Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

3 months




Addison is 3 months old!! I cannot believe how fast this time has gone!! She is growing like a weed! She is eating cereal and almost 6 oz a feeding. I can't wait till we start baby food! I have a feeling she will love it!

The kids started school this week. Austin really missed it! I can tell a huge difference in him when he is in school and out of school. His behavior is better and he tends to speak better after being in school. He is very protective with his little sister. On Monday when I was leaving he had already gotten in trouble for talking throwing a fit when the teacher told him he couldn't visit his sister. Yesterday, Austin was going to the restroom in his classroom. His restroom is right next to the infant room. He came running out of the bathroom with his pants around his ankles screaming, "MY BABY IS CRYING!" That is so funny!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Addison

I made a little video with the pictures of Addison from when she was born. The beginning is a little fast but I needed to make it that way so certain pictures were showing when parts of the song was on. The song is called , "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman. I have to say I really love it!! From what I understand he wrote it because his first daughter grew up to fast and so he wrote it for his second daughter.



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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cars!




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Austin loves his cars! We took all of them out today and sorted them. I did most of the work and he helped! He has a total of 86 cars. We are missing two. He wanted to leave them out in the middle of the floor so everyone can see them. Below is the video of him naming all the ones he knows which is almost all of them.




You may have noticed I have posted a lot of videos. There are two reasons for that. 1} Austin loves to video tape himself and watch it on TV 2} I am just getting around to playing with my Flip Camera that I got for Christmas. Its real fun!!

Q & A with Austin Michael Big Brother

I did a little question and answer thing with Austin today. I thought it was pretty funny. He has great facial expressions. It is about 5 minutes long. Towards the end he tells a great story about the tornado in Caroline's backyard. I did the same questions about a hour later and he had a couple different answers but mostly the same.



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Sunday, July 10, 2011

4th of July Weekend




The fourth of July Weekend was really fun! On Saturday, we had our families over to watch the fireworks that our neighborhood puts on. Austin loves watching the fireworks with Caroline. Anytime throughout the year if he sees fireworks he always brings up that he watches fireworks with Caroline.


In the morning we went over to Grandma and Grandpa's and played in the sprinklers with Caroline and Alayna.





Sunday night we watched fireworks with the Boards. Austin had a lot of fun! Addison slept through the fireworks but next year she will enjoy them. :)















Two Months

Im a little late but Addison is two months old now!! She is getting so big! She know weighs 11 lbs. 8 oz and is 22 inches long. Big girl!
Addison is starting baby talk and laugh. We get a lot of smiles too! She really enjoys smiling at her big brother. Austin loves to talk to her while I change her diaper.


The next Napoleon Dynamite

I was watching Napoleon Dynamite today and the dance scene came on. Austin started dancing to it. It was HILARIOUS!!! I had to get the camera out and video him. He has some skills I tell you! At one point in the video he does the splits! Did not know he could do that! Im glad I signed him up for tumbling!!


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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Big Brother

Today I was cleaning out some books in Austin's room. I found a couple that Addison could benefit from.So, I asked Austin which books he wanted to give to his sister. Of course he said all the ones I picked to already give to her. He wanted to read her one sooo here it is,


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Friday, July 1, 2011

Swimming Lessons

Austin had swimming lessons the past two weeks. He did a great job! He did not like life jacket day. He had a hard time leaning his body the correct way. He kept leaning forward which made him go face first in the water which was really scary for him. Here is a video of some of the activities they did on Friday. His teacher, Mr. Chris (in the white glasses) took him down the slide twice. Before class I told him he was going to do that and Austin said it wasn't a good idea. But, he really enjoyed it and talked about the slide all day. I am hoping to take him swimming a couple more times this summer but need someone to watch the little one. Any volunteers?? :)


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HOT HOT HOT!


It is the only the beginning of June and it is already hitting 100 degrees! It is just hot! We have a sprinkler to play in but Austin wanted to swim. Well, it is hard to swim with a newborn and a three year old all by myself and I really don't want to do that with Addison. We don't have a little pool this year because whenever I buy them Austin never swims in it. So, yesterday when he wanted to swim I remembered a couple years ago I filled up his little truck with water to make a little water table. I was sitting next to an empty storage bucket and thought of just filling that up. Well, Austin loved it and ended up sitting inside of it and playing. It was really funny! He has already asked to swim in the bucket today!






















Let the summer begin!

The big event this summer is Cars 2 is coming out soon! Austin is very excited! A couple weeks ago Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle came to a mall in Dallas. So I piled everyone in the car expecting to go to the mall and walk up to the cars, take a couple pictures, and then walk around the mall. I was completely wrong!!! First of all the mall was in Dallas about an hour away. Second when we finally got there there was a line about 2 miles long or a 2 hour wait to stand in front of the cars (not able to touch them) and then leave. To make thing worse is it was outside in the 95 degree weather. BUT, it was all worth it when Austin got up there! He was so excited! He was great standing in the line, he didn't even complain once about being hot or being bored. I was the one really worried about him and the four week old in the stroller! By the time we got to see the cars I was ready to go!

















It's dress up time!!

So having a boy first and then a girl is very dangerous!! I loved putting Austin in cute outfits but there is something different about dressing up a little girl. So, I found myself taking pictures of Addison whenever I put her in a cute outfit. I know that is stupid but I don't care because I am having fun!




One Month!

Addison is one month old! This past month has gone by so fast! She is a wonderful addition to the family. Austin continues to be a huge help. In the beginning she was feeding about every 3 hours during the day and night. Now, she can go about 5-6 hours a night. Sometimes it is less or sometimes it is more. I really just depends on the activities the day before. When she turned 6 weeks old I thought that maybe it was time to move her to her crib in her own room. She slept great the first night in the room but that turned and she just wouldn't sleep. So, last night I put her back in the pack in play in my room and she slept 8 hours last night!!!! That was the first 8 hours sleep I had in a month! It felt great! So, she will be sleeping in our room for a little longer. She is doing a great job at holding her head up. She has been doing this since she was about 2 or 3 weeks old. She is a very strong girl. She is also all over the place. When I put her on the floor and then leave I come back and she is moved her self to face another way.







Newest Addition Addison!

Well, I thought I was going to do better at this blog thing! I was wrong! Then Little Addison came into our lives and took all my extra time.

We went in on the 27th for an induction. I was starting at a 0 so I knew it was going to be a long day. Labor wasn't to great but that is probably why they call it labor. I went longer than the last time without an epidural because I wanted to feel the contractions and because I was kinda nervous about getting the epi since the last time I had to get poked 3 times before they got it. Well, this time the lucky number of sticks was 7!!! Yes, 7 times. They had to give me some relaxation drugs and do a sonogram of my back to get it into the right spot. I call it the relaxation drug because right when that stuff got into my system I was out! I actually woke myself up from snoring!! As that drug wore off I noticed I could feel the contractions in my left side. It wasn't a pleasant feeling. The nurse checked me at 7 and I was still a 3. I was getting nervous that I was going to end up with a c-section. At around 9 I started to feel a lot a pressure and I was complete! I went from a 3 to fully dilated in about 2 1/2 hours. That didn't feel very pleasant either. :)



Addison Lee Follett was born on April 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm! She came into this world screaming and she screamed for about a 45 minutes! She weighted about 7 lbs 6oz . Unfortunately, we are not really positive about it because we have three different weights. He length was also a little off. She was about 21 inches long at the hospital but three days later at the Dr she was 19. So who knows! All I know and care about is that she is healthy and perfect!



Big Brother Austin absolutely is in love with his baby sister! Every morning he has to give her a hug and a kiss. He loves to say, "Hello Pretty Girl". When we go out he like to point her out to people too. He is a huge help! He will bring me a diaper if I ask for it and will always look for her paci if she is crying. He holds her daily but only for a minute.



Meeting his sister... First Family Picture of Four!






Friday, March 11, 2011

Picture to keep for his wedding slideshow!

Our child walks in from school everyday and takes off his shoes and socks. Then he proceeds to take off his pants. He does not like to wear pants at all! Today was no different than any other day. He took his pants off and started playing. I needed to comb the fur ball so I went outside in the backyard. He wanted to come with me so I told him to go get his sandals. We ended up enjoying the night outside, playing with the dog, brushing him, running around, and we even ended up eating outside. It was fun! We did all of this with him wearing a shirt, underwear and sandals. It looked quite funny! So, I will defiantly have to keep these two pictures for his rehearsal dinner slide show. HAHA! He wanted me to take the picture of him looking up to the sky. While I was taking it he even was saying "cheese!!"

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Year and fresh start!

It is a new year and I am going to try to keep this blog updated!! I decided to make the background springy because of the four days of winter we just finished! I love cold and snow but I sure was getting tired of being stuck in the house. Normally, I would be outside playing but it was mostly ice on the ground so I didn't feel safe walking around on it with little Addison in my belly! On Friday, we did get some snow so I was able to throw a couple snowballs at the dog. Austin is not a winter person. He wanted to go outside and play so we got dressed and walked outside. He immediately didn't want snow on his shoes and wanted to go inside and have hot chocolate.
Here is Austin walking onto the snow(ice). He had to wear my gloves because I couldn't find his pair. I need to get some winter stuff next season.
We were stuck in the house for four days. We had to figure out things to do. So, we colored, played playdoh, danced, played race cars, played train track, made faces, watched movies, took naps, and made pancakes. Luckily, Caroline and Alayna came over one day and played.