Tuesday, January 27

Lines of the Week

Addy helping Mom clean up our upstairs bathroom: "Mom, there is so much to do in here!"

Addy: Looks down on the sofa and sees one of her hairs that has fallen out. She picks it up and says, "Uh, oh, my hair." Then she takes it and puts it back on her head.

Dad to Addy: Two minutes honey, and then we have to get out of the bathtub.
Addy: Dad, how about 40 minutes?!

Thursday, January 22

Same Age, Same Chair, Same Mess, Half the Hair



A Righty and a Lefty in the Bullpen for Dad


Sorry, I know I have been slacking!

Dad dressed Jack in this get up and Mom had a fit. I guess she seemed to think he had outgrown it!



Addy in her princess dress up from Uncle Dan and Aunt Kristin.


Notice the holding my own bottle trick..he is very proud.




Jack tends to be the receiving end of the affection, but don't worry, her time will come. He weighed in this week at 90% in height, and 20% in weight again.





Jack and his table toys.

Story time at Barnes with Na Na and Cara Ellis.





Making Cookies with NaNa

1-2-3 Thats it! You are getting a Timeout!!!


Addy jumping alongside Jack.

Best buds. They have more and more of these moments now!

Jackson wearing his new hat made by his great grandma Ankerberg.


Jax new animal truck he got for Christmas. He is very excited.

You can never train them too young!


Addy loves going on "car rides" with her buddies. You can see she drives a mini-van with about 8 seats, but the back one is a jump seat!

Tuesday, January 13

Addy's First Portraits


The First Fauxhawk

Wow, see what happens when Dad is not around!

Thursday, January 1

Line of the Week


Addy and Jack sitting on the sofa, Addy moves over to sit next to Jax and puts the blanket on him too. Mom and Dad oooh and ahhh. Then Jack coughs, and Addy says to him, "Cover your mouth Jack." He coughs again, not covering his mouth, of course. She yells out, "Cover YOUR MOUTH Jackson, you are going to get me sick again!!"

The Series Continues...

We are making a family Calender entitled, "Kristyn Acts Like a National Monument." We think next on our list is the St. Louis Arch and then the Leaning Tower of Piza.



"Where is Heaven?" and other Christmas Videos

Addy opens her very own Nativity set and we reenact the Luke 2 Christmas story, until we get bogged down in some details...

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Listen for Addy asking, "Where is Heaven?" at about 1:00.

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Opening gifts together.

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The only gift Addy was asking for all December, a fire truck. Not sure how that became the gift, but she loves it.

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Some new stuffed buddies from Grandpa Didi in Florida.

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A fun gift from Great Uncle Len and Great Aunt Susan.

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Addy singing her favorite Christmas Carol, "All I want for Christmas is You!" by Mariah Carey

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Addy dancing with her shadow at the Zoo.

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Christmas in DC

We spent the weekend in DC for some vacation and Christmas sight seeing. What was supposed to be a 5 day, 4 night hotel stay turned into 2 nights when the fam got sick. Addy with Bronchitis, Jack with an ear infection, and Dad with a sore throat that took his voice away. Mom was immune! Must be those cold Chicago winters she grew up enduring.

At the National Zoo.



Visiting with old small group mates, Chris, Becky and Abby Eason in Olt Town Alexandria.




Outside the White House Christmas Tree. The other girl is Tessa MacLeod. We spent Monday walking the mall with Scott and Amanda and their family.




The Natural History Museum, a big hit. Addy loved getting so close to all the life size replica animals.


We caught up with Molly Warrick (now Marfarland) at her office at the National Gallery, then went to her and Matt's house for dinner that night.







Winter Wonderland at the Botanical Gardens. We did have to talk to Addy about ripping flowers and throwing them at the train as it went by, she was creating quite a scene with some older women!


The Carousel in the Mall.


Jax took all the walking in stride and slept a bunch.




The National Aquarium.


Turtles, like the ones the kids got for Christmas from Florida.



This was our hotel, a great deal at 99 a night for a separate bedroom and a kitchen and dining area. Addy went to sleep here, then we carried her to the living room sofa.


Jax sleeping arrangements, the floor of the closet!

The road trip up, just wanted to show what Addy likes to travel with...a pillow, blanket, and two bed buddies. We spent 20 minutes while on the road trying to figure out how to make them all stay with her in the seat.




We did a ton in two days, mostly outside in cold weather, maybe that is why we were sick when it was over! Here is Addy on the walk back to the Metro...sleeping hard.