Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sliding with Abby

Sliding is Abby's favorite thing in the whole world so enjoy taking a ride with her at the Greenway!


Friday, October 29, 2010

More of our home tour!

Finally getting around to taking pictures of finished projects!

Remember this?

It now looks like this!

We love our laundry room and couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out!  The only thing left to do is replace the flooring which should happen this spring!

Because of space issues, we bought stackable front loaders which are worth every penny! We added a shelf above the dryer to store things like light bulbs and bulk paper towels but added a decorative curtain as who wants to look at that?!

Having a nice & organized space definitely helps to make laundry a little more pleasant!


18 months old!

We cannot believe that Abby turned 18 months old on Wednesday! Time flies!

Here she is sleeping in her big girl bed! We have an actual toddler bed on the way (even though the crib was suppose to convert to a toddler bed, its still too high for our comfort level).

We had her 18 month check-up yesterday and she is 30" tall and 23lbs. So she is right in the 25th percentile on both!  Our little peanut! Poor thing had to have 5 shots so we spent the rest of the day snuggling and watching movies.  The next time she will have to have shots (outside of flu shot) will be when she starts school.  Ack!  Don't even want to think about that!

Here is some other info about where Abby is at 18 months::

Personality: Abby is wide-open!  She loves being silly and laughing but she does get shy around someone new. 
Eating/Sleeping Habits: She loves all kinds of food except eggs! Even spicy food! she loves a wide variety of veggies (much more than her Mommy or Daddy). She is sleeping in a toddler bed now and has done really well with the transfer! 

Comforted By: Music, snuggling, reading, walking, singing, and VeggieTales

Developmental Milestones: There is definitely no concern for developmental issues!  She is such a smart little girl!  She runs all over the place! She talks all the time.  Every day she seems to say a new word. She is big into imitating so she likes to do whatever she sees us doing (which makes us have to be really careful - lol).  She loves to play with her babies or in her play kitchen! We got the chance to observe her playing at daycare this week (for a few minutes anyway before she noticed we were there) and she does so well playing with others!  She has her buddy in class that she loves to play with who has been with her since she started!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

House Update! Abby's Big Girl Room

To refresh your memory, here was the before:

Here is the finished product:

Here is her big girl bed (I think I was holding the camera crooked):

Her cute door sign:

The only things we have left to do is adding closet doors and a rug!

Will post more updated pictures soon!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Abby's Hayride & Pumpkin Patch

Abby's daycare always does amazing special events for the holidays and today they had a hayride around the church grounds and had a pumpkin patch set up on the front lawn!  She had such a great time! 

 Enjoying the hayride

Abby said, "Cheese Mommy"

Abby finding her pumpkin!

We can't wait for Halloween!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Forever cousins

Last weekend, Abby & I (Jamee) drove to VA for a family reuninion which provided the perfect opportunity for us to finally have Abby and her cousin, Dorothy Anne, together for pictures! 

Feast your eyes on this cuteness!

Believe me, it was not easy getting these cute pictures!  Both of the girls were not in a very picture-taking mood when we arrived so we were thrilled with how awesome they turned out!  I am sure the photographer was too since then she knew that we would drop a lot of cash1

All weekend Abby called Dorothy her "babY' and loved to give her kisses!  We can't wait to get the girls together again!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We apologize for the hiatus!

To make up for it, we've got two videos full of cuteness to share with you!

We promise to do better about posting! We will also give you a tour of our new house! So many changes!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Updated House Pics!

Slowly but surely we are making progress on our new house (see the before pics here)!  Move-in is in less than 3 weeks!

Abby's room!  Color is Valspar Martinique Dawn

Another view of Abby's room!

The master bedroom - Color - Valspar Drizzling Mist

Another view of Master

Guest Room - the Glow in the Dark stars are finally gone! Color - Valspar Voyage

The person that writes all over public bathroom stalls former lived here.

The Living Room also Valspar Voyage

Worlds Ugliest Light Fixture & also Most Likely to Give You a Concussion

The Kitchen - obviously a work in progress - the cabinets will be painted white & we will also get a new countertop

World's hottest painter

The Dining Room - Valspar Voyage

The future laundry room!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Videos from our first family vacation!

We took our first vacation to Myrtle Beach and had a fabulous time!  We came home with tons of pictures & videos!  One of the highlights of our trip was our visit to Ripley's Aquarium!  Here are two videos of our underwater explorer :)

 Pictures to come!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Abby's 1 year stats

 Birth: 7lbs 7oz - 19.5" long
1 month: 8lbs 13oz - 21" long
2 months: 10lbs 6oz - 21" long
3 months: 12lbs 6oz - 23" long
4 months: 12lbs 15oz - 23 3/4" long
5 months: 14lbs 15oz - 24 1/2" long
6 months: 15lbs 2 oz - 25" long

7 months:  16lbs 14 oz - 26" long
8 months:  17 lbs - 26 1/2" long
9 months: 17lbs 15oz - 26 3/4" long
12 months:  20lbs 12oz - 28" long

Personality: Abby is such a ham!  She has turned into quite the priss pot too!  She loves being silly and smiling and laughing!
Eating/Sleeping Habits:   She still loves to eat!  There still isn't much she won't eat.  She is definitely a veggie lover (much more so than Mommy or Daddy!).  She has now started to make the switch to whole milk from formula!  She basically eats 3 solid meals plus a snack and drinks 4 6oz bottles.
Comforted By: Music, Rocking, Singing, Going for Walks

Developmental Milestones:  She is now walking like a champ and is about to tackle running!  She has taken quite an interest in the stairs so we are thankful to be moving soon!  She has 6 teeth and is working on her first molar (ouch!).  She babbles a lot and really tries to communicate (especially through pointing).  Its amazing how much she has developed in the last couple months!

Pics from Abby's First Birthday Celebration!

Better late than never right?

Getting ready to party!

Bring on the food!


Cake time!

Not sure what to think!


Not a fan!

Friday, May 7, 2010

We are homeowners!

It finally happened!  We closed today at 3pm on our first home!  Here is a "tour" of our humble abode :)

The outside!  Definitely need some curb appeal.

Not the best lighting but this is the den.

Dining Room

The lovely kitchen (don't you just love the veneer backsplash?)

The new addition which will be the playroom

Another view of the playroom

This will be Abby's room (I think that is nail polish on the wall)

The office/guest room and I know this may surprise you but we are not keeping the electric turquoise color

We will have to add pics of the master bedroom, bathroom, and back yard.  

This is our lovely work in progress!  We hope to be moved in by the end of June!