Brynlee Goes to Preschool

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Brynlee started preschool this September and she couldn’t have been more excited. As a natural people person she was enthralled at the idea of playing with other kiddos and making new friends. It has been a wild ride watching her learn and grow these past three years but damn am I ever proud. She is vibrant, thoughtful, determined and always full of energy. She has taught me the power of unconditional love, patience and to see the fun in the world around us.

PS- only 32 days until she gets to be the special helper!

Height: 40.5 in          Weight: 37.5 lbs          Shoe size: 8          Clothing size: 5


Favourites as per Sept. 23, 2018

Book: Where’s Waldo

Song: Happy Birthday

Food: pizza

Treat: chocolate

Thing to do: play with Daddy in the basement

Animal: elephants and horses

Place to go: the zoo to see Lucy

Thing to wear: dresses

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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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Floyd is 5

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Today is this pup’s fifth birthday

We give him to much flak for slobbering all over our house, farting, scaring himself & running away, and his excessive snoring. But we couldn’t have asked for a better pup for our family. The girls absolutely adore him and well… he tolerates the bear hugs, ear pulls & the occasional finger in the nose.

Happy Birthday to our first babe

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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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