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!