Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Dave: "Yeah, your name has 2 Ds in it."
Addie (in a very offended voice): "My name doesn't have tooties in it!"
When Addie was potty training we really struggled with getting her to poop in the potty. Some kids will hold it forever and make themselves sick. Not Addie. She would just go in her panties. So whenever I would smell anything I would ask "Do you need to go poo poo or just gas." She would usually answer "just gas". So the other day Dave was explaining how the car works and he said it runs on gas and she literally laughed about it for 5 minutes.
Addie was coming down the stairs.
Addie: "Look, mom, I'm missing steps."
Mom: "Oh, yeah, you're skipping steps. That's pretty tricky."
Addie: "Pretty familiar, too."
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Good Big Sister
She just gets a little distracted by the camera...
My skinny little boy
He still sleeps almost all of the time.
We love this new addition to our family! (Sorry about the random order and poor picture quality. Blogger won't let me move pictures and my camera's flash makes Ben close his eyes so if he's awake, I have to turn off the flash.)
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Family Room from Kitchen
Empty Formal Dining Room
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
"Doggies don't say moo, doggie, doggies say woof."
"Say "moo" doggie. "Moo".
"Good job, doggie, good job."
Then she turned to her blanket.
"Say baa, blanket, say baa."
"Good job blanket. I'm so proud of you."
Not only does my child talk to her blanket, but she thinks it talks back to her and makes her very proud. What a funny girl.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Here are Jessica, Mark, Frank and my dad anxiously awaiting the re-enactment of the Nativity.
The whole crew...Addie and Ladd decided not to particpate and my brother-in-law Doug begged to be Joseph, so the numbers worked out perfectly.
Who needs a hill when Grandpa will push us down the driveway?
All of Dave's siblings were somewhere else this year, so it was just us with his parents and Mimi. It was quiet, but really nice. Addison was spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa.
Dave and I are her parents, so she will have to learn to save and budget money. You can never learn too early. She got her first piggy bank.
Later Christmas Day we drove to my sister Rachel's house in Heber for some snowmobiling. It turned out to be a really stormy day and super cold, so no one wanted to even go outside. We ended up staying in and eating soup. The guys played Dance Dance Revolution and I'm proud to report that Dave's clogging lessons at Rick's College paid off. He had the high score. We also played Celestial Mates with all the couples, which was more fun than I expected. I'm so glad I got to see my family a little bit more before we had to go home. I apparently am too relaxed and busy talking when with my family because I took almost no pictures with them.
Addison playing the Wii (but not really). She had so much fun with Savannah. She kept talking about her for at least a week after we got back.
Grandma and Grandpa reading to Addie our last night in Utah.
So that was our trip. I threw in this last picture because I've been pretty impressed with how good Addison has been at playing by herself since we've been back. Maybe she's finally learning to play on her own a bit. I found her like this a few days ago. I think she was telling her animals stories, probably about our trip.
Loving the New Christmas Tree (thanks Mom and Dad)
Monday, November 17, 2008
We took a day trip to the Grand Canyon, which turned out to be a really long day with lots of driving, but it was fun. Though I've seen it many times, it never ceases to amaze me. On the way we played name that tune/artist while the kids screamed in the back seat. Good times!
When we arrived we had a little picnic lunch and then went to the Grand Canyon Village to see some views.
This is our friends on the shuttle bus to the trailhead. Matthew was a little cold.
The next day was spent at the park and then in playing pinochle. Dave and I learned how to play this game when we went to Oregon with Eric and Jen last March. Jen and I were wary to play again because it wasn't a fun experience (we always play boys vs. girls in any game we play). But we decided our luck had to turn eventually. Just for the record, we won 2 games out of 3 this time! We are the champs. (And I have it recorded so there will be no mistake about it next time we get together.)
Thanks so much for coming to visit! We had a great time. And thanks, Dave, for putting up with the girl time. We had a lot of catching up to do.