Strawberries!Big news, Addison has achieved her first strawberries. And by strawberries, I mean, she fell on the patio and skinned both her knees. She didn't cry when she got up and saw her knees dripping blood. But, she did cry because I made her come inside to clean them up. She just kept screaming, "outside!!" My child is tough, and she loves to be outside. She also hated the band-aids, so she continues playing, falling, and re-scraping her knees. She looks like she's been involved in some shrapnel-attack. She doesn't care, as long as she can stay outside.
Of course, I have to show you my latest pinterest project. I took some wine bottles and cleaned them and spray painted them for vases. The idea came from pinterest but I am most proud of my own genius spray painting technique. I pulled the handlebar off my swiffer and stuck in the ground in the backyard where our tiki torches usually are. Then, I was able to stand the bottle upside down and spray paint all sides with ease. Genius I say.
Grown Up Dramatics...In less exciting news, our 2007 Ford Explorer just crossed the 100,000 milestone. And here's hoping we get another 100,000 miles in it. In honor of the occasion, she was also due for an oil change and a few other big things that happen with tired cars. This is where we learned that we also needed four new tires, due to low tread, in addition to a nail in one tire and a gash in another. We are counting our blessings, that I didn't find out about that gash driving on the interstate with our one year old. They said it could explode at any time and wasn't in any condition to be patched. We took it in to be serviced as a last minute decision today and are so thankful we did, since we are driving to Asheville tomorrow, and Columbia on Sunday afternoon. wow.
Papa Tom comes to Town
In more exciting news, Papa Tom came for a visit last week where he treated us to lunch at Cracker Barrel and stayed to visit with Great Granddaughter, Addison for a little while. She loves her Papa Tom, and is completely chill with him, as you can see her lounging on him while drinking her milk.
They also had some fun rocking at Cracker Barrel. She is a true Southerner. She loves to sit in the rocker on the Cracker Barrel front porch. If I would let her, I'm sure she would be sipping on a sweet tea.
A true accomplishment this week occurred a few days ago, when Addison went to bed without asking for her ba-ba (this is what she calls her pacifier). She has only been allowed to have it at bedtime and naptime for the last 9 months or so, but she has faithfully relied on it at those times. Lately she's started chewing on them instead of sucking on them, so I figured it was time to say goodbye to ba-ba. Fortunately, she made it really easy. I think because she had been chewing on them, she punctured a hole, so the ba-ba wasn't really doing it's job anymore and she lost interest. Two nights ago, she didn't ask for it so I just went with it. She slept all night without it and hasn't asked for it since! I love how Addison makes my job so easy. I'm hoping next week she'll say, "Mommy, I think it's time I wear big girl panties and use the potty." Hey, I can dream, right?
Date Night on the Range
Last night, thanks to our generous friend, Jill, who watched Addison for us, Matt and I had a much needed date night. We ate a quick bite of deliciousness at Five Guys before heading over to the driving range for some fun. Neither one of us have played in a really long time, but I'm pretty sure Matt cleared the fence a few times (at 293 yards) and my pregnant belly did not interfere with my game at all. We had a blast, and although it isn't your conventional date night, I think it was just what we both needed, even though we had some brief rain showers while we were out there!
And I'm actually pretty sure this is the first and only pregnant picture of me so far! I am 28 weeks pregnant and have just entered my third trimester. Matt also took of picture of me in my backswing which I will definitely NOT post. It is not so flattering, but here you can see my great big baby bump. I can't believe how fast the time has flown, and how completely unprepared I am for this baby boy!
You see those trees? That's where Matt's ball landed.
one of the many explorations Addison is having in the great outdoors this spring.
And please take note of her super cute Nike's I got at a consignment for $4. New, those boogers would cost 30 bucks and she'll outgrow them in 4 months.
So there you have it readers, a month's worth of excitement in one sorry post. :) Stay tuned for my next post. We'll be kayaking tomorrow in Asheville. I'm hoping my belly doesn't throw off my balance and land me in the river.