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Happy 7 yr Anniversay to Dave and Allie

We celebrate 7 years of marriage tomorrow, March 12th.  Below are a few photos from 7 years ago!  Although life has presented it’s obvious challenges, God has blessed us with 2 beautiful children, healthy marriage, and an abundant love for our family.

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Addie Kate- 8 month Photo

Addie Kate is over 19 lbs at 8 months.  She’s days away from crawling.  She rolls herself across the room, so with her activity level… I know she will begin to crawl within the month.

Jada Reese is almost 26 lbs at 2.5 yrs old.  Jada Reese’s surgery of implanting ear tubes was a huge success.  I wish we did it almost a year ago.  She is communicating 100x better and her vocabulary and pronunciation took off this week.  I honestly think she wasn’t hearing clearly until we did the tubes.  The things you learn with your first child!

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Update on the Girls

Jada Reese- 2.5 yrs old now… She truly has a heart of gold!  Jada Reese loves to please others, cleans up her messes, introduces her “baby” to new surroundings, and says prayers throughout her day.  She is 100% potty trained; praise the Lord!  She loves being a big sister and often looks out for Addie Kate.  Due to all of the ear infections the past 2 months, JR will get tubes in her ears on Monday.  She has started speech the last couple months, 2 days a week with a private therapist.  Because she is a micro-preemie, she has weak cheeks, her jaw and tongue don’t work in sync as well as they can… so, we are working on activities to strengthen it.  Some of those include, blowing bubbles, using a loopy straw for water, and blowing on a horn.  I’m already seeing improvement, and she will be right on track in no time.   JR is in size 2T…

Addie Kate- 7.5 months now… Everyone calls her the “Gerber Baby.”  She has such a fun personality.  She loves her big sister and often reaches to hold her hand.  She smiles and interacts with our dogs, and she is a fabulous eater (just like her daddy).  She sits up, scoots on her back, and loves to make raspberries with her tongue.  She has become a little momma’s girl, and she doesn’t want to be out of my sight.  She sleeps through the night, gets 3 full meals, 3-4 nursing, and an 8 oz bottle each day!  She is also struggling with her first ear infection.  She’s on her 3rd antibiotic, so we hope she will be back in full swing this weekend.  Addie Kate loves her soft blankets and baby dolls close to her face.  AK is in size 12 months…

I have the best job ever; stay at home mom with 2 precious girls.  Although we have long days at times (marshmallows melted all over my new car, poop smeared in the bathroom, dogs eat the dinner off the table, vegetable pouch squeezed all over the car seat, throw up right before heading out the door… and the list continues), I wouldn’t trade it for anything!!!

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Dave’s 1st Full Marathon… in honor of Preemies (Hand to Hold) and Veterans (Red White Blue)

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December…vacations and more

Addie Kate and Great Grandpa FrankGranddaddy and Jada Reese

 

 

 

 

 

We had a wonderful Christmas in Austin and in Breckenridge with family.

Addie Kate is almost 6 months!  She weighs 17 lbs (70%) and height is 26.5″ (75%).  She is babbling, learning to sit up, playing with her sister, and has started to eat table food.  She is such a cuddle bunny, and she loves to pop her pacifer out and replace it with her thumb.

Jada Reese continues to be a “mini-me” as she cleans up more than anyone in our house.  She is always looking after the dogs and her sister.  She is potty trained as of today!  I just told her that we were out of diapers…and she went with it.  She has such a sweet spirit and tender heart!

Christmas Morning with Addie KateJada Reese got Lacrosse sticks from Santa

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Trip to California for Thanksgiving

CousinsNapaWe took Addie Kate on her first flight to California for Thanksgiving.  She met Grandpa and Uncle Mike/Aunt Wes and her cousin Hudson for the first time.  Jada Reese and Addie Kate also visited my aunt Lori and cousin Kimberly!  We had a great trip to San Fransisco, Sacramento and Napa visiting family and celebrating the holiday.

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