Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Addy!

Addy turned 7 on January 23rd. 7!

Since she has been having an awesome 1st grade year, we decided to take her to Minneapolis, where she was born, for her birthday. It was just Mom, Dad and Addy. Riley and Morgan stayed home with Gramma. :)

We planned indoor activities - it is January in Minnesota! Saturday we went to the Mall of America where we spent lots of time at the American Girl store and riding rides at the amusement park.

Here is Addy with her American Girl dolls ready to go.
We met some friends of ours and the girls had dessert at American Girl Bistro.

Then we were off to ride some rides.

Mom wasn't a huge fan of the ferris wheel - too high! Addy loved it though.

Saturday evening and all day Sunday we spent at the indoor waterpark at our hotel. Saturday Uncle Bryan and his girlfriend hung out with us, and Sunday they came back as well as all Addy's cousins. It was a great time!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Back to UAB and Georgia

Riley had her 6 month appointment with Dr. Percy in Birmingham last Friday. She grew over an inch and gained 2 pounds so good news! She is 28.8 pounds, for the record. She was also showing off and walking very well on her own the whole time, so they seemed pleased with her.

After her appointment we drove to Blairsville, Georgia and stayed with our old neighbors. It was so great to see them again! Kids grow so much in a year and a half.

Two tired girls - Addy and Morgan - on our way to Georgia.

Three boys and three girls :)

The youngest of the bunch - Morgan and Wes - up to no good I'm sure.

Riley really enjoyed the nice big comfy couch and often camped out in one corner and slept, just like she is here.

It was a great weekend and I hope we can do it again before another year and a half passes!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Christmas 2009

I think one of my New Years resolutions needs to be take and post pictures more often. Here is a big picture dump of Christmas pictures to close out 2009!

A bunch from Christmas Eve and Christmas morning:

We took Addy to a ballet so she could watch her babysitter dance in it.

The picture we used for Christmas cards

At another ballet - the Nutcracker

Pictures in a studio:



I hope everyone had a good Christmas!!!