3 Years.


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Twilight Sparkle Dress for her My Little “Pony party” 

3 Years old. Its bittersweet saying goodbye to diapers, bye to naptimes, bye to the crib and bye to the last things that makes you a baby. Truth be told you haven’t been a baby for some time now, but now mommy cannot live in denial. You will start Pre-school this year, you use the washroom on your own and can get dressed by yourself, you have your own opinions and ideas about everything from what your wearing to what we should do today, and no hesitation to make sure that I am well aware of them!

You are a thinker, you tend to observe before you act, which usually serves you quite well. You are very strong willed, and my prayer is that it lasts far past when my influence weans, that you will be secure in who you are and not tossed to and fro by others, but for the time being, do you think you could maybe just maybe be agreeable once in a while.

You have an amazing imagination. You are always pretending something, the cup and spoon often have conversations and your favorite plaything are the things that allow you to create your own storyline. Pony’s being the top of that list right now.

You are social. You have many little friends, you often vocalize that Maddy is your “very best friend forever all day”. You love church and getting to play with the kids there. You ask if its playgroup day most days of the week as you are excited to see your friends.

You love beautiful things, dresses – the bigger the better, pretty hairdos, mirrors, princesses, castles, are what you are drawn to. You are also not afraid to get dirty and love to play outside (once your convinced to go out).

I love watching you grow into a little human, but you will always be my baby.
Happy Birthday to my little Princess

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New Bedtimes and a New Routine

So…anyone who has a toddler or preschooler knows bedtime can be a challenge at times. Our almost 4 year old has had a few challenging weeks in general as he seems to be dropping his nap but not having the energy to make it to bedtime without some serious bouts of cranky. We had some difficulty coming up with a way to move D’s bedtime earlier to compensate for this lack of nap (he was still napping for a good 2 hours the days he did nap!), while keeping the babies bedtime the same. A friend posted a link A Better Bedtime with the idea of letting the kids play by themselves in their room until they decide they are ready for bed….sounds crazy..but worth a shot! So after dinner (around 6) we told D it was time to go play in his room by himself, and that when he came back downstairs it was time for his bedtime snack and bedtime. I was sure it wouldn’t last….and sure enough 10 minutes later he came back downstairs…but since we had already laid out the rules I decided I was going to follow through anyways. So bedtime happened at 6:15…and by 6:30 he was in bed with the lights out…he sang for a few minutes, but didn’t get up (although I am secretly worried that I will find the room destroyed in the morning) and since 6:35 has been silent (it is almost 7:30 now)… Should be interesting to see what happens overnight and tomorrow.

And now we are 4

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Introducing Darcy:

Many of you already know, and some of you may not yet know our family has grown again! Our nephew Darcy has come to live with us!

Let me start by saying that the past 3 years have been hard on him, my brother, my extended family and us, as decisions have been (and continue to be) made for the best for the kids. So if I leave details out or you want to know more, please respect that it was probably intentional and out of respect for those involved.  As far as we are concerned, Darcy is a part of our family now and we would want him treated as such by the people around us. However his daddy is still very much his daddy and please respect that he loves him and the my brother is very much a part of his life.

Life is getting busy with a 3.5 year old and 6month old at home, but we are quickly adapting to becoming a family of four….it feels like we pushed the fast forward button…in 1 year we went from being newlyweds to new parents to having a toddler and a baby! And with that comes many more trips to the park, no more TV dinners, a car full of carseats and early bedtimes!

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Darcy adds so much fun to our household, he is constantly trying to make sense of his world and chatters non-stop. Raine loves having a sibling to play with and he can often make her smile. Darcy is also very protective and concerned about her when she is crying or upset. A prime example was this summer at  reunion everyone was clapping and Darcy was saying “shh, be quite, your hurting the babies ears!” of course like any siblings that’s only when he’s not the one taking her toys away from her!  And what a BOY, we now live in a land of Superheros, bugs, trucks, sharks and potty-training!

If you are a pray-er. Please pray for us as all of us are adjusting and that Darcy would feel safe and have a sense of belonging in our home. View More: http://mikaiicreative.pass.us/munro-familyweb-ready


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