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Saturday, April 26, 2014


Egg decorating

The kids did their Easter egg hunt before we went to church on Sunday morning.  Nate never did Easter eggs, and didn't quite see the point of it. It was something that I always remember doing as a kid and I loved it so I wanted to continue it.  The kids were really excited to find their eggs and their basket.   Ty is just beginning to start to understand what Easter is really about, and although we do the Easter egg hunt, we make sure that, just like Christmas, we ensure that we are teaching them the real reason we have this special day. 

I was really hoping to get a cute picture in their outfits, but we had some crabby kids after church, so no luck this year!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy 2nd Birthday Addilyn Grace!

Happy 2nd Birthday Addilyn Grace!

I think just in the last couple months Addi has become such a "toddler". She just seems so old to me! Her little personality has exploded and it has been so fun watching her change every day.  

Addi at 2.....
  • You weigh 29lbs (88%ile) and are in the 35.5inches (88%ile) for height as well. You still have your umbilical hernia and we will most likely have to have that taken care of in a couple years or you may just be really mad at us as a teenager!
  • You LOVE to copy your older brother, no matter what he does. If Ty wants to go downstairs, you go downstairs, if Ty plays with trains you want to play with trains, if Ty screams you scream.  One of your favorite things is to do is tackle him and NOT get off. It makes him really mad at first but you both, usually, end up laughing. Okay....really..... it's half the time you guys end up laughing, and half the time you end up crying from Ty trying to get you off him!
  • Your favorite food is any kind of fruit and cheese sticks.
  • Your favorite shows/movies are: Princess Sofia, Special Agent Oso, Monsters Inc, and Frozen
  • You love playing trains with your brother (your favorite train is Koko) and you have really started loving playing with baby dolls.  What a difference it is raising a girl! Without "teaching" you, you take out my purses, want to put diapers on your babies/stuffed animals, and you LOVE trying on any and all shoes....well, except these super cute brown sandals I bought for you...grr.. haha
  • You are talking (finally!) and it is so fun to hear those new words!  You went from only grunting at 20 months, to babbling at 21 months, to giving us plenty to hear at 24 months! I just love hearing your little voice. 
  • You love to be silly, especially when you dance
  • You sleep from about 8:00 - 6:45 and take a 2-3 hour nap during the day. You like to be rocked only for a minute or two and then you want to be placed in your bed to put yourself to sleep.  You have always been like this, and I know in many ways it's great that you have always wanted to put yourself to sleep BUT sometimes I wish you'd let me rock you a little longer!
  • You can be quite dramatic at times, and when you don't get your way you make it well known.  It's amazing how you already know how to try and get away with things.  
  • You love your pacifier or "nu-nuk" as you call it. You better enjoy it.... bye bye paci in a couple weeks! :)
Addi wanted a Monster Inc. birthday party. I asked her what kind of party she wanted and went through all her favorite things.... do you want a princess party........ do you want a Monster party (YES!).  So Monsters Inc. it was. She loves Sully and could watch the movie every day if I would let her. We had a simply party just with Nate's family.  We did it on Easter Sunday and had a Easter/Birthday combination celebration!

Sully and Mike Cupcakes!

She was a little tired when everyone first arrived... cuddles on Grandma's lap...

What a beautiful day it was!! Outside playing!

Addi and Aunt Kara having some girl time

She loves her new trike! Thanks Grandma!

This was, by far, our biggest struggle of the day.....Ty trying to open all the presents. Ty was a tad jealous of all the presents Addi was getting and he was desperately trying to help her open them because he is SUCH a great ripper (so he says :o) ). She didn't seem to mind too much haha

Cake Time!


Happy Happy Birthday Addi girl!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Break Wrap Up!

 We were sad that the week was coming to an end but made the most of each day! By the end of the week Addi was loving the pool, which was so fun!  

Having some snacks by the pool
 On Thursday, my mom came! Ty and Addi were both excited for her to come as well, Ty was sad though when he realized Grandma wasn't riding home with us. We only had a day together but we were thankful for that time!

FOUR generations!

I loved spending time with my mom :)

The ride home was a little quieter after a busy week!

Addi snuggling her new "pwincess" that my mom got her

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Break Part 2: Let the Fun Continue!

It was another beautiful day, and we made sure to make the most of it!

 The kids got to spend some time yesterday visiting with Great-Grandma and Great Grandpa!

We also decided to try out the beach today. It was 85 degrees but SUPER windy.  We only ended up staying for about an hour and a half because the sand was whipping us like crazy!
Ty was super excited about the beach and Addi was excited about the idea of the beach but not so much once we got there
 Addi didn't like the feel of the sand and for the first good while she would just stand saying, "whooaaaa, whooaaa, whoaaa" over and over. haha. She would not touch the water. 

 Ty however LOVED the water.

Addi lasted in the sand about 1 minute and then was back to point at the sand on her hands saying, "whoaa.....whoaa...." Apparently we need to spend lots of time at cottage this summer to get her used to the beach. 

She sat here basically the whole time

I had to include this next shot because today was the first time we got Addi in the water with her not freaking out! Go Addi!

We decided to head downtown Stuart to have dinner and get icecream!
Eating our icecream along the boardwalk


Ty saw a train and was super excited :)
 Love these next shots!!

Especially this one! Can't believe what a big boy he is!