Monday, April 09, 2007

The good, the bad, and all the other stuff

Here's to a Happy Easter! Addie, I must say, looked so adorable all decked out for Easter. She had on a purple and while polka dot dress, that thankfully came with a matching sweater (who knew it was going to snow on Easter?!) and was a gift (I'm sure we'll have to buy many a dress in the future, so we're enjoying the gifts that still fit!).

Yesterday was a great day. We went to church, which was packed out. Our church held 3 services to accomodate everyone. It was so amazing to see so many people all there to worship together and celebrate our risen Savior. And hearing all the voices lifting up songs great. It left me wishing that all these people would attend church together every Sunday, and not be "Easter-and-Christmas-only-Christians."

So now I have to back up to all that has happened since I've been blog-MIA lately.

Addie and I had a fabulous girls' night with 3 of my very close friends (and one of the gal's daughter). Great food, great times, great laughs, great everything. I have so much to type right now and a needy little girl on my lap, so I'll end there for now, but you can check out Jenn, Jess, and Dina's blogs for some pictures and other info. Ladies, I love you and miss you and wish we could do it more often!!

Amidst our great girls night, my "big kid" was sick. Brad was so sick he actually took a sick day from work and could barely move. Thank goodness it only lasted about 36 hours! I knew he was feeling better when he suggested eating dinner at Pizza King that Friday night. :)

So we got him all better and a few days later, as nature would have it, Addie got sick. She spent about a day and half with a fever and the whole week last week with a stuffy nose. Several nights of waking up every hour or two to clean out her nose and soothe her back to sleep. But she is much better now.

And while Addie was sick, we had a surprise visitor!! Well, everyone was in on it but me, so it was my surprise, which was fun. My brother and sis-in-law showed up for a very quick visit. We managed to squeeze in some hang time. It was so great to see them! My brother lives in another state and we are very close, so it's hard not being able to see him that often.

There are probably tons more things that happened over the past couple of weeks, but I think I covered the major stuff. I gotta get going so I can find something to satisfy this little girl who is enjoying picking up everything off the computer desk and throwing it to the floor. :) She is clapping for everyone right now, so know that Addie says hi! :)

Here are a few more pictures:
Brad takes such great care of our daughter! One morning, he dressed her (in the well-coordinated outfit he picked out), fed her, and cleaned her up, including combing her hair, which is what he is doing in the picture above. So cute! I love watching the two of them interact.
And the crawling little girl. She's getting quite fast and more daring.
And to show off her personality...I captured this picture yesterday as she played with her new book and phone that she got for Easter. (from her Grandma, who else?!) :) She had such a great time yesterday with my family. They all adore her and she eats up the attention!!!

Hope you all are doing well. And may this cold weather leave us soon!