Saturday, July 27, 2013

When we met

I remember the day I met Orion. It was just another day of getting ready to go to the beach. I was at my best friend Kaitlyn's house getting ready. We knew we were going to meet some new boys that day because our other friend's boyfriend invited his brother and friend over to visit. As we were getting ready I thought to myself "Hey what if one of these guys is the one you are going to marry?" I then came to my senses and told myself no way. Hello I was only 19 at the time. Turns out I was right.

I remember my friend's boyfriend (who is now my brother and sister-in-law) telling me to flirt with the friend of Orion. They thought we would hit it off better. So that is what I did I flirted my little heart out with the friend. Orion was nice, but I did not pay much attention to him. My friend Kaitlyn had her eye on him. I did notice that he gave his jacket to Kaitlyn when she got cold later that night. In my mind I thought he was being really nice and maybe he liked her. Turns out I was wrong. He apparently spent the evening watching me and trying to get my attention. I can be pretty oblivious when it comes to things like that.

I think it is funny how I did not really notice Orion that night, but the memory of that night still sticks out in my mind. I still remember hearing him laugh and thinking he had nice eyes. Sometimes you can be right and wrong at the same time. I am so glad that I was wrong about Orion's feelings that night. He has been the best decision I have ever made. It has been over four years since that night and I still wonder what he saw in me that first day.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bubble bath

On the nights that Orion has off he helps out with bedtime. I think Adilyn really loves these nights. Orion lets her play in the tub far more than I do. I guess it is because he is the fun one and I am the scheduled one. I suggested that Orion give Adilyn a bubble bath because she thinks those are fun. Not too minutes after the bath water is turned off I hear lots of laughter coming out of the bathroom. Then I hear Orion call my name. I found Adilyn covered in bubbles and laughing her head off.
 "What are you doing here?"
 Her "Mom I playing with Daddy so leave us alone" look

 "If your going to be in here let me play with that!" I had to quickly leave before she snatched the camera. It was so sweet to hear her and Orion laughing and bonding. Those two are my favorite and I am lucky to have them. It was also nice to get a little break before getting her ready for bed. In Adilyn's mind she should play ALL DAY LONG! After her bath she wants to run around naked and puts up a fuss when I get her dressed. But as soon as I lay her down in bed she grabs her teddy bear and closes her eyes.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

First birthday

My little lady is not so little anymore. She is one! I can't believe it. For her birthday we made her a raspberry cheesecake with strawberries on top. We love cheesecake in this family. Adilyn just loved her cheesecake.
 We could not find our candles so we ended up putting a strawberry on top instead. She loves strawberries so very much.
 She was confused by all of us standing around her singing. Owen was clapping and she just did not understand what was happening.
 As soon as we stopped singing she dug in.

 She was more interested in the strawberry on top then the cheesecake.

 Once the strawberry was demolished (she ate a couple during dinner as well)

 She was so excited to eat her cake.
This photo is just so cute! She started her birthday off super grouchy and wanted to be held all day long. Thank you teething. I was worried she would not be up to having a a family party. Good thing we have baby Tylenol and she enjoys taking it. We made sure to give her some before her party and she did pretty good. One of her molars is coming in and it has been such a pain to her. Thankfully it has popped through and she is a much happier baby.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Baby Danielle

My sister-in-law had a baby just a couple of days ago. Her babies are always huge. Little baby Danielle came out the same size that Adilyn is right now. Ok maybe not 21 pounds but that baby looks huge.
Here is baby Danielle only a couple hours old and Adilyn almost a year. I swear they are almost the same size. For the record sweet Danielle came out 9 pounds 14 ounces, basically TEN POUNDS! Yikes what a big baby. I can't wait to spend more time with her. Adilyn was very jealous when I held that little bundle of joy. I guess another baby is not going happen anytime soon if Adilyn has anything to say about it. We are so happy that baby and momma are doing good. Welcome to our family baby Danielle we love you already!

We love the beach

 Clearly Adilyn loves the beach a little bit more than we do. She has to eat sand every time we go.
 Then she wants to dumb my phone in the hole we dug for her. What a sweet lady she is....

 Daddy decided it would be funny to put her in a hole she can't get out off.
Turns out she is one resourceful lady. She just used our legs to pull herself out.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Orion likes to bury Adilyn in clothes, pillows, blankets, you name it. Lucky for him Adilyn thinks it is fun.

Here she is helping dad fold laundry, which means playing around while I attempt to fold laundry.

Orion decided that Adilyn needed all of her stuffed animals and her blanket.

Then she found her bear hat. Of how I love that hat! It is so cute! I just love it so much. Best two dollars I have ever spent. Most of the time she rips it off right after we put it on her, but sometimes she keeps it on for thirty seconds.


I asked Orion to watch Adilyn while I went upstairs. I had to take a shower. He said sure. When I come down stairs I find him sleeping and Adilyn running around.
He turned his back on her and let her make a mess. You can't really tell in the picture but there are Cheerios all over the floor. She also got into the laundry.
I was upstairs for ten minutes and this is what I came back to. I was surprised that Orion fell asleep while Adilyn was making such a mess. When I woke him up he was surprised that I was already down with my shower. Apparently as soon as I walked up stairs he fell asleep. I don't know how you do that, but Orion falls asleep quickly all the time. Since he slept while Adilyn was racking havoc I made him clean up the downstairs. So I guess I won in the end. :)