Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Our little miss seems to be fighting an infection of some kind. She took two naps today and they were each 3 hours long. She also had a fever tonight when we put her to bed, so hopefully that isn't a sign that she's going to lose the fight. Her lips were actually a little bit blue and that concerned me. I called the doctor and the nurse told me to keep an eye on her but that it's probably from the fever. I hope she's right. I think I'm going to be checking on her a lot. Poor baby... please remember her in your prayers tonight!

With the exception of today, Addison has been as busy as ever. We got her one year photos taken yesterday and (of course) the photographer said she'd never photographed a busier one year old. That's what we heard when she was six months old too. It was pretty ridiculous... she wouldn't stay put for anything! I hope we got some good shots. I'll post a link to the proofs when we get them.
She was stinking ADORABLE it wasn't hard to forgive her for her ornery behavior.

Here she is right before we left for her one year photo session. See? I told you she was cute!!!

All smiles on our way to the studio.

Over the weekend: a sleeping baby coming home from a late night out.

Climbing in and out of basket.

Eating times are incredible messy...she's a barrel of fun to clean up!

Getting her fourth tooth. She has no teeth on the top yet. Micah compares her smile to a bulldog's.

That's pretty much our weekend in a nutshell. HOpe everyone else is doing well as you are reading this, especially my brother and sister in Australia. I've been thinking about you all a lot lately. I really miss you and wish we could see each other. For now, I guess this blog is as good as it gets.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bathroom Update

I mentioned earlier that we had our bathroom remodeled. I'm finally getting around to showing the before and after pics. We haven't decorated anything yet. We're avoiding putting holes in the wall until we absolutely have to. It's very nice and luxurious (for us). It looks like it belongs in a nicer house than ours.

(Addie's modeling TP- I just never learn to keep it out of her reach). Notice the yucky tile floor.


Speaking of the bathroom...guess what Addie has started doing when she goes to the bathroom?

Just for fun- Here's a picture of Addie after eating mashed potatoes yesterday.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ode to Addie- 1 Year Old!

Our sweet baby girl turned one's so hard to believe. We had a fun Valentine's party with our friends and family. She was awesome, although she did keep taking food from her friend Hailey! She wasn't too sure about the cake, which was a bit of a let down, but I'm sure she'll love it eventually. Who doesn't?

This year has been has been a growing experience for all of us (even the dogs). At first, I didn't know what to think of motherhood. Addie was such a fussy little one and I was so worried about being her mother since it seemed that she was unhappy no matter what I did.
But now, I couldn't imagine life without her. She is such a joy! She's smart, busy, beautiful, funny, &
sassy too. I can already tell that God has blessed her with many wonderful traits and talents. What a difference a year makes.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

For your viewing pleasure...

Here's a video of Addie performing her newest the tune of "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear":

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Another trick she is working on is jumping. Her feet don't even come close to leaving the ground, but she laughs just the same. She leans forward and then arches back quickly. At first, I thought she was having a seizure or something serious, but then she giggled a little. Then I figured out that she was trying to jump (so she must have picked it up from the "Baby Song" DVD we had seen earlier that day.

The big birthday is coming up soon...this Saturday!!! Finally, Addie will get to try a piece of yummy chocolate cake and we'll see who she really takes after: mommy or daddy!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Beautiful Baby Contest

She really is beautiful, don't you think?

I was watching "Regis and Kelly" last week and they were talking about their "Beautiful Baby Contest". I entered the picture above. I couldn't help it. It was simple to enter and they are going to show pictures of some of the contestants during the week of Feb. 15. I thought, "What the heck!" Maybe she'll get 5 seconds of fame.

Here are just a few more that I took during our "Photo Session":

Addie is getting her third tooth. It's on the bottom by her other two. Can you see it?

Last week, we found out Addison had Pink Eye. We have no idea where she got that from, but we're glad she's doing better. The eye drops we had to put in her eyes were a joke. She was the master at getting out of our grip or putting up a good fight by squeezing her eyelids shut very tightly.

THis week, we are having our bathroom remodeled (YEAH!!!!!) so it's been kind of loud (and dusty) around here. We've been going over to Dana's house for naps. I guess it's a good thing that she's dropped her morning nap b/c there's no way she could survive on such little sleep in the morning.

We'll post before and after pictures of our bathroom after it's done!