Monday, January 30, 2012

Sick Baby Girl

When my normally busy-body, wild-child, almost-two-year-old spends a couple of days looking like this or curled up in my lap, you know it's not good.

Poor Addison hasn't been feeling well for a couple of days. She woke up the other morning a bit fussy and her eyes looked weak. My mommy instinct told me something wasn't right, but she played on and acted fine...until about 4 hours later. Then she became more clingy. When she crawled into my lap she felt really warm. Once we took her temperature, it showed 101.7. So she got some ibuprofen and lots of snuggles and kisses.

With all the stuff going around right now, I figured it was a viral thing and would pass. But the next day she was still feeling awful and lethargic along with not wanting to eat or drink. So as soon as we got up this morning and I realized that the fever and lethargy was still there we made a dash to the pediatrician.

After a 3 hour wait (apparently everyone in our town was sick and at the same doctor ), the test came back positive for strep. The doctor was surprised because she said usually ones as young as Addison didn't get strep. Well, leave it to us to defy the odds :/. So, with meds in hand we trekked back home for more snuggles, kisses, and TV time.

Fortunately after a couple of doses of medicine she is beginning to perk up. I hope we are on the road to recovery and that no one else in our house catches those cooties!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


If you mention going out to eat, the first recommendation out of Audrey's mouth will be "Let's go to Logan's". Never fails!!

Why would she always want to go to Logan's, you ask? Steaks? Chicken? Salads? Rolls? Desserts? No, No, No and No again. It is for the peanuts. That's right. PEANUTS. I'm not sure why she is so excited over these peanuts. Maybe it is the fact she can throw them on the ground. Maybe it is that she can peel them herself. I'm not sure. We have a bag of peanuts just like them in our pantry, but she never touches them. Only at Logan's!

So, I had to take this photo of her enjoying her peanut stash the other night at Logan's. I just want to remember how eager she was over a little peanut. ( Oh, and she loves the little picks that come in our steaks, too- I can remember enjoying those as a kid. )

Many times in life the best things are the little things!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Apples of My Eye

I just love watching these three play together and do activities together. There is so much love between them. I am such a blessed lady.

After Audrey finished eating an apple the other day, Corey cut it open and showed her the seeds. They gathered the seeds and put them aside to plant.

Today these three got a little dirty and planted the apple seeds. Hopefully, one day, we will have some apple trees to enjoy.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Silly Hat Princesses

Today was "Silly Hat Day" at preschool. I let the girls decide what they wanted to create to wear. As you would've guessed, they had to have crowns. I cut out the pattern and the girls did the rest all by themselves. I think they did a fabulous job. They were so proud of their crowns.

Such lovely little princesses!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wagon Ride for 3

There is just something wonderful about a wagon ride on a beautiful, sunny day. I love pulling my girls around our cul-de-sac.

As you can see, Boots the dog doesn't want to be left out of the fun. Do you remember this post showing Addison's feelings about Boots? Big change, huh?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Enjoying Technology

As I was looking back at my recent posts, I realized that many people must think we live in our PJs. I promise we don't! I guess it just happens that when we are relaxing at home is when I have the time to grab my camera for the fun stuff. Hey, at least we are comfy while we are having a good time, right?!

Onto the technology...

Addison got the Nickelodeon Dance Wii game for Christmas. I'm not sure which one of the 4 of us likes it better. And you can certainly get a workout from it. Whew! I've seen just how out of shape I am. Who knew that Dora and the Backyardigans could whoop you so much?!

For Christmas I got a Kindle Fire. I LOVE IT!!! And I can really enjoy it whenever I can pry it out of the hands of these two! But it really helps on those days when mommy doesn't feel well or has 5,243,678,692 things to do. Those learning apps keep them entertained. And they learn from them! Its a win-win situation :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Plenty o' Pacies

Because one paci just isn't enough!

Sweet Little Bit is going to be so sad when it is time to say goodbye to those pacies. I'm pretty sure it is going to be a rough time for us all!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


One thing these two love to do is paint. Although messy, it keeps them happy and entertained for quite some time.

Addison wondering why in the world the paparazzi is harassing her when she is trying to create her masterpiece.

Audrey was so intent on her work, she didn't even notice the camera. She was very proud of her beautiful work. Her creation was intended for Grammy and Grandaddy, so it is in an envelope ready to be delivered to them :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I don't always dress them in matching clothes, but sometimes I just can't help myself...

Because they just look so darn cute when they are little twinkies.

Why not have a silly one, too? This is how they are most of the time anyway! :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Week #2

This week wasn't terribly busy. Of course, we had our usual days of preschool and dance, but we enjoyed a few days at home snuggling and keeping warm.

Don't you just love a day when you can stay in your PJs all day? And certainly you have to wear those princess cowgirl boots to make the outfit complete! Audrey is very confident in her selection of fashionable wardrobe.

Addison has a new favorite toy. She LOVES playing with this doll house. It makes it all better when Audrey comes to play, too.

By Friday, we were looking for something fun to do to get some of that energy out. So we thought we would drop in at the preschool play time at the gymnastics place where Audrey used to attend.

The girls had a great time.

Addison loved trying to hula hoop. It was pretty comical. She would shake the hoop all around and thought she was doing it right. She was so proud of herself.

And the trampoline was her favorite. I lost count of the number of times she jumped down this trampoline.

Addison posed for the camera while big sis was practicing on the beam.

Audrey showing off her grace and skill on the beam.

This was the only other picture I got of Audrey that day. She was so busy running from place to place that I couldn't keep up with her. This was her climbing the wall on the obstacle course.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week #1

For 2012 I am going to try to do my own sort of Project 52. In addition to all the "big" things that I blog about, I am going to try to take some photos each week of the "little" things we do so I can treasure those little moments that we often forget.

The first week of 2012 was pretty quiet around our house. We stayed home most of the week until the girls went back to school toward the end of the week.

The first day of the new year was gorgeous. It was hard to believe that it was January 1 since we had nearly 70 degree weather. The girls and I took advantage of the lovely weather and played outside most of the day digging in the sandbox and playing on the swing set.

The rest of the week was unseasonably warm. We spent time outside when we could. When the rain and wind came and kept us inside, the girls loved playing with their Aquadoodle which was a Christmas gift from Aunt Carolyn.

Whoever invented this thing was pure genius. Such a neat item.

Almost daily I have "school" time with the girls, especially Audrey. In order to keep Addison occupied during that time, I have to have some activities for her, too. Lately she has really enjoyed putting together puzzles. She is getting quite good at it.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Seen and Heard

Addison: "NOOOOOOO"!!!!!! (in a screaming voice)

Me: "Addison, you need to speak nicely"

Addison: "NOOOOOO, MMAA'AAMM"!!! (screaming again)

(sigh) At least she had good manners, even if she was still screaming. Guess I should've clarified!


Audrey singing Christmas Carols:

"No telling on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere..."


Conversation with Audrey about Santa:

Audrey: "Mommy, How does Santa get in your house?"

Me: "Down the chimney"

Audrey: "Well, how does he get in without getting burned?"

Me: "Magic"

Audrey: "Well, how does he get in if you don't have a chimney?"

Me: "He can come in through the door. We can leave it unlocked for him".

Audrey: "Where does he put his sleigh?"

Me: "Well, he usually lands on the rooftop."

Audrey: "Do you think he will land in the yard if he has to come in the front door and not down the chimney?"

Me: "He might, I'm not sure".

Audrey: "Well, if he lands in our yard, I hope he doesn't step in the dog poop in our front yard, 'cause I stepped in some today".

Me: (laughing 'til I cried) "I'm sure he will be careful. Maybe he will just land on the driveway and walk on the sidewalk, then he won't have to worry about the poop".

Don't you just love how those little minds work?!