Monday, August 27, 2012

Well, Today starts another year of Addi growing older (and me holding steady)!  Today she started first grade.  We had a wonderful but fast summer go by with lots of swimming, boating playing with friends and crossing off items on our Summer Fun List.  We are 6 teeth down and one more about to fall out, she wanted to save that one for the first day of school!  Lucky teacher!  With as much excitement we care share there is always a heavy heart missing her Daddy.  She wore her locket today to carry him close to her heart, but knowing he is watching and proud from above, can you only imagine the choas he has caused making everyone notice his little girl starting first grade.  And well Mommy couldn't be any prouder.  Today we discussed that I hope she misses me a little, learns at least one thing new, but makes more friends than she can count.  Good Luck my Sweet Addi.
All my Love
Addi starting Preschool
 Addi starting 1st Grade with some cool kicks from Grams and Papa
 Getting too big...
 Do you think I should warn her teachers?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Well, she did it!  Made it through graduation of Kindergarten.  I am so lucky to have one of the most amazing, amazingly happy children considering everything she has been through.  She is a true testament of a village raising a child.  On this day, we got it right...
Love to All
Christi and Addi
PS - This morning, the first day of summer break, what was the first thing out of her mouth..."I don't have to get out of my pjs!"  Just like her Daddy and his "track suits"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Well, LONG time no chat. I just wanted to drop a line and let everyone know that we are good. Addi is so wonderfully happy that it makes my heart jump a little. We still miss Daddy every day, but a little less tears everytime. Addi and went back to Disney since our last trip with Daddy, it was certainly harder and more emtional for me than her. She just loved the princesses and it was fabulous to have our family there with us, THANK YOU SO MUCH PAPA AND GRAMS! I will have to send pics soon.
Just a few pictures from last fall to see how our girl is growing up. Missing teeth and getting the new BIGGER ones in...I do think she smiles like her Daddy, never showing teeth!
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Monday, December 05, 2011

Hello to All -
First and foremost let me let you all know that Addison (as she likes to be referred to when she is published) is now down 3 teeth. This weekend we lost our first one on top and let me tell you, WOW, she has a gap up there. (She had a space between her teeth to start with and now loosing the tooth, WOW.) But do not get me wrong she is as beautiful as ever.
It is amazing to think Bo has been gone for 2 years now. One moment Addi and I feel like he is right there with us, or we put ourselves back in those moments of 2 years ago. Amazing how the mind and memories work. I think we are doing well. We keep our mantra one day at a time. Most days bring us exciting new changes, friends and experiences. Other days bring us new realizations (for both of us) Addi is definitely more aware of the experiences she is going to miss out on that she would have had with Bo. This holiday season I have had more questions of "Why does everyone else's family still have their Daddy?" I never have the answer for that other than your Daddy loves you very much and I like to think he is always with us. But never fear we are still taking on the holidays full force.
Sometimes I wonder why Bo passed away at this time of year? I do get many questions if this gets us down more because of the time of the year and I have decided something. Bo is obviously greatly missed by many people. But I think his death on December 5th might have been perfect timing for us to reflect and always remember what matters. We might just be starting to dread the Christmas hassle and shopping, but I like to think he is there to remind us we have people to shop for? or We have the funds to shop? Bo's death right now reminds me to tell those I love them. Bo loved nothing more than to call someone and say how much they meant to them. I honestly think he loved doing this to his buddies more, but some of you (who will not be named) would panic and freak out a little. Oh how is loved to mess with you, but never for one second think that he didn't mean it. He loved like no one I have ever met. I am blessed and lucky he loved me so.
Please remember to make this day count and pay it forward. Call those people you were meaning to call, laugh as much as possible, shed a few tears, but always, always Remember Our Bo.
All our Love
Christi and Addi

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Well I would be remiss to not acknowledge October 29th...That is the day that I interviewed with Bo and our story began. It is hard to believe 10 years have gone by. Addi and I had a great day hanging with some of Bo's best buddies, ET and Lee. We got some stuff done around the house and enjoyed a beautiful day together.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Friday, October 28, 2011

I am totally ruining our Christmas card this year...but here is my sweet Addi age at 6. A little bit Mom, a little bit Dad, 100% Addi.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Sweet, Smart and Beautiful Addison! There is not one thing I would change about the last 6 years or one thing that I would change about her. She is everything I wished for and so much more.
Just to catch up on the last month. We have been SO busy with school and activities. I try to find a way where I can pick her up and take her to most things (my contribution to being a good Mom) but needless to say this runs me all over the place. It might surprise you all that she is busy, some things you definitely get from nature in the nature vs nurture debate. She is all Bo is some ways and then other ways, the more subtle times I like to think like me. I had a conference with her teacher at school the other day and she said Addi talks about Bo all the time. She has created and remembered some of the best memories. Never sad, more of a proud, this is my Daddy type of thing. But also just as important they said she has the biggest heart. If there is one thing her Daddy had, it was the biggest heart. I couldn't be more proud. (I do hope she gets more my love for school - the learning aspect, but if she stays kind, I will be happy with that also)
Then on to October 11th...nothing like a night out to dinner with friends and your daughter decides it is time to pull her first tooth! That's right, she said it was ready and so was she and just yanked it! BY HERSELF, AT THE TABLE! We took most of it in stride cleaned up with little mess we made and went about eating our chicken fingers. Being the thinker that she is she saved her tooth for one night that way the morning the tooth fairy comes is her birthday....good one.
So we celebrated her Birthday, it is hard to believe she is 6, then again she talks like she is 6, she looks like 6 and thinks like I guess she is 6.
I will post pictures soon!
Love to All
Christi and Addi