Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hanging stockings

We made sure mya hung her stocking by the chimney with care before settling into bed:

I can't wait for Christmas morning even though she doesn't know it's different than any other day. Christmas as a grown up is way more fun when you have kids! You get to be a kid again but through them. Time for me to go to bed so Santa can stop by!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Decorating the tree!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!

Last night we decided to go cut down our very own christmas tree! This was our first ever time doing it and it was so much fun! It looks dark in the pics and true, it was GETTING dark by the time we made it out there, but it wasn't as dark as the pics make it look. We were just going to go this weekend cause we'd have more time and it would be daylight but then we'd only be able to enjoy it for a week before having to leave for christmas so we decided to just suck it up and go get the tree after adam got home from work.

From outdoors, to our living room:

We thought that this year it would be fun (and cost effective!) to string our own garland (as you can see). It was a little more time consuming than we thought it would be and i ended up stringing 4 of the 5 strings but it was still fun-ish and i think it looks cute too. We can't put any presents under it because that's the price of living with a 9 month old and we've only had to pull her away from the tree a couple times! She's actually not as interested in it as i thought she would be, so that's a plus!

Note: we had originally bought christmas tree lights from canadian tire and they're these net lights that people put on their bushes outside but they were for indoor christmas trees. they claim an "instant, hassle-free blanket of lights" and that is the biggest load of crap i have ever heard! i urge all of you (all 2 of you) to NOT buy these lights! This is nothing against canadian tire (i do love that store, i do not love the lights however) and we didn't realize we had purchased that kind until we took them out of the box. I almost had a melt down trying to put these on the tree! I couldn't help was like it stressed me out just looking at the mess of wires and lights sitting on my pretty, we ripped them off, shoved them back in the box and went to walmart to buy NORMAL lights. There, now i was happy.

Side note:

Mya has graduated from Bumbo to booster seat with tray! It was an early christmas present from grammie and she loves it! I love it too...! Because of the tray, i no longer have to stand there handing her small pieces of food for her to feed herself. She's getting so big. *sniff*

Thursday, December 3, 2009

9 month check up

Yesterday mya and I went to halifax for the day because miss mya needed her 9 month check up (by the way, nine months??? seriously? where has the time gone!?). I had thought she didnt need any needles this visit but the doctor claimed i must've misheard her last time...yeah right. Mya got just one needle (the same stuff she got last time) to help bring her up to speed with the canadian vaccine schedule. sadly, she'll need another one when she's 11 months and then she'll get her 1 yr needles the month after that. my poor baby is getting poked left, right and centre! This time, she weighed 21.4lbs and measured 29.5 inches! it seems she's growing in length more than in weight but i guess that's to be assumed now she's mobile and crawling all over the place!

Before our doctor visit we stopped to visit auntie elisa and to try on some clothes for christmas to see what fits. it's so nice that she's too young to know what christmas is or that they were her presents she was trying on. then off to the doctor we went! after the doctor, we stopped at nana's for lunch but unbeknown to me, i had lost my key to nana's house. i had it when i left that morning but now it was nowhere to be found...after searching the entire car, listening to the baby scream at the top of her lungs because she was hungry, even trying to break in through the back, we headed BACK to auntie elisa's to feed baby there. when we got there we found out she had already left for work but owen was home! yay for owen! he let us in (cause he's super nice!), and mya repaid the favor by being super quiet while she ate so owen could get his work done. wanna know where the key was? sitting on the purple chair in auntie elisa's living room where i had put my coat when we were there the first time. stupid chair.

after lunch, we left owen to get more work done and we were off again! this time to get some christmas/birthday shopping done and because mya loves shopping she was excellently behaved. shopping wasnt as stressful as i thought it would be...for the amount of cars in the parking lot, you would think there would've been more people in the store...but there were actually 3 (THREE!) empty checkouts with NO ONE in line! lucky me! back to nana's for one last stop to have an afternoon bottle and a chat with celeste and we were headed for home!

by the time we got home we were both tired so it was off to bed we went. it was a good day but a long day. this weekend we'll be going back to the city to have some birthday fun with auntie elisa and suzanne and hopefully when we get back we'll go cut down our christmas tree! yay! i love christmas!