Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Favorite Addy Phrases

I have been meaning to do this post for a while and I'm grateful to have two sleeping kids so I have a chance to write it. Having a two year old is hilarious! Addy has a bunch of super cute phrases she throws out there every day and I want to record them before she outgrows them.
 1)Sometimes happens
this one comes out when Addy drops something, gets something dirty, breaks something etc. She just shrugs her shoulders and declares "Sometimes happens". It is so funny and I love how laid back she is about things.
 2)That is my park (part)!
 This little gem comes most frequently when getting into the carseat. Addy can and thinks she must buckle her chest strap. Heaven help the unsuspecting friend or grandparent who does not know that that is Addy's part. Other things that can trigger this phrase are feeding the dog a scoop of food, turning on the light in the bathroom, and pushing play on the Blueray player.
 3)My have trouble with things
 Nick and I suspect that this one started when he was trying to hook up the dryer and was having a hard time. Addy remembers EVERYTHING and picked up this saying. I love that she says "my" instead of I and this saying comes out while putting on shoes, pulling up pants, cleaning up toys and actually lots of other times. I will be sad when she stops having trouble with things that are so easy to remedy and I can't fix all of her troubles.
 4) My do it own self
 Strong willed and independent, Adalynn likes to do a lot of things 'own self'. She can climb into the Tahoe, go potty, put on shoes, put away toys, feed the dog, pick out pjs and put away her plates and cups. Don't even thing about helping her unless you hear her say phrase three.
 5) Both of us match
 I remember in middle school not wanting my mom to even have the same eye shadow as me so I love right now that, just for a short while, Addy loves to match with me. I don't mean matching outfits, I wouldn't subject either of us to that. Anything can qualify you as matching in Addy's eyes. Oh, we are both wearing shoes? Both of us match! Toenail polish in different colors? Still matching! Are we both eating pizza? Yay, both of us match! I love this precious little girl!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Time flies

Time flies when you are having fun. Time also apparently flies when you are sleep deprived and your children do not nap at the same time. This week has been busy in the best of ways. On Wednesday we went to Ladies Bible Class at church for the first time. It was so refreshing to spend the morning child free with ladies studying Jonah and talking about life. I have a feeling this is a part of the week I am really going to look forward to each week. Addy's "teacher" is also her regular Sunday school teacher so she is really loving that. They played inside, heard a Bible story and then played on an outdoor playground. I got a happy, tired two year old at the end and who could complain about that!

Thursday we had a special play date for Adalynn. Cari and Lilly Coburn came up from San Antonio and the girls played kitchen while Cari and I chatted and then we all made cinnamon dough ornaments. They had to bake to dry s my house smelled amazing all day. We all walked down to the river (the girls needed walking sticks and rocks to tops of course) and then we had lunch at Chick fil A so Addy and Lilly could run around the play place. They had a blast and it was so nice to see our good friends.

Thursday night we had the Kimbros over for dinner. Nick grilled a delicious tri tip and I made broccoli and rolls. I hope we are just like them in our golden years, they are such good people and we loved getting to talk about everything fromthe old days at A&M to politics to kids. Mrs. K,as Addy affectionately calls her, plays dolls with Addy and admired all of her puzzle skills. Charlie, when you read this I am sure you will think "Where was I. All of your days are about Addy.". You, my handsome little friend were asleep... For everything. You rest up all day so you can stay up all night. I do love our time alone together though. Our 3 am dates on the couch with a blanket and a bottle are exhausting but your snuggly little self makes it worth my while to get up every time.

On Friday we went to a Christmas movie popcorn party with the Kyle moms group. Addy loved watching Frosty, making crafts and playing at the park and i met a girl that I want to be friends with so overall, very successful morning. Friday afternoon when Nick finished working we went down to the river. Addy brought her little blue bucket full of rocks to throw in. Nick likes to skip rocks on the water and is actually very good at it. Addy likes to throw rocks in and see how big of a splash she can make. They are very sweet together. Charlie, you sit in my lap and sleep. Being 3 weeks old is a tough gig.

Nick and I are making most of our Christmas gifts this year. We are making an infused vodka for our families. We went to IKEA last weekend to get the bottles for it and we spent tonight poking tiny holes in hundreds of cranberries, cutting 15 limes, and pouring liters of vodka into our bottles. We got almost 12 of 14 gifts made and they are looking great. It was actually really fun to work on it together and have some quiet time after both kids were in bed.

Last night Nick generously took some of the night feeding over so i could sleep in our bed some instead of being on the couch most of the night. Charlie woke up to eat for the first time about 15 minutes after Nick fell asleep. Two hours later he was up again. We were up from around 1:45-3 and finally got him to sleep. 3:30 came and Nick had to come back to calm him down again. Charlie got up for the day(ya right) at 6:30 and Addywas up at 6:45. I took the kids so Nick could stay in bed until 9 but he paid me back with an afternoon nap from 2-4 so we are all somewhat functioning.

Today we had to return Nick's rental car to Austin so we decided to also visit Zilker park. They have a great big playground and a train that you can ride around the park. It was great and I definitely want to go back when I can jog again and visit some of the many trails with the kids in the stroller.