Saturday, January 31, 2009

Addison's 1st birthday party

Addison's birthday party was a big success! She had a lot of fun and enjoyed interacting with everyone. She had a 102 fever yesterday and we weren't sure if the party was going to happen. She woke up in good spirits and a normal temperature...yay!
I got a school bus!

Opening presents

Aunt Angela

Guests shoving whole cupcakes in their mouths

Addison raked the cake once

Having fun

Not sure about this cake


My cake

My birthday outfit

Gift table

Centerpiece with round candies

giant cupcake

Cake video

Video a little blurry...but cute

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Addison is 1 today!

We can't believe our baby is 1 year old today! It feels like only yesterday I was in that hospital bed telling her to stay in...she wasn't big enough to come out this early! Addison is our little miracle and she's 1! She's had a rough year but at the same time a remarkable one. She's been through some tough things...being premature, living in the NICU, coming home on a monitor, surgery at 6 1/2 months, terrible diaper rash due to teeth. She's had remarkable moments...learning how to drink from a bottle, smiling, rolling over, eating solid foods, scooting, crawling, pulling up on everything, climbing the stairs, babbling: bababa, lalala, dadada, mamama, saying "mama" and meaning it! We are amazed by our little miracle daily and in awe of how brave she has been this first year of life! Doug and I earn an A+ for making it through this first year as parents :) ...Addison we love you so very much! Happy Birthday sweetie!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Addison has been babbling "babababa," "lalalala," "dadadada," and "mamama" for over a month now. Yesterday, I was making dinner in the kitchen and she was in the living room. She stood at the baby gate that separates the rooms and she said, "mama" clear as day! I took this as her first word because I believe she really meant to say "mama" to call me to come to her from the kitchen. I was very excited!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stair climber

So a couple of days ago...Addison climbed about 6 steps of the stairs! Her daddy was behind her to make sure she didn't get hurt. She did a good job!