Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Harrison's song.

Harrison has officially written his first song.
I'm not sure it will be a No:1 hit, but we like it!

We have been watching the film Madagascar, its about NY zoo animals who return to Africa. They like to dance. At the end of the film they sing "I like to move it move it" which Harrison and I sing and dance to. Its an old 90's track, I remember dancing to it on nights out ;)

Heres a video from YouTube so you know what I mean.....

So anyway, Harrison and I were singing I like to Move it, and Harrison made up his own lyrics....
wait for it, they're pretty good.

"I like to mummy mummy, I like to mummy mummy, I like to mummy mummy,
I like to MUMMY!"

Great eh?

Monday, November 29, 2010

The things they say.....

I was taking Harrison potty yesterday when the following conversation happened.

Harrison "Stinky poopers on face!"
Me "no, there's no poopers on your face!"
Harrison "Yes, stinky poopers on face mummy!"
I wipe his face with a wet wipe.
"There is that better?"
Harrison "N0, on mummy's face!"
Me "Oh, no there's no poopers on mummy's face."
Harrison "I wipe it."
Me "OK"
I hand him a wipe......
Harrison proceeds to wipe all the little moles on my face, each one individually!
I laugh, so cute.
"That's not poopers honey, its freckles."
Harrison "No, its cookies on mummy's face!"

Sleep- Or lack of.

The boys have been waking up super early of late. Harrison, until yesterday, was getting up at 5am, or even earlier!
All the boys have had colds for a few weeks now, and Harrison has had a bad cough, which is only just improving. I think thats why he's not been sleeping great. So with Allister teething and waking up around 3am, or like last night, 1am, 2am, 3am, 5am I am pretty tired!
At least Harrison seems to be back to normal and getting up around 6:30 or later again, I am thankful for that! Once Allister's top teeth come through (they are RIGHT there!) I am hoping to get some sleep again, I am not a very good tired person. I have zero patience, and am a complete grumpy bum.
You really do forget how little sleep you get that first year. I don't mind the early wake-up call if only I can get some rest during the night! When Harrison was teething I could catch up later in the day, so if he was up all night I would nap when he had his morning nap. But with Harrison around its impossible, and I have (or feel like I have) so much to do I resist napping in the afternoon, its the only time I have a kidless hour or so. Add to that the fact that Matt is working all hours, we are all pretty tired in this house right now!
At least theres an end in sight.......Matts work shcdeule will calm down after the middle of next week, and those teeth better be here soon or I will go crazy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010.

We spent this Thanksgiving at home as a family.

Daddy Matt has to work over this holiday because he is really busy in his new job, so the decision to stay home meant no travelling and more rest since Daddy has been working so hard.

Here we are after enjoying our fabulous meal!
Yes I cooked so I am biased ;o)

Uncle Jason joined us for our feast, Harrison enjoyed raving with him, and called him Uncle Greg most of the night!

Allister couldn't figure out the beard.

But also enjoyed a dance!
Happy first Thanksgiving Allister!

Almost a great photo, but my stupid camera is too slow I missed it. Oh well, Christmas is coming!

I did turkey, it turned out perfect! Juicy and yummy, and I am now making a yummy turkey soup with the left overs!
It smells good mmmmmmmm

We had banofee pie instead of a traditional thanksgiving desert.
I had to throw a bit of Sussex in didn't I!

And cupcakes too, which I am yet to try, we are saving them for Grammy and Pooh-bah!
Although Harrison ate two, well he licked the icing off two and didn't touch his dinner.
Remind to not display the dessert before the meal next time.

There's too many things I am thankful for to list.
I complain sometimes, but I live a life many people would dream of.
Including myself 20 some years ago.
Two beautiful healthy kids, a wonderful hardworking and loving husband, a nice roof over our heads. We want for nothing, and that's what I am thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Harrison has been talking on the "phone" a lot lately.....

His side of the conversation today went like this.....

Its cold outside.
Tickle Harrison's tummy.
Its Harrison!
Oh, byeeee,"

So cute.

Sleep training

I am very lucky to have good sleepers.
Sleep training in this house entails....

1: Not nursing them to sleep during the day.
2: Making sure they go to nap in their own crib.
3: Putting them down way BEFORE they are tired.
4: trying to keep them on some sort of schedule until they get the hang of it.

That's it! No crying it out required, i find a crib mirror and some sort of toy helps for distraction at this age. And I let them fuss and whine a bit when I first leave. But I never had to let my babies cry, for which I am very thankful! I'm not sure I can do it. I did it a little with Harrison, just a handful of times when I was at the end of my tether and he needed to sleep. Looking back he was probably teething or something at the time, but it happened rarely.
Allister goes to sleep all by himself and he is happy as a lamb. He is sleeping through till around 5am and then goes back to sleep till 6:30 or 7 ish. I think that 5am feed will be hard to drop when we wean, Harrison always slept till 6:30 from 3 months, so we didn't have that issue!
yay for sleeping babies!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The only way is up!

So I mentioned yesterday that Allister will be pulling up soon, well I spoke too soon! Or at the right time- whatever.
Last night I hear Allister crying, he's been a little fussy at night on and off the last couple of days, I think he is getting his top teeth. I go in his room, and there he is peeking over the top of his crib side! He is on his knees, not standing all the way, which I am thankful for as I hadn't lowered the crib just yet!
So guess what I was doing at 5:30 am this morning when he did it again!

Here is a cut little video of Allister trying to pull up on the fireplace, he CAN get all the way up, but needs a little help as he is still wobbly.

He'll be cruising round the furniture soon and the easy baby days will be over, toddler days here we come!
I LOVE the toddler days :)

Harrison at the beach

A fun little video from our vacation :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

He crawls :)

Allister has been crawling a month or so now, but the army type crawl. But he is finally crawling chest up more and more.

He is a move for sure! He hates to be in his stationary exerciser now, he will try and pull himself out and over the side!
He also is trying to pull up to stand, it will be any day now, he gets to his knees, and reaches up to everything, this little guy will be standing before we know it!

The noise in the background is Harrison banging and singing his ABC's when its supposed to be nap time :)

My little helper!

Harrison has reached that age where he wants to help all the time.
Hes actually a pretty good helper!
He loves to help with laundry, it takes a lot longer with a 2 year old, but at least he is happy, and you never know, maybe one day soon he will be able to do it all by himself and save me a job! I'm sure by the time he's actually any good though, the appeal will have worn off ;O)
I hand him the laundry and he will put it in the washing machine, he will then unload the washing machine and put it in the dryer! He will press all the buttons to turn on the machines too. I started letting him do the buttons because they were just too exciting to go in and press when they didn't need to be pressed, so this is a win win, and the excitement of all the buttons will lose its appeal I hope!

Harrison will also help set and clear the table, he will help carry in the (small and light) grocery bags and put things in the bin. Helping is a great way to help him feel useful and to keep him busy when chores need to be done. I love that chores are fun at this age! I hope it lasts, and I am so excited for the day he can push the Hoover around the house!

On another note, Harrison has become "THAT" toddler. Yes, the picky eater! He has never ever ever been a picky eater, but now that time has come. I thought he would bypass the phase, but now. He barely touches his dinner, and will leave his veggies for the yummier stuff on his plate most of the time. If the food doesn't look familiar and is new he is not interested! So we leave him be, and if we is hungry he will eat. It is hard not to make a big deal out of it, but I know that ignoring the issue is the best way for him to understand that whats on his plate is all that's coming, and you'll eat it if your hungry! He still has a healthy appetite for breakfast and lunch, so I try and give him more fruits and veggies then when I know he will eat them. And after dinner we will all have a yogurt so he has something in his tummy before bed.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A different boy...

Harrison has really turned a corner recently. He's like a different boy, his speech and level of understanding have rocketed.
He says complete sentences now, and understands consequence and time more easily.
My baby boy will be 2 1/2 next month, and he is such an adorable angel!
He hasn't had a time out at school since that first few weeks, they even said he is like a different boy. Don't get me wrong, we still have our moments, but he understands no means no, and if we say you'll get a time out, you will get a time out!
Harrison also loves to help out now, he will help do laundry and cook, hence the soup below!
We love you little "big" guy :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Harrison and I made soup today!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Play room.

I did a little re-organizing of the play room to get ready for Christmas and all the extra presents that will need a new home!

And I finally made a home for all of Harrison's pre-school art work!

Cute eh :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

8 months!

This little guy is 8 months today :)
He is almost crawling, although he gets into everything just like he would if he was crawling anyhow. He army crawls, rolls, scoots and reaches! Time to baby proof again, you forget how wiggly an 8 month old is! He's is impossible to dress right now, he will not keep still for one second!

He is the most adorable, well behaved, and content baby ever.
But I may be biased :)

He is eating well, all finger food now, and chats all day long, yayayaya dadadaad bababab gagagaga its so cute.
Harrison and Allister are so cute together now too, Harrison loves to tickle and hug Allister, but Allister also takes Harrison's toys now too, which Harrison doesn't like!

Allister can almost sit himself up by scooting his bum back, and he can drink from his own cup. He still only has his two bottom teeth, but he loves to use them on mummy! Ouch!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Me and the little guy out having lunch:)

Soo sooo close.....

6 Years ago today........

...I met Matt in a VERY crowded bar, and there was fireworks!
Literary :)

Happy day-I-met-you anniversary to the man who makes me happy every day.

And Happy Guy Fawks night to everyone else.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Allister Milestones.

If you press enter this thing publisher before your ready!

So, Allister is making huge strides all of a sudden...

He's finally figured out the sippy cup, and he loves it!

He is also almost 100% on finger food now. On vacation I bought some store bought baby food, as I ran out of home made. He took about 1/2 a bite and was done! So I started giving him more finger food as I didn't have to make any more then while on holiday. Now the only "mush" he will eat is bananas and yogurt, he's lost his taste for it! Its SO much easier, the mushy baby food stage is hard, trying to find time to make, and feed a little one when our trying to feed yourself and a toddler is too time consuming. He is almost doing the pincer grasp too, wont be long before he has that down! I forgot how messy this phase was though!

Here is Allister just this morning working on crawling, it really will be any minute before he takes off! He rocks, and moves his legs, he just hasn't figured out his arms yet.

Allister is also saying more "words".

No Mama just yet, but we are working on it! Ill get a video soon, he's a chat a box too!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More from our vacation....

A view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hanging out by the pool.

Uncle Scott and Aunt Barb.

The beautiful Natalie.

Grammy and Allister.

Great Gram and Allister, I couldn't steal him away!

All of us after the beach at the Acme Cantina (?) - I think we ate here 4 or 5 times!

Aunt Leslie working her magic.

Aunt Barb.

Tired boy with the LONGEST eyelashes!

Me and my baby boy.

More of Great Gram and Allister!

More Natalie and Allister....

Allister gets his first hair cut.

I took both boys for a haircut this morning, and Allister got his first! Harrison was a little over 8 months when I got his, and so I took Allister a little sooner, because, well, do you remember Harrison's crazy hair before he had it cut!
Bless my boys and their big hair genes :)

Here he is in his airplane, he did great, except he kept trying to eat the comb!

Here is his certificate.

Isn't this just the cutest photo!
My boys are so handsome :)

His eyes are getting so dark too!
Here he is at home with his favorite toy right now, the fishes in the bowl.

Allister has the rosiest cheeks right now too! So cute :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Marathon Matt.

The morning before we left for South Carolina Matt ran his 13th (?) full marathon.
I know, I'm married to a loony stud!

Marathon Matt got a personal best of 2:49:47.
How awesome is that!
We are all so proud of him :)

He pushed himself so hard, you can see he looked a lot like crap little worse for wear at the end!
He normally looks like he just took a stroll round the block.
Joke ;O) you look great honey.

The whole Marathon Matt was on target to finish around 2:40, but he had some weird glucose brain thing happen, and ended up going all strange in the head!

Well done Daddy Matt!

Bath time.

Allister and Harrison shared their first bath while on vacation.
Cute :)