Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Two Months Addie!

Today Addison is two months old. It is hard to believe it, but she certainly is growing like a weed every day! She has almost doubled her weight since she was born too... its amazing!

She is now 9 pounds 8 ounces per our home scale.
Some of her favorite activities include:

Chewing on her hands or as we call them her handburgers.
Smiling! All kinds of smiles! Awake, asleep... and they are getting bigger by the day!
Tummy Time, although shes not a huge fan of it after a while, she enjoys it more than she was, especially for a short period of time!

Her dislikes include:

Bath time
Her brothers waking her up
And I can no longer eat anything buffalo, or hot dogs... We found that out the hard way, and it made for a ROUGH night!

And now for our two month photo shoot:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Birthday and Beach Pictures

On Sunday we went to my parents house with the kids for cake, and to "celebrate" my birthday with my family. Since my Dad is working on Saturdays now, we jused used our typical Sunday Dinner for the celebration which included my favorite... ice cream cake!

We also took the kids to the beach so we could collect rocks for a craft project I am working on for my website in the upcoming weeks.

Addie hanging out in the stroller before we left for our walk

Daddy climbing the rocks

Cuddling his little girl

For once I am in front of the camera... LOL!

Enjoying the beach

Putting her feet in the water for the first time!

The boys playing

Ben with the shoes that we magically didn't make it back to the house with... He threw them out of the wagon somewhere along the way, and we haven't seen them since.

Addie going back to sleep... with her sea view...

The only thing I asked for... My ice cream cake!

Blowing out my candle... Haha!
Apparently I am 1.

Me and Camden, and Addie... I got way red at the beach!
Happy 26!
My Mom, Ben, Camden, Me, and Addie...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday!

This week I celebrated my 26th birthday by spending the day with my family at the zoo! I can't think of a better way either! We had a blast!

We are members at the local zoo (Beardsley Zoo) so we can go unlimited times during our calendar year membership, it never gets old. It just so happened that this weekend was "animal enrichment day" when we went, and we got to see all the different things they do to help the animals basically have fun. It was really neat!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Backyard Play

One of the things I was so excited about three years ago when we moved into this house was having a real yard. And this year we added a ton of fun stuff to our already exciting bikes, sandbox and swings...

A swing set, a play house, a picnic table (for downstairs we already have another on the upstairs deck) there is also a basketball hoop I didn't get in the picture. Our days have become more and more exciting because of not having to leave the yard for a slide, or "cool" swings.

I took a couple pictures of the kids playing with Will over the weekend out in the yard.

I absolutely LOVE this picture of Ben!
Camden peeking out of the play house with his ice cream

Camden hiding Daddy inside the play house... LOL
Daddy trying to get out of the play house...

Addie even got to swing!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Project Pre-School

Now that Camden is officially potty trained, and over the whole "accident" thing... well of course I know they can still happen, but we are going on two weeks without any... I am starting to look into part time pre-school programs for the fall.

For the past year Camden has visited frequently with a friend of mine who runs an in home day care, and also does a lot of pre-school type stuff with the children in her care, but I wanted to get him into a program that would officially be "pre-school" in hopes of having him to go Kindergarten in the fall of 2012.

I am not sure what the laws are now, but I know he would be fully prepared for a half day Kindergarten come that time, heck I think he is ready now, but he is too young.

So we have it narrowed down to three places...

One is $195 a month for 3 days a week...
One is $225 a month for 3 days a week...
and the last one will lose my business if they don't return my call by 5pm today since I have left two messages since Monday.
The only reason I haven't black listed them yet is because they are the closest school to our house. UGH!

It is so hard for me to believe my little boy is getting ready for school. I totally dropped the ball on getting him enrolled early though. Some of the places I called were already full because I waited so long, but I waited because I didnt know if he would be fully potty trained by the fall, and didn't want to lose out on the enrollment fee's if he wasn't ready in time.

I am so proud of him!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

We had an amazing Father's Day yesterday! I took a ton of pictures... even though the boys really wanted nothing to do with their pictures getting taken for once. I think they are starting to get to that age now. Which makes me sad because I love doing pictures of them!

We spent the day with my parents at their house, and the boys had a blast! Camden is already asking when he can go back of course because he has his fleet of fire trucks at Grandma's house.

Ben in one of the many fire trucks. He parked it "back at the fire house"
Addie going to town on her handburgers which is one of her new favorite things to do!
Another handburger shot
Camden overcoming the fact that he hates water on his head/face. Thank god because bath time has been getting quite dramatic because of this!I love this picture because Addie is looking right back at Grandma. Priceless!

And then here she is deep in thought... More with Camden and the water. The only time I could really get pictures of him was when he truly wasn't paying attention to what I was doing with the camera!
Just another one of Addie I love!That pink thing in his hands is a Minnie Mouse alarm clock that hasn't worked in probably a decade. It was mine when I was in elementary school and the boys love the thing! I guess my parents REALLY got their money worth on that one!

I got him to look for this one because I told him he needs to show the "Fellas" at the fire house HIS fire trucks!

I love this one, although she had the sun in her eyes and was squinting a little bit!
Grandma and Addie again... I love her hair in this one. She certainly got my exotic bird hair as we call it in our house.And this is how Camden lined everything up in the backyard before we left for the day.
Ben was more interested in eating the toy camera than pretending he was taking pictures of me as I was taking pictures of him. LOL
Addie wasn't really amused about being on the grass even though she was on a blanket!

Grandpa and Addie
Daddy and Addie... Because Will hid from my camera ALL day too!