January 28, 2010

Oh yes, I did it!

I got Camryn's ears pierced! She's exactly 5 months today, and I had an appointment to get Connor's hair cut because he starts preschool February 1st.(Can you believe it?!?!?) and they do ear piercing  there and well.... here she is!

She handled it like a champ! Of course, she cried a little, but it was not much different than her vaccinations, and much less traumatic than all the bloodwork she needed when they were testing for her milk allergy. She doesn't even notice when you touch them for cleaning or anything!

 I went back and forth about doing this ever since she was born. I think it looks just adorable, and yet, it didn't seem right to put her through pain just so I could see how cute she looked with earrings. But, I guess my curiosity won out, plus I wanted her to get them before she would be messing around with them herself, and I could take care of all the cleaning and it would just be done with! I am a fan of piercings(I've had 9 myself) so I guess I was a bit biased!

 I also got her weighed today - she is 13lbs 4.5oz, and 25.5 inches, which is slightly smaller in weight than Connor was(13lbs 12oz) and the exact same in length.

January 12, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Connor!

For some reason this birthday felt like a big one to me. Connor is turning in to a 'big kid' right before my eyes, and is so wonderful and so terrifying all mushed in together!

Maybe it's especially emotional for me now that I have Camryn and I remember that Connor used to be as small as she is.  It's amazing to see the beginning again, when it seems like an eternity ago that Connor was a baby.

This year we celebrated with dinner out at Chuck-E-Cheese on Connors actual Birthday, with our good friends Beth and Jamie.
Connor had a really good time, and wanted to play rather than eat, which is pretty much the essence of what is Connor.

We waited to open presents until after we got home, even though it was already a late night!
I actually wasn't planning on even making Connor a cake, since he doesn't really eat cake, but at the last minute I thought I could make a cake that resembled a piece of lego, and with Connor's help, I think it turned out not too shabby!
Connor had been asking for a soccer ball for his birthday, even going as far as to explain that he woudl know just which one it was because it would be wrapped like a circle! Well, of course we had to oblige!

I think Connor may still need a little practice with it though - something to work on when the weather turns nice!
All in all, Connor's third Birthday was a great success! It was fun seeing him really understand what it meant! If you ask him when his birthday is, he can tell you it's January 12th! We also celebrated at Auntie Theresa and Uncle Gord's house on the 16th of January. It was a combined party for all the January birthdays in our family: Mine- January 9th, Uncle Gord, January 11th, Connor - January 12th, Derek's - January 15th, and Emree, Connor's cousin, January 22!

January 1, 2010

Connor learns to skate!

Despite it being fairly chilly New Year's day, we decided it was as good a time as any to get Connor out on his new skates! He did so well! I was very proud of my little man!

Derek is apparently wearing the helmet to set a good example for Connor, but he admits to me that he feels it nessecary to protect his brain because it's been nearly a decade since  he's been on skates!


Happy New Year 2010!

Just a quick post to ring in the new year! It was a mellow evening, not much out of the ordinary, but at about 10 to midnight, we turned on the TV and watched the countdown. Had a smooch at midnight, then gave a smooch to the kiddos, both fast asleep. Connor was a bit upset by the wake up, but fell back asleep quickly.

Derek and I started a new tradition today. We wrote our resolutions on Chinese Fire lanterns, and released them into the sky, watching until they faded from sight.

Had Connor been more receptive to being awake, we would have let him make his mark on a lantern also. So, the first true Mellott tradition begins, and next year we'll be sure Connor is able to partake, and we'll see how little Camryn fares also.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 2010. May all your wishes come true.

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