Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Christmas 2014 (Jan 3, 2015)

We had a very busy Christmas holiday.
We started with Allen family Christmas Dec 21st then Anne and Gavin's wedding Dec 23rd.  We went to church Christmas Eve at Islington and then back to our house for Chineese food with Dave, Jane, Great Grandma Allen and Diane.  Christmas morning we went to The Allen's and stayed for brunch. Jenn and Kevin came too.  The twins got a lot of gifts!
In the afternoon we drove to Peterborough.  We stayed in Peterborough until the afternoon of Dec 27th.  We celebrated Christmas dinner  with Dee, Mike, Sammi, Lexi, Andrew, Heather, Sean, Brianna, Scott, Erin, Addison, Grandma Charlotte and Marsha.  On the 26th we celebrated with the Lyalls and we celebrated Heathers birthday on the 27th. 
Back home we had Jane, Wiley, Garrett and Michelle over for dinner on the 28th.  
On the 29th we had a play date with Lydia and Eli during the day and went to a party in the evening honouring baby Brady (at Jenn and Drews).  On the 30th we had all four godparents over.  We also had Melissa, Gethin, Steve, Matt, and Joe over for poker and a dip in the hot tub. 
On the 31st we had Anne, Mike and Eli over for dinner and board games.  We were in bed by 12:30.  
We finished our holiday with 4 days at the Allen cottage with Grandpa and Grandma.  

Monday, 22 June 2015

Cottage Opening = Summer is starting

Spring Recap

It's the first day of summer and I now realize that I haven't posted in over two months.  So here is an update on what James and Josie have been up to.  

We gave up keeping track on their words and signs when they were 16 months old because they had far too many!

Potty training?

Our little cowboy - in the hat his grandma and grandpa got him from Arizona.

Mommy and Josie at the Dixie OEYC.

Fish and Turtles at the Greenhouse

3 babies in the tub.

They love the greenhouse.

Signing grass.

17 month photo shoot.

Did someone call a Dr.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Back to Work (April 13th)

Our Nanny, Joy, arrived from Hong Kong on April 1st and started working with us on April 7th.  Despite being in a totally foreign place she has adapted well to life in Canada and with our family.  I have taken her to 3 free drop-in programs in our neighbourhood - each accessible by bus.  One of the programs is at Grandma Jane's school.  The program is great.  Josie especially likes the gym time where she can ride around in a little car or motorcycle.  James, of course, loves all the balls.
With Joy here it is also time for me to return to work, sort of.  I cannot return to my full time teaching job at Glenforest until September so I will be working a few days a week as a supply teacher for the rest of the school year.  Brian and I have also applied to teach summer school for the month of July.
James and Josie are struggling a bit with Joy being here, and me being away but everyday seems to go better than the day before.

Update (April 21st)

I thought I was going back to work "part-time" but I've worked the last 8 days in a row!  I am doing all my days at Chinguacousy S.S., which is the school that Brian used to work at.  Everyone at Ching loved Brian so they are being very welcoming to me.  James and Josie have adjusted really well to the change of not having me at home with them.  Last night after dinner when Joy went downstairs for the evening they both went over and gave her a hug and kiss goodbye.  There were also very few tears this morning when I went upstairs to get ready for work.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Easter 2015 - in FLORIDA

This Easter the twins took their first plane ride to Florida to visit their grandmas.  They loved the warm weather and getting to swim everyday.  They also really enjoyed visiting the cows and playing with bubbles.  It was only a 4 day trip but it was great to get away from winter.

March Break 2015 (March 23rd)

We spent March Break at the Allen cottage with friends again this year.  There was lots of snow and the weather was relatively mild so we went outside everyday.

15 month check ups (March 11th)

The twins had their 15 month check ups today.  Here are their stats:


Weight 15 lbs 6 oz (3rd percentile)
Height: 28.5 inches (5th percentile)
Head Circumference: 50th percentile


Weight 18 lbs 9 oz (3rd percentile) 
Height:29.5 inches (15th percentile)
Head Circumference: 15th percentile

There is a pretty high margin or error when determining these measurements because the twins are pretty squirmy.  The good news is that they are growing and that their head continue to be large in proportion to their bodies.  

We have been keeping track of how many words and signs James and Josie use.  The list is getting so long that it is getting hard to keep track.