Tuesday, November 30, 2010


well i had another birthday. i turned 26 this year. i don't know how i feel about it but when i look at the blessings i have and all that i have in my life i can't feel too bad that i am becoming an old lady. i have an amazing husband and two wonderful kids. life is good even if im feeling old.

also sweet hunter turned 4 months. we have had a busy month. hunter and addy went in for there wellness check ups together. they are both growing and are very healthy.


weight: 13lbs 9oz

height: 24 in.

he loves to laugh and always has a smile on his face. he loves when is big sister sings to him and can't get enough of his dad.


weight: 28lbs

height: 37 in.

she loves to dance and listen to music. i have been converting her to county music which casey doesn't like but but oh well. she loves to tell stories and make us laugh.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


i think we can say that the birthday was a success. when she woke up this is what she found. my sweet sister in law helped me make this sign for her. she loved it! i have to confess it is still hanging up. addy wants to leave it up for my birthday that is in a week.

she insisted on dressing up for the day. what a girl!

i made cupcakes for her again. they have princess crowns in them. i think they turned out ok. she put the crowns in because she loves to help whenever i cook.

addy and cousin brooklyn blowing out candles. addy was really sweet and asked brooklyn to help her and help open her gifts. the sweetness lasted a little bit and then they both wanted to play with all the toys. they love each other though.

everyone was so nice to come over and we are so grateful for our families. thanks for the love you give to addy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

birthday girl

as i sat with addy tonight i started thinking about the night before i had her. i was so nervous for the labor part but so excited to meet my little girl! i couldn't sleep that night i was so excited i just kept wondering what she would look like and how she would act. i can not believe it has been three years since i had my addilyn ann finlinson. i don't want to be that crazy mom that doesn't want her babies to grow but i have to admit part of me wants her to stop and the other part of me can't wait to see who she becomes. i have no doubt that she will be amazing. when i was going through her baby pictures it took me back to the minute i met her. i fell in love with her the second i saw her. she had a fuzzy cone head and then those huge blue eyes. i think there is a special bond between a mother and her first baby. i see it with my mom and my brother and with casey and his mom. i think it has to do with that they are the special spirit that gives you the blessing of motherhood. you learn with them and they teach you incredible things. sorry I'm rambling but i feel humbled for the opportunity to be a mother and that i was blessed with two incredible babies. anyway we are smitten with addy and can not get enough of her! she is so smart and so creative. she amazes me on a daily basis good and bad. :) princess we love you and hope you have an awesome birthday!

don't you want to just squeeze her cheeks!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

the princess and popeye

we had a pretty great Halloween this year. addy was Cinderella which was a perfect fit for her. she loved her dress i wish it just stayed on the whole night. she wore it in five min intervals but she is still cute. our sweet hunter was supposed to be the prince. he had a onesie that said the prince had arrived but right before we left he spit up all over it. luckily we had a back up and he became Popeye. i think my favorite moment was when me and addy were headed up to a door and she handed me her pumpkin and said mom you say trick or treat. i laughed and then forced her to do it like the good mom i am.

these were taken before the down pour we experienced

hunter is so good with putting up with our many costume changes