Sunday, August 24, 2008

Relaxing Weekend

We went to the City Market this week and caught a flew glimpses of the the KC air show. Epa paid for Addie to ride on the the barrel train...twice!!! She was so happy, she waved to us each time she looked around and saw us near by.

Micah found her in her bedroom like this the other day. She was reading her book, sucking her binkie and relaxing her her sock basket (minus the socks).

Here's our little multi-tasker. She can mow the lawn, hold her baby, & wear a princess dress and heels!

An action shot...

Addie Sue waiting for the train ride to begin.

Memaw and Epa came up to visit this weekend. We went mini-golfing last night and Addie had a blast. She was a really good listener and got off the green when it wasn't her turn. Her form is definitely lacking...I'm sure Tiger Woods will expect much more from his toddler when the time comes. But we thought she did a great job of getting the ball in the hole, despite the number of strokes it took.
My mom beat us always. I swear she must go out and practice on her days off work. lol

Friday, August 15, 2008

Look who's Turned 30!

Micah turned 30 yesterday. To celebrate, he shaved his goatee into a mustache and went to get his license renewed. He's thinking is that he will always look younger in person b/c he looks like he's 40 in his picture. I think it's hilarious!!! He looks like one of those guys off of Super Troopers.

We went out to dinner to Jose Peppers, Micah's favorite Mexican restaurant.

Last weekend, we went to Jenny (Hare) Macfee's wedding reception. She and her hubby, Kevin, got married in the Dominican Republic in June and celebrated with the people who couldn't go in KC. It was an awesome reception....just as I had anticipated. Jenny has great taste. She and Kevin have been living in NYC in the last year. I think they're going to be moving to California very shortly. Ahhh...the life of the MWOK (married without kids).

Me and my very good-looking husband...not very humble am I?

Kelly, Jenny (Beautiful, isn't she?, Carrie F., Carrie E., and me

The group of girls from Graceland:
Corey, Nikki, Kelly, Carrie, Jenny, me, Carrie, Christine (met in NY), Emily, & Julie

Addie turns 2 1/2 this weekend too! I never did get her two year photos so I really need to get my act together.

She's a joy, most days, and ornery some days too.
  • she stalls going to bed BIG time now. The following reasons to avoid bedtime are now becoming part of her routine: "I hungry", "I need a drink", "I have to go potty.", "I want to watch a movie.", "Last time, book.", "I need my binkie & lovey.", etc. The list goes on and on.
  • She's still working on getting her 2 year molars. She's been late getting her teeth all along.
  • She opens the fridge and pulls out food on her own.
  • She's potty trained, but not "poopy" trained.
  • She calls elevators..."alligators".
  • She's very gentle with her babies. She cuddles them, pretends to change their diapers and she talks to them like I do to her, "Shh...It's okay. Mommy's got you. I'll kiss it and it will be better, okay?"

Friday, August 08, 2008

Graceland Dance Party (Uhm...I mean playdate)

Girls just want to have fun!!!

Zoe (sleeping), Addie, Tessa, Mallory, & Lucy

A bunch of girls from Hanthorne @ Graceland got together for another playdate. Things got a little wild and the kids didn't get their naps on time...but it was worth it. We had a great time!

Addie Sue before the fun began.

The girls put on some of Addie's dress clothes and we danced to Material Girl.

Mallory (Emily's daughter) taking a break!

Zoe (Da's baby) slept through the entire dance sequence!

I didn't get pictures of everyone there. Eli (Amy's baby) was the way out numbered by girls...but he was still in the thick of things.

Kalani (Sue's little guy) practically nursed the entire I didn't get any shots of him either.

All-in-all, we had a good turn out:
Kerri and her three girls, Amy & Eli, Emily & Mallory, Sue & Kalani, Da, Lucy & Zoe, MiJean & Guyel (sp), and Addie & me!

We all had a great time!

Monday, August 04, 2008

It's getting Hot out There!

A profile of my sweet baby girl...

Much has happened since my last post. Nothing really exciting, but blog worthy, of course.

First of all, I celebrated my 31st birthday, which is just insane to me. I hear about people that are in their thirties and I think they are older than me, but then I stop and think, "Wait, I'm thirty something too!" I have to shake my head to get that realization out. I don't feel like I'm thirty. I feel like I'm mid-20's still... anyway...

Addie enjoying my ice cream dessert I "earned" at Red Robin. I had to wear balloons and flap my arms like a bird.

My mom and me

Andrew (emptying his plate), Debbie (my SIL), & Micah

After dinner, we went to Costco to walk off our full stomachs. Here's Addie relaxing in the cart. We put a big dog bed underneath her to make it more comfy.

You've probably notice the yellow splint on her arm by now. We failed to mention that Addie had to return to Urgent care only two days after her previous visit to the ER. We're pretty much embarrassed at the frequent trips we took to the doctor on behalf of Addie's health last weekend, so we put off sharing the news about her latest fiasco. Last Saturday evening, we went out to dinner and then stopped by Walmart to return something. As we're standing in line, Micah was letting Addie climb up his legs. When she reached the top, she began crying and holding on to her wrist. We were sure she was just exaggerating so we did some shopping, thinking she would let up. She never did. In fact, she refused to let go of her wrist. So we took her to CM and were almost positive that she must have a broken bone.

To make a long story short. They did an XRay and she has no fracture...maybe some soft tissue damage. We let her wear the splint for 4 days and then took her back to the orthopedic doc to have a look. She didn't see that anything was wrong with the way she was using her arm, but Addie was very unhappy. She cried her heart out and stared at her splint laying in the trash can. The doc gave us a removable splint to use if she continued to persist, but luckily, after her nap, she woke up and never asked for it....and she's been fine since!!!

Micah got me the best birthday gift I've ever received (& his parents contributed too!). I've been saving for one with my Mary Kay money but it was taking me forever. Any guesses on what it is?

A DYSON vacuum cleaner: the top of the line animal model. You might think, "That's not such a great gift! It's a home appliance!" but you couldn't be more wrong. To me, it is my dream machine. I would take this Dyson over a new car at this point in my life. With two big doggies that shed like CRAZY, it seems like I can never get our floor I can lay face down on the carpet and not be irritated b/c by the sight of dog hair. Don't get me wrong...those dogs are worth every strand of hair, but it's nice to have that hair in trash and not on my floor.

While mom and dad where in town, we went to the spray park. Here's our "burrito baby" with her grandparents.

I just got out of jury duty this afternoon. We waited about 6 hours when they said that the case we'd been assigned to settled out of court. YEAH! I was kind of intrigued by the whole process and wouldn't have minded being assigned, but I really hated the waiting part...and the pay. I made an entire $6.84 today! Whahooo!My dad had stayed an extra day so that he could watch Addie for me and he just took off. I'm so blessed to have people so willing to help out.