Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lolly's birthday

Today was Lolly's birthday. We had such a fun time celebrating her. On Monday Addy, Charlie and I drove to a mall in Austin to get Shirley's gift. Addy was really excited about riding the "alligator" and all the pretty beds and pillows in Dillard's. We went to the store and let Addy pick out party things for  Lolly too.  She picked princess tiaras, bubbles, Cinderella rings, and stickers. Clearly she knows how birthday parties should go!

We enjoyed a great dinner at Chili's and some red velvet cupcakes covered with sprinkles also by Addy. At the end, Shirley said Addy should be an event planner. Nick joked " Ya, we could call it ' Events by Addy for Addy'." Everyone loved it and had a great time. Charlie smiled and let everyone hold him before enjoying a bottle and a nap in the middle of the restaurant.

Yesterday we had gymnastics and Nick came to watch for the first time. It is so much fun watching Addy do big girl things on her own and it gives me an uninterrupted hour to snuggle with Charlie. All the other moms love seeing his sweet smile. In the afternoon we went to a play date with Calleigh and went to the drive through car wash. Addy kept asking if it tickles the car. Last night I went to my friend Candice's to help give baths (they recently adopted 4 children bringing their family total to 8). Charlie came with me and got lots of checkups from 5 year old Dr. Michael and Nick and Addy had an "adventure". They put tools in their backpacks and went down to the river to fix things. Addy really enjoyed hammering and taping broken tree limbs. They also did one of their favorite father-daughter activities and got a milk shake together.

This night ended so beautifully as we got home. Addy was coming in slowly and was the last one up the steep hill to our house. She came in with little flowers she picked for me just because. Her sweet heart is so touching to me and I love being her mom and Charlie's mom.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Austin New Church

The Wood family went to SA on Friday for a going away party for Derek and Kelly Brown for the adults and pizza night at Grammie and Grandad's for the kids. Derek and Kelly are moving to South Korea for two years. We were lucky to go to Derek's day's house for a night of hanging out, catching up, and saying "See you later".

I had to go to the county tax assessor and having been there recently to purchase my car I knew I didn't want to take the kids. Sweet Aubra watched both of them at her house so I could go alone. Addy and Aubra played hide and seek, picked flowers a d ate Oreos. Charlie ate some baby food and was snuggled asleep in Aubra's arms when I went to go get them. While in line for an hour, I came up with a list of questions Addy would likely ask if she had come like "Why it smells like a skunk in here?" (Every bad smell is a skunk and there was a lot of BO and smokey smell going on!)"what that guys name is?"   " Why that guy it know how to talk." (About the man behind me speaking Spanish) "I need to go potty!" Alone time is sometimes blissful because I was glad to not have to answer any of those questions out loud.

Saturday we planned to go to the zoo with Lolly and Pops but Addy threw up in the car so that adventure has been postponed. She felt better after a few hours so we went to lunch at Super Gma and Super Gpa's as planned. They always spoil the kids with new clothes and us with great food.

Saturday evening we all hung out by the river and enjoyed a light rain. I will miss the outside of this house forever. The tiny inside probably not.

Sunday we visited Austin New Church for the first time. Nick told me halfway through "I love this church!" That is huge! Just the night before he was saying that church ruins his Sunday and he said today he loved it. I was moved to tears by the worship and the message. I haven't felt God's presence so strongly in a very long time. I feel so blessed to have found this place and I can't wait to go back.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Charlie's Doctor

Today we had Charlie's four month check up. He weighed 19 lbs 12 oz and was 26 in tall. He was in the 95 percentile for weight and 85th for height. I have to say I was surprised. He is already wearing 9-12 month clothes so I was expecting him to be off the charts! Charlie was so sweet smiling and laughing at the doctor and did great until shot time. And if we're being honest, I probably would scream that loud about shots if it was even slightly acceptable.

This afternoon we went out to check the mail and went for a walk around the neighborhood in the stroller. Addy said she would like to get out to walk but doesn't want together hit by a car and die. Oh boy, that deer a few weeks ago really did a number on her! We found some pinecones and decided to make bird feeders. Shockingly I had no bird seed on hand so we lathered them up with peanut butter and added sunflower seeds. Addy really enjoyed eating it and so far we have seen zero birds partake. If the squirrels don't get after it I may be out there tomorrow night removing some seeds after bedtime.

After dinner and a few rounds of Addy hiding Nicks's keys, remote and cell phone Addy and I went to the Y and left the boys at home to bond. Addy and I also got to enjoy the longer daylight hours and cool evening weather for an alone park date after my workout. It was so nice to get that special time with just her. Nick usually does it by taking her exploring or to the river while I feed Charlie an evening bottle. He was actually such a trooper that he took both of them to the river last night!

A few more Addy truths to finish the night:
Never ever touch a snake
Never ever take off your seatbelt
Always flush the potty

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gross Hiccups

It's been awhile since I have made time to blog but we have had a ton going on. We went to SA a couple weekends ago for Super Grandpa's 90th birthday. Alex, Jessica,Lisa and Tyler also came in town. We stayed with Lolly and Pops and went to lunch at the Pearl and had a big dinner at their house. Addy loved helping him blow out candles and singing Happy Birthday.

The next day we came back to Kyle for a birthday party for a sweet boy from Addy's gymnastics class. She loved having me and Nick running around the gym with her and watching her do skills.

Adalynn also recently had her first stomach bug. She woke up throwing up in her bed and called it "the gross hiccups". Poor baby threw up all day and it took her about a week to get back to her normal active, silly self.

Last weekend we enjoyed the Wimberly Chili cook off (it was seriously so much fun!). Both of the kids were getting pushed around in the double stroller and admired by everyone and Addy kept getting out to dance to the live music and eat all the crackers and frites laying around! We then went to the park and saw some friends and spent the afternoon walking around Cabellas. Addy had a list of things she wanted to see (snake, coyote, boats, guns, fish) and the last thing she wanted added to her list and remembered the whole time we were there was "get a snack".

I want to finish with the truth according to Addy. She sat in Nick's lap and told him some rules for life like: Never ever drink in the living room and never ever go outside by yourself.