Christmas Card Outtakes

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The Christmas Market

IMG_0764_Fotor_Collage32The weekend before last Pete had to work so London & I went to the The Christmas Market downtown.  We had a really nice time walking around, checking out the shops, and visiting Santa.  They had a gingerbread house & huge snowmen all around that London LOVED!IMG_0793_Fotor_Collage89

She thought Santa was pretty funny and loved the idea of leaving carrots for the reindeer.  I think Santa got her interested by asking her to leave him cookies.  I think she somehow thought cookies were involved for her.IMG_0826

Visiting Santa last year.

Happy Halloween!

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This little girl had the very best time handing out candy tonight.  Her excitement was precious.  Here’s a little video.  She’s yelling “Kids, kiiiiddddddssss”.  The few times we were waiting for another group to arrive she was yelling “morreee”.  I don’t think she actually knows what candy is.  She had a few smarties but didn’t even ask for any.

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It was busy.  Very busy.  We ran out of candy at 267 kids around 7:30pm.  I’m sure we would have had 100 more had we had the candy.  We know for next year!  London was a little generous with the candy early on, so Pete had to reign her in.  In the end we had to limit to 1 piece per kid.  It was so funny to watch the two of them.  IMG_0451_Fotor_Collage

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We had such a lovely Thanksgiving day & weekend.  It was relaxing & productive.  I’m finally getting around to getting some things done around the house.  London’s room & our room are finally coming together.  It feels good.  I tried to take some pictures to post of London’s room to post but there wasn’t enough light in there this evening to get photos.

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The weather was gorgeous all weekend.  Saturday we rode our bikes to swimming, Sunday we rode around town, and today we rode all the way to Davisville for lunch.
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We spent lots of time at the playground & playing in the backyard.  London painted pumpkins today…and the house.  Pete smoked a turkey yesterday & we had our “Thanksgiving” dinner last night.
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Mess!

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Last week I was in Calgary for the week.  I got this picture from Pete.  So funny.  London emptied all the cabinets & drawers while he was in the shower.  I guess she walked out & came back in & said “uh oh, mess” like she had nothing to do with it.  Look at her face, looking at daddy like “what happened here?”

London Elizabeth: 18 Months

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At 18 months you are feisty.  So much personality & lots of attitude.  You are determined & strong-willed.  You are so smart – I’m continuously amazed at how fast you pick things up & at your memory.  You are curious & aware – your teacher at school told me that you always know what’s going on and, even though you are so busy, you are paying close attention to your surroundings.  Today when I picked you up they told me that you were determined to walk the balance beam – and kept doing it until you walked end-to-end without falling off.  They (and Daddy & I) are also impressed with your vocabulary.  You’re picking up new words everyday & are able to verbalize more & more what you want/are feeling.  You’re also funny & so silly.  Always doing things to get a laugh.

You started “school” on August 17th.  It took you about a week to adjust but now you walk in, sit in the chair to put on your indoor shoes then beeline to the table for breakfast – I’m lucky if I get a bye-bye.  You absolutely love being outside & would play at the playground or in the backyard all day everyday if that was an option.  You are so busy, always on the move.  It’s go, go, go until you crash.  You love being together with Daddy & I.  On the few occasions you sleep in bed with us you usually cuddle with one of us but like to be holding the other’s hand.  You’re not a big cuddler but are definitely affectionate.  Daddy & I get plenty of kisses, pats/rubs to the back, & hand holding.

The last 18 months have been the very best.  London you are loved beyond words.  Daddy & I are so proud of you and feel so lucky & blessed that you call us Daddy & Mommy.

18 Month Stats (September 21st)

Height: 34 inches (90th percentile)

Weight: 25 lbs 5 oz (a little over the 50th percentile)

Perfect!