I must admit, it’s been a long time since I’ve actually sat down and really written up a post. We’ve been busy catering to sponsors posts and attending events and promoting that I’ve totally neglected doing these updates. It’s been expressed to me before that you guys love reading baby updates and just about my life! So I must apologize that I haven’t been holding that up on my end. Well, where do I even start?
Life. Has. Been. Crazy.
House Move Update
Who knew moving can be so stressful? I will not be moving again in the entire life. Ever. Again. I’ve moved before don’t get me wrong, but I guess it doesn’t count when you are just moving out of our parents house. I had like 5 things and there’s no deadline to clear the house. During this move, we had my parents stuff in my basement. And trusttttttt me, I’ve been selling on those Facebook mommy forums for MONTHS. I thought I got rid of a lot of stuff and boy was I wrong. I think my mover guy wanted to murder me.
Here’s a brief pre-convo with my mover guys :
me: I’ve already uploaded a 15ft truck of stuff to the new house and I’ve sold a lot of bigger items. There’s not much left in the house to move.
mover guy: Ok, estimate time for your size of house should be 4 – 5 hours.
Reality: 12 hours later, 2 round trips of his 20ft truck. We FINALLY cleared the house.
AND this is with me already taking down the closets, beds and TAPING everything and moving everything from the basement to the main floor to help with the process. I underestimated just how much stuff we have. So really it took 3 round trips to finish clearing my house…. this is not including the leftover garbage, random crap in the house. Seriously, I keep going back to the house and I KEEP seeing random things all over the house! It could be nails, paper, etc. I am so traumatized of moving, we’re never doing this again. This. will be my forever home.
Old house…. and photo below is the new home
We rented a truck for the first round of move. Yes, we had two more rounds. It was crazy. I will do a full update on this once I get the house finished! It’s still a bit crazy right now!
Baby Month 17 update
Time flewwwwwww. I can not believe she’s 17 months. She’s walking/running now. How crazy is that. She is def. a character. Full of joy and curiosity.
Sometimes, I can’t believe just how smart she is. I always tell other she’s my little monster and when she’s hangry she turns into a demon. I knew from 6 months she’s going to be a handful.
- stubborn as fuk
- mind of her own
- knows exactly what she likes and what she doesn’t like
- can’t sit still for a long period of time
- she knows when she is not suppose to do something but still do it anyway – then turns to me and give me the biggest smile
She is learning so much from her Montessori School. It’s crazy how fast they pick up things. I’ve been doing some readings when to introduce her to certain things and what is the best age for them to learn that certain task. I know I’ve been practicing the Montessori learnings since month 6. I really want her to learn all the practical skills at an early age. And combined with home learning and her school – I really do see a difference. (I’m still working the temper…. man this girl have a temper). I swear it’s like KARMA. I have a daughter’s who’s EXACTLY like me. I was really praying her to have my husband’s calm demeanour.
Picture their brain like a house, suggests Harvard University’s The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture, your genetics is the blueprint, a healthy environment supplies the building materials, and their experiences build the house.
SCIENTISTS HAVE A TERM FOR THIS WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY – A ‘SENSITIVE PERIOD’.
During this time, your child’s neural circuits are especially open to learning through new experiences. After the window closes – though it never slams totally shut – the brain can still learn that skill, but it’s harder, and the results are rarely as good. Trying to teach children a skill before the sensitive period for that skill has ‘opened up’ is a waste of effort according to Harvard University.
There are different ages to learn different things. So maybe I’ll write them in my next post!
This is her LOVING that swiffer. She is obsessed with cleaning.
Brunching with the BOWO Tribe
Tracey is seriously one badass boss babe. She’s launching her own app – how amazing is that?! She organized the lunch with all the boss babe and I’m so glad I went and met up with all the ladies! I get to dress up 🙂 That’s a very rare moment. These girls are truly amazing and I feel like I’m in my comfort zone during meal time because, well, see for yourself.
The very same day….
I got her a play kitchen off Kijiji. I wasn’t planning to buy her a play kitchen until we moved to the new house. But seriously…. it was too much of a good deal! This set alone is $1000+ off Pottery Barn. So I hauled my ass there and bought it. I’m so thankful the guy helped me carry it out to my car!!! It was HEAVY… and I was literally dressed in a skirt and heels.
Safe to say that she loves it! I did wrapped it up as soon as we brought it home because we were moving and I was prepping – so she didn’t get much change to play with it. But now – she LOVES the play kitchen! I will write about this post more later.
We are launching a WHOLE NEW LINE on PetiteVie Home. Please do stay tune as we make our first announcement. The shop has been on hold for the past month, but once I get my table I will open the shop again!! AS SOON AS I get a table – I’ll be able to start working on the orders again!
I’ll leave it here for now.
Until next time loves,