Monday, October 10, 2011

Family Pics

So we have never officially gotten family pictures, something that I had to remedy. I asked our good friend Chelsea Smith if she would like to take some for us. We went over to the farm and thankfully the weather held out for long enough to get some awesome pictures. Thinking about it, it may have been better to wait until the youngest member of our family can actually look at the camera, but it was fun and I love the result. Now to choose which ones to hang up....

Birthday Girl

She LOVES her cousin Brooklynn

So Addie's 2 year birthday has come and gone...the last few weeks have flown by. It is crazy to think that I have a two year old. I look at her and she is so big, but she is still my little girl. We celebrated her birthday at the Bean Museum at BYU. Someone asked me, "who celebrates their kids birthday at a museum?" Me, I am a nerd but I do believe the kids enjoyed it. Addie is an animal lover like her mom so it worked out. We even got to see the reptile show. It was funny because there was a scout group and then the two year olds. We also went up the canyon and shared a birthday party with Shanelle, who was gracious enough to let Addie blow out the candles. On her birthday we also "celebrated" Addie becoming a big girl and got rid of her binky. Honestly, it has been rough on everyone. Addie has been a great sleeper but now it is a struggle to get her to fall asleep. She still asks for the beloved binky and mentions that she is crying. Believe me kid, I would love to oblige you but dad is worried about your teeth.
I just have to brag a bit about my child. She can count to ten, do the ABCs but she sometimes gets stuck and repeats. She doesn't really know colors but her default guess is green....she is great at coloring and can draw circles. She has become addicted to PBS kids on the ipad and can really sing lots of songs. She is a very compassionate person and will say sorry, tell me to go get Wyatt if he is crying and knows that Dad broke his collar bone. She also reminds me to put on my seatbelt when I forget. She alternates between being awesome at being potty trained and then regresses every once in a while. My mom always holds it til the last possible second so I think she passed that down to Addie-she just has too much to do to take the time and go. She refers to the main bathrooms as hers and lets us go potty in her toilet. She's funny to, because every so often she says "Addie's potty trained" and claps. She is such a joy in my life, even when she's grouchy because she is sleep deprived. She is my little helper and she makes me laugh every day.