Sunday, March 27, 2011

Park Playtime

We are loving this wonderful spring weather!

What better way to enjoy it than spending a day with the family at the playground.

Addison has come to love the slide. She wants to slide over and over again.

Audrey is becoming fearless on the playground. She is like a monkey and getting really good at the monkey bars and such. (This makes me so nervous when she does this...I broke my arm doing this very same activity when I was 5 years old. I always get a knot in my stomach when I see her doing this.)

Recently, she has mastered walking on these swinging steps.

We had such a fun time together!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Diaper Duty

I just couldn't resist. She just looked so darn cute running around in her diaper just before bath time.

Addison was feeding Audrey's Lambie a bottle then decided that she would chew on it.

Don't you just love those legs?!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Just Like Daddy

Audrey likes being a helper...and learning to build things...

...just like her daddy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Building Birdhouses

She loves helping her daddy. So he bought her this little birdhouse kit and some small tools so she could build it. He helped her with the nails and screws a little. But she did a great job.

She did the painting by herself. We just stood by to offer assistance if needed.

It turned out great! And she was so proud!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Family Fishing Fun

Last Thursday we took advantage of the lovely weather and loaded up to spend the day fishing.

We began our fishing trip with a picnic. It is always better fishing on a full tummy!

Then we fished...

And watched (this was Addison's 1st fishing trip)

And fished...

And rested...And played...

And fished...

And enjoyed Fun Dip...

And snacked on Goldfish crackers...

And caught some fish... Audrey caught the first fish!

And fished some more...

Then snagged a few more. Yes, Corey helped her pull this one in. It was a whopper!

Audrey caught the BIGGEST fish!

Addison was mesmerized by the fish. Every time we would reel one in she would yell "Bish", "Bish" and want to touch it. If we didn't let her "pet" the fish she would pitch a fit.

And here is evidence that I did fish, and I caught one! I actually caught my biggest fish ever. (not as big as Audrey's...but big enough :) )

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nana!

Last Wednesday, Audrey, Addison and I met Nana, Grammy and Nonnie in Alabaster for a day of shopping and eating.

We surprised Nana by having a little birthday "celebration" for her. Audrey picked out some cupcakes and balloons for her. I think she was quite surprised!

Audrey helped her blow out the candles.

(Nonnie, Audrey, Grammy, Nana, Me, Addison)
Audrey REALLY enjoyed her chocolate cupcake.
Grammy and her girls

Monday, March 21, 2011

Riding in her Chariot

Audrey is her Daddy's little princess. And this proves it...She's riding in her chariot! :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Flashback Friday

I thought it would be fun to dig back through some of my old photos...

This was Audrey- 2 years ago... (March 2009)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ride, Addison, Ride

This sweet girl loves to ride in her wagon.

Eating on the waist strap is always a good idea.

Since the weather has been so pleasant lately, we've taken advantage and spent a lot of time outside.

And that adorable pink hat can really give someone a bad hair day!

Wanna ride?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good Morning, Mommy

It was 8:30 a.m. and Addison was being so quiet. Audrey and I were snuggled in the recliner watching Dora quietly, waiting on Addison to wake up. I was really impressed that she was sleeping so late (she usually wakes around 7:30-7:45 a.m.) but I knew she had a long day the day before. I decided I needed to go in and check on her to make sure she was okay. (you know, worrying like a Mommy).

I was greeted with this adorable, sleepy face... (Don't you just love the bed-head!)

...then I saw this...

Yep, Little Missy had somehow grabbed all the diapers from the basket and made a mess of them in her bed. I guess she had great fun! And she sure was quite while doing it :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Addison- 1 year old

Our sweet Little Bit,

I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by! It seems like just yesterday your Daddy and I braved the icy roads in the wee morning hours to go to the hospital for you to be born. Then at 8:36 a.m. we were blessed with a beautiful, perfect, 7 pound 9 ounce, 19 inch long baby girl. You made your presence known immediately. Mommy cried and Daddy beamed! We were so proud of you. Your big sister came to visit you in the nursery, even before Mommy got to hold you. She was so happy that you were here.

You have been such a blessing this year. I am amazed at how much and how quickly you have changed. It was such a wonderful thing to watch all of your "firsts" milestones---the first time you rolled over, sitting up for the first time, first tooth, first words, first steps. I know there will be many more amazing moments with you. And I am looking forward to sharing in each of those.

You have such a contagious personality and smile. You constantly keep us laughing, and on our toes. You are one busy little girl.

I want to remember all the little things about you. I'm making a list, so I will never forget.

I love you,

Addison, You:
* weigh 19 pounds 9 ounces (25th percentile)
* are 29 inches long (50th percentile)
* wear size 3 diapers
* wear size 9 month and 12 month clothes
* are walking everywhere
* love to climb in the dishwasher and pull dishes out of it
* wave at everyone when we are grocery shopping, you think that everyone should speak and wave to you
* love your big sister and always want to play with the toys she is playing with
* can say "mama", "dada", "fish (bish)", and you try to say "sissy".
* are very independent and can pitch a fit when you are told no or don't get your way
* love to eat, and we can hardly ever fill you up
* enjoy taking rides in the wagon
* are getting braver around Sadie
* have been taking better naps and sleep through the night most nights
* have 8 teeth and are cutting 2 more
* are fascinated by balloons
* enjoy "reading" books and to be read to, you like eating books too
* you have fallen in love with your taggie blankie and won't go anywhere without it
* love playing in the ball pit and at the play kitchen
* think washing your hands is fantastic---you really just love playing in the water. If a faucet is running, you think you need to play in it.
* are such a busy body and love making us laugh
* have my heart!

(I couldn't decide what photo to I decided to share them all.)