The Byron Clan

The Byron Clan

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More videos

This cracks me up every time I watch it, and it was even more hilarious in person. I like to call this one "Spiderwoman," because that's what she looks like when she's crawling across the grass on all fours to avoid actually touching the grass with her legs.

We have also learned how to locate our first body part. In this video I am attempting to get her to run through all her tricks for the camera, but she's reluctant to wave hello to me. I can't ever get her to wave for the camera, so I guess clapping and grabbing her toes is all we get for now.

This age is seriously the best. She's learning new things so quickly!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Photobooth 2.0

Love these kisses.

(Someone was a little distracted today and wouldn't give any smiles.)

Happy weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10 Months

(This month's mini-shoot was stressful. I took 12 pictures, because I couldn't get you to sit still! You're definitely more mobile this month.)

(I foresee a lot of the above look directed at us in the coming years.)


Addi Bug,

This will forever be known as the month where you got into everything. By everything, I mean everything. You started crawling everywhere and pulling yourself up on everything and there wasn’t a place in the house that you wouldn’t venture. Nothing, from the kitties’ water dishes to the entertainment center, was safe from your curious hands this month.

Here’s a little of what else happened this month:

You’re morphing into a toddler right before our very eyes. Your hair is coming in, and your mama doesn’t have a clue what to do with it most days. You’ll keep a barrette in for about 2 seconds, but most days you go without. Your blue eyes are still very blue, which I think is a shock to everyone. I think we all thought my brown eyes would win out, but you definitely take after your dada’s side with those beautiful blues.

Your top left tooth came through, and the right one is sure to follow suit. The bottom two teeth weren’t that big of a deal, but these top two have taken forever and must have made you so uncomfortable. You’ve been a little bit on the feisty side.

You are so curious about the world around you. You’ve taken a particular interest in your kitties. You will chase them all over the house. You really like Oliver, because he’ll actually let you pet him occasionally. And by pet, I mean maul. You will grab his fur and bury your head in his belly. He tolerates it and you just love him.

You continue to think that your mother is a jungle gym. If I am laying on the floor with you, I will spend the whole time getting trampled and climbed on. This brings me back to the days when you were little and could only roll and would steamroll your way over me to get somewhere. What’s the deal with that?

Your little personality frequently has us in stitches. This month I became aware of your inner diva. You definitely yell when you can’t get to something you want, or when you want someone to turn the page in the storybook, or when you don’t have enough food on your tray. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, but you are a really loud kid. Your voice carries. We’re going to have to find ways of dealing with this newfound sassiness.

You have learned several new tricks this month. You can now wave, clap, smack your lips, and give kisses on command. Also, when we ask you what the kitty says, you will sometimes give us a high-pitched mew. But that’s pretty selective. Overall, I’m amazed at how much you have learned in a month.

You also learned how to sleep through the night this month, with a little help from your parents. You are now sleeping all night without waking up, most nights during the week. Thank goodness!

We love you, little one!


Mama & Dada

Ok, now look at how many of these pictures are of you getting into stuff:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dada's Girl

Chad has always been really good with Addi, and she has always adored him. She's mostly always been just as comfortable with him and she has been with me. He's a natural with babies, and he was wrapped around Addi's finger from day 1. She did go through her spurts where she would only want Mama, but those days didn't last very long and it was mostly only when she wanted to be fed. Lately, she's been a Dada's girl through and through. As soon as he comes home, she just squeals and kicks and flails until he picks her up. He'll do something that will make her laugh, I'll do the same thing and she'll just stare at me blankly. She's most content on the weekends when she has her Dada's undivided attention. It makes me a little bit melty to see these two...just sayin'. I hope they stay close forever, because let's face it, dads are awesome.

Here's some proof that Dada is funny:


The funny thing is, I read this book to her a zillion times a day and she never laughs this hard. But Dada reads it and she's crackin' up. Don't worry...I'm not jealous =)


I don't know if this will become a "thing," so I'm not making any guarantees. Addi really loves taking pictures on our iMac, though, so here are today's favs:

(I included this one to show you the lovely fat lip I received from my dear daughter. She's so squirmy these days...and my lip paid the price.)