Thursday, January 31, 2008

Getting ready to walk

Alexandra is pulling herself up on everything! She has no fear, sometimes she almost gives a heart attack with how daring she is. And today she just started cruising around the furniture. I am betting that she will be walking by her birthday!

I am a horrible mom! Today, Alexandra fell off the bed! I know it is horrible. I looked away for just a second just bend down to grab some clothes and in a split second she rolled over and crawled off the bed.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

My little Helper

Alexandra loves to be right in the middle of everything that Mike and I are doing. Here she is "helping" clean up after dinner. I think that if the fridge door was a little more sturdy she would be pulling everything off the shelf.

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New Nephew

On Wednesday, January 23 my nephew Adlai Charles Alexander Crampton was born. He was born in water and caught by his dad (Pat) and quickly snuggled on his amazing birther Mom's (Alicia) chest. He was 7 lbs 3 oz and 20 inches long. I was very honored and was invited to support Alicia and Pat in the birth of their second child. It was so amazing and beautiful! I really love births! I have been really lucky and have been able to attend 3 births and they have had tremendous impact on my life. I will hopefully post pictures but I need to obtain permission first.

Alexandra was wonderfully taken care of by her daddy and Aunty Danielle and Uncle Jason. Alexandra got to wake her daddy up at 4 am for the first time! Mike doesn't function very well with waking up at night so while I was away supporting Alicia and Pat, Mike took over the night duties.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My Birthday

Today is my 25th birthday. I have been looking forward to this birthday forever! It has been a great day, I was spoiled by Mike and my family. Danielle was wonderful and tooking me out for a mini - makeover, which was so great. And we had a great dinner at my parent's complete with my favorite Lemon Poppyseed Cake. Alexandra loved the cake and couldn't get enough of the ice cream.

A little lost in the prairies

Mike and I enjoy taking back roads and trying new ways to get somewhere. Today we took 772 from close to Calgary hoping it would go straight to Didsbury. Unfortunately after 40 minutes and the road winding west we ended up in the Hamlet of Madden, west of Crossfield. So after all that driving we had only made to Crossfield, which is about half way to where we wanted to end up.


Today we babysat Kaya, it was a great day. Alexandra and Kay really enjoy eachother. It will be great when they can actually play together but I think that will be a couple of year's away.

Here Alexandra and Kaya are watching Mike shovel the walk.

Here they are playing together.

Lunch time! Kaya decided it was more fun to feed Alexandra rather than eat.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Waking up

Here Alexandra is just waking up from her nap. I love how warm and cozy she and it is so wonderful when she wakes up in a great mood.

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Yesterday Alexandra and I went swimming with our good friends Tammy, Ber and Ryla. We went to Cardel Place, which is fantastic! It has the best little toddler area, it is warm so the adults who are sitting stay warm and for skinny crawlers like Alexandra. Alexandra and Ryla crawled all over. After swimming both girls passed right out, which is a very rare occurance! They both slept for 20 minutes or so in our arms.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Peek a boo!

Our favorite game right now is peek a boo and Alexandra loves to play it with anything that covers her face. Tonight at dinner she decided that she was done eating and pulled her bib off, which was a first and then started playing peek a boo with it.

Too many toys

I have created a little corner of our living room for all of Alexandra's toys. She loves having everything close together and has just figured out how to get toys out of the toy box.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

At Daddy's Office

Last night we went and brought Mike dinner because he had to work late. After dinner Alexandra explored his office and loved all fun tools, server racks, and other paraphenalia that are not safe for babies. She had a blast crawling around and has started pulling herself up on things.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Auntie Nicole

Alexandra loves her Auntie very much and just loves to be with her. Alexandra gets excited every time she sees Nicole. Here Nicole is babysitting and also trying to keep Alexandra from playing with her stuff and from crawling off of the couch.

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Ahhhh....she is asleep! It is so nice that she sleeps in the car so well. I can actually pick her up and put her back down in her crib and she won't wake. Somedays I wish I could go driving all night.

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Baby legs

Alexandra and I had a fun shopping day yesterday. We got a new carrier, a mei tai and some baby legs (shown in the picture). I love these, they keep her legs warm but don't add to much bulk so that she can crawl easier and they should be great for when she is in the sling so her pants don't ride up.

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Fun Diaper

I just got for my birthday from Pat and Alicia, these great g-diapers. I really wanted them for our trip and for times when we go to away. The diapers are half disposable and half cloth and the best part, at least for me is that they don't smell like disposables. They work well so far, I have only tried them once but the fit is great. The neat thing about these diapers are that they are flushable and/or compostable. If you are interested check them out at

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Finally on the chart

Alexandra is a slow gainer and because of that we have been seeing one doctor or another almost every two weeks since was born. And today when she had her shots, she is finally on the charts, in the 3rd percentile!! She is 14lbs 10oz and 27 inches long! I am very proud of her and I am very happy because now I can worry less about how much she is eating.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Playing with Daddy

Alexandra's favorite toy right now are her balls, she has a blue one and a yellow one. She loves to play with her daddy and this is a picture of them playing her favorite game with the ball. She puts it in Daddy's mouth, he shakes his head, she laughs hysterically and then tries to get it with her mouth.

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Crawling Adventures

Alexandra has figured out how to crawl under the kitchen table to get at the toast she drop earlier at Breakfast.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Crawling Video

Here is a video of Alexandra crawling. I am in love with her crawling right now so there will be more to come. Also I have to apologize for the poor quality our camera doesn't do low-light very well.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Alexandra has finally mastered crawling. She is doing so well that she can even crawl on the tile before she would just slide. She is enjoying her mobility because now when I live the room she can follow me. She is still pretty slow so it takes her awhile but she can do it. She also loves to walk, she gets so excited and is so proud of herself when someone helps her walk.

Alexandra enjoying spaghetti.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year's Eve Bath

Look at those big blue eyes. What a cutie!