Saturday, October 18, 2008

eight months and many firsts

A week ago, Ada turned eight months old. I am going to spare the part where I tell you how time has flown too quickly, how my little girl is growing up too fast and how much I love this little lady, because you all already know all of that. Instead, here is Ada at eight months old and several firsts.

Ada went to her first county fair with her good buddy, Anna Kate. The two were frequently confused as twins as they road around in A.K.'s cute little red wagon. At the tail end the two got caught pulling every single wipe out of their diaper bags. Because the girls had been so good for so long and we wanted to ensure this goodness lasted just a little bit longer we stood there and let them.
264 pound pumpkin

287 pounds of pure cuteness

Preston and Peyton Carli's goats, Victor and Lily, made an appearance at the county fair and both won blue ribbons.

As Amy mentioned in her post, we went to see Charlotte's Web several years ago and by the end of the movie each wanted a "Wilbur" for Christmas.

After using Ada's Bumbo for the longest time we finally broke down and bought Ada a highchair. We regretted waiting so long to make the purchase considering she loved it so much and it has been soooo much easier to feed her in her fancy new chair. No more fighting her from trying to flip out. Ada shows her excitement during her first time strapped in. . .
First encounter with the magical kiddo food most often referred to as O's. It was love at first sight.

Ada and I went on our first solo road trip. Daddy had to work so the two females of the family headed out by ourselves (note to self: road trips are much more complicated without two sets of adult arms. . . wearing your baby in a baby bjorn for pit stops for example). Our first stop was a surprise drop by to Nashville. Becca had been recovering from her foot surgery so we arranged with Brent for a surprise girls lunch out. Ada and I brought her some surprises and confessed that we (read: I) ate all the Dove chocolate that was an additional part of the surprise. Thankfully, Becca loves me despite/because of my chocolate addiction :)
Becca suggested that we go to a little place called the Puffy Muffin for lunch. It was a quaint little cafe filled with yummy food and homemade pastries. It was delicious. Ada was quite the attention getter though most of those doting over her thought she was a boy, so immediately after lunch a bow was purchased. This is a picture of her wearing her first bow.
The second stop on our first girls only road trip was Lexington, KY to see Aunt Suzi and Roman. Where's Ada? How did you get over there so fast?

Ada and I brought Roman a pumpkin. Anytime Roman really loves something such as his Lightening McQueen shoes or his toy Octopus he will want to a.) use it as a bath toy and/or b.)sleep with it at night. The pumpkin got invitation a. He also could not wait to carve the pumpkin. I think that is the first think he spoke about upon waking up the next morning.
Taste testing.

The next day we all went to a local apple orchard. It had the most ginormous slide. Roman could not get enough.

Slide down in a sack on this slide.

No apples for us, but apples for somebody. . .

. . .like they needed anymore lunch. They could barely move. Not quite as cute as our little Wilburs previously pictured.

That night was Ada's first time to be left with a non family member (oh yeah, besides the nursery at church). Miss Maggie, took care of Roman and Ada while Suzi and I went to go see Angie Smith (wife to Tod Smith, a member of the Christian music group Selah) speak at a women's conference. The evening was incredible. The Lord showed up in so many different ways. This was Angie's first speaking engagement since she lost her baby earlier this year. This is a letter that Angie wrote to her daughter. ***warning: this site elicits tears***

Ada's first pair of "real" shoes. I love how girly they are. A target purchase for only $9.99!!!

First time to be a ballerina.

Ada's first day trip with her buddy Anna Kate. Amy invited us to go down to surprise her dad at a conference he was hosting down in Cohutta, Georgia. The girls did well overall, though at one point they were competing for highest octave while attempting to take naps. We were gone for the entire day capping off the road trip with a bit of shopping in Calhoun. The following pictures are a before and a couple of after.

Surprisingly, this last month Ada rode sitting up in a shopping cart for the first time. She has had the ability to do so for a while, but I continued to put her along with her car seat in the shopping cart for the longest.

While this picture does not depict a first for Ada, Tucker had a first this same night. We all witnessed him sit up for the first time. Go, Tucker, Go!
Lastly, Ada met Mr. October, Baby Silas for the first time. He is so incredibly cute and as everyone has mentioned, looks just-like-his-daddy. Verbatim. Congrats on your little cutie. He is precious.


MELDUST said...

Wow Miss Ada! You are growing up so quickly! You have had a busy month, as usual! I especially love the picture of you in your ballet tutu! Soon enough I'll be teaching you your first plie!! Love you!

Becca and Brent said...

I love all the new appearances of the cute bow! Who knew it was going to become a wardrobe must? Thanks again for the surprise visit - it was sooo much fun and great to share a FIRST with ada: eating at Puffy Muffin.
Happy 8 months little one!

Brad and Shana said...

Wow! Thanks for the wonderful update. Your posts are always so fun. It is so cool that you got to go hear Angie Smith. I bet that was awesome. Maybe she'll do more engagements.

Ada is adorable, as always. I love the bow, but confess that poor Sara Kate still can't manage to keep one in for any length of time, and we seem to lose them too. Oh well.

She makes an adorable ballerina. Just wait 'til ballet lessons.

Would love to see you sometime soon!

Jenny said...

Such cute pictures. She's such a little darling! I'm with Shana, your posts are always so fun (hers are too). Would love to see you soon as well...let's make that happen!

Summer said...

I love all the photos. And how could anyone mistake feminine Miss Ada for a little boy! The bow definitely clears any confusion up and looks adorable at the same time.

Jessica said...

Love the ballerina pics! Too cute. Happy eight months, little girl!

Tammy said...

Sooo many cute firsts! I especially love the ballerina shots. I love Angie Smith's cool that you got to go hear her!

Amy said...

Happy eight months Miss Ada girl! Great catchup/update Britt! Love all the pics! I was thinking just the other day that I seriously need to get some tutu shots of AK... That slide in KY looks awesome! Roman is so cute with the pumpkin as well. Ada, it's so fun to watch you grow! You are too precious, as always!

Rich Smith said...

Wow... Ada is growing up so fast! I haven't seen you guys is so long. Miss you!