Sunday, March 27, 2011

Talking 'bout babies

As mentioned A. is expecting a baby brother or sister next month, and we explained to the boys that his mommy has a baby "in her tummy" (I added, "In her womb," but I don't think anyone heard me). When she arrived to pick him up that afternoon they greeted her with, "You 'ave baby in dere? Baby in tummy?" and when she agreed that yes, she did indeed have a baby "in her tummy" they interrupted with pleas to "Open! See baby!"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Two-and-two-thirds

Happy 32 months on this earth baby boys.

1 month old
3 months
5 months
7 months
8 months
9 months
10 months
11 months
12 months
13 months
14 months
15 months
16 months
17 months
18 months
19 months
20 months
21 months
22 months
23 months
2 years old
25 months
26 months
27 months
28 months
29 months
30 months
31 months
32 months...
We're off for a walk around the neighbourhood - and of course some commemorative photos...


(PS 31 pounds)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Daycare post

As most of you know, in addition to our twins we have two more little ones who come to play with us while their parents are at work. (I say "us" but it's mostly Daddy, as since September I am only here before and after school and during school breaks.) We had hoped to keep the same two children until they started school, as they have become part of our family. It has been such a pleasure and a privilege to watch little A. grow from a baby to a walking, talking, dancing, laughing toddler with a talent for music and a discriminating sense of humour. It's hard not to be overjoyed that he's expecting a sibling, as he will be such a great big brother, and the world will be a better place for more people like him and his family. His mom will be keeping A. home with her once the new baby has settled in, starting late July.

What this means for us is that we have a home daycare space opening mid-July; we could manage as early as June 1st in a pinch. August 1st would also be an acceptable start date.

We Offer:
* a 2nd loving family for your child - characterized by sensitivity, high
standards, and flexibility
* stories, books, music, dancing, singing and crafts
* engaged play, building on child's interest at developmental level, as well as free play
* a wide variety of toys and learning materials
* a large, bright multi-room ground-floor playspace, fenced backyard, and quiet bedroom for naps
* a positive approach to discipline – teaching not punishing – natural
consequences - “No” used only for situations involving safety.
* daily communication
* respect for individual differences
* healthy foods; whole grain, organic when affordable
* regular attendance at Cambridge Street Family Literacy Centre
* outings at least once daily; as weather permits
* no exposure to television or video games

If you are not a regular reader you need to know we have two cats and a lively little dog.

The cost is $10440 per year (this works out to $40 per weekday/ $870 per month) and includes everything except diapers/wipes. Hours are 8 to 5:30.

Please feel free to pass this post on to anyone who might be interested!

PS We are also available during July and August for part-time/occasional care ($45/day), for children we already know.

PPS We will have 2 more full-time spots starting in the summer of 2012, as our boys start full-time Kindergarten in September 2012...wow sure hope they are toilet trained by then...!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stylin' Saturday #20

I think these selections pretty much speak for themselves...
Everything is size 12 or 18 months. Except the boots, which light up in two places. Max's shirt says "Canada Rocks" - bravo on the triple entendre baby.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good morning!


This would be about 7AM...It's so hard to leave every morning!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stylin' Saturday #19

The boys chose their own today from a big bag of "new" (used) stuff. I had thought they didn't know they were wearing pjs, but I suspect they just don't care. They really like their "race car pants" and "monster truck pants". Max is wearing the top to his brother's bottoms for a double layer of monster trucks. Oh, and something I didn't notice until after I'd washed it - Max's shirt says "Beast Unleashed". Not really what I want to vision for my child but I guess it's okay as long as he can't read it...