Macey still isn't walking, but she did stand for about 10 seconds last night without holding onto anything. I was so excited that I think I scared her so she collapsed. :) She has added a few new words to her vocabulary. Thanks to her big sister, I hear "NNNNOOO!" from her all the time accompanied by her chubby little finger pointing at me. She gets really excited when she sees a banana and says "nana" or sometimes "nanana". She looks outside and (with lots of emotion) says "BURRR!". If she's standing by the door she always goes up on her tip toes to say it. When she's in the bath she says "ba" over and over. I can only assume she's trying to say "bath". She knows where her "pretty hair" is and her belly button. She's been giving me tons of hugs and kisses lately for no reason. I love it! I'll be sitting on the floor and she'll crawl over and lay her head on my leg and make a "mmmmm" sound and then look up and smile her sweet smile. She barks everytime she sees Reggie, but it's more of a "oo oo oo" than a bark and when she sees a duck she says "ah ah ah". Hmmm...that's all I can think of for now, but she's doing something new everyday so I'm sure I'll have more to post soon! I'm also including a video of the little stinker eating Gigi's apple. She's never had an apple and I took my eyes off of her for one second and she started eating it like she's done it a hundred times before!
PS--You should all know that I did not serve her the tray full of Goldfish! That was all Addy!
The girls got to meet Santa on Saturday. Addalyn asked him for a "wone and a tamra"...a.k.a. a "phone and a camera". Macey wasn't too sure about it, but they both had fun. Addy made (and then ate) a pretty Christmas tree and played a fun game of Candyland. They looked so precious in their pretty dresses!
There are so many pictures from Macey's party that I had to add a few more. She loved facing forward in her new car seat! She was smiling so big and kept looking all around her...and then they both obviously fell asleep! Also, she got Birthday French Toast for breakfast yesterday that she really seemed to enjoy until she puked up every last bite. I think she just ate too fast! :) And then there's the kiddos in the bath with their "big hair" as Addalyn calls it.
I can't believe that my baby girl is already a year old. It's been so amazing to view the world around us through her eyes, with such curiosity and innocence. I may have taught her a thing or two in this past year, but she's taught me more than she'll ever know. She's just so darn sweet, I can't get enough of her! Neither can her big sister Addy, even though it drives Macey crazy sometimes. Happy Birthday to my precious baby girl!
Addy had her first dental cleaning today and she did GREAT! I was so proud of her and her pearly whites! She was a little unsure at first and did some whimpering, but then had her teeth counted and polished like a pro. She was so excited about her new toothbrush and the prize she got to pick at the end. She's such a big girl!
Apparently Mommys camera isn't the only one that Addy has figured out how to use. She snapped these 5 pictures (plus 12 more) on Grammy's camera and then a few days ago I had 14 new videos on my camera. Most of them were of Addy's stroller or the TV, but a few of them were of her trying to smile for a picture. Anytime she starts to act up, I tell her she better behave or Santa won't bring her a camera for Christmas...works like a charm!
We had so much fun trick-or-treating this year. Addalyn loved it and did great at saying "tank yooouuu" to everybody that gave her candy. She wasn't so happy when she realized that Mommy wasn't going to let her eat it all right then and there though. Poor girl got one sucker and a few Whoppers all night. :) Macey was worn out and I don't think that little bee felt so hot because she managed to sleep through all the music and the big crowd of people. Overall though, it was a great night!
Here is round one of the girls in their costumes. At church yesterday, all the kids were paraded around after the service and then went outside to trick or treat. My little bugs looked so adorable and Addalyn had so much fun! I'll have plenty of more costume pictures to upload this week after a Halloween party and then trick or treating on Friday...
We went to the Staley High School Football game Friday night to check out the new stadium (it's pretty incredible!) and so the kids could all run around together. We had so much fun! It was a little chilly, but we bundled up and the kids ran around so much that they actually worked up a sweat!