Friday, December 25, 2009
What a wonderful beautiful morning sharing Christmas together. We are lucky daddio is able to be here with us and the railroad did shut down. Feeling so blessed and thankful for my beautiful daughter Abigail, it is such a treasure to watch her in the excitement and play with all her new toys. Thank you to our wonderful family for sending all the new treasures we have received. However I do wish we could all be together spending time on this blessed Christmas day!
This afternoon we had G. North and Grandpa Woelpern over for some chili and more present fun! They have become snowbirds so will be in the area for a while visiting. Watch for more adventures to come. Also be sure to check out their blog: http://upnorthgetaway.blogspot.com/
To all of our family and friends:
"May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love."
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Ab's and I took a quick trip to Austin and celebrated Christmas with our girlfriends. As you will see in the pics, Ab's loved the big real Christmas tree and didn't get into too much. So I guess we could have put ours up. Just was afraid she would try to climb it or knock it down. Well maybe she would have, but next year, we will put up the big tree! This year we are enjoying our little tree. Ab's enjoyed some playtime with her girlfriends and us mama's enjoyed watching them and catching up. We all had fun exchanging gifts, check out the cute sassy Harper showing off her new outfit we got her. These girls are just all too cute!!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Yesterday we all headed to the Children's Museum for a day of fun inside, since it was so gloomy outside. Abigail had such a fun time observing, playing with the puzzles in the library, and the toddler play area. Can't wait to take her back again! There is lots to do for all ages and it was crowded for a Saturday, so I highly recommend it if you live in the area or are visiting.
Abigail had so much fun in fact that she passed out instantly in the car ride home. zzzzz's
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Abigail turned 15 months old December 5th. She is growing so fast and is the cutest sweetest girl!! I am truly one lucky mama!! Today we went for her 15 month check up, which went very well, despite having to wait over an hour for a scheduled appointment. There really should be a law against having to wait that long. Good thing Ab's is easily entertained. She is a healthy, happy child! Right now she is weighing 22.3lbs and 28 3/4" tall.
It has been dreary weather around here for the last few days, so we have been busy doing a little baking, cooking, Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, making cards, etc... This is my favorite time of year, I love looking at Christmas decorations, love the spirit of the season, giving presents, surprises, decorating, baking, and all the goodies to eat!! Plus most important is spending time with family and friends. Though my family is in Minnesota, but close in my heart!
"You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you." ~Frederick Buechner
Friday, December 4, 2009
Abigail and I attended Bellville's Annual Small Town Christmas lighted parade. It was the coldest day of the year, 36 degrees. http://www.bellville.com/stc/index.html
Funny how the day started out, I actually went for my morning run, didn't think the temperature was too bad. Then I get back from running and the it started to snow, light flurries off and all day. Though it all melted once it hit the ground, it was beautiful to see. Later morning we all started some of our Christmas shopping for our wonderful family and friends. Of course took in a yummy lunch at Little Whispers.
After supper Abigail and mommy got bundled up for the parade. (daddy missed the parade, railroad called him for work) Here are some pictures via the mobile phone, it is dark out, but hopefully you can make some of them out. Santa arrived in a mustang, there was the Grinch and his alligator mobile, Christmas village on top of the firetruck, plus our Bellville queen.
Hopefully it will warm up for Saturday, as the festivities continue with Market Days, carnival for the kids at the park, music, dancing, and Christmas pageants.