Sunday, February 20, 2011

Will you be my Valentine?

We had a wonderful – and very memorable – Valentine’s Day 2011.  I was literally “attacked” by a raging stomach virus at approximately midnight of Valentine’s Day, so it was not a very fun day for me.  Brandon stayed home and took care of Addie, and they were both very sweet to let me sleep all day and try to get rid of that nasty bug!  Addie and her daddy gave me sweet cards and a special gift on Monday night.  I can’t believe that this year Brandon and I celebrated our 14th Valentine’s Day together!  Where has the time gone!!? Addie is totally into sticker books right now, so we gave her a “Puppy Love Sticker Coloring Book.”  She was excited!

A few weeks ago I made Addie this shirt to wear to her party day at school.  Have I mentioned lately how much my little girl LOVES school!?  She gets so giggly and giddy when we pull into the parking lot, saying “School!? School!?”  It’s fun to watch her get so excited to see her friends and her teachers.  I always loved school as a little girl and it makes my heart so happy to see her already loving it too!  Her teachers say she is talking more and more and doing a great job of getting her dot paint in the circles, stickers in the right spots, paint on the paper, etc.  I also love that she is learning about Jesus!  She’s learning so many social  things too, like no biting, no hitting, etc.  She likes to say “no no!” just like her teachers!  LOL!

We could not possibly be happier with our experience this year at her Mother’s Day Out!!


We made these Valentine’s for her friends.  They have her favorite treat of all time…marshmallows!  They had pink, heart-shaped ones this year at Target!


On the morning of her party, her daddy did a great job getting her dressed and getting her lunch made, bag packed, and off to school.  He just brought her to me (in bed) for a moment to fix her hair.  I snapped this shot of her with my phone real fast. She is so sweet, she can always make me smile…even when I am sick!


And I just thought this door display was adorable that her teachers made!


Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day too!  Love to all!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Who Built the Ark?

Carol likes to sing a song to Addie that she learned in Sunday school as a little girl.  It goes like this:

Who Built the ark!?



Who Built the ark!?

But WAIT!  Someone’s missing!!!


Oh!  There he is…..


Noah! Noah! How did you get in there!!?????

These are the things that make me giggle!!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Our Last Two Weeks

We have been super busy the last two weeks!  We took a road trip to Houston and then my mom came back with us for another week here.  We have had a blast!  I will let the pictures do the talking…


Thursday night, 2 weeks ago, we arrived in Houston late at night.  The next morning my stepdad, Addie’s grandpa, gave her this lady bug rain gear set and she loved it! 


Thank you Grandpa!!


Addie enjoyed lots of snuggle time with her Great Granny and Great Papa!


Four Generations Photo….


Saturday, we met up with my brother, Brian.  This was his first time to meet Addie and he loved her!!


That evening, we went to see my Uncle Pete who is very sick right now with cancer.  Addie was so sweet to lean in for a kiss..


Sunday we headed to Auntie M’s and Uncle Micah’s house for a few days…


Addie helped Auntie M Pick some broccoli from her garden…


And then Auntie M cooked us the most delicious dinner with carrots and broccoli from the garden!  Delicious!


Silly girl…


Auntie M taught Addie how to work those rain boots by splashing in puddles…


One morning I thought Addie was sleeping in, because she was so quiet…but when I went in to get her I found all of this in the bed with her.  She had gotten into some dresser drawers right next to her bed…little stinker!DSC04540

Bath time was so much fun at Auntie M’s, Addie didn’t want to get out, so she dried off in the tub!!


When we got back home, some friends gave us this table set to go with Addie’s kitchen.  She loves it!  My mom bought her a set of dishes to go with the kitchen and she has had fun all week “eating” the food she has prepared in her kitchen.  The other day she was saying something over and over until I paid attention.  I finally figured out that she was saying “PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!” She had her praying hands together and then said some chatter, then “AMEN!”  Oh, how this delights my heart!!  I pray every night as I put her to bed that even at such an early age that her heart will be turned toward Him.


We had SO MUCH FUN with Cece here all week!  Addie loved story time the most.


In the true spirit of cabin fever this week, Mom and I did lots of organizing.  Addie’s kitchen is one example.  I love the tub that says “fresh produce.” LOL!


So, her new favorite trick is unzipping and stripping out of her pj’s.  She did this 3 times in a row the other night after she was in bed!  The first time I took these pictures of her, and I know she must have been like, “Seriously! Mom!  It’s dark in here and your flash is bright!!!  I love how she is shielding her face. Smile


Play time during our snow days….


Cece must have read her 100 books while she was here…


One last snuggle!


After my mom left today we found this little critter in Addie’s bed!  Such a sweet surprise!  It’s an elephant, but Addie thought it was a puppy!


Brandon opened the garage door today and look at the snow pile up he found.  Craziest part?  It’s solid as a rock…no give at all.  Solid ice. 


We have CABIN FEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOUR DAYS IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!


Love to all!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011