October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We didn't get too crazy with a big costume for Addi this year. Of course her slacker parents didn't even make it to the party store to pick out a costume until the afternoon of Halloween...not much of a selection then! There were some really cute baby costumes but they were all so puffy and stuffed that she would have roasted if she were in it more than 2 minutes. Instead, we opted for the cute little mouse you see below! We went trick or treating for about 45 minutes with some other kids from the neighborhood and then had a little block party at the neighbors! It was a great first Halloween!


October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Addi got to "carve" her first pumpkin yesterday. She was way more interested in eating the contents of the pumpkin than she was anything else (notice how orange her face is in the last photo!). Thanks Aunt Denise for the pumpkin t-shirt and pumpkin socks! Here are a few pics!

The hat may have been a little small :)

She played with this forever!


"You want me to do what with this?"

"Oh, ok, I get it."

Helping Daddy mark the pumpkin

The finished product!


October 22, 2008

Trip to the Park!

Mom and I took Addi to the park to swing today. I've been looking everywhere for a park that has bucket swings and it turns out there's one right by mom's house! Addi LOVED the swing! I'm sure she would have stayed there all day if we let her!

"Seriously? This isn't fun."

"WooHoo! It moves!"

"Man, that was fun."

A couple shots mid flight:


October 21, 2008

Our 8 Month Old!

Just a quick pic! I'm not sure why it looks so grainy on here though!

October 19, 2008

8 Months Old!

Addison is 8 months old today! We can't even believe it's been that long since she first made her appearance into the world! Here are some of the exciting things she's doing now:
  • Crawling
  • Pulling herself to a stand on EVERYTHING
  • She can wave hello and goodbye
  • Walks extemely well with our help
  • Turns the pages of her books
  • Drinks out of a sippy cup by herself
  • She can pick up her own finger foods and put them in her mouth all by herself
  • She's trying really hard to clap
  • Says "mama", "dada", and "nana". None of it is really in context of course so we don't count them as words but it's still adorable!

This kid is all over the place! She is constantly on the move. We're still working on getting some teeth and this, along with the crawling and standing, have really thrown a wrench into our system. Naps, according to Addi, are no longer necessary. There are way better things to do than go to sleep! We've sadly resorted to driving her around to get her down. The second we put her down into her crib though those eyes pop wide open and its time to go! This makes for very sleepy parents! Luckily, fingers crossed, she is still sleeping through the night though. Its a little bit harder to get her down but once she's asleep she usually stays that way until about 7am.

She's got quite the little personality. She blabbers and giggles all day long (throw in some whining there too...super fun) and the most random things send her into hysterics! She's never met a stranger either. We took her to church for the first time last week and left her in the nursery. That girl was in hog heaven with all of the other babies! She waves at anybody that sends a glance her way and flashes her toothless smile. She's such a sweet girl :)

Alrighty, enough bragging ;) I hope everybody has a wondeful week!



October 16, 2008

Pumpkin Patch!

We all took Addison and Abigail to the Pumpkin Patch last weekend. It was a pretty measley little pumpkin patch but they didn't know any better so it was just fine. We walked through a hay maze, went on a hay ride, and picked out our pumpkin to carve! That was pretty much the extent of our visit. We did end up buying the most perfectly round and orange pumpkin I've ever seen though!

With the pumpkins

There's only 1 thing to do with this pumpkin.....

......Eat it!!!

"What's up Nana?"


October 15, 2008

Itty Bitty Pigtails!

I got Addi's hair into itty bitty pigtails! We actually called them sprouts because they are so tiny. I had to try it though!




October 9, 2008

We have a crawler!!!

Addison has been "inching" around for about 3 weeks now. Not quite crawling but she could get herself where she needed to go. Well, the last week or so, it has been a full-on crawl! Granted, she doesn't get anywhere very quickly yet but she's definitely crawling! We were thinking she might be a late crawler because she much prefers to stand up and "walk" everywhere (with our help of course) but she proved us wrong! I'll try and get it on video today of her crawling and "walking" to post for everybody. Can't you believe this little monkey is big enough to crawl?!? It all goes by way too fast.


October 6, 2008

Poor Baby :(

Our little monkey has been teething pretty badly the last couple of days. I feel so horrible for her! The only thing helping is chewing on ice cubes in her mesh feeder and keeping a good flow of Tylenol going through her. Those little buggers don't look like they want to come out yet though! I wish they would just hurry up and poke through so I can have my happy baby back!