Monday, September 29, 2008

happy fall!!!

Today we met many friends at the arboretum for pumpkins, crafts, a picnic lunch and some kidmusic. We had so much fun!  I saw friends from my childhood, high school, college and some new friends too.  I wish it had been cooler outside, but we still had a great time.  Abby loved the pumpkins.  She wasn't too sure what they were, but loved posing with them.  I love fall!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

my big girl

Today Abby had her ONE year check-up!  All went well.  She is eating real food now (not many different things, but she is eating) and she is drinking whole milk.  Such a big girl!  She weighs 19.11 pounds and is 31 inches long.  That puts her at 25% weight and 95% height.  She is my long, tall Texan.  She has a few words she repeats often: da-da, go-go, no and Coke.   She can't walk alone yet, but she loves to walk around holding on to your fingers.  She still takes 2 short naps a day, but sleeps 12-13 hours at night.  I LOVE that!  She loves her baby dolls, but her most favorite thing of ALL is her bumpers!!!  She also barks at all animals....even birds.   

It's been a fast year.  I know everyone says that and if it you had asked me last December if it would be a fast year, I would have laughed (really cried) at you.   Even though it was a rough start, I wouldn't trade Abigail for the world.  I wouldn't know what to do without her.  She is precious to Bo and me.   She has made us stronger people and made us love and appreciate each other more.  I love my little family and wouldn't trade it for anything...even a perfect baby!

Abigail Elizabeth - We love you so much.  We will always be here for you.  You will always be our #1 daughter.   You are precious.  I thank the Lord for you every single day.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Abigail is ONE!!!

What a fun birthday my sweet daughter had!  We woke up early on Thursday and headed to the airport for the Ryder Cup golf tournament.  Abby was precious when I woke her up at 4:30 in the morning, but she was wondering what was going on.  I was busy PACKING HER BUMPERS as we sang Happy Birthday to her for the first time that day!   

Bo's aunt, uncle and grandfather live in Louisville, KY and his parents met us there so the guys could go to the tournament all weekend.  We had a long day, but Abby did well flying for the first time.  When we arrived, everyone was there to pick us up.  It was fun that Abby got to meet her only great-grandfather for the first time. We spent her birthday hanging out with family.  Mimi made Abby a cake and we ate it that night.  Abby LOVED when people sang to her.  I think she really just loved being the center of attention.  She enjoyed the icing and got some of the cake too.   We had a fun weekend and a fun first birthday with Abby!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

party? what party?

Monday we had playgroup at our house.  I was excited to have it because it was so close to Abby's birthday.  Bo and I had said we were not going to have an "official" party for her first birthday, but I had to do something to celebrate!   We had a good turn out and I think everyone had a great time.  The weather was perfect, so we headed to the park across the street and just enjoyed being outside!   We ate lunch and for dessert we had cupcakes and candy for the kids and Sprinkles cupcakes for the adults to celebrate the birthday girl!   I am not sure she had a clue that this was a little different than any other playgroup, but when we sang Happy Birthday to her, she just had a precious smile on her face.  She loved all the attention!  Thanks, special friends, for celebrating with us.  It was a fun, crazy day!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Just ready to leave for church this morning!  I thought she looked too cute.  

Side note - excuse the white momma did raise me right, but I couldn't put her in black shoes with this outfit!   Maybe she will get some new shoes for her birthday.....

Friday, September 12, 2008


Abby and I have had a slow, quiet week.  Abby was sick beginning Sunday and felt much better by Tuesday.  I came down with something at that point so we have been inside much of the week.  Each morning, Abby eats her breakfast and then goes and watches Pinky Dinky Doo. It's her favorite show on the Noggin channel.  She crawls up in her new chair and just sits there.  (See, I told you she needed her gift early!)   We went over to Nikki and Madeline's house today for lunch and the girls were so sweet playing together.  I only got this one picture, but I thought it was too cute!  Thanks, Nikki, for a great lunch and it was great catching up with everyone!  Happy Friday!

Friday, September 5, 2008

early birthday

Anyone who really knows us is well aware that as soon as we get a gift for someone - they get it. We have great intentions of waiting until the actual day to give the gift, but we never wait.  Never.  So....why should Abby wait?  Her first birthday is the 18th, so last Monday when Bo was off work, we went to order Abby a chair.  We wanted to make sure it got here in time.

That was, I mean IS,  the only gift we are giving her.  Right.

Well, it came today and I couldn't wait to put it together and let her sit in it.  She was thrilled and excited and sat there all of 5 seconds, but I just know she really loves it.  

Also, my mom and sister sent their gifts in the mail.  I opened them and she loves them too! She got a baby doll from my mom and some precious clothes from my sister.  So....really it's like her birthday is today!  But, it's really not for a while....oh well.  Maybe I will have to find her some more gifts so she can actually open something on her real birthday.....