Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Addilyn is 10 months old now! On one hand, where did the time go?? On the other hand, when Amelia turned 1 I thought she was such a big girl, and I still think Addilyn is such a baby.  Maybe it was just because Amelia was my first.  Anyway~ Addilyn is getting more fun by the day, and for some reason I have a connection with her that I never had with Amelia.  That being said, I'm going through a phase right now where I kind of want someone to take Addilyn for like, a week so I can love her more, because I'm kind of tired of her.  Maybe it's because she gets up at 5:30 every day and is a terrible napper, so I'm pretty much with her ALL day. You would think that putting her to bed at 6pm makes me have adequate time without her but no.  Don't get my wrong, I love her to death and smother her with kisses, but she's buggin' me. :) 

She's crawling like a maniac, which I love because it means less I have to carry her around.  She'll eat anything you put in front of her, any time of day.  Literally I can't think of anything she won't eat. Even dog food.  She says, "Mama" and, "Dada" and sometimes it really sounds like she says, "Hi" and, "dog" but I think that's unintentional.  So far it's looking like she is the child we'll be at the doctor with the most.  Amelia has NEVER had to go to the doctor for anything but a well visit, whereas Addilyn was on oxygen from day 1 because they thought something was wrong, she has been to the doctor 3 times for ear infections, the ER once for a bad fall, and had multiple other minor injuries at home.  Hopefully she slows down because I don't think I can handle much blood or anything broken. :( Now I'll quit babbling and post some recent pictures.

At Amelia's birthday party she reached in the pizza box and helped herself to a piece. It took about 2 hours but she gummed down a good portion of it!

Eating, again, fresh peaches off our tree

She's very stoic most of the time. And I realize the headband is in a weird place but she had a scab on her forehead that we were covering.  Thanks for the headband, Bailey!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Amelia turns 3!

Today is Amelia's 3rd birthday, and I'm having a hard time actually believing that 3 years in my life has passed. Every day with Amelia is a new adventure, and she says the most hilarious things sometimes, I wonder if she'll have a great sense of humor someday. I saw a cute idea on Pinterest where you interview your child every year on their birthday with the same questions and see how their answers change each year. Here is my interview with Amelia:

1. Favorite movie: Bambi
2. Favorite Color: Blue
3. Favorite food: Yogurt
4. Favorite song: Twinkle Twinkle
5. Favorite animal: Kangaroo
6. Favorite stuffed animal: Green Parrot (Came with the book "Oh Say Can You Say")
7. Favorite drink: Chocolate milk (I tried to convince her that I thought it was actually juice but she was adamant)
8. Favorite toy: She said, "My train." I said, "Oh that's a good one." And she said, "Oh, I'm sorry, I meant my turtle." haha.  Her bouncing turtle.
9. Best friend: Patrick (Jacobs)
10: Favorite article of clothing: Shirt. "No special one, just a shirt" she said.
11. Favorite book: The Lorax (pronounced YoYax)
12. Favorite place to go: Children's houses. (Friend's houses)
13. Favorite breakfast: French toast
14. Favorite Fruit: Cantaloupe
15. Favorite game: We never got an answer
16. Favorite Holiday: Easter
17: Favorite thing to take to bed: Blue and pink blankets
18: Favorite cereal: Marshmallow (Lucky charms)
19: What do you want to be when you grow up: A Mommy

With all of these questions I would give her time to think, give her some options if she needed them, and even ask her the same questions a few days later to see if her answer changed, but it never did.  I can't wait to see how they change over the years.

For her birthday Jonathan and I decided to get her a dog! Crazy right? I've never had a pet in my life, not even a gold fish, so I really have no idea what I'm in for.  A couple months ago my friend asked me to dog-sit her dog for the weekend. I'm not a dog person but this was a little dog and I do like little dogs more. Well, after just 3 days with that dog we wanted to keep him! We actually asked my friend if she wanted to get rid of him and she said, "No, but my mom has his sister and she wants to get rid of her!"  Not because she's a bad dog or anything, I guess her mom had gotten another dog who wasn't very nice to Khloe. So, we said we'd take her! Last night was the big reveal. Here's how it went:

What's in there?

Really?! A doggie?


Then she spent the rest of the night bossing her around :)

Wish us luck!  Happy birthday to the light of my life (most days), Amelia!! We love you.