Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Addie Has a Tooth!!

Can you see it???

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My First Mother's Day

One of many amazing days we've had lately. I felt so special and loved, and it was great to be able to share the day with other mothers in my life.

Wes woke me up with breakfast in bed and gave me cards that he and Addie picked out for me. And my gift...AMAZING! A day at the spa complete with a massage, manicure and pedicure. I CANNOT wait!!

After all the relaxing we got packed up and headed to the Birmingham Zoo for the day. Christie, Adam the girls and my parents joined us. It was really fun. It has been many years since I've been to the zoo, and they've done a lot of work to it. The exhibits are amazing, and Addie really loved the spider monkeys. :)

A Picnic in the Park

Well, a picnic on the quad anyways. :) We had some beautiful weather last Saturday, so we took advantage of it and headed to the quad on campus for a picnic. It's a special place for us, because that is where Wes proposed to me. :) So, we picked out a nice shady spot near "our bench" and had lunch, played, took some pictures and enjoyed some quality time. Here are some of my favorites!

I had such a blast! Honestly, I can't remember the last time I went on a picnic, and I definately plan on doing this often with Addie. It was a great way to spend some quality time together and it was a really inexpensive way to have some fun!

Addie's First Easter!

What a great day! We spent the day with a few of the people that we love the most and just enjoyed the time to spend together, the beautiful weather, and the many blessings we have.

We headed to Church in the morning. But, because it was Easter, my parents and my sister-in-law, her husband and kids joined us! It was nice to have them there to celebrate the real reason for the special day!

Addie got dressed in her Sunday best, and I must say she looked adorable!! Here is a picture of her with my parents before heading to the service.

Because she had been sick, we chose not to put her in the nursery so she joined us in the sanctuary. She was SO good! She loved the choir special and was singing right along. Actually, my mom ended up having to take her out because she was singing, LOUDLY, when noone else was, and we didn't want her to disturb anyone.

After Church and a costume change, we headed back to our house and I proceeded to pull off Easter lunch (if you can call it lunch when you eat at 4:00). :) We ate, we hid/hunted eggs, we played and laughed and had a blast!!

Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better day! And I sure do hope that all of our holidays are as special and joyous as this Easter was. :)

Aaaaaand, we're back!

Wow! Life is never boring with a little one around!

Addie's been sick, AGAIN! This time she had Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFM). And I have to say, it was pretty awful!!

The fever is the least of the problems. She also got these tiny little blisters on her hands, feet and IN her mouth. Her mouth hurt to eat food and to suck on her paci. Poor thing couldn't sleep and was soooo grouchy!

But, she's healthy again, and napping for the time being, so, I'm going to try to catch the blog up on everything that has been happening lately!