Saturday, September 23, 2006

This week...

This is what we've been up to this week...

Addie is EVERYWHERE! I can't believe how much work it is to keep her safe. She has bruises on her knees and some on her forehead...I find myself avoiding public places because it looks like I neglect her. I'm usually right by her...she's just quick.

Anyway...Addie has been busy exploring every crevice of the house. She loves the dogs and got really close and personal with them while they were eating the other day. We have always played with their food since we've had them so that they wouldn't be food aggressive and it seems to have paid off. We kept praising them for ignoring her while she giggled at them.

Addie is watching Kaylee eat.

"Do you see how he's eating, Mom?"

Lucas licking Addison's hand. They both like to stare longingly out the window.

Check out our "middle child". He's so neglected that everytime one of us sits on the floor, he comes and lays right across your lap.

Addie playing with a clothes basket.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Professional photos

We got the proofs back from our professional photos. There are some good ones. The link below is only good for 10 view them while you can.

I have no idea which ones to get so if you have a favorite...let me know!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Beautiful Addie!

Poor Addie has gotten a few new bruises this past week. She thinks she's bigger than she is and is trying more things that she should. Now that pulling up is easy, she is letting go. It's sad to say, but I'm seriously thinking about getting her a helmet. She is irritated with me when I follow her around to "protect" her, so maybe if I can get something on her head I won't have to smother her so much.

My sister and her family were in town so we spent a couple days in Topeka with them. We had so much fun. I miss them already!!!

Here are some highlights of our week:

Beth, Addison, Mom, Joyce and Toby- taking pictures after an evening picnic in the park.

Dad, Ken (my brother-in-law), and Caleb joined us for this picture. Micah was working so he couldn't be there...we missed him a lot though.

Addie found the cabinet full of pots and pans. These are pots that I'm happy to let her play with. She didn't pull them out though...instead, she watched her reflection in the lid. So cute!

Addie finally fits perfectly in those Levi jeans Aunt Debbie gave her when she was born. She looked so cute I had to take a picture.

Toby has started smiling since our last visit to N. Carolina and boy does he practice smiling a lot. He smiles about everything! He's such a happy little guy!

Here's Mema with both her new grandbabies! She just got off work and came home to this!

Caleb held Addie while they watch some T.V. She was actually pretty content in his arms for a short while.

Caleb drew a beautiful volcano and told quite an elaborate story about how they work! Isn't he clever?

Finally, E-Pa held Tobias one evening before heading to sweet.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Look What Addie is doing NOW!!!

Addison is growing up way too fast...

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She's ALL over the place. Not only is she pulling herself up, but she's taking small steps too! I can't believe how determined she is to move about.

Also...Addie is learning sign language. Everytime I sign "more" she opens her mouth wide like a baby bird (if she's interested in what I'm offering).

Since this seems to be a week of firsts, Addison decided to get her first cold too. She's had a stuffy nose and it's been hard for her to breathe when sleeping or nursing. But she's still remained in good spirits.

We had professional pictures taken today and Addie was a DOLL! I can't wait to see how they turn out. The photographer loved Addie and kept saying she'd like to keep her. She was quite the "ham": Miss Congeniality. The only problem we had was trying to get her to stay put! She quickly crawled off once we set her down.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

Addie is crawling pretty fast. We've installed a gate on the stairs now, but we haven't figured out what to do with the dogs' bowls. She worked her way over to them and played with them one night while I was making dinner. It's kind of gross, but at least she'll have a great immune system when she's older, right?

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We celebrated Mema's birthday on Thursday and took her out to dinner. Addie munched on veggie puffs and tried out a lemon too! (She wasn't a big fan of the lemon.)

Micah's parents came to visit over the holiday weekend and we went to Santa-Cali-gon Days and the Renaissance Festival. She actually fell asleep in her stroller!!!! Those of you who know Addie personally will find that to be quite a big deal!!! She doesn't even sleep in the car very often so the stroller was a shocker. I guess that's a testiment to how sleepy she was.

Here's Addison playing with the Queen's beads at the Renaissance Festival.

Addie tested out the merchandise at the R. Festival.

Addie and I tried to catch bubbles at the festival.

Here's Ruthann reading a book to Addie before bedtime.

Addison and her Grandpa Hunt.

We went to the KC Zoo on Wednesday with our friends the McConnells (Tara, Halle, & Levi) and the Edwards (Carrie & Kaden). Here's a pic of Addie with her friend Kaden.

We're getting professional family photos taken this Friday. I think they'll be great because Addie is at such a cute stage right now. She's very smiley and happy much of the time. I'll link the pictures once they're done.