Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Zoo

We took a a trip to San Antonio the Sunday and Monday before Thanksgiving to hang out with my family and to take Addison to the zoo. Sunday night we met up with Joey's parents and family to eat at the Rainforest Cafe. This was especially fun for my nephew who was excited to see all the animals in the restaurant! Meanwhile, Addison and her cousin had a good time dancing on the table and taking trips to check out the fish tank. At one point Addison got so into the music she bopped her head on the table! The kids were hilarious throughout dinner and everyone had a really great time!! The next day was the zoo. Addison was all smiles at the start of the trip. She liked watching the big grizzly bear and she was very interested in all the pink flamingos. However, later she got pecked by a bird in the aviary and then rammed by a goat in the petting zoo area which was not very fun! The girl has no fear...She just wanted to touch all the animals! Hopefully we didn't traumatize her too much!!

                                                          Hanging out at the Riverwalk

                                                     Wild woman at the Rainforest Cafe!

                                                               All Smiles at the Zoo

                                             Admiring the bird (before it bird pecked her!)

                                                               Petting the baby goats

8 Months!

Our little girl is now 8 months old and time is flying by so fast. She has had a cold for the last two weeks and has also been teething so needless to say...I haven't been very good at blogging lately! Here a few updates:

1. Her favorite toy is a my little pony and a baby doll. She loves to play with the pony's hair and she of course tries to chew on it. The my little pony goes everywhere with us. She also loves playing with the baby doll. She hugs it and gives it kisses! It's very sweet. She is definitely all girl!

2. Addison is eating real food now! She can have tiny bites of our table food and chewy things like crackers, cheerios, and bread. She also likes to make noises while she is eating. She is a very loud eater. She also still has some weird eating habits. She loves vegetables and isn't as fond of fruit. This blows my mind. Fruit seems so much tastier!

3. Addison's favorite book is an animal touch and feel book. The duck is her favorite!! Everytime I make the "quack" noise...she lights up and reaches out for it! 

4. Addison has become quite efficient at the "army crawl". She can move around pretty well by scooting and using her hands to pull herself. We can no loner leave her without watching her!

5. Addison is getting really good at standing and taking steps. I think she will be walking before we know it! She loves to hang on to furniture and walk around. She bangs on the coffee table and chairs. She can stand by herself for a few seconds at a time and she can walk with a walker or with our help. She has very strong legs!

6. Addison LOVES her dad. She gets so excited when he comes in the door each evening. She often tries to "flirt" with him. It is so cute! She will "act shy" by turning her head and putting her hand in her mouth then turn back around with a big smile! Needless to say, she has him wrapped around her little finger :)

7. Addison loves to pull hair (especially her cousin's!). We have caught her doing this to other kids numerous times in Sunday School and last week she had her cousin, Brynn, in a headlock with her hands wrapped in her hair. I'm not sure what her fascination is, but it could be because she still doesn't have any hair of her own!!

8. Addison ran a fever for the first time last week. It was so pathetic and pitiful. Joey and I have never seen her so clingy and fussy! Yet, even though she was in a bad mood at times she was also very cuddly and wanted to just curl up on our shoulder and sleep. This was the first time I had seen my baby sick and it it made me so sad :(

An old friend...

So I was cleaning out the garage this week and found an old friend. This picture above should be a flashback for anyone who lived with me in 1610A !! If you are wondering what exactly this is....Here is the story: This old bank deposit box is from the Wells Fargo bank branch off Southwest Parkway in College Station. While depositing a check there my sophmore year I accidently drove off with the deposit cylinder. I will admit that I can be a bit absent minded at times! Anyway, this "stolen" cylinder became a joke in my apartment and although I had good intentions I never ended up returning it. Oddly enough this random piece of college nostalgia has survived 5 moves and is still in my possesion!! As I dug out old boxes and threw away junk I found it in the back of the garage. It brought back some great memories, but I probably should return it :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


These pictures are way overdue!! However, I have had trouble with my internet lately and haven't been able to post them until this morning. We dressed Addison up as a butterfly and she loved her costume...although it was HOT! We really enjoyed being able to just sit outside and hang out with neighbors.

Mommy and Addison

Two Cousins

Butterfly, T-Rex, and Flower

Just me and dad...

Brynn grabbing my chubby cheeks!

When I am concentrating I stick out my tongue like dad!

My Cutie!

Always has a smile...

Handing out Candy!