.@TeddyOutReady: January 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Strange Mood - Wordless Wednesday

My little boy near the lake with ducks swimming nearby. We are feeling blue, it happens  sometimes, may be it is because of winter.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2011 Top 10 Teddy’s Achievements Report (10 - 22 months)

1. Walked 2 times a day for 2 hours during spring and summer – played on the playground near Community Center. Got some tan and became fit.

2. Attended swimming classes - Parent and Tot1 (10 classes) –   Parent and Tot2 (2 times, 10 classes each). Comfortable in water, may hold breath and be under the water 10-15 sec. Likes to swim by himself in inflatable armbands. Enjoys diving in the water: by himself in armbands and with assist without ones. Discovered and swam in Simcoe Lake, Buckhorn Lake and Conestoga Lake, as well as in outdoor pools at Conservation Areas.

3. Attended My Gym starting fall. Enjoy bars, obstacle courses, balance beams, slides, ladders. Ball pool and trampolines are favorites of all. 

4. Likes to dance. Unfortunately we couldn’t find the place were they teach kids dance before he turns 3. But we got Wii and Just Dance games. Now Teddy dances when and how he wants. Nice moves.
5. He can eat with spoon and fork. Still awkward, but without help.

6. Teddy loves puzzles. Some of them from age 2 to 6, but he already solved and bored with them.
7. Likes to have everything in order and show sign of frustration if something is not where it should be in his understanding.

8. Remembers everything. If he sees in a magazine or on TV something that exists at home, he goes upstairs or in another room and brings that to show us. Sometimes he sees something on TV and then brings us the magazine with a picture of  what he found.

9. Likes to watch KidsCBC and was on seventh heaven when he spent 10 minutes playing with Sid and Captain Claw during CBC Open House. Teddy also was a part of Kids Canada Team on CBC with Power of Help. We recorded it and watch from time to time when he asks.

10. Once I witnessed how Teddy switched on DVD player, Extracted DVD from there, Put that DVD in the box, Opened DVD box with his favorite cartoons, Inserted new disc in DVD player, turned on TV and sat in armchair to watch cartoons. I pushed Play button on remote, to start playing, but the rest he did by himself.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beauty and the Beast movie in 3D

Last Saturday we attended advanced screening of Disney Beauty and the Beast in 3D movie at Yorkdale Silver City, Toronto.

It was first time Teddy went to watch a real movie, if not counting Movies for Mommies where he slept or cried most of the time.
This time my little man was quietly excited. He was equipped with kids’ 3D glasses and watched the movie almost till the end. And I understand why. 

After 10 years what you watch changed significantly to magnificent thanks to 3D and add to that the amazing music and songs, you get an idea how magical and fascinating the movie is. The enchanted castle, birds, weather, snow, village, people, animals, all these give you such an amazing view, so for us the movie was like a new discovery.

And I still remember how Bella was dancing with the Beast and how her yellow dress is swirling while she moves, so beautiful.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I Caught Santa in my living room

When I first saw iCaughtSanta.com, a site where a custom Santa photo can be made, my reaction was "WOW" what a great idea.

Customers can upload any photo (I took my living room photo), add Santa Claus, download & print as proof that Santa was in YOUR HOME.

In 3 easy steps I received a custom made photo with Santa using iCaughtSanta.com The site is easy to use in terms of scaling and rotation, it also has about 20 poses of Santa to choose (some of them really funny) to fit your photo proof.

My little Teddy was very excited when he saw the photo, pointing million times at the Santa.

What an amazing way to create some magic things, I only regret that I am not a kid any more.
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