Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Mugs

Mason eating breakfast in his shirt & "tie"

Addie is NOT a morning least not during the week. This was all the smile she could/would muster for me today. She's also resembling the Joker after eating her cinnamon/sugar toast :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

vision therapy

Addie has been in Vision Therapy for the past 8 weeks. We found that her eyes were crossing sometimes (strabismus). She goes to class once a week and learns exercises that force her to work her eyes both independently and together to strengthen them in order to enhance her ability to control eye alignment, eye teaming, eye focusing abilities, eye movements, and/or visual processing. Then, throughout the week, we work on her "homework."

At the beginning of the video, she is doing mazes while wearing her red/green glasses-this works one eye at a time, then we switch the red/greens around. Same with the dominos...while she has the red/greens, she can only see the dots out of one eye at a time.


Addie can spell her name!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

musical Mason

Mason is such a musical kiddo. He loves any instruments-especially blowing into a recorder like a whistle. He's also started dancing for us. This one is his signature move-he squats down & rocks back & forth. When he really gets going, he squats further down, like a sumo wrestler, and widens his stance as much as he can. We'll try to capture that sometime!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Addie turns 4!

Addie turned four on January 4th...her Golden Birthday!
Sadly, she's too young to really milk that for all it's worth, but we still had a fun day.

Mommy took the day off of work & we had a girls day! It started off with vision therapy (every tuesday) and her 4 yr check up at the doctor.

Our little peanut is in the 39% for weight & 35% for height.

(Addie read while waiting for the doctor)

After that we got Addie's haircut & toenails painted at a cute new place, Pigtails & Crewcuts. She got a cute & trendy A-line cut, which is much easier for mom & dad to manage.

Next we got her favorite lunch, red chicken (sweet & sour chicken) and visited our favorite cupcake shop...Happy Cakes! She was actually so tuckered out that she fell asleep in the car on the way to get cupcakes, but I just had to wake her up...I knew she wouldn't want to miss picking out the goodies! We even devoured one right there in the shop :)

We saved the others for at home with the boys, where we had a candle & sang while she just beamed. I'm pretty sure "Happy Birthday" is her favorite song.

The rest of the evening she played in & colored on her new castle.

A few days later we threw a pool party at the Erie Rec Center. Addie could not wait to swim with her friends! It was a blast. Addie had so much fun & got some great new toys. She even asked to go home because she was so excited to play with her new goods. Thanks to all who were able to celebrate with us!

Mommy only put 3 candles on the cake...oops!

Addie & Malachi!

We love you Addie!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Let it Snow!

It finally snowed here over the New Years weekend. Since summer, Addie has been asking when she could build a snowman, so Brian & her created a masterpiece in the backyard. The next day was my turn. I took her out to our park & we did a bit of sledding. She is such a snow bunny! She never complained that it was cold, but when we brought her in, she had rosy cheeks and frozen feet. A warm up by the fire did the trick :)

excited for the first real snow!

ready to help Daddy clear the driveway

warming up.

going out for more!

a beautiful sledding day at the park!