Saturday, September 29, 2012

3 years 5 months
{Snuggle Bug} Even though she goes to sleep in her own bed mosts nights, she always ends up in mine. Mostly my fault... When I go to sleep, I go scoop her up and take her to bed with me.
{Miss Independent} I am always hearing, 'I can do it.' She likes to put on her own clothes, shoes, wash her own hair, buckle her own carseat, make her own food... Makes me a little sad.
{Girl vs. Boy} She is just starting to define what is for boys and what is for girls.
One conversation we recently had:
Mom: 'Addi, I love you to infinity and beyond!' {quote from buzz lightyear from Toy Story}
Addi: 'No, mom. Buzz is for boys. I like Jessie. {girl character from Toy Story}
Buzz has always been her favorite. :(

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hi Toots,

It is seven minutes till your official 3rd Birthday.... 3rd BIRTHDAY! I can't believe you are my big 3 year old! This past year you went from a baby to a little up paci's, getting potty trained and we both know you would sleep in your own bed but I always put you in my bed because I love to snuggle you. You will always be my baby, you are my little girl and no matter what, will always have my heart.

Add, you are my world. You were sent to me at the perfect time and these past 3 years have been the best in my life! You have made me learn how to look at this world in a new light. You have taught me patience, forgiveness and how to really love. You are the reason I am determined to work hard in all that I do. You are my ray of sunshine in the morning and my comfort in the night. You always have me laughing and smiling. You amaze me daily by the things you do. I just can't get enough of you.

I love you Toots.... to infinity and beyond!

Happy 3rd Birthday.


Your Mommy

(Posted at 12:05am.... while laying next to you in bed.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 3 of Staycation Vacation

April 25th 2012

Today was the last day of our Staycation Vacation. I needed to prepare for work tomorrow and get some stuff done so we hung out at home all day. Addi watched cartoons, helped me clean, took a nap, we went to get a Happy Meal, we stopped by Papa and Grandma's and had a quiet evening at home. Addi is so independent and allows me to clean and organize while she colors or plays on her own. She is such a blessing and joy in my life and I am so grateful for the this Staycation Vacation. I value our quality time together and I love watching her grow.

I love my Tootsie.

Watching cartoons like a normal 2 year old.

Watching cartoons like Addi.

Taking down Christmas lights in April.

Putting the rest of the Christmas decorations away. It has been a busy year, to say the least.

My Grandpa A. gave me this baby crib. It has been in our family for 4 generations and I want to restore it so we can cherish it forever.

R.I.P stroller. Sad day for us. This was the #1 thing I wanted when I was pregnant. A jogger stroller with an Ipod hookup. Perfection! Well, a trip to Disneyland last year and an apparent rough ride on American Airlines and the stroller was done. Lots of memories with our jogger.

Addi saying goodbye. I got her a little $20 umberella stroller so we call that her 'big girl' stroller.

Day Two of Staycation Vacation

April 24th, 2012

Breakfast on Papa's porch, playing with water, running through sprinklers, playing in the sandbox, sitting in buckets, In & Out with Papa, naps, boutique shopping, Thanksgiving Petting Zoo, Dinner at play time at Bri's house, m&ms and snuggles. Good Day with my Toots. xoxo

Crazy girl sitting in the water bucket.

Breakfast on Papa's Porch

Day One of Staycation Vacation

April 23rd 2012

Slept in, homemade french toast, Riverwoods, lunch @ Iggy's with Soakai, naps, miniature golf, sandbox, sprinklers, trampoline, otter pops, shopping, dancing in.the car, cuddles...Best. Day. Ever! I LOVE hanging out with Tootsie. Best Buds!

My Pretty Girl

Sandbox at Grandpa & Grandma's

Running through the sprinklers.

First time minature golfing.

Look at that hair!

Love this girl.

My little golfer.

I say, "Say cheese." She says, "Rarr!"

New swimsuit. (:

Shopping with my Tootsie.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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