"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." ~Angela Schwindt~

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pitter Patter

I have learned very quickly that being a mommy means that all privacy goes out the window. Now since Abby is walking, even running at times, she follows me or Jason wherever we go. If one of us gets up to go in the kitchen, her room, bedroom, outside, bathroom, it really doesn’t matter where, she follows us. I love hearing the sounds of the pitter patter of her little feet. We recently got her a pair of Nikes, and needless to say she looks ridiculously cute in them. Thump thump thump, I hear her coming. I said that there is no more privacy because I can’t remember the last time I have gone to the bathroom by myself when she was awake. I love her so much, I know one day I am going to look back and treasure this time, and wish I could have it back. Nothing more special in this world than being a mommy.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Feeding the Elephants

I had today off of work, and a friend of mine told me the day before that they were going to be feeding the elephants in triangle park at 11:00 - so Abbyroo and I had to make our way downtown.  We parked at 5th 3rd bank and took us a nice stroll.  We made it there about 5 minutes before the elephants.  There was such a huge crowd.  We met a friend of mine from work, and I was so happy her mom was there because there was no way I would have just left my stroller and battled the crowd so my little princes could get a better look.  She watched our stuff and we faced the crowds.  Trish has a daughter the same age as Abby, there is one week difference between them.  Paige and Abby played so well together.  They pushed there way through the crowds to get a front view of the elephants.  Abby would reach out her arms towards them and say pup pup.  I guess she thought that they were really big dogs!

We got to watch them feed the elephants lettuce, apples, bananas, and of course their favorites watermelon.  They said the elephants consider watermelon a dessert.  They told us that Elephants get 6 sets of teeth in their lifetime and I feel sorry for them!  If  they have 1/2 as much trouble as Abby has getting her 1st set!  Well Abbyroo had so much fun we had to take her back that evening to the circus - she loved it!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Riding along in my automobile.

This little girl loves to be outside!  We got her this car for her birthday, and she loves it.  Her daddy will push her up and down the road.  Last night when we were using this, he would go really fast for a few feet and she just laughed...  She is such a sweet girl and everyday helps me just to live in the moment.  Love her!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I am convenience that I have the sweetest little girl in the world. I am sure that every new mother says this to themselves, but of course I truly think Abigail is. I will probably look back at this when she is in her terrible 2 and just laugh while I read it and say, what was I thinking?

Abigail is walking all over the house. We are having to shut doors, and continually keep up with her. She will also follow me when I leave the room, which I absolutely love. We were back in the bedroom and we have a full length mirror on the bathroom door and she was walking by and caught a glimpse of herself and just started kissing herself over and over. After she kissed herself she would say yum.. which I thought was so sweet. She did it about 20 times before I realized I needed to get my camera. Sometimes things that would make a wonderful picture I don’t want to ruin the moment by grabbing my camera. I just want to enjoy what she was doing.

Later that evening I got my camera and wanted to see if she would do it again. I put her down in the bathroom and she started to walk towards me crying, reaching for me, but when she walked by that mirror and saw that sweet little girl, how could she not stop and give her some kisses! She went from crying to yum. I love this little girl more than words can express.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Our 1st outdoor piano concert

Abigail gave her first outdoor piano concert this evening. We got her this little piano for her birthday, and she has absolutely fallen in love with it. Doesn’t surprise me though, she is around music a lot with Jason playing guitar, and myself playing the piano. She treats her little piano very delicately. I would expect her as a 1 year old to pound on it, climb on it, hit it, etc… when she plays her piano she will use little fingers one at a time, and hit keys one at a time. She will push her little finger to hit a key and look at me, as for approval. After she hits a few keys we always stop to clap and say yea…

We have been clapping a lot lately. Everything is so exciting for Abigail, bath time = yay and claps, lunch time = yea and claps, even diaper changes = yay and claps. I love that she loves life, which how would she know any different being a little 12 month old. Notice I didn’t say 1 year old, I would rather stay in months right now, it makes me feel like she is younger :-)

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

National Watermelon Day!

National Watermelon Day! As a new mommy we are always looking for holiday’s to celebrate! Our first year was so fun trying to take creative pictures for the different holidays. Were going to make a calendar in December to give to family for Christmas. I can’t believe we missed this holiday last year…haha I heard it on the radio that today was national watermelon day, and it just so happened that we had a huge watermelon in the fridge and Abbyroo loves her watermelon!

Our church had a sweet tooth auction the Sunday before, and we had so much left over cupcakes and sweets from her birthday, the watermelon seemed like the only reasonable thing we could bid on.

I put the watermelon in the front yard and Abbyroo got right down there with hit. She hadn’t ever seen a watermelon this big before, she tried to roll it, she played pat-a-cake with it, and just enjoyed trying to move it. But what she most enjoyed was when I cut it up and gave her a piece, she went to town! She loves her watermelon; I hope she continues to eat whatever I give her for a while. I know that eventually she won’t want all these fruits and veggies though so I am loading her up now!