Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wedding Weekend


Silly girl
Giving Daddy a kiss

Addie dances like you would not believe...

video

...like Mother (@ Emily and Russ's wedding on Saturday!)

...like daughter
My parents graciously watched Addie Sue for us so that we could attend the wedding without a crazy toddler in tow.

My mom discovered that Addie isn't the only bright pupil in the family. Kaylee learned her colors just this morning. Of course, after about a minute of looking at the book, she laid back on her side as if she was too exhausted to think anymore...and a belly scratch would be just the reward she'd need to keep going with such a rigorous learning environment.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

18 Month Check-UP



We took Addie to the doctor's today for her check up. Can you believe she's already 18 mos? She's clearly taking after her daddy's looks...she's long and lean.
Stats:
Weight: 20 lbs, 11 oz. (10 %tile)
Height: 31 1/2 inches (70 %tile)
Head: 46.5 cm (65 %tile)
Shoe size: 5
Clothing: 12 mos/18 mos

She got some shots, which she was very unhappy about, but she got over them very quickly. Dr. Williams did seem concerned that she still isn't drinking milk, so I asked her if it would be a bad thing if we went on strike as far as water is concerned and only offered her milk until she drinks it. She didn't think that was such a bad idea this time. Earlier when I suggested doing that (@ 15 mos) she said it might be best to offer her milk first but not force it on her. I don't think she thought we'd be dealing with this problem still. I told her I was still nursing her once in the morning and she said that there is a ton of calcium in breast milk, so that's a good thing. I KNOW, some of you probably think I'm crazy that I'm still nursing, but I like it. It's the sweetest thing to see her sign and say "milk". Plus, it's the only time I'm able to hold her and look into her sweet little brown eyes for more that a second.

ON a positive note (I must brag---sorry), the doctor said Addie is way ahead of what most 18 month old toddlers are doing. She was impressed that she is so coordinated and is jumping already. She just started getting air this weekend. She's also got plenty of words in her vocab and signs like a crazy kid!!! We are very proud of her, sorry to have to brag about it to you...but you know how first time parents are!!!

I've started meetings for my new job. My dad is coming up tomorrow to watch Addie and my mom is coming up Friday to watch her. Right now, my meetings are kind of inconsistent. But come September, Mom's Day Out will start up and we'll have a better idea of where she's going and when.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Singing & Dancing

Here's a lively video of Addie singing the ABC's along with me. At the end, she started doing "Ring around the Rosie" (the falling down part)!




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Monday, August 06, 2007

30 Big Ones...



I turned 30 last Sunday...I'm really not all that fond of hitting middle-age, but I guess I'll have to get used to it. We didn't really do a whole lot. I did not want to organize or clean in order for us to have a shindig...so my parents watched Addie so that we could go on a date. We saw the Harry Potter movie and picked up the last book. We've both read it since then....it is really good. I'm kind of sad that I can't read more of it. Anyway, I'm digressing.

My mom made me a lemon cake. It was scrumptious and I ate 3/4 of it all by myself this past week. I think I've gained 5 pounds from it. I have no self control.



Micah and I wanted to make sure each of us got a good sample of the yummy whipped icing.




Lucas and Kaylee didn't get any cake, but they definitely get their share of food from Addie on other occasions. I have to include them in this photo montage b/c they're very sweet and so well-behaved and I don't mention them as much as I should.



And here's our little miss. As busy as ever. She sings ABCs, Twinkle Little Star, and Itsy Bitsy Spider. Okay, so she really makes up her own sounds, but her tune isn't too different from the real one! She's also putting on her own shoes now, although they aren't always on the right feet.




Addie and Mommy before we went shopping.

We're still looking for someone to watch Addie Sue one to two days a week. I'm trying not to be too uptight about it, but I don't think there is anything wrong with being picky....you can't take chances with precious lives. I want the best place that we can afford. We're leaning toward a Mom's Day out program in Blue Springs so that she can interact with other toddlers her age. The only bad thing is that she won't have a quiet and long nap on the day she's there. We'll keep looking until I feel I've looked all I can.

I'll try and get some video up of her. We have so many, but I'm having trouble getting dropshots to work right. That's all the OLDER, and hopefully WISER, 30 year old has to say for now.