Sunday, February 27, 2011

Twelve Months and Growing

Addi girl went to her new pediatrician for her twelve month check-up on Friday. I was shocked when the doc told me that she had a severe ear infection. Boy did I feel like I deserved the "Worst Mom of the Year" award. Poor baby has not acted sick for one minute! Apparently she has had this ear infection for two months and two rounds of antibiotics haven't seemed to cure it. Hopefully the third antibiotic will clear things up and she won't have to get tubes:(

So, how did Addison measure up this month?:
22 pounds and 9 ounces (75th percentile); 31 1/2 inches tall (99th percentile)

This afternoon I was filling in her baby book and I thought I would share some of the things she is doing these days...

Blows kisses
"Pat, Pats" Momma and Daddy
Throws/Rolls a ball
Knocks on the door
Can identify eyes, nose, hair, mouth, hands and feet
Holds up index finger when you ask her how old she is
Can walk and run well
Blows on her food when it is hot
Shares her paci and other toys
Can say about 15 words
Helps unload the dishwasher by handing me the spoons and forks
Gives her babydoll and puppy a bottle and rocks them
Waves and says "Hey!" to anybody we see while we are out and about
Pretends to read her books
Can identify farm animals in books
When asked, "Addi are you a stinker?" She shakes her head no really big
Can identify family members in photos

lima beans, blackeyed peas, cheese, oranges and blueberry yogurt
"Hop on Pop" and "To Market to Market"
Her babydoll and puppy
Her paci
Fisher Price Little People farm animals
Singing and dancing
Any animal - especially dogs

the vacuum cleaner
singing cards
the hair dryer
brushing her teeth

Friday, February 25, 2011

We're Rootin' For You Toomer's!

Earlier this week, Party of Tew headed South to 'The Lovliest Village On The Plains' for a few days. Brad had to recruit potential new employees for Brasfield and Gorrie so Addi Girl and I went along for the ride.

Toomer's Corner was a beehive of activity. There were so many people in town paying their last respects to the Toomer's Corner trees. It is awful and unfortuate that our trees have been posioned by some stupid redneck. But I think we need to get a is not necessary to build a memorial out of toliet paper. Don't get me wrong, I hope the trees survive but lets put things in perspective. We will plant more trees and the tradition will live on!

Check out the new mural!

While we were there, we ate at all of our favorite places: Big Blue Bagel, Barbecue House and Bazilia's. And we had to see "Tay" and Steph while we were there;)

While Brad was working, Addison and I played on Samford lawn and shopped downtown.

It was 76 degrees outside so we need something to cool down after all that runnin' around outside.
We strolled up to Toomer's Drugs for some Blackberry Cobbler ice cream. I think I have a new favorite flavor.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pancakes and the Park

Last Sunday, we loaded up and headed downtown for breakfast at The Original Pancake House with The Tew Crew and Aunt Mal and Uncle Steven who were still in town for Addi's bday party.
The Original Pancake House is located in historic Five Points South and home to the Storyteller Fountain.

Addi loves anything to do with water and/or animals. Combine the two and this little girl is in heaven! The only thing that she would have liked more would be to splash around in that nasty fountain water (I think I spotted a piece of a dirty diaper floating around).

Walker and Kathryn

After we gluttoned ourselves on pancakes and said "Goodbye" to The Tew Crew, we headed to the park with Aunt Mal and Uncle Steven.

She cried when when it was time to pack up and leave:(

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Party Girl

On Saturday, our friends and family joined us to celebrate Addison's first birthday. Addi Girl seemed to feel a bit overwhelmed at first but eventually warmed up to all the attention.

The inspiration for Addi's party was the hand-painted watercolor invitation above by Joanna at Unink Design. I can not say enough good things about Joanna's amazing talent and outstanding customer service! Please keep her in mind the next time you need any type of papergoods. You will not be disappointed!!

Big thanks to Kala for teaching me how to make the paper tissue party balls (although, mine did not turn out as good as hers!)

On the menu: Owl's Nests (aka Butterscotch Haystacks), Baby Owl Brownies, Worms in Dirt, Spinach Dip, Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese and Hummus.

I bought the flowers wholesale from Davis Wholesale Floral and arranged them myself the morning of the party. Added bonus...the flowers were half-off from Valentine's Day overstock!

Edgar's Bakery made the cake and I was pleased with how it turned out (even if it was supposed to be different colors:) The inside was yummy fresh strawberry.

Icing On The Cookie made the adorable iced owls for the party favors. Aren't they cute?

Addison didn't know what to think when everyone started singing Happy Birthday to her. She tried to blow out her candle but she needed a bit of help;)

Addi wasted no time digging into her cake. Her response, "Ummmm".

Addison received so many beautiful including a complete spring/summer wardrobe. But, her favorite gift was a babydoll stroller from Aunt Mal and Uncle Steven that she has pushed all over the house.

I can't believe my sweet Baby Girl is ONE!!! It just doesn't seem possible. I just want to freeze time so she will stay this precious forever.

"Lord look down from heaven above and bless this special child with love. Protect and guide this little one until each and every day is done. Remind us often that it's true: This little life is a gift from you. A miracle You've sent our way. Lord bless this little child."