Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Loves and Randoms

Hi everyone!!! How do you like my FABULOUS new blog design?! Jenn from Munchkin Land Designs did it and I am just in LOVE. I can't tell you how many times I have opened my blog just to look at the pretty design she did! She is the best!!! I also have a button!!! I am so excited about that too. It takes your right to my etsy shop. LOVE!

So onto the loves and randoms...


My bestie, Janelle, made this precious birthday banner and cupcake toppers for Addi's Nemo party coming up. These are perfect!




Speaking of Addi's Nemo Party...I finished up her outfit for the party. I showed her and she just loved it. She kept saying, "Ohhh" and "cute" Haha! It was cracking me up!


I am loving this painting I ordered today. The sweet girl who paints these is doing a little trade with me and I am so excited!!! I have been looking for a painting for our dining room for some time now and I think this will look perfect in there. Her shop name is Kelly Anne Designs.


Tomorrow is the first day of September! I am pulling out all my fall decorations and bringing some fall to this house! I don't care if the temps are still in the high 90's, maybe if I put my decor out, it will automatically cool off some. :)

Lately, for Addi's afternoon snack, I've been making her a smoothie. She LOVES these things! Tonight, I tried to make one with some spinach, flax seed and vitamin drops snuck in and she didn't go for it. Partly, she had just had dinner and partly because I think I added too much spinach. We will get the perfect combo down eventually though!


This Friday, I think I am going to take the plunge and cut my hair. I've had long hair for EVER and after I saw this picture, I can't stop thinking about having short hair! I'm excited for something different!


And lastly, Sunday after the fantasy draft, we all went to eat dinner. Josh and I looked down at how all of us were dressed and just laughed. We look like a bunch of hillbilly's! I love it!


Hope y'all had a great day!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hugs and Kisses

Today we went to Cheryll's house for a super fun playdate! Addi and I were running extremely late because we both decided to wake up at 10:30...which is when the playdate was supposed to start. Whoops. I gotta say, after staying up till 3 and 4 in the morning the past few nights, it felt nice to get a good night's sleep.

It was so great to see everyone again! I feel like we've missed being there the past few weeks, so I really enjoyed talking with the girls. And Addi enjoyed playing with her friends!

This is Harper. Her and Addi are around the same age and both are sweet as pie!
They decided the pack and play would be a good place to play!
Little Elijah! So cute!!!
Lily joined in on the fun!
Silly girls!
Addi loving on baby Hayes. So sweet.

Addi and Harper giving goodbye hugs.
And then Addi planted a big kiss on her! Haha!



Such a fun day! I got a really bad headache towards the end and realized I hadn't eaten since breakfast and it was past 2. Brilliant! Haha! And so unlike me! :)

Hope y'all had a great day!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wild Weekend

This weekend was SO much fun!!! It was jam packed full of fun things and we also got to see Rhen! We haven't seen her all summer so it was nice to see her.

Friday, we had a little playdate at our house. Addi had a blast entertaining Ava.





We went to Searcy Friday night to have a little belated birthday party for Rhen. Addi always sits with the birthday person and helps them blow out the candles. :)





After dinner, we went to open play at a gymnastics place. All I have to say, is I Addi is going to be enrolled in a gymnastics program as soon as she is of age. She LOVED it!







Addi was worn out once we got done! On Saturday, Josh took her to the lake for his graduate school picnic. Josh said she was being really shy the whole time and when she got in the lake, she kept saying "yucky!" Haha, probably because it was muddy.



I worked on orders while they were gone and got a lot done! Once they got back, we started getting the house ready for the fantasy football draft. Josh and his friends come over and we cook a lot of really good food and they sit down in the game room and draft for hours. Nerds!!!





Our menu consisted of: pulled pork sliders, meatball sliders, pigs in a blanket, jalapeno popper dip, buffalo chicken wontons, apple dumplings and chocolate chip cookies. It was all so delicious.


Hope y'all had a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free Falling and Birthday Talk

Hi everyone! Addi is feeling much better and her bites have gone down alot. Thank you for the kind words and thoughts! She had a blast with her Grandpa and Lila and I think that cheered her up quite a bit. :)

Last night, we went and ate dinner at the new Chipotle that just opened up. I happened to lock the keys in our car as we were about to go in. For some reason, even though I drove, I thought Josh had the keys and diaper bag so I just pressed the inside lock button. We just laughed when we realized what I had done. Kyle came and brought the spare key so all was good. I really need a good night's sleep, haha!

Addi was being so funny last night. I was trying to take a picture of this shirt and she kept laying on it.



Today, we played pretty hard. My goal was to get a picture for her birthday invitation. Josh and I tried to get one last night, and we got some really good ones, but I just love outdoor lighting, so I tried again today. It was wild. I was a hot, sweaty mess when we were done. But, I got some REALLY good ones!!!





Speaking of birthdays, here is a little sneak peek! The party theme is Nemo! Meaning, lots of orange and aqua. I still need to make her shirt, but I think it's going to be so precious all put together!



For lunch, I was really wanting something different. It was a combo of buffalo sauce and some different cheeses I had in the fridge. It was good, but I decided I really don't care for smoked mozzarella. :( Addi enjoyed it though!


She had a lot of fun face planting onto the couch. She is a little daredevil!





Little Miss also got into the oreos today. She was very excited!


I am looking forward to the weekend! Tomorrow we are having a breakfast playdate at our house and then dinner in Searcy and we get to see Rhen! Should be lots of fun!

Hope y'all had a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Addi-23 Months


Wow, I'm actually doing a monthly post on time! Shocking I know! :)

Addi you are 23 months old!!! How are you almost 2??? Let's see what you are up to!

-You are definitely about to be 2. Haha, you have started being a little dramatic when you don't get your way. Thankfully, you are still pretty easily distracted, but sometimes you are very stubborn!

-Your favorite movie right now is Tangled. You LOVE this movie and we watch it at least once a day. You sing along and even quote the movie a little. You say, "Hey Max!" "A dream!!!" and a couple other things that are so funny.

-You are slowly learning your ABC's. You can sing them and sometimes it's pretty clear!

-You can spell some of your name. You can say, "A-D-D-I," but then it kinda goes off the map and we usually get a nine in there somewhere. :) I blame it on everything you own being monogrammed.

-Speaking of counting, you really like it! Everything starts with two then goes to four though. :)

-Your vocabulary continues to amaze us every day. You repeat every thing we say, you have started asking questions, and started speaking in two or three word sentences. Sometimes I'm just in shock because you'll ask something and I'm like, huh!? How are you old enough to be talking to me???

-If you can't tell, I'm having a hard time with you growing up. :)

-Besides the bug scare of 2011, you are still our fearless child. Leaping off of couches, falling into pillows. As soon as you wake up, you just go for it. I love that.

-I'm tempted to put you on a toddler food bootcamp. Some days are okay, but somedays you just won't eat anything but fruit and goldfish. This is probably our biggest challenge with you.

-You have really been obeying these past few days. If I tell you no, about 90% of the time, you will stop what your doing. Of course, sometimes you just keep doing it, but I'm pretty sure that's normal. ;)

-Your Lila told me she caught you in her fingernail polish drawer yesterday and when she saw you, you started saying, "sorry!" "sorry!" and were scrambling to put all the fingernail polish back in the drawer. You have also gasped when I caught you with my makeup.

-You really like to "help" me. Today you brought me my shoes and told me to put them on. You will bring me things that you think I might need and help me use them or wear them. So very sweet.

-You and Dixie have been getting along really well lately. Dixie even played with you this evening. You and her played fetch for a little bit and she even let you lay on her.

-Potty training has started, but it's not structured at all and we are just taking it really slow. You like to sit on the potty, but so far you haven't gone yet. I'm not in a big rush, and we are just going to continue to take it slow.

-You are still very attached to moo-moo and your pap-pap (paci). Agh, this is something I just don't know what were going to do. You love your paci so very much and it comforts you, helps you sleep, but I'm just struggling on figuring out how/when to take it away.

-You have been so lovey lately, I just cherish that!!! You will come up to me and squeeze my legs real tight, or give me a hug or just come up and pat my back and say, "Momma!!!" Oh that just melts my heart. :)

Oh Addi, you just don't even know how much we love you little girl. You have brought such a joy into our lives and we cherish every little moment with you. You are going to do great things baby girl. I can't wait to see what God has planned for you. :)



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