Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Children's Museum

We spent the day in Indianapolis at the children's museum. It has been about one year since we were last there. I wanted to wait until Addison was over the put everything in your mouth stage before we went back. The kids had a blast and we renewed our membership, so we have many more visits in the future.

The water table is always a favorite.

Addison couldn't wait to get on the carousel. We rode it two times in a row and she would have stayed on all day if I would have let her.

Zack is always facinated with the pool ball run.

and some detail shots of the run.

Their special exhibit was Barbie. Addie loved looking at all the dolls, playing dress up and PINK everywhere. Ryan and Zack too their time catching up to us and Zack couldn't wait to get out of there.

Addie in her dress up clothes

My supermodel working the runway. I was surprised that she ran right for the runway and knew what to do, although she got a little shy at the end and put her hand in her mouth. I wanted to check out the "Be a Photographer!" area, but I couldn't get Addison away from the dolls and dress up.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Zack was born with genetic cataracts. Last month he went for his yearly checkup and the ophthalmologist said they have moved in the past year and are now affecting his vision and it may be time to remove them. He referred us to a pediatric ophthalmologist in Indianapolis and tomorrow we will get his opinion. I'm hoping that we can wait on surgery until he is older, but I'm also not looking forward to the option of glasses and all the issues that will come with them and a rowdy four year old boy.

We were told a year ago that Addison had them too, but at her checkup last month the doctor couldn't find any cataracts on her eyes. She will go back in a year for another look, hopefully the gene really did miss her.

This picture was taken as soon as Zack saw me take a picture of Addison and her babies. The only time I can get him to cooperate for the camera is after Addison gets her picture taken.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mommy and Babies

Addie has recently adopted my old Cabbage Patch Kids as her own. She had them all laid out on the floor this morning and was trying to take pictures of them with her Vtech digital camera. A mommy after my own heart. I couldn't help but get my camera out and take a picture of the four of them. I know from personal experience that mommies don't get many opportunities to get in front of the camera and have a picture taken with their babies.

Here is Addie with Marlo Fern, Daniella Jennetta, and Jeremiah Matthew.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010


We are working on getting the kids back on schedule after being home for the majority of the past two weeks. Addison has become Zack's little shadow. She copies and repeats everything he says and does, good and bad. Her new favorite thing to call people is poopy butt. We have had many talks with Zack and many timeouts for Addison.

Here are some more snaps from Christmas.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Gingerbread Tree

I have a couple more sets of Christmas pictures to post and then I'll need to dust off the camera again for new material. We decorated a gingerbread tree a couple days before Christmas. We did it right before bedtime, which was a really bad idea because the kids couldn't keep their fingers out of the icing. We had to wait out the sugar high before they settled down for bed.

Our masterpiece. Zack couldn't keep his fingers out of it and Addie thought it was hilarious.