Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Made by M.E.

I had a couple of cake orders over the last week or so that I haven't posted about...

The first one I forgot to take pictures of...but it was a yummy one - MOCHA BROWNIE CAKE!  Basically you bake a brownie mix (out of the box, gasp!) in 2 x 8 inch cake pans and whip together some heavy whipping cream, instant coffee granuales with a small amount of sugar for a yummy frosting.  I also garnished it with lots of chocolate shavings.

The second cake was a white cake with white frosting and pink fleur de lis decorations.  It turned out sweet...

The last cake was for the ultimate boys, boy...he was turning 14 and likes dirt bikes and fishing.  So I combined the two with lots of chocolate buttercream and chocolate coverd candies. To top it of his family was camping so they got to enjoy the cake outside.

Up next, maybe some yummy Forth of July treats and then an Avengers birthday for my nephew!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Splish Splash

We have had so much fun splashing around in the pool the last couple of weeks!  I'm so glad that we decided to go ahead with the pool this summer...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Monday evening we spent at the ballpark with some of our favorite men...Daddy, Grandpa Doc, Uncle Chris and Cousin Landon.  It was a great night for a game!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Father's Day

Addison and I have been fighting a little stomach bug so we have a little catching up to do on the old blog...we'll start with Father's Day!

Sunday morning all the boys went golfing and then came over to the pool to cool off and fill up.  We grilled out and had a 'burger bar' -- aka all the toppings you could think of for beef, chicken and turkey burgers.  We had wonderful side dishes and bbq brownie cupcakes for dessert.

And even though it was Father's Day, Addison still stole the show and was the center of attention.

Daddy and Addie got some bonding time Sunday evening once everyone left.  That meant some quality time on the floor playing with toys and then dad chased Addison around while she pushed her baby doll.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Night #2: Swim Lessons

John got in the water last night with Addison for swim lessons...I think the two of them had a pretty good time.

Addison's favorite thing to do is jump off the side and she can really do it!  She leans right in and has no fear...but daddy is always right there to catch her.

Monday, June 11, 2012

8 Month Update

Miss Addison turns 8 months old today!

She is my little monkey lately and I just love it...she is climbing, pulling-up, crawling and scooting all over the place.  She is just the happiest baby when she is at home but still fairly standoffish when meeting new people.  She 'talks' up a storm, still just jibber jabber with the occasional 'mama' thrown in there but she doesn't know what it means. 

Developments this month...
  • Nursing 5 times a day and eating 3 meals
  • Sleeping after her 9:30 feeding at night until 7:30 in the morning with 2 or 3 naps
  • Pulling up on anything and everything that will support her weight
  • Crawling/scouting on the floor...its more of a scout but its probably the closest she will every come to a true crawl
  • Can transition from laying down to sitting and from standing to sitting
  • Wearing 6/9 months or 9 month clothing and size 2 diapers
  • Giving lots of nice, slobbery kisses
  • Still no teeth...still checking everyday :)
  • Going to swim lessons once a week
  • Went to first baseball game
  • Had her first sleep over with cousin Landon
  • We don't go to the doctor again until next month, so I'm not even going to attempt to guess how much our little peanut weighs
Some of my favorite pics...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

First Swim Lesson

Yesterday was a BIG day for our baby girl...she (or I guess we) had our first Baby & Me swim lesson.  We had 'practiced' a few times in the backyard before class so we were pretty sure she would do OK, but she did GREAT!  She jumped off the side, laid on her stomach and back, sang songs and splashed all around.  She isn't the youngest kid in the class but she is the smallest :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Toys, Toys, Toys

We've recently had to expand our toy collection to keep Ms. Addison entertained...those baby rattles just weren't cutting it anymore for our active, almost 8 month old. 

She isn't a crawler yet but we think she might skip right to walking.  She always prefers to be standing, either holding onto our fingers or pulling herself up on whatever is within her reach.  So Memorial Day weekend we invested in a new sit/walk push toy.  Now she can push her little baby doll all around the house.  She is actually catching on and can push and walk behind it by herself but she mostly just uses it for balance.

And then this past weekend, a toy that probably rivals everything we have ever bought the child -- A CARDBOARD BOX!  Nothing like an empty jumbo box of diapers to play in and on and around.

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Routine

Since Addison has started eating more food, I'm trying to change up her feeding routine a bit and seeing if she can drop her third nap.  We've been successful in moving to nursing 5 times a day but I don't think she is ready to get ride of that last nap completely...

She fell asleep sitting up in the highchair the other evening.  Ironically, it was one of her better meals --until she passed out!

Friday, June 1, 2012

May Picture A Day

Another month has just flown by!  I love to see how Addison's personality is starting to come out in her facial expressions.  I love this little girl so much -- smiling, crying, clean or dirty!