Saturday, November 24, 2007

Things I'm Thankful for...

  • yummy cooking by my wonderful mother...she is so good to all of us and makes sure we're well fed.
  • the 4 mile race my dad and I ran together today. I'm pretty sure Dad placed in the top three of his age group (if not first) but we didn't stick around to find out. He's such a better runner than he leads on.
  • the good sleep Addie has been getting.
  • my husband (even though I am a little peeved that he wouldn't agree with me and get a new microwave at Best Buy this weekend). Overall, I have nothing to complain about.
  • my parents (no explanation if you know them)
  • hearing Addie laugh.
  • Cuddling with my doggies and looking into their sweet innocent eyes
  • my job...I really, really like it.
  • my sister (she's always a good sounding board and talks me through things)
  • my few, but important friends
  • health
  • the fact that I sleep better than I did a year and a half ago
  • digital cameras (how did I ever take photos without seeing my picture immediately?)
  • good music
  • talents I've received and the chance to improve them
  • The only reason I have hope and gratitude is b/c of Jesus, my best friend and savior, that's something to be thankful for!

This time last year, my little girl was barely nine months old and was walking around everywhere!

This year, my little girl is walking everywhere and TALKING!!!! so cute!

Hope you all found many things to be thankful for and counted your blessings.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Addie is finally getting back to acting like herself. We missed our little talkative, dramatic, dancing queen.

Some cute Addisims:
  • She says "hold you" when she wants to be held.
  • She can point to several colors, but when you ask her what color it is she hardly ever says the right one, except purple. She definitely knows purple.
  • She's good putting together one puzzle pretty quickly. She gets better each time she tries...naturally.
  • She says "R" when we read the book Russell the Sheep--- we think she recognizes the r sound...but who really knows what's going on in her noggin.
  • Addie loves to have lotion put in her hands.
  • When I explain something to her and say, "okay?"... she says, "kay".
  • Addie loves to point and say the names for everything around her.
  • Little Miss has a major jealous streak when it comes to Mommy holding another child or baby (good thing she doesn't know what my day job is)!

Addie was really tired after lunch so I decided to let her take a nap. We already went to the gym and to a playdate with PAT. It's hard to miss the cues that she's ready, don't ya think?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Our Little Stinker

Addie was a skunk this year for Halloween. The only way we got her into her costume was to assure her she would get some chocolate. She did a good job of saying, "Treat" (or something like it), "please", "Thank you", & "bye-bye". After we finished "Trunk or treating", Addie helped herself to the fruits of her labor.

Addie with Aunt Debbie and Aaron. We went to "trunk or treat" with them.

Addie on a mission

Our church had a fall festival on Sunday evening. It was a lot of fun! She really liked the pony rides. That was the only way we got her costume on her that night was by distracting her with the pony rides.

Addie with her friend Zach from church.

Here is a picture of Addie sitting in time out. We were trying not to laugh because she sat so nicely and then decided to read some books (that's where we keep them). But Micah took them away and she was unhappy.

Addie has made her daddy a horsey!!!