Tuesday, February 28, 2006

aunt jemima's jibber jabber

This video is of me trying to coerce Addy into talking for the camera... and the pictures below are of our little aunt jemima (as my mom would call her).

The sideways pictures is SO cute... I don't know why it isn't rotated on here but I couldn't resist posting it anyway. Mom, if you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see both of her teeth!

There are also some shots of Addy in the cabinets, one of her favorite games. Moms with little ones, what did you do about the cabinets that have cleaning supplies? Train them not to get into them, move them or buy cabinet locks?

Friday, February 24, 2006

VIDEO!!! slobbery sweetie

WOO HOO!! I've finally figured out this Google video thing. Now that I know how to do it I will do more videos for those who enjoy them (family). I'm so excited about this... but I'm warning you the video isn't that exciting but hopefully they will be increasingly interesting as time goes on!

Addy loves sticking her tongue out these days - I LOVE these pictures!!

Alison, do you see who is in the picture she is pulling off of the refrigerator? Johnny, me and your kids! Its her favorite picture to pull off and she points at it and talks. She knows there is a connection!!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

grandparents & chuck norris

These pictures are from a little while ago when we went to visit Addy's great grandparents, TuTu & Grandfather. She loves them and smiles and shows all her little tricks for them while we are together. She played so hard that she almost fell asleep on the floor! But not quite, TuTu spent some time rocking her and she finally napped in the pack and play they bought to keep at their house. Its always fun spending time with TuTu & Grandfather and Addy knows them well so when she sees them her face lights up and its all smiles and giggles.

Is anyone else part of this crazy Chuck Norris rage? Its the bain of my existence. When Johnny & Josh are reading Chuck Norris jokes they laugh so hard that I couldn't get his attention if I was DYING! Here are some of his favorites:

"Chuck Norris is so quick he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head."

"When the Boogie Man goes to bed at night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris"

"Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants."

"Rather than being birthed like a normal child, Chuck Norris instead decided to punch his way out of his mother's womb. Shortly thereafter he grew a beard."

"Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. "

"Chuck Norris lives in a round house."

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

addy at axis

Not only does Addy have her family wrapped around her little finger.. the high school kids love her too. When I bring Addy to youth group there's always a willing set of arms to hold her and play with her (guys & girls included!) Here is a picture of Addy with melanie & lister. she also sees these girls every week at small group so they're no strangers!

i wish i could upload video of addy on here (i know there is a way but its too high tech for me) because the picture of her in the pink pjs standing up with Lucy was really a picture of her DANCING! She LOVES to dance. As soon as she hears music both hands go into the air and she "raises the roof." She also likes to stand up next to our chair and bounce up and down with one hand in the air. Yesterday at church she was having a blast clapping along with the music (well, kind of with the music...). Maybe there is some musical talent there after all!

Finally, here are a few shots of Addy as we see her most often these days... climbing up our legs! She knows how to let us know she wants us to pick her up. She'll crawl right over to me or Johnny, pull herself up into standing position and then bang on our legs until we comply. Aahh, toddlerhood is on the horizon!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Baby its coooold outside!!

Greetings from the never ending cold weather! Chicago is known for its sports teams, its pizza, its wind, its hot dogs, the blues.... but NOT its alluring winter weather. Its skiing weather but totally flat! People surely don't choose to live here because they love paying hundreds of dollars in electric and gas bills! It must be because they get a kick out of having their windshield wipers frozen to their windshield and laugh out loud when their car handle door is iced over... :)

But, all cold jokes aside sorry for giving everyone the cold shoulder these past few days.... it hasn't been for lack of material - Addy is as cute as can be... but we did have a busy weekend and I've been a little sluggish with uploading my pictures. Here are some snapshots of Addy at church last week. Isn't she adorable? I couldn't get her to snow because her face was frozen in that position... but I still love the pictures. The first one is my favorite.

There's also a shot of DD playing with Addy at church. DD & Josh are great with Addy. They both love her like crazy and shower her with affection and checks made out to her mom (hint, hint). I don't think this little one will be hurting for attention when the new baby comes... she's got most of her family wrapped around her little finger!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Connor's Club

Sam's Club has been officially renamed "Connor's Club." When Kathy & I went there last week Connor and Addy were all about each other. Connor recently began saying "Addy" in the clearest way imaginable! They were both very affectionate with each other (the pictures don't quite capture it) giving each other snuggly hugs and having a blast riding next to one another in the giant carts. Even while they were distracted by all that was going on around them Connor sat relaxing with his arm around his buddy. He's going to be such a good big brother to his new little sister!

Johnny about died when he saw Addy with these glasses on. We're smitten.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

walking, loving, cleaning

Addy loves her walker.... and when she isn't in it she creates a make-shift walker out of anything that moves around! Some of her most common make-shift walkers are the dining room chairs. The other day I saw her walking from one side of the dining room to the other and on into her room.

All of a sudden everything was unusually quiet. When I went to check on her I found her in the living room with my wallet out pointing and cooing at a picture of herself. (further proof we don't need to be taught how to love ourselves... its natural!)

Finally, here are some pictures of Addy helping out with the laundry. Or at least looking cute while I was matching socks (blah.)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Driving Miss Lucy

Most of you know that Adeline has a deep attachment to a little lamb we've named Lucy. She sleeps with Lucy, plays with Lucy, talks with Lucy, kisses Lucy and few people can make her face light up when she sees them like Lucy can. Here are some pictures of Addy walking around in her borrowed (thanks Connor) JEEP walker with her much cherished passenger.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

For all you weekenders

I normally don't post on the weekends but all of us have a cold here so nobody is sleeping well.

Here are some pictures of Addy trying on her flower girl dress for Donnie & Shannon's wedding. Its a 2T! Its a tiny bit big on her but I don't think we'll need to have it altered. Its also very poofy (as you can see) and a little heavy so I think we'll have to try to put it on her several times before the wedding to get her used to it. Now we're hoping she'll be walking by the wedding, April 15!

Here is a shot of Addy talking to her GG on the phone and enjoying some pasta with Nana and I.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!