Monday, August 27, 2012

Dallin's One Year Pictures

Around the kids birthdays, I've taken them to the mall/Walmart/whatever-is-cheapest every year so that we have a "professional" picture to hang on the wall to show how they get older. Well, Dallin sort of turned one and I remembered, "Oh yeah! I need to get his picture taken!" and I mentioned this to my good friend, Kiya, who is a wonderful photographer- and she offered to take Dallin's this year! Awesome! So instead of dragging the kids down to the photo center of a store, we got to stay in the luxury of our own home while Kiya snapped away pics of Dallin! It worked out great, Dallin was comfortable enough to play and smile (Addie's one year pics at JCPenny's didn't have quite the same results haha) and I couldn't have been happier at how they turned out! Plus, I didn't have that wonderful nagging salesperson trying to convince me to buy the $700 package of all 12 photos that I'll probably get every penny's worth admiring each and every day....until next years rolls around haha. Thanks a ton, Kiya! You have a gift!

Oh, I didn't put all the pictures up because it took forever just to upload these ones!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer Stuff

This is definitely the time in the summer that I am completely done with the AZ heat and ready for "autumn" to come around (I personally don't think AZ has a fall season but the weather gets cooler and that's all that counts!). I am ready to start taking the kids on daily walks and get us OUT OF THIS HOUSE! Since it's so hot, it's not really worth it for anyone to get all hot and sweaty to go anywhere, so we basically become hermits through the summer months. But excitingly enough we are almost to September- meaning there is still two months left of heat! Whohoo! haha Here is some of what we've done this summer:

Gone curly: Addie has always had wavy hair but my mom suggested I stop brushing it out and adding product in it to emphasize the wave. Well, I guess we've got an adorable 2 year old with a curly head of hair! Although, true to my side of the family, the front of her hair is completely flat, with the back WILD, so we have to pin that back and it looks sooo cute! 

Splash Pad: We went to the splash pad a few weeks ago with our friends, the Goodman's. We hadn't been before, but the kids really enjoyed it! Dallin was tired and got sick of being there pretty quickly, but Addie had a lot of fun!

Tongue Tied: A couple of weeks ago, some friends at church asked if Dallin is tongue tied. Looking at him more and talking to our pediatrician, we found out he is. It's kind of funny because shortly after he was born, the thought had crossed my mind, but I never thought of it since. Well anyways, we need to take him into a ENT specialist to see if they want to clip it or not. It has never affected his eating or nursing, but he can't stick his tongue out and he has a butt tongue. Not sure if it effects speech or not since he doesn't talk a whole lot (maybe that's why???). Anyway, it will be interesting to see what they say

Staring at each other and taking pictures because we're bored: Jared's been gone working late hours or out of town a lot recently so we've resorted to going nuts.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Not Forgotten!

I feel like I've blogged a lot lately about Dallin and so, this post is dedicated to Miss Priss. Addie- you have not been forgotten!

Adelyn has gotten really into pretend play lately and has started to include Dallin a little in her imaginary adventures (he's not very cooperative usually, but she seems okay with it regardless). The other day i heard her trying to coax him into pulling her on her blanket. Offering a corner of the blanket she was sitting on, saying, "Here Dallin! Pull me! ya go! Pull me!" I was surprised he actually took the blanket and tried- but his attempts weren't up to par with what Addie was expecting, I think. haha
Jared told me that last Saturday, he woke up to Addie at his side, stroking his hair, saying, "He's so beautiful" and singing "Part of your world" to him. Hahaha this girl loves her Disney movies!
Addie has been pretty funny with the things she says. She was sick last week and Toodles got all playful and started grabbing her legs (not being mean, just playful) and she yelled at him, "No Toodles! You be nice to me....I'm sick!" and immediately started bawling. We couldn't help but laugh, she has already become a bossy older sister- even to the cat!
Blogger didn't let me flip the picture

When I brought Dallin to the doctors and it was time for his shot, the nurse and I were all caught up on taking care of Dallin and distracting him and I pretty much forgot about Addie sitting in the chair behind us. But through Dallin crying, Addie burst out, "Hey, STOP!" with tears in her eyes- poor girl defending her brother.  And then on the way home when Dallin was fussy, she reassured Dallin saying, "It's okay, the doctor's not scary", which is something profound coming from her, considering her typical terror of the doctors!
Adelyn also LOVES to sing. When I say she is always singing, I'm not exaggerating! She knows every Disney song, Winnie the pooh song, and tons of radio songs. In fact, the other day "Pumped Up Kicks" came on the radio in the car and she started singing right along- didn't even know I listed to that song that much! She also loves that song, "Someone I Used to Know" which is what I was trying to get her to sing on this video. She is singing "can you sing with all the voices of the mountain...can you paint with all the colors of the wind?" from Pocahontas at the beginning of the video. We love hearing her sing!

 Addie's a fun, sweet, sassy, Disney fanatic, singing, almost-3 year old. And we sure do love her!