Tuesday, October 28, 2008

7 Months!

Ok...so I know I haven't posted in a while! Sorry! I got into this state of mind where I felt like I had so much to write about that I just didn't have enough time to get it all down, and now I am at a point where I can't even remember what it was I wanted to write. Great! :)

Anyway, I felt like I needed some updates before Addison reaches 8 months so here goes...
-Addison has recently become a pretty picky eater. She did great when I started her on cereal but when we started on fruits and vegetables she suddenly decided to get finicky! I can only get her to eat vegetables!! (specifically green ones) She usually starts out with some cereal and peas for breakfast and then moves to green beans for lunch. Meanwhile I am gagging because it smells (and looks) disgusting. However, I might be to blame because it could all be tied to the large quantities of celery I ate when I was pregnant :)-such a random craving!

-Addison's new favorite toy is a balloon. She is mesmerized by them. We typically get one every week at the grocery store from the check out clerk and it will entertain her for hours. The only problem is that there is usually a sucker attached at one end. Last week she discovered it and somehow peeled back the plastic. I found her sucking on it a few minutes later! Needless to say we now detach the sucker.

-Addison can now sit up really well, but she is still not too interested in trying to crawl. She can get almost anywhere by rolling around so she isn't motivated to try something new. She is so lazy!! She does LOVE standing though and several times has tried to pull herself up. Sometimes I wonder if she will just skip the crawl stage.

-Addison has TWO bottom teeth and I think she may be cutting two more on the bottom. She is going to have a funny smile with a full set of teeth on the bottom and none on the top!

- Addison is a bundle of energy and can be very vocal at times. She was such a quiet baby that at times we wondered if she would ever make noise. Now she has no problems shouting out. One of our friends has affectionately termed it her "falcon call" because it sounds kind of like a bird squawking. We loved it and the name stuck :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall Fun

When I was teaching I used to really look forward to Fridays. No matter how crazy my week had been if I could just make it to Friday I knew everything would be okay. Fridays were more laid back and I always tried to do something fun with my students. I sometimes miss the anticipation of Fridays now that all my days are spent at home, so I decided that even though I am no longer teaching I am still going try to do something new and fun with Addison each Friday. Today, we went to a pumpkin patch. We got up early this morning and went to a place right outside Marble Falls called Sweet Berry Farms. It was a very cute place with tons of pumpkins, hayrides, mazes and even some animals! It was the perfect fall day (minus the fact that it ended up being nearly 90 degrees!). We planned the trip with my sister in law and her kids which made it even more fun. Addison thoroughly enjoyed herself all day (but it is rare when she isn't all smiles!) She LOVED the animals and showed no fear around them. She let the baby goats lick her hand and she even pet the horses. They were her favorite. She shrieked with delight each time one of them came near. She continues to amaze me with her bold and adventurous personality. It brought joy to my heart to see her excitement whether is was watching her scrutinizing the pumpkins, bouncing up and down on the hay ride, or grabbing fistfuls of straw. She was constantly in motion! Overall, the kids loved petting some of the animals and enjoying the outdoors...however, they were less than thrilled with all the pictures! (and we took lots!) We knew we were pretty much trying to accomplish the impossible getting a 7 month old, 11 month old and 3 year old to all look at the camera at the same time (we figured that actually getting them to smile would just be a bonus!). We made weird noises, handed out cheerios, snapped fingers and clapped our hands...but I'm not sure if we ever ended up with a decent picture of all 3 cousins. Oh well! As we left we each picked out a pumpkin and we tried some of their ice cream (homeade strawberry and pumpkin) which was delicious! On the way home, everyone slept in the car. We were worn out :)

Addison's excited face after touching the horse (love the dimples!)

Addison loved the horses

Addison pets the baby goat

"This is so much fun!"

"Is this the last picture?"

Being silly

Picking out the pumpkin

Checking out the pumpkin

Sweet Cousins

This was the best one we got!!

...All smiles


Monday, October 6, 2008

Party Time!

Well, we had a crazy couple of days this past weekend. We had my nephew's 3rd birthday party and I helped throw a baby shower. We had Addison dedicated at church and on top of all that we managed to squeeze in some ministry training Saturday morning! For some reason, Joey and I felt quite old as we crashed on the couch Sunday evening. Evidently, we don't have the energy we used to! Addison was trooper through all of it. She always displayed a smile and she was definitely ready to join in all the partying (as evidenced by her party hat!)

The best part of the weekend was having her dedicated at church. It was so wonderful to have both of our families join us in giving Addison to the Lord and it was very special that her Uncle Ryan got to pray for her. We chose a life verse for her that we pray over her each night- Philippians 1:9-11 which says,"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God." This verse captured all that we hope for our little girl. We pray that the Lord will bless her with a loving heart full of discernment and that He will keep her pure and use her to His glory. We love you Addison, but we know that more importantly God loves you and has a special plan for your life. We are so thankful for our precious girl!

Addison's dedication-not sure why I look so serious!

Caden's Dino Party!

Baby Shower for Krista

Just too Cute!