Instead of Memorial Day, Canadians celebrate Victoria Day. It's basically the exact same day if you don't know the significance behind either holiday. It marks the beginning of the summer season, and probably white pants? I don't know. I don't own white pants because they would never stay white for long. I am seven.
For our long weekend, we relaxed a lot, walked to the park close to our house, and on Monday went on a picnic at one of the parks here in Calgary on the river. It was a beautiful day!
She took off her hat a couple of times, and would generally put it back on when we asked her to...
After our picnic dinner, we let her play at the playground equipment. She loved the slide.
I hope everyone has a happy Memorial Day this weekend, and that no one gets stains on their white pants.
09 May 2013
Last week, I finally bought myself a zoo pass. I did the math: if I go three times in the year, I'll break even. If I go more, well... yay for going to the zoo for free!
So last week and this week, we have gone to the zoo.
And Calista loves it.
At the heron...
At the hippo...
At the condor...
If she can point to it, she will.
She's getting pretty good at saying "giraffe," although her way sounds more like just "affe."
Calista also roars like a lion every time she sees one, real or a picture, or if you say the word.
And elephants... she has started sticking out her tongue. I think it's to be a trunk? She does it every time, so it obviously means something...
When we encountered a peacock, she wouldn't walk around it or be near it. Instead, she got into the stroller and I was able to protect her.
I'm excited to go to the zoo, hopefully once a week, and let Calista run around, play, explore, and have a good time. And it means I get a bit of a work out, too...!
08 May 2013
I had my anatomy scan ultrasound today, which means we have news...
That's right! End of September/beginning of October, we will officially have "one of each."
03 April 2013
19 March 2013
A few weeks ago, our family welcomed a new addition:
She's a curious kitten, wanting to check everything out.
And Calista just loves her!
Sometimes, in fact, Calista loves her too much and we have to separate them.
Maiev is really rather chill about it, though.
When Calista is at her wiggliest and loudest, that's actually when the kitty comes running.
Plus, she likes the food opportunities that Calista represents.
10 March 2013
We busted out the next size dress for Calista today. This particular one my mother bought her, so I wanted to make sure to get pictures for her!
The verdict: Cute dress! Cute girl!
We love our little girl.
07 March 2013
This little miss is now more than 19 months old. It's starting to make sense to refer to her age in years, rather than months! So crazy.
We actually got her vaccines on her 19-month-day, so I have some stats!
Height: 32 7/8 inches (75 percentile)
Weight: 24 pounds, 7 3/4 ounces (just under 50 percentile)
She is healthy and growing well! The nurse at her vaccines asked about her words (she should be saying at least 10 "words" by now) and was impressed that Calista can point to some - maybe half or more? - of the letters of the alphabet and say either the name of the letter or the sound they make (eeeee for e, but kakaka for k). She is learning so quickly sometimes!
I tried to get a video of her roaring like a lion. It didn't work, but she's still cute.
Calista loves to run around, dance, play, and be silly.
We were playing Duck, Duck, Goose with her stuffed animals until she decided her lunch was ready. Gotta feed the hungry baby, no?
Speaking of babies, her love of them continue.
Hugging the baby before bed...
Yes, she's still enthralled by Spice World.
I hide it so she doesn't watch it every day, and multiple times. If Calista had her way, she would.
She tried on my boots...