A new bed!
|Sure looks cozy!|
Addy still sleeps in her crib at home, but she has successfully slept outside of a crib at Grandpa & Grammy's house, and now also Aunt Steph's house. For her most recent sleepover with Grandpa & Grammy, they surprised Addy with a new bed all her own! She loves it and she slept great. Still vehemently refuses her big girl bed at home though...
Phone convo with Daddy:
Adorable. Hilarious. She makes me laugh.
The Sound Game:
I had an idea to round up old play-doh containers and fill them with random contents to create a sound distinguishing game for Addy. She thought it was pretty neat. She was really good at it too.
Christmas Tree Showcase (late November):
Aunt Steph was on vacation the week of Thanksgiving, so we spent some time with her at this beautiful annual fundraising event in downtown Akron. The convention center is filled with gorgeously decorated Christmas trees, which are sold off to raise money for Akron Children's Hospital. Addy wasn't too interested, but I could have spent all day admiring the trees.
|Addy and Aunt Steph|
|Awesome display representing my favorite Christmas movie|
|The best tree there, hands down. Constructed completely of books.|
The owl is just the icing on the cake.
|I thought this was a clever idea|
Addy and I have been invaded with the typical cold & flu season germs and stomach bug a few times back and forth. Apparently, one day when we were both sick and lounging on the couch, Addy was taking self-portraits while I dozed off.
Because we've been germy, and because it's cold and dreary outside on most days, we've been spending a lot of time cooped up in the house. But don't fear, we still make the best of it!
|Painting is always a good option|
|The best use of masking tape and hardwood floors!|
|For Christmas dinner with Grandma and family, we made these Santa|
hat placecards to put at each guest's seat. Aren't they cute? Addy
put all the cotton balls on and did a fabulous job.
|My little kitchen helper putting sprinkles on some Chrsitmas cookies|
(don't worry, we weren't sick this day!)
This morning we went to a Breakfast with Santa event at Maize Valley Winery in Hartville. It was a really nice event with good food, a pleasant atmosphere, cookie decorating and a very nice Santa Claus. This was Addy's reaction when he first entered the room:
After we ate, we got in line to meet Santa. Addy was giggly and excited all through waiting, but as soon as it was her turn, she became scared and wouldn't go near him
She did get this cute reindeer headband though...
|One second later..."NO! Don't take my picture!"|
Even though she didn't talk to the big guy, she still had a blast. I told her that I talked to Santa for her to make sure he knew what she wanted (a Snoopy stuffed animal).
So I guess that brings us current (with the exception of a couple Christmas events that will have their own posts). Christmas is just four days away, and I'm more excited than ever before to share it with this beautiful family of mine. (-: