Monday, August 24, 2009

Countryfied Little Girl

Our neighbors this year got baby calves and piglets for their "farm". Every morning and evening the animals need to be fed their milk by bottle. On this particular evening our dear, sweet neighbors let Addison help them feed their cows and pigs. Needless to say, she LOVED it!

I love this one! Look at what a big girl she is! "I did it!"
The cow that Addison is feeding goes by the name of Max. Max followed Addison wherever she went with the bottle. I think the two of them our now "best-ies".

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Apricot-Pineapple Jam

With our new house in the "country", I feel that I need to domesticate myself. I can find my way around a kitchen fairly well, but I have never embarked on anything like this. I have to say that I surprised myself at how easy making jam really was. And I surprised myself even more with how good it actually tasted. I am not a fan of either apricots or jam, but I definately have enjoyed putting this on fresh bread.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


The other night, I was over at my parents houes helping my father move some furniture around. My mother was so sweet and bathed Addison for me. We didn't have any jammies on us, so Grandma put Addi in her diaper and wrapped a blanket around her. When we were leaving, my father said to me "Her eyes are heavy. She is going to fall asleep on your way home." Addi didn't fall asleep on me, in fact, she was full of energy by the time we got home. The first thing she did was throw the blanket on the floor and proceeded to undo her diaper and streak around my house. I was laughing so hard, it took me forever to catch that crazy girl! 
Sorry for the picture. The lighting obviously was not great!

How precious is this face? I love this girl!!!
Addison's new favorite game at our house is playdough. Or as she says it "pee dough". 

Addison has been doing this trick for such a long time, but it has taken me just as long to get her to sit in front of the camera so that I can catch it. As you'll notice, she didn't sit for too long!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

2 Year Checkup & Hoof and Mouth???

This last Wednesday, Addison went to the doctor for her 2 year checkup. I was curious as to what her new pediatrician would say about Addi's weight, since we have had issues with that in the past. I was pleasantly surprised when he said that everything looked good. He said that she needs to drink more milk (I laughed to myself because at her 18 month checkup her old pediatrician said she needed to cut back on the milk.) and less juice. Addison won't drink milk since she was forced to give up the bottle, so that wasn't much of a surprise to me. He also said that she needed to go back on the Pediasure for the nutritional value. Other than that, he said she is looking great, but that she will need to go back in for a weight check in 3 months. 

Weight: 22 lbs. 10 oz. = 6th percentile
Length: 34 in. = 66th percentile

Addison started coming down with a fever Thursday afternoon. I thought that is was related to the immunization shot she received the day before. However, the day after that, she started getting really cranky and complaining about her mouth and teeth, which I also attributed to her two year molars. It wasn't until later in the day that I noticed little red blisters in Addison's mouth. Randy and I took Addison over to the InstaCare to get her checked out. Turns out that our little Princess has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (click here). Not to be confused with Hoof and Mouth Disease (click here), which is found in cattle. Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease is a contagious virus that causes blisters on guessed it...hands, feet and mouth! Children ages 6 months to 4 years are the most susceptible to this disease because their immune systems are weaker than most adults. Right now, Addison refuses to eat. Not because she doesn't want to eat, but because she can't eat. Everything that she puts in her mouth hurts her little blisters. Poor little girl has just cried and cried for two days straight. We haven't been around anyone with this virus, but I'm pretty sure that she got it from the doctor's office. Addison ALWAYS (well, 97% of the time) gets sick AFTER she's been to the doctor. Randy and I joke that if anyone has something, she will catch it!