Thursday, September 22, 2011

You've Come a Long Way, Baby!

It's hard to believe it's been a year. And this little 8 pound thing is now almost 25 pounds. She's tall too, and she has a big head (but you wouldn't know it to look at her!) She's walking pretty well.

She says mama, dada, meme, papa, abby, baby, and bye bye.

(forgot the 3 was christmas time and we were moving!)

She's starting to feed herself, drinks out of a sippee cup, and is onto milk.

She's started in daycare, sleeps about 10 hours at night, and goes to sleep easily by herself (although she sometimes gets rocked too).

She has the BEST laugh. She loves her big sister best. She is always a happy baby, but is happiest in the mornig when she first wakes up.

Still has clear blue eyes with a little brown in the center.

She has 6 beautiful little teeth, which she'll gladly bite you with if you get too close.

(forgot the 11 month too...oh well!)

And I can't remember life in our family without her. Happy birthday, beautiful girl!!

A Few Party Pics

We had Livi's birthday party on Saturday. In addition to a lot of fun, we managed to spread a nasty GI bug to everyone. Oh well!!

We had a bouncehouse for the big kids. It was a hit!

A very cute 1st birthday cake!

And a very cute birthday girl!

She wasn't terribly sure what to do with the cake. I'm not sure how much she actually ate, but I do know she was still sneezing it out 2 days later.

A few of our party guests.

A good time was had by all. Until the nausea kicked in.....

Happy birthday, Livi!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cleveland County Fair

Saturday the family went to the fair!! We met this sweet calf, who munched on our new stroller. Abby rode the pony rides for the first time ever. She loved it after a little initial uncertainty, although she wouldn't let me get very far from her.

Love this girl!

We met this sweet calf too, who munched on Dave.

She then rode a pony of a different sort. She thought she was brave enough to ride by herself but decided she wanted momma at the last minute too.

By far her favorite thing were these 2 obstacle courses she got to go through. $20 in tickets sure doesn't last long!

And finally, what fair is complete without a little John Deer action?

Livi was there too...she just took in the sites and sounds but didn't get to leave the stroller. Next year!


Abby played her first soccer game on Saturday against the blue shirts (almost sounds as good as the red coats!). She was a little nervous to begin with, but got into it pretty quickly. I love this pic...little sassy thing with her hands on her hips! That's Coach Tom.

Oh...I'm supposed to run and kick the ball!

She kept wanting to come hang out on the sidelines, but after Meme and Papa threatened to leave, she stopped doing that. All in all, she did about as well as I could have hoped for. There was definitely some cloud watching and shadow playing, but no dandelions were harmed.

And before she knew it, it was time to say "good game" and get your juicebox and fruitsnacks!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Well, we made it through 3.5 years without a major injury. I'm not even sure today's counts as a major injury, but there was major blood. Abby cornered the cat, and the cat fought back. She hopefully learned a valuable lesson about not cornering cats and listening to your mother.
And she now has one beautiful little staple to show off for the next week.

She was very brave with the stapler and so she got gummy worms. And showed her staple off to four people inside CVS. And was NOT so brave when it was time to wash her hair tonight.

Thursday, September 1, 2011