Monday, May 31, 2010

11 Months and the month of May.

What a great month! What a great year! This month FLEW by - probably because so much happened in May and I was planning Addie's "birthday week". BJ and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary on May 9th (which was also Mother's Day). The following weekend was May 15-16th. I took BJ to a gun safety course/shooting range on the 15th for his anniversary gift and then we headed to my co-workers margarita party in the evening. On my birthday, the 16th, we had Addie's 1-year photography shoot at the beautiful Raleigh Arboretum in the morning and then we went to brunch after that. In the evening we went to a Spanish Tapas restaurant - I was craving paella and sangria! My mother came in that following Thursday (my father on Saturday) so BJ and I could go to New Jersey to try to find a place to live. WHEW!!!!! So- back to Addie....she definitely starting showing some signs of the "toddler" stage this month. She learned to shake her head and say "Nooooo" and also point her finger like mommy and say "No, no, no". She loves to throw toys and food. She arches her back and throws herself on the ground when she is upset that something - even stomps her feet at times. Putting her down for a nap or changing her diaper is near impossible. But despite all of that - It is really hard to keep from laughing because she is so cute while being a little stinker.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My active litte baby

Just a clip at our playtime :) She loves sitting on her hippo car!

Animal Sounds

Not to brag - but this little girl is smart. She already has a 45+ word vocabulary and she knows how to use it!!!!! Here is a just a little sampling of her vast array of sounds and words :) Enjoy


With a little coaching from Mommy and Daddy - Addie's new thing is waving bye-bye and blowing a kiss. It's quite cute! Now she just needs to practice aiming it in the right direction!

Reuniting with our Pittsburgh friends

We had a great time in Rochester, NY for Dave and Suzanne's wedding. They are close friends of ours from Pittsburgh and Suzanne's family is from the Rochester area. It was wonderful to reconnect with such good friends and have them meet Adelaide. Tim and Pam had a little boy, Nicholas, who was born on May 21st. Addie was able to meet him and get in a picture before both went their separate ways :)

Trip to see Grammy Sam and Bumpa

BJ's grandma and grandpa on his mother's side are referred to as Grammy Sam and Bumpa. They are such fun and wonderful people and we really enjoy visiting them in Buffalo. Unfortunately we don't get to see them as often as we'd like to - but our good friends Dave and Suzanne from Pittsburgh had a wedding in Rochester, NY the weekend of our anniversary/Mother's Day. So we headed to Buffalo to celebrate many special events - including Addie finally getting to meet her other great-grandparents and the rest of the Wilson side of the family. We had a great time - Addie had fun with her cousins and even got to meet another baby!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

10 Months Come and Gone

Wow - this month flew by quickly!!! Addie has been adding new words to her repertoire, attempting to walk while holding on to a walker, and just being her little mischievous self. She is so much fun to be around! I must say that I am a little emotional amount the 11 month mark as I know that 1 yr will be around the corner. She already seems more like a toddler to me than a little baby. I just tell myself that I need to savor each moment, but be okay when change happens. Easier said than done - she's my little baby!