Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sound of Music

For the past week Addy and I have been enjoying a fun trip to visit family in DC. We have had a wonderful time. Addy has had a great time playing with all of her aunts and uncles and of course "Mi mi" and "Pop Pops." I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Addy bond and get to know each one of my family members better. I just wish we all lived closer. Oh well for now visits will have to do. Addy has been talking up a storm here. Her new favorite word is "music" and "groovy." Don't worry there are stories behind each word. The other day my mom had The Sound of Music on in the background and Addy heard the singing and started saying "music, music, music." She has been asking for it every day since then. She only likes the singing parts which I think is so cute! She even has me sing her songs from sound of music when she goes to bed at night.
"Groovy" arrived from a trip to the toy store. I don't know if anyone has ever heard of Groovy Girl dolls. They are favorites of Addy's because they have yarn for hair and Addy loves to run her fingers thorough it! Anyway, my mom bought her a new "groovy girl" and she has been saying "groovy" all week. I think my father-in-law would love to hear her say it! Its one of his favorite words!
Well our trip is almost over and I am having some mixed feelings. I am so excited to get back to my sweet husband who I always miss when I am gone (or he is gone). I am also facing the reality that this baby is going to come sooner then I am realizing. We are on the final stretch. When we get home we will have about 7 weeks left (at least I hope, I want to deliver a week early so I don't have the baby on Christmas day). We will see what the Dr. says. Until next time...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Double Stroller Suggestions

As the arrival of baby boy LeCheminant is fast approaching I am in search of a double stroller that will accomidate my two little ones. I would love to find one that I can attach the infant seat too. Taking the baby out of the seat everytime I have to put him into the stroller seems like a big pain. I have not been able to find any that fit all of my criteria so please enlighten me if you have any suggestions. Anything will help!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we had the oppertunity to visit the pumpkin patch. We had a ball! I think the pictures will tell the whole story. I will also try to post a video of Addy petting the goat its pretty cute!
These first pictures are of Addy and James. They are so much alike and I think these pictures say it all!

Pumpkin Time...
Addy by the apple picking sign
Family picture while on the hey ride...Addy loved that one!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Addy’s latest

First of all I can’t believe my little girl is almost 17 months old. Every day that goes by with her I am more and more amazed that she is actually mine. This past month has been full of excitement!

• Addy is learning new words every day. She recently learned how to say grape and now that is all she wants to eat. She is putting syllables together and forming real words. It is so fun to watch her talk.

• In the beginning of September we took a family trip to the Zoo again. I love the Zoo here in St. Louis, mostly because it is FREE, and it is captivating to children and adults alike. It is a great place to go for the entire family to enjoy! Addy LOVES animals (another new word she now knows how to say thanks to “grandma”). She has a great affinity these days for frogs, ducks and kitties and of course dogs.

• We also had the opportunity to drive out to Kansas City a few weeks ago. James had a conference to attend, so Addy and I went along for the drive. It was so fun to go and explore our old stomping grounds. If there is one thing I can say about Kansas City is that is has GREAT shopping and GREAT restaurants. We were able to go to one of my favorite places while we were there, Huston’s…yummy!!! Addy did great on the drive out there (she slept the entire time). On the way back it was a bit more challenging. By the time we got back into town we hit major traffic that extended our drive another hour, by that point Addy was spent and screaming the rest of the way home. I have to admit I was pretty spent myself.

• Last week we visited our family in AZ. It was such a fantastic trip! Addy was able to spend time with her cousins and grandparents and her new favorite friend, the family dog, Copper. Each morning she woke up she would stand in her crib and innocently ask for Copper. It was so cute! She was able to get some great one on one time with her grandparents. She also fell in love with her cousins. She was giving hugs and kisses freely to all of her family members. In fact on the way to the airport she started to cry. I was surprised by her response whenever I asked her what was wrong she would say “Nona” (her way of saying Arizona). It broke my heart to have to leave, but hopefully we will be able to visit again soon!

• Side note… I have to say thanks to my mother –in-law and sister-in-law who toted Addy and I around all week. We also got to have a great girls day out (thanks to our fantastic husbands who agreed to babysit all the kids). It was so much fun to spend that time with them! I am lucky to call them family!

• Recently Addy has become obsessed with the “Beatles.” I have the CD in my car and all she wants to listen to is “Let it Be.” I didn’t understand what she was saying at first because she just kept saying “B, B, B.” I finally realized that it was Let it Be that she wanted to listen to. She loves it. She even wants me to sing it to her before she goes to sleep at night. I am so glad that my little one is learning to appreciate good music.
Now that we are back home, getting settled in from all of our travels I have sporadic urges to clean my house and organize my life. I feel like the months are just slipping by and sooner then I think this next baby will arrive and our lives will be turned upside down again (at least just for a little while until I can figure out a new routine). So until then… I will just enjoy today!