Sunday, June 28, 2009


Paige Signe McCance - 7lb 15 oz - 18 inches long - June 26 2009 - 8:22AM

I'll share more later, but for now here are some pics. Paige is a complete doll! She came into the world very quickly (i.e. no time for the epidural) and has been sleeping ever since. Hailey's in LOVE - as are the rest of us! We're adjusting really well to the new life - much better then when I had Hailey. It's all wonderful. We're happy.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Picture Update

Do you ever have months where you take hundreds and hundreds of pictures...and then some where you take next to nothing? Well, June is a hundreds and hundreds of pictures kind of month. We've been busy and I've had my I thought I'd share.

The month started out with an afternoon in the pool. We've been having WONDERFUL weather lately, so a few days in the kiddie pool are a must around here. Hailey put on last years swimsuit to mark the occasion, it only took 5 minutes of stretching to get into it...but I don't think her ego is damaged.

Then after that we had a week of rainy out came the finger paints. This was a first in our home and I was sooooo nervous of a huge mess the whole time! But Hailey did really well, and I did ok considering the fact that the paints I opened were not actually finger paints, but 3D paints. And although the packaging said they were washable...they weren't so much. Well after 10 minutes of intense scrubbing they were. But Hailey had fun and I let her do it again a few times that week. And on a fun and exciting note - Hailey learned to say all her colours! She can't quite match them to the colour yet, but she can say them! Only a mom would be proud of such an accomplishment - but it really is so fun to hear her learning new words and trying to apply them.

After the Colouring, we made a few trips to the Zoo. I'm now a proud season pass holder, which means I can go whenever I want! La di da! We've been with friends and family a few times and plan to go many many more times this is Hailey with her cousins! She's the little one in the white hat - the one that doesn't look like a boy!

After our Zoo trips, we went camping with the Allreds in our ward. We headed out to Writing on Stone and had a blast! It was soooo stinkin' hot there (38C) so I was oh so grateful for the Air conditioned RV...which technically isn't camping, but still fun! Hailey had a blast with Kyka (Kyla) and she just couldn't love Julie anymore! We had fun hiking in the Hoodoo's and Ben had fun freaking me out while he hiked and jumped around - with Hailey on his shoulders.

Dad 'babysitting'. Classic

While we were down at Writing on Stone, we stopped in at the boarder and picked up Hailey's new toddler bed. Oh my, it's sooooo cute! And she's so in love with it. The first night we tried to put her in it didn't work out so well - she came to the door three times whimpering and half crying. So she slept in the crib that night - because you can't not give in to her sweet little whimper. But day two was a breeze and has been since! The novelty hasn't worn off yet - which works wonders at nap time! She's more than willing to give up her fun activities as long as she gets to go sleep in her new bed! Gotta love it!

Let's see...what's next? Oh yeah, we've had a few good afternoon thunder showers which was just so wonderful for me and my little daughter who is starting to become afraid of sounds - sense the sarcasm?? Seriously, all I hear these days is "wuz dat noise??" All day long - for every noise you can imagine! Really. Sometimes she's really good at figuring it out, but sometimes it gets her really really worked up. Hailey did love playing in the rain one afternoon though and even enjoyed hearing the distant thunder - well, once I explained to her that it was the clouds bumping into each other that is.

Then we had a few days of dressing up in mommy's high heels and getting all pretty. I LOVE having a daughter for this exact reason!!

After that we headed up to Ol MacDonalds resort for a camping family reunion with my moms family! It was a lot of fun - even though I hardly slept. Hailey loved the water guns, and the train ride the most! I loved the Air conditioned trailer - again. I must be pregnant! Speaking of which...we now have Central Air Conditioning - ahhhh heavenly! For those of you who say it doesn't get hot enough up here for require it - well you just haven't tried it out. Because seriously, there is nothing better! I'm in LOVE! Anyway, here are the pics of the train...and a mischievous little girls and a water gun!

And finally here is my 39 week belly shot - with my lovely sister in law Lauren who is just 3 months behind me! We live just down the street from them, so we'll be seeing a LOT of each other once our babies are born.

And last but not least - a picture of Hailey in her 'helping dad in the garage' attire. Hailey and her dad are Best friends!! So she gets to help outside a LOT! I'm sure she'll be helping him even more once this baby arrives.

And that's it! I'm 4 days away from my due date, which means I want to have this baby right NOW! Hailey was 4 days early and I was sort of expecting the same sort of luck this time around. We shall see!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I've been sewing!

Yep - I've been busy sewing for this new little baby. I'm in the home stretch now - 28 days until the big due date - which means almost nothing! Anyway, I've been madly trying to get things ready. We just ordered Hailey a new "Big Girl bed" and hope it gets here soon. I'm still not sure if she'll be in it any time soon - since we all love the Crib! Hailey especially loves it. But at least it's on it's way and she will have the choice soon enough. I have all the clothes unpacked, washed and put away. We have diapers and a few other necessities all ready to go. So now we're down to the last few the car seat, the cradle, my hospital bag and a coming home outfit for the little baby. Once those are done, all we have left to do is wait.

So here are two of my blankets:

The minky one - oh soooo soft

And the throw-down quilt (big enough to lay a baby on, too small to cuddle, but small enough that I can lay it on the floor with one hand - PERFECT!) The quilting on this one took HOURS!! It was my first real quilt ever and I've learned quite a few things (like how to cut better then I did, how to sew the pieces together better then I did, how to not quilt so tightly together so it won't take hours and hours to finish the final touch) BUT I think it still turned out kind of cute! Actually I love the quilting I did - it took forever, but I wouldn't change least not on this quilt.

I plan on quilting two more - one for Hailey's new bed and a matching one for the babies crib. Those are less of a priority though - so they'll be done...eventually.

So besides being totally consumed with nesting we've also been trying to get out in the RV a bit before out lives change completely (We're hoping on two more trips before the baby comes). We did take a trip down to Montana on May long. All I can say is there is nothing better then a portable DVD player. Seriously, the 5 hour drive would have been unbearable without it.
Look at how mesmerized Hailey is

Here's one of the little girl in her favourite chair, eating her breakfast in the RV. Pretty cozy.

Hailey and I...and the big-rig (that would be my 34 week belly - after a 5 hour drive). Not the best situation I've been in, that's for sure!

When we're not RV-ing, I'm usually just my regular old white trash shown here:

That's what my lucky neighbours got to see last my defense, I was 35 weeks pregnant and needed to do some painting/crafting outside. I have NOTHING that fits that can get really dirty. So, out came the pre-pregnnacy trash clothes. Nice hey?? I honestly should not be sharing...but it is kind of funny.

Anyway, when I'm not totally white trash, or sewing, or nesting, or cleaning; I'm speding my time trying to prepare Hailey for the new baby. We've hit some seriously awful terrible two's. Wow. That's all I can say. The good thing is when she's not being 'terrible' she's really really really sooooo sweet. I'm totally loving her more and more each day. She really is cute. We're just getting a lot of extremes in the mood department...which might just be her personality - she is my daughter you know!

Speaking of cute, here's Hailey new favourite spot, under her new slide (thanks to Chantelle and Sheldon). She LOVES playing with her babies in there. Cute hey?

And finally here is my 36 week belly in all it's glory!

So hopefully I can post a few more times - and then hopefully the baby will be here!! YAY!