Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pictures and what Addison's been up to...

We had some pictures taken of Addison in July, and those were several of my favorites.
Here are some things that I want to remember that Addison has been doing from 15-17 months (Warning: May be boring but these are things I want to remember about her at this age, so feel free to stop reading):
  • Talking. She started with a good amount of single words at 15 months, but since then her vocabulary has really increased. She now uses 2 word phrases (i.e. see it, see ___, ___ please, hold it, sit down, come here) a good amount of the time and will throw in some 3 word phrases in, too.
  • Can say and identify about 10 body parts.
  • Knows a lot of different animals and can make the animal sound that goes with a good amont of them.
  • She's a good eater for the most part. Don't get me wrong, every now and again she'll have her picky times.
  • Still sucks her thumb when sleepy and some for comfort depending on the situation.
  • LOVES her blankets, babies, and stuffed animals!!! She has really started playing with her baby dolls by putting them on her shoulder, putting blankets around them, telling them to sit down, and telling us 'shhh' when she's holding them. Addison has also started becoming interested in purses and putting things in her little purse :)
  • When she sees a something on the floor or if she gets near the trash she says 'gross' or 'nasty.' She will also throw her trash away when I tell her to.
  • She still loves to be read to.
  • Can identify and say the names of a lot of family members and some friends.
  • Likes Elmo and Abbie on Sesame Street.
  • At the end of our prayers when we say 'in Jesus name', she will usually say 'Amen.'
  • Knows that the pantry holds some of her favorite snacks, and will go over to it and ask for the ones she wants. Of course, we don't just give them to her whenever she asks, even when that sweet face adds a 'please' with the request :)

Okay, I'm going to stop now!!!

Addison, you have brought such joy to our lives! We love you more than words can express, and we feel so blessed to be your parents!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer update

Well, I've had the summer off and completely slacked on keeping up with the blog. During most of Addison's nap times this summer, I've done a lot of resting myself and not a lot of house work or blogging :) I'm using pregnancy (by the way we are officially have a BOY)and keeping up with a toddler as my excuse, because next summer will probably not be as restful with 2 little ones in the house. In June, we started out the summer with a trip to Jackson, MS to visit my oldest sister, and spent the rest of the month hanging out at home and doing some playing in the water. In July, we had the Smith family reunion in town, went to Heber Springs, AR with my whole family, and finished the month with a trip to St. Louis, MO (mostly kid free). Addison spent 6 days with my family in Tennessee, and from all accounts from my family was a good girl who just went with the flow. Here are some pictures from the summer in no certain order (excuse the random placement of pictures and caption...blogger was being difficult).

Splashing around at the sprinkler park when we went to Aunt Tiff's

Addison and daddy at the St. Louis zoo.

Stephen and I in one of our few pictures together from out St. Louis trip.

Addison loves to help me load the dryer and put the dry laundry in the basket :)
Snoozing on the way home from family reunion activities.

She loves for us to put daddy's hats on her head.

Relaxing with her cousin Dean when they were in town from FL for the family reunion.

Hanging out in Aunt Ashlee's play room.

Swimming with Aunt Tiff at her pool

Pictures from Heber Springs: