29 May 2016

Charlie Dawn: 8 Months

Eight months old. EIGHT! Where is this time going? I love watching Charlie grow up and hit her new milestones but it is going by so quickly that it makes me a little bit sad. I know I say it every single month, but its so true, time is going by way too fast!!

Length - I'm unsure.
Weight - 20 lbs?
(This is a guess. We will have a measurement at 9 months)

Charlie is wearing size 3 diapers and is fitting in all different sizes of clothes. There is some 3-6 month still (mostly the pants), sleepers and onesies are mostly 9 months, and we are wearing some tops and dresses that are 12 or 12-18 months.

SLEEP: Sleep is still still something to be desired. I blame being back and forth between the trailer and the house, and not having any type of real schedule. I mean, she sleeps all night, but often wakes 2-3 times to eat. Its the quickest way for everyone to get back to sleep, and thats what works right now. I want to sleep train her, but I think it won't happen until we move in to our new house.

- Charlie started crawling a couple weeks ago, and now we are go go go!

- Standing up. She LOVES to stand. Often if she is fussing, if you stand her up on her feet, she will stop! She has started to pull herself up to standing too, and will get herself stuck standing in her crib, as if she doesn't know how to get down.

- She pushes her self up to sitting. This started almost a month ago. Now I often find her sitting up in the middle of the night, or playing around din her crib at bed time.

- Charlie has started to babble now. Just as of this past week, she is goo-ing and gaa-ing all the time. When she is happy, she squeals and "talks" like crazy!

nursing - she would still rather have breastmilk than anything else.
big sister
anything she isn't suppose to have
eating purees (she has no interest in real food)
being the centre of attention 

(can you tell she is getting trickier to photograph? she doesn't want to stay still!!!)

BIG SISTER: Palmer doesn't quite understand that she is quite a bit bigger than Charlie, and is always lifting her up, and horsing around with her, thinking it is fun for everyone, when in fact, it's not. I know she means well, but I find myself having to tell her often, "be gentle." She truly loves her hard, though. I do love watching them play together. Now that Charlie is sitting up and getting around, their playing has gotten even sweeter!

MY THOUGHTS: I love this interactive stage. I love watching the girls play together and love watching their relationship grow. I can really see the love in Palmer's eyes for her little sister, and Charlie's far always lights up when she sees Palmer. I hope they always have this love and admiration for each other!

11 May 2016

Eat, Sleep, Drool: Shop Spotlight

What I love about small shops is the unique pieces you can find. Pieces that are not available in big box stores; ones that no other kids have. Special pieces. Thats exactly what this romper is. It is a unique, fun piece that you won't find anywhere else but EatSleepDrool.

Ashlee started EatSleepDrool after her son was born. She began making her first bibdanas when Arie started teething, and she was changing his outfit multiple times a day (mama's, you know you can relate!!) From there, her love for sewing grew, and now she is making everything from slouchy beanies, to leggings, and rompers. And, Arie was even featured on Buzzfeed as one of Canada's top 13 Adorable Etsy shops! How cool is that?

This little romper is so fun.  Charlie will definitely have this on repeat through the hot months. It is light, airy and perfect for summer.

I love the little lace detail, and the subtle floral print. and the ribbon tie is the perfect way to pull the whole romper together. 

Lucky for you, Ashlee // EatSleepDrool is giving away a custom romper to one of you! All you have to do is head over to my instagram and follow the directions in the post. 

If you make an order, use the code ESDFREESHIP1 for free shipping on any orders of $50USD
And for all my Canadian friends, EatSleepDrool runs a discount to offset our poor dollar right now, CANADA10 for 10% off!

Go over and check them out here:

Disclaimer: Product was gifted to me by EatSleepDrool in exchange for this post, however as always, I only support products I love, and all opinions are my own.

9 May 2016

Oh, Hello Monday....

I always get a little sad when the weekend is over. Monday means daddy is back to work, and I'm trying to keep two kids entertained for 8 hours alone. Most days we make it through fine, but today is rainy and windy and gloomy, so it's indoor activities today, and what looks like a few days, so we all kind of start to go stir crazy! 

We had a great weekend. It was sunny and gorgeous all weekend, filled with family time. Aside from the couple of hours Mitch was out on a trouble call, it was nothing but outdoor family time. 

We went to the park, had family walks, and enjoyed throwing rocks in the river while Leaf barked and chased after them!! 


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!

5 May 2016

Little Berry Patch: Shop Spotlight & GIVEAWAY

I'm excited to bring you another great Canadian company, Little Berry Patch.

I am often hesitant to order leggings for the girls from small shops because you really never know if they will fit true to size, or if the quality will stand up to a baby or toddler, but after receiving these cute leggings from Little Berry Patch, we are so so so happy to report that these do! The quality of these pants are outstanding and the fit on little baby legs is perfect. I love that they are a tighter fit, like a skinny style, which I find are difficult to find for babies. 

The fabric is so soft and I can tell it is a good quality. Not only that, but it is oh, so cute!! She sent Charlie the Turquoise & Coral Arrows and I love them! The prints she has in her shop are modern, and cute and so fun. Melissa says she likes to choose prints that are bright, whimsical and cheerful, or that remind her of the outdoors. 

Make sure to give Melissa some love and visit her sites!! You are sure to find something you love there!! Plus, she has provided my readers with free shipping, using the code CRAZILYNORMAL

My friend, Melissa at Little Berry Patch, is giving away a pair of leggings (either her Tigers & Triangles, Feathers & Chevron or Cats, Cats, Cats!) to one of my instagram followers, so head on over there to enter and be sure to tag a friend (or two or three) for some extra entries!!!

Disclaimer: Product was provided to me in exchange for a review, however I only endorse products I love and as always, all opinions are my own.