Christmas Fun

This past weekend we continued with our 2nd Annual Santa Excursion downtown with the family! It was so fun, I don't have any pictures of Addie with Santa (you'll have to visit us to see the masterpiece on our mantle). However I was expecting screaming and that it is just what we got! We did manage to get a great family shot with all of us (she stopped crying for a moment). We did enjoy the Carousel downtown, great food and some shopping. Here are a few of the pictures from the day we spent with the family.

Two weeks ago when we got our Christmas tree - we promptly brought it home and set it up. This promptly brought on a drippy nose for Addison. So we waited it out to see if it was a cold or a new tooth. 10 days later and no change and a lot of research, we realized the it was the tree that she was allergic to. So Chris did some research and found that if we sprayed it down with veggie wash, rinsed it and let it sit out for 24 hours then we could try and bring it back in. So in our 19 degree weather last week, Chris and I took down the tree and dragged it outside, sprayed it down and promptly put it up in the garage to dry. On Sunday when we came home we brought it back inside. As you can see below Addison is helping us decorate (for the second time this season). However we are on day 3 and we have no runny nose! YAY!


It's been a while

Well Life in the Nichols Household is crazier than usual. We have been busy with getting ready for Thanksgiving, enjoying the few nice days we have had and have enjoyed being cozy at home. I cannot believe that Addie is 13 months already, the year has flown by. It is crazy how everyone tells you how fast it goes, but you never believe them until a year has gone by and you say to yourself, what have I been doing. We had an amazing summer and it seems that fall has just flown by and now it is a week till Thanksgiving. We are getting ready to have Thanksgiving at our house this year, my first time to cook a turkey (wish me luck) and my first time to host. We are looking forward to it.

We are so excited for Addison to be older this year and to join in all our festivities for the Christmas Season. We are excited for snow, cutting down our Christmas tree in the mountains, getting to see Santa at Nordy's and just enjoying the season.

I cannot get Photos uploaded, I will try in a separate post! Blessing to you and your family during this wonderful time.


Addison's First Birthday

We celebrated Addison's first birthday this last Saturday. Thank you to all the family and friends that blessed her with so many wonderful things. She had an amazing time and is loving all the new things to play with.

I cannot believe that my baby is one already. This last year has gone by so quickly, but we are so thankful for her. Over this last year we have seen her grow so much and she is quickly growing into a such a beautiful young toddler.

She is now walking and getting into everything. She is a lot more busy, but she is able to sit and focus on more things at a time. We now really enjoy reading books and being read to. She loves playing with other kids and we have been lucky to have two other kids coming over during the week.


Surf Slam and Various Adventures

The weekend of September 11th - we loaded up the motor home and headed to Pacific City, OR for a wonderful Stand-up Jet Skiing competition with friends and family. The whole things was pretty cool. There were riders from all over the world competing and it was quite a sight to watch all of them compete. I have never seen so many backflips, jumps and barrel rolls on a jet-ski in my life! Addie did absolutely amazing...we got the greatest backup right before we left and she absolutely loved it. We also took Grace with us and she loved the ocean and running free! Below are some pictures from our time at the beach and also some from September.


Photo Updates

Its been a crazy August - - I promise after Labor Day to have a post!


9 Month Stats

I cannot believe that Addie is 9 months old already it seems like time is flying by. She is crawling all over the place, pulling herself up on everything, into everything, loves the water (especially her pool in the backyard) and she is babbling about everything and anything. 

We had her 9 month check up today and our little muffin is growing great. She is in the 50% for her height and her head and in the 40% for her weight. We topped out at 18lbs 1 ounce and 27 1/2 inches tall...

She enjoys anything outside and loves her new portable playpen that we got. It is nice, because we can set it up and she is free to roam anywhere within in...great for the camping trip we took last weekend...

We are excited to see what adventures we have next and we love every stage even more and more! 

Photo Editing

I know that a bunch of people have had this for a long time, but I just discovered Picnik...I am hooked! It is amazing! I have included a few that I did yesterday. I am excited to discover all its capabilities. 


A Mid-Week Update

So we have had a busy last couple of weeks...let's start out with the weekend before the 4th...

We took Addie on her first camping experience, yep that's right we stayed in a tent with our little muffin! She did awesome...she woke up with the sun, but promptly went back to sleep once she was snuggled tight in my sleeping bag! 

Then for the 4th we headed south to the lake where Chris' family has a trailer, once again 
she did amazing, despite the loud, late night fireworks and bonfires! 

She has also had some big milestones during her 8th month (I cannot believe that she is almost 9 months). She has started crawling, at first she was a little unsure of this new mode of transportation, but once she determined that she could get places so much faster than rolling to them, she is now quite quick! She is also eating tons of food, we started meat this month and she loves it. She is quite the eater and enjoys nibbles of what I am having now as well! She has also discovered that she can feed herself. We give her half of a cheerio and she puts it right in her mouth! Those two teeth work pretty well! 

Hope you all are having a great July and hopefully Summer will be back this weekend!