Tuesday, July 29, 2014

San Antonio Vacation!

At the end of June and beginning of July we went on a trip to San Antonio!  Funny that I used to live in SA and now we are vacationing there, right?  This is our life with little kids. :)  Anyway, we wanted to take Sophia somewhere fun while Nana and Pops took care of Addison...and San Antonio made the most sense!  Jeramy and I loved spending some quality time with Sophia.  I know Sophia loved it too, but she did ask about Addison ALL the time, so I think she missed her sister.

The first day we took Sophia to Kiddie Park!  I went to this amusement park when I was a kid and it has been restored.  They still have all of the same rides...the carousel, the boats, the planes, the bus, the ferris wheel...I was so excited to see everything!  Sophia was super shy at first but then she opened up and loved it!  It was the perfect first amusement park for a 2 year old...small rides and not too loud or overwhelming.  She had a blast and I see lots of rides in our future.

Cotton Candy, YUM!
Grandma and Grandpa were able to meet us!
The carousel was a hit!
This is as crazy as I get on rides!

After Kiddie Park we went and had lunch at Casa Rio on the Riverwalk.  

She loved the ducks and may have fed them a chip or 2 or 3 :)
We stayed 2 nights at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and it was fabulous!  They had great pools, a lazy river, a beach/sand area, a playground, several great restaurants, s'mores and movies every night, and lots of other family activities.  There was also fun stuff for the big kids/adults like a big water slide and a surfing area that we did not get to participate in. 

Lazy river
More lazy river
Early morning swimming!  We had the pool to ourselves :)
We enjoyed relaxing on these rocking chairs
Ready to swim!
Sand fun!
Sand fun!
Roasting marshmallows
I think she likes it :)
Sugar high = dancing
That is one tired kiddo!
We sure did have a blast with our Sophia!  I highly recommend the Hyatt resort and hope we can come back again with both of our girls.  A big thanks to Nana and Pops for watching our sweet Addison...we missed our baby girl tons! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

June Fun

The month of June completely flew by and we had so much fun!  I always wish I had taken more pictures...but I'm glad I got a few of my sweet girls!  They are growing up so so fast and I am LOVING this summer with them.  We are swimming tons, playing with friends, eating, learning to crawl, spending time with family, and just relaxing!  Sophia started swim lessons this month and after a rough start I am happy to say she is loving it now! 

Big news for us, we took away Sophia's pacifier this month.  She traded it in for a new baby and we told her the paci was going to Baby Winnie (the Nezda's new baby) and she seemed pretty pleased with that explanation.  After worrying about this for months, I'm glad we have finally done it, and she did great! 

In other news, Sophia is wonderful with Baby Addison.  She is such a good big sister and calls her "my Addison".  She loves to help change her, feed her, hold her (even though she does not sit still long), and best of all she has started playing with her.  She has to be reminded to share toys and not steal the toys Addison is playing with, but she is getting better.  And of course, Addison just adores Sophia.  It makes me so happy to see the friendship that is growing between these sisters.

Eating at Gloria's on the patio!
Having lunch at the mall!
She has gotten so brave in the water this year!
My little fish :)
Splash park fun!

Happy Father's Day to a wonderful daddy!!
Fun at the park with Jules!
My big girl!!
She loves to line all of her babies up on the floor or on the couch to go shopping or eat or watch a show.  She takes care of them and feeds them and wraps them up in blankets and it is so cute to watch.  The purse around her neck is what I don't understand!
Abby wants to play too!
Fun in the pool with Grandma and Grandpa!
Our family!  We have 2 frowning kids but at least we got the picture :)
Little diva...high heels and sunglasses.  She walked around like this for days. 
First swim lesson!

Playing on the new swing set at Nana and Pops house.
Happy girl!
Daddy with his baby!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

It was another "first" holiday for sweet Addison!  We had a fun time celebrating the 4th of July...lots of family, swimming and food!!

9 Months!

Our sweet girl is 9 months old!  She has become a very busy little girl these days!  She can now army crawl and really works hard to move.  She gets pretty frustrated when she cannot get to where she wants to go.  I am pretty sure she will begin crawling/cruising very soon.  Addison still adores her big sister and if Sophia is on the floor playing with her she is happy as can be and would stay down there for hours.  She is still an incredibly smiley, happy and sweet baby and we just love this girl to pieces!   Addison had her 9 month appointment this week and here are her stats:
  • weight: 21 pounds 13 ounces (90%)
  • height: 28 inches 3/4 (85%)
  • head: 17.5 inches (60%)
What else she has been up to:
  • 3 - 8 ounce bottles a day; 3 solid meals a day and 1 snack
  • Sleeps 11-12 hours at night (about 8pm - 8am) with 2 naps per day
  • Size 4 diapers and size 18 month clothes!
  • Started army crawling.  She still gets all over the place by scooting, rolling and can now crawl forward!
  • She is still very vocal.  Says mamama, dadadada and bababaa.
  • She can hold her own bottle now.
  • Loves water - both bath time and swimming pool!

Fun swinging at Nana and Pops house!
Do I have something on my face?
Cutie in her swimsuit!
Sisters at Costco.
First time in a restaurant high chair.

With daddy on Father's day!