Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Wardrobe

I am slacking on a lot these days, including taking Addie shopping for a new spring wardrobe for Rudy.

In desperation, Addie sought out a piece from Rudy's fall line and brought it to me to help him get dressed.

He is such a good cat.

It is seriously the little things that makes this little blond monkey happy!

Monday, April 20, 2015


It's much too long in between the times Addie gets to see ToTo.  
However, she gets so excited every single time she sees him. 

When she learned that we were going to take ToTo for a walk, she gathered her baby, baby stroller and all baby accessories for an afternoon at the park. 

Addie was just thrilled to be out and about with ToTo.  
She was also happy to stand at a safe distance in order to keep from getting doggie water all over her. 

It wasn't long before she demanded her turn and had to catch up to Gabi and retrieve the leash. 
She had a bit of help.

Addie misses ToTo and she misses my Mom tremendously. 
She still "calls" her GaGa and talks to her. 
Out of the blue, Addie will get my phone and start having a conversation.
When I ask who it is, she always tells me that it's "GaGa". 
Every once in a while she will hand me the phone so I can say "hello" as well. 
Sometimes Addie will cry when she talks to Mom, other times she will just laugh and laugh. 
Addie still asks to see her GaGa, and she still expects to see her at every event we attend. 

I'm thankful for ToTo, for the joy he brings to Addie and I'm thankful for the frequent phone calls between Addie and my Mom

I only wish I could hear my Mom as clearly as Addie does.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


After taking some time off, Addie is trying TOPSoccer again. 

Week one was a success!
Addie immediately loved her sidekick and never hesitated to get on the field and play!!!

She had so much fun!

Trenton and Bergen are on our team,
...and yes, that is Baby Brock in the picture too!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Spring Break 2015

The year of having a 16 year old boy took me down the path of allowing him the opportunity to choose where we spent Spring Break. 

His first choice was a European Cruise, so we ended up going with what was behind curtain number two. 


Not the Mickey Mouse loving part of Orlando, but the publicly protested and wizarding world parts of Orlando. 

Just like every visit in the past, it took Addie a while to acclimate to the environment. 
To be a little more precise, it took three and a half days before Addie seemed to enjoy the park atmosphere. 

Addie was all about going to a hotel. 
She remembered that she gets to "schwim" at hotels and she loves to go swimming!

Upon arrival, she got her baby all settled before getting changed for a relaxing evening by the pool. 

The next morning, we were ready to go!
Since Addie LOVES trains, I wanted to take her to the Hogwarts Express first thing. 
It didn't go quite as I had hoped. 

She was fretful over the entire experience.

She clung to us, and it was rather pitiful watching her be so anxious. 
However, it was Julien who became the chosen one of the week and she turned to him first for reassurance. 

He did not disappoint and was an amazing help to us.  
He is amazing.