Thursday, February 6, 2014

catching up - 5!!

addison had a big birthday this year. she turned 5! it's still hard for me to believe that i have a 5 year old. partly because i can't believe it's been 5 years since she's been born and partly because it makes me feel super old.

her birthday morning she woke up with tangled balloons in her room. her party was tangled themed (can you tell what her favorite is? well, was. now it's all things frozen). we went to mexican that night to celebrate her birthday (we have a thing for mexican). she got whipped cream in her face and got to wear the sombrero. she kinda loved it.

the next day i worked a half day and went and got addison out of school early. we had a girls afternoon with lunch and a manicure at a little kids place (that had hello kitty pedicure stations. i need). and then some last minute errands before her big party!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

catching up - november

addison had her picture taken at school // i met keith bulluck before a titans game (and took shots with him. woo!) // addison saw santa at home depot // she then built something (what, i can't remember) // haley and i ran 5 miles on thanksgiving morning (and came in 2nd and 3rd in our age group!!) // addison and my mom ran a 5k that morning (addison got to lounge for part in her stroller but ran some too)

that was about all the excitement for november. well, not ALL. because addison turned 5!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

catching up - september & october

let's try this again. almost 6 months since i last blogged. oops. i'm going to do some posts just to catch up on lost time. then maybe (hopefully) i'll keep up with blogging from now on.

we go to workshops at home depot and lowes once a month for addison to build things. we go pretty regularly and addison has accumulated a nice collection of useless cute crafts.

i took addison to see beauty and the beast at TPAC at the end of september. it was so good and addison and i both loved it! she did really well and got really into it. i can't wait to take her to more plays (we also went to the nutcracker before christmas - her first time).

i LOVE disney on ice. i think i get equally as excited as addison (maybe even more). addison dressed in her tutu skirt and wore her tiara. her and gigi split a funnel cake (they both LOVE them), and chris and i got to be adults and drink a couple beers. they really are smart for selling beer at the kids things.

halloween!! i kept with my tradition and made addison's costume. she wanted to be tangled, naturally. i got the little crochet top and tulle from etsy. i found a costume that i really liked and thought i could make and i went for it. i think it turned out super cute! it wasn't really all that difficult (once i actually did it. i'm a terrible procrastinator). addison loved it, which is really all that matters.

we went to a halloween party where i wore my dorothy costume from when i was like 7 (thanks mom for making it!). i put out halloween candy at my cube and decorated at work (halloween hello kitty!! i may have a problem). we went to the zoo for their halloween thing again and had lots of fun. addison always gets a kick out of going there and riding the hayride and the spooky carousel. and the candy, of course. she posed with gigi's skeleton flamingos (gigi loves flamingos, if you didn't know). on halloween, addison got sick at school. she ended up missing her school party but felt better later in the day. the weather was supposed to be nasty so we went to city hall for their trick or treating thing and then addison handed out candy all night. i think she likes handing out candy more than going to get candy (she gets to hand it out AND snack on it at the same time - win win).

and some random from october. addison being herself and jumping on her bed. and in her 3d glasses from when we got to go see free birds (for free!) before it came out in the theater.

coming up: november, december, january, and other fun things that happened. woo!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

the fair! the fair!

we love the fair. we took addison for the first time last year and had so much fun, so i knew i wanted to do it again this year.

we went on a sunday - the weather was perfect {aside from the rain right at the end} and we all got our hands stamped so we could get unlimited rides. addison definitely got the most out of her stamp. my mom and i probably just broke even, but it was much better than having to deal with tickets and such.

addison was big enough {and more adventurous enough} to want to do some other rides. we rode the tilt-a-whirl {or whatever it was called} two times in a row. she was a little scared at first, but after the first time, she ran back in line {and tried to cut some people} because she wanted to ride it again. i'm glad i hadn't had any fair food before that ride because it probably would've made a second appearance.

addison has decided to call the ferris wheel the merry-go-round. luckily we still knew what she was talking about. they had a smaller one that we rode right when we got there, and a big one that we rode towards the end. i'm not going to lie - i was a little scared. not so much before, but when we were on it - no thank you. but we survived. and it was fun. and most importantly, addison loved it.

and of course we got some fair food. my mom loves funnel cakes, so she and addison split one of those. i thought i should try some other fried food that you can only get at the fair {i got a fried snickers last year}, so i got fried reese's. oh. my. god. so good. i don't know if i'll want to try something different next year.

we also got roasted corn right before we left. i'm going to just say we broke even with that and the fried food {even though the corn was dipped in butter}.

i'm already ready to go back next year. who knew i would be so excited about the fair?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

beach vaca

my mom, addison, and i went to the beach a couple months ago. we went to the same place my mom and i went last summer. lucky for us, the beach trip with addison this year was much less sea-weedy, which meant we spent a lot more time on the beach.

i went on a couple morning runs on the beach.
we had a bunch of fun in the sand.
addison was braver than me and wanted to go far out in the ocean.
we ate at some yummy places.
we went putt putting {addison did much better this year. she even hit a hole in one!}
addison got to put a stingray and touch a snake.
we went to a movie on a rainy day.
we made friends.
and my mom wrote a note in the sand to addison that we could see from the room.

it was a really fun trip. i'm already looking forward to our next trip to the beach {and wishing it would happen soon}.