Friday, January 2, 2015

My Dear Sweet Adeline is turning 2!

Some fun facts about Adeline as she is turning two:
1. If you call out for Adeline from a different room she will respond with "what" 
2. Tell her you have to pee (or potty) and she will go into the bathroom and open the lid for you and say "there ya go!" 
3. She sits on porky for him to give her rides.
4. She loves to climb and jump on everything, but put her on a swing and she screams and cries.
5. Her favorite question: "where's daddy/mommy?" 
6. Tell her "love you" and she will blow you a kiss with a "muuuaaaaahhhhhhh"
7. She will share her food with you, and hand feed it to you, eaten or not. 
8. She loves to draw circles with pen and paper
9. She loves her nuks. She needs 3 in order to sleep, one in her mouth and one in each hand. 
10. she prefers to play with cars and trucks over dolls. 
11. she LOVES helping around the house. In fact she feeds Porky daily, she helps load and unload the dishwasher, she sweeps and cleans up. :) 

I can't believe she is going to be 2 already. I remember my labor, her birth and her little baby self so clearly. I am so blessed to have spent every day of her life with her. She brings joy and laughter to everyone that knows her. I love seeing her personality shine! I often just stare at her in amazement. I am beyond blessed to be her mother. She is coming out of her shell with people that aren't her daddy, mommy, Mimi or auntie. Which is so nice! Her papa is her newest favorite person. She loves to give high fives and absolutely LOVES to laugh and play around. She is not a very big snuggler, but I do get snuggles through out the day, and I soak up every second of them. She is in her big girl bed now and doing fabulous! Her big grin every morning as I open up her door brings the biggest smile and warmest feeling in my heart. 

Enjoy a few (too many?) photos of my Dear Sweet Adeline. 
She got into the fridge...

a rare snuggle, turned into naptime on mommy

Helping her daddy work

Mimi, cousin Bryn, Adeline and papa! Some of Adeline's favorite people!

Playing at the park


She found a crayon...

Calling her Mimi

Her first night in her big girl bed!

Having fun with her Mimi and Cousin Bryn!

Elephant ride

Shopping and phones- every girls dream  
Taking over daddy's dinner

she loves yogurt

Did I mention she likes to take off her diaper if she isn't wearing pants? 

Watching Beauty and the beast snuggling mommy and daddy. 
She loves baking! Especially with her Mimi!

Mothers Day 2014

Fun with the hose 
Fun with friends

more fun with friends

snuggling with mama

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Halloween 2014

This was the first year we went trick or treating and it was actually way more fun than I thought it would be! 

First off my husband dressed as batman this year. to work.. it was amazing. Seriously. Best Batman I ever seen. And to top it off, he hid and as his boss unlocked the front doors, he grabbed his bosses arm, scared the crap out of him. It is a good thing they are friends. haha.

Then after nap I got Adeline dressed up in her witch costume. She didn't mind wearing either just the hat and tights or just the dress and tights, but SHE WOULD NOT wear all 3 things at once. It was comical. After photos we dressed warm and went trick or treating. I didn't think she would last more than a few houses, but Adeline, her cousin and my cousins had a blast going around our whole neighborhood. Adeline and Bryn (her cousin who is 5 weeks younger) would run after their cousins and run up to the next house, and hold up their trick or treat bag. It was a very proud moment for me. :) 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Jordan was  on his final day of having the flu on Thanksgiving (influenza A) so he pretty much just laid around for Thanksgiving. But he did join in on the fun! And I was thankful for him being there with us! We went to his moms house where we had delicious food and Adeline got to drink from her big girl Frozen cup, nap with daddy and jump on Grandma's furniture. We then went to my parents house, where Adeline got to play with her cousin Bryn and her Mimi and Papa and eat delicious food! 

It was a great day with family! I love the holidays. The buzz of going around family to family, delicious food, memories, laughs, memories being made... I just LOVE the warm fuzzies this time of year brings me! Plus I had been craving Thanksgiving food for like a month, so for me, it was like a dream come true! 

Oh I also made this amazing Sweet potato casserole! It was my sisters favorite dish ever! Win for me! Here is the recipe I followed:
I added marshmallows on the top and a little more butter as well. 

Daddy & Adeline napping on grandma's bed

Climbing, like always :) 

Adeline and her cousin Bryn (5 weeks apart) playing together

so proud, drinking from her big girl cup

jumping into grandma's lap

Adeline and her Mimi. Adeline is "talking" on the phone.

My big girl!

Mimi and her grandbabies! 

My niece Bryn with her baby and her bag. She loves her babies.

Cousin hug

My happy girl

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bumpdate 20 weeks!

How far along: 20 weeks! 
How big is baby: As long as a banana
 Total weight gain: 7 lbs
Maternity clothes:  Maternity pants, my shirts are getting a little too short for comfort. 
Best moment of the week:  Just knowing I am halfway to meeting this little guy! 
Food cravings: Hearty meals. 
Food aversions: nothing. 
Symptoms: None really. 
Movement: Day an night! 
Gender: BOY!
What I’m looking forward to: My growing belly! Seeing movement on the outside! 
What I miss: nothing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE knowing there is a little baby in my belly!! It is just the most amazing thing ever!
Next appt: Jan 6th. 

I have really been slacking on taking pictures of myself. I really am working on getting better at that. I may need to start "embrace the camera Thursdays" that a blogger I follow does!