Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Confessions of a Guilt Stricken Mommy...

Today, I feel like the worst mother in the world...

It all started when I realized that I did not feed Adelyn any fruit today. Well, that's not entirely true. She did mash a mandarin orange segment into tiny bits at breakfast and inhaled 12 craisins without chewing before we rushed out the door at 5pm to go buy something to cook for dinner.

Then there was the matter of lunch. I fed her chicken nuggets and french fries from Chick-fil-A while driving. "The family that eats together stays together..." Riiight.

The real kicker though was when Adelyn fell out of the shopping cart at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I have to admit, I don't hold myself entirely responsible. After all, that european pillow sham did give her just the boost she needed to hoist her leg over the edge and make her descent to the poorly carpeted concrete floor below. However, they don't exactly hand out "Mommy of the Year" Awards to mothers of children who scream bloody murder, cry inconsolably, and have huge red welts on their heads now do they!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas! This year we stayed in FL for sunshine & shorts on Christmas Day. Adelyn made the most of being the center of attention and we really enjoyed our time with family and friends.

One of my favorite traditions is the Christmas Eve service at our church. We thought about taking Adelyn up for the children's sermon, but after she swiped a $20 out of the offering plate we decided to wait until next year. (Don't worry, the $20 was returned to baby Jesus). The service closes by singing Silent Night and lighting 5,000+ candles. It is so beautiful! This is a picture Matt took with his phone.

I was worried that I would be more excited about giving Adelyn her tricycle than she would be about receiving it, but it was actually a big hit! I think the key was not wrapping it. She was kind of oblivious to the fact that there were toys, dolls, books, etc. inside those gift bags & presents.

What is it that they say about kids being more interested in the boxes than the present inside? That would NEVER happen at our house...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

General Silliness

After a couple of friendly reminder text & email's that I haven't updated the blog in over a month here is my first attempt.
If you didn't know already how silly Adelyn is, here's the proof...
She started whistling several months ago and thinks it is so much fun!
You mean, you don't wear shorts on your head?
(This was totally her idea by the way)

Where did that strawberry go?

Found it!