Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Loving the 70 degree weather...


The kids and I spent a good chunk of the afternoon outside today and then came back out when Daddy got home. Andrew is in love with the Dora 4 wheeler Uncle John and Aunt Candy got Addy for her #2 birthday. What a difference between boys and girls....Adeline was so timid with it and it took her awhile....but with Andrew he is all about it, not afraid at all. Adeline is getting better at riding her tricycle and we are gradually making it to the bike. She gets pretty frustrated on the bike if she can't keep pedaling, in time I know she will get it.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Thanks Great Grandpa and Grandma Bean....

Adeline received a package in the mail for Easter. A very cute bunny chair cover. We actually thought it was a pillow cover at first and Addy slept with it in her bed. Thank you Great Grandpa and Grandma.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pretty Pretty Princess


At a play date last week Adeline received a new game "Pretty Pretty Princess" from one of my friends whose daughter is too old for it. Adeline loves it! We play it just about every day and she always wins. She is the pretty pretty princess! Thanks for the game Dana!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Being a good big sissy continues.....

Addy always wants to hold her little buddy and feed him. She is a very proud big sissy.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Down to one kid....




After dropping Addy off at the Morse house the three of us went grocery shopping, then Andrew had a bath (all by himself), and was out before we even took him up for stories. James and I rented a movie and were looking forward to having a very quiet evening.....but then again does that ever really happen???? Andrew woke up very distraught and was up most of the night. With multiple teeth popping all at once it was hard for Andrew to get comfortable. Or maybe Andrew knew that sissy wasn't home and wanted to soak up all the time he could get.



Addy and Anna


Adeline spent her first night over at a friends house. After a very busy day with two birthday parties and a much needed nap we took Addy over to her friend Anna's. I wasn't sure if she would make it through the night but there were no calls and when I went to pick her up she didn't even want to leave. She had a great time....even after Phil spanked her a couple of times:-) (just joking)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What a good big sissy....





Andrew hasn't been feeling the greatest the last few days. We think it is due to a possible molar coming in. Adeline has taken it upon herself to make him laugh...and she does a really good job at it. Moments like these seem to happen every day now. What a good big sissy.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

No more high chair....


Andrew is no longer in his high chair. For the past few months it has been quite the challenge to keep him in his chair. We strap him as tight as it will go and push the tray as close as we can but he still manages to climb up and out. (as a result he always loses his pants sliding out of the belt). He is now happily in a booster seat at the table.....If anyone has an extra chair we could borrow that would be awesome. We are down to three table chairs and are now using a stool. It works though...not really a big deal.

Monday, March 22, 2010

sad.....happy....


that's right...we're female! The many moods of the Muskegon Bean women.

He's getting bigger



I just love his little profile. Look at those lips....and those cheeks.

Sunday, March 21, 2010




Adeline set up the couch in the dining room and placed the blocks in it so that she and Andrew could play together. Adeline is still working on her patience with Andrew because every time she builds a tower he knocks it down. Sometimes she can't even get the second piece on. Andrew is doing really well building up the blocks so I think in time he will be knocking down his own towers.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Adeline goes to a Princess Party

Adeline was invited by her friend Anna to come to a Princess Party that was being held at Anna's school. Every little girl was dressed like a princess and so were many of the moms. (I actually would have dressed up if I knew other moms were) There were about 40 other little ladies who were split into small groups and rotated through out the school to different princess stations.
The first station was where they learned a princess dance. My favorite part was when the teacher (high school student) instructed the girls to get into 2 lines of 5 girls....I was like.....Adeline is only three she has no idea what you just told her. Here are some videos of Addy learning to dance....sort of...



They then went to a Princess Tea and enjoyed Snow White Punch and snacks.

Next Adeline got her nails painted. She picked blue of course to match her dress.

Next was the make up. Adeline chose purple eye shadow and hot pink lipstick.

She got to see for herself how the make up looked.
Pretty Pretty
Anna had rainbow nails and also chose the hot pink lip stick. Right before we were about to leave Cinderella came in and you can catch Adeline's reaction.


Time for hair. There was a curling iron there but with curls like Addy's (which I am so thankful for) there is no need for it.
Is this prom??? How old is my little girl???

Here is Adeline showing you how pretty she is.


A very proud Mommy.
Grandpa Bean came up and visited the party....I think he was the only guy (besides the photographer). He made Adeline very happy.
After the girls got their picture taken (I got a Mommy and Addy one too) they were off to make bracelets and necklaces.
One for Addy and a special one for Daddy.
We ended with BINGO. After they called a few of Adeline's numbers she would yell out "I winned". Missy said..."once again Adeline is the life of the party"



One little man was a little jealous he couldn't go. He made a couple of phone calls but couldn't get through....he settled for the crown.

I REALLY enjoyed my time with Adeline today (thanks Missy and Anna). I am looking forward to many more times like this as Addy grows. Mommy and Addy time...."because we're girlfriends"....as Addy would say.

On the move....

....there is no stopping him. He is all over. He is so proud of himself and it is so much fun to watch. He can get to the standing position and start walking without using anything (not even his hands). In his hand is his cell phone. This is his latest fascination. He gets many calls during the day. Busy boy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Adeline's Special Movie Night




After Andrew went to bed James and I surprised Adeline with a movie. The Princess and the Frog. James and Adeline made the popcorn (Adeline put in all the ingredients). We all sat right next to each other and snuggled the whole time. It was so nice. During the movie Adeline got up, turned around and hugged me and James and told us how much she loved us. We all really enjoyed are time together. For two and a half years this was all Adeline knew. She has adjusted well but it is times like these that we take to remind her of how much we love her by giving her our undivided attention...no interruptions.