Thursday, October 4, 2012

Some Pics and My Favorite Links

I've written a lot this week, and my "writer's brain" needs a bit of a break lol. So today's post will be a little bit different-  more pictures, more sharing, more Chubbs and Carter. (-:

This season of cool fall weather is my favorite time of the year. The leaves are turning beautiful colors, we can start wearing our wardrobes of fleeces-scarves-light coats, and the house is the perfect temperature to do some serious baking. Yesterday I tried this apple pie recipe. It fulfilled all of my hopes and dreams. (-:
All of the clothes I bought for Addison for this fall are all too big. She is still wearing the same size sweater etc that she wore for her first birthday. Since I'm getting rather tired of the same clothes, I'm letting her wear some of the "too big" clothes. I think the oversized sweater is the perfect look on her.
Of course we went to our weekly music class. The kids can be rather quiet in class, but they soak up everything and replay the dance moves over and over again at home. This class has been just what they needed.
Updated: My fb status two minutes after publishing this post-
Addison just put her hands in the "beehive" formation that we learned in music class, moved it from side to side in perfect rhythm to the Bee song, and said "zzzzzzzz"- she has never made that sound before- she has never made the "beehive" before- she has never sung the song by herself. And yet she just did it all at once. I am completely floored. #MusicClassRocks
We usually go to Costco once a week wether we need to shop there or not because Addison LOVES their hotdogs. So we go and buy a "social" hotdog, which the two of them now eat in its entirety. (They also clean up all of the samples) An afternoon of eating fun for $1.50? Can't beat that.
And yes, we are still in gymnastics class. While it can be frustrating, I can see Addison learning and progressing week to week even when we have small relapses (like this week-ahem).
This is the face she makes when she "talks". So cute.
She's getting much braver with the balance beam (still holding my hand of course)
Waiting for her stamp at the end of class is the most patient she is the entire class. I think it's time to break out the "no stamp if you don't behave" completely dreading this.
The best thing about this week is all of the amazing play that Addison and Carter have been doing together. It's pretty sweet
most of the time...

And in conclusion, here are some of my favorite links flying around Facebook these days: 

Gillian is an amazing lady, and if you don't already follow her blog you totally should. I love this post so much because it's completely true (and well written!). Addison's first year we didn't do the Buddy Walk because I just wasn't ready. At the time I felt guilty- that something was wrong with me. Now I just look back and see that was part of my journey- nothing to be ashamed of.

2. This is on my list of things to watch today. Running, a Down syndrome diagnosis, and lots of love- I have heard great things about this video (but every time I sit down to watch it in its entirety I get interrupted. lol. Hopefully today)

3. A news anchor puts a bully properly in his place. I can't even tell you how much I love this. There is bullying all around us, and it needs to stop now.

4. The mom stays in the picture. This is a beautiful piece on new motherhood and our awareness of our less-than-perfect appearances keeping us from taking pictures with our children. Very inspiring.

Happy Thursday! Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a "frozen moment" if you haven't already.

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