Monday, April 16, 2012

Funny Girl

After telling Addie that she needed to take a nap.
Addison: No I don't, I'm 35.

Telling bedtime stories.
Addison: Once upon a time, grandpa said 'gobble gobble gobble' and his turkeys came and ate food from his hand. The End. (Grandpa does have turkeys that come in his back yard, and he does gobble)

After running into the wall and hitting her head.
Mommy: Addison, there's a wall there.
Addison: Well, who put it there?

Singing O' Victory in Jesus
Addison: ....He punched me to victory...

Mommy: I think the dish washer handle is broken.
Addison: I didn't do it!

Addison: Mom, I'm one of the Veihl kids
Mommy: Nope, I'm pretty sure you're not.

Another bedtime story.
Addison: Once upon a time, mommy was stubborn. The End. (I don't think I like this story)

Watching Miss M at school make out receipts.
Addison: You know you have to give some of that money to Jesus.

A couple days after watching Mr. Popper's Penguins.
Addison: Mom, I don't want a penguin.
Mommy: Why not?
Addison: Because it will poop on my shoe.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Balloon Festival

This is the first year that we've taken Addison to the Midland Balloon Festival, and she LOVED it!! There were about 50 hot air balloons that we were able to watch inflate and take flight.  Then after they all landed and packed up, about half of them returned to the fairgrounds and unpacked, inflated, and tethered themselves down for a night glow.  We were able to get an up close look since I knew two of the pilots.  I used to run chase crew for them and in turn have been on a few rides myself.  The event is free to the public and Daddy was even able to come with us. A hot air balloon ride is peaceful and being part of the chase crew is really FUN!

 Look Mom!!

There was some friendly bumping. 

What a great view! 

 The 'Dunderchief'

Silly girl, waiting for the balloons to glow.

 So pretty all glowing at once.

Helping pack up

Squishing the air out of the envelope.

She wouldn't get in the basket this time, but she did touch it.  The burner is a little loud and intimidating when you're 3.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Funny Conversations

Mommy: Addison how did you get that boo boo on your knee?
Addison: Daddy tipped me over?
Mommy: In the wagon?
Addison: Yeah, that makes me mad.

Addison: Mommy, what's that on  your chin? (Pointing to a mole)
Mommy: It's a mole.
Addison: Does it come off?
Mommy: Nope.
Addison: When I'm big, can I get one just like you?

After putting Addie to bed one night, I heard her crying, so I went to check on her.
Mommy: What's wrong honey?
Addison: The monster bit me!
Mommy: Really? Where's the monster now?
Addison: He went to the neighbors house.
Mommy: Oh, well that's good I guess.

Sleeping with Addison at my sister's, in the middle of the night.
Addison: Mommy...will you save me?
Mommy: Sure honey, save you from what?
Addison: From the police.
Mommy: Yep.
I had to hold her then for several minutes.

Combing her hair in the morning, I asked her several times to sit still.
Addison: It hurts.
Mommy: What hurts?
Addison: Sitting still.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Random Vacation Days

Occasionally I like to take random vacation days. You know, ones without set plans (usually) or destinations. Sometimes I really NEED these days just to catch up on my house hold chores. Well, Monday was one of these days. So, I took Addison to daycare, did some much needed laundry and house cleaning, then picked her up early to have some fun. She thought she was pretty special because her mommy picked her up and all of the other kids had to stay. I decided to take her putt putt golfing for the first time. She had so much fun! She learned to hold her club 'thumbs up' and could hit it pretty good off the tee. After the tee shot however, she would pick up her ball and put it right next to the hole so she could sink her putt. :) What a little stinker. Here are a few pics of our day. Oh, and of course we had to get ice-cream after being in the hot sun.

This one makes me laugh.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shutterfly Cards

I just created this card for my dad from Addison. Right now Shutterfly is offering 5 free 5x7 folded cards (use DADCARD). I think it expires tomorrow. You still have to pay for shipping, but it was still cheaper than buying 5 cards, plus I didn't have to run to the store.

5x7 Folded Card
View the entire collection of cards.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Funny Addison

I occasionally have to tell Addison to pull up her pants because her butt crack is showing. So one day when her pants were falling down she said 'mommy my butt has a crack'!

Addison singing while eating breakfast 'Old McDonald had a Liam....e-i-e-i-o' Poor cousin Liam, he does pretend is is an animal most of the time though. :)

When she had a cold I would feel her head and if it was warm, check her temp and give her medicine if she had a fever. When putting her in bed she said 'mommy I need medicine, my hands are hot'.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

I heard about Operation Christmas Child (OCC) while listening to klove radio station. Basically, you buy small gifts for a boy/girl in a certain age group. Then pack it all in a shoebox and drop it off at one of the locations. I thought it would be fun and a good way to teach Addison about giving. She is two, so with that comes a lot of 'it's mine'. I talked to her before I brought out the toys and said that we were going to pack these little gifts in a box for a little girl her age who doesn't have a lot of toys like she does. I was pleasantly surprised that she didn't try to open or keep any of the gifts, or say it was hers. She kept telling me 'mommy it's for the little girl'. Melt my heart.

Here are the gifts we got for our shoebox. There is a list of ideas and how to pack your box.

Our box all packed with toys, stickers, crayons, hygiene items, hair bows, socks, a flashlight, and of course LOVE! The stuffed animal didn't fit, but they found a place for him too. We also included a picture of us, a note, and a picture Addison drew.

The closest drop off location for us was at Hopevale church. When we got there Addison thought we were actually giving our box to a little girl right then. I explained that this little girl lives far away and that they will mail it to her. I was even able to print a label with a bar code and can track where our box ends up. How cool is that? We both enjoyed doing this and are praying for the little girl who receives theses gifts. We pray that they will bring her joy and also come to learn about and know Jesus.

If you're interested in this project, here is a link for more information.