Category Archives: Oakley Carter

21 Question Interview with Oakley

i thought it would be fun to include oak’s on my blog post. somewhat of a “feature” if you will. As i was looking around for some fun questions to ask Oakley, i found Krystal over at Tie A Little Ribbon had done this with her daughter, and i just thought it was so cute. without further ado!

WORD FOR WORD straight from Oak’s lips lol

1. What is something mommy always says to you? mmm about school. mommy you tell me about school

2. What makes you happy? mommy and daddy

3. What makes you sad? daddy and mommy

4. What makes you laugh? toys, and crazy bad toys

5. How old are you? im 3

6. How old is Mommy? umm what? umm 3

7. How old is Daddy? mm 1

8. What is your favorite thing to do? i love toys

9. Who is your best friend? mommy and daddy

10. What do you want to be when you grow up? a police man

11. What are you really good at? race cars

12. What are you not very good at? cleaning

13. What did you do today? go to ava’s on the bus. on the airplane and the bus at grandma’s. (we went to ava’s in the car and went to grandma’s in the car to feed her cat)

14. What is your favorite food? pancakes

15. What is your favorite song? la la like you do (love me like you do, ellie goulding)

16. What do you want for your birthday this year? cake

17. What is your favorite animal? Ferrari. i love power wheels. i love Ferrari. can you buy a Ferrari and a ghini(Lamborghini) mommy?:

18. What is love? cars

19. What does daddy do for work? concrete

20. Where do you live? at home and at grandmas

21. Where is your favorite place to go? the car store (any car dealership to sit in cars)

 

thats it there you have it from my little ones mouth, as you can tell clearly all that matters is cars, cars and more cars, and the EXPENSIVE ONES too. now head on over to my sweet friend Mary, over at Cherry Blossom Love and see her interview her sweet little Parker!

Nicole

a broken foot & preschool!!!

i. cant. even. three. years. old. in prek. HOW did this happen? how did he get so big? why doesn’t he even miss me when he’s there LOL. On Sept 6th 2015, Oak’s started prek. He was so excited to see his teacher “miss amanda” and play with “all his friends” that he told me he had (although he had never met any of them haha) i kept thinking this is the day weve been working up since summer started and its here. in the blink of an eye. He goes 3 days a week 3 hours a day. its perfect for me to clean house and do laundry and make supper. about a week before school started i decided it was time to take away his naps as he was still sleeping his 130-400 everyday but then he wouldn’t go to bed till 9 at night and then sleep in the next morning till 830… and that wouldn’t work as he had to be at school at 830. so now our day is up at 730, plays for 15, has breakfast, get dressed, and out the door at 820. i come home clean prep dinner, etc. and hop back to get Oak’s at 1130. its the perfect amount of time for me, and the perfect amount of time for him! his teacher, his SLP, and OT, all say he is doing wonderful. he truly is becoming the perfect little man.

prek, pre air cast

prek, pre air cast

In other news if you didn’t see on my Instagram, 2 days before school started, we were at a family BBQ, and oak’s got caught in the cross of a bigger dog, and he got hit, flew, fell, and broke his foot! At first i just thought it was like sprained or something less severe, but after 8 hours with alternating Tylenol and Advil we decided to go to the stollery to get it looked at. We wernt in the waiting room long however once we were put in the room we waited about 2-3 hours before the doctor came in and sent us for some x-rays. When the Dr came around after he was thrilled to tell us Oakley didn’t break his foot but he had to talk to the pediatrician on call and then he would release us. Well, i guess they chatted and looked more closely at the x-ray and it was broken or fractured as he said. it was the metatarsal bone connected to his big toe…The Dr at the time said we didn’t need a cast because of where the break was but he did tell us we needed to follow up with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and off we went. 1 1/2 weeks later we met with this awesome peds’ specialist and she was shocked that he didn’t have a cast and shocked that the Dr. even said he didn’t need one. We tried to put a cast on and well that didn’t go as planned, he was hysterical.  I kept yelling wheres plan b wheres plan b,  as you could have guessed they didn’t have one. about 10 min goes by and she comes in with the tiniest air cast ever. we put it on and Oak’s was thrilled. ” i can walk again ” he screamed! it was so sweet. all the nurses and technicians were giggling at how cute he was. we left rebooking for 3 weeks later.  so on Sept 30th we the went back and they re x-ray’ed the foot. turns out Oak’s broke 4 bones in his foot. They didn’t show up in previous x-rays and they aren’t quite sure why but the Dr. did say its one of the weirdest breaks shes ever seen in her career. She told me like it is – “if this break happened to an adult, they would have been off work for 3 months, no walking, and multiple surgeries” HOLY CRAP! The specialist also said that although Oakley is healing great there are 2 bones with abnormalities on them, which we will keep an eye on. We have since taken his air cast off and he is walking, with a bit of a limp but that’s to be expected. We have another follow up in 6 weeks and then again in 3 months

3 stages of the break!

3 stages of the break!

thrilled to have his air cast on.

thrilled to have his air cast on.

besides school and his broken foot, we are all doing wonderfully, and now that this is my new normal i hope to blog more often, i really love looking back and remembering all these memories and milestones oakley has had.

Nicole

“Oakee big boy momma”

here’s an ppdate on sweet little {not so little} baby cakes!

How Old: 2 1/2 (32 months)

Height & Weight: 42″ (99%) & 29 lbs (40%)

Teeth: he has all of them!

Sleeping: still great! 130-4 he takes a nap and 9pm-8am is his bed time sleepy time…  unless he has a nightmare which is rare he doesn’t really wake anymore at night. He now sleeps with his two stuffed dogs a chocolate lab he calls and a pomerania he calls booboo, and usually a hot wheels car. i pick my battles LOL

Drinking: water, diluted juice, yogurt drinks and 2% milk

Eating: most everything except meat.  THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!

Diaper Size: Oak has been PT’ed since his birthday.

Clothing Size: basically were moving everything to 3T right now, which is a freakin issue because hes tall and skinny he needs the length however, he needs adjustable waistbands for the skinny boy problems ha!

Love’s: what he wants when he wants. typical 2 year old. he loves his big cousins, loves puppies and kitties and loves to brush his teeth himself…. also currently obsessed with pancakes. he wants them every single day for breakfast.

Loathe’s: meat… the struggle is real. boy doesnt like meat. hes like his momma. he also hates being woken up and doesn’t like to be inturpted to do anything like eat or potty if he’s playing.

Words: i think at his age he should be saying about 300 words, putting together 2 and 3 word sentances and really starting to take off with vocab, but hes defiantly no where near that yet. as i said in previous posts we are working with speech laungage pathologists (SLP) and have registered him in a SLP prek class and starts in september 4 days a week 1/2 days, which i really think is going to make a HUGE difference. he currently says probably 100-150 words, combining a few sentances. but has a long way to go. Last time he was assessed he was about 10 months behind where he should be.

Personality: so kind, so sweet, so well mannered. and simply inspiring.

xox

Nicole

better late than never! AUGUST FAVORITES!

sorry guys! a little late with this one. 🙂 heres my favs for the month of August and i just cant.freaking.believe.its.september. IS THIS REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW? its like basically christmas lol.

 AUGUSTFAVS

ONE oakley has been obsessed with this little set, specifically the cup with the lid, it has a little clip you pull open and closed and has the perf little hole so not so much beverage comes out at once, oak is a cronic spiller and this has done every well in our house this month!
TWO song of the month has been i love only you by nitty gritty dirt band, lord knows its old, but its just sooooo good, and everyone who knows me KNOWS i love me some country.
THREE nyx butter gloss in apple strudlelhas been my fav this month i’ve been wearing it like, everyday. i love basically all of the colours in the butter gloss but i’m really loving apple strudel, ive gone through a couple of tubes of this in the last couple months and ill be repurchasing more and more and more
FOUR SQUEAL! my new glasses! girl can see again, these are the frames i got and i love them, they are different, i never thought i would be getting a coloured frame but i did and i get compliments all the time, my husband says i look like a nerd, in a sexy good way! i got them at FYI doctors!
FIVE these are one of my JUSTFAB shoes that i recently hauled, which you can read about here, these shoes are the bomb. seriously thought, they are SO comfortable and it is crazy that i think i’m going to order another pair in fear of these ones ever get old and fall apart??
SIX greet tea lemonade {starbucks} baby! we had some super hot days in august and ive been loving this drink… of course next month youll see what my fav HOT drink is, since its been FREAKIN SNOWING WHERE I LIVE @#$P(&!@(&P!!!

 

till next time loves.
Nicole

old navy toddler haul

ITS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE DAYYYYYYYYYYYYYy {when the postal lady drops off my packages} YAY. i love getting my stuff in the mail its like christmas all over again. Even if it’s not stuff for me. LOVE shopping for Oakley. & i always find the CUTEST stuff for him at old navy. i love that they have amazing prices and then they always have sales. so i got 30% off of pretty well ALL items, so i got some shirts for like 4$. YAHOO. i cant pass up a good deal. i got all of this plus some of the same items in larger sizes for next year. i’m all about comfort for Oakley, occasionally he dresses up which means jeans and a nice shirt but mostly its just lounge pants and a tee.

toddlerhaul

ONE self explanatory. so cute, dad taught me everything, well, all the bad things
TWO well Oakley is basically a super hero by day, and night… well 24/7 so i thought it was cute, he loves to jump off of stuff and run around crazy, again just another cute shirt for him to wear with basically any casual pant
THREE L O V E. perfect autumn/winter sweater to be dressed up with some jeans
FOUR fitting for us! ty is in construction so its cute to see Oak wear a shirt like this
FIVE i actually got these in a “calla lily” color but they are OOS, so here’s the black ones, again just another pair for our upcoming winter holiday
SIX these are my most favorite pants ever. I’ve been buying them since oak was 1, they fit SO good, they can roll up for a warmer day, or down for a cooler day. they are lined and IMO perfection. so i buy these in every size and always get a few colors, we’ve had 6 pairs already and will continue to buy more if they have them as he grows older
SEVEN just another cute laid bad long sleeve for the winter months, and pretty cute for my wild two-year old
EIGHT exact same short as number six, just in another color
NINE swim trucks for our winter holiday. Oak used to wear these but now that he is potty trained he doesn’t like them as they absorb some water and are a little heavy so these shorts are perfect cause they are just net lined.

till next time loves.
Nicole

DIY Canvas Art for toddlers

well we have  had such a fun weeks doing all types of little DIY projects, but i wanted to show you all something super fun, super easy and art to hang somewhere in your house, which these will hang in Oakley`s room, have yet to hang them, but they will be this week : )

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED
ONE painters masking tape
TWO any size canvas` that you like
THREE acrylic paint (or any kid safe paint) in an arrange of colors
FOUR optional painting smock
FIVE picture hanger
SIX newspaper or an old painting sheet or towel (acrylic paint is water soluble so if it does get on somthing it is easy to wipe up)
SEVEN optional clear sealer spray (as i said prior acrylic paint is water soluble so if you think the spot you are going to hang them might be humid or get wet somehow you can spray the canvas to seal the paint on)
EIGHT optional paint brushes

*TIPS*
i went to michaels with their usual weekly coupon and got 40% off my purchase, luckily i only had to buy the hangers and the canvas’s themselves so i spent around 10$ only. if you already know of the specific place you want to put these canvas’s you can have specific colors out for your child that will be fitting for the space to make it home made but chic it up a bit!

STEP ONE tape the edges of the canvas off, this is so the paint strictly stays on top of the canvas and doesn’t go around the edges, however if that doesn’t matter to you then no need to tape off
STEP TWO lay out your newspaper on hard surface, i just used my floor
THREE put one of the canvas`on top of the newspaper and take off all the lids from the paint containers (i have done this craft a few times, have used the paints i linked above and also these (which also come in an array of colors) paints both work great, if you use the bottles of paint its easiest to squirt a couple colors on paper plates to use)
THREE set toddler down and let them go at it! i chose to let my son finger paint, in between each colour i just wiped off his fingers before dipping into the next color
FOUR set out and let dry for a day or two
FIVE 24 hours later, pull off the painters tape you wrapped around the edging and spray the optional sealer on the canvas where your toddler painted(just a light coat is good) let dry for another 24 hours
SIX attach your hanger to the canvas, and hang on the wall and voila! personalized FANCIER THAN PAPER art work!

sorry for the poor quality photos they are with my iphone.
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my little picasso, he did awesome!
ill be hanging them one ontop of the other in his room when i hang them i will be sure to add a updated picture of them!

till next time loves.
Nicole

Oakley is TWO & perfectly perfect

How Old: TWO years old on July 2 {pure insanity}

Height & Weight: 37 1/2 (95%) & 27.5 lbs (40%)

Teeth: he now has all his baby teeth, except his two year molars

Sleeping: great! 1-330 nap and 8pm-8am, hasnt awoke an night in months! WHOOP

Drinking: 2 % – he was on whole milk however he was SO constipated, even after introducing a high fibre diet and restoralax (sp?) that after a couple months we switched to 2% and he hasn’t had not one hard poop since then

Eating: everything, he has days he doesn’t love food and other days he eats as much as me.. he does eat white meats but doesn’t really like red meats!

Diaper Size: happy to announce hes not in diapers!! FULLY POTTY TRAINED BABY. has been for about 3 weeks now, started around his 2nd birthday and he took it like a champ. very minimal accidents like 3 the first day and 1 since then, i’m so proud of him.

Clothing Size: 2T in basically everything, theres a couple pairs of shorts with adjustable waist pants i had to pull out in 24 months cause since we lost the diaper and his booty is so skinny he needs the smaller waist again lol.

Love’s: still his big cousins, and really loves outside, everyday he wakes up and says out mama knees (please) its supa cute.

Loathe’s: well he used to love bath time but its hit and miss lately.. he still takes one every night as part of our routine, however sometimes he just plays in it for 30 minutes other times 30 seconds after he has been washed body hair and teeth.

Words: although he does talk alot more then my last update, it’s not enough 🙁 recommended amount is about 50 words at his age and although i’ve never sat down and counted i dont think hes really there yet, he has been working with a speech pathologist/therapist/ and will be starting play and say group classes with other kids his age that are behind in speech. he will also be getting tested in march( or earlier ) to see if he qualifies to go to a funded speech pre-pre k. some words he does say are things like mama out, again, more, please (knees), hi, bye, up, down, oh no ( i’m sure atleast 20 more) and says some spanish words weve been working on like besos (kisses), hola (hi), rojo (red), adios  (bye) and more…

Personality: Oakley is so loving, caring, sweet, and fun! he loves to have a good time and make others laugh by laughing at himself

Milestones: besides potty training, he knows all of his body parts even harder ones like armpit and nostrils, which is cute i say where’s your nostrils oak, and he puts both fingers in his nose holes. he’s a gem

incase you missed my last post here’s a couple updated pics of oak from our family shoot june 22. 2014 just two weeks before he turned two.

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LONG TIME NO TALK! & family photos!

wow, i’m so lame! i cant believe its been a year or so since i last posted. i feel like i have no excuse other than life just takes you by! Oakley is now TWO YEARS OLD, say WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHTTT?! not possible. i just was pregnant like yesterday.. well that’s what it feels like anyways. i will do a separate update for him since hes changed so much in the last year. hes just such a little man, seriously i’m so blessed.

Anyways, i wanted to update you all with some adorbs family photos. i asked the photographer that did my boudoir photos (for my hubby for a wedding gift) and she did our engagement photos to recommend a family photographer in my area as Jennifer moved to Vancouver, and well, she recommended a lady Carla, who seriously is UNREAL. she spend like 2 hours with us and just captured Oakley so well, all his little looks and gestures. hes such a ham. Carla was like 33 or so weeks pregnant when she shot the shoot end of june and she rocked it. i’m so happy i listened to jennifer and chose carla for photos. i got 88 photos back from her and i cant choose cause i seriously am obsessed with every single one of that, that’s not an a joke either!!! here’s a couple in the mean while till i do Oakley TWO year update.

 Oakley + mama oakley 09 oakley 13oakley 12 oakley 09oakley 47oakley 49oakley 52oakley 56oakley 59

HOW CUTE IS MY BOO BABY?

seriously though i want to give another shout out to Carla, she is amazingly talented and i just couldn’t have asked for better pictures capturing my little family. i feel so blessed to have these memories i can look at forever. chat soon!