Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from these cute little elves!!  Hope you all had a fabulous day celebrating the birth of our Savior!!

"But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for ALL the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord."  -Luke 2:10-11


Monday, December 12, 2011

Busy Bees

We are busy little bees here at the Packer house which explains my lack of blogging lately! I'm trying to get the house cleaned up, get ready for Christmas, squeeze in several consultations for estimates on finishing our basement (yay), hosting 2 showers right after the holidays, and going to several Christmas parties all the while taking care of the kiddos!! Whew...I could use a vacation!! But there's no time for that. :) I'll be back with more detailed posts about our Christmas, the basement, and Addison turning 7 months old soon!!

Until then, I hope you all have a very merry and blessed Christmas and a happy new year!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Potty Training Update

Potty training is going quite well!!  Maddox is rarely having accidents during the days now.   He is getting better at telling me that he needs to go but I still have to remind him to go the majority of the time! He is still wearing pull ups for nap and at night time.  I am just to ready to tackle that battle yet!  We go out all the time and he has yet to have an accident while we were out.  He will go to school with unders on for the first time on Thursday, so hopefully he does well there!!  The whole potty training thing didn't end up being as stressful as I had anticipated!!

It is definitely nice only having to change diapers on one kiddo!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Addison is 6 Months Old!!

I cannot believe my baby girl is already 6 months old!  She is half way to her 1st birthday!!  It is just crazy how fast the time has flown by!!  She is such a sweet baby and we just love her so much!!  Here is a little bit of what she is up to these days...

*She weighs 16 lbs 0.6 oz. which is the 50th percentile.
*She is 26 1/2 in long which is the 70th percentile.
*She got 4 shots today at her doctor's appointment and took them like a champ.
*She is wearing size 6-9 months clothes.
*She wears size 2 diapers.
*She nurses 3-4 times a day and gets 2 bottles of formula, one before nap and the other before bed at night.  We have found that the formula helps her sleep better.
*She eats solids twice a day.  Usually one fruit and one veggie.  She definitely prefers the fruits more!!
*She goes to bed around 7 pm and wakes up between 5:30 and 6:30am.  I am hoping this gets better soon because that is way to early for me!!
*She has started sleeping on her tummy. When we lay her down on her back she immediately rolls over to her tummy.
*She sits really well on her own now.
*She still loves taking a bath.
*She loves the Praise Baby DVD's like her brother did.
*She doesn't have any teeth yet.
*She is super ticklish now.
*She is becoming much more interested in toys.
*She doesn't care for the paci at all, which is the total opposite of Maddox.

That's all I can think of right now.  She has gotten a little more fussy as she has gotten older but overall she is a really good baby!!  I am so thankful that God chose us to raise her.  Here are some pics of sweet baby girl!!

My fav!!  What a sweetie pie!!