Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Princess Addie turns 2!!!!!!!!!!!!


We had a great time and it was a beautiful day for Addie's birthday party. We had it @ Nana & Papa's "Party Palace". It was a Disney Princess party and she really like all the decorations and goodies. I think she owns just about everything now that's Disney Princess! Addie was really excited about her birthday and sang "happy birthday" to herself for over a week. She's still singing to herself:)

We had family and friends come and celebrate w/us and they helped make her day great! All the kiddos played for a bit and then it was time to eat hamburgers and hotdogs. Then, we later had cake and ice-cream. Addie was exhausted (not to mention no nap). Her mood was great, but she just gave out right before we were ready to open presents. She almost fell asleep eating the ice-cream. We went ahead and let her nap and let the kids open her gifts. They loved that! Addie got to see everything later and played when she woke about 45 minutes later.

She's still really into babies and princess things. I found her the cutest wooden baby doll bed, highchair and rocking chair from a consignment sale...she L.O.V.E.S. them! Now, she uses them and her princess table to set all the dolls around for dinner or a tea party. It's the cutest thing:)
Thanks to everyone who helped make this day GREAT!!!

I had to show Addie @ 1yr to show how much she has changed.


~My big girl!~


Mommy's sweet princess:)


She finally gave out!

Back up again and ready to ride on the gator.

This is her jump-o-line from Nana and Pops.

Hangin' w/her buddy, Knox.



2 year pics

I'm still trying to catch up with my posts...
I've been wanting to get Addie's pics made outside for awhile now and we finally had them done. I think they turned out great considering how hot it was. Not to mention trying to get a 2 yr old to look at the camera so many times. Here are some of my favorites...




















Friday, October 1, 2010

POTTY TRAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, we've been "trying" the potty training for a little while now. I knew this day would come, but I wasn't really ready for it...it means my baby is growing up! Not to mention, it's not that easy! I hear that girls are easier than boys, but I guess it all depends on the child. We actually started before she turned 2 because she was curious about the toilet and we thought, why not?! We started sitting her and trying it on her small potty first. She did ok, but wouldn't sit very long. We didn't try very hard or very often. Just asked her sometimes or let her go if she wanted to. Then, we started putting her on the big potty because they were trying it at daycare. She's the youngest in her class so they just wanted to get her used to it. They tried for a couple of weeks w/her and she did pretty well. She won't always go when you sit her there. She still hasn't pooped on the potty yet. Since she's still alittle young, we aren't pushing the issue yet. We ask her in the mornings or when it's bath time. She tells her sometimes when she needs to go so we take her. She tells us a lot of times when she's already gone! We still let her put an Elmo/Sesame Street sticker on her potty chart when she goes. She loves to do that and says, "Go put Elmo sticker!" I may try over Christmas break when I can be at home more with her or I may just wait for the summer. She's not quite ready, but she may be by then. We still think of her as our "little" baby and I don't want to rush things if I don't have to! Here are a few pics...







She wants the her baby and bear to potty too!








Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wilson Co. Fair!!!

I have been wanting to go the fair for awhile, and I have always heard about this being the best one. I can't tell you the last time I actually went to a fair. Scott and I decided to take Addie this year. There was a chance of rain, but things were looking good when we left...then when we got there, it started to thunder! Once we were there, Addie rode 1 ride, played a game, and we headed over to the see some of the animals under the shelter. Of course, it started to pour down rain! Once it let up, we got a funnel cake and cotton candy. Scott had a fried twinkie. It ended up sprinkling a little on and off for the rest of the night. Addie rode a few more rides and we looked at some more animals...she wasn't too big on petting them! It was still a lot of fun walking around and looking at everything. Before we left, Scott had to get one of the famous porkchops, and I tried the roasted corn on the cob...yummy:)







She didn't like petting the cows much at all!


Thought the sky was so pretty on the way out...



Monday, September 27, 2010

Our Anniversary and Date Night!!!

July 24, 2004, I not only married the man that I met in Florida on a "girl's trip", but I married my best friend! I never EVER thought I would meet my future husband on a 4th of July trip with my girls. I guess it was one of those things that was really meant to be. At the time, I was trying to get out of a bad relationship and meeting Scott was exactly what I needed to do that! Sounds strange, but it worked. We still joke about it today:)

Scott and I rarely get time to ourselves, so we decided to go have dinner for our anniverary. We both LOVE Italian and he "kinda" surprised me w/reservations to Maggiano's. I ended up guessing it! It is now our favorite and we are going back for my birthday in October. Can't wait! My sis was there to get a few pics before we left...





***July 3rd~4th***

We spent the 3rd of July @ Nana and Papa's house with our cousins from Atlanta. All the kids enjoyed the little fireworks' display that the guys put together! It was a fun night!

Lunch...








I got Addie to pose for a few pics.



Of course, all the kiddos had to take a ride them on the gator!


Later that evening...playing games, lighting some sparklers and enjoying the festivities...








She's about to call it a night!


The next day, we spent the afternoon and night at our good friends' house. That night, we sat by the pool and watched the neighbor's firework show.






In memory of Brian Denning...we miss and love you!