Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sweet Abigail Mae is TWO!



I just didn't know how much my heart could expand until she was born!

All About Abby:

She has so much expression. I can tell if she's up to something or sad or just curious- all by looking at her eyes.

She is saying so many words and phrases. She follows simple directions. She's learned so much from Audrey. The other night I said, "It's time for bed!" She said, "Awwwwww!!" LOL! I love how she says, "Oh, yes!" when we ask her a question.

She's a great eater, and waaaay less messy. I love watching her eat oatmeal and yogurt. She's so careful with her spoon. She'll say, "All done, Mama!"

She's sassy. She'll pout if she doesn't get her way and she'll let you know if she's mad at you. She recently started yelling back at Audrey, "No way!" HAHA!

She's running, jumping, climbing, and loves to dance. She seems to want to do everything herself, like getting into her highchair. She even likes to sit on the big potty, wipe, and flush. I guess we'll be potty training this summer!

She mimics everything, like feeding her baby doll and pouring tea. She finishes my sentences: "You are so beauti-" "...FUL!" :)

She loves electronics... the Leap Pad, the iPod, and TV. She equally loves books (always wants one in bed and in the car.)

She is amazing with routine. She knows what to expect and when. She knows to put her cup and dishes in the sink when she's done. She knows to throw trash away without being told. She drops her paci when we get her out of bed. She runs straight to the bathroom when we say it's time to brush her teeth and get a vitamin. Little things that make life run more smoothly...love!

We basically consider her our "Wild Child." She's not one to go somewhere and just chill. She wants to be wandering around, trying to find some action. I love her curiosity, as difficult as it is to constantly chase her around!

And soon she'll be our middle child. So crazy! This sweet girl has an amazing role model sister, and she'll soon have a little baby to help care for and who will look up to HER. I know she's going to be awesome.

Two year slideshow:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

15 weeks and Return from Spring Break


Reading quietly in her room


First sign (of many!) for Baby's room


Helping me clean before the week begins!


Bubbles!



Weather-wise it was a gorgeous week! On the hot side for a couple of days, but I loved it. I was happy to see my babies and get back into a routine.


Spring Picture Day!



On Thursday night (well, 1 am on Friday morning) Audrey came into our room. Then she threw up. I spent the next few hours holding her hair back while she went from watching cartoons to getting sick. Chris took the couch, but he was sick, too. I thought I'd have to take Friday off, but with Chris being sick, he and Audrey took care of each other (plus it was a very much needed teacher workday!)




I'm 15 weeks and feeling fantastic. I just feel more energized and less "blah." I love being pregnant :)




This was a lot of fun and kept the girls busy (especially Abby), but I needed lots more ice!


We took a walk this morning and it was so beautiful!



Loving this weather!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring Break (& 14 weeks!)

This week, like every other week, has flown by! We didn't fit it as many "fun" things as I had planned, but there's always Summer :)

On Monday we went to the Metro Richmond Zoo. It was a nice (but breezy) day and the girls had a blast. I was so happy that my SIL and niece could join us!!


"It was so cute to hear Abigail "talk" to the animals..."Hi, monkey! Bye, monkey! See you later!"


This tiger totally came up and "attacked" the window, right in front of a little boy...he was petrified, but it was hilarious!


A little nervous, lol


Poor kid!


She wasn't fond of sitting in her stroller. Whenever we stopped, she'd want to get out. Such a big girl!


I thought for sure that Audrey wouldn't want to get near the giraffes, but she was all about it!


"Come here, giraffes!"


On Tuesday I had a quick dr appointment. We heard the baby's heartbeat and my blood sugar levels looked fine. Afterwards I took the girls to the mall for ice cream (Audrey), Chic-fil-a (Abigail & me) and play time. The girls were wonderful, as usual. I always enjoy my outings with them. I am so, so anxious about being out and about with 3 kids (if I'm ever brave enough to do so!) I got a few things done around the house while Chris trekked up to Ikea to get Audrey's new bed.

On Wednesday, Chris spent the day cleaning out the garage, washing the cars (thanks, baby!!), and mowing the lawn. Audrey even helped him for a bit (she was in Heaven!) I got more things done around the house (having Baby #3 on the way is a great motivator!) Chris grilled some chicken and we had a great dinner. I was craving a milkshake (I've been wanting them a lot lately!) so he made a quick run to McD's :) It was a very productive day.



On Thursday I took apart Audrey's bed (her old crib) and reassembled it in the baby's room. I cleared out her room and vacuumed before I set up her mattress with her new bedding. She was pretty excited to nap on it! Abby fought her naps all week and today was no different. She just spent a couple of hours chilling in her crib while I worked on the nursery.


Our current office (which we basically use for storage) will be the new baby's room. It is small and doesn't have a closet, but it's just the right size for starting out. I can't wait to transform it into a sweet little room for Ben or Annie!


First night in her big girl bed!

Friday was a pretty easy day. I put together Audrey's Barbie Beach House and then we went grocery shopping after naps. While I feel like I have most of my energy back, I find that I still need a siesta!


14 weeks

All in all it was a great week. Only 10 more until Summer!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter

Saturday was our first gorgeous day of the season, so I dressed the girls up (thanks for the beautiful dresses, Mom Maw!) and took some pics:



Easter Sunday was chilly and rainy. The girls found their baskets on the front porch as Chris was making breakfast. I took a nap when they did, then we headed to Grandma's for an (indoor) egg hunt and decorating eggs:


Cousins!


Besties :)

This time next year I'll be filling THREE Easter baskets!