Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A look back @ 10mths...another HUGE milestone:)

Addie turned 11mths the 29th so I wanted to take a look back and show how far she has come since she turned 10mths...

As most of you know, Addie is a walker now!!! Who would have thought she'd start walking @ 10mths?! She was very close @ 9 and took her first steps not too long after turning 10mths. She's not yet to the running stage, but getting very close. She now walks everywhere, but still loses her balance every now and then. She doesn't walk very often in shoes cause she does much better barefooted!

What else new has Addie been up to?

*She continues to be vocal and says new words a lot more often. Her new one for this week/mth is "Nana". When she gets a word, she really sticks w/it for awhile and you don't hear the others as much. When she says Nana, she sounds like a motorcycle when it's engine revs up~nan, nan, nan, nan then finally gets out Nana! Her first word was Dada. She now really puts the name to a face and calls him Dada when she sees him. It's so cute:)Hi and Hey were next, but we don't hear them much. Next word(believe it or not) was Ellie aka "E" or Ye-yee. We call her name a lot(our dog)so she's always hearing it. She fusses at her too! Duke is our Lab and she calls him Duh or Doo. I never thought their names would come before Mama! Leah aka "Yee-ya" was next. Then it was cracker or "da-der". Finally, it was Mama which pretty much came out of nowhere one day when I was changing her diaper. She said "yay" the other day. We always clap and say yay when she does something good. That's why she walks and claps all the time. She really tries to copy or mimic other words in her own sounds.
*Points to things and brings you them when you ask or takes them to other people.
*She gives you "lovins" by leaning in and putting her forehead down to touch yours. She hasn't gotten the hang of the "kiss" yet!:) I'm trying to teach her how to blow a kiss.
*Gives hi-five and pats you on the back.
*Shakes her head "no" when she doesn't want something. She started that @ the end of 9mths, but uses it ALL the time now!!!
*Plays the "I'll get you" game.
*Eating on her own a lot better.
*Takes her bottle and sippy cup herself now...FINALLY! We are in the process of taking the bottle away...uggg!!! Any suggestions? I've gotten it down to 3x a day, sometimes 4 if she takes 2 naps~morning, nap and bedtime. We have tried her on whole milk and she seems to do well w/it. Gonna start it when this can of formula is gone.
*Starting daycare for the first time (Building Blocks Learning Center in H'ville). She stayed at a friend's house last year.
*Still HATES being in her carseat (most of the time). We went ahead and faced her forword thinking that would help, but it didn't much. She seems to be getting a little better now.
*Tries pretty much any food, but she's not a big eater right now. I hear that's normal, but it still worries me. She loves any kind of crackers, anytime!
*Claps @ everything and now she's gotten faster at it.
*We call her "our little daredevil". She's not afraid of anything or anyone!
Someone at the fountains said she was "the bravest" little girl she has ever seen..yikes!
*Has 7 teeth!
*Climbing the steps constantly, but can't figure out how to get down them.
*Already wearing 18mth clothes and sometimes 24mths...she's so big:)
*Throws a "tantram" when she doesn't get her way by whining/crying, throwing things down and now does this thing where she kinda holds her breath, makes this sound and turns red! She also falls to the ground and lean her head down and cry! I don't know who she gets this from! My niece did hold her breath on purpose, but it was when she was crying.
btw...something that concerns me a bit that I'm gonna ask the doctor about is gagging herself. Is this a normal thing? I can't tell if she's doing it on purpose when she's sucking on her fingers or if it's just her gagging accidently. Weird, I know! Boy, have I got my hands full!
*There may be more things, but can't think of anymore right now:)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Addie @ 9mths~Better late than never!!!

I'm finally getting to post Addie's pics today! I didn't have them made until she turned 10mths because I kept putting it off. It takes a couple of weeks to get them back. I'm just now getting to post them and she'll be 11mths the 29th! Oh, well! These are my favorite yet! She looked so cute in her little tutu.(: I had it and the daisy clip made. They turned out great! Enjoy!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

My little Addie is walking!!!

OMG...I can't believe my baby is old enough to walk! She is such a big girl now and so smart. SHe's always trying new things and of course walking being one of them. She's been standing on her own and taking several steps for a few weeks now. I love watching her stand then do her famous "clap" then try to walk! She gets so excited because we get so excited. She claps because we clap when she does something good. We've been practicing a lot w/her and today she really got the hang of it and walked farther than she ever has. She could probably go a lot farther if she would concentrate on the walking and not the clapping:) Thought you would enjoy the video of this great milestone!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

YoU gOtTa HeAr ThIs!!!

I heard this song by Martina McBride on CMT the other day and thought it was so good!!! The first person who came to my mind when I heard the words was "Addie"! It brings a tear to my eye everytime I hear it on the radio. I tried to put it on my playlist, but of course it hasn't been downloaded on there yet. Anyway, please listen! will need to pause my playlist first:)

Martina McBride - I Just Call You Mine (Official Music Video) - Watch more amazing videos here

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July, food, festivities & more!!!

Well, cousins of mine came in from Atlanta to visit for the 4th of July. They got to my aunts house Thursday and stayed til Monday. Last year, we celebrated the 4th in G'town watching the fireworks display. This year, my parents had a get together/cookout @ their house.

Addie and I started the weekend out going to my parent's house Friday to visit and help get things ready for Saturday. My cousins were there also so we hung around for awhile. They haven't seen Addie for several months so the kids got to play a little early. Addie is crawling everywhere and trying to walk so she was "busy" trying to get around(and into everything)the whole night! ]

On Saturday for the 4th, we drove to P'town again. This time, Scott came w/us, but he had to leave early for work:( After we ate, we all sat around on the screen porch talking, playing and laughing. The kids played a little cornhole. The weather didn't look great so we started shooting a few fireworks early to pass the time. Then, the rain came down!!! Some people were still shooting them around us, but we called it a night and said we would continue the next day if we could. Speaking of shooting, I can't believe that about Steve McNair getting shot! That's a whole different story. Anyway, My family got together again the next night and shot the fireworks, but we spent the day at a friend's pool (it rained again) and spent time with them.

Overall, it was a good weekend. Next year, we hope to take Addie to see a fireworks show when she's a little older and aware of what's going on. She wasn't a bit enthused w/sparklers or the fireworks that she did get to see!
Don't forget to mute my playlist. Also, light the match so the slideshow will begin.

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Gulf Shores!!!

A couple of weeks ago, Scott and I took a short trip to Gulf Shores w/a few friends. This was kinda a spur of the moment decision, but we definitely needed the break! He hasn't had a vacation day in about a year and a half and I was just needing a small get-away! Once our friends decided to go, we knew it would be silly to take Addie because non of them have kids. Plus, she HATES to travel long distances because of her carseat! We thought turning her around front-facing(early) would help, but it's the whole restraint thing w/her. She's only been away from us over night a few times. Anyway, we knew it would be hard, but she was in good hands w/her Nana and Papa. They loved having her! Needless to say, we missed her like crazy and called to check on her everyday! Of course, she did fine, but we decided our next vacation would definitely be as a family!!! Here are some pics of the trip...

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