Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Growing Up

Addison seems to be doing new things on a daily basis! I like to think of her as being the smartest 15 month old ever! Her vocabulary is impressive and even her gibber-gabber is so matter-of-fact, I should completely understand what she is saying! She says the basics- mommy, daddy, ball... she says eye, nose, puppy, shoe, bow, pa, Ashlee, bird, belly button and of course, the word "no". That one is not so cute! It is so funny to see her personality coming out, except sometimes it seems she could be hitting those terrible 2's a little early! Yikes! She is so independent, doesn't like help, or to be told "No". Her favorite thing right now is to sit on the dishwasher (pulled down) and eat there or take out her spoons and bowl and stir the air! It makes it a little difficult to work around, but its just so darn cute! She has a Dora chair that her Abuelita and Papa Joe gave her when she was a new born. She now loves to sit in it and watch TV with mommy and daddy, and maybe sit and have a snack... she's so big!

It's crazy how fast they really do grow up! Josh and I would get annoyed when people told us that early on... we thought "yeah, yeah, the typical response from someone with kids of their own". Who knew that we would be that annoying couple telling others "They grow up so fast, I can still remember when..."

Monday, April 14, 2008

Defeated by a Frustrating Routine

Why does if feel that once you have accomplished something HUGE (something you can put a big fat check next to on your to-do list and never have to see it again), you are just waiting for the next big thing to come along and overtake your life again? This seems to be a common pattern in my life! I don't know if will ever end! I used to get excited when I completed a project- that overwhelming sense of accomplishment was something to really look forward to! But now, it doesn't come as often. This happened, or didn't happen after the official ending of a busy, productive 2 weeks. I was able to complete my personal and business taxes (if you saw my record-keeping system you would understand how big this is!) and my dad's taxes AND a board project for a builder I work for on the side. All while working my regular job and taking care of Addison while daddy was away. I guess spelling it out like I just did makes me feel a little better about it all! But for some reason, I am just ready for another project of some sort to consume my time and frustrate me all over again... How do I change this routine? I am open to suggestions!

I'm so glad you're home!

Josh is home!

2 weeks of girl time, we were ready for Josh to be home! I know Addison missed daddy. She repeated his name quite often. Sometimes while looking out a window, it was almost as in a sad story of a little girl wondering if she would ever see her father again! I tried to explain that Daddy was away and would be home very soon, but who knows what exactly she understood mommy to say...

I missed Josh too! He doesn't believe me when I say that. He thinks I just missed his help, which I did, but ultimately I just missed him being here. I love my relationship with Josh. I love our time together, how we can just hang out, and its just as special as a romantic date. I feel like I can be brutally honest with him, and usually dont have to worry about feeling dumb. I love coming home to him after a long day of work and traffic.

Just so you know Josh, I do miss you when you're gone... not just your help!