Friday, January 27, 2012

A Night Out

Dave has like 1000000000000000 pages to read so Addison and I went out on a date. Madeline was coming to the local bookstore and I used to love her books when I was younger. Did we go so Addison could her or me? I sometimes wonder why I force her to do these outings:) She fell asleep on the way over and got a dirty diaper right when we got there. She loved the songs and seeing Madeline. She only pulled one girl's hair whose mother made her move away from us shortly after. We are always in the market for friends! Here's to another typical Friday night!

She loved it!

She has learned to play nice on the floor so that I can make a decent dinner these days.

We were lucky enough to get some new family pictures with both our families. I love having pictures everywhere and it is time to change out the wedding pictures. We have had a lot of new additions!
I have a few back from Dave's side.

The Michael Gang

Monday, January 23, 2012

Almost 8 Months

Time is flying by. I remember thinking am I really going to be able to nurse for an entire year. I am more than halfway there! Addison is entering new phases it seems like every week. She is interacting more and becoming a mama's girl. Since we have been back little Addi has become attached to my hip...or pulling at my leg...or throwing herself back til she lands in my lap. It took me all week to do laundry. We had grilled cheese or cereal most meals and I was doing well if I got ready by 5pm. No cleaning, no fun projects, no cool social outings. As I was laying in bed feeling like a huge failure I realized that I just need to enjoy this. I got down and played with Addison and not just put toys in front of her. Our days are slowly getting better. Mostly because we had an awesome addition of a fancy high chair!! I had been begging Dave to give in and get one. I have done a few mom's panels at Fisher Price and have been saving my earnings. For our date night we went out to dinner and then got a brand spanking new high chair. I am pretty proud to pay in cash from my "job". Oh and the best part is that the little lady LOVES it! I give her a sippy cup and she thinks she is hot stuff. I love watching her figure out how to hold and drink from a big girl cup. 
 The best part is that it fully reclines...this might mean that she never has to leave it:)

We had Addison's doctor appointment today. Here are her stats:
Weight: 19 lbs 4 oz/ 78%
Height: 26 1/4 inches/ 32%
Head 45.2 cm/ 91%

The doctor asked if larger heads run in the family...Dave wasn't there to defend himself so I quickly answered, "Oh from her father of course." :) 

She gets to start little finger snacks. So far she doesn't really like them. I am sure when she figures out they go in her mouth she will be happy. Everything looks good and she is growing like a healthy baby girl.

Addison has enough hair for a little pony on top! I had to wrap the elastic like twenty times, but she held still.

Dave started a new semester. We were spoiled last semester. It was a good transition back into school life. He has class every day, but Thursday. Which worked out perfectly so I can go do some things for Fisher Price. Dave definitely doesn't have as much free time to spend with us. We still try and make the most of it. We officially finished the show Psych...all 70 something episodes. Then we got hooked to Revenge ( I can do a pretty good Victoria impression). Modern Family was a good filler for a while and now we are thinking we like Bones. Netflix is amazing and we sure do get the most out of it. 

We have had a few snow days. Dave got a new heavy duty shovel that is going to be his new best friend. He is so good to us to do all the hard work out there.

We are finally getting paid from the Air Force. It is such a good feeling to know that our bills will be paid. I think I am finally sleeping well after almost 6 months. We feel very blessed to have to opportunity to help us through school. With income comes a new budget. I hate them. It is going to be interesting. 

I need to document something. A secret about me is that I swear by tiger's balm. It is very similar to icy hot only 10x stronger. I was having a bad headache and covered my whole neck and side of my face with it and went to bed. I have had a burn in the shape of a square for about a week now. Lesson NOT use  it on your face. 

 New favorite trick of drinking from a straw.
Can't wait for Valentine's Day. Dave and I made a pack to do homemade gifts this year. Not a problem for me, but I can't WAIT to see what Dave comes up with!!

I am finally going to Houston in February to visit Megan! I am counting down the days.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Years In Idaho

Our winter vacation didn't stop in Cincinnati. We were able to continue onto Idaho Falls to spend time with Dave's family. Flying took all day. I thought everyone was going to clap with the flight was over. Poor Addison just wanted to take a nap in her soft crib! Tara and Jared were blessing their sweet baby Halle and we were lucky enough to be in town for that. We went out to dinner as a family and played some fun games on New Years Eve. Sadly I didn't make it to midnight. We have enjoyed going to our favorite food joints, seeing Rexburg, going to Jackson Hole, going down to Utah to help Katie move, Seeing Grandma and Grandpa Michael in Brigham City, making a stop in Ashton and just relaxing. 
 Aunt Makel finally got to meet Addison!
 Chris and Paige's dog Ace made a great pony ride for Addison.
I think someone might be teething! 

Dave was able to see his good friends Jeremy and Devin in Utah. I was also able to reunite with Andrea finally!
 Great road warrior! 

Our almost month long vacation is coming to an end. I don't know what we are going to do when it is just the three of us again!!?!

More Holidays

 We kept the tradition alive of the girls heading to Kenwood Mall the day after Christmas. The boys stayed home and watched Ella and Hannah. Addison turned out to be a shopping trooper! I found a few good deals. I really wanted a rose gold watch and found one on sale! Of course we made a lunch stop at the Cheesecake Factory and had their yummy lettuce wraps. The next day the boys had their man day and went shooting and shot over 3000 rounds! They managed to go to a movie and a chinese buffet after. 

We went to the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. Although Addison wasn't thrilled to be completely bundled up the whole night she survived. I love going every year and Dave was actually able to come. Afterwards my dad took us to this dive after that had the best gyros.

 She loves her Papa.
 Playing dolls.
Auntie Katie made adorable shirts.

It was a great ten days and we can't wait to do it again!