Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Adelyn, you are funny

Recently, Adelyn's favorite thing is to dress up and pretend. It's pretty amusing some of the outfits she puts together. Usually, a hat is the most important part of her attire. We love to see her so proud of herself!

The other day we were getting ready to head to the pool and I couldn't find her hat. I told Addie to go find it and she ran off real purposefully. So I naturally thought, "Great! She actually knows where it is!". No, she came back with her favorite bowl on her head instead :)
The other day Adelyn was wearing her cute new outfit and I wanted to take a picture of her in it. Even though the picture turned out cute, I felt sort of sad since it reminded me of a "first day of school" picture. Seems like she's getting big so quickly that kindergarten doesn't seem too far in the future anymore. I can't believe how much she's grown!
We've been spending a lot of time together lately (partly because it's extremely hot) and because we feel like this is the last "Addie time" for awhile. Jared and I have enjoyed the extra "silly time" before she goes to bed. We will be 38 weeks on Saturday.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Exciting Stuff

Just a few things that have been going on that I wanted to post:

~My amazing husband passed his California Exam!! First try too! We are so proud of him (and all happy he doesn't have to spend another 3 months or more studying again). Way to go hun!!

~We are getting pretty close to getting into our first home! Still several loose ends to tie up, so we'll keep you posted on whether or not this actually happens or not.

~Only 3 weeks left until the baby is born! I am hoping it's less time than that, but probably shouldn't bank on that happening. Exciting nonetheless!

~Adelyn just turned 20 months which sort of freaks me out since she's closer to two years now! We'll have a two year old??!! Where does time fly??

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Life Lately

As you can probably tell, I have been lacking a lot of motivation for blogging lately. Hence, why I just now finished documenting the end of Florida(which was over a month ago) and why there have been no recent updates. Alas! The wait is over! :)
Adelyn is now over 19 months and is acting more like a two year old than being one. She recently started going to nursery at church and loves it! She tells me all week about "shurshry bubbies" (popping bubbles at nursery). Addie also talks a ton more lately. I have been writing down all the words she says, and I believe its to 60+ words now, which doesn't include signing. She has been getting really good at putting words together since she says two word sentences and lately more three word sentences. You usually know exactly what she wants!

She is now in that "entertaining" stage, where she knows everyone is watching her so she'll behave really goofy making weird faces, noises, and throws herself around all over. All I can do is roll my eyes because she thinks all this is absolutely hilarious....and sometimes I have to admit that it is. We reached a new accomplishment this week, Addie finally reached 20 pounds! We've been having to take her into the doctor's office monthly to check her height and weight. Although her height is soaring, unfortunately her weight hasn't been. So we are really happy that she finally got to at least 20 pounds...about time too!
Addie thinks "pretties" (jewelry) is the best thing in the world and loves to wear bracelets my sister gave her, hats, shoes, flowers, and "earrings" accompanied by my purses. She is definitely girly! Adelyn is really aware of a baby in my stomach and told me the other day "baby out"...I think she's ready for him to come just as much as I am!
Jared recently started a new exercise program called "insanity" that he's really pumped about. So far he's done it for a week, and really enjoys doing it and the way it makes him feel. He's also been eating healthier, which has been incentive for me to do the same, since I don't want our grocery bill to go up. I like that he can do it at home and it's only a little under an hour, so we can still spend time together. We've also been searching for a home to buy, so that's been sort of fun to do together after Adelyn is in bed. I think we'll both sorely miss having an opportunity for "us" time since a newborn knows no bedtime.

I'm 34 weeks today and almost down to a month left. My due date is July 16, though I'm hoping he'll come a little earlier like Adelyn did. I am very much done being pregnant. It's been so different this time around having to still bend over and entertain another child, even when I lack energy and desire to do so. That's been a very big challenge for me, I almost dread getting pregnant with our third since I'll have to do this all over again. I think because we have Adelyn to take care of this time, I've had a lot of anxiety about when the baby is coming, what time, day etc. I have been very stressed about the weight of this child too since Addie was no small package (8lbs. 2oz) and I doubt I can push out much bigger. I think I get too worked up about all the details since I worry about getting Addie taken care of too. Oh well, with the Lord's help I've been able to calm down somewhat.
Side note, my brother graduated high school last week (go Spencer!) and my sister got to visit from BYU for a week. It was fun having her around again, and we had fun hanging out. Spencer graduated with all A's, being the genius that he is :) Also, Jared's dad and his wife, Collette, will be coming to visit this month- we are really excited to see them! Too bad they are coming at the hottest time of the year...Arizona probably won't leave a good impression on them :)

Anyways, that's been our life and hopefully I can muster enough modivation to update again soon!

The End of our Florida Trip

Here are the last pictures of our trip to Florida....finally. We went to visit Jared's grandma, whom we really enjoy spending time with. Jared has a lot of memories there, and it has such a special feel to it, I can easily see why.

Of course we spent some quality time in her pool, and Adelyn had a blast splashing around. Addie also thought "jumping" off a little step was beyond enjoyable. She still hasn't figured out how to jump, but she sure tries!

The Easter bunny came to visit while we were there and Adelyn had fun doing a mini easter egg hunt. She also enjoyed playing with her "choo choos" that the Easter bunny brought. We had a great time!