Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dada... poop... stinky...
Addie's new favorite words, in that order! Don't ask... :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Well, I have to give credit to my husband for this one... we purchased Addie some new bedroom furniture- table and chairs, toy box, and as you can see, a big girl bed! I've been anxious about switching from crib to bed... worried how she will do, worried none of us will get sleep, just worried... So we weren't going to make the switch for a while. But last night, my mom and I went out on a date, and when I got home, my little girl was sleeping soundly in her big girl bed! She got up once, fussing a bit, but Brandt went down, gave her a hug and a drink of water, and told her to go back to bed. And she did... and we didn't hear a peep from her til this morning! Brandt is an amazing father-- I couldn't be more thankful for him! And way to go, Addie! She was so proud of herself when I went down there this morning. Hopefully tonight will be the same :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

We have been struggling with getting Addie to eat lately. I know I did it wrong from the beginning- when she started eating solids, I should've given her everything we were eating... instead she ate mac and cheese, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, pizza, and lasagna (or spaghetti). Now those foods are ALL she will eat. We serve her what we eat now, but many nights she ends up throwing a temper tantrum, throwing food on the floor, and not even trying the foods in front of her. I'm a softy when it comes to all of this because I don't want her to go hungry, but I've been trying to be consistent with it. Some nights she doesn't eat dinner and goes to be without a snack. Is that ok? I know we're not the only ones who've gone through this. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

23 weeks this weekend! Books say that baby boy is about one pound and also about 8 inches from crown to rump... crazy! And yes, he is a crazy one. Moving around constantly! He was kicking pretty good last night, so I had Addie put her hand on my tummy. He kicked her. I asked Addie, "Did you feel the baby kick?" She said, "No." I said, "Do you want to feel again?" She said, "No," and then pulled my shirt back over my tummy. Ha! And so it begins... ;)

Addie's talking up a storm. Very rarely do I struggle with understanding what she's saying. Her big thing lately is relating everything in life to Dora, backpack, Swiper... (if you're a Dora watcher, you know the characters...) For example, we will drive by a lake and she'll point and say, "River." I'll acknowledge her observation and then she'll say, "Boat. Dora." I'll agree that they do take a boat over the river in Dora. Then she'll say, "Grandpa" because we've told her we will go on Grandpa's boat this summer! I'll remind her that we'll wear lifejackets on the boat this summer, and she'll respond with "Lifejacket. Backpack." Yes, Addie, we get lifejackets from backpack... kinda. Just funny stuff :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy belated Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Photo Shoot with Mom

Sunday, April 05, 2009

We had our annual Easter Egg hunt with the Sorbel's today. Eggs are hidden all around Maple Grove and we follow clues from one "traditional spot" to the next. This year's was a bit shorter, which was nice because it was chilly out! Addie loved being outside! It was a fantastic day!

Addie and Dada!

The girls... and of course my hubby in the back :)

Friday, April 03, 2009

First off, the baby is very healthy and has Steph's chin. Second, riddle me this:

If There Sat A Big Orange Yacht,
Yellow Eagles Always Hot!

Note: Nothing incriminating in this picture.