Saturday, July 24, 2010

Early Birthday present

Avery was ecstatic when she found out Aunt Jeanette had sent her an early birthday present. It was her very own princess bike!

Callum was just as interested in Avery's new bike as she was!

All geered up and ready to ride!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Avery's Art

Here is some of Avery's latest artwork she did at preschool. You can imagine how full our fridge is these days! Yikes!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

No more Binkie

Well, I'm happy to report that it has been several days now since Callum has had his binkie for his naps and bedtime. I think the little guy has finally moved on and realized that parting with the binkie isn't so bad after all. He has slept really well without it, surprisingly, so there's no going back now. I don't know why we didn't wean him earlier on, it definately would have made things easier. Thinking back, it seems silly how we thought the world would end if we didn't have his binkie for a car ride or a nap, or a during a melt down. You could say it was a security blanket for him as well as Phil and I. It kept us sane, haha! I don't remember Avery having her binkie for as long and she was sooo attached to hers. You would put it in her mouth at night before bed and it would never leave her mouth, she would have it in the same spot all night. Kinda silly. So, yah, it's nice to finally be able to say goodbye to the binkie.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

First Day of Preschool

It was a huge day for me and Avery! Today was her first day of preschool at Valley View. I had been preparing her for her first day of school all week by letting her know that she is now officially a "big girl" and that she's going to go there to play with other kids and have lots of fun. I referred to it as being like a GIANT playdate, but mommy won't be there. She'll go on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a few hours a day, which is just perfect.

Fortunately, we arrived early to the school this morning so I had time to familiarize myself with the teacher. When Avery walked into the classroom, she was very hesitant at first. Her teacher, Miss Laura was very friendly and prompted her to come join the other kids at the table where they were playing with stickers. She was very cautious and kept pulling me over saying, "Mommy sit too." After several attempts of myself trying to leave the classroom, she started to cry, which I knew would happen. My poor baby! I felt really bad but knew I had to give her a big hug and kiss and say my goodbye. Her teacher reassured me that she would be fine. Callum on the other hand, made himself right at home and was busy exploring the classroom toys. He was upset on the way out because he didn't want to leave.

After I dropped her off, I decided to wait about an hour or so before I gave the school a call to see how everything was going. I didn't want to be one of those crazy, over protective moms. Sure enough, she was fine and was playing with her classmates. By this time, she had forgotten all about mommy. Phew.....What a relief!

When I went to pick her up, she walked out with a smile on her face and I gave her a big hug and kiss. She had a great first day at preschool and told me all the things she did, which was very exciting. She's been talking about it ever since and is very excited to be going back next week!

Avery excited to be starting school this morning

 Avery not fond of having her picture taken first thing we got out of the car

Avery smiling after her first day

 She couldn't have been happier to cuddle with her piggie and blankie when she got home