Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hairy Man?

It was a great weekend! I had the privilege of going on a retreat with some incredible women from church this weekend. The theme was Measureless Love and it was based on Ephesians 3. It was so awesome to look deeper into how great God's love is for us as well as get to know some of the women at church better!

Daniel got to stay home and keep Addalie, which he loved. He loves getting to spoil her! They went to the Hairyman festival (yes, that's the name) in our neighborhood where Addalie got to eat snow cones, go to a petting zoo, and ride a pony! They have an actual hairy man contest, but Daniel wasn't up for entering. Doesn't that just sound like a treat for the eyes? Who wouldn't want to watch a bunch of hairy men compete for who has the most body hair?

Saturday was also my hubby's birthday! Happy 27th Daniel! Our awesome friends John and April took us out for dinner that night to celebrate. Some other friends came along and we had a great night! Today was a busy church day as usual, then Jada and Nick came over tonight and we did crafts with the kids and ate yummy breakfast food prepared by the husbands!

Good weekend. Good friends. Good family. God has blessed us abundantly!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Great Cauliflower Stand-Off

That was during her happy time today. However, dinner time was not a happy time tonight. Addalie is a really good eater, but tonight she would not eat her dinner. And I'm really afraid she is trying to be a no-vegetable kind of gal, which really upsets me. She won't even take a bite of them, so I wanted her to try a bite of cauliflower because I didn't think she had even had it before. She absolutely refused and I told her she couldn't get out of her highchair till she ate a bite, just one. Is that asking too much?

So guess how long we sat there? About 35 minutes! It became less about me wanting her to eat a vegetable and all about her absolute refusal to obey! She just glared at me with this look that said, "I dare you to get me to eat that." She tried everything to get out of it. She hid it and said "All gone!" She put it to her lips and made smacking sounds, she threw it on the ground. She tried being super sweet to get me to get her out. She cried, she glared, she tried it all.

So who won this stand-off? I'm gonna go with NOBODY! She never ate, I got impatient, and she got a spanking. It was so sad. And a bit scary. I mean, what kind of stubbornness awaits me in the future?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

27 Weeks

Please ignore how ragged I look in this picture! I'd had a very long day and just took a shower and put on comfy clothes. I was just determined to get a belly shot and update this thing tonight! So here I am at 27 weeks. I can soon say goodbye to the second trimester and start counting down the weeks till delivery! I honestly don't see how I'm going to wait three more months! I'm so ready for Asher to be here I can hardly stand it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's kinda hard to tell, but this baby's hair is sticking straight out in all directions. She's only had it for a few weeks, and already her smooth black hair is in dreads! I don't know how Addalie does it, especially since she really only plays with the hair during the night, but she can do a number on a baby doll's hair!We went to Colton Allhand's 1st birthday party yesterday and stickers happened to be in the favor bags. This is what Addalie did with those stickers on the way home!

Friday, September 10, 2010

She Loves to Clean!

The list of things I have to do while Addalie is napping is growing longer. Now she won't let me sweep or vacuum anymore! She insists on doing it and has to do it by herself. Of course the vacuum is way too heavy for her so she can barely move it, but she actually makes some progress! I love that she loves to clean, but seriously, I can't get anything done!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This is one of my new favorite photos! It's from when we were in El Paso. Don't I have the cutest family?It has been raining practically non-stop here for the past two days and we are all getting a little stir crazy. On our way in the house the other day Addalie ran out in the rain. She loved it! She was in new clothes and new shoes and got completely soaked. It didn't bother her a bit though! She of course had a fit when I finally made her come inside!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Galveston Trip

We had a fun time this past weekend in Galveston visiting Kyla and Alan and celebrating Micah's first birthday with family. We took some time on Friday to hit the beach with the kids, and Addalie loved it! I feel like my child is really deprived of outdoor time. We go for walks all the time, but she has no place to just play in the dirt and the grass on a regular basis. Well, she got plenty of time in the dirt this past weekend! Emry loved looking for shells on the beach. Apparently, looking for shells requires one to be covered from head to toe in mud!

Addalie was having way too much fun to look at the camera. She would play in the dirt for a while then run to the water shouting "wawer!" Then she would yell "dirt!" and run back to play in the mud. She was too cute!

Here are a few of the super-cute pics of the party. Kyla is so talented when it comes to decorating cakes! She made this onesie for Micah to match the party stuff. She was too adorable for words! She even had little wings on her back!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Toys All Around

This has been such a weird and crazy week! We fly to El Paso on Wednesday to pick up our first new toy, a Toyota Sequioa from Daniel's parents! No, I'm lame and have not taken a picture of it yet, but I am seriously enjoying the extra space and the feeling of power on the road. I know it's not a huge vehicle, but I feel like I'm bigger than any body else. I rule the road people!

We left Addalie with her Pop and Gran-D and drove home on Thursday. Daniel left on Friday for a wedding in Dallas and I stayed here to host a CARES event. Then Bob and Dena came with Addalie and Gam on Saturday to move Leah into her new apartment. It was good to see Addalie after a couple of days! I stayed busy enough that I didn't get as sad as I thought I would. Of course, she came home with a few new toys of her own!
Books are always a huge hit!

She also got a new baby doll and stroller. Notice the baby's hair is already crazy! She helped her daddy put the stroller together, and then decided to push it around the wrong way. She loves them both! Thanks Pop and Gran-D!

We have spent the past few days at Leah's new apartment putting together all of her new toys and getting her settled. I get way too excited about new homes. I love getting them organized and decorating. I think I may have been a little too enthusiatic for the poor tired Leah. She would be exhausted and I was like, "No rest for the weary, let's keep unpacking!" Please don't hate me Leah. And know that you can change everything I did without your permission!

And late tomorrow night we are off to Galveston for my precious niece's 1st birthday party! As Addalie would say, we are always on the "GO GO GO!"