Thursday, November 29, 2007

Willow Loves the Mirror

This is very entertaining for the wee one. I think she is starting to figure out that the pretty girl in the mirror is her!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gifts.....

Wow! The time sure flies! Willow continues to be the brightest light in my life (and every person that she touches with her baby-joy-beams). I try to capture every moment but it is just not possible. Much of this time is a precious gift that only Mummies get to experience. Today I got many toothless grins and big giggle...all for me!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Willow Loves the Lights




I know it's a little early still but...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....and Willow had her first look at all the sparkley lights at the Golden Acres Christmas display. Adam said it reminded him of being a kid and going to the Eaton's Centre to look at the displays in the store windows. It was so fun to watch her trance-like stares!

Willow and her Music Box

Everything this girl does just melts me....

Willow the Rock Angel




She's really getting her smile on! I am going to miss that toothless grin!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Willow's First Swing!

These are the moments that make being a Mama so fun!





Thursday, November 15, 2007

Four Months Old!


























In the words of Adam/Daddy, "Can you believe it?!!!!"

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wow!


























Did I mention that Willow can almost sit up on her own now?

The Wind and the Willow.....

Willow is now sitting front ways in her stroller....I guess she has been doing it for a couple of weeks now. She likes facing out to the world but still she usually has a little snooze too. She also does this cute thing when it is really windy..she sort of sucks in the air really quickly and 'tastes' it with her tongue while making in these really sweet little grunting sounds. I am not sure if she likes the wind or not...it seems like she is just trying to figure out what all this extra air is about.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mama Love

Well little Willow, my gorgeous girl, is only a few days away from being four months old and I can't believe how quickly she has been changing and growing. It is amazing to watch her discover herself and the world around her. Yesterday she experienced quite a bit of excitement and curiosity as she licked and tasted the apple that Dad was eating. In fact she didn't want to stop licking...her tastebuds must be getting a little bored of milkies for every meal! On Saturday she had a fun time as someone new carried her around in her carrier - Opa! I think they both had a lot of fun. But truly the most amazing thing that she has been doing this week, and I wish I had a picture of it but I don't, yet....she can turn the pages on the little story books as I read them to her. I find this totally amazing! Her hands are still a little clumsy and don't always seem to go exactly where she intends, but she can get them in there to turn the pages of her board books. And it is deliberate! Yesterday we were reading and she did it about 5 or 6 times! Is this normal? I have no idea but I think she is a super genius! I mean, she's not even four months old yet! Willow, you truly amaze me...I love you more than I ever thought possible! So, today was back to story time at the library, which she really enjoys. And right now is nap time... and I found a perfect little Haiku in my Haiku Mama book that I just need to share:

O, lovely naptime.
You are better than birthdays
with the gifts you bring.


I am really into this Mama thing...it is rewarding and entertaining...it's beats the hell out of having a 'real' job and just like Morag said, it is so much more fun than being pregnant! Give me pukies and sleepless nights anytime over overflowing in-boxes and voice mail messages! I Love Willow!

Friday, November 9, 2007

A Week in Willow's World....

No time to type...these pics will have to do....





















She Loves her 'saucer....


























Look at those little legs!





















she loves her new highchair...especially the toy tray...(food what's food?)




















...and of course a little swimmin'



and the highlight of Willow's days...the classic jolly jumper!

Willow's Many Faces....




















I see quite a bit of Adam in this one....

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Willow's First Halloween!

Willow seemed pretty excited by the trick or treating fun! We only went to two houses, our neighbors the Shannon's and later, Grandma and Opa's house. I was glad that she didn't mind being a 'lil pumpkin in the costume I made. It was good because it was so fluffy and poofy that it ended up keeping her warm. Of course, we ate the candy, not her.