Saturday, July 28, 2012

Abby Spins

This is a video of Abby learning to spin around while we were in New Mexico.  It still cracks me up!!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Little Miss Sunshine Turns 1!

My little sunshine turned one, which was reason to celebrate!  We had a sunshine-themed celebration with family, friends, swimming, and cake - and Abby truly had the BEST time.  It was a really special day! Here are a few pics to prove it!

Happy Birthday, Sunshine!!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

12 Months!

It's hard to imagine that a year ago I was just bringing my baby girl home from the hospital, and now she is a running, climbing, laughing, dancing, giggle machine!  What a blessing.

Here's the 12 month photo shoot and stats:

LOVES: "Gigi" the giraffe, fruit (especially watermelon and grapes), dancing - she's added hand motions now!, snuggling (yay!), giving kisses and hugs (it doesn't get any better), the dogs (of course), stacking, moving toys from one container to another, swimming, her ball, and making people laugh at her!

DISLIKES: being in the car, having something taken from her, sitting in her high chair, having her diaper changed

She is eating mostly finger foods now, and we just switched to milk instead of formula!  She still takes a bottle before bed.  

She takes two naps a day (around 9 and 1:30), bedtime is around 7, and she wakes up between 5 and 6.

Pictures from her party coming soon....


Friday, June 29, 2012

Little Discoveries

One of the really fun parts of being a mom is enjoying all of Abby's little discoveries.  Everything is so new and exciting for her.  It is also pretty awesome that she says, "Ooooooh!" when she gets excited about something, too.  In Angel Fire, Abby loved looking at every rock, every piece of bark, and every flower.  It was fun to enjoy them alongside her.




This pic is kind of scary and cute all at the same time.  Had to share.

The stresses of work, being a new mom, trying to keep the house in order and the husband happy, maintaining friendships and being with family may have gotten to me a little more than I had realized.  Being away allowed me to take a breather and remember that God is bigger than all of it, and he gave us each blessed moment as a gift.

I just need to keep remembering that now that I am home!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Parkin' It

Almost everyday in Angel Fire, we spent some time at one of the fabulous parks they have there.  It was really fun to see Abby explore. 

 Surprisingly, she is a little hesitant to climb through the tubes or go down the slides. What she loves most is picking up rocks.

And she loves to swing.

 And she loves to pick up rubber bark. 

One of the coolest places we went was in Taos, and it is called TWIRL.  It has an AMAZING outdoor play space, and we went several times.

I loved seeing my little Abby explore!  We had a blast!!