Friday, May 09, 2008

Welcome to the Wee Circus of Amazing Acrobats!

Ok, so we've been spending an 'unhealthy' amount of time at home and Skyler has been - at times - listless and mellow (reads: not her usual squirmy self).

BUT, there have been little bursts of energy in-between and Skyler, being Skyler, made full use of the opportunity to test out a few new "death-defying" antics.

Once again, I'm left speechless.

*Sorry for the blur images, I had a hand holding the camera and the other hand out to catch my little acrobat just in case she fell*

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Incarcerated...but not for long!

Our little pumpkin has taken ill...we've been stuck at home for the last 4 days because Skyler is having a bad cough, runny nose, diarrhea and, don't make me tell you how many times I've been vomited on. (The plus side though, baby vomit isn't as vile as adult vomit)

Poor baby has been waking herself with her incessant coughing and because of her very blocked nose, refuses to eat or drink anything except breastmilk. It's been tiring to say the least, but she's a little trooper and sickness hasn't been able to contain her curiosity at discovering the world.

We're craving for a little outside action...I'm just saying.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Sanity Of It All

For the last 5 months or so, Skyler and I have been happily socializing with other like-minded moms and their babies. While the 20something me might have considered this a total 'aunty' thing to do, the 30something mommy-in-me looks forward to our weekly meet ups!

It keeps us both sane - me, finding support in moms that totally get the whole multi-tasking, juggling, 'balls in the air' thing that us stay-at-home/part-time working moms go through. And for Skyler, it's a great time of interacting with other babies and toddlers. Oh, and did I mention, learning to stand her ground with little boys who just can't wait to hug, grab and plant their slobbery kisses on her? Shh..don't tell her papa!

We meet with a lovely group of mommas on Monday afternoons and with another cosy group on Fridays. And sometimes in between, we meet to take our kids to the Botanic Gardens for a little morning picnic, fresh air and quality chatter.

At the Botanics:

Amanda & little Karen, Ailing & her Sophie

Eugenia & Evangeline

Karen & Skyler (can you believe that these 2 are just ONE day apart?)

At the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden:

Skyler & Ethan having a chat it seems

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Spick & Span...NOT!

I think I really do need to adopt the MOOP (Matter Out Of Place) mantra because currently, the washed clothes are on the dining table, toys in the kitchen, unpaid bills on the washing machine, newspapers in the laundry basket and magazines in the toilet (ok, maybe those were put there on purpose by Es)...HELP!!!

The Aftermath...

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Yo Momma said: Never sleep during dinner!

It's been getting increasingly difficult to get Skyler to take her 2nd afternoon nap lately. Without nap no.2, she gets really (and I mean REALLY) tired by 7pm. She looked like she was about to doze off one evening while I was giving her her dinner, so I took out my trusty video-phone and filmed her hoping to catch her fall asleep in the middle of din-din.

And she did!!!

What amazed me most was that she still allowed me to feed her even after she fell asleep. What?!?