Monday, November 30, 2009

Brrrr it's cold outside...




Getting ready for a chilly outing, winter in Texas has finally arrived!! Love it!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Books and books



Abigail loves flipping through her books and pointing at pictures. She enjoys storytime at the library and our storytime at home.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving






The Abster and I took off to Austin/Round Rock, Texas earlier this week for a little get away to visit friends. Abigail had a wonderful time playing with her friends Siler and Harper and also met some new friends. We enjoyed our time with the Wooster's, playing, laughing, and just hanging out. Stacy is also such a wonderful cook, so we also enjoyed some new yummy foods. We also visited Georgetown (very cute historic downtown) and Salado (a must visit for all), where our friend Tiffany and Harper are from. We ate at a very yummy tea restaurant, where they also cater to kiddos.

We spent half of Thanksgiving at the Wooster's watching the kiddos play and also getting ready for the big feast. Abigail took her first five steps all by herself. She is standing by herself really well, so I put her down, walk back a few steps and she started to come towards me. She was so excited and I was so proud! After playtime, we packed up and headed back home, but unfortunately Ryan had to work. Life is so unpredictable with the railroad, one never knows what and when you will be working and if they shut down for the holidays, this year they did not for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and grateful for all the good things you have in your life. Actually everyday you should always look at all the wonderful things and be grateful! I know I am thankful for many things, my top three our faith, family, and friends!!! Plus our health, the beautiful sunshine, fresh air, food, home, freedom of our country, kindness of strangers, yoga, etc... Love, peace, and joy to all!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

MOPS Fun


Enjoying a little playtime fun with her puzzle.

So what did we do in MOPS today? First of all Abigail did great! Cried at first, but they moved her up to the next room, so she was in a classroom with girls around her age or older. She was having fun when I peeked in on her before coming into the room to get her. Yeah I am so proud of her for being such a big girl and having fun!

Well us moms had a great time, chatting, enjoying each others company, finished up on our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox's, and made a cute decoupage craft. One of the MOPS mom's (thanks Mitze) shared a lovely story, something to think about at Thanksgiving time and everyone can relate in some way or another. Here is the link to the story if you are interested. http://thewayofpeace.org/blessing_of_thorns.html

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweetness



Abigail has just become a little cuddle bug lately! Every night before bedtime, she likes to crawl in my lap and do a little relaxing together, great way to end the day. She enjoys sucking her thumb and having her back rubbed.

I had to dress her Pretty in Pink as it was story-time at the Brenham Library today. She is really starting to get involved with the group of kids. She is pointing and clapping along with the fun songs and stories. Such a joy to watch her learn and grow!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Round and round we go...

So today I spent morning, noon and night steering my daughters Dora car while she walks and pushes it from behind. Good thing I do yoga so I can stretch out some of the soreness this is creating in my lower back. At the same time I am getting good exercise walking around and around too! But it is fun to watch her walk and walk and walk...I think we must have done a good 50 laps in our house today. You can tell she is just so proud of herself. I know it won't be long and she won't be needing that car for balance and she will be walking all by herself. Oh and if there is something on the way, she likes to stop pick it up and put it on the car seat and push it around. She loves to push her lovey around. So I am thinking she might like a stroller of her own or a shopping cart to push her toys around in. Hint, hint Santa Clause!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

How I love birthday parties!!




Abigail and I attended a friend's birthday party today! Happy 4th Birthday Lauren!! Tracye you sure now how to throw one fab party! You ought to be a party planner. She themed it around the book The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar. We enjoyed some time sitting outdoors playing and meeting new people! Oh and check out the party favors! Thanks for inviting us!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

14 months old


Wow I can't believe yesterday our little girl turned 14 months! She has grown so much and has such a cute personality. It is complete joy to play with her and help her learn. She said cat the other day and pointed to the cat. She understands the word ball, doesn't say it, but when I ask her where her ball is, she goes and gets it. Sure does make a mama proud! We have been working on walking and she is starting to get the hang of pushing her car around, so soon she will be running around. Ryan and I are both looking forward to seeing her run around wild and free! But for now she sure is one fast crawler and loves to try and get away when it is diaper change time.

We went to our MOPS group yesterday, this was the 3rd time going and this time she stayed in the nursery, while us moms met, and was happily playing upon my return. Again, I was so proud of her!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Festival



Abigail and I headed out to the Halloween Fest in her wheels, I know it should have been a broom. The Festival was put on by the Bellville Baptist Church, there was food, rides, and games. I did win a prize for my little ladybug! I could tell she really loved watching all the little kiddos dressed up, there were so many cuties running around. Then it was home to hand out some candy, daddio made it home just in time to help hand out the treats. We didn't have too many so now we have lots of candy to eat.