Monday, April 30, 2007


Okay, here are some pictures my mom took last week. One is of Addison & my dad, the other is of her on our new couch! YAY!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Okay, so this is almost like another two week update. But in my defense, it has been a busy couple of weeks.

On Tuesday, March April 17th we left for Moab and were there until Friday. We had a lot of fun visiting everyone and watching the entire season of Firefly. I know, retarded huh. We go to Moab and spend hours watching TV!!!!! But seriously, it's an AWESOME show! Pretty scandalous in some parts, but in general awesome. I don't know why it got canceled before the first season was over. It has great character development and a pretty cool plot line, and is funny! We had already seen Serenity, so we kind of knew where the series was going, and I think that helped us really enjoy what there was of the season, but I really wish it wasn't canceled! There are still some things I would like to know more about! Like who is the Shepherd, and how come the Alliance made sure they cared for him when they found out who he was, and why is he so skilled with weaponry!?!

Okay, I know, totally lame. I've spent a paragraph talking about a T.V. show that most of you have probably never even heard of. I will get on to the rest of the weeks events now.

Moab was really fun. Addison had a good time seeing everyone. I was really worried that she'd be afraid of Bart's Grandma and Lee & Debbie's family since we haven't been there for a while, but she wasn't. She was smiling at them and going to them from day one. It was awesome! She even fell asleep while Grandma was rocking her!!! She NEVER does that any more!!! It was amazing.

While we were there we also spotted two little white teeth on her lower gums. At first they hadn't quite broken through the gums (you couldn't feel them, you could only see them). But now they have broken through! It's awesome! My little girl is getting teeth! YAY!

On Friday my parents and Stacy came into town. It was fun having them here too. Addison loved being thrown up in the air by my dad and playing with her aunt Stacy. Dad & Stacy went home on Sunday, but my mom ended up staying until Friday, so Addison got to play with her while I went to work. I love seeing her interact with both of our families, she gets so excited! It's adorable! She opens her mouth really wide and squeals and kicks her legs and flails her arms. It's adorable!!!

She's also getting really good at rocking back and forth on her hands and knees. We had a big scare the other day though. We were in a store with a bunch of rugs. One of them was very shaggy and Addison was having a great time playing on it. (It was quite a difference from our mostly worn away, hard carpet at home). :o) All of the sudden she started gagging pretty violently. Somehow she had pulled one of the rug pieces off and eaten it. It got caught in her throat and almost choked her. Fortunately she coughed it up and was okay, but it was really scary for a second. We were thinking about getting the rug because she liked it so much, but after that decided not to.

Now, you may have been asking yourself, "What were they doing in a rug store?" Well, we have a few rooms in our house that are rather long and narrow, so it's hard to figure out what to do with them. Since my parents are building their house, my mom took our plan to their interior designer and asked him how to use the space best. She brought us his design. Ever since then we've been itching to buy furniture and rugs and basically re-do our rooms. :o)

In fact, we went out and bought a couch! It was crazy because if you had told either Bart or I that we were going to get a couch the morning that we bought it we probably would have laughed at you. But, nevertheless, we had ordered it by the end of the day. We love it! There's so much more seating in our front room now! YAY!

We almost bought a second couch set for the other room too...fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) we came to our senses and decided to put that off for a little while longer.

For our anniversary Bart & I went to the Olympic Park and did the zip line. The scariest part was sitting in your harness with your knees up against a board that they would open and to let you fly out. I was having some serious doubts before they opened that door. But once it was open, it was really fun. We also went up to Salt Lake and had dinner at the Market Street Grill. Bart has been craving the crab since we went there last year for his graduation. I'm not the biggest fan of crab, but man was it good!!! Thank you so much Amy for babysitting!

Well, as you may have noticed by now we do not have any new pictures. Unfortunately we have not been able to find our digital camera since we got home from Moab. Hopefully we will be able to find it soon. But for now, Au Revoir.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Two Week Update!

Well, the past two weeks have been a ton of fun.

Charles & Heather came down for conference. We made yummy granola bars, and Bart & I got to go out on a date while Charles & Heather watched Addison. Thank you so much! It was a great date, even if it was brief. :o)

Then the next week the Bart's whole family was down for a wedding & a family reunion which was also a ton of fun. Addison got to hang out with her Aunts and Uncles which was a blast.
We also discovered that she is starting to get stranger anxiety. The night Bart's family came down she was kind of tired and hungry, and when she saw Bart's dad she started bawling!!! Fortunately, Bart's dad got to stay with us a little longer, and before he left she learned that playing with beards is just as much fun as playing with mom's hair.

Amy & Eric also got to come to our house for Easter. Poor Uncle Eric got a taste of her stranger Anxiety too. I think it was the hat he was wearing, but by Sunday afternoon she had warmed up to him too. It was fun having Amy & Eric over for Easter. I love having my siblings close by!

Addison's Great Grandma Francis got her this big pink bunny for Easter.

Addison LOVES it! It's fur is really long, so it's easy for her to grab and pull around. It's fun watching her play with it.

Addison is starting to push up onto her knees. She can only do it for a short amount of time, but I know it won't be long until she is crawling around. I am both excited and apprehensive. Excited because it's fun to see her learn new things. Apprehensive because that means no more setting her on her blanket and being able to leave the room for a few min because I know she can't get anywhere.

She also LOVES taking baths now. I have moved from laying her down on a little slanted thing in the tub to sitting her up so she can play. It makes it harder to wash her sometimes...especially in all the folds of her neck...but she sure likes it a lot more. She has two rubber duckies that she likes to play with, and she has just discovered how to splash. I'm not sure whether she likes the duckies or splashing more. I think when she splashes she's trying to grab the water. She first tries very softly, then a little harder and faster, and so on untill finally she gets a face full of water, at which point she looks very disturbed that someone would do so horrible a thing as to throw water in her face! It's pretty funny.

Emily, Bart's cousin who watches Addison while I'm at work, is moving. Her husband is graduating and he got a job down in Texas. I am SOOOOOO sad about it! I was seriously up for like 3 hours last night coming up with mischievous plots to make them stay. :o) Addison has such a great time with Emily. She just starts squealing and laughing as soon as she sees her. It's always hard to leave her to go to work, but I have to admit, seeing how happy she is when she sees Emily makes it a little easier.

The other day she had just barely fallen asleep as we pulled up to Emily's house. She was kind of falling in and out of consciousness. She's open her eyes, then they'd droop back down again. Emily always comes up to help me get the diaper bag and Addison in to the house. She was standing by the car when I opened the door and Addison's eyes opened briefly before falling shut again. Suddenly they shot back open and she gave this HUGE smile to Emily and started laughing and kicking. It was SOOOOOOO cute!
I know Addison will love being babysat by Amy again, but we will sure miss seeing Emily every day.
Well, that's it for now, so until next time, Au revoir.