Wednesday, October 26, 2011

7 Months!

Another month has come and gone, Addison is now 7 months old!! She is not quite crawling yet but she is very close. She loves to practice though! I'll make sure to get a video of her in action as soon as we have forward motion :) She also got her first tooth a couple of weeks ago (on BeBe's birthday to be exact!). She is eating well and we're having fun trying all sorts of fruits now. So far her favorites seem to be apples and carrots. She will officially be on formula at the end of this week. I stopped breastfeeding a month ago so I had a good supply!

We took her to the doctor's office for her second flu shot this morning so we got to weigh her. She now weighs 15 lbs 4 oz. She handled her shot very well, but not as good as her brother! We were so proud of Connor today. We talked it up, letting him know what the doctor was going to do. We told him if he was good he would get fruit snacks afterwards. He said he wanted a band-aid and a sticker. Deal! We took him in not only for his flu shot but to get his breathing checked out. If you've ever been around him you know how loudly he breathes, especially when he is sleeping. He's been like that since birth so we dismiss it for the most part. It wasn't brought to our attention again until he switched school's. His teacher was worried about him. We thought it wasn't a bad idea to get another opinion by our new pediatrician. He said the same thing though, nothing to worry about and he should grow out of it. He thinks it's just his large adnoids. He did suggest getting an ENT's opinion but isn't worried. Connor is due to get his ear tubes checked on so we'll ask about that too when the time comes. 

Back to Addie, she is just such a happy go lucky baby. She goes with the flow, the only thing she could do better is nap a little longer. She only gives us 30 min cat naps here and there. She hardly naps at all at daycare. We're actually looking at getting her into Connor's daycare. I would love to have them at the same place. I think there are just too many babies where she is at now. There is so much going on at all times, she doesn't want to nap afraid she'll miss something! LOL

Fall Festivities

Let the Fall festivities begin! We're loving this cooler weather and trying to do more outdoors these days. This past Saturday we took a little trip up to Hyde Park where they had a pet masquerade going on. You guessed it, dogs dressed up in Halloween costumes everywhere! They even had a costume competition. We didn't know that was going on when we headed over there, we just wanted to snap a few pictures of the kids around pumpkins. Our friends Jen and Jonathan met us up there with their girls. I think both Connor and Addison enjoyed the pumpkins/scenery, but neither of them were into picture taking. I'm definitely finding it harder to get good pictures now that there are two of them involved. After the pumpkins we went to lunch at The Lime. They had a guy playing the guitar which Connor thoroughly enjoyed. My favorite part was the bloody Mary cart :)

Sunday I took Connor to his first Gymboree class. We've checked Gymboree out before but for open gym time only. It took him about 10 minutes to warm up to the teacher and other kids but once he did he had a blast! We'll definitely be going back soon. The rest of the afternoon we hung out on our back patio. We are loving it, it's a nice feature of the house, something we didn't have before. It's still a work in progress but we have added a TV, stereo, seating and dart board. A really nice place to hang out now that the weather is so nice. The dogs seem to enjoy it too.

The link to the rest of our pumpkin pictures is here. Like I mentioned before, neither of the kids were much into cooperating - enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

BeBe's Birthday Visit

BeBe and Grandpa came down to visit this past Saturday. Bebe wanted to go out to lunch in Tampa for her birthday. Sounded like a good idea to us! We took them to Jackson's on Harbour Island, a great restaurant to sit outside and enjoy the view of the water. Lunch was good, the weather was nice and the kids were great....especially Addison considering I left her bottle at home. Talk about a rookie mistake. I'm actually surprised this is the first time I've ever done that. She was due to eat right around the time we got there but thankfully she never once cried. There was too much going on around her which kept her preoccupied.

Afterwards we went back to the house and had cake! Connor helped me make it that morning. His favorite part was licking the mixer spoons when we were done. His second favorite part was helping BeBe blow out her candles! He insisted on 5 of them. 5 seems to be his new favorite number as he wants 5 of everything these days :)

Connor loves to sit in Addison's bumbo seat :p

 It was a nice visit, Happy Birthday BeBe!!
You can view a few more pictures by clicking here. Have a great week!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Photo Shoot

We took the kids to have their pictures taken this weekend. Addison was due for her 6 month pictures and we thought we'd try to get one or two of them together if we could. It's hard enough to get one baby to smile on demand, try two! So it didn't go as smoothly as I had wanted and it really is hard to get to get two kids to cooperate/smile at the same time. We still managed to get some cute shots though. The link to all of our pictures is here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Waldo Trip

We made a trip up to Waldo/Gainesville this past weekend. The Pathfinder needed some attention and Bebe and Grandpa are always up for a visit :) Connor and I enjoyed some pool time. This would likely be the last time for us to enjoy any swimming this year so I willingly obliged despite the cooler weather. Connor also had fun playing in Bebe's van. Nana came out to visit with the kiddos for a bit on Saturday. Addison enjoyed her company, she was so relaxed she took a little snooze on her. The kids were in good hands so John and I went to Gainesville to tailgate for the Florida game. It was a sad loss but we had a great time! We also got to spend some time with Steve and Uncle Chris over the weekend. Overall a great time as always. I captured a few cute pictures along the way, click here for your viewing pleasure.

Addison looks like she could take off crawling any minute now. If she is on her tummy and sees something she wants she really tries to go for it! She has the right moves, she just needs to put them all together. Connor is still doing great in his big boy bed. Addison is also enjoying her 'new' crib. I thought Connor would've had a harder time letting go of his furniture but it was a non issue. We are looking forward to spending more time outdoors now that the weather is getting cooler. Time to get our patio completed!! I know I still owe you all pictures of our new place. I'll work on that this weekend....

Connor helping Addie get acclimated in her new bed :) He sure does love his sister!!