Thursday, May 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Sister

Well, today is baby girl's first birthday!  I can't believe this day is already here.  This past year has flown by! I honestly can't imagine my life without her!  She is such a joy to be around and is such a blessing to our family!  She is growing and changing daily and I am so glad that I get to be here to see it all!  We are moving into such a fun age and I can't wait to see how her personality will emerge!

Here is what Addison is up to at 12 months:

*She is 20 lbs 1 oz which is in the 60th percentile.
*She is 29 in long which is in the 70th percentile.
*She wears size 9-12 month clothes.
*She wears size 3 shoes.
*She wears size 3 or 4 diapers.
*She takes 3 bottles of part formula part whole milk a day.
*She goes to bed between 6:30-7 pm and wakes up around 6:30 am.
*She takes one nap a day at 1:00 pm. It usually lasts a couple of hours but the past few days has lasted only an hour or less which is hopefully just a weird phase and not the new normal!!
*We turned her carseat around today and she seems to like it much better than facing backwards!
*She loves taking a bath.
*She loves being outside.
*She is getting quick at crawling.
*She pulls up on the furniture and walks around holding on but doesn't seem at all interested in letting go and walking on her own.
*She has 6 teeth, 4 top middle and 2 bottom middle.
*Her favorite foods are yogurt, all baby food (she can feed herself those little pouches now), pasta, and popsicles.

She is such a sweet little thing.  We love this precious girl so much and are so thankful God chose us to be her family!!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Yesterday, Collin and I ran our second official Bolder Boulder 10k race with several friends from church. The Bolder Boulder is the largest road race in the US and had over 52,000 runners this year. It is a crazy race that has people all along the road side handing out everything from marshmallows and Doritos to beer and bacon! It is quite an experience!! We had a blast. Collin agreed to stick with me this year even though I run quite a bit slower than him because I really wanted to do a race together. We finished in 1:19:02 which is a few minutes better than the first time I ran. I am a bit sore today and extremely sun burnt but we had a lot of fun regardless. 
Our second Bolder Boulder!

Me and my love pre-race!!

Pre-race group shot!

Funny sign during the race!!

Ton of people!!!

We all finished!!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Addison's First Haircut

This morning I took Sis to get her first haircut!!  Things were getting a little out of control up top so a little trim was due!  She did great and sat in the firetruck chair and ate her sucker while the lady cut her hair.  I took her to the same place we took Maddox for his first cut because they do a cute little first cut package with their picture and some of their hair in a little baggie on a certificate!  She looks super cute with her new do and you can finally see her eyes with her hair down :D. 

Pre-cut craziness!

Loving her dumdum!!

A little love from big brother!

Post-cut cuteness!! How is my baby already looking so big?!?!


Last Day of Thursday School

We love Thursday School at our house.  It is such a sweet program.  Yesterday was Maddox's last day until the new school year starts in September.  They did a precious little program where they sang songs and it was so cute.  It was hilarious how all the parents were taking pictures and videoing the would have thought they were graduating from high school.  Here are some pics from the sweet day.

Singing chapel songs!

Singing songs with his class!

Yay for end of the year gifts!

Sis enjoyed the program too!

My sweet babies!

Loving on Daddy!

Sweet class pic!  The Joyful Giraffes

Group Hug!

His sweet teacher, Mrs. Lynn!

We LOVE Mrs. Lynn!!


Monday, May 14, 2012

A Family Visit

Yesterday evening my parents, 2 sisters and brother left after spending a week here with us!  We had a blast having them here and were definitely sad to see them go.  It's times like this that really make me miss Texas a lot!!  I has become especially hard since having kids to be so far away from all of our family.  But Colorado is where God has placed us at the time so periodic visits and FaceTime chats are the best we can do right now!

While the fam was here we got to do some fun things.  We had really nice weather the first 2 days but unfortunately had cold and rainy weather the rest of the trip.  We took advantage of the nice weather at the first of the week and went to Garden of the Gods.  We had a lot of fun and got some really god pictures!!  On Thursday Maddox had school so the boys rented a jeep and went to the mountains while the girls went to the mall.  We spent the afternoon playing outside, blowing bubbles and doing sidewalk chalk.  On Friday we all went to the Children's Museum and then had a delicious lunch at one of our favorite places Cinzetti's (an amazing Italian buffet up north in Thornton).  Friday night Collin and I actually went to The Fray concert at Red Rocks (it was raining and freezing but still fun) and my family got to baby sit the kids which they loved!!  On Saturday we went to Colorado Mills Mall and played glow-in-the-dark mini golf and did a little shopping.  We all headed to church on Sunday and then celebrated Mother's Day with lunch at Hacienda Colorado!!

We had so much fun having them here.  Maddox absolutely LOVES having family visit so he was especially sad to see everyone go.  We are already looking forward to the next time we get to have family here or we get to go visit them!!