Another shot of the crooked tree.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Another shot of the crooked tree.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
End Result: An incredibly crooked tree.
Stu had plans to go out for his friend's birthday, so he got it secure and we are going to work on it tomorrow. I am just really hoping that it doesn't tumble to the ground in the night!
Christmas has started at the Staples. Abby keeps asking to "play Christmas" since the decorations were brought down.
Soon enough, soon enough.
Tonight, I will sleep peacefully with this new wonderful smell in my house!
Friday, November 25, 2011
After dinner, watching Ice Age. The kids were glued.
My sweet hubs went to HH Gregg last night at midnight to get me a new laptop.
It is taking some getting used to, but I know that I will love it.
Christmas came early for me!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Deeply concerned about a dead bug on the window sill.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
After Daddy dressed her Saturday morning. The shirt was too big, so we did have to change later. (And more on Daddy watching her in a minute).
So excited about her pig-tails.
Someone else was too.
Yes, I am too lazy to change the sheet once it is full. But Abby doesn't seem to mind.
She is doing so awesome with the #1 part. She even went in her first public restroom tonight! We have tried in the past, but she would never actually go. She is still wearing pull-ups, but more of a precaution. And she is good about telling me that she needs to go.
#2 is a whole different story. She blows her diapers out without a peep. But at least we are progressing!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Here is the last full family picture that we took.
I don't know exactly how to word this, but I know that she is in a great place. It is a sad day when people leave us, but it is a joyous day when they enter Heaven. We will miss her greatly, but hopefully we take peace in the thought that she is with her husband and son.
And because I like to keep my posts somewhat "light", here is a picture of Abby tonight.
She was so excited to wear big girl panties. Pants optional. This potty training is definitely going slower than I expected, but we will get there!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
What a great way to share that extra spare change!
This charity holds a special place in my heart - it is sponsored by the Marine Corps. Drop off an unwrapped new present at any Toys R Us. Easy to pick up when you are shopping for your own little one.
My entire childhood, my family sponsored a child each year. It was so much fun to pick a child out and shop for them. I think Abby's Day Care is participating in this and I am so excited.
Feel free to share any of your favorite charities. So many people/children don't get to experience Christmas, so this is a perfect time to share the love.
This has been a picture-less week. And today was p.j. day at Day Care. Abby was adorable in her heart p.j.'s and Minnie slippers. But Stuart has been working long hours, so I am dropping Abby off and picking her up from day care. This makes for a very loooooong day.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Mom and I before the race.
This is a horrible pic of me! I have on no makeup and my eyes are closed!
But I love that Abby is pulling me away. She needs my attention 24/7!
She was so pumped up before the race.
- Stuart's grandma is home from the hospital. She is being kept comfortable. We went to visit her Saturday night and she was resting.
- Speaking of Saturday, it was Stu and I's 6 year anniversary. We went to hibachi and a movie. Did you know for 2 adults to go to a night movie it is $20.50? That is insane. We saw Tower Heist. It was good, but not $20 good. But we were both grateful for a date night!
Abby got her fall assessment at school. Some things I expected, some I was surprised by.
Needs Improvement: Knows First and Last Name (I don't think we have even told her what her last name is!), Verbalizes needs and wants, and Participates in imaginary play with friends.
Excels at: Holds Scissors correctly and achieves forward motion across paper (Her teacher actually told us that she is one of the best cutters in the class), draws a straight line, knows all her colors and knows all her shapes.
Teachers comments: "Abby is doing great! She surprises us still with how well-developed she is, and we will just continue to encourage her to verbalize more frequently and with more volume"
I hate Daylight Savings with a passion. There is nothing worse than leaving work when it is dark.
But Abby and Stu got to have this conversation one "night" when he picked her up at 5.
Abby: Daddy, can you get the moon for me?
Daddy: Well honey, it is pretty high. I don't know if I can reach it.
Abby: I can't reach it either. Do you have a ladder?
Daddy: I do have a ladder, but I don't think it will go that high.
Abby: You need a Minnie Mouse ladder.
Imagination my ass. Poor Abby is just to shy to talk in school!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
She doesn't get stuck because of her size (even though she is overweight), she gets stuck because she is TERRIFIED of the cords (She went in the other way). It looks like she is touching them, but she really isn't. And she is shaking her tail so hard that she is blurry.
We usually have to move the furniture or unplug everything to get her out.
The reason that we need a laugh is that Stuart's Grandma has been in the hospital for a few weeks now. She has taken a turn for the worse and if she makes it through the night, they are sending her home to be comfortable tomorrow. We are all very sad tonight and she was the center of our Baby Jesus talks.
Prayers for her tonight and going forward. I hope she is at peace however the outcome.
We love you MeMaw!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
She broke them in.
We honestly did over 100 laps around the house. Even Ali gave up after awhile.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Not a good picture, but check out the hair with the BOW in it.
We met our friends there. How cute are these kiddos?