Sunday, January 1, 2012

December 2011 Recap

It’s that time again! Another month has passed us by and it is time for a recap. So why do I do this? First of all my memory is terrible and often find myself wondering when such and such happened. Second of all I love lists and information. Third of all I believe I am a type A personality. Enough said.

Here's a look at our month:

Entertainment – what we’re looking at , listening to and going to!
Books, Magazines, Blogs read:
Toddler No Cry Sleep Solution
She Makes It Look Easy by Mary Beth Whalen
Creating Keepsakes
Usual blogs
TV, Movies, Live Entertainment:
Prince Caspian (DVD)
Family Man (Netflix)
Rudolph; Mickey Mouse Christmas Carol; Berenstain Bears; Home Alone;
Bedtime Stories (DVD)
Bones Season 3 (Netflix)
iCarly (Netflix)
Modern Family (Computer)
Night at the Museum (DVD)
Daily Happenings & Special Events:
Santa Shuffle 5k walk (3rd)
Kids church drama production
Family dinner for Family Home Program (8th)
Church Christmas dinner (10th)
Ellie’s Bday (11th) – kitchen centre
Boys to Leafs Hockey Game with Ben and Dan (13th)
Church staff/ council dinner (17th)
Matt 9th Bday; party at Retro Planet (23rd)
Parents to Sarah and John’s (23rd to 2nd)
Visit with Kelly and Phil (26th), ice skating
Visit with Tom and Dilys (27th)
Matt to Bens bday at movies (Chipwrecked) – gift card for Center Town
Resolution Run (31st)
Travel (1 hr plus): n/a
Financial/ changes to the house etc.:(gifts, renos, big purchases, household purchases):
Laundry room cupboards made and pantry shelves added; basement door changed
Drew changed cars – Honda Pilot
Health/Development/ Exercise/ Extra Curricular Activities:
Drew: basketball; running; Resolution Run
Alison: running, Resolution Run; eliptical
Cierra: bowling; Foot Dr;
Matt: hockey; Turned 9 this month. Weighs 65 lbs **** tall. He is doing well at school although initiative to do his best isn’t there. Has playdates regularly. Some issues with a few friends and jockeying for leadership roles. His interests include Montreal Canadians, hockey in general, reading (39 Clues, Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Spiderwick Chronicles etc), playing Wii (VERY competitive, working on anger), movies etc. His favourite sayings are jinx, jeez, seriously. Love/hate relationship with siblings (except Mitchell), easily frustrated or “wronged”. Loves hugs, snuggles, bubble gum and generally having fun.
Marlee: art start Saturdays; tooth out (upper left 2nd from back) (7th); eye Dr(7th);
Mitchell: 21 months already! He is a total pleasure to be around. No increase in speech although we all understand him and are able to interpret. Sleep about the same although we are trying to increase his time in his own bed. It’s working slowly. Nursing during the day is decreasing as sippy cup is encouraged; introduced to Mighty Machines DVD – loves it!!! Also loves music, twirling and dancing when music is on. Food/ eating similar although skill is increasing. He eats well with a spoon and fork and is drinking independently out of a cup. He still likes to toss his food though. EC about the same – catches after sleep, a few poops; if we are with him we are able to notice signs for oncoming poop. Yey! Attempts to empty potty on own. Stays well with other caregivers as long as there are vehicles to play with (church, MOPS).
Accomplishments/ Disappointments (Goals - Gotta Do’s, Wanna do’s; OLW, projects):
Indian restaurant with RJ; Merry Days of Advent; Resolution Run
All Around Us/ Other (News, Trends, Births, Deaths, World Events, City News Etc): n/a


  1. hey seems like Marlee is middle child compare her comments and the boys

  2. That's because it was Matt's birthday and I'm still doing Mitchell's monthly:)