Sunday, June 19, 2011

18 Months

Addy is now 18 months old. Yahoo! That means nursery! I have been looking forward to her being able to go to nursery for a couple of months now. It's not that I'm desperate to have time away from her. That couldn't be further from the truth. I love my time with her. I'm just happy that she has a place to play. It's hard for a little toddler to get through one meeting, let alone three! She get's so cranky and we spend pretty much all of our time in the hall. She had her first day in nursery a couple of weeks ago and she did pretty well. She got pretty attached to one of the nursery leaders and had a fit when she left the room for a minute, but calmed down when she got back. Addy has a tendency to get attached to certain people really quickly. She isn't like this with everyone, she just knows when she really likes a person I guess. She was sick last week and we had stake conference this week, so we will see how she does the second time around!
For some time now, Addy has been in-love with the phone. She loves so talk to daddy while he's at work. I thought I would put up a little clip of her talking on the phone.

Addy has also started "reading" to herself. It's so funny to watch her jibber-jabber and flip through the pages. Every now and then I'll hear something recognizable like an animal sound or name. She knows most of her farm animals and is currently obsessed with the song "Old McDonald Had A Farm". Matt found a little clip on youtube with cartoons and animal pictures that go along with the song. She loves it! She gets the biggest smile on her face and chimes in when she knows the words. She could probably watch it all day if I let her! As I have mentioned in previous entries, Addy LOVES to dance! She used to move her hips a lot, but now it's evolved into hand movements, twirling and wiggling. I tried to upload a little clip of her dancing and watching Old McDonald, but for some reason it isn't working! I'll have to try again in another post.

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's a Boy!

We just went in for our prenatal visit earlier this week and we were able to find out the sex of the baby. Matt and Kiera were right, it's a boy! While the doctor was doing the ultrasound he said "This kid is not shy! We are getting plenty of views in between the legs, but not many of the face!" He said he has never had such a clear view. That's good I guess, but I was hoping to see his little face! We have the official ultrasound in a couple of weeks, so hopefully we will get some good pictures then! I have had different symptoms this time around, so I figured it would be a boy as well. I know it's just an old wives tale that you have different symptoms with each sex, but I had to wonder. For example, with Addy, I craved frozen fruit and strawberry milk. With this little guy, I have been craving chips, french fries and fried chicken. Also, my morning sickness went away at about 12 or 13 weeks with Addy and this time around I was still feeling sick at 17 weeks. I am now 18 weeks and starting to feel better...knock on wood. Matt and I went out and bought his first little outfit and cuddly toy. I'm excited to get started on some projects for my little boy. Maybe I will try to make a quilt. Too ambitious? I have never made one before, so I'm a little nervous about it!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

San Diego

Last week we took a little family vacation to San Diego. We decided to take on the twelve hour drive and Addy was so so good. We did stop about half way through both ways, but she still had to sit in the car for 6 hours at a time. She was really good about entertaining herself and as long as we had music playing, she was pretty happy. Every once in a while when a song came on that she really liked, she would squeal "dance!" "dance!" until we joined in and danced with her. She LOVES to dance and asks for "dance" only minutes after she wakes up every morning.

We spent one day at the San Diego zoo. The zoo is huge and there was a lot to see. Unfortunately, for most of the day, Addy wasn't interested in much more than getting out of her stroller and running. She did like the monkeys though. I loved monkeys when I was little as well. I think I asked for a monkey for Christmas every year until I was 8.
She also liked touching the animal statues and pointing out the ears and nose etc.
I think her favorite part of the day was when we went to the children's petting zoo. It had rabbits, sheep and goats. The goats were her favorite. She ran from one goat to another, touching their noses and ears and squatting down to talk to them every once in a while. There was one that she particularly liked that was about the same color as my moms dog Grizz. She called it Izz and tried to talk to it and hug it a couple of times. Here is a cute little picture of her squatting down to talk to it.

Later that night we went to a restaurant my uncle suggested called Hash House A-go go. We ordered their Fried Chicken and Waffles. It was so interesting I had to take a picture. The chicken was seasoned with fresh rosemary and sage and each waffle had a thick slice of bacon running right through the middle. I think there were two different sauces drizzled over all of it. One was maple syrup of course, but the other was some sort of Asian sauce or something. Very interesting. I liked it, but I could really only eat about 1/4 of it, if that.

The next day we spent some time at the beach. Addy loved it! She loves the water and was not the least bit afraid of the waves. I of course felt differently and had to rush up and grab her before she got pulled into the ocean.

Because of her fearless nature, we decided it would be best to take her to an area where the water was more calm. We saw another family playing in some water that sort of pooled in one spot. We figured that would be a good place for Addy.

Well, the other family left after a few minutes and then a guy that worked at the beach pulled up in his jeep and told us the water was dirty and he wouldn't touch that water let alone let his kids play in it. We felt like the worst parents in the world! We left after that and I worried for the rest of the day that Addy was going to get sick from the water. She didn't. When we got to the car, we noticed a huge puddle underneath the car. Great. We spent two hours wandering the city while our car got fixed. In the past two days, we had probably walked 10 miles. My legs were so sore and my feet were swollen, so I was pretty happy when the car was fixed and we were able to get on our way. Vacations are great, but so is coming home from them!