Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, September 7, 2009

Houston June 09

This is another one of the many trips we took this summer. We went to Houston to celebrate our nephew Blakes 3rd b-day. It was a fun trip and as usual there was excitement to be had.

Grammie and Gramps drove down with us and on the way we were caught in what had to have been a hurricane:) It was raining so hard we could barely see the road and were going only 30-40 mph in some spots. So our usual 4 hour trip was about 6 but who's complaining:)
When we finally arrived though there was fun to be had. We all loaded up again, kids, sunscreen, picnic, and pool toys and headed to the neighborhood pool. Addyson loved playing in the water and was all to eager to smile that beautiful smile for the camera. The weekend started out a little rocky, but was proving to be all well and tons of fun. We were all looking forward to celebrating and going to Jumping Johnnys on Saturday, but something was lurking to ruin our fun, it was only a matter of time till our hurricane hit again.............................................................................
We all woke up ready to Jump our little hearts out when sweet Blakers walked in the room with his little pink crusty eye. What to do, what to do? We were all going back n forth, it's the dreaded pink eye, no it's sleep in his eye, back n forth. So Blake bought a trip to the Dr. that morning and low and behold.......It was pink eye. Poor Bobo's. This happened to him on his first b-day as well and all the friends had to be called and Jumping Johnnys cancelled. But no fear Gramps came to the rescue and bought a HUGE water slide and saved the day. We along with Blake enjoyed a fun filled day with family and the big slide:) Way to go Gramps, We love ya.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

May 09 a big month

May was a big month for us. Alot happened with Addyson, all good of course. One big accomplishment on her part......Dun...Da...Dugh.......... She can hold her own bottle now. WooHoo. I never thought I would be that excited about something so small, but it is huge. Now my hands are free to do more. I feel so liberated:) She also started standing up assisted this month. I walked in her room one Sunday afternoon after her nap and there she was in all her glory looking so proud of what she was doing. We can't believe how big she is getting, soon to be a toddler:(

We also decided this month to try some more finger foods. We gave her some bananas in San Marcus and she seemed to do fine with those so we thought what the heck. The funny thing is that we decided to give her some Gerber Graduate snacks in none other than our trusty Walmart. Here is how it played out.

Hey Mom and Dad, what are you doing? Hey see those yellow cans of goodies over there? Yea that one. I think that needs to be mine. Hey back up, back up, no really it is mine I just know it.
Right that's right I told you that was mine. So now what do I do with it? Put it where? Really, won't I choke? Do you promise, we don't need to make a scene. No CPR action going down in Wally World. Really we are already sitting in the middle of the store annoying those that want to pass us.
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM good. Thanks guys. Love ya much!

1st Road Trip

As I have said this has been a crazy busy summer for us. We did alot of traveling that started the last week in May. We drove to San Marcus for the weekend for a family reunion on Trents side and to celebrate 3 cousins graduating from HS.

Addyson did great in the car. How is it that we have been blessed with such a good flexible baby. She slept most of the 4-5 hour trip and played with Mommy the rest. We got to see our cousins Blake and Tyson and that is always fun. Addyson and Daddy played in the pool, which was a little
cold for Mommy's liking, but they had fun anyway. We stayed in a hotel for the first time with Addyson sleeping in her pack n play like a champ. Again so blessed with our perfect angel. We stopped on the way home at the Outlet Malls and planned to stay only an hour.
Riiiiiight. So 4 hours into our shopping Addyson discovers herself in her car mirror. She was so enamored with herself she started kissing her reflection. Too cute. However as we were reaching our 5th to 6th hour of only 1 hour of shopping. Our sweet sunshine.................................
Was done. So we threw in the towel and headed home so thankful that we had survived our 1st road trip. We love you sooooooooooooooooooo good sweet Addyson girl.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Back in Action

Ok, I am FINALLY Back in Action. I know you guys have missed us:) Whoo it has been one CRAZY summer and last 3 months since my last post. Our girl is now 10 months old and we can't believe it. She is getting so big and more fun by the day. She is such a ray of sunshine in our lives and reminds us everday of Gods unfailing love for us.

7 months old

8 months old

9 months old

10 months old

Man how time has flown by. In just a few short months we will be celebrating a first birthday. What an amazing 10 months it has been. Our lives are so much more full because of our little angel.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Where's the Brain?

Ok, for those of you who are old enough to remember "Where's the beef" this is for you. So lately I am wondering what happened to my brain. Before my sweet Addyson came along, I was pretty good at remembering things. Now my brain is what seems like mush. Here is how my mushy brain was working yesterday.

So, I need to go to the store and I am going 90 to nothing in my Mommy brain, how can I get to the store and back in time for our morning nap. It is 9am at this point and nap time is at 10am. I can do it, I know I can, just like Thomas:) So, I load up baby and the dogs, because I feel terrible that they never get to go on walks anymore, but they can at least ride to the store, right?

We get to Walmart and I am 3/4 the way through my list. I took a list, so I could get in and out. I can be home by nap time, I am supper Mom. Well as I am checking things off the list I hear over the intercom in WM, "will the owner of a black Nissan Sentra with plate numbers blah, blah, blah return to your car please. I think to my self, self I think that is our car. What to do, what to do? Addyson is all strapped into her grocery cart seat with that cover thing that keeps the bugs off her, that also takes an act of congress to get straight. She is happy, we are all most done, and it's almost nap time. Ugh. I proceed to the customer service lady and ask, Me: "do I really need to go to my car? Can I take my unpaid grocery's out to the car with me, I promise I won't steal them. Clerck: No it is against store policy, but I'll watch the cart and baby for you while you check things out. Me: No, thanks I got the baby if you got the cart."

I get to the car and there are two women at my car. They tell me they can't get into there car because my dog wants to eat them. Mind you this is a 30 pound mut, far from vicious. I apologize profusely and proceed to roll up the window a little. I know they would have jacked me if not for the baby in my arms. While at the car I decide to change Addys diaper and then go back in and finish shopping. Mind you it is about 10am, so supper mom missed nap time, but at least there are grocery's, almost.

After all is cleaned up I go to find the keys that I swore were on the seat by my lovely daughter. Nope. Ok so they are in her bag. Nope. Ok so I check 3 more times in her bag. BIG Nope. Now I am frantically looking under seats, under babys, under dogs, EVERYWHERE. No where are my keys to be found. UGH! Do I call the hubby, the auntie, triple A. What to do? Look in the bag ONE more time, Nope. Then as all hope is almost lost, I see a twinkle of light, could it be the keys? Please God, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE God let it be the keys. And it was, and where were they............................................... no other than in the ignition.

Lord, please help me find my brain:)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

1 Samuel 1:27-28

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord." Our journey to Addyson has been a long one. We prayed and prayed and prayed for her as I am sure most of us have done when it comes to our kiddos. On April 19th we had our baby dedication at church. This is where we stand up with our family in our church and vow to raise our child in the ways of the Lord. I was reminded of how I am like a fair whether fan when it comes to my walk with Christ. I tend to seek Him in the valleys but when I think all well, I am not so eager to find the time to be with Him. I want to be an example of Christ to Addyson, to be that Mom that walks the talk and to encourage her to love the Lord with all her heart. I was also reminded at our dedication that she is first and foremost Gods child that has been placed in our hearts and arms for safe keeping for the short time we are here. This is only our temporary home and we are here to prepare for our forever home with Christ. It is my prayer that we all aspire to be the parents that God has called us to be, that we lay our children down at His feet everyday, and seek Him in all that we do, and that our children will see Christ in us. Thank you again and again God for our precious gift in Addyson.