Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Abigail's 2nd Birthday Party with Friends!"

Last Saturday afternoon, we had another birthday party for Abigail with her friends!  We had a double birthday party with Abigail's friend Audrey whose birthday is a few days before Abigail's!  We went with a Princess theme for this party!  We had baby pools for the kids to play in since it was so HOT outside!  We also had a Princess Castle bouncy for the kids!  Abigail loves bouncies!!  Abigail had so much fun at her birthday party!  Abigail was going back & forth from playing in the water to jumping in the bouncy!  The girls LOVED their birthday cake that was decorated with a Princess Castle!  The girls also got LOTS of presents!!  I think that both Audrey & Abigail had so much fun at their party that they were both ready for a nap!!  Thank you to all of our friends who were able to come to the birthday party!! 
I joined a playgroup when Abigail was only about 3 months old!  Some of the kids have been friends since they were just weeks old!  We have added some more friends along the way & now several of the Mommy's in the group have had their 2nd baby!  We aren't able to get together as often anymore due to all of our hectic schedules!  I just love my playgroup girls & hope that we are able to keep in touch and watch our children grow up together! 

Audrey & Abigail swimming before their guests arrive!

The girls Princess Bouncy!

Look at that adorable cake & it was very yummy!!

Audrey blew out the candle because Abigail didn't know what to think about the candle!
Enjoying their birthday cake!

Getting all sugared up!! Yummy!!

Abigail & Mommy!!  

Attempting to get the girls to pose for a pic on the couch together- not going to happen!!

Abigail looking at her birthday card that sang "It's my party, I can cry if I want to..."  She loves cards that sing!! 

Playgroup friends & not everyone was there for the picture!

Abigail & Audrey playing in the bouncy with their buddy Harris!

The Curry Family & The Fehrle Family after the party!

Monday, June 22, 2009

"My Baby Girl is 2 today!!"

Today is officially Abigail's 2nd Birthday!!!  It's hard to believe how quickly the last 2 years have gone by!  I had no idea how much having a child literally changes your life forever!!  I am so blessed to have such a beautiful happy healthy little girl!  Abigail brings so much joy to her family!  It seems like it was yesterday when I was in the hospital with preeclampsia and was taken for an emergency c-section because Abigail's heart rate had dropped!  I was put to sleep within minutes so that my baby girl could come into this world fighting for her life!  I will always vividly remember the day Abigail was born!  I was scared to death on one hand, but also had an overwhelming sense of peace knowing that Abigail was in God's hands!  Abigail has overcome so much in her short little life!  Someday Abigail will be old enough for me to tell her the story of her birth and how she had so many family, friends, & even complete strangers praying for her!  God is so good!!  I love you so much baby girl and I'm so blessed to be your Mommy!  I love the way you wake up happy every morning!  I love hearing you talk, sing, & laugh!  It makes me so happy to see a smile on your sweet little face!  I love watching you play & learn new things!  I love your imagination & how you can't go anywhere without your baby, blankie, purse, cell phone, & sunglasses!  I love watching you dance & jump up & down!  You are truly a gift from God!!  Happy Birthday Abigail!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Abigail's 2nd Birthday Family Party"

Last year for Abigail's 1st Birthday, we had a BIG birthday party at our house!  When I say BIG, I mean 50 + adults and 13+ children!  I wanted to have a big birthday party for her 1st birthday, especially since she was our little miracle baby and so many friends & family were praying for Abigail while she was in the hospital after being born early!  The birthday party was awesome, but I promised myself I wasn't going to go to so much trouble next time!
So, this year Abigail is having 2 birthday parties!  One party with her little friends & one party with our family!  Well, I can't even tell you how much time I spent on the computer looking for the perfect themes & perfect invitations!  For the family party, I settled on a cute little Lady Bug theme & had the family over for hamburgers, cake, & ice cream!  
Sunday night, was Abigail's birthday party with our family!  Abigail actually shares the same birthday with her Uncle Barry, who will turn 32 this year!  My family is a house full of people all by themselves!  We had 13 adults & 4 children and we were missing several people!  Abigail had a blast playing with her cousins outside in the backyard and inside with all of her toys!  Abigail got lots of adorable clothes for her birthday from her Mimi, Grandma, Aunt Lindsay & Aunt Sandra!  A little girl can never have too many clothes right?  Abigail got a Baby Alive doll, which comes with her own potty!  The baby is suppose to help teach little girls about going to the potty!  I'll let you know if it works!  Abigail loves to feed the doll, it's so cute to watch her play mommy!  Abigail wasn't sure what to think about the candles on her cake & was too scared to blow them out!  However, Abigail did love eating her birthday cake!  I am disappointed to say that I don't have any pictures of Abigail eating her birthday cake!  I'll be sure to take some at her next party, which is this Saturday!     

Cake Table

The birthday cake!!  It was delicious, but way too big!  I sent some cake home with some of the family & actually ended up throwing quite a bit away because I didn't want to keep eating the cake!
Family pic, we couldn't get Abigail to smile for the camera!

You can tell Abigail's a little nervous in this picture!

Abigail reading one her new books!  She loves books!

Abigail checking out her new baby doll!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

"Swim Lessons"

Last night, we took Abigail to her first swim lessons!  She's in the Baby Ducks II class at FINS, which is for 13-24 months!  One of the parents participates with the child and the class is at night, so James is able to come along!  Abigail is older than the other 2 kids in the class!  The classes are small, which is awesome!!  Abigail LOVED the swim lessons!!  She was so excited about going under water, it doesn't bother her one bit!  The fact that Abigail has no fear of the water is the reason why we decided it was time for swim lessons!  I can't wait until next week's swim lesson!! 

Daddy & Abigail



Eating a popsicle outside!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

"Just Having Fun!!"

Abigail's personality seems to blossom more each day!  She plays with her purses & stroller at home all the time, pushing the stroller around throughout the house!  However, lately she has been wearing her sunglasses around the house too!  I have been trying for weeks now to get a picture, but by the time I get the camera out,  Abigail has already taken her sunglasses off!  Now anytime we leave the house, Abigail has to have her purse, sunglasses, & cell phone!  And we can't forget her baby & blankie or we'll be in BIG trouble!  She insisted on bringing her purses to the grocery store last week & even wore her sunglasses in the grocery store!  She's quite a character!!    
Eating her cherrios with her sunglasses!!

Abigail ready to go the grocery store, yes with 4 purses!!

Walking with Daddy along the waterway!!  We had met up with some friends to let the kids play in the water!!

Abigail playing in the backyard in her new sand box!!

What a happy little girl!!