Saturday, August 29, 2009

A little bit of everything

Where do i start? well, hurricane bill was a flop. we even prepared for it and everything! extra canned goods, extra water, flashlights, batteries. the whole kit and kaboodle and then nothing. oh well, i guess it's better to be prepared and then have nothing happen then the other way around. next on the list: i have a new found love of yard sales! growing up, my mother would go every weekend to all the yard sales around town looking for that deal and i just couldn't for the life of me understand why. as a grown up (a poor one) i can now appreciate finding that steal and maybe even maybe a bit of the haggle! a few of the awesome things we've picked up this summer:

-a good set of pots and pans
-an ironing board
-a wicker hamper
-a change table
-a lamp for the living room
-wooden hangers
-mixing bowls
-ikea kitchen chairs (these were actually found on the side of the road,! and after adam's mom reupholstered them they look great!)

Tomorrow is moving day and i think it's gonna be a long one. i can't wait until there are no more moving days. thank goodness for family that want to help out cause i don't think we'd be able to get it all done without them.

We were really excited to find out that Adam's term is going to start sept 1 instead of oct 1st! no more worrying and wondering about supply work for the first month! but that means he'll be busy as a bee from the first day we arrive in digby...i'm sure he'll do just fine!

Mya is getting closer and closer to crawling. Her brain is saying "move! move!" but her poor little arms and legs don't understand how to coordinate it all yet. i'm afraid she'll be walking before she's crawling. when the day comes that she knows how to get from point a to point b, i will be sooo busy! i have a feeling she'll be a busy one and i won't be able to keep my eyes off of her for very long. Things she's trying to learn at the moment:

-learning her name
-learning to crawl
-sitting up all by herself
-eating with a spoon
-learning how to sleep through the night again
-learning some basic baby sign language (more, milk, mom, dad)

we'll keep you posted on her progress! ok, time for bed as tomorrow is going to be a big day and i need my beauty sleep!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Yarmouth adventures

We got back from our Yarmouth visit today and just in time! Hurricane Bill is supposed to hit on sunday and i hear it might be a doozy...definitely not driving weather. My dad flew in from Lloyd last sunday and i picked him up from the airport and got to spend some time with him this week. I hadn't seen dad since my wedding 2 years ago so it was nice to see him and introduce him to mya. She also got to meet her cousin Ashton who's just 1 month older

and we finally got mya's crib from yarmouth set up so it's no more playpens for her! I'm hoping it'll help her sleep better at night.
We only have one more week before we move into our new place and i think we have almost everything we need. we were even able to score a washer and dryer! i'm getting really excited to be in our own place and not have to live out of a suitcase anymore. Apparently, there's something called "the wharf rat rally" that'll be going on the weekend we move in and i guess it's a big deal? we may have to start renting out rooms! 20,000 motorcycles! insanity really.

time to hurricane proof the place and stock up on groceries!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Teething Mya

We've been trying out cereal the last 3 nights and she's just getting better and better! But egad, she's teething as well and that makes for sleepless nights for the whole Conner family. I couldn't figure out why she was sleeping all night in England and then not sleeping all night in Canada but I've finally put my finger on it...or Adam has. It's a shame that you can't give them anbesol more than 4 times a day and with her not sleeping though, it has created a cranky baby during the day and cranky parents too. I just keep telling myself that every baby goes through this and the parents survive...and sometimes they even decide to have more kids! Jeesh...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Canadian adventures

Craziness has ensured that i havent had time to blog since being back in the old country. We just got back from visiting adam's dad in cape breton last night and holy moly was it hot there! i can't really complain about the weather though cause it only rained once. we took mya to the beach for the first time and she loved the water even though it was colder than her bath, but my baby is a water babe:

I've successfully gotten mya a canadian health card so hopefully she wont need it any time soon but i still have to get her a doctor and brush up on my canadian childhood vaccinations. i wish it was the same all over but it isnt so i have to do my homework!

Mya seems to have finally adjusted to the new time zone and has resumed her usual schedule which i am soooo thankful for because waking up at 4am for the day wasnt my idea of fun...or adam's.

We found somewhere to live in digby for sept 1st which is a weight lifted off our shoulders but we still have to pick up a few things in the furniture department. Thanks to our wonderful parents, though, we have almost everything we need. It seems like we're gonna be living in the new place for such a short period of time but then i think about all the new things mya is going to learn (ie. walking, eating solids, sitting up on her own) and it blows my mind.

Alright! i promise i'll try to be more on top of blogging and facebooking now that things have died down a bit, but for now im off to eat supper.