Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Today was the perfect day! We took the kids to the Twins game. They were awesome. It was a beautiful day and we had amazing seats in the shade!! We made it to the 6th inning. Then we were able to play outside later this afternoon and had friends over this evening. Best Wednesday EVER!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Addie had a few 'firsts' this last week. She took her first dance class, went to her first movie, and rode her first horse.
Dance is going well. She is in a 3-5 year old ballet and tap class. She definitely loves it more than any of the other girls. But yes, she is "the one" that isn't copying the teacher's moves or standing on her spot ;) Hilarious! But she talks about dance night and day and counts down the days til her next class.
Brandt and I took her to see TOY STORY 3 on Saturday. Great movie, by the way. And yes, I did shed some tears at the end. She did well-- it got a little long and she got a little antsy, but overall, a fun experience!
Finally, tonight we went to a small carnival at Lynn's church with a petting zoo and pony rides! She loved it :)
Looking ahead to a great week-- two dinner dates with friends, a night out with some girl friends, Twins game on Wednesday, and leaving for Trout Lake Camp on Friday!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Have a night by myself here, so I thought I'd update with a little bit about each of my kiddos.
-Eli is still a joy! Laughs all the time. Not crawling, but scoots backwards everywhere. Eats anything and everything and definitely prefers table food over baby food. Loves his daddy. Well-mannered, except when teething (which is NOW) :)

-Addie is a sweetheart, unless she doesn't get her way ;) She's testing the waters with me!! She adores her brother and her dad and is ALWAYS good to them.

Has very vivid dreams at night-- like this morning she woke up and told me she wanted to show me something. She wanted to show me how she could stand on a bouncy ball and balance/walk around the room, like in a circus. Of course she couldn't do it, so then she got upset because- "But Mama! I did it in the middle of the night!"

She is back to napping and does it almost every day. It's because it's her choice now. I ask her what she wants to do for quiet time, and she always chooses to take a nap.

In bed at night, Addie must be laying there thinking about things that she did during the day. I almost always get a 'deep thought' question from her before she falls asleep. Tonight's was- "What happens if I swallow a little bit of toothpaste? Where does it go? Does it go in my tummy and out my butt like food? Is it ok to swallow?" :) Ahhh- the mind of a 3-year-old :)

Our friend Adam's dad passed away this week at a young age as well-- we talked about it and Addie said, "Adam's dad is with Papa in heaven! Maybe they're friends! I can't wait to see them some day when I die and go to heaven." Then she quickly added, "But not yet, Mom." :) We have a very 'with it' young girl on our hands!

Finally, Lynn and Tricia found two caterpillars for Addie so we've been watching them at our house. They are named Katie and Bob. Bob turned into chrysalis today and we witnessed him shedding his skin and becoming this amazing green blob!! It was the coolest thing I've ever seen! Now Addie constantly checks to see if Katie is still a caterpillar :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to the World's Greatest Dad :) Love you, Brandt!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Father's Day date night!! Our first TWINS game -- It was a blast! I love my hubby :)

Monday, June 07, 2010

Well, we pulled off the 3-year-old birthday party with success! Addie had a blast-- moonwalk, pinatas, cupcakes, friends, and playing in the rain. Both my kids were exhausted by the end of the day, but much fun was had by all :)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010