Thursday, July 9, 2009

First Steps!!!

Today Addyson and I went to story time today at the library. We had a wonderful time and Addyson sat through the whole 30 mins with no squirming. At the end of class several of the little ones were playing with the toys, including Addyson, and all of the sudden she just lets go and takes two steps towards another little girl playing there. I couldn't even believe it happened at first!!! Thank goodness so many friends were there so I know I didn't imagine it. A few minutes later I was holding her hands and let go and she did two steps again! Tonight she stood and played with toys and then walked to me several times. Its so exciting!!! I feel like I've been holding my breath waiting and now that its happened I'm completely amazed! Being a mommy is so wonderful!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

First Birthday!

Well we had Addyson's first birthday party today! Sorry everyone I decided to just have a small get together because there would be a lot of family in town and I knew it would be a huge undertaking (I'm kind of a spaz) to try to do a big party especially when Addyson won't remember it.
How did it go? I've never known Addyson to really get upset about much and that all changed this weekend. Apparently she is not big on having a house full of people. She was moody and didn't even take a nap today until 4 after everyone left. She certainly let us know that she is now a toddler. We also found out that she is allergic to eggs this morning, which was pretty scary. There were some fun times though and she had a ton of fun tearing off the wrapping paper. Hopefully her actual birthday on Wednesday will go better.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First Words

On Saturday Addyson gave me a shock right around her bed time. I had just finished reading her bed time stories to her when she took the bottle out of her mouth, looked at the cat and said cat all of the sudden. I was so shocked that I didn't even realize what she had done at first. On Sunday she also said dog while Josh was holding her at the back window. She has said dog plenty of other times since then, but she's only said cat once more. I just can't believe it! First an intentional mama on Mother's Day and more new words so soon. I'm so hesitant about her growing up, but its so much fun to watch her accomplish new milestones and discover new things. I just love being a mom!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

Mother's Day weekend was pretty eventful at the Grall house. On Saturday Josh and Addy gave me some wonderful gifts and took me out to a wonderful lunch at Cracker Barrell. Then on Sunday Josh's mother came over and Josh made us a tasty lunch. It was also Addyson's 11 month birthday and she surprised us by saying Momma purposefully for the first time. I loved all of the other gifts, but that one tops them all.
I hope all of the Mom's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Monday, April 27, 2009

10 Months Old

I can't believe my sweet, little girl is 10 months old! Her personality is blossoming every day. She's started walking with her push toy and goes all over the house. Its so funny when she gets to a wall she scoots it back and forth and talks to it until we come and turn it around.
In the last few weeks she has also started table foods at daycare and really seems to like it. It does make for a few more messes, but its so much fun watching her experiment with new things.
Every day is filled with more changes and excitement. Speaking of changes here are a few of the portraits we had made a couple of weeks ago.

This weekend we also took our second camping trip as a family. Last time Addyson was only four months old, so this time was quite a bit different. There were a couple of rough patches seeing as Addyson is not a big fan of naps at the moment, but it was a really great tip over all. Hopefully we'll be able to go at least one more time this year.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Dress Blunder

I was so wound up about getting Addyson a super cute dress for tomorrow that I bought one a couple of weeks ago. It was white with pastel, embroidered polka dots. better yet it was from Wal-Mart so I didn't have to spend a ton. I finally tried it on her this morning only to find that we had hit yet another growth spurt and it was too short and too snug. Off to the store we went only to find that the dress was available in sizes smaller and larger than what was needed. I'm very thankful to have found another dress with coordinating accessories at another store, but I will definitely be more proactive about checking the size next time.

Monday, March 30, 2009

First Big Boo Boo

I've been paranoid about falls ever since she started pulling up, but I knew it was bound to happen. Yesterday afternoon Addyson was holding on to the couch cushion and lost her grip and banged her head against the coffee table leg. She screamed and cried, but I was still paranoid even though I knew that was a good sign. About 15 mins afterwards she got sick and then around midnight it happened again. Off to the ER we went. I think Addyson must have inherited my balance to be going to the ER at nine and a half months old. The nurses and doctors quickly assessed her and reassured us that she was doing fine. Then at 3:00AM we were on our way home with our little girl. Just as a precaution the ER doctor had us go to see our pediatrician this morning and she was given a clean bill of health again. We were very lucky, but the coffee table will be relocated until a later date just in case. I'm sure this is one of many exciting nights we will have as new parents.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!!!

I cannot believe its March! My sweet girl will be nine months old tomorrow. She's learned so much within the last month. She started out just barely crawling and now she's not only an expert crawler, but she's also learned to pull up and cruising. She's had her ups and downs but thankfully no serious spills. These new developments have made me a little anxious, but its so wonderful to see her grow both developmentally and physically.

As long as the weather doesn't turn bad we'll be making our first trip to the Tulsa zoo as a family. It should be interesting to see how Addyson likes though I know she won't pay any attention to the animals. There will be plenty of picture opportunities though. Hopefully I'll be able to post those before April.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Eventful Week

This week has certainly been interesting with the ice storm that came through Northwest Arkansas. We were fortunate in that we never lost power & it was certainly nice to have a few days at home.
Separate from that Addyson had a couple of big events this week. About Wednesday she leaned back while playing with Daddy and revealed that her third tooth is coming in. Thankfully she is taking it in stride as usual except for a few moments here and there. Then this afternoon, while I was at work, Josh called me and Addyson crawled forward for the first time. I was so bummed that I missed it, but thankfully Josh quickly grabbed the camera. She still tries to push too hard and ends up on her toes. Its just too cute!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Warning! For Female Eyes Only!

Okay. I just have to tell this story, because it is too funny!

Sunday night we were at life groups and Monty was holding Addyson. Monty commented on a little gas that she had passed. A few minutes later we all realized that Addyson has decided to get Monty ready for fatherhood in her own special way. Her little toot was actually a big blowout all over his leg. So off to the bedroom to change the diaper only to discover there are none to be had. I of course panic and start tearing through the bag for anything to keep her and the brand new car seat dry the five miles home. Then at the deepest, darkest corner of the bag I found it! There was one last ginormous hospital issued maxi pad from when I had Addyson. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be thankful to see one of those again, but that night it was our ticket to a dry ride home. So ladies the moral of the story is always double check your bags before leaving the house and don't be afraid to raid your stash in an emergency.