Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Heat Wave

Ok, we are having RECORD heat here this week. It is up in the high 90's. 97 today.

Some of you are probably thinking... Come on, you are a Texas girl, you should be used to it, right?

Wrong. I'm used to 100 weather spent in a pool, or an air conditioned house. When I moved here, where it "rarely gets above 80" and "nobody needs air conditioning" and bought a house without A/C... I wasn't counting on 97 degrees.

Nevertheless... we have taken over at my inlaws (who have A/C) while they are out camping in this weather.... suckers :)

Yesterday we busted out the Slip 'n' Slide and Abi's pool. She thoroughly enjoyed both.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

There's a Story there...

Here are a few more pictures and a play by play of our day yesterday

We started off the day with some delicious WHOLE MILK and tons of watermelon. She LOVES watermelon. She has eaten about half of one all by herself in the last 3 days. She can pack it in.
I think someone told her that one year olds don't take naps... because she was a stubborn girl all day! Good thing I wasn't making a big dinner and two cakes or anything....

Anyway, She had her favorite dinner... Spaghetti, with balloons in hand. Who could ask for more? Well, I guess she could, look at that sass on her face!
After dinner we opened presents. Sam (Abigail's 7 yr old uncle) brought her each gift, in order from the most boring, the the most exciting. All of my gifts came before the gifts from grandma, naturally.

The very first gift, and most boring. I made a little thing for us to put
all of her hair bows on, and made a few more clippies to fill it up. Despite
Sam's judgement, Abigail liked taking the clips off the ribbons.

And, the last gift, and most exciting- a lawn mower! We've been needing one of these!
The in-betweens were a big hit too. She loved her mini babydolls,
bracelets, and books- among other things.

Look at that face with her pretty bracelets

Now for the good stuff. We ended the day with cake.
I spent hours making a tiny teddy bear cake for Abigail to dig into. She loves teddy bears. Her initial reaction was so cute. She loved it. You saw the picture in yesterday's post. I felt instant gratification when she saw the cake and smiled. Then she went to touch it...

And realized it was not a real teddy bear.
She's a texture girl... and icing isn't her thing. Haha...
So much for that! She would eat it if we gave her bites,
but little miss priss didn't want anything to do with that bear.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthday Girl

Today our Abigail turned one year old! Here are a
few quick teasers from our celebration tonight.

I'll leave my sentimental stuff for her scrapbook... but I just have to say- I can't imagine what my life would be like without this sweet little girl. I feel like I won the child lottery. This girl has got so much personality bottled up in her tiny little body, and I just love watching it unfold as she grows into it. More pictures and explanations to come :) Happy Birthday Miss Abigail!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Boatin' Babe

I had to get these off of my phone... Abigail feel asleep when one afternoon when we went out on the boat. She was knocked out the whole time we were out. Poor thing looks so uncomfortable, but SO cute, I had to snap some pictures with my phone.

It just doesn't get more kissable than that.

What A Month!!

This month has been really busy, and REALLY fun. We spent 2 weeks with my family in Texas for Courtney's wedding, and the Nobles family reunion. I took tons of pictures, but here is just a sampling of what our month entailed.

Abigail with her beautiful Aunt Courtney

Charles turned 25!

We spent Father's Day at Nana & Papa's

Got lots of play time with Pops

Had fun with cousins
Charles and I got some quality time with Kyle and Alissa :)
Abigail found a doll that she can't live without- Thanks Mimi

Got some lovin' from Mimi
Discovered OtterPops... and LOVED them
Swam in open water...
and came home $5 richer... thanks to the annual Bingo game :)