a word he is saying with intent. He's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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On the morning of November 18, Martin answered the phone to hear from his mother that his father had died. The tears still erupt at the thought of it in this house and probably will for a long time to come. Rick was, everybody will say, very kind. Kindness seemed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Elsie at three has been just quite a puzzle for me. She's funny but takes herself very seriously. She wants to be helpful, but breaks into tears when she realizes that the mastery she was hoping for is a long way off. She wants to play with kids at the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Arthur turned 9 months yesterday as I turned 33. I had to read back over the last post at 6 months to figure out how many things have changed in those 3 months. Quite a lot, it turns out! Arthur is definitely sitting all by himself, when he is sitting,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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At the beginning of June, Arthur started rolling from his belly onto his back. It seems that the train really got rolling after that. Once he could do both belly to back and back to belly transitions, he seemed to feel safe with getting up a bit and trying to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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As I'm trying to think about what happened to June, I believe I spent much of the month worrying about Martin's Father's Day canoe trip weekend. The 3 day trip would be the first time I was going to wrangle two children by myself all day without relent, again and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Elsie: Elsie had her first birthday party with friends this year and it went just fine. The day was hot and muggy, so most of the time was spent inside, which suited the children well as they had lots of fun jumping on the beds upstairs and playing in Elsie's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Arthur: Arthur is 4 months old today. He remains a contented, easygoing baby, although he is starting to demand I stay with him or hold him while he's napping. Noises have started to wake him in his sleep, so the "honeymoon" is over. On April 28th, Arthur had his first... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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The last couple of weeks have been, I think, what getting into our groove looks like. Aside from a recent stomach flu-cold type illness that has struck in the last couple of days, we've been having a fun, stress-free time with the kids and each other. It helps that we've... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Elsie: This week has been a bit of hard one, possibly because we're so anxious to get outside and the weather has turned cold and sometimes rainy. But we still had some good times inside. Elsie hunted for chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday, and many other hunts followed once all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Today I was thinking about how Elsie's perception can be so vastly different from my own adult perception. We went to Big Sky Ranch for a small excursion today; when we came back to the driveway and were making our way in, I turned the corner to see that Elsie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Arthur has been found concentrating on his hands and feet for long periods. While he's staring at his hands, I've noticed him moving them quite steadily. He's definitely putting it all together and realizing that he can somehow control these appendages. While he doesn't wake much at night, he does... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Lately, I've been having some anxiety about not remembering all that is going on around us right now. I know that I can use this space to help me, but my goals of daily or even weekly writing are not realistic. I may try to do an abridged format of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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Time is marching steadily on as we are getting to know this new little bundle of ours. Arthur is one month old now and growing steadily. In fact, just this morning Martin and I noticed that he seemed considerably larger than when he went to bed. It could have just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This
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We are two weeks into having a newborn and a little girl in this house. With two adults around, you would think that we're being very productive but we're not. There's been a lot of movie watching in the morning, imagination play with ponies and balloons and dolls and animals,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at I Swear I'm Gonna Do This