Happy Thursday. We've already had a great couple of days, the weather has been killin' it so we've been outside getting messy and then kids couldn't love it more. I just hope this weather sticks around all next week too!
It's been a few months since I last updated these kiddos so here we go.

{Ryder is 17 months and Miss D is almost 3.5 years old.}

^ This photo cracks me up, it's so "them". Ryder splashing away not caring, Delainey freaking out because her pants got a bit wet.

Weight:
Delainey 28lbs, Ryder 20lbs.

Eating:
Well this changes from day to day for our threenager. She is for the most part a good eater. She can put breakfast away real well and would be pretty content eating snack all day. Her favorites include pretty much all fruits, crackers, yogurt drink and love homemade smoothies or "milk shakes" which is a smoothie. ;) She could eat pasta for every meal. She has been doing much better at dinner time and has been finishing what we put on her plate - it's never all that much and all things she likes!

Ryder tucks food away like a champ. There are very few things he doesn't like but he will put them in his mouth many times anyways only to make a ridiculously funny face each time and spit it out. He finishes his meal and then points to his sisters plate wanting more.



Sleeping:
Not much has changed here. They go to bed typically around 7pm, Delainey a few minutes after Ryder as she gets another story after our story time together in Ry's room. Delainey can get out of bed when Momo wakes up which is either 6:20am or 7:00am {weekday vs weekend}.

Ryder usually wakes up between 7:00-8:00am on weekends. We almost always have to wake him on weekdays. Ryder still naps morning and afternoon. Lately he's been having really good naps and I typically wake him from those too. Delainey rarely sleeps in the afternoons anymore. I enforce {as does Gramma} quiet time for at least 30 minutes which she does do quite well.





Likes:
Delainey loves painting, coloring, crafts and baking. She loves snacks, Kitty Cat, Peppa Pig and Daniel Tiger. She is happiest outside as long as it's not cold or windy and is excited for biking season. She loves reading to Ryder and helping me read at bedtime. She is so happy to be back at gymnastics and is always excited to go to preschool. She loves play dates and going to do "something fun". Even if that's going for groceries - she loves grocery shopping. She loves sleepovers at Ma & Pa's, watching bike videos and hikes. She adores dancing, music and Taylor Swift. She requests "Taylor Swift new song" more than once a day and her and Ry have a dance party while she instructs me to be the boy {Zayn} and she is Taylor Swift. She often wears her bossy pants and likes things just so - meaning her way or the highway.





Ryder loves Delainey. And playing and doing whatever Delainey is doing. He loves hockey, hockey sticks and balls. When he wakes up every morning he points to his toy box and says ball. He loves dancing to bike videos and wants to ride a bike SO badly. We are on the hunt for a helmet cause he can walk with D's bike he just isn't all enough. This summer we will have 2 kids on bikes I think! Ryder too loves eating, snacks and being outside. He loves climbing, exploring, getting messy and making a mess. He is a trouble seeker. He loves sitting on laps and reading books, pulling marker lids off, playing with the vacuum or mop, emptying the toy basket so he can sit in them and still can be found playing in Cruz's water bowl.


Dislikes:
Delainey hates when things don't go her way, when something gets wet or dirty that shouldn't be and when Ryder gets too close to something she doesn't want him touching. She can cry on a dime and her moods change just as fast.


Ryder dislikes when he can't do something D is doing. When we say no to something, when it's almost dinner time or when I leave the house.





What's New:
Delainey still loves preschool and "Bemnet" {her little boyfriend Bennett}. She is registered for next year, again for the same 2 days a week. We are going to have her speech assessed in September. We aren't concerned about her expressive or receptive speech, it's only the clarity as she talks a mile a minute and it isn't super clear to those who aren't around her a lot. I know she is only 3 but after all my years working in my field I am very strong believer of early intervention so even though I know she would only qualify for the 2 years of mild/moderate funding I want to access that early if needed.

She is registered for her first solo swimming lessons for 2 weeks every morning at the beginning of July. I think this will be really good for her.

Coloring skills are pretty great. She is starting to draw happy faces and our family which is pretty much the cutest thing ever. She knows a lot of letters and will print a D as long as I don't ask her to.

Gymnastics is one of her favorite things and she's a pretty good little gymnast.

She's wearing mainly 2T-3T clothes. She is growing out of 3T leggings in length so we are ready for capri and shorts season.




Ryder has 12 teeth. He also went to the dentist for the first time.

Ryder is still in size 3 Kirkland diapers and wears mainly 12-18 month clothes but I have transferred some of Delainey's 2T tees into Ryder's closet. And when it comes to shorts weather he will still fit into last summers 6 month ones!

He is SO chatty these days. He copies so much of what Delainey or we say and it's getting pretty clear. He has 20 + words that we understand within context.

He gives the best hugs, kisses and cuddles.



It's so fun watching them play together and really love on each other. As soon as Delainey is lying on the ground Ryder takes that to mean he should lay on top of her. Then the giggles starts. I love it. They are such a fun age together.



I obviously could go on and on about them and I am sure I am forgetting a thousand things but that's an update for now. They are pretty much the greatest and I can't believe I get to keep them. :)

{Delainey's 17-18 month update HERE - so fun to look back and see the similarities. They were the same weight but D only had 5 teeth! ha}
Happiest of Tuesdays to you! I am wearing my white jeans today because it's spring and guess what?! It's snowing. Of course. But that's ok, it's my last day of work and then I have 12 days at home with my 3 side kicks, I just wish Justin was off with us. Anyways, on to randoms.
Check out my superstar SIL in latest issue of Swerve magazine!


Outfits. I am honestly so sick of my closet. I am hoping spring weather turns that around.



I won a bouquet of flowers from Fleurish {2 locations in Calgary} and they are so pretty and honestly get prettier every day. Plus they are SO springy!



We got the proofs back for preschool photos...
Oh my word. I was not expecting much at all but they are beyond cute. We ordered the 2 left top and bottom but I seriously considered ordering them all.


At the end of the month Justin has been working out with me 5 if not 6 day a week{and encouraging me to workout when I don't feel like it} for 90 days! I am beyond proud of him. Whether he likes it or not I am sharing some before and afters. He is also learning to love some Focus T25 workouts!


Ryder is turning into such a little boy and I just love it. I am already SO excited for this summer with them as they are such buddies.
But I came across these photos and oh my goodness, where did my baby go?!




Happy Monday! We had a great weekend and I think this nicer weather is sticking around which makes us all very happy. Rewinding back...


I went to one of my SIL Crystal's barre classes one evening and it was definitely a booty kicking working out. I really enjoyed it and felt it the next day!


PS. You can still use code ALISON10 for $10 off a 10-pass or a new intro pass at Barre Body Studio - both locations!

The weather was so mild mid-week that we took advantage and went for a very slow walk/bike ride. D is so good and zips ahead but turns around and comes right back to check on us. Ryder cried for about 5 minutes chasing Delainey on her bike. He wants to ride a bike so bad it breaks my heart.



Happiest Outside tees c/o Live Love North



Muddy puddles makes things better.


Again with working on what is ok to pick up and not. No to bunny and coyote poop. Yes to rocks.



Delainey had gymnastics Thursday morning. She always asks to watch the big girls before class now. 


After gym we went to my Nana's house for lunch. The kids has lunch playing with her toys and of course having a dance party to the beach boys! They were spoiled with ice cream with chocolate sauce AND rice crispy squares for dessert after lunch. :) 
Ryder getting some shooting tips. 


At home while Ry napped D and I made green rice crispy squares with sprinkles for her preschool snack for St. Patrick's Day. She was pretty excited about it. She is a huge lover of all holidays and anything where you can dress up, decorate and makes things for.

Thursday night as always I taught a full Surf class - and Jeff came to class again! :)


She came home from preschool SO excited. When I dropped her off the preschool room was a mess - the toys, name tags and chairs were everywhere because of a pesky leprechaun. ;) They tried to find him all class but he was too quick so they were told to look at home for him. 
And that she did. She was on a mission! We facetimed with my parents when we got home and she talked a mile a minute telling them about it! {And again when Daddy got home!} 
We even searched the ravine on our walk and no such luck at finding that leprechaun. Maybe next year. :)

Preschool crafts are the best. 


We had a green picnic for lunch with lots of snacks. Ryder polished off almost that whole bowl of kale chips! Lots of Love Child Organics snacks so the kids were in heaven.



PS. Use code LoveChildBA to get 15% off on online orders at Snuggle Bugz

While D was at preschool we picked up some little Ryder size hockey sticks and Ryder is thrilled. The hockey sticks go everywhere with him and he's always searching for a ball. 
He's so chatty these days it's so fun. He wakes up asking for a "ball" or "wawa" {his water}. He loves pointing to photos and telling us who everyone is - he mainly calls Delainey "D" as we call her that a lot, but says Cruz, Ma, Pa, "Gamma" for Gramma..



This little vest belonged to a boy I used to work with - who is now 17. Vintage baby Gap. :)


Saturday morning waffles. Helping clean off the cool-whip spoon!


Saturday Ry and J went to home depot while D and I did our nails. We worked out before lunch and then I had a staff meeting at Illume. When I got home we enjoyed an awesome family walk as it was beautiful outside. Ry was happy with his hockey stick and D rode her bike,





We headed over to Leigh & Brian's for dinner after that. It was a super chill night of pizza, painting and playing. Ryder and Amelia gave each other big hugs too!


Got home and the kids went straight to bed and I requested a movie that didn't require me to think. :) This one did the trick, although I wouldn't say you should run out and watch it.


Sunday we did some chores around the the house, worked out, got groceries and went for a very windy play at the park and walk.



Justin BBQ'd dinner. Ryder was a stage 5 clinger so helped me in the kitchen.


Bike movies and bed. :) 2 days of work for me and then SPRING BREAK!