I feel like I am completely off of the blogging train lately. I love reading blogs, but I haven’t been driven to write anything lately, so here is a quick recap of what we have been up to.
Getting Sick Everyone dropped in our house with gastro, less than one week after Gracelyn was sick with a respiratory virus. It started when I came home from a Calgary conference on Tuesday night. I hadn’t even been home for an hour when Gracie started projectile vomiting everywhere. I put her with me in my bed with a bowl, and she proceded to puke every 15 minutes. Around midnight, Abby came upstairs crying that she threw up in her bed, so climbed into mine and joined the puke party. No one got much sleep.
Ty was working nights, and came home the next morning with soup, crackers, a Starbucks gift card….and the flu. I succumbed mid afternoon the same day and it was misery, but I am happy to report we are all well :-)
Potty training A few accidents here and there, but Gracie is diaper free, except for at night where she complains bitterly about wearing one, and begs for her “uhnnies”. I finally gave into the process, and it went really smoothly this time. Unfortunately, her little butt is so skinny it is hard to find undies that fit, but we make do. So happy to be over this hurdle!
Soother weaning Oh, this was nasty. Two days of horrible naps and bedtime, where she absolutely screamed forever before falling asleep. Then, exactly like her sister, on day 3 she just accepted that bedtime looked different, and went down no fuss. She generally self settles by reading or singing to her stuffies, and doesn’t fall asleep as quickly as she used to, but still sleeps through the night. I am thrilled that the soother is a thing of the past!
Babies and Baby Showers I was honoured to host a baby shower for Baby Boy Ambler recently. Rachel and I have been besties for over 10 years now, and I am way too excited to meet this little man in just over a month! We did “Ahoy, It’s a Boy!” for our theme and I love how it turned out. I will absolutely be doing more brunch functions. We had a mimosa bar, tons of brunch food and a sweets table and everything was so delicious.
Also, a dear friend just welcomed baby number 3, a sweet girl, into our fold. I have a few other friends expecting in the next few months and can’t wait to meet and snuggle all these little ones! Ty and I are definitely satisfied with our family, but I am so excited to have other peoples’ new babes around!
Spin After months of my sis in law telling me how sweet the new spin studio, Kinetic, is, I finally gave it a shot. I loved it and have since bought a short pass so I can keep it up before the holidays. I love that they dim the lights, blast the music and have a laser light show happening. It is set up to be an individual pace, but I am super motivated that they rank you on a screen, and it definitely makes me push harder. Best of all….no back pain! I am loving these sweat sessions and dragging everyone and their dog in with me!
Monkeying around Abby is in preschool, but Gracie isn’t in any sort of day care, so playdates are important to us. We have been meeting up with lots of our little friends lately, and one of my new fave winter playdate destinations is open gym at Westwinds. I find it a little pricey ($12 for each girl) but it is so much fun to have the run of all the trampolines and the foam pit (that I refuse to go in). We recently went with Tawnya and Scarlett and will definitely be back.
Diet bet I was having a hard time sticking to a a healthy eating regime, so I started a diet bet last month that just wrapped up. I split the pot with two others, but more importantly our group lost over 40 collective pounds in 4 weeks. Sa-weet!
Christmas Concert Abby was so funny at her concert this year. She woke up this morning to inform me she was absolutely not sick (she was for last year’s concert) and had been anxiously awaiting go time all day. I took her to get her hair trimmed and curled, and she put on a great show! she was beyond adorable, and thrilled with the flowers Ty bought her like he always does.
That is about all that is new around here! I am hoping to get into Christmas mode soon, because it is sneaking up fast!