Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Albert was 3 months old on Monday.  Here are the 3-month pictures.
He won't go to the doctor again until he's 4 months old but he weighs approximately 17 lb, 9 oz and measures 27 inches.
Smiley face!
Addilyn was giving him kisses.  He thought that was pretty fun.
He sees the hand.  He wants to eat the hand.
 Another smirk.
This is a baby belly laugh.  I may or may not have been tickling him here.
He's telling me a very funny story. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Birthday Interview

I'm a little late to join the birthday interview trend but it's fun so we'll start anyway.  Here are 26 questions that I asked Addilyn while we were on our date at Olive Garden. The idea is to ask the same questions every year to see how her answer change.

Addilyn: Age 6
What is your favorite color?  dark blue
Who is your best friend? Samuel or Maizy
What is your favorite TV show or movie?  Cars or Tangled
What is your favorite thing to do outdoors? go swimming
What is your favorite thing to do indoors? toys time at school
What is your favorite game? Zingo
What is your favorite thing to wear? tank tops, ones with stripes. I don't like sleeves.
Where would you want to go on vacation? a fun park to go on a rollercoaster
What do you like most about your brothers?  that they're cute?
Now that you are six, what would you like to know/learn? more math, and where strawberries grow
What do you want to be when you grow up? an engineer (of the train variety)
What is your favorite toy? Cornelius
What do you sleep with at night? Cornelius, my blanket and pillow
What is your favorite thing to do as a family? watch a movie
What is your favorite art project? making a snow owl (like at school)
What is your favorite subject in school?  gym
What is your favorite cereal? Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch
What is your favorite lunch?  oatmeal with honey, cinnamon, and roasted chickpeas
What is your favorite dinner?  barbeque meatballs
What is your favorite snack?  Oreos?
What is your favorite dessert? cake
What is your favorite drink? chocolate milk
What is your favorite animal? giraffe
What is your favorite song? "All God's Children Singing Glory, Glory" (He Reigns by Newsboys)
What is your favorite book? The Kissing Hand
What is your favorite holiday? my birthday! and then Christmas  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Addilyn Turns 6!

Addilyn turned 6 on Saturday.  Isn't she cute?
The day started with some Lucky Charms for all.   Elias is showing off one of his marshmallows.
Hey cutie!  How old are you today?
6!  Wow! 
Addilyn and I went out to lunch at Olive Garden.  She got her favorite "cheesy noodles."  
It was a super fun date and a good chance to get away from the boys.  Here's she's enjoying her after dinner mint.  She has a talent for making a little mint last a really long time.
After lunch she had a play date with Maizy, a friend from school.  They were making silly faces before dinner.  As the birthday girl, she of course got to choose the dinner menu.  She chose barbeque meatballs and rice pudding.  She also said I was allowed to make green beans; she wouldn't eat any but I could make them. 
A super excited birthday girl in front of the birthday decor.  The boys helped make the very colorful banner in the background.  They were quite proud of it.
Enjoying some cake.  I forgot to take a picture of the cake.  It was chocolate with ruffly, pink frosting. 
After cake was presents.  Here she's showing off her new Chacos.  Tyler and I found them on clearance last summer, when we lived in Kansas, and have been storing them for month.  
She got some new art supplies and was really, really excited.  I love that face.
All in all, she had a pretty fantastic birthday.  And we did too.