Monday, November 24, 2008

Cowgirl Addie!

When I visited my Dad and Julie a couple of weeks ago, they sent me home with a brand new pair of PINK cowgirl boots for Addie. I was so excited to see her in the boots......Addie on the other hand was not quite sure how she felt about these new shoes!

This was right after I woke her up from a nap, so we plan on trying again here in a few days. The boots light up and she loves that, so for now, I have them on the play room floor where she can get used to them before we try a second time! Thanks Dad and Julie!
I had class this weekend and was extremely overwhelmed with essay tests and presentations, so I did not take time to update my blog at all. Addie is doing great and she enjoyed her weekend with her Daddy of course. Saturday night she actually spent the night with her Mamaw and loved every minute of it! She does well over there too.....We have an allergy appointment this morning and I am anxious to get there and get Addie on a new plan since the animals are gone and the house it clean! I am hoping we will gradually get off the breathing treatments, if it had anything to do with the animals in the first place. I just want her to be healthy! Thanks for your prayers and support during the past couple of months!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quick Update on the Hewitt Household...

Here's a little peek at Addie since I haven't really taken many pictures here lately. This was taken this morning as I sat at the computer checking my email. She doesn't go far from me!
I have not felt much like playing on the computer this week, so my blog posts have been behind, I know. Addie and Tim are still fighting a bad cold and I can't seem to get rid of this sore throat I have had for a week now. I have been very busy cleaning the house and trying to get rid of all the dog and cat hair before I report back to the allergist on Monday. I have called each night to check on Sally the dog down in Florida, and she is doing fairly well, despite a few bumps a long the way. I am still missing her terribly and just very sad about it all. When is this all suppose to start to feel better? I hope everyone is doing well and gearing up for the holidays. I am looking forward to spending some time with my family. I'll try and post again tomorrow with some new pictures....take care!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Back home without my dog...

I made it back from my Dad and Julie's house in Florida safe and sound. The trip was extremely long, but my book on CD and the many calls I kept getting from wonderful friends checking up on me made the miles go by fast. It was nice to visit with family I hardly ever get to see and I wish I had a few more days to spend down there with them. Sally and the other dogs, Blue and Cody, seem to get a long quite well. They just accepted her into their home without any fuss at all and that eased my mind tremendously. Sally was amazed at how she could go in and out of the house all by herself and figured out those doggie doors within the first few minutes we were there. She loved running in all of those pastures and made me proud by not chasing the horses or tormenting the goats. She even left the cats alone. Unfortunately, she already chewed part of their screen door while we were out for an hour or so on Saturday....YIKES! I was horrified, but my Dad and Julie weren't upset at all, and MR. Fix-it Dad just said that he would take care of it! She slept with me in my little twin bed both nights, except for one night when I caught her in bed with my Uncle Ed while he was reading.....I think she may like him a little! Im glad he is there to help with the transition. OK......sorry to bore you all with my Sally stories....I have not had much else going on here so she has been on my mind day and night. I knew I would miss her, but I just didn't realize how quiet my house would be without her tagging a long. It is just a very sad situation for us. I am comforted so much by the fact that she is down there with them though, and so thankful that they are willing to give her a chance. I'll take some pictures of the little girl today and hopefully, have a happy post for tomorrow!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sally Mae...

With Tim's help, I was finally able to get my paper submitted and my bag packed for my road trip tomorrow. My heart truly aches tonight as I prepare to say goodbye to a very special part of my life for the past 5 years. Tim packed her "things" for me and it brought me to tears to see the empty space beside the trash can where her bowls have always been. I am very thankful that my Dad and Julie are generous enough to welcome her into their home. They even seem excited to have her join them, and I am comforted by that. We will miss her terribly, but know that she will be getting the attention and love she deserves in her new home. Its strange how life works out sometimes.....Sally Mae was my dearest friend during one of the times in my life that I needed that the most....I will always hold her dear to my heart! Pray for Sally and I as we hit the highway for 12 long hours tomorrow! One last road trip together......

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just relaxin with Mommy...

Am I cute or what? She just loves cartoons.....I have to turn them off to get her to play with me!

Addie and I had a pretty uneventful day yesterday since my Mom was sick and storytime at the Library was cancelled due to the holiday. We spent a lot of time playing in the floor and did manage to get out and play at "Birdies" for a couple of hours. That is a local inside play area for children from ages 1-5. We love it there. They keep it very clean, and there are so many different toys to play with, including this giant blow up jumping thing that Addie has just discovered she loves! Atleast it gives us the chance to get out and do something when we have no other plans. Sometimes a few of my friends and their kids will meet us up there. Today we have music class and then another relaxing afternoon in the playroom. I am trying to take it easy the next couple of days and relax. I have a very loooong road trip ahead on Friday to Florida. Sally and I are headed South to see her new home with my Dad and Julie! I need to be well rested for that adventure! So....Im soaking in my time with her this week and giving her as much lovin as possible....she is such a sweet dog! I know that my Dad and Julie will fall in love with her too!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Birthday to Addie's Mamaw!

Today is my mom's birthday. Addie will more than likely call her "Mamaw" since that is what she calls herself. I called my grandmother, her mother, "Mamaw" too, so.....that makes it rather special. Addie loves my Mom, and for those of you that know my mom, she LOVES Addie. They are pretty cute together I must say. We had planned on spending the day with Mamaw since she too is out of school for Veteran's day, but she is home with a very bad chest cold and doesn't want either of us to come around her! So, maybe Addie and I will call her and try and sing over the phone.....we are both dissappointed that Mamaw will have to spend her birthday in bed. We hope you feel better really soon. Happy Birthday Mom! We love you....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Addie and Lily....

LILY: That's my doll.....and my bottle.....can I have it back? LILY: PLEASE.....can I have my doll back?

ADDIE: She's my doll now! Don't you even think about it...

On Thursday Addie and I took a little road trip to visit Kristy and Lily for the day. Kristy and I both agree that the days that we get together seem to fly by so fast, unlike some of the longer days when we are by ourselves. The girls played well together this time, other than a few "sharing" issues. I could sit and watch them for hours. How cute! I still can't believe how close they are in age...a little Carrie and a little Kristy...who would have thought?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christmas is on its way....

And we plan on having some fun! This adorable contraption sits in our garage waiting for little Addie girl to get her hands on it.....
I got a yellow kitchen set for Christmas when I was 3-4 years old and it made its way in many of my memories as a child. I loved that kitchen! So, of course, Addie must have one too.....and maybe one day Grandpa Rick can visit up here and build her a pink and white playhouse with real shingles too! The little yellow kitchen fit perfectly in that little house.......What fun we will have playing with this thing....My mom told Tim and I that she had seen this little set at Sam's club and we just couldn't resist!

Class is over and I am planning on spending a nice day with my little cutie and her Mamaw. Tim is having some guys over for football craziness, and the girls are escaping to shop a little! Class was horrific....14 hours of lecture! I just don't understand how that happens. These professors are intelligent enough to realize that differentiation in the classroom is critical! My head was pounding and I was GRUMPY by the end of the day.......good thing Tim is so understanding! Happy Sunday everyone!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Time to eat!

Meal time at our house is far from boring. Addie refuses to get any help with feeding herself these days. She will pinch those lips together and fling those hands around until you give her the spoon and let her do it herself. So.....this is what she ends up looking like after every meal.
We try and save the really messy beans and yogurt....for dinner so that she doesn't look like a disaster all day. Look at that she trouble or what?

This weekend is "Daddy and Addie" weekend as I have class again tonight and all day tomorrow. I am dreading every minute of it. It is rather frightening to me how I hate this particular class so much entitled "Curriculum Development" when I am working on receiving my Master's in "Curriculum and Instruction". Doesn't that seem wrong? Anyways, I am sure Tim is looking forward to his time with her...she is getting sweeter and sweeter every day. Not only does she pucker up those lips for a "kiss kiss" every five minutes of the she has figured out how to give hugs. Out of the blue, she will wrap those little arms around a leg and squeeze! I just love it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What do we do in the evenings?

Every night we spend a great deal of time playing on the floor with BOOKS! Addie loves books. All of these crazy toys I have found for her at a million yardsales, and she loves the simple books the best. She brings us book after book to read to her. She will even take one of her favorites and go off by herself to sit and jibber jabber with the book in her little lap. This is what we did last night as the nation was counting votes. I would rather do this any day!

This morning we ventured to music class in the rain. There was only one other little boy there, so it was almost like we had our very own private music lesson. She seems to enjoy it more and more. I will be sad when it is over at the end of the year. She is napping now, and I am going to try and get some work done for a presentation I have on Friday for school. Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Snack Time!

Each day around 10:00 I ask Addie if she would like a snack. She gets very excited when she hears this question and proceeds to walk over to the little island in the kitchen and wait for her treat. She sits there and eats her snack quietly just like a big girl. Can you believe how fast all of this is going? I feel like the days with my "baby" are just zooming by, and I have no control over it. I can't get them to slow down.
Today, Addie and I spent the day with my Mom. She is absolutely in love with Gymboree and loves to get Addie adorable clothes from there. I love their clothes but feel horribly guilty about spending so much on clothes she only wears once or twice, but my Mom loves to do it! Plus, she knows I love to dress her up, so she does it for the both of us. Addie is a well dressed little girl...that is for sure. We also ventured to ToysRUs to get some Christmas presents for her. I could spend hours in that store, and so can Addie. She loves walking around touching all of the different toys and listening to all of the fun noises that happen in that place! We are very excited for Christmas this year! Santa is going to be very good to Addie!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Our little Bunny...

My pictures downloaded this is actually near the end of the we were driving home....she still had that kit kat in her hand and she was tuckered out! Of course we stopped by Mamaw's and Grandpa Dave's to say hello...

Tim says I enjoy dressing him up to look like a moron, but I couldnt resist these costumes I found at a yard sale for 5$....what a treasure find!!!!
Her first time trick-or-treating with her Daddy....

On our way out the door....she wanted to take her "istsy bitsy spider" book too, but we made her put it safely in the truck...she was very excited!

Halloween was much more fun this year than last. She didn't cry the whole time and we were able to stay at the little party at Granny's much longer this time. She was almost too tall for her little bunny costume, but we managed to get it on and make her comfortable enought to attempt to trick-or-treat. She made it to the end of our next door neighbor's driveway and that was about it for her, but let me tell you, she wouldnt let go of that Kit Kat he put in her pumpkin all night long. By the time we wiggled it out of her hands, it was warm and melted! She didnt seem to notice my costume, but Tim's outfit really puzzled her. She didnt cry,but just stared at him, as if she was wondering what in the world he was thinking. She was exhausted by the end of the night and Im still not sure she really understands the whole idea around the holiday, but she had a good time, we all did! Thanks Kristy for finding us the cutest bunny costume I have ever seen!
Quick Update on my Bailey: I called last night and the man said that Bailey is still refusing to come around them. He hides whenever they are around and only seems to come out when all is quiet. They say he is eating and using the litter box, but I am guessing he is still a little spooked about his new home. It made me a little sad to hear the news, but I knew it would take him a while to adjust. I am going to call again in a week! I hope he starts to let them love him soon....

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Fun....

Tuesday night of last week, my Mom and Dave both came over to carve pumpkins for our annual pumpkin carving contest! Addie wasn't too sure what to think of this little activity and really wanted nothing to do with her pumpkin. My mom carved her pumpkin in lesst than 5 minutes so that she could play with the little munchkin! Can you guess which one was hers? She was very interested in what Mamaw was doing....but still not so interested that she wanted to stop brushing those teeth! (her new favorite thing to do)

My sweet Bailey has been in his new home for 4 nights now and we havent gotten a call to come and get him, so...hopefully he is starting to feel comfortable and getting lots of attention from the sweet man that seemed to really love him already. I miss him very much, especially during they day when things are quiet and Addie is napping....I would hunt him down during these times and we would cuddle on the floor at the top of the steps. I will always love that rotten cat. I am planning a trip South in a couple of weeks with Sally. She will be going to live with my Dad and Julie on their farm in central Florida. They have lots of animals and are really good to all of their furry friends, so I feel pretty good about leaving her there. Although, there is no doubt that she will be missed by both Tim and I terribly.
I have some great Halloween pictures that I plan on posting tomorrow of the little girl, so stay tuned.....