Jessie’s

[as per December 10th, 2018]

Starts her day off by asking where all of her important people are: ‘where’s Mommy’ ‘where’s Daddy’ ‘where’s Binny’ ‘where’s Floydy’ etc.

Stuns us every single day by spouting off new words, phrases and/or sentences.

Went from no vs. noooooo (yes) to 
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Yeah peeeeease (with an adorable little sign)
to Yup

Occasionally walks with her hands clasped behind her back like a little old Asian man. Also enjoys wearing hats.

Had her first Mommy haircut not too long ago. Got bangs and looked super Asian.

Finally allows ponytails to remain in her hair… which is still chocolate brown and still stick straight.

Currently a TERRIBLE sleeper. Not quite sure what happened there. But at some point she falls asleep on Craig or I… and often both, multiple times a night. It is wildly inconvenient, but we are trying to soak it in… for now.

Still livin that soother life.

Is thoroughly enjoying ALL of the holidays this year: decorating a spooky house and going trick or treating at Halloween. Eating all of the delicious food at Thanksgiving. Since putting up the Christmas lights, has put her clammy little hand in someone’s to ‘see yights’ multiple times an evening.

Loves ‘Santan’ from afar (sounds more like sun tan)

Being the 2nd born, religiously picks things up and deems them as ‘Jessie’s’

That being said, she is totally enthralled with her big sis and wants to do whatever Brynlee’s doing.

Loves to clean and hates having dirty hands. Will pick up the tiniest crumb, place it in your hand and say ‘garbage’

Favourite books: Toot, Goodnight Moon, Where’s Baby, and anything with bunnies

Enjoys giving her pup treats… but sometimes tries to eat them herself.

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We took the girls to Christmas Glow, an indoor lights festival last Friday and they had an absolute blast! Brynlee was thrilled to be able to run around as she pleased and Jess just kept exclaiming ‘yights!’ everywhere we went.

From the magical LED swings to the beautiful hanging lights, the hopscotch pad was definitely the girls’ favourite. We will likely visit again since it is a fantastic indoor activity and open until January 19th!

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The Littles & I

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Back in May my littles & I spent the afternoon with a beauty of a human and super talented photographer Tracey Jazmin. She was mentoring another photographer and needed a family to capture during the session. Craig was working and wasn’t able to make it but Tracey was so kind, helpful and amazing with my girls that it was just so easy.

After the shoot Tracey very graciously sent over some photos that I will cherish forever. It reminded me of how important it is to get in front of the camera every now and again. Plus to think that she captured these amazing moments while teaching another photographer and helping me wrangle two small children…

So if you’re looking for a mega talented photographer or mentor, she is definitely your girl!

Check out her website HERE

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All photos courtesy of TRACEY JAZMIN

Jessica Today

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[as per Aug. 22, 2018]

Weighs 24 lbs

Preferred mode of transportation is walking and will climb up the stairs any chance she gets

Absolutely adores her big sister & pup and calls them ‘Bee-uh’ and ‘Flo’

Loves climbing up onto the couch to bounce and wrestle with Brynlee and Daddy

1 ER visit for a lip stitch (a bit of a reckless daredevil)

Still loves ALL the food but has a special place for cookies and ice cream

Throws everything off her highchair and enjoys scavenging for crumbs and leftovers once she’s out

No interest in watching TV

Essential oil & tooth brushing enthusiast

Reorganizer and decorator of the house

Nap time bandit but sleeps through the night

Nudist & fresh diaper pooper

Climber, whiner and swim suit steeler

Obsessed with books

Recently visited Dad at work but just ate mini wheats

Snuggler & lover of Mommy

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We have a walker

Today this little lady crawled over, grabbed her swim suit from the drying rack, stood up and walked away…

July 17, 2018

Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day to the best girl dad out there. Because of you, our girls will grow up to be strong, smart, confident women. They will always have someone to talk to, pull down the chocolate from the top shelf in the pantry, and play dress up & race around the backyard with. But most importantly, they will always know what it means to be loved.

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Jessica Olive These Days

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[as per May thirtieth]

Green eyes, stick straight poofy asian hair, fair skin like her Daddy

Loves to dance, clap & sing just like her sister

Looks mostly like her mama

Pulls out anything you put in her hair

Obsessed with remotes

Gives hugs and kisses whenever you pick her up. & then grabs hold of the skin on the back of your arm to hang on

Has two go-to positions in her car seat: nosey neighbour or asleep

Still a soother babe which is weird for us because Brynlee ditched hers at 6 months. Hasn’t really transitioned to a ‘lovey’ but loves to snuggle & squish anything soft and cuddly

Bedtime: 6:30pm. When she’s ready for bed she starts pulling her hair and swanton dives for her crib

Crawls at lightening speed, pulls herself up on everything but refuses to stand or attempt to walk on her own

Master of the stairs. Up & down

Can motor around the park unassisted. However slightly fearless and partly oblivious. Goes down the slide head first on her tummy

Bear crawls on the grass

Has 4 molars

Big into people watchin’

Favourite cupboard is inside the tupperwear cupboard

Loves to unpack bags and pull out  A L L  of the wipes

Totally food motivated. Crazy for cookies

Pretty easy going…… until she’s not. Or you try and wipe the cookie crumbs off her face

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Our littlest babe

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