Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nana's In Town

My mom came into town about a week and a half ago and it has been a blast. Since my sister lives right down the street and also has a new baby we have been spending a lot of time together. It has been fun to get the three grand-kids together to play and for us to enjoy some adult interaction. Here's a picture of our reading time - every time anyone pulls out a book Kyle snuggles his way into the crowd to join in. He loves to read and Addison loves it too! (she just loves one or two books at a time and Kyle loves 15) :)
Nana and Aiden just talking together.
Addison had another big first - yard work! If she learns to work in the yard, and better yet if she learns to love it, it will be something she learns from her dad. I would rather clean house than be sentenced to do yard work. YUCK! But, she went out last Saturday and helped mow and trim the yard - it really helped her through her fussy period of the day and was the only time she slept almost the whole day :)

Yep, books happen a lot over here...and sleepers, Addison dresses in cute outfits when we're going out but sleepers are the way to go at home!
My nephew had a birthday and my sister and her husband hosted his party at our house. Oliver helped Kyle use one of his new balls to play basketball. When he opened his ball he went running along the back of our house to get to the hoop - you can tell he's played with Oliver before.
Addison has been taking her last nightly nap on our office floor while dad works. We call Oliver the Addison Whisperer.
Addison has been doing amazing at night. I don't know if it's a two night fluke or the start of a new habit but she has gone down at 10 or 10:30 and not woken up 'til 6 AM two nights in a row! To tell you the truth, I don't care which it is, after two nights in a row of great sleep for me I am feeling wonderful. Even if it doesn't last - I am grateful to have gotten the best sleep since she has been born and will take whatever I can get.
This week has been really busy and I'm very sad to say that I don't have pictures of many of our outings. We have been to Wheeler Farm, the State Fair, on walks and hiking twice. Addison has now hiked Silver Lake to Solitude Lake and to Secret Lake. It is so nice to take her out and the weather has been perfect hiking weather.

I personally LOVE the State Fair. My dad used to take me every summer to the Oregon State Fair. Granted, the Oregon State Fair is 6 or 7 times as big as the one here - I still love it. My mom and I took my nephew and Addison and had a great time. I have never been to the State Fair right when it opens - I've always been working and had to go after work. Well let me tell you, opening is the time to go - there were no lines, no crowds, no annoying peddlers on the fairway and no stifling heat. I will definitely be going at opening time again - we parked right next to the gate and could see the animals without pushing past people or waiting in really long lines. Plus, Kyle was one of maybe three kids in the Children's Farm area so they didn't care if he picked more than one apple or rode the tracker more then once around the track. It was awesome!
I love the pigs at the State Fair - they are my favorite! Here is a new piglet...
And this is the only evidence that Addison went to the State Fair - their is no evidence that I was there :(

Here is Addison trying out her sunglasses while we hike - her little button nose doesn't hold them on all that well yet...but we tried.
Our little family at Secret Lake - don't believe the sign when it says "easy" - it's a total lie!
'Til next time - love to all!


kwilter said...

Heidi, she is so cute! And I love, love that Oliver had her in the Bjorn while he was doing yard work. You two are such darling parents! She's a lucky little lady!

TysonandMarthaGerber said...

i love how active you are with her. So happy you got sleep too.That is such a tender mercy. i love how oliver just takes her along with yardwork - such an active dad.

Heidi said...

Love all the new updates. She is getting so big!

Kandis Mortensen said...

Heidi I'm so happy so see what pros you and Oliver are at your new parenting gig! It was fun to finally see what your Mom looks like--what a fun Grandma for Addison!
Hugs to all!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of Oliver weed whacking with a baby carrier on. Such a brilliant idea!

Deidre said...

Too funny she falls asleep during the yard work, some kids would scream! The one where Oliver has her during the hike she looks like a baby doll...sounds like you are keeping very busy, I'm impressed.