Sunday, June 29, 2008
Doesn't it look like they are both blowing up the inner tube? Of course, Addelyn is just chewing on it, like she does EVERYTHING these days. She is teething right now...has three new teeth poking out the top!
As we are getting ready for the beach, we had to try on the swimsuit and get out the new turtle inner tube. Addelyn seems excited and ready for the water! She has way too many swimsuits to choose from- at least five. Yikes, that sounds terrible but we got a few at garage sales and then as gifts too. They are so stinking cute on her! I love those little rolls that hang out the side of the suit.
Katie Wilson, the youth minister at St. Pat's in CF, is also a friend and neighbor of mine. Her daughter Sadie is only a week older than Addelyn. Finally the other night we hung out with the babes and went on a walk. They have matching outfits so we had to take pics. We took about 50 pics and Sadie never changed her facial expression. It was hilarious. Addelyn kept trying to grab Sadie's hair and pull it and put it in her mouth. She also kept grabbing Sadie's outfit. Oh our daughter, she just can't sit still. Aren't they cute though???
What cute little buddies!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Below is a picture of what my car looked like. This wasn't actually my car, I don't think I ever really took a picture but this is a 1996 Grand Am SE. Now you must know, mine was loaded. :) When I graduated from high school, I thought a sunroof, CD player, and tinted windows were the best buying perks EVER! Of course, now the car is LOADED with miles! On Tuesday, I handed over the keys to a high school gal whose family bought my car. As I drove to their house to drop off the car, I thought back to where those wheels took me....the summer after my senior year of high school, to my first days of college at UNI, college roadtrips with my friends, living and working in Woodbury, MN for part of a summer, my days of dating Mark, my first few years of youth ministry events (piling my LUGs into the backseats, and of course, even through the first few months of Addelyn's life (crawling into the backseat daily, trying to get the carseat in the right position!) Oh the fun....I'll kinda miss that good ole car.
But don't you worry now! The car has been replaced with a lovely Ford Focus Station Wagon. I still don't think it looks like other station wagons- I think it is more square so that makes it less "station wagonish." It is a much more practical family car than the Grand Am. Like I said, two door days have ended. Oh wow. A mom hair cut and now a mom car. What is next...ahhh...I'm only 26! ha ha:)
Oh, in case you were wondering...the whole station wagon idea is really growing on Mark. He doesn't even mind driving it! :)
Friday, June 20, 2008
You see, I have this problem, when people get hurt....I laugh. When Mark stubs his toe, I can't stop laughing. When someone falls going up or down the stairs, my immediate response is laughing. I know, it sounds sadistic almost. I can't help it. If I could control it, I would stop.
So guess what happens when Addelyn starts crying after shots? Yep, you guessed it. I laughed. AHHH...not a mean laugh but just my automatic-someone-got-hurt-kind-of-laugh. Mark was hoping I would be cured of this meanness by becoming a mom. Guess not..........................
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
On Flag Day, we headed to Joe and Andrea's new house for their annual Flag Day Party! Andrea is Mark's cousin. It was lots of fun, they have a beautiful new home outside of Des Moines. We are glad they moved here from Seattle, especially if they keep throwing parties like the one they had this weekend! :) Addelyn got to see her cousins, Reed and Jack (Reed is pictured above with Addelyn...sorry no pics of Jack...he was too quick for the camera!) Jack and Reed will be one year old on the 5th of July. Addelyn stared at the boys with a jealous look as they quickly crawled circles around her. She has mastered sitting up but hasn't been able to venture around and about yet. Soon enough, she'll be keeping up with the boys!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Here is Addelyn with her new little buddy, Trey Matthew Haak. His proud parents are Matt and Tricia. Trey had just turned six weeks old in this picture.
Proud Mom Tricia
Look at those big beautiful eyes!
Go Cubs Go!!!!
This past weekend, Addelyn and I made a trip to Steamboat Rock and spent the night. Here is Addelyn with Great Grandpa Kramer, who was entertaining her by taking his teeth out! She was very interested in what was going on! We had lots of fun seeing everyone.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
First of all, Addelyn isn't swinging naked. It was a warm day and she was in a diaper in her new swing. She loves it. She gets a big grin and the grin grows the higher she goes. She just may be a dare devil like her dad! :)
She did lose interest in swinging after awhile though and found a new interest, eating her yellow swing straps!
Onto her tummy! She was quite proud of herself. She has rolled from her tummy to her back before but never from her back to her tummy. She is usually too content laying on her back, playing that she doesn't want to go to her tummy. We figured it out...she wanted to wiggle away from her dad, who was trying to dry her off...so that is why she rolled. She is going to be a fun one when she can walk! :)
Reading time...Addelyn is getting used to this nightly routine of reading a few books. She enjoys the ones that have furry patches/other texture things for her to touch.
We are excited that summer is arriving, we enjoyed the warm weather this weekend. Another week begins...have a great one!