Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Addie Marie

I love that Addelynn is shortened to Addie. I love it even more that she is two years old and so much fun right now. {said with the most sarcasm/love} This is all about Addie Marie:

I could just say that Addie is 2 and stop right there. I'm sure every mom in the world knows just how exciting toddlerhood can be. Addie is a super fun little girl. She has an amazing amount of energy and is pure girl. She loves to go outside and play on the playground, but really it is all about socializing with her friends. When I ask what her favorite part of nursery at church is, she usually mentions how much she loves her friends. She is going to be the teenage girl who is always on the phone or texting or whatever teenagers are doing ten years from now. I guess I should plan ahead now and just give in to the fact that we'll need an unlimited phone plan for her when she's older. She already pretends to call people on our old phones that she has inherited. She has been known to call grandma, grandpa, the Care Bears, Harry Potter, the Wiggles, Mickey Mouse and any other character she knows. The funny part is hearing her reply to them after long or short pauses. She really has quite the imagination. The lucky little girl now has two old cell phones of ours since I recently washed and dried my cell phone. At least my new phone was free! Addie is also currently potty training. That is so much fun. Ha, ha! I really thought she would never go poop in the potty. She always goes to her room and pretends to read a book while she is really concentrating on other things. Poor girl. She's not going to love me after reading this someday! Well, I caught her yesterday and we ran to the bathroom semi hopeful that she would take care of business in the potty this time instead of her undies. Finally! She did it. We did a happy dance and put her undies back on. She was pretty excited. I'm hoping it continues. After about a week she is down to just one accident a day which is really good compared to where we were at. Congratulations Addie Marie! The not so fun part in Addie's day has become the bedtime routine. She is in a scream fest right now every time we go to sing and pray before bedtime. We are trying the "get a sticker" approach but it's not really working like it did for the potty. We have finally resorted to leaving the room and letting her go crazy for a few minutes while we wait outside her closed door. Last night she calmed down and Aaron went in and finished the bedtime routine with her. She was sound asleep and slept all night. I hope it continues. She can't take a nap anymore because she'll stay up all night if we let her. It's super hard because she really still needs a nap, but it's such a struggle when bedtime comes that we're so done with it. "Addie Marie" is a common phrase now as she tests the limits and learns the boundaries in her little world. Cute girl. She is so much fun and drama all at the same time. You go girl!

4 comments:

  1. You go Wendy! I love that bedtime routine by the way...I'm so glad you are persisting and keeping it up (even when we all need time to adjust to growing and wanting to be different... ;0) You guys are such awesome parents!! Miss Addie...oh how we love her...we're so grateful she is in our lives! :)

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  2. YOur kids are so cute! We need to get our families together soon!

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  3. Addie redefines the twos. :O)

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  4. I'm so glad Baylie isn't the only one that screams about bedtime, especially prayers. It's gotten a little better since we started a big routine that includes reading, singing, prayers, dancing all in a specific order. She still absolutely refuses to go potty in the toilet though. I love that our kids are close to the same age.

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