I am a mid twenties stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl named Addison! My husband is currently saving the world, one cancer cell at a time. We have one little furry child named Dixie who was our baby before Addi, and now she is having an existential meltdown because she is no longer the center of attention. I love cooking, reading, planning parties, girly things for my girly girl, my amazing family and friends and trashy reality TV!
Geez, I am so bad with keeping up with these monthly Addi posts! I am going to stop doing them after she turns two, but for now, Addi is 21 months, about to be 22 months, so better late than never right? :)
Addi, what are you up to these days?
-You have SUCH a big personality. Everywhere we go, people comment on what a character you are. You love to make people laugh and you bring a smile to people's faces when they see you.
-In addition to having such a big personality, you are also very headstrong! You are identical to your Daddy! Such an independent little girl. :) Which, is a wonderful quality to have in life, but makes for hard parenting sometimes. :) I just have to remember to pick my battles with you!
-Your vocabulary has taken off this month. It's so neat to watch you grow and learn every day. It seems like you are picking up a new phrase or new words literally every day. Just last night, we were coming home and Daddy was carrying you and you said, "walk" and he put you down, you walked to the front door, then said, "keys?" and proceeded to try and unlock the door. We were amazed that you know the routine coming home!
-You have started "pretending." Oh my word, this might be my favorite thing right now. I love that you already have a very active imagination! We were playing in your room the other day and I said, "I'm hungry!" You then asked me if I wanted food and you pretended to get some "food" out of your crib then feed me. We died laughing! You also make us pretend we are going "nigh nigh."
-Lately, you just want to be naked. I have caught you sans diaper SEVERAL times now and while hilarious as it is, it's also frightening! You also tell us when you poop and if we give you a wipe, you wipe yourself.
-You are such a momma. In the nursery at church, the workers tell me that if a baby is crying, you go over to them and are really sweet and try to pat them and get them to stop crying. It's so sweet.
-Speaking of nurseries, you are so good about being left there. Last night at VBS when I dropped you off, I got a "bye!" and then you went to play!
-You play so well with others, which I am very thankful for, but part of me is waiting for the terrible two's to come on. I see hints every now and then, like you will take a toy out of someone's hands, and we go and have a little talk. But, for the most part, you are very laid back.
-Eating is still a daily challenge. You HATE veggies, but you will still eat veggie babyfood. Mostly just the squash and sweet potatoes and I found some that have green veggies masked by pears or apples that we are going to try. You love applesauce, yogurt, chicken, sausage balls, waffles, bagel thins, any fruit, any treat like popsicles or brownies, and you are a bread girl. You LOVE biscuits so much!!! Seriously, you ate 4 in one day.
-We figure you weigh around 25 or 26 lbs. Not sure where that is on the charts.
-When leaving somewhere, you always say, "bye!" and "see ya!" So cute.
-You LOVE to dance. We are looking at somewhere to enroll you for dance classes because I just know you will enjoy that so much. Anytime there is music, you are busting a move, and you want to be in front of people when your doing it! Last night at VBS you got so mad because I wouldn't let you go in front of the whole church to dance along with the songs. Haha!!
-You ask to go to the pool about once a day.
-You hate bugs and try to kill them. Anytime you see a picture of a bug, you swat it. You aren't scared of them, but you just want to swat them. I was joking to Josh that I am going to have Addi kill bugs for me now since I'm scared of them.
-Your favorite show right now is Good Luck Charlie. Whenever you hear the theme song, you shout, "Chawlie!" and go watch it. Luckily, it's a hilarious show and I like it too!
-You LOVE to pray. Every night, you say "pray!" and hold out your hands. Daddy prays first, then you pray. It is SOOO sweet because you squint your eyes and mumble some words then shout, "amen!"
We love you so much sweet girl, and I can't believe in just a few months, I will have a two year old!!! It's crazy how time is flying!