Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Today Michael Jackson died...someone whose music I have not listened to in awhile but when I was like 4 and 5, was obsessed with him. That was really my first intro to Music! I wonder who Addison's person will be?
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
It is always a huge adjustment for me when I get the note that she is moving up...I still remember when she moved up from the little angel room (which is the nursery), I was tempted to talk to the director about how she was not ready since she was not crawling yet (really I was not ready for the move)...then came the next move which was into the Rainbow room. This is where she began to crawl and eat real food...she quicky moved on the the Bouncing Bunnies room from there and that is when she started walking, talking, and drinking from sippy cups. Sunshines was the last room that she was in and in there they did artwork, little playground and she started her Learning Through Music class. It is amazing how much she has learned from each of the classrooms and the different teachers that she has had. We are blessed to have her in such a great daycare!!!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Today when I dropped her off at daycare I asked Ms. Chelsea (her teacher) if she taught them the song and she said no, but the Learning Through Music class that Addison goes to on Wednesday did.
I have the smartest child :)
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Today, Addison's school was closed for a teacher inservice day. We had planned to go to the McWane center in Birmingham with Hudson and Tisha, and I was determined to still go even if I wasn't feeling 100%. The shot the doctors gave me yesterday made me feel better so that was the deciding factor.
We had a great time! The McWane center is really awesome (we want to bring the Daddy's back next time since they will like to play with all the cool stuff).
I had checked out the Under the Sea IMAX movie online (they have the IMAX in the place)...It looked bright and cheerful with a cute sea otter and other bright fish and was narratied by Jim Carrey (I thought it would maybe be funny, too). When we got there we decided to see the movie at 1:30. We played a bit then ate lunch...I was anxiously thinking how Addison would react to the movie (she has never been to a movie let a lone a huge dome thing)..We got in and it started off with loud music and explaning the IMAX and how it works (tech stuff that I don't care about). At this time Hudson seemed to be getting uncomfortable, but Addison was still just on my lap doing fine. Well the movie starts and it shows fish (Addison and Hudson loved to point at them). It wasn't very cheerful and Jim Carrey started talking about how they survive in the water. Well most didn't survive the fish keep falling prey to the other sea-weird-looking creatures. It was pretty terrible. Everytime they pointed to a cute fish, it got eaten (it also included the crazy eating sounds) . Then it got even worse...they starting talking about sea snakes and it felt like they were all over me (although, I am not a fan of snakes, I tried to act mature since Addison, Tisha and Hudson were close by). We finally decided to leave 20 some minutes in when they showed the big sharks and how they loved to eat sea otters.
There were a lot of little kids in this movie and I just kept wondering why they didn't have a warning on it or why the ticket lady didn't say anything to two moms of infants. We ended on a good note though, looking at fish that weren't lunch when we visited the aquarium. The kids got to play in water exhibit too, which they both just loved.
Even with the crazy IMAX experience we had a great time!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
On another note, Addison has had bite reports before, but she was never the biter. Well today I walk in and notice that there are several reports stabled to Addison's daily report as well as several other childrens. The first sheet said...That I was cleaning up Legos and one of my friends pushed me so I bit them...the next sheet said, I bit my friend and then they hit me in the face...the 3rd and final one said that, My friend and I were looking out the window and I pushed them away and they bit me.
There must have been something in the juice today!!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
We had an appointment at the picture place at 4:20...I like to get places early so we got there at around 4. Addison and I sat down and she started playing at the Lego table. We had a delightful conversation with a 3 year old who told me she didn't like me and picked a fight with an older boy at the table and told him to shut-up. I tried to tell her that wasn't nice, but I am sure you know how that went. Anyway so at around 4:45 I start to get ancy and by 5:15 was almost about to walk out, but then finally got called back. I am glad I did because I think they turned out pretty cute!!!
This was one of the last shots..I was trying to get her to smile and she started to dance!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Addison and her Dora house in her Dora PJ's...did I mention Addison really likes Dora?
We have been having a hard time getting Addison to keep (let alone put) bows on her head and so we thought it would be fun for all of us (Daddy included) to put a bunch of bows in our hair.
Emily going down with Addison Bouncing with Hudson
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The Price of Children
This is just too good not to pass on to all. Here is something absolutely positive for a change. I have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost of raising a child, but this is the first time I have seen the rewards listed this way. It's nice.
The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140.00 for a middle-income family. Talk about price shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition.
But $160,140.00 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into:
* $8,896.66 a year,
* $741.38 a month,
* $171.08 a week.
* A mere $24.24 a day! * Just over a dollar an hour.
Still, you might think the best financial advice is; don't have children if you want to be 'rich.' Actually, it is just the opposite.
What do you get for your $160,140.00?
* Naming rights. First, middle, and last!
* Glimpses of God every day.
* Giggles under the covers every night.
* More love than your heart can hold.
* Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
* Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies.
* A hand to hold usually covered with jelly or chocolate.
* A partner for blowing bubbles and flying kites.
* Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the boss said or how your stocks performed that day.
For $160,140.00, you never have to grow up. You get to:
* carve pumpkins,
* play hide-and-seek,
* catch lightning bugs,
* never stop believing in Santa Claus.
You have an excuse to:
* keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh,
* watch Saturday morning cartoons,
* go to Disney movies, and
* wish on stars.
You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in clay for Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day.
For a mere $24.24 a day, there is no greater bang for your buck. You get to be a hero just for:
* retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof,
* taking the training wheels off a bike,
* removing a splinter,
* filling a wading pool,
* coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and
* coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream regardless.
You get a front row seat in history to witness the:
* First step,
* First word,
* First bra,
* First date,
* First time behind the wheel.
You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to your family tree, and if you're lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren and great grandchildren. You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match.
In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost. That is quite a deal for the price!!!!!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
table. The nurse told me that in all her years working there, only 1 child has been seriously injured in going up and down the stairs!
Addison got weighed on the big people scale and weighs 21 pounds (10th percentile) and is 32 1/2 inches long (75th percentile)...she only had to get one shot (hepatitis A shot) and we found out that she wont have to have any more immunization shots till she is 4!!!
Happy St. Patty's Day!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
We went to this great park which had like 6 different slides....Addison really enjoys slides and went down everyone of them a few times.