Monday, February 23, 2015

She's not a baby anymore?

Our little Munchkin is in the baby room in daycare.  The age's of the babies in that room, are from birth to eighteen months.  As most people get a full years maternity leave here in Ontario, they generally start at 12 months old.  There are six babies and two helpers in that room and it's run like a tight ship, very organized and they do a lot of things to help the babies develop.

It seems one of the supervisors has been watching our Munchkin and feels she is ready to move up to the toddler room.  They take children from around 18 months old up to around 2 1/2 years in that room.  Our Munchkin is 15 months old, and will be 16 months old when they move her.  They do it gradually by introducing her to the other children in the room over a three week period.

In the toddler room there are 15 toddlers to three helpers; and of course the fees go down which is good.  I was a bit taken aback when dd mentioned all this as to us our Munchkin is a baby, but the more you think about it, she isn't.  When they were here last week, the little toys we had in our basket didn't hold her interest at all; she has outgrown them. 

I was in the kitchen, so got her to do a couple of little things for me.  She enjoys helping.  The things they do in the toddler room will keep her engaged and developing and stop her from getting bored.  It is a good thing, but a scary thing for her Nana, to think she is no longer a baby.

We were in Wal-Mart on Saturday so went to the toy department to see if there was something to add to our toy box, and we picked up this.  This should keep both our Munchkin and our Little Princess out of mischief.  Should also keep Granddad out of mischief putting it together!

Talking about our Little Princess; they are still in India and will be for another month or more.  Our little Fella turned 5 months old earlier in the month.  We got this photo of him.  It's just the angle of the photo, his legs do not go on for miles!!
We also got this one of both of them:

Out little Princess is as brown as a berry with being out in the sun.  I am missing them both a lot.

Finally another bit of proof that our little Munchkin is getting bigger:
Yep, she was caught trying to escape.  The crib mattress has now been lowered, again!!!  She is her mother's double, as dd was an escape artist at that age also!


26 comments:

Linda said...

Sweet photos. Children seem to grow up so quickly...sometimes too quickly.

Sue said...

They grow up so quickly don't they!!

And they are both absolutely adorable :-)

Countryside Tales said...

Hi Gill :o) Thank you for the follow. Our children are all teenagers of various ages now, eldest is away in France for a year. It always takes a period of readjustment to settle into the new routine. Love the escapee! CT x

Fishcake_random said...

They are gorgeous little things, you are blessed.
I have already told my bump he isn't allowed to grow up once he arrives but somehow I don't think he's going to listen.
X x

Lynda D said...

Oh goodness, my baby is 18 this Sat and i remember those first few years in child care like it was yesterday. He use to scream until i was out of the building and then turn it off like a tap and laugh all day. Sweet Memories.

Enie Dub said...

Great to hear an update about the little ones.

You may be interested in "Storybags" - you theme a bag with a book and put lots of things in the bag that the children will enjoy, discuss and play. I heard about them in work - if you google you will probably find info. Think they are also called Storysacks.

Evelyn said...

they are so sweet and grow so quickly! I can't wait for grandkids!

anexactinglife.com said...

Nice to see all the kidlets! It is bittersweet when they move up from the baby room to the toddler room and later the preschool room!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I want grandbabies to spoil, but I'll enjoy looking at yours in the meantime! Beautiful babies!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Gill having grandchildren seems like so much fun. They are so beautiful. Hug B

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So sweet! Grandbabies are the best. Perhaps one day I'll have some of my own.

DeniseinVA said...

Your grand babies are adorable Gill.

slugmama said...

My baby turned 19 yesterday so those days are long gone for me.
Not yet become a grandma and none of my 3 are married yet but I can't wait to hold some grandkids.

Your grandkids are beautiful and growing so fast. I remember reading when the Little Princess was just born. Hug them tight!

Jane and Chris said...

The thought of newborns in daycare makes me so sad.
Jane x

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They're so sweet!

Sonya Ann said...

They are beautiful!!!!! Looking at them makes me miss when my kids were small.
I got a week and a half off when I had my daughter and one week for my son and then it was back to work.

One Family said...

Cute pictures! They grow so fast.

Rose said...

Don't you just want to hit a pause button and slow them down a little bit? I cannot believe she is that old...it only seems like yesterday when she arrived. Also, the Little Princess--starting to look older as Lorelei is.

They are all such adorable children...


Winifred said...

They do grow up so quickly Gill. They seem to grow up faster than our own children did. Maybe they've speeded time up recently!

William Kendall said...

They grow up fast, don't they?

Karen said...

They grow so fast! The youngest of my 7 grandbabies is 6 this year.
You will sure see a difference in your Prince and Princess when they get home. Not seeing them for just a few weeks sure makes a difference.

Deborah OBrien said...

Such little sweethearts! They grow up so fast, blink and you'll miss it! Adorable ~~~Deb in Wales

Country Gal said...

They grow so fast don't they ? Lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Cute kiddos! Yes, it is amazing how they don't stay babies, isn't it?

Sabrina said...

They are really adorable and you are right: they grow so (too) quicly....

Holly Hollyson @ Full of Beans and Sausages said...

The two girls are so pretty. But yeah, they have both grown so much!! And your little fella is gorgeous too. Lucky guys getting to go to India, I love the best exotic marigold hotel and so so so want to go to India now!