Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Busy Busy Bees

It feels like it has been forever since I've updated this and I apologize to my dedicated readers. We have been super busy lately and the blog had to be put on hold. So to back it up a couple of weekends ago, we took the kids to Busch Gardens for the first time. Connor had a blast! We headed straight to their Sesame Street area and never left :) Connor rode all the rids he could...even the ones he had to go on all by himself! Addie had fun cheering him on....and it wore her out :)

We also took Connor to Toys R Us to get some birthday ideas. He got so excited over EVERYTHING! It was so cute, but he didn't get excited over the one thing we thought we wanted to get him. A bike. It was a good thing we brought him in to check it out or we would have wasted our money. He just isn't interested...not yet anyway. All he wanted to buy were Monster trucks!

We also took Connor bowling for the first time. That was a lot of fun! We went with the Fussell's and Peper's. It was perfect as it was freezing outside and we didn't want to be cooped up in the house all day.

Addie also got her first shiner....or so we thought. She woke up Sunday morning with a big red bump over her eye. We thought she banged her head against her crib as the swelling worsened throughout the day. Monday morning was even worse but by the end of the day the swelling had subsided and there was a noticeable red dot. It was completely gone by Tuesday morning so it must have been a bite of some sort. Either way, poor baby. It didn't seem to bother her one bit though! She's one tough cookie :)

Last weekend John took care of the kids while I went to Orlando. Kudos to John. It's a tough job flying solo! A lot of work anyway. I was there for some wedding festivities for Erin, one of my best friends. First was her bridal shower brunch. We went with a Parisian chic theme and it turned out fabulous! All our hard work planning paid off :) And Erin looked amazing. I've never seen her so happy. Then we whisked her away for spa day and ended the night with her bachelorette party which was tons of fun. A very fun weekend, but very tiring. I was so ready to get home to relax and unwind but by the time I got back from Orlando Addie had developed a fever and was in need of lots of TLC. And I was ready to give some! I missed my babies!

You can view more pictures of the kids here. You can also view pictures from the shower and bachelorette party here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weekend Recap

Addison took her first steps last week! At most she takes 3 steps before lunging for support, but she is close! I don't have it on video yet but trust me, I'm working on it! I'm so excited! I did snap a picture of the infamous pink pig that she likes to keep in her mouth. I think I wrote about that last week or so....


On Saturday we rode our bikes to the park for a bit. This was the first time Addison rode in the bike trailer and she loved it! She would wave to me when I biked by and I could hear her laughing the whole way there. I personally think she just likes sitting so close to Connor. It was a beautiful day out and the kids had fun.


We biked back for nap time then later met up with Grandma and Papa for dinner. They were utilizing some reward points at the Embassy Suites before they expired. We've gotten to see them three weekends in a row now! :)

The next morning we met them again at the hotel for breakfast before they headed back home. Later that afternoon we headed to our friends Sara and Mikey's house to celebrate their daughter Madeline's baptism. Connor had fun playing with all his friends: Ava, Andrew, Courtney and Cate! Addie got to babble a little with Chloe :)

Here is a link to some additional pictures taken over the weekend. I would say 95% of them were taken with my new phone. It has amazing shutter speed so I'm having fun taking pictures when I normally wouldn't have our nice camera out or with me.