And she is just about ready to burst!
We've asked her nicely not to give it away.
And she's wondering if today is really the day.
For our friends and family to finally hear.
That Addison's going to be a BIG SISTER next year!
We're so excited the cat is out of the bag.
This great news is definitely not a gag.
We've been blessed with a miracle, again.
DUE TO ARRIVE MARCH FOURTH TWO THOUSAND AND TEN!!!!!!!!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
And she is just about ready to burst!
I took my obligatory parking spot at the store. The parking lot wasn't crowded at the time or else I would have saved the spot for someone further along than myself. Actually, on my way in to the store, I noticed a couple of spots that would have been closer. But really, that wasn't the point of me parking there.
I can't blame him for not "getting it" at first. Neither of us were expecting this news anytime soon!
We had another routine appointment scheduled for this morning, though routine it did not remain. Due to some recent spotting, I had an ultrasound to make sure that everything was okay. This is what we saw. What a little miracle!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
They had a bar, too. She was in heaven!
Ben quickly became her favorite person for the weekend. They played together a lot. Babies, sticks, you name it.
Ben and Kylie live across the street from a small lake. Kye and I took Addison and the dogs for a walk and stopped to feed the ducks.
I credit that to this guy. She's had Leap since she was a young infant. It's one of the best $10 ever spent. We keep it in the car and she plays with it every time we are on the road, singing right along.
One of these days I will get it on video. Why is it that they don't perform when you want them to? :)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Addison went poo-poo on the potty for the first time today! Every day after lunch/before her nap, if she hasn't already gone, I ask her to go poo-poo (so she doesn't wake up halfway through her nap and go, thus resulting in a shortened nap). 9 out of 10 times, she'll squat in place and go (in her diaper). She also tells us when she has to go. But, she only poo's once a day, so if she's already gone, I know it means she is just having gas.
Yesterday after lunch, she said she had to go poo-poo and I told her that was fine and to go ahead and go. Then she told me she wanted her clothes off. Next, she wanted her diaper off. So, I stripped her down and off to the bathroom she ran. I helped her up on the potty and as she watched through her legs (which sounds icky, I know, but it was humorous to mommy) - she pooped! And let me tell you how much easier the clean-up was....
We're so proud. :)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Addison went on her first carousel ride at the Zoo today. We walked by the attraction twice and both times she said "Adsin ride horsies". She seemed really excited. This was essentially her first ride on anything amusement park-like and I thought she'd love it because she is such a thrill seeker. We started off fine. She was looking around, checking it all out. Then, the panic sets in. I keep replaying the video and feel worse and worse each time. You might not be able to tell because the resolution on blogger isn't so great, but my poor baby was so scared! Her face totally changed in a split second. She didn't cry, but needless to say, she wanted off the horse and spent the remainder of the ride in my arms.
Monday, August 17, 2009
On Saturday, we met up with some friends an afternoon/evening of family fun. Given the 90 degree weather, we forwent (I know - it's a weird word, but a word indeed) some local festivals and opted for the splash pad.
Unfortunately splash pad attempt #1 was broken, so we headed a little further to another place. We are pretty sure this wasn't intended to be a splash pad when first built, but rather to beautify the park. This conclusion derives from the facts that it looks like decoration and also that Beth and Josh used to run through this park and never once saw anyone playing in the water. I'm not sure when it turned into a splash pad, but I am grateful for the transformation because it was great fun. And what's more beautiful than a bunch of kids running through waterfalls and fountains on a steamy day?
Addison was not timid with this splash park. Probably because it was so hot and the water felt very refreshing!
It was only 10:30am but nearing 85 degrees. It was HOT. And crowded. There were several hundred, if not a thousand, people on the lawn. And some on stage, but we'll get to that.
The group who performed on this day were a bunch of dads who wanted to sing music their kids would enjoy. They sang anything from songs about touching your nose, chin, feet, etc. (which Addison is demonstrating below) to Hannah Montana and The Jonas Brothers (which I thought my neighbors would enjoy).
Addison had a ball. She danced up a sweaty storm and fit right in!
She even sported a braid because she heard that's what all the older girls were doing. Actually, I just thought it was cute. Turns out, many of the older girls were indeed wearing identical braids!
They clapped to the music.