Saturday, July 31, 2010

Welcome Home

I am so happy to have my Ethan back home. I was disappointed that I didn't get to take the trip to pick him up last weekend because I was sick... so Addie girl and I stayed home while Ron, Ryann & Cara made the trip down south. They visited Great Grandpa Cochran and GG on the way (for a homemade dinner & visit) where they met up with Brittani and Rich... then had a slumber party at a hotel in Palm Desert and picked up Ethan the next morning. Ron & Ethan stayed another night before heading home to see us girls... Ethan & Addie were soooo excited to see each other (lots of hugging and giggling!!!)
We have had a fun, busy week... including a birthday party for Ethan that I have no pictures from! I have been slacking but mom had her camera and I will have to get some pictures from her to post soon. Until then... here is my handsome boy with one of his first birthday surprises...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Addie Girl

These remind me of some photos I have seen before of Auntie Erin when she was a little nugget...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Slumber Party

We have our cousins Ryann and Cara visiting this week!!! Here are some cute pics...

and of course... HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA GREAT... we love you!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Birthday Girl

Happy First Birthday Addie Girl... here are some photos of your first birthday party. Grandpa Mike, Grandma Cathy, Uncle Will, Aunt Sally, Reese, Ryan, Aunt Cyndi, Uncle Cory, Aunt Katie, Dean, Daddy and Mommy all came to celebrate with you today... Aunt Devyn, Aunt Brittani and Aunt Erin called you today to send you birthday wishes and lots of family sent you cards & gifts in the mail. So many people adore you Addie Girl... your brother Ethan would have loved your party tonight and I know he will be so excited to play with you and wish you a happy birthday when he gets home soon. We love you Addison Anne and treasure this first year we have had with you.
Some highlights of the party... Grandma's Doll Cake, Daddy's Cooking, Giggling and Playing with Reese and Ryan after the party!

I will post an "after" cake photo when I get a hold of the photos from Grandma's awesome camera...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Rolly Polly

Instead of eating her lunch, Addie is playing Rolly Polly with me in this picture!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Big Brother

I'm thinking about My Ethan today... he left just a few hours ago for his 3 week summer visit to his Amanda Mom's house in 29 Palms, CA. It is always hard for me to see him go. He was really excited about his "vacation" this time and that makes me happy. He is such a sweet boy. He noticed I was tearing up as they were all buckled up and just about to pull away from the house, he quickly said "wait... I need to give Ashley something..." he then snagged one of his sister's little toys and handed it to me so I could "remember him". It is sitting on my counter and I will be sure to return it when I go pick him up :-) Ethan has always been a great big brother... The first picture below is Anya, Ethan, Anika & Addison at the Fourth of July parade downtown today...

Addison & Ethan after lunch at Villa Corona earlier this week...

I'm so thankful that this little girl below is mine all year long...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Addie loves Dean

Addison sure loves Dean... if he is in the room she wants to be right next to him... unless of course she can be playing with Dean's cool baby stuff (& Grandpa).

I need to get some photos of Ethan with Dean. I was lucky enough to babysit Dean while Katie had a dentist apt the other day. Dean slept almost the entire time. I went upstairs to check on Addison while Dean was sleeping in his baby carrier... when I came back down Ethan was sitting right next to him on the floor and slowly rocking his baby carrier. It was adorable. Thanks Erin for sending me the photo below of Dean when he was one day old - handsome little guy!