Sunday, October 29, 2006

Addie and Daddy's Weekend

Mommy got a break this weekend and stayed in a fancy "cabin" so Daddy got to spend some quality time with Addie Sue. Father and daughter haven't spent a night together without Mom so no one knew what to expect. Not to mention that Addie was a bit nervous Daddy couldn't handle the responsibility. So what happened?

We played "Push the dog dish"...

"Opposite day at the Exer-saucer"...

I even let Addie pick out a movie to watch! She has good taste in movies just like her Daddy.

She insisted on showing me the proper way to use the remote control (apparently I've been doing it wrong).

After the movie we made scary faces at each other.

Then I showed Addie what it felt like to be a burrito.

We even had time to scrub the dirt away before Mommy came home!

So it turned out to be a good weekend after all. Although, Addie says that she gets to take a break next weekend.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Funny Girl...

I've got some good Addie stories to share. She turned 8 months last week and is acting like she's a toddler already. She's standing a whole lot more on her own and doing a good job of lowering herself to the ground without falling. She hates wearing hats now and pulls them off immediately unless I distract her and help her forget there is one on her head. Diaper changes are a nightmare now too since she rolls over right away and crawls off- she's got more important things to do.

Addie is still avoiding food like the plague. Some nights she'll surprise me and eat some carrots, but most nights, she only eats what SHE can put in her mouth. Last night, I got tired of her crying at me (with her mouth closed) everytime I'd bring the spoon near her mouth, so I just gave her the spoon and let her "explore" feeding herself. She decided to finger paint with it instead. She went straight to the bath and the walls had to have a good scrub down too.

Everytime it's bath time, one of us starts the bath water while she's in the living room or kitchen. In no time, she's peeking her head into the bathroom with a great big grin. She loves bathtime and has learned to associate the water with that special time.

Now Addison is using her "walker" to get around. It's funny when she hits the couch or the fireplace though b/c she doesn't know how to turn it around so she pushes really hard and then gets mad. Here's a video of her cruising around the family room.

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Friday, October 20, 2006


I had to add a post today b/c I got some funny pictures of "Little Miss". Yesterday while I was checking my email, I was aware that Addison had wandered into the bathroom. But then I heard the toilet paper roll unrolling and when I leaned back to see what she was up to, this is what I saw:

Here are just some more pictures of Addison in her pink hat her Gigi gave her. She always gets lots of compilments when she wears it, although it still doesn't keep her from pulling it off EVERY time I put it on her.

Addie is showing off her pumpkin.

And just like everything else... it went in her mouth.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Who Done it?

So we came home from eating dinner with some friends on Friday night and Kaylee greeted us with one of Addison's brand new shoes in her mouth. It wasn't on the floor, so I figured it was safe. Not the case. The shoe was torn to bits (it's leather, of course). So when I asked who did it, all I got were these blank stares.
Later on that evening, Lucas came downstairs with the other we figure he's the guilty one. Unfortunately, I bought these shoes only 2 days earlier so they didn't get much use. Too bad!

Here's our pretty girl all bundled up for our daily walk.
Doesn't she just look too cute?

More pictures of her in constant motion. I'm really not kidding you when I say, "She never stops moving." Even from the moment she wakes up, she pulls herself up and starts going.

In this picture, Addison had just fallen backwards, but caught herself. Then she didn't know how to get back up and she started to panic.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Climbing stairs

We didn't do a whole lot this weekend. We visited some friends on Friday night and Addie cooperated and went to sleep in their pack-and-play while we played games. That was a wonderful surprise.

On Saturday, my folks came up to spend some time with us.
After a bath, I gave Addison an Alfalfa hairstyle.

By Sunday evening, Addison had managed to climb the bottom stair. The next step, however, is too high for her leg to lift, so she was stuck on the first step and wasn't too happy about it.

We went to the zoo last Thursday with our friends Dana and Issac. Dana is a good "teacher friend" of mine that is staying home with her child as well, so we get to see a lot of each other. Issac is sporting a new fancy neon orange cast!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Busy, Busy

Addie is a busy girl. She is pretty much doing the same things as last week, (...crawling, pulling up, etc.), except now she is cruising a bit and talking a lot. She babbles all the time...mainly saying "da, da, da".

Addie got this new toy at a garage sale and she is so funny with it. It plays music, counts, etc. and luckily it has an "off" button.

Here's a short video of Addison talking up a storm...

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Other than that, not much else has been happening. She has starting waking at night and crying out more. Her doctor said that since she's so active and she still refuses solids she could be getting hungry, so I've starting feeding her at 11:00 and I think it's been helping. We've decided not to go to her in the middle of the night other than that 11:00 feeding to prevent a night waking habit. The bad thing is that our bedroom is right next to hers, so we've been sleeping in the guest room in the basement with a fan on really high to drown out her protests. I, of course, can still hear her because I'm usually not asleep. Yes, I still have insomnia most nights. It's amazing how a person can get by on such little sleep. I'd appreciate your prayers that I can get over my sleeping anxieties and become a "normal" person again.
We'll keep you posted on how things are going next week.