S: Claire & Reid Mossing 2011
FC: A YEAR IN REVIEW | Claire & Reid Mossing
1: FAMILY | Claire and Reid You have given our family so much love, and so many wonderful memories. We are so blessed to have you, and each day we are truly thankful. Always remember how much you are loved.
2: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | January- Thursday's are swim lesson days and we all love going to the pool. Reid loves dancing and is all about reading books now. Claire taught Reid to clap, and at the end of the month Reid was brave enough to jump off the edge into the pool and blow bubbles. Reid also learned how to open doors and now plays peek a boo. Claire goes to Triple Fun for an hour every Friday by herself. She does so well and is growing up before our eyes. Claire was very excited for daddy's birthday and as soon as he got home from work she excitedly blurted" we gave you a present to drive a race car!" | When I am older I'll build a house for you. A really, really, really strong one. I'll make it out of concrete so it won't fall down, and I'll use tons and tons of wood. ~ Claire Mossing Jan 5, 2011 | Mom can I have a doughnut fromTim Hortons? and if you're tired you can have a coffee ~ Claire
3: MAKING MEMORIES | February - Reid try's to jump, he loves to copy his sister or mom and dad. Reid also pretends to wash the floor or table with a cloth. Reid also loves to climb on a chair and point to people in pictures. Reid claps for himself when you tell him he is a good boy. He also learns how to say "Thank-you, hat, that's hot" Feb 22 - top right 1 yr molar through. Reid is now very dramatic when he does not get what he wants. he lies his head on the floor and crys. Claire continues to be as lovable as ever. She is always talking whether it is to mom,dad, Reid or her toys. Claire is very affectionate to Reid, often commenting on how cute her brother is.Claire loves learning new things. One example, "Daddy you droove by a parking spot, you droove by!" Daddy says" Droove is not a word, I drove by." Claire says "Oh, thank you for teaching me something new.
4: FUN at the Pool | March in Vegas was wonderful! The kids loved the pool and being outside. We were so lucky to have Granny & Papa on our trip too! | First day at the pool, Reid saw the water and ran right to the edge and then did a belly flop in. Daddy jumped in to Rescue him, street clothes and all !
5: Daddy's Race car driving dream come true! He drove a Lamborgini and a Nissan GTR, maybe one day Claire and Reid will too! | Las Vegas | The Kids LOVED being outside. They were both especially drawn to all the beautiful flowers. | The castle hotel we stayed at. | All tuckered out | Night Out! | The Tournament of Kings was so fun! The kids both loved the show as well!
6: Mommy, " I wonder how you got sick Claire?", Claire, " Maybe I touched someone's sickness, or I didn't eat enough healthy foods. | Claire's first day of school was Apr 5, she was so excite! Claire loves to play with the pinkie tower.
7: EASTER | happy | Spring Time | Claire and Reid loved riding the quads at both grandparents places this Easter. They are also both really enjoying the slide in the backyard with any nice weather! | Whenever Reid see's a lid, he loves to grab it and put it back on the container ie. milk jug, margarine, jam | Reid has become my little helper! He empties the dishwasher, takes clothes out of the washer, puts garbage in the garbage can. He is starting to follow directions really well. | Reid's New Words: cookie, cracker, milk
8: Claire still loves reading and coloring but now she is learning to draw pictures. She likes to draw pictures of Rapunzel, stick people and beds.
9: Reid loves to ride on his tricycle - very cute, He also is eating really well with a spoon.When you ask Reid for a hug or kiss he will give one. Reid loves to go outside. Brings us his boots whenever he wants to be let outside | Reid's new words: yuck, ouch, socks, soose, cheese, up, out, flower, bird
10: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. | Claire Quote: " I don't want to eat or sleep because I don't want to gow up. I like being 3. Mommy " I like you being 3 too." Claire " You don't want me to grow up and live in a different house?" | Reid Loves to be outside! He loves playing in the mud with his fingers and toes. He also loves to ride his tricycle.
11: LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH | Censor | June - Claire can count to 18 with no mistakes.. She likes to pretend about her "Bear" "Bear woke me up last night, Bear needs a time out he hit me." | Reid's new words: Val, Papa, Bir, Baby, Bye - Bye, bus, moo, truck, car, ball, quack, tractor, croc
12: Dad made a big san box for the kids in the back yard.
13: Happy Father's Day | Tyron was the assistant coach for Claire's soccer team and she loved playing with her dad.
14: San Fransisco June 16 - 19 | San Fran was wonderful! Highlights were the Cable Cars at midnight, all the food, Alcatraz, Mr.Toads tour, China Town and Little Italy, the architecture and of course the atmosphere when walking Fisherman's warf. The kids did great at Granny and Papa's for the three nights.
16: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen
17: Claire - Loves talking about habitats and learning about everything! Lots of thoughtful questions. Claire loves going to the zoo, park and beach we had lots of fun at Stampede this year and out at the farm for a Krautt reunion. Claire and Reid loved the sandbox and slide | Reid - Saying lots of words! | Reid likes books esp. animals, cars, trucks and tractors. He loves cows and puppies too. Reid likes to do puzzles.
18: Summer Time! | Reid's first two words together "My Daddy, Want It" | Aug - Patty was babysitting Claire and they were playing princesses. Claire said" I'll find you a prince on my laptop." | Reid is able to Jump! Both Claire and Reid giggle when they practice jumping together. Reid loves going to the park and climbing on everything. He is a pro at the wobbly steps , climbing on the licorce ladders, and going down the slides head first. He also loves to ride his bike and is able to ride his bike to the park and part ways back.Reid likes books esp. animals, cars, trucks and tractors. He loves cows and puppies too. Reid also likes to do puzzles. | Aug - Claire likes playing polly pockets, dressing up, reading, playing hide and seek.
19: Claire's first day of preschool was Sept 2 - she had lots of fun and brought a paining home.Claire is trying to add numbers together. 1+1 +2, 1+2 +3, 5+5 +10. Claire was also excited to tell us how she learnt about roots in school. Claire and Reid's favorite thing to do together is sit together and read books. Claire will sit with Reid and read as she knows, book after book. Reid sits beside her and points and says what he knows. Claire will correct him if he gets it wrong. Very cute. Claire is able to continuously count as long as you prompt 20,30,40 ext. | Sept - Reid helps count when you count to ten. Counts on his own 1,2,4. Reid likes twinkle little star sung at bedtime. He gets upset if you try to sing something else and says"No. Twinkle" He can sing some of the words too. Reid really likes to dress up in his puppy suit and pretend to be a puppy. Reid is able to climb out of his crib at the end of September. He moved into a bed Oct. 2.One of Reid's first temper tantrums - upset because mom turned the water hose off when he was playing. Reid asks for "Care?" When he wakes up from his nap. | Sept Quotes - Claire "Mommy do you work tomorrow?" Mom, "Not tomorrow", Claire" Because you only work some days, not like poor daddy he has to work everyday." Claire, "Dad I am trying to take a poop here - I need some privacy." | Climbers
20: A Day to Give Thanks | At bedtime Reid likes to sit with Mom & Claire in Claire's bed and read books together. Each night Reid says "Good Night, Love you, See you Morning to Claire, Mom & Dad Reid loves dressing up in his Halloween costume and pretending to be a puppy. Claire dresses up in the suit too and then she has Reid be the "owner" very cute! | The kids loved the trip out to the Calgary Corn Maze, they loved jumping on the huge air trampoline, going down the big slide, looking at all the animals, going for a wagon and "cow" ride! Daddy went on a week long hunting trip for Elk and Claire was very concerned as to where Daddy's horse would sleep in the forest. We were all very excited to have Daddy home.
21: Happy Halloween
22: You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu
23: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
24: Reid - Knows the colors blue, pink, yellow, and orange. He like s to count "1,2,4,6" Reid loves when Claire reads to him. Reid now says Dad and mom's name "Tyron and Amanda" Very insistent on which books we read at bedtime. Saying a few sentences."What doing Mommy?Daddy Care?", "I want my soother/milk ect" | NOVEMBER | Quote from Claire, :Being a boy is more fun. You get to stand and stretch your legs when you pee. If a girl did that she would hit the wall." Claire continues to love to read, color and pretend play. She is also very interested in playing board games. | Nov. 30 - Reid cut his foot on the couch and needed two stitches in the top of his foot. | Zoo Trip | First school picture
25: DECEMBER | If you ask Reid if his diaper is stinky, he says "No, Clean" | Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.
26: HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY | Claire was so excited to celebrate her birthday with all of her cousins and friends. She was spoiled by all the great gifts everyone gave to her.Claire loved having her party at the gymnastics club and wants to do gymnastics now. It is hard to believe 4yrs ago our world changed completely with the arrival of our first baby. Claire is growing up before our eyes, she is so smart always keeping us on our toes. Claire loves to read, color, play princesses or dolls, pretend play and she loves to talk and ask many, many questions. | A daughter is a gift of love
27: Guests & Gifts Grma & Grpa - Hello Kitty Nightgown, Shirt pant outfit, stickers, castle, butterfly net Lisa, Amy, Daniel - Imaginarium drawing board, pj's, Bell doll with soft clothes Granny & Papa - Rupunzel shirt, striped shirt and jeggings, decorate mirror, cookie set, magnetic dolls, suprise guest game, camera A.Tara & U. Aaron - Barbie Makeup Kit, brush A.Tricia & U. Kevin - Castle Puppet Set A. Terrece & U. Jerrod - Stamp set & doll Dana & Al - polly pcokets and fairy secret doll Mason & Payton - Lego Rachel - Baby Alive doll Anelia - 3D design station Mackenzie - Stamp Art Sienna - candy land game Brayden - Barbie Fashion design Ayla - Pop-up Pirate Logan - shampoo, stickers, brush, barettes Kellan - Camera Elliot - Sticker book
28: Reid's 2nd Birthday! | Reid loved running around at his birthday party and jumping into the foam pit. He got spoiled by all our family and friends with lots of great gifts - there is finally some boy toys in the house! It is hard to believe our little boy is already 2. Reid is a busy boy, he loves climbing and jumping, playing with his farm and construction equipment and is really starting to talk well enough for us to understand him. I love first this in the morning when Reid wants to cuddle and at night when he asks "Mommy, lay with me?" | There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and a son" Author: Unknown"
29: Guests and Gifts Grma & Grpa - Farm Set, Farm learning shapes and numbers, pants and shirt Lisa, Amy and Daniel - PJ's, dump truck Granny & papa - Little people wheeles, Sound blocks, Thomas book, twinkle little star book, shirt, find and fit puzzle A.Tara & U. Aaron - little people discovery airport A. Tricia, & U. Kevin - "Cars" Monster Trucks (set of 6) A.Tereece & U. Jerrod - Tonka Vehicles Erik - "Cars" phone Archer - Cranky Bear set Mason - Hot wheels Rachel - Little Tykes Workshop Dana & Al - Police Force and Ambulance vehicles Brayden - dump truck Belziuiks - dozer Logan - singing puppy, walkie talkies, dino egg Kellan - gogo auto Elliot - Lego Duplo Sienna - shape sorter & toy story play set
30: Merry Christmas!
31: J O Y | Christmas was so exciting for the kids and us. Reid loved opening presents but was very scared of Santa. Claire was thrilled with all her presents and was very excited to see and sit with Santa! The kids also loved playing with all their cousins.