Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ring! Ring! Hello?

This week Addi Kate has kept me very entertained. She has been very chatty and silly. For starters, she loves Mardi Gras beads and wears them. She loves hats too. And it doesn't really matter if they are too big...

...or just the right size.

But the thing she has started doing that makes me giggle the most is this...

That is Addi talking on the laptop power adapter. Yes, she's using it like a phone and has a conversation consisting of words that I can't understand except for hi, hey, and bye or bye-bye!
She's not particular when it comes to "her" phone either. It might be a hat or her hand, but my favorite is this...

Yes, that's the remote control for the TV!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Ella Grace has been meowing back at our cats for quite some time now. It still makes me giggle!

Sunny Days...

Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet

Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street

Come and play
Everything's A-OK
Friendly neighbors there
That's where we meet

Can you tell me how to get
How to get to Sesame Street

It's a magic carpet ride
Every door will open wide
To Happy people like you--
Happy people like
What a beautiful

Sunny Day
Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet

Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame street...
How to get to Sesame Street
How to get to...

The familiar lyrics of one of my favorite shows has also become a favorite to my girls. I made breakfast the other morning and sacrificed watching the Today Show (one on my guilty pleasures in the summer) and tuned into PBS.

Here is Ella and Addi Kate, happy about breakfast...

Until that catchy tune comes on, then...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Silly Girls!

Tonight while the girls were feeding themselves dinner, I decided that I'd quickly vacuum the floor in the kitchen and dinning room. While I was running the vacuum, I noticed Ella put her fingers in her ears! She would put them in and pull them out and giggle! It was pretty cute watching her!

Matthew got home from work shortly after the girls finished eating dinner and we sat on the living room floor with them. Matthew and I were trying to encourage Addi Kate to walk back and forth to us. I've finally figured out why she won't walk! She squeezes her eyes closed as tight as she can get them!

I have a couple of silly little girls! They make me smile!


I took today off from packing and chores and spent it with my little doodlebugs. I must say, it was sort of a strange day. Addi and Ella didn't get up until 10:15 this morning (they went to bed at 8:00 last night)! I kept cracking open their door to make sure they were okay! Then they took a 3 hour nap this afternoon!

After nap time, I decided to let them swim a little. I cleaned out the little pool we had stored for the dogs while they were sleeping. They haven't been in out backyard before so they stared at everything for a little bit and then the fun began. They got to chattering with each other and then got the giggles. I LOVE baby giggles! They have to be one of the best sounds ever!

I also snapped a couple cute pictures while they enjoyed the pool!

Pool Fun & Packing!

Yesterday was a busy day for the girls and myself! My mom kept them for me so I could start getting some packing done. Addi Kate and Ella got to have fun at grandma's while I worked. I must say, I'm a little jealous! Anyhow, my mom blew up their pool and let them play in the water for an hour. She said they had so much fun that they cried when she finally made them get out!

I packed 21 boxes yesterday; almost half of which consisted of books from our library. I got all our stemware packed. The walls look bare too as I took everything down from the living room, kitchen and and man cave walls. I hope we are able to close soon. It's going to be hard to live like this for very long! I'm excited to finally be getting into a house of our own, even with all the packing and unpacking that looms ahead of me. Have I mentioned how much I HATE moving?!?!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It's Awfully Quiet...

Any mother knows that a quiet house is not necessarily a good thing. After baths tonight, I ran into the kitchen to wash dinner dishes and it was then that I noticed it was too quiet. I hadn't put the girls to bed yet, so I wondered what they might be up to and went looking for the answer. Here is what I found...


Do you think this means they are hungry?!?!

They were hungry! I had to cook dinner!

16 months

I had no idea 16 months could go by so quickly. My little girls are not so "little" anymore. Last month they went in for their 15-month well check and got three shots apiece. We also learned that they had only gained a pound each since their 12-month well check. I promise I feed them! Ha! Here's what they are up to:


  • likes to eat mandarin oranges, fish sticks, and strawberries
  • is not much of a morning person
  • squeals in delight rather than giggling
  • is taking her time walking
  • is our thinker, can sit for long periods of time turning the pages in a book
  • weighs about 18 pounds 9 ounces and is in the 59th percentile for height
  • wears size 3 diapers and size 3 shoes
  • wears 12 month size clothes and 18-month size pajamas (too long for 12 month sizes)
  • says: mama, dada, papa, banana, bye-bye, hi, night-night, woof-woof, bawk-bawk, heehaw, kitty-kitty, go, more, oh-oh
  • loves to blow kisses and wave bye-bye
  • loves our cats and dogs: Chloe, Grace, Jack and Izzy; and my parents cat Chance and dogs Odie and Ellie May
  • has four teeth, two on top and two on bottom
  • takes a while to warm up to new surroundings or new people
  • is content to sit in the shopping cart or stroller during outings
  • is very happy in the morning and is usually bouncing around like a monkey
  • giggles and will tell you tickle-tickle when she wants you to tickle her
  • weighs about 18 pounds 8 ounces and is also in the 59th percentile for height
  • wears size 3 diapers and size 3 shoes
  • wears 12-month size clothes and 18-month size pajamas
  • says: mama, dada, papa, banana, hi, bye-bye, hat, hand, duck, puppy, dog, kitty-kitty, woof-woof, bawk-bawk, meow, heehaw, night-night, baby, Addi, tickle-tickle, oh-oh, bite
  • also loves to blow kisses and wave bye-bye
  • loves our cats and dogs
  • loves to be around new people and see new places...she is very social
  • will sit in the shopping cart or stroller for a little bit and then wants to walk wherever we are
  • chatters nonstop and often talkes to her baby dolls or stuffed lion and tiger


Right before school was out I grabbed popsicles on a hot day thinking my girls would love a cool treat. The pictures that follow are a bit deceiving! They look like they are enjoying yummy strawberry flavored goodness, but in reality, my mom and I ended up with a screamfest on our hands! It was pretty funny to see their reaction and hatred of popsicles! I wonder how they will feel about ice cream...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

When It Rains, It Pours...

Matthew and I have had to deal with an abundant amount of problems lately. We have been "under contract" on our new home since the beginning of April. Our closing date was set for May 17. That has come and gone. Our new closing date is set for June 10. We have a feeling that is also going to come and go. Fannie Mae currently has possession of the house (since we are buying a foreclosed property) and it is taking them forever to make decisions regarding the property. The agreed to fix a leak in the pipes under the hall bathroom tub. Now we are waiting for them to agree to fix the leak in the sewer line under the kitchen sink. Once they agree and the work is complete, we are ready to get moved!

The air conditioner went out in the house we are living in, and that had to be fixed. The high today is expected to reach 100+ temperatures. We also have a leak under our foundation that has turned into a small stream of water running down the hill in our backyard.

And then, my poor car. I hit a pole going through the drive-thru at Braum's. I just didn't see it. With all that has been going on, no wonder I can't focus on driving! Thankfully, my doors open and close and lock, and the windows work. I suppose it could have been worse.

We really need a break though. Getting moved into the new house and being in town would really help relieve some stress. Hopefully Fannie Mae doesn't take three and a half weeks to make the decision about the sink. Matthew and I have to close on the house by June 30 in order to qualify for the tax rebate being offered by the government. Lets hope that happens!