Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Car

I'm beginning to hate my car. It has been paid off since January and yet I've had repair bills equaling the payments ever since. Today we took the car to the mechanic - a very basic sort of man who owns his own little shop. We use him because he's close and relatively inexspensive. On this particular day he was hobbling around on crutches; the side effect of a broken leg we're told. I'm beginning to think that he's giving up on my car too. Michael opened the hood, the mechanic looked in....and promptly beat some part...with his crutch. That bit of genious didn't work so I've got to take it in for a prolonged visit sometime this week. I drool over every Pilot and Highlander that passes by these days. Maybe my day will come soon. I'd like to keep a payment free car for a bit longer - but I also need air conditioning. Go fig.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Priceless moment

I don't think there's much I need to say about these pics.

9 month stats

22.2lbs, 30 inches tall

That's my baby - off the charts.

She can crawl...pretty fast!

She waves...at everyone.

She can clap - feed herself cheerios - responds to her name - smiles ALL the time - holds her own bottle - loves playing superman - says mama and dada - has 2 bottom teeth and top teeth that are on the verge of breaking through - sleeps 12 hours a night - can zoom around the house in her walker and best of all....

knows her mommy and daddy are special people to her. It's fabulous!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big strides in Vegas

I'm thinking it was the carpet...yes, it must be, because we have those unfriendly hardwoods. It was definitely the carpet at Aunt Pat's house that sent Addison on her way to crawling. And quickly at that. Not 2 minutes after we arrived at her house and those knees hit the floor - our girl was off like an old pro. Much to Aunt Pat's dismay, I might add, because she's the one watching Addison all this week.
I was so worried about flying with a baby, but it proved to be a great experience. We got rave reviews from the other passengers who didn't even know we had a baby on board because she was so quiet. I didn't complain because I was able to hold my child for 5 hours in my arms. That doesn't happen very often these days and I'm sure it will be even more rare since she's truly mobile now. With a little over a week to go until 9 months...I think crawling is quite an accomplistment.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July

It was hot...it was muggy...it was perfect weather for a baby to get her first "taste" of a pool. That's exactly what happens these days, she "tastes" EVERYTHING. We are on cold #6 as I speak because I cannot sanitize the world...especially the world of the church nursery. Every single time I take her to the nursery she gets a cold the next week. I'm thinking God will understand if we play hookie until she's TWO.
Back to the subject....we swam and we swam - in a float, on a noodle...freestyle. It was fun and I think Addison enjoyed it as well.