Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Half a Year

I can't believe how fast time flies. Addie is 6 months old now. She just had her checkup and weighs 15 lbs and is 25 inches long. She was right around the 50% percentile earlier but has slowed down a bit, so maybe I can continue to carry her without needing chiropractic work.
Here are some of the fun things about Addie: she loves to smile, sometimes. She can be pretty somber at times too. She doesn't laugh a ton and when she does its almost like a courtesy laugh, that or she is about to cry...she does love to jabber and make cute, funny faces. She loves to move and explore. She sat up by herself for the first time yesterday and her dad and I went crazy. It was so cute. She can get up on all fours and do a rocking back and forth motion but she doesn't actually crawl. Sometimes she goes backwards and she definitely moves around. She loves to play with all sorts of toys but I think that her favorites are the bulb syringe, medicine bottle and my cell phone. Luckily, Aunt Diane bought her some real toys, which she likes too. She likes eating big girl food and will start chewing when she wants to eat. She loves drinking out of a cup and can put her binky in her mouth by herself.
She also likes to pet her doggies and Rocky still tries to take a bath with her every now and then. He also loves to steal her toys when he can.
Oh, and Melissa brought over a bouncer, which she loves. She bounces with great enthusiasm. We love her a lot. Even when she doesn't want to go to bed at night.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Who Needs Sleep? well your never gonna get it

So two nights ago Addie slept like a dream. I think that she slept for 9 or 10 hours straight. So fantastic. Fast forward to last night....not quite so fantastic. I think that I got up at least three times and even with me nursing her she wasn't going to sleep. Gaah. It really isn't that bad except I have been having this weird insomnia where I have a really hard time getting to sleep and when I'm finally dozing off is when Addie wakes up, and then it seems to cycle around. I think that part of why she is having sleep troubles is that she loves to be with us (it's so nice to be loved- I love the look on her face when she wakes up in the morning and is so excited) and she doesn't want to miss out on the action. I do also love snuggling the little bitty so sometimes I don't mind waking up and feeding her and then there are the times when I'm thinking, Kid, I really need my beauty sleep, this is not working so well. Anyways, she is a fun girl. We love her. Oh, and shout out to Chops who went in when she was crying at 4 am. And snuck her into bed, which felt like a good idea until she kept squirming around and I kicked her out. Man, I used to love snuggling that little girl in bed all night long when she was brand new and now I do not sleep well when she's sleeping next to me. I think it may have to do with the fact the she moves as much as her dad sometimes- its like snuggling something that moves a lot.
Oh, and did you notice that all of the sleeping pictures are from when she was small? I don't take anymore...too risky that she'll wake up!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Atkinson Wedding

So a few months later, here are the pictures of my sister's wedding reception. She married Travis Atkinson and he is part of a great family. Travis rides racehorses and bulls and right now they are in the California sun working. So the crowning achievement in my creative life is making the cake for the reception (with quite a bit of help from my dear, dear friend Stephanie Hughes) The baking all day was not quite as fun as the decorating and eating :)

Engagement Pics

I've been looking through the pictures that we've taken with our new camera and I figured that I better post of few of the engagement pictures that I took for Carly and Travis. I really enjoyed taking them- even though by the end my fingers were frozen.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Addie time

So now that I have posted a few pictures that weren't of Addie- here are a few more of the darling one. I really have too many to share. Addie is now 5 months old and loving life. She just started rice cereal on Sunday (I need to upload the pictures still) and was really chowing down yesterday. She loves to sit up and sits pretty well by herself with the occasional face plant. She also rolls over really well and sometimes I find her in a completely different place than I left her but she hasn't really scooted, she just rolls and shifts positions. She loves her toys (Rocky loves her toys too and has only chewed up about five so far..) and she loves drinking from a cup- I don't know why but I tried to take it away from her one time and she starting throwing a fit- I am really nervous for the terrible twos if she's already this bossy :)

More pictures

Here are a few pics of when I tried out for American Idol in San Diego a few years ago. It was very fun to hang out at the beach and visit with Grandpa Dawson. It was slightly less fun hanging out in the stadium for hours on end waiting to audition but quite an experience. I'm glad that I had my husband there for support- he was the go to guy when we needed breakfast burritos at McDonalds. Needless to say, I didn't make it :) I love the beach!

Looking Back

So we just got all of our photos put on iPhoto and its been fun looking back at the fun times we've had. I am looking forward to having super fun times with Addie now a part of the family. These are some pics of when we went to the cabin a few years back. There were a couple of mud holes and I had a ball getting myself as muddy as possible. Afterwards we went to the Little Acorn at the mouth of the canyon and people were staring at the two swamp things. Fun times