Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy birthday Allie!

Today was Allie's 6th birthday, so this evening we made a trip to Dairy Queen to celebrate.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy girl

This little rockstar got a full night of sleep and even slept in until 9:00! She was extra playful (and cute) this morning after getting so much rest.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Fever!

Sunday turned out to be a beautiful spring-like day with temperatures in the 60's. After being cooped up all winter, we were ALL eager to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.

Allie enjoyed her Sunday afternoon nap on the deck.

After naptime we took a nice walk. Within moments of leaving the house Addison was out like a light!

I'm sure there's more winter weather to come, but we're enjoying this while we can!

Bumbo Fun-bo

It's a corny title, I admit it.

Our little girl is getting stronger and stronger each day. She seems to really be working at and wanting to be sitting up more than before, so we decided to give a try in the Bumbo chair. She kind of liked it! It's so crazy to step back and see your baby sitting up!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our little chatterbox

Addison has recently discovered her voice.... and she seems to really like how it sounds. Sometimes she'll really get going, take a deep breath, and try to belt her sounds out even louder. Last night she was in really rare form and I was able to get a bit of it on video for your viewing enjoyment.

I don't know if you could actually hear the toot on the video, but I promise it was there. You see how she's kind of shaking her head no to deny it was her? She's so smart.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Showered again!

Yesterday my students and their parents threw a shower for Addison and myself at school. It was fun to see my kiddos and hear their comments about Addison. The moms who put the shower together did a fantastic job of gearing it to the younger audience. They started out by giving each of the kids a card to write a note to second-grade-Addison. David and I really enjoyed reading through them when I got home. Some of our favorites include...

"Dear Addison, I hope you have fun in second grade. If you need to know 18+50 it's 68." (random, but helpful)

"Dear Addison, you will learn how to add 3 numbers at one time." (way to freak her out!)

"Dear Addison, I know you will be good in second grade. From your good friend ____. P.S. Here is a good math problem 200+500=700."

"Dear Addison, I think the best thing in 2nd grade is going outside. It is so much fun. Your mom is a great teacher. This is at your baby shower."

"Dear Addison, It is so much fun in second grade and your mom was my teacher and your mom is asum (awesome)." (she may need a little reminder of my awesome-ness by second grade).

"I hope you have a good year in 2nd grade. Do good in math. I do hope you learn a lot of stuff. You twinkle like a star!"

and my personal favorite.... (spelling mistakes included because it's cuter that way)

" If you have a litel sister she will be anowing." (annoying)

After writing their cards to Addison, they each made a model of Addison out of playdough (they could choose baby Addison or 2nd grade Addison) and had their picture taken with their model. We then enjoyed delicious cupcakes and punch and opened gifts. Once again, we were spoiled by many wonderful and generous treasures!

While I'm definitely sad that my time home with Addison is winding down to a close in a couple of weeks, I can't think of a better group of second graders to spend my days with.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Two months old!

Happy birthday, Addison!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Nursery improvements

It's been over a week since we've posted, so I figured I ought to give an update! We've had David's parents up for a long weekend and Addison sure has enjoyed having her grandma and grandpa here!

I am proud to announce (but not too proud because I realize that it probably won't last...) that Addison has been sleeping through the night for over a week now. I think I've only gotten up in the night with her once in the last 10 nights. It has been... AWESOME! So with that step taken (and the peace of mind having a video monitor), we decided to graduate her to her "big girl" crib/bedroom this past weekend. Grandma Gafford, Addison, and I took a trip to JoAnn Fabric's on Friday for some odds and ends to decorate her room with and after a couple of hours that night with my sewing machine, this is what I came up with:

(note the adorable model in the picture)

Addison continues to bring us the utmost joy. We are so thankful to have this beautiful, healthy baby in our lives!