Tuesday, October 14, 2008

10 on Tuesday - Addison Addition

1. We are getting ready for Addison's first birthday on Sunday. She is going to have a polka dot party. I have dusted off my scrapbooking supplies and have been busy cutting circles. I realize that I do miss scrapbooking, but it is too time consuming and I'd rather be taking pictures and learning about photography.

2. We started the transition to milk today. She is now getting 1/2 formula and 1/2 milk in her bottles. I originally planned to start making the transition last week, but I wasn't ready for her to be a step closer to growing up.

3. I am sad about losing my baby. She is more than likely our last (but I'm not getting rid of the baby equipment just yet) and this past year has just went by way too fast. She has been walking for over two months and just keeps turning more and more into a toddler. I am trying to cherish these last days of bottles.

4. Addison loves shoes. She started about 4-5 days ago bringing me a shoe and then tries to get up on my lap, so I can put it on. It is not uncommon to see her walking around with only one shoe on. I am just amazed that she is old enough to tell me she wants to wear her shoe. She also has a bracelet that she loves to wear. She brings it to me too and holds her hand out so I can put it on her. I just love having a girl!!

5. Addison found her belly/belly button this week. When she doesn't have a shirt on she is constantly looking down and grabbing her belly/belly button.

6. She acts so much like Zack did at her age. She is constantly on the go. Bounces as she walks. She spreads her fingers and squeals as loud as she can in excitement. Zack did the same thing. I think I'm going to have two chatter boxes. I assumed all kids did this, but Miss Connie, her babysitter and Zack's former sitter, says it is only my kids.

7. She has started "sharing" her food and paci with me and just laughs when I pretend to eat / suck.

8. She loves wrestling with her daddy and climbing on him. She is tough just like her brother and just shakes off the bonks. She needs to be tough with Zack as a big brother. It doesn't take much for him to get hyper.

9. She will throw herself on the ground if she doesn't get her way, like if Zack is outside and I won't let her go out. Luckily they don't last too long and luckily she is really cute. I see BIG tantrums in our future as we reach the terrible twos. I was the queen of tantrums, so she may be my payback.

10. We are still working on signing. She has added "up" and "eat" to her arsenal. I can also tell that she is trying to repeat words that I say. They aren't coming out real clear yet, but she is trying to imitate my voice.


Miller Mommy said...

I cannot believe that she is almost one year old already!! Time sure does fly!! She is such a cutie!!

Jaidean said...

I can't believe she is going to be one already! Hope she has a great birthday!

Kimberly said...

WOW!!! i can't believe its already time! The year just FLEW by!

Kimberly said...

WOW!!! i can't believe its already time! The year just FLEW by!