Zoey Marie had her 3 month check up today at the clinic. Doubt it will ever get easy seeing somebody poke a needle in your kid. But, she was a real trooper. The nurse giving her the vaccine, almost didn’t want to poke her because Zoey kept smiling and oooohing and aaaahing at her. Afterwards, she cried for a little and calmed down almost right away. She grabbed onto me really tightly, and I held on so that she knew it would be ok. Love my little girl.
She weighed in at 6190g and is 61cm long. When I saw the 6 kilo mark, I was a little startled. But, she is growing. A baby in our same group was just over 7kg, so they all have very different growth paths.
Interesting, because I checked out Ella Sophie’s card. At the same time, Ella Sophie was about 5kg and 58cm. At her 4 month check up she weighed in at 6065g and 62cm long.
I found a size 1 nappy in the diaper bag. I dont have the heart to throw it away. So cute! Can’t believe that she was once so little! She is just now getting into the size 3 nappies
It is finally beautiful Spring time weather outside. Zoey’s had her food, and we are going to enjoy a long walk outside.
Hope you all have a beautiful day! xoxo
This weekend, Ella Sophie and her ballet group had their photo’s taken. So there was a bit more extra effort with her hair and made sure that she kept her ballet clothes nice and clean.
All the girls looked so lovely. Each one of them looking to their moms and dads, and soaking up all the attention they were getting. Even caught a few of them practising their smiles, which was so cute!
Ella Sophie has really been enjoying her ballet classes. When she gets home from kindergarten, she loves putting on a show for us all. Dressing up in her many ballet tutus.
Our little girl. Really wonder what she will be as she grows up. I think it is awesome that even though she loves playing dress up in her tutus and dresses, she also enjoys playing doctor and playing football outside. Looking forward to watching our little girl grow up!
Hope you all had a great weekend xoxo
Our sweet little baby girl is already 3 months! Feel so blessed that she’s come into our lives.
She is quiet the smiley little baby. The changing table in the mornings, are filled with big bubbly baby smiles & ooooing & goooooing from Zoey
She loves to have somebody talking to her, her toys as she’s figured out don’t interact as much as us humans.
She is just as sweet & kind to her parents as her big sis was. She eats & sleeps, awake in the daytime & sleeps through the night.
She is growing fast. Have to pack away her newbie clothes, which is sad but makes me look forward to her being a tiny little person.
Hope you all are doing well! Have a lovely evening xoxo
This weekend, we celebrated Zoey Marie’s baptism. It was so lovely to be able to have my sisters and my mom celebrate her big day with us. The day went really well, and she was just as perfect as her big sister. She was the first out of four children being baptised on the day, and right after she was baptised – she fell asleep. She was the only baby that did cry when the Priest washed her head, if i remember correctly I think Ella Sophie cried too.
Her baptism dress, is the same dress that Ella Sophie wore. The dress is really special, because it is actually Even’s moms beautiful wedding dress. I think it such a lovely tradition!
I was so impressed with the Priest for pronouncing Zoey Marie’s name correctly, and he was really friendly explaining the procedure of the day to my mom & sisters in English. Before leaving the church, we had forgotten to take family photos. So that was a pitty. But, there are beautiful photos of Zoey Marie & that’s what matters
After the church, everybody met back at our place for some lunch and delicious cakes. Really grateful for all the help we received on the day. My sister, Tamaya sang ‘Isn’t she lovely’ by Stevie Wonder. It was so beautiful to hear her sing and the song was so fitting for the day.
The baptism was also a little bitter-sweet. Only because my mom and sisters left last night. I was very emotional, but the hardest was seeing my little girl cope with it. She really enjoyed her aunts and grandmom visiting. She couldn’t understand why they had to leave. It was a long night of tears from both Ella Sophie & her mommy. Thankfully, our Even comforted us & we are even trying to plan a trip around Christmas to visit them
Hope you all are keeping well! xoxo
p.s Here is a throwback from Ella Sophie’s big day, it feels like such a long time ago!
Today was Ella’s first day back at ballet. She walked out of the class with a BIG smile on her face. I knew sending her back to ballet was the right choice, as I watched her twirling & following instructions from her teacher. She was also really friendly with the other girls in the class. Proud mommy watching her dance
This was the first class where the parents had to wait outside. She was more than ok with that. Really feels like she’s growing up so fast now.
She made the teacher & all the parents laugh, when she asked the girls their names. Ella introduced herself as, “Ella Sophie Big Sister”
Great saturday, enjoying all the snow this weekend. Tomorrow Chloe is coming to visit, should be lots of fun
Have a lovely saturday night! xoxo
Pretty food makes me happy. Tasty pretty food makes me happy. Being able to grab a few precious moments here and there, to snap up a couple of shots feels just awesome.
I have been trying to find a new side dish for our Mexican dinner evenings. We usually have fajitas or taco nights, and we spice it up a little here and there. But, I wanted to find something new. Mexican coleslaw was something new for me. Red cabbage is something I love using in salads, for the beautiful colour it gives. So finding this recipe made me happy. I’m not a person that follows recipes step-by-step, so I just found some pictures and tried creating my own version of it.
I have also tried my hand at growing my own alfalfa sprouts. Super easy, and delicious in this salad. I tried to slice the cabbage as thinly as I could, topped it off with the sprouts and sliced mango. The mango added a really nice touch to this, and complimented the mint really well. The dressing I used was half a lemon, freshly grated ginger and honey. So fresh and good!
This weekend brought with it the years first snow. I’ve always enjoyed the snow, but now even more because of Ella. She lit up yesterday morning when she saw all the snow outside, and thought it was Christmas all over again :-/
We’ve been out for walks and play time. Ella insisted that I build a snow man, but the snow was too powdery. We threw snowballs at each other, not the best snow for that either. But, it got Ella laughing and she enjoyed it. Zoey took her afternoon nap, she sleeps really well outside. Always great to spend time with my darling Ella
Have a lovely sunday evening from us four xoxo