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Ten Thought Tuesday: 2015

TTT1.  Yay, first TTT in 2015.  2015!  I can hardly believe it!

2.  Potty training is going well.  I’ve got a post in my drafts that I’ve been working on, but can’t seem to find the time to finish.  Hopefully I’ll be able to update you all by Friday.

3.  I’ve taken up crochet over Christmas holidays after receiving a set of crochet hooks and a couple of balls of yarn. (I’ve been meaning to learn for a while now).  I’m currently working on a scarf now that I’ve got a couple of stitches down.  It’s not perfect, but I’m quite happy with it considering I only learned how to crochet about a week ago.

4.  Now that she has officially mastered thumb-sucking, Amélie has moved on to trying to roll from back to front.  She is so close!  Of course, she has decided to practice perfecting this new skill each and every time she is on her back.  And no time slot is off limits; yesterday, she had an intense session from 10pm to 2am.  It was fun…

5.  I’ve been making my bread for about a month now and am still loving it.  My sister got me a really wonderful breadmaking book for Christmas (the kneading technique in the book has seriously saved my wrists) and I am slowly working through it and trying the different kinds of bread and pastries that are presented.

6.  This Thursday, Charles has a follow-up appointment with his allergist.  I’ll be mentioning his reaction to the amoxcil he took a little while back.  I’ll be commuting via train and subway with both kiddos.  It should prove to be an interesting trip.

7.  On Friday it will be Amélie’s turn for a medical appointment as she has her 4 month check-up.

8.  A blogger I was following last year had written about her plan to do no-spend January last year.  My partner have decided to take the challenge for January 2015.  Besides paying the bills that need to be paid and tanking up when we need gas, we have budgeted 700$ for eating for the month (which probably means that we won’t be eating out).  Other than that, we’re planning on not spending a penny more.  I’m eager to see how it goes (ie: if 700$ is a reasonable amount and if we’ll be able to refrain from spending on other stuff).

9.  I have started working on getting Amélie to fall asleep independently.  Since she’s able to suck her thumb, I’m counting on that to be her method of falling asleep.  I’m hoping that I won’t have to get in to full-blown sleep training mode, but if I do, I’ll be using PUPD like I did with Charles a year and a half ago.

10.  Charles is still very much in love with his little sister and she loves him just as much.  One of the pictures that was taken of them at a photo studio captures the sentiment very nicely, don’t you think?

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Ten Thought Tuesday: December 9th 2014

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  1. Charles has finally finished taking his Biaxin.  We were finally able to give it to him by hiding it in his soy yogurt, coconut milk or applesauce.
  2. He’s been having nightmares for the past week tough, waking up screaming in the middle of the night.  I hope they end soon.
  3. My Christmas shopping is all done.  I only have a few things to finish up and I’ll be all set.
  4. I decided that during Christmas break, I’m going to do potty training with Charles.  I don’t know how ready he is but I most certainly am…especially given that his diapers have been overflowing more and more frequently despite the fact that we’ve doubled up on inserts.
  5. The little guy received a cool remote controlled car from his “third grandma” (the receptionist at the dada’s office) for his birthday.  He is absolutely in love with it.
  6. We ordered a lovey for Amélie for Christmas (don’t tell her 😉 ) as I’m planning on starting to wean her off the swaddle when she hits four months.  Since she is getting more mobile (not rolling over yet, but she can turn on from back to side quickly), it seems like the logical thing to do.
  7. We’ve decided that we were going to be making our own bread.  I made two wonderful multigrain loaves last Saturday and some Montreal-style bagels (yum!).  I’ve also got a sourdough starter going and I can’t wait to make a loaf of sourdough bread!
  8. The kiddos and the dada came to the Christmas concert the band I play in gave last Saturday.  I’m told that they were absolutely adorable the whole time.
  9. Of course, since the concert, I now have, as my sister would put it, a karaoke of Christmas songs playing nonstop in my head.  Grrrrrr…
  10. That’s it for today, my brain can’t muster anymore random thoughts.