Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Cousin Lexi was here last week from Arizona. And she opened up a whole new world for the children. She had the iPad out and was using the photo booth app and they all thought it was way too much fun. It was. They giggled and laughed and co-operated with her for awhile and here are just a few of the ones that they took. 14 year olds are just way too much fun to hang out with and they are just way too smart when it comes to gadgets. When Grandson was here tonight, he wanted to know how we made the pictures, so we made some more. And I am guessing that this is only the beginning...
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
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Friday, June 22, 2012
Two posts in one day! For all of you people who have been telling me that I don't blog as near as much as I used to.....here are two in a row......on the same day. The truth is, I really do like my iPad better than my PC. It's quicker, more efficient and just so much easier. I can pick it up at any point in the day and within a minute, I am on and off and I am done. My PC takes FOREVER to do anything. Including blog.
So when I am feeling that I have more than one minute to do something.....like even ten or more minutes for that matter......then I will use the PC. Unfortunately, there are only some things that my PC can do and my iPad can't. And it's not that it can't, it's that I don't really know how. Well, I got an iPhone last week. Not by choice, as my contract wasn't up until next year, but my old flip phone wouldn't hold a charge. So it was going to cost me over a hundred dollars to replace it....I am not really sure why as it was a free phone to begin with......or I could take advantage of Telus's promotion of a free iPhone with a 3 year contract. Sort of a no-brainer and it only cost $50 to cancel my existing contract. Well, with my free iPhone came a free training seminar. Hubby and I went tonight and I learned a lot. Very useful, but some of the things that were working in the store are not working now that I am home. My iPad and my iPhone are not programmed to respond to emails, so I still have to use my PC to do that. I can read all my incoming on my new toys, but I can't reply. I could in the store, but now I can't. In a way, that is sort of good, as it makes me come and use my PC. But the truth is I am getting spoiled with the efficiency of my Apple products and I don't like waiting. And I really don't like waiting when it comes to technology. It also means that I will have to make a phone call or another trip to the Telus store to get it all working properly. Good ole technology......I really do wish that I was more literate when it came to all these fancy gadgets!
So for all you people who like to text. I can do that now. I think that I am all thumbs and very, very slow at it, but I am capable. And I really like it. My clients have been asking me to do it for a while now and I can certainly understand why. I used to really like email the best. Well, now I like texting better. It's quick and non-invasive. I still like the telephone the best for any lengthy conversations in communication....in person is even better......but I do understand that it is 2012 and it's time to get with the program. I am with the program, on a huge learning curve, and I know I will get better. Right now, I am rather impressed that I am capable of texting. And blogging on my iPad. Yeah I know it really doesn't take much to impress me. LOL
Oh, and in other big news of the day. Sweetheart is walking. She started taking more steps yesterday and is pretty much toddling all over like a drunken sailor today. So cute, but when she falls down, she just picks herself back up and keeps on going. My prediction of by the July long weekend seems to have come true (a whole week beforehand) and I am very pleased for her. She is sooooooo proud of herself!!
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I am trying something new. I am attempting a blogpost from my iPad. I just went to a training session to learn about my new iPhone...and was told to bring my IPad along with me. So I did. And right now, I am feeling rather confident that this might even work. Here's hoping....
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Father's Day weekend was fairly low-key, but the week leading up to it was a busy one. They daycare children made their Daddy's some Dad's cookies, so that meant that we were baking 4 out of 5 days last week. So when we babysat two of our grandchildren for a few hours on Saturday, we made another batch. That meant that we made over 20 dozen cookies. I added raisins to our last two dozen on Saturday, and I have to admit......I liked them the best. But we will have to remember that for next year.
It poured rain on Saturday and so it was a nice morning to be indoors. Sweetheart had a nap and slept for over an hour. I find it rather amusing that as soon as I blog about something, then it immediately changes. She has been napping a little bit more this past week and her morning nap has been extending into the afternoon........and has been known to be 2 hours in a few instances.
The weekend flew by. It was #4's birthday on Friday and he invited us for dinner. We went to IKEA on Saturday afternoon and then went up to see my Dad. Grandson and I made him a giftbag of Dad's cookies as well, so we stopped in for a little visit and to say Happy Father's Day.
On Sunday, Hubby and I did our weekend cleaning and grocery shopping.....Miracle #2 stopped by in the afternoon to see his Dad and then we went to dinner at #3 and family's house. She made chicken-stuffed-with-asparagus, smashed-down potatoes and salad for dinner with black forest cake for dessert. Simply delicious and I ate way too much and enjoyed it very much!!
Tonight's Monday night dinner was a get-together for #2 and a bunch of his friends. We ordered pizza and some of his high school buddies were here for the evening. It was so nice to see them all, and Wayne is now going off to Montreal for his 5 year residency as he is going to be an ER doctor. They are all 30 and 31 now, and mostly married with a child each. All grown up.......and as I looked around the room a few times, it really didn't feel like they had graduated 13 years ago. I think they all look the same, and the years have gone by way too fast!
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Sweetheart went to get her one year old shots on Friday and she weighs 24 pounds and is 30 and 1/4 inches tall. She didn't like getting those four needles one bit, and they have changed it to all four in the arms now. It used to be one in each arm and one in each leg.
She is learning new things every day. She will give kisses now......big open-mouthed kisses......she used to lean her head towards you to so that you could kiss her forehead. She has learned to be a much more active participant. Sometimes she will even give out hugs......she has always been rather stingy with those, unless it's her Mommy. She is babbling more and more.....and seems to have a few actual words that she will say if asked. Wow. Dada. Mama. Fish.
She UNDERSTANDS a lot! She will wave bye-bye, and make a funny face when asked. Signs All done, Please and More. Tries to do all the actions to the fingerplays and songs. Started sleeping through the night again in the past month......more regularly. She slept really well from 3 to 5 months old, and then it's been very erratic ever since. So since she turned one, she is sleeping fairly consistently from 9 to 6, and then usually goes back to sleep until 8 or 8:30. She has two catnaps during the day, which are usually one half hour long each....one in the late morning and one in the late afternoon. Every so often she will sleep an hour, but that is not very common. She is so fomo. (fear of missing out)
She isn't any closer to walking that she was a week ago. Still just taking a few steps and usually only when she is encouraged. She is quite content to crawl along and get to where she needs to go. She can go up and down stairs very confidently. Knows to turn around and go down backwards. It was very cute the other night when she followed her brother out my front door, down the driveway and across the street. We just watched to see how far she would venture and it didn't look like she was going to stop. She was soooooooo pleased with herself. And her brother was very impressed!
Oh, and her top left molar peeked through last week so that means she has a grand total of nine teeth. Eight front ones on the top and the bottom, and one molar. And she eats just about anything and everything. Chews it or gums it and she just loves everything that gets put in front of her. I can't even tell you what her favourites are, because she loves it all.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Jade and her boys
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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