Friday, August 24, 2012

first titans game

last night i took addison to her first titans game.

my dad has had season tickets since they came to nashville, and i've been going with him ever since. i remember the first game we went to, and it was kind of traumatic for me. i won't bore you with the whole story, but a drunk lady was sitting beside me and threw up everywhere. so ya.

i don't go to every game {and i haven't gone to many in the past years}, but i want to go to more games this year. so every time i'm given the opportunity, i'm going to try my best to go!

i really wanted to take addison to a game this year. i figured she was old enough. we had taken her to a sounds game this summer and she did pretty well, so i thought she would do fine at a titan's game.

my dad was out of town, so he gave me his tickets. it was a preseason game, so it wasn't as "serious" as regular season games {he would probably argue with me on that}. i figured it would be a good one to take addison to since we weren't obligated to stay there the whole time {mainly because we weren't with my dad. he likes to stay the entire time. no matter the score}

i'm kind of a last minute person, so i waited until yesterday to look for addison a shirt to wear to the game. and i had no such luck. luckily, she had an old jersey {size 2T, mind you} in her closet. and luckily again, it fit. barely.

i'm going to get her a cuter t-shirt/jersey/dress for her next game. i'll definitely plan that a little better.

if you're a titans fan {or really into football at all}, you can probably tell that my jersey is a little outdated. i've had it for probably 10 years. i think i may get a new jersey this year. but at least i'm supporting the titans by wearing a jersey :)

addison did great! my dad has 3 tickets, so i took my friend maegen to the game, too. addison loves maegen and was all about her the whole night. she really didn't want to have anything to do with me.

she danced and played most of the time. she didn't really watch any of the game. although it was pointed out to me that i didn't really watch any of the games when i would go when i was younger, and even then i was much older than addison.

when she did watch, she'd get so excited when everyone clapped. she would clap right along with everyone. she had no clue what was going on, but she figured it was good since they were clapping!

we left around the middle/end of the 3rd quarter. the titans were up by 10 {and they ended up winning}. even though we left early, it was still about 9:30 when we left. we had to take maegen home, which resulted in spending a few minutes there so addison could say hi. then we headed home.

addison didn't get in bed until around 11. i decided to go to bed at the same time. i was going to do a few things on my computer though, so i left my light on. no less than 2 minutes after i put addison to bed, she came walking into my room, asking what i was doing. she promptly climbed in bed with me and said she wanted to sleep with me.

i didn't feel like forcing her to go back to her bed, so i just let her sleep with me. we were both so tired that i don't think either one of us woke up at all in the night. titans games are tiring!

i'm really excited for this football season. i can't believe it's already here! i'm excited to go to more titans games, and hopefully i'll take addison to some more this season, too!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

fun times at the fair

monday night we ventured out to the wilson county fair.

i can't remember the last time i went to a fair.

i was supposed to have class that night, but it was cancelled. so we took that opportunity to go!

i don't really know what i expected.

and let me tell you -- i seriously had more fun than i ever could have imagined.

the rides at the fair are kind of pricey. it cost 3 tickets for the rides that addison could ride, and even more for adult rides. and each ticket was $1. so ya, a little steep. my mom thought it would be best if we just got addison's hand stamped, which cost $20, and it let her ride all the rides as many times as she wanted. and it was definitely worth it!

the fair had 4 of the same sort of ride, just different vehicles. they all went around in circles. there was a car, boat, motorcycle, and 4-wheeler. addison rode those at least 2 times each.

addison was so excited because there would be horses at the fair. she kept asking if she could ride one. she didn't get to ride any {although there were ponies at a different part of the fair, but she didn't ride those either because she had ridden ponies twice!! the day before}.

there was also a cow that addison kept trying to make moo. some man walked up beside her to see the cow and she asked him if he could make the cow moo. he, too, was unsuccessful.

when we got addison's hand stamped, the man asked why my mom and i weren't getting out hands stamped. we said that we didn't really plan on riding any rides, and that unless it was free, we weren't going to get it. and then he tried to be all sneaky and stamped my hand for free. score!

i'm not really a fair ride person. i'd prefer the rides that stay in one place and aren't capable of being packed up and moved. it just feels a little safer that way, ya know? so the stamp may have been a slight waste on me, but it did allow me to ride a couple rides with addison for free.

and i got to ride pretty much the only adult fair ride i'll ride. how many times can i say ride in a sentence? apparently at least 3. oh well. it's the swing ride. i love swinging. not the adult creepy swinging {gross!}, but the kid swinging like at the park. the swing ride was right by where addison's rides were. and i rode it!! fo free.

i rode with addison on the guerrilla spinny ride. such fun. there were 2 other little boys in there with us. their dad just dropped them off in there and left. they were cute and nice, though, so it was all good. and i spun us around a bunch. i may have gotten a little dizzy. maybe.

we also rode the elephant flying ride. this ride was probably as close to real fair rides as i'll get. if i hadn't been in there with addison, i'm pretty sure she would've fallen out. good thing i was there! she had fun though, so it was worth it.

can you tell it's a fake smile? oh well. i still like it :)

we also rode the carousel a few times. i felt like i was going to fall down while standing next to addison. but i didn't {go me!}.

gigi mainly wanted to go to the fair to get a funnel cake. she may say that she wanted to take addison, but i'm convinced it was mainly for the funnel cake :) she did share with addison, which was very kind of her.

and i indulged in the fair food and got a fried snickers. yes, fried snickers. and it was delicious. i kind of wish i had gotten a fried twinkie. but that will be on the menu at the next fair. addison didn't want any of mine, so i got it all to myself. and i ate every bite!

things we did at the fair that aren't pictured:

watched little piggies race. funny and entertaining. and the pigs got a treat after. win win.

the petting zoo. all of the animals were caged it, so it wasn't like a walk around and pet the animals. but you could stick your hand in and pet them. they had llamas {or emus. i don't really know the difference}, cows, camels {!!!}, goats, and turtles {they were very unexciting. but really, a turtle in a petting zoo?}. a goat bit addison's finger. but she was offering it like food, so what are ya gonna do? she was fine. i laughed.

the fair was a blast. it's a fabulous place to people watch and eat terribly unhealthy food. and there are tons of things for kids {and adults!} to do.

if you live in the area, you should definitely go. i think saturday is the last day, so get going!!

has anyone gone to the wilson county fair this year? or a fair around where you live?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

really? it's time for soccer already??

my little girl started soccer last week while i was at the beach.

i missed her first practice, which made me sad.

but i did get to shop for all her cute soccer gear! which was a ton of fun. she is so stylin.

i'm not going to be able to go to any of her practices because i have class.

i will be going to all of the games though! and i'm sure there will be lots of pictures and videos from those.

i seriously can't believe this is happening. my baby is playing soccer. and will be 4 in a few months. where has time gone?

guess i'm now officially a soccer mom.

Monday, August 20, 2012

beach vacation

my mom and i took a trip to the beach last week.

we headed down to daytona on saturday morning and came home friday.

i don't think addison even missed us. she got to spend lots of time with her daddy and papa and mimi. but she was really happy to see us when we got back!! and i was even more happy to see her :)

it stormed pretty much every afternoon/evening that we were there. that was ok, though, because we had gotten enough beach time in by the time it started to storm. and beach storms are always fun to watch {at least as much fun as a storm can be for a girl that's scared of storms}.

we had a great, relaxing time. i read 3 books while we were there. unfortunately, my kindle messed up and the screen went out on the top, so i read the last 2 books on my phone.

we walked to the pier, i had the most amazing grilled cheese {provolone and spinach. yum!}, and we had an awesome red velvet cookie with ice cream.

i got to facetime with addison. she wasn't too interested at the time, so it didn't last long. but it was nice to see her face!!

our last day there, we had lunch at the dancing avocado kitchen before we headed out. if you know me, you know that i LOVE avocados. like, i would marry an avocado. but then i would probably go to jail for murdering my spouse because i would totally eat it. anywho, i love avocados. and the restaurant was delicious.

we left the beach on thursday and went up georgia to do some shopping. we stayed in macon thursday night and then got up and went to atlanta friday morning. we hit up ikea and h&m. those stores rock my face off. i just wish we had them closer. oh well. i racked up at h&m. and when i move out, i'll be hitting up ikea for lots of fun home things!

i had a blast on my vacation with my mom. it was nice to get away and relax before getting back to the grind of school. and it's always nice to come home with a tan! but i'm so glad to be home with my girl :)

Friday, August 10, 2012


well, we've been pretty busy here lately.

i had a work trip, which was a blast! the firm has a firm outing every year, and i was invited to go {i'm only an intern, so it was pretty awesome that they invited me to go!}. it was at a cabin in pigeon forge/gatlinburg. i'll post about that another day :)

i also finished up my summer semester of grad school {thank god that's over!}. i have about 2 weeks before the fall semester starts. not much of a summer, huh? i'm trying to soak it up because it's the last bit of summer i'll ever get, because next year i'll be a big girl and have a big girl job, and there are no summers then. why aren't there summers?? or spring breaks? or, at the least, nap time.

addison and i have been a little sickly this past week. which can also attribute to my absence on the blog. she's starting to feel better {she went to the doctor and got some antibiotics and is using her inhaler again}, but i'm starting to feel a little worse. hoping that my meds will start kicking in soon!

my mom and i are headed to the beach tomorrow for a girls trip. we wanted to do it this summer since i probably won't be free to do it anytime in the near future {you know, since i won't have anymore summers}.

addison is pumped about getting to spend lots of time with her papa and mimi. i really don't think she'll even miss us. i sure will miss her though!

hope everyone has a great weekend, and week! be back with lots of fun posts after my trip!