Friday, April 27, 2012

Classical Music

The other day I was driving with Skyler and Addy in the car. I had the radio on the Spa channel in an attempt to bring some peace to the car. When a classical song came on, the car silenced! Addy stopped crying and Skyler just started watching the landscape outside of the car. I had a few (extremely enjoyable) minutes of quiet time and then Skyler looked at me and said, "Mommy this music makes me sad." I wish I were in that cutie's head sometimes, just so I could see how he processes things!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Addy Starting to Sit Up!

The amazing baby continues to, well, amaze me (for lack of a better word)! I was playing with her this morning on her play gym and put her in a sitting position. As soon as I sat her down, she leaned forward and put her hands out, stabilizing herself. I let go of her, but kept my hands close to her thighs just in case she started to tip. Interestingly enough, she didn't fall! She just sat there and smiled :) Of course we have a long way to go until she does the real deal (and certainly enjoy the idea of her waiting awhile), but I think it is amazing that she has so much coordination!

Here's a video that I caught of her doing it this evening. She is wearing a sleep sack, so you can't see her legs real well ... I will try for a better shot of it tomorrow.

Addy's Blessing

Addy was blessed on 1/15/2012. It was such an awesome weekend spent with family. Great Grandma and Grandpa Bateman, as well as Grandma and Grandpa Bateman, flew in for the blessing. Of course by the time that Grandma B (as Skyler likes to call her) got to Florida, I still had not touched the blessing dress that I was going to make Addy. She snapped into action and whipped up this gorgeous heirloom in less than a day! She is such an amazing sewer and we are so amazed at the gorgeous dress that Addy will be able to pass down to her daughter to be blessed in.

Addy was great for the blessing (she was a little fussy, but the cries were nothing compared to what we know she can let out!). She had a lot of family members who came to support her on her special day ... Aunt Patty, Aunt Kat, Rich, Ava, Granmommy and Grandaddy Mitchell, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa B, and Grandma and Grandpa Fletcher! Dad (Brendan) did an amazing blessing. From the blessing, it sounds like she will definitely be involved in mission work and that she will be a shining light and example of the gospel! We are so excited that we are members of the this amazing church and that we have family members that are so supportive of our children :)

Here are some pictures of the beautiful day -

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Pictures

We finally made it to the photo studio and had some pictures taken of the cuties at the end of December. We had a VERY hard time with the selection process since there were so many good ones :)

Family Picture - Brendan and I think that our sleep deprivation is pretty apparent in this shot :)

Skyler's Birthday -

Skyler and Addy for Christmas -

Skyler's Halloween -

We finally made it in for the yearly Halloween picture ... I thought I was going to have to skip this year, lol!

Addy -

Monday, December 05, 2011

Addy Rolling Over ... 6 weeks!

So during tummy time on Sunday, Addy did a cool new trick ... she rolled over! She did it in the past a few times on our bed, but I never thought she could pull it off on a hard surface. But, clearly she does not want to stay on her tummy :) I caught this trick on camera today ... it was a little tricky since as soon as I put her on her tummy she flipped right over. And I thought Skyler hit milestones early!

When I was reading about milestone timeframes, I read that children with mellow personalities usually hit milestones later, conversely, those with high strung personalities hit them earlier ... Considering Addy's high need/colicky personality, there is no surprise she hit this milestone at 6 weeks!

Sunday, December 04, 2011


So the other day Skyler woke up in the middle of the night crying and scratching his head. I watched him for a few minutes and then decided to check for lice ... and of course he had it!

So there I was,
at 3 am,
in the local Walmart,
searching for Rid, new combs/brushes, big black trash bags, AND ... a hair trimmer!!!

The day had finally come. We had to cut off Skyler's super cute locks (I have to admit I actually cried)!

Look at all the hair I cut off (and this was right after a hair cut that I gave him on Nov. 25th).

Skyler was really great about the whole thing and once his hair was trimmed it was easy enough to manage his lice. Everyone loves his hair, including him. He looks like such a big boy now :)

Once I had him under control, I started to panic about Addy and all of her gorgeous locks! I called the doctor and was told that I should not let her get it ... why didn't I think of that?!? They did provided some useful information ... keep her lathered in baby oil. This created a pretty neat look for her once we washed it out. Addy has remained lice free ... such a blessing!

Brendan did not have it, but unfortunately I did. So, I decided to call in the big dogs (AKA, Louse Calls)! They were amazing. They checked everyone's hair, treated mine and gave me the confidence I needed to get through this hectic ordeal. I have to say I was also excited to have a priesthood holder in the house who is so willing to pass out those much needed blessings.

So far we have been successful in defeating the lice. We have one room locked up with anything that could carry the lice bugs. One room is dedicated to clean clothing and linens. And we are all sleeping in another room. Hopefully by doing this we will knock out the buggies for good!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Addy Smiling

So i caught this little princess smiling for the first time on camera ... needless to say it took a lot of video takes and some patience! So Addy's first smile was on 11/21/11 (5 weeks exactly) ... looking at her gummy grin makes my heart melt :)

Smiles are still pretty tough to pull from this critic, but she has shot one to Skyler and the longest smile ever to Brendan.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

She's Here !!!

Meet the new Fletcher princess ...

Addyson Christine Fletcher, Born 10/17/2011 at 1320, 8lbs 2oz, 20 inches long.