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Today marks the BIG 3-0 for me!

Hubby was working. So I had a quiet day at home with my little mister. With cake, of course. 😉 And we’ll celebrate for real on the weekend when we both have a day off. 🙂


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Yup, I have a one-year-old. Actually, it has taken me so long to get around to writing up this post that I’ll soon have a thirteen-month-old. Time is literally just flying by.


But, anyway…


HAPPY (slightly belated) BIRTHDAY ALEXANDER!


Once again, so much has changed since my last post. My growing-up-waaay-too-fast child is over 22 pounds now! He’s above the 50th percentile for his weight and height – quite the growth spurt since his last appointment. He says “mama/mommy”, “dada/daddy”, “daaaah!” (for dog), “nan-nan” for his grandmother, “pop-pop” for his grandfathers, and “ball”.  He claps his hands when he does something he knows is good. He waves. He shakes his head no. He points when he wants something. He WALKS! (He’s still a little unsure about it, but is slowly gaining confidence and takes more and more steps unassisted every day.) And he finally FINALLY sleeps. He has recently started sleeping 10-12 hours per night uninterrupted. And, if he wakes after only sleeping for 10 hours, he drinks a cup of milk and goes back to sleep. It’s glorious! We’ve also finally managed to phase dairy into his diet and transition him to drinking whole milk. That actually went much better than we were anticipating.


I am absolutely IN LOVE with the person he’s becoming. Watching his personality develop has been amazing. He’s so funny and affectionate and smart and loves to learn new things. I am seriously so proud to be his momma.


He absolutely LOVES Thomas the Tank Engine, and breaks out his dance moves every time it comes on. So that was the theme we did for his birthday party. I even made him a Thomas cake from scratch! Christmas at our house this year is going to be very Thomas-y! He loves to read Thomas books and play with Thomas toys. So it only makes sense that we get him some Thomas stuff.


And, speaking of Christmas, I can’t wait to see his reaction to the tree and the lights! We’ve decided to leave some of our more delicate decorations in storage this year because Alexander really isn’t old enough to understand that he can’t play with them. But I’m so excited to experience Christmas with him. Last year, he was still so teeny tiny and had no idea what was going on. This year he’ll really be able to react to it. I can’t wait.


Yes, I did just write about Christmas. Before Halloween. Get over it. 😛


The week after Alexander’s birthday, I started back to work. To be quite honest, I wasn’t looking forward to it and was kind of hoping I wouldn’t have to go back. But I’m actually enjoying the little bit of time away from the house and the extra adult interaction. My manager was absolutely awesome and agreed to schedule my shifts around my husband’s work schedule. So we didn’t have to find daycare or a babysitter for Alexander, and we’re saving a ton of money because of that. So I’m able to only work part-time, and still be home with my boy the majority of the time. It’s a pretty great arrangement. Of course, if something full-time in my field comes up, I’ll have to take it. I’ve even applied on a few postings recently. But, for now, I’m enjoying just getting out a little and not having to leave Alexander in someone else’s care.


And that’s all the news for now! 🙂

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I realized when reading my last post that I had forgotten to mention one of February’s happiest events – my birthday! I had an absolutely amazing day! My hubby had to go to work for a couple of hours in the morning, but returned home with a “wife” birthday card for me and a dozen red roses! 😀


Later that afternoon, he bought me tickets to go see Bryan Adams in concert in a couple of months. They went on early-bird advanced sale on my birthday! We never get decent concerts around here, so I’m really pumped for April to come!

That evening the two of us went out to supper at one of my favorite restaurants. Then we met up with some friends to go to a hockey game, where I got a team jersey to wear!


And, of course, no birthday would be complete without birthday cake! So I ended the night off by blowing out my candles!


So February definitely started off on a positive note! A few days after that, we both got our approval to have the first weekend in March off, and booked a weekend getaway to visit hubby’s brother and his wife who recently moved away.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, but we never celebrate that in a big way. We’ll probably just snuggle up together with some take-out and watch a movie. We hate all the hustle and bustle of trying to go out somewhere. And we prefer to show our love to one another throughout the entire year rather than cramming our affection into one day that’s predetermined. Though I may attempt to make some of hubby’s favorite chocolate chip cookies into heart shapes if I can get that to work out! I’ll be sure to post them if I do!

Anyway, I’m off to putter around the Internet and waste some time! I found this blog (STFU, Parents) earlier today and am hooked! Haha!

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