Thursday, March 26, 2009

Car rebellion

I've owned my car going on 7 years now. There has always been this blinking light on the dash labeled "security". I don't pay it any attention. I've never really even known if it worked..the security part that is. All I saw was my little blinking red light, that is until today.
Today I got out of the car at a property. I had my window rolled down, but out of habit, I locked the door anyways. On my way back to the car, I reached through the window, unlocked the door and my car spoke to me. Well, at least the alarm did. I pushed my panic button on my remote to turn it off...nothing. I got in the car, locked and unlocked the doors...nothing. In the meantime my tenants were one by one poking their heads out to see what all the commotion was about. The panic button finally seemed to work after holding it down for what seemed like forever and the alarm turned off. I decided to get back out of the car to finish the task I'd begun with...but time I opened my door, the alarm sounded again. Here I was stuck with this alarm that was clearly broken. Was I doomed to ride down Walton Way with my car horn blaring, my lights flashing and everyone thinking that I just jacked that car?!?!? Again, the panic button worked. I wasn't going to try and open my door again until I had help. Off I went in search of Michael. And don't you know that when I pulled up behind him and opened my door...the alarm didn't go off. "I'm serious!! It just wouldn't stop honking!," was all I could say.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

5 months

Addison is a whopping 17 1/2 lbs. Everyone who sees her says, "What a big girl she is!" I try not to take offense...because she is a big baby at this point. She's started several new things these days including singing. It's the high notes that really get me. How is it that babies can hit those high, glass shattering pitches. If she knew any better, I'd discipline her...but she doesn't realize that her gleeful squeal just popped my ear drum.
She's also mimicking actions like chewing and cocking your head. It's so cute to see her copying her daddy.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What a conundrum...

So easy to fall asleep in the most awkward of places and so reluctant to fall asleep in a perfectly good crib.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Toes and green beans

Addison is busy these days giving me more and more to write about. I told you already that she found her feet, but now I've captured it on camera. I couldn't get one with her toe actually in her mouth. Those shots would have to be sans the diaper and I'm not posting privates on here.
We did venture to partake of actual real food today...our first meal of green beans. yummy.
She liked it just fine. Then again, my child has not met a meal yet that she didn't like. Is is a record to have a 4 month old that never has spit up?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sandra's Wedding

My sister got married this weekend in Dalton, GA. Most of our family from Augusta made the nearly 4 hour drive to see her. It was really great having everyone we loved all in one hotel! I don't think that's ever happened least not as long as I've been alive. Sandra had a really great day. She was the happiest I've ever seen her. Here are some pics of the friends, family and the blushing here. There's not any of the actual wedding because I was sort of busy being the matron of honor. I'll post those when Sandra get's her pics back from the photographer.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hello self!

Addison has found herself this week. She will smile continuously at the baby in the mirror. On one occassion I had her standing on my dresser so she could look in the mirror at herself. She was wearing her cutesy little ducky robe and it was a photo opportunity of a lifetime....until Addison decided to pee all over my dresser. It was my fault for leaving her diaper off too long...lesson learned.
Earlier this week, she started SUCKING HER THUMB. I thought when she wouldn't take a pacifier anymore, we were in the clear. I was oh so wrong - thumbs apparently taste better than pacifiers.
Tonight she found her feet. Once she did, it was all she could do to hang on to them...a task that would be a lot easier if it werent' for that round little belly of hers getting in the way.
I just thought it was cool that she focused on grabbing something and actually got what it was she went after, toes or not.
My girl is eating rice and oatmeal cereal these days. In another week we will venture out to the vegetable family. That should be fun. I like the cereals because they're easy to clean up and have virtually no color. She gets it everywhere!