Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Walking Girl

Ok so not quite, but she is really close and even took a few steps the other day without help. The blog worthy part of it is this. We were at play group at the church and my friend who used to watch her was there and playing with her. side note, I don't know why but Alisha's little girl can always make Addison laugh. It is the coolest thing. Anyway, she asked if Addison was walking yet and I said not on her own. She happened to be holding her up and right then she looked at me and just started coming toward me. She took like 4 steps before going down. I swear she did it out of spite. She's so her dad!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I had bought a cute headband for Addison to wear for Halloween, but she can't stand anything on her head. It's really me fault, I never put those silly little baby ones on her head when she was younger. I just don't like them that much, and she always had plenty of hair. But it did keep her busy for about a minute!

Thanks Janie

Our friend Janie is the cutest Aunt to her nieces, and decided to send Addison a Halloween card along with a dollar bill. She really liked it.

Here are some pictures to catch you up. I have been kind of busy, but mostly just can't find 30 min. to come downstairs and download them.

The first 2 are of Addison doing what she love best, emptying a box full of something. She does it several times a day to her books, toys and my boxes of stuff all around the house. It is quite fun to watch though. She will take out each item individually and look at is for a second before throwing as far as she can chuck it behind her. John hopes that's a sign of good motor skill for sports, though I can't recall any that require you to though something behind you.

This is just crazy hair Addison. I comb her hair like this after baths so it doesn't mat down and develop gross stuff. John thinks it's weird.

Monday, October 20, 2008

What's Going On

Ok, so it's been a while, but I really don't have much to tell. I did a Visiting Teaching conference last week that consumed all my extra time. Addison is walking with the help of just one finger, but no step on her own yet. I keep trying to convince her she can do it, she is physically capable, but just lacks the confidence. What are you going to do with that 11 month old who lacks confidence. John had a week off from house work, he had too much other stuff to catch up on. My yard is almost cleared of shingles. It has taken hours and many dumps to get rid of them. I just want to be able to mow my lawn again. It is getting colder. We have already turned on the heater at night because John is paranoid that Addison will get too cold. I think that he has forgotten that she emits about 1000 btus. My point was, fall is here. The leaves are changing, the grass is dying, and it is usually beautiful weather for walks. We have been taking a walk almost everyday. This is for both me and Addison. Addison because she loves to be out side, but tends to eat the grass. Me because by 4pm I need a break from the baby talk/whining. I have found that it takes a half an hour to get her to fall asleep. Sorry, we really are quite boring.

FYI: I am working on some bread recipes to post.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Big Girl PJs

OK, so my sister Trisha Has 3 girls and because she doesn't plan on having any more she gave me all of her clothes up to 3 years. Yes, I have 3 years worth of clothes for Addison stashed in my basement in size coordinated boxes (Kim, you'd be proud). Its kind of like our year supply, but just clothes instead. Anyway, because of this I have had to buy very few, as in like 4 actual outfits, clothes for the little one. (This has been a huge help and I really appreciate all of it and can't wait to pass it on to the next girl in the family, hint hint Amy) It is mostly just supplemental items that bring some of the pieces together. Addison just keeps on growing though, the darn girl, and already needs some 12 month clothes for length. I brought up the 12 month box specifically to find pjs for her. There was one pair. One. In the 0-3 month I could change her pjs every day and not have to wash for 2 weeks. Now I have one. People, when bestowing the much beloved and cute little baby shower gifts on mothers to be, PLEASE think ahead. They grow out of the little stuff way too fast and you just end up with a very large, slightly used pile of 0-6 month clothes. OK, rant over, back to my original point of the post. I had to go and buy a couple of pjs for Addison, which is a whole different therapy session because I am way cheap and don't see why stores feel they have the right to charge $25 or more for an outfit that is made with a 1/3 of the material of an adult sized version. Anyway, Addison looks way cute and way grown up. She no longer looks like a baby, but instead a little girl. The End.

This is Her showing us her driving skills, she pushes it all around the floor.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Front Porch

My home is a construction site! We have been doing so much work to the house it is ridiculous. John has been busy doing something every night for the past 2 weeks. We have some guys John works with working on the roof, and in order to do that we needed to fix the front porch. Fixing turned into completely redoing because John has befriended a contractor who was sick of doing just paper work and knows nothing about cars. That, by the way, is my wood anniversary present. Then, while they were taking the shingles off some fell and hit our outside water spout. We had a lake quickly forming in our back yard and didn't know where the shut off valve was. A plumber friend come over and helped with that. Thankfully John has lots of friend in different fields of work. I am very grateful for that (I have very few friends).

And all this is going on while I am trying to get licenced for daycare. I'm just grateful that they haven't call to come and inspect yet because there are so many hazards in the yard alone. I am watching a friend's little girl for about 3 hours a day. She is 7 months old and so different from Addison. It's fun though. I really haven't gotten much of the million things I want to do done, it still just feels like a long weekend.

Happier note, Addison stood for about 15 second unsupported today.