Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween! Got this at a garage sale... I think it's a cat. The red collar part wouldn't button because of her lovely chunky cheeks and lack of a neck :) But she did pretty well in it!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Amber watched Addie the other night when Brandt and I went out. Here's a pic of Addie and Liam... they are too cute :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Monday! We had a fabulous weekend together... We did laundry :) , tried Addie out in new toys, listened to her scream as she fell asleep for naps :( , and just enjoyed having Daddy home! Brandt and I had a date Sunday night. We went downtown and saw "So You Think You Can Dance" on tour. It was a blast! Nice to have a night out and fun to see such a great show- even though Brandt was surrounded by screaming girls all evening - we felt like we were at a Backstreet Boys concert- seriously! Because of our date, he didn't fly out until this morning, so we only have 3 nights apart this week. And next week Brandt has been called for jury duty! Yipee!! He'll be staying here for the week :) Like my sis Kylee, said, "Never knew jury duty could be such a blessing!" That's all for now, folks!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Well... we're finally trying the "lay her down and let her cry" for naptime. My mom started it yesterday. She cried 18 minutes and slept about 35. This morning she cried 4 and slept 45 for my mom. This afternoon for me... cried 50 minutes, is sleeping now :( So hard!!! I just went upstairs, checked on her every once in a while, and wrote in my journal. I've been told by many that it only takes a few times and she'll figure it out. I know to start this whole ordeal earlier with the next child. Addie's been spoiled for too long :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Not much to report... We had a wonderful weekend with family and friends. Friday we laid low, Saturday a good friend of mine got married, and Sunday we had small group after church. Brandt just left again. Another week- here we go...
A question for all you mothers out there. When did you start solid foods? Did you mix the rice cereal with baby food or give it separately? Did it cause stomach aches for the little one? What time of day did you introduce solids? How many times a day?
I guess that was more than a question. We tried Addie on solids for one week but then stopped. She was pretty irritated that week- not sure if that was the cause or not. We still put rice cereal in her bottle at night. She won't take that by spoon. She just spits it out. Just wondering if I should mix it with baby food. Just looking for some advice!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

We are finally home :) It was a wonderful weekend in Salt Lake City. Addie was great on the plane ride there last Thursday, and she was a trooper all weekend. Here are some of the highlights... trip to Saratoga Springs (Brandt wanted to visit there because he remembered it being a stop on OREGON TRAIL...anyone remember that?), mini-golf- twice because we loved it so much, visit to Olympic Park in Park City, shopping, ROOK (when Addie went to bed), eating lots, and just being together! The plane ride home was rough, but we survived :) Could I do it again? Probably... but it is a lot of work for a weekend away. It was nice to see Brandt, hard to leave him, and sad to come home alone again. Here are a few photos from the weekend. Thanks to those of you that prayed for our flights.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Salt Lake City... here we come! Addie and I are flying to Salt Lake City to visit Brandt for the weekend. We leave Thursday evening and return Sunday evening. Pray for the flight. I'm very nervous. I've heard this is the age to do it, though. It's a late flight there, so hopefully she'll be sleeping. I'm looking forward to being there- just not the flying part. We'd appreciate prayers! I'll have pictures on Monday.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

We started Addison on some solids this weekend. She loved applesauce last night, but hated the sweet peas tonight. I don't blame her. They tasted gross! B left again. We had a wonderful weekend together as a family :-) Tomorrow night Addie and I are going to sleep at my parents' house... should be fun!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

We've moved on to a bigger chair! Addie outgrew her other one :) Thanks, Balvins! Brandt comes home tomorrow. We made it! One week down...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

4 months old... 16 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces... 25 inches long. She (and I) survived her shots today. We're doing well. Had a nice meal at a friend's house tonight. We've been well-taken care of this week! Brandt home in 2 days!

Monday, October 01, 2007

I call this "Fun with Food #2" :) Yes, it's a giant pancake... No, she did not eat it... Things are going ok. Addie is 4 months old today! Tomorrow is her doc appointment and shots. I'll report the stats tomorrow.