Monday, August 16, 2010

Something to talk about

There have been many "somethings" to talk about over the last neglected blogging year, but let's start with the biggies...

This past Thursday Brian and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary. I am so grateful to have him in my life. Here's to the next 10 years(and many more)!

Last week Cassidy broke her leg in a bicycle collision. The poor girl has a full leg cast that will be on for 6-8 weeks, followed by a 4 week half leg cast, and then a boot for another 4 weeks. She is out of soccer, tennis, and anything active for 6 months! Fortunately for her, school starts back in 1 week, I think she's had enough Wii and TV to last a lifetime! I know it must be difficult for her to have to depend on someone else for every little thing, from getting a drink, to going to the bathroom, and getting up and down our many stairs(I should have some decent muscles by the end of this!) My heart just breaks for her. Her friends have been great, bringing activities and gifts and treats, and spending time with her. They are each excited to take turns pushing her around in her wheelchair at school.

Chloe has adjusted to being the sole person in charge of the daily chores, though a bit begrudgingly. She is very excited to start back to school and see all of her friends that she has missed over the summer due to several vacations(next post I promise.)

Addison, well, where to start? She's now 20 months old and rules the roost. She has a strong will, one that I fight throughout the day, whether it's her outfit, shoes, food or the biggest-sitting in her high chair to eat. She always gives in with a smile in the end, when she sees that I'm not going to budge. This strong will regulary leads to throwing herself on the floor and semi-screaming for about 30 seconds. Then she picks herself up off the ground and gives up the fight. So yes, she's a handful, BUT she is also a little sweetheart. She loves to blow kisses and receive kisses(but rarely gives them). Before she goes to sleep she has to receive a kiss from everyone in the family. She LOVES music and will dance to any song. Her favorites are any Taylor Swift song and Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now." She enjoys conducting music and singing along at church, though she has to be the one holding the book... She's not a huge fan of being away from her mom and dad, but after a few minutes of top-of-her-lungs screaming, she usually settles in just fine. She says many words and even more incoherent words that only she understands. She has a massive amount of hair that always seems to be in her face. One of the cutest things is watching her push the hair out of her face(that sounds lame now that I write it, but it really is cute!) She loves to "go bye-bye" and gets her shoes, and my shoes and purse as soon as she decides it's time. She adores her big sisters and wants to be just like them. She loves having her picture taken, but you better get it on the first try because there is NO guarantee that she will be willing to take a second one. Now let's back up a bit(if you're still reading)...At 15 months of age I was getting pretty tired of her crawling around and tearing up the knees of clothes, and that she couldn't wear any of her dresses(which was most of her wardrobe!) So I took matters into my own hands. I took her to the park, rolled up her leggings and let her scratch up her knees. She did not like this at all, so she started walking. Really? That's all it took, making my kid get bloody knees??? Why didn't I think of that sooner? Well now I know and am passing on the advice to anyone in need of it. Her cute little walk is more of a waddle, it always makes me laugh. She is a beautiful, sweet, and opinionated little girl, and I love her dearly.

Anyone want to hear about Hawaii?

6 comments:

Andréa Morrow said...

ok lets see some of those cute pictures!

Deanna said...

Yay! I am happy for an update! Can't wait to see some pics and hear about your trips :-)

Gomez Family said...

WOW! I had just about givin up on checking your blog! Sounds like you guy's are doing great... well almost all of you. The broken leg doesnt sound too fun, poor girl.

mrs. m said...

I do! I do! I need to write you about Hawaii--Becca said you were the one that booked it. I want to go there to reward myself when I finish nursing school! How are you? We drove through GA a couple weeks ago and I thought about trying to contact you on the way home, but the kids were so awful in the car that we drove all night instead. Hopefully we can talk soon!

Laurie Turley said...

It's been forever, so I thought I'd check in on you. Congrats on 10 years!! I loved the 'learning to walk' story. You guys look so happy and cute.

LaLona said...

You complimented Brian. Strange. I will have to print this for him so he can remember it. :-) We love you all!!!