Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More Addie

My wild girl. She was so excited to get out of her stroller and to be let loose.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Big Brother

Addison loves her big brother, Ack. When I pick up at daycare, I always go to Addie's room first and then she leads the way to Zack's room. I open the door and she runs straight to him, ACK!!, with open arms.

The feeling is mutual. A couple weeks agoI picked up at school. The kids were playing outside on a nice day. They were on seperate playgrounds with a chainlinked fence deviding them. All of the other kids were off playing with the toys and equipment, but my two were standing next to each other talking and playing together between the fence. I am still amazed that Zack chose his sister and the fence over running with his friends and the playground.

I'm so glad that he'll be there to keep an eye on her and the high school boys.

I love watching them interact together. Addison wants to do everything that her big brother does and Zack is protective of her and always doing his best to keep her safe.
He is very good about unplugging the battery from his powerwheels four wheeler. She climbs on it every chance she gets and I know it will take off on her when I'm not looking.

My favorite part, Zack calls Addison, Baby or My Baby. He is such a good big brother.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Growing Up

On Sunday we took advantage of the nice weather and walked around downtown Lafayette and over to West Lafayette for some appetizers and ice cream.

I haven't shared much all winter, so here is an update on Addie. Addison is now 17 months old. She loves books, especially Dr. Suess board books, shoes, baby dolls, sweets, baths, dancing, music, back scratches before bedtime and dancing on the kitchen table. She gets right in the middle of the boys and their wrestling and loves to jump on the bed and do butt slams. Her vocabulary is starting to explode. It won't be long before she is tattling on her brother.

I've heard that the second child takes longer to talk because the older sibling will talk for them and get things for them. I don't think that will be the case with her. She is constantly babbling.

She also loves riding on her daddy's shoulders.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Mom's Interview

Zack's answers at 3 years 10 months old.

1.) What is something mom always says to you? sit down

2.) What makes mom happy? when I clean up

3.) What makes mom sad? not doing what I'm supposed to do

4.) How does your mom make you laugh? giggle

5.) What was your mom like as a child? you get up on the table (we are constantly taking Addison off the table.)

6.) How old is your mom? 6, right?

7.) How tall is your mom? 80 inches

8.) What is mom's favorite thing to do? play games, work on the computer

9.) What does your mom do when you're not around? look around for me

10.) If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? playing baseball

11.) What is your mom really good at? making hamburgers, reading books

12.) What is your mom not very good at? making coffee

13.) What does your mom do for her job? give people homes

14.) What is your mom's favorite food? pasghetti (spaghetti)

15.) What makes you proud of your mom? (1) not poop my pants. (2) you let me outside

16.) If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? (1) Mickey (2) Daisy, because you're a girl

17.) What do you and your mom do together? clean up and play together and stuff

18.) How are you and your mom the same? we both have computers. I don't have a laptop.

19.) How are you and your mom different? we have different clothes and because you have a laptop and I don't.

20.) How do you know your mom loves you? you scratch my back