Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Party

Now that we are back from the rush of Christmas, I can catch everyone up on all of the fun that we have had for our Christmas celebrations. On the last day of school for Addison and I, she had her Christmas party with her friends at school. The party consisted of a bunch of toddlers, sitting on their benches in the Cafe, eating, making a mess, and trying to make them stay seated. They also did a $5 book exchange which is always a great thing for Addison...she is a book-aholic!! The book she received was a Cars board book (she was not too excited about that one, oh well). After the party, mommy and Addison went to the park to wear off some of the sugar energy from all the party food. All of the Canadian geese were flying in to Lubbock and seemed to congregate at the park that we were at and she loved it. There was a couple that let us have some of their bread to feed the birds and I was trying very hard to be brave so that my daughter would not be scared...but that was not a success. She jumped straight into my arms and made me feed them by myself. Oh well...we still had fun!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Count on me!

Addison continues to surprise everyday!!! Counting is her newest skill that she has picked up. She wants to count anything that has multiple objects: buttons, the little Christmas trees outside, objects in books, etc. She is skipping one and going straight to 2 and will count all the way to 10, but she will skip 9. She did not count all the way to 10 on the video, but I promise she does it!! LOL. Also, she becomes camera shy every time I want to show off her talents. I can never get the full deal! Oh well, we are so proud of our smart girl and can't believe how fast she is growing!

Much Love,
The Reynolds

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fess Up!!!

Thomas and I would really like to know who has been teaching our daughter these awful habits....

Who ever it is, you better come clean!!!!

Uncle T....was it you???

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Reynolds Family Drive-In

This weekend we decided to put together one of Addison's Christmas gifts from us, because we did not want to haul it to Midland with all of the other many gifts and things that are needing to go in the car. We bought her a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. She was very excited and continually said, "excited!" while marching around and waving her arms!! It was extremely hard for her to wait while Daddy put it together. She would continually climb in the car and then we would have to remove her to add on another piece of the car and it made her very frustrated that she could not just start playing with her new gift. Once Thomas finally put it together she jumped right in and we have not been able to get her out of it!! She has been climbing in and out of it, she has been saying, "car, driving", "keys", and she has been just sitting in it! The funniest thing I think is the fact that this morning when she was watching her morning cartoons, it was her chair. She sat with her milk in the car and watched, "Max and Ruby". It was her own little drive-in.

Much Love,
The Reynolds

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa and the minis

This year we have not had a good opportunity to have Addison take a picture with Santa. She took one last year at her school, but they did not do that this year. We were going to do it at Santa Land , but the line was HUGE! We both refuse to take her to the mall, because we just do not have the money to spend on those. Soooo...what were we going to do? I really felt that she needed to have some sort of Santa encounter where I could photograph her to save it for scrapbook usage!! I saw on the news that the local organization of theraputic mini horses were going to be out at our grocery store down the street raising money by taking pictures with the horses and Santa..PERFECT!! It would be for a good cause and we would get a Santa picture. We had been talking Santa up all day in hopes that by the time we got there she would not be scared and the little outing would be great!!! She was excited before and when we walked up to the horses and Santa. She screamed for both! This was going to be good. I was keeping my fingers crossed for the picture. Take a look....

As you can tell on her face, she was not a fan!!! We started with just her with Santa and she became very upset and she would not stay with Santa. So I thought if I got in the photo and have her sit on my lap that she would calm down. I was wrong. She started to calm down when I put her down on the ground, then the lady quickly snapped the photo. Afterwards, she quickly ran to Daddy!! Oh the fun!! Oh well, I at least got a photo and it will be something to remember always.

Much Love,
The Reynolds

PS. Tonight we took Addison by one of those amazing houses that lights up with the music! So neat!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Weekend!

We had so much fun this past weekend. The weather had warmed up a little so we thought it would be a great opportunity to get Addison out for some of the local events that have been going on in Lubbock. We have the wonderful Ranching Heritage Center every year do a Christmas event called, "Candle light at the Ranch" They have lights lighting the walkways of the entire outdoor center to lead to the various "old timey" houses. In the houses there are people recreating the life of the era that the house is from. Many of the houses had kids from the local children's choir in it so that was a hit for Addison. She did great with the weather and absolutely wonderful waiting in the very long line to go to each house. We were there from 6:15-8:00 and we never once had a problem!!

Addison with her wondrful silly smile!!

Addison with her Daddy

On Sunday night we went to the wonderful park, MacKenzie Park where they put together a wonderful little village called SantaLand. They have it open for the next couple of weeks until the day before Christmas Eve. They have a giant Christmas tree, animated animals, different Christmas displays, bonfires, kids singing, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. We started to wait in line to see Santa, but that would have taken 1 hour just to see him, so we decided to pass on that and just enjoy the event itself. Addison was extremely excited. She lead the way through the entire village. She screamed and shrilled in excitement. She stood in the middle of the area dancing, ran screaming "Pooh" as she saw a Christmas Winnie the pooh. WE LOVED IT! The site of our daughter fully enjoying herself and making her happy was our highlight of the night.

Looking at the tree.

In the Elves Toy Shop

Addison checking out the animated beavers. She loved these guys!

Much Love,
The Reynolds

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

For The Love of Music

Addison has been so into music since I can remember! Well I wanted to share 3 of her new favorites. She loves many many songs and sings all of the time: Baby Bumble Bee, Row Row Row, ABC's, Wheels on the Bus, It's Raining, etc. I wanted to show you a couple of songs that Addy has really enjoyed in the past couple of days/weeks. The first one they play on Nick Jr. and on one of her favorites shows, "Jack's Big Music Show". She will go around and say heart and want us to sing it for her. The second and third one are songs/videos that the kids in her school are dancing to when I walk in to pick her up. They have music time after their snack and sometimes they have kids music videos on and sometimes they just have a CD on, either way they are having blast dancing!

Much Love,
The Reynolds

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Enjoying some pumpkin pie!

Watching Grandpa Red carve the turkey, that Daddy worked hard on

Watching the Macy's parade with Grandpa Red

Helping Daddy the night before with the turkey

Much Love,
The Reynolds