Friday, August 29, 2008

this face...

only a mother could love it....seriously

Thursday, August 28, 2008


My grandmother (we called her Shella) was such an amazing woman.  I would go stay with her some during the summer and she and her best friend would take me all over!  We went shoe shopping and met all of their friends for Tab every morning to catch up on the latest gossip in the town.  She was a blast!  Sadly, the last few years of her life were taken by alzheimers.  She was not the woman that we all knew.  She didn't know us, but did know her "husband" but couldn't even call him by name.  She would sit for hours at the kitchen table with a blank stare.  On a lighter note, when we would go see her, she would always have this little black hair growing from her chin.  I know this sounds gross, but bear with me here...My mom, sister and I would have to find laughter in something, so my mom would immediately pluck the hair on the chin and we would laugh at how she would have hated to look the way she did at this time. Each time we went to see her, the hair was back and we would laugh and Mom would take care of it.  

Fast forward a few years....

When I was pregnant with Abigail, my mom and I were shopping at Carters.  She found this pink rabbit that plays a sweet song.  She was about to buy it and put it back because she had already bought this baby too many new things!  Well, I took one look at it and said she had to buy it.  It had ONE black string hanging from its chin!  
Abby has grown quite attached to this pink bunny.  She sleeps with it and when she doesn't feel good she just sits and hugs it.  Shella would have loved Abby and Abby would have loved Shella. What a way to think about my precious grandmother every single day!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

new thrill

Abby has decided her new favorite place to play is the dishwasher.  She loves to "help" me unload while I put the dishes away.  Always exploring something new!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

standing up!

Abigail just started pulling up on things.  She loves to stand up and take a few steps with assistance!  She is very cautious and careful as she pulls up on everything and is so proud of herself when she realizes what she is actually doing.  However, now that she can pull herself up in the bed, she doesn't want to take a nap.  She wants to practice standing.  Oh well, this too shall pass, right?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

dancing queen

My girl loves to dance.  Well, if you call this dancing!  

Monday, August 18, 2008

eleven months

Abigail is 11 months old today!  Bo and I can't believe how much she has grown and changed in just  11 months.  It's truly amazing to see what all she can do these days.  She can say "go, go, go" "da-da" and "oh!".   She is crawling around everywhere and loves to dance and laugh.  She is still taking short naps, but sleeps around 12 hours at night, so it's hard to complain about that. She has started to eat cheerios and crackers, but usually they end up all over her shirt.  Oh well. She isn't throwing up, so that is great news!  She is becoming more independent which is fun for me as well.  She is a pretty happy baby now and life is good!  

Sunday, August 17, 2008

what a week!!!

It's been a long, but very fun week!!  We started out last weekend by going to the lake to celebrate my mom's 60th bday.  My whole family came and had a BLAST.  We went to Hot Springs and jumped on my sister and brother-in-law's awesome boat.  Bo and I weren't too sure what Abby would think since she has never been on a boat before, but she loved it. We all had a great time. Sunday, we headed to Little Rock to continue the celebration.  My dad surprised my mom with a new jaguar.  It was great!  She never dreamed she would get one, and I have never seen my mom so shocked. It was so much fun.  She deserves it!  On Monday, we honored Mom's bday with a surprise lunch for her and a few of her closest friends.  It was just a special weekend for her.  Tuesday, Abby and I went to Longview to stay with my brother and sister-in-law and then we headed to Houston for a long weekend.  It has been an extremely busy week, but so much fun!  Abby loved every minute of it and even slept great.....since we DID haul her bumpers with us everywhere we went!!!  

Friday, August 8, 2008

puff eater

Abigail has started to eat puffs and not throw up! This is a HUGE step for her.  I am so excited. Not only is it great that she is swallowing something without gagging, it entertains her for a while too!   Love that!!!   Haven't tried any other foods yet.  We are taking it slow, but she is doing great and thinks she is "so big"!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

8 years today

I know this blog is suppose to be about Abigail, but she wouldn't be here if it was not for her sweet daddy.  Bo and I are celebrating our 8 year anniversary today!  It's hard to believe we have known each other for 12 years.  He is the love of my life and a precious, amazing father to Abby. I could not ask for a better helper, friend and husband.  I am so undeserving.  The Lord has blessed me!!!  I love you more than you can ever imagine, Bo!  Happy Anniversary!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

a new friend

Abigail has a new, precious friend!  Garrett Hodder was born while we were in Colorado. We couldn't wait to get home and meet him.  He is a beautiful baby and Abby enjoyed seeing him. I forgot how tiny and delicate they are when they are newborn.  So sweet!   Congratulations  Brynn, Matt and big sis Allison.  We are sooooo happy for you!!