Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fill in the blank

She's got...

...a mind of her own and dad wrapped around her finger.

... spunk, and strength
and yes, she's got quite the attitude.
Ok, so Abigail was a little less than cooperative. I'm just glad we did get a few good ones. I'm tellin' you what though, that is one little girl that can put on a grumpy face like you would not believe. Lucky for us, she doesn't pull that card nearly as often as you'd think from looking at these pictures.

This is what we see much more of :

Monday, October 26, 2009

Every picture has a story

... and this one explains those bare feet.
If you can imagine this, we were in a bit of a rush to get out the door to get our family pictures made, and I still had to stop by Target to get Abigail a shirt to wear under her sweater. Anyway, I had Charles grab her shoes on the way out the door. As I quickly ran in to Target, I was momentarily tempted by a cute pair of brown boots that would have been so cute with Abigail's outfit. I hurried along to get a shirt reminding myself that, her mary janes were really cute too. So I passed up a perfectly good reason to buy Abigail another pair of stylin' shoes, that she does not need.

As we were getting out of the car at the park for pictures, I started to put on Abigail's shoes. One shoe... then, confusion. Now, as you may have seen in pictures, Abigail has a ridiculous number of shoes, in large part due to the fact that we hit the jack pot of all hand-me-downs from her styling twin cousins Annie and Chloe. Well, among her loot, are not one, but two pairs of very similar black mary janes. The only difference is that one pair has three little hearts on them that you hardly notice. Either pair of shoes would have done the trick. Heck, even one of each would have been fine, as long as they would have been for two different feet.

2 different shoes, both for the left foot.

And thus... bare feet in the pictures. Very, very CUTE bare feet.

What makes the story even better, is what happened the next day at church. I got Abigail all ready for church, arrived early... no rush this time. I put her shoes on before we left the house. Perfect match-- the ones with the hearts today. Of course on the way to church, she took one of the shoes off, the left shoe, so I grabbed it and put it back on as I got her out of the car. As we were sitting in Sacrament meeting, Charles so lovingly pointed out that our dear daughter was wearing two different shoes. Turns out the other shoe had been left in the car.

Woops. Guess I'll stop teasing Charles.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


the picture is unrelated... but one of MANY that we took out in the beautiful fall leaves yesterday with our buddy Scott
I need costume ideas! Abigail is taken care of, for sure.

For Young Women this week, we are putting on a carnival for the Primary kids, and you guessed it- I have to dress up for the first time in a LONG time. My default has always been to throw on my cowboy hat and call it good.

But then again... I also used to have boots to go with that. The things we give away when we are pregnant and nesting...

Anyway, we also need costumes for a party we are going to on Friday night.

I just suggested Kermit and Miss Piggy to Charles. He gave me a look like- "Oh no, I'm not falling into that trap."

What can I say, he's learned well in our time together :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When I grow up...

... I want to be just like my Daddy.
Charles hurt his back last week playing basketball. He crawled around Thursday and Friday, until we got to the chiropractor. Then he improved to walking with a cane for the rest of Friday and Saturday. Well... he used the cane whenever Abigail wasn't using it to help get around.
Where did Charles get a cane on demand like this? Don't worry, his brother Andrew had one on hand for such an occasion as this. He must have gotten it when Charles turned 25, you know... just in case :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

My little sicky

Abigail had the flu last week. It was not a fun week for her :( I kind of enjoyed all the snuggle time we got together, but I was happy to see her start to run around and giggle again. She's still not back 100%, but she is doing a LOT better. She had a 103 temp for 3 days before it finally came down. Now she is just sleeping a TON. Saturday night she went to sleep at 6, and slept in until almost 10 on Sunday morning... when WE woke her up.
She was VERY attached to four things: her pacifier, her 2 "dolls"- as pictured,
and to my delight, her mama :)

This is when she had started feeling better and at least wanted SOMETHING
to do other than lay on me and look at the wall for hours and hours.
I knew she was on the mend when she started laying there with me and slowly pulling the blanket over her head to play peek-a-boo with me to pass the time.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Showin' her off

I was trying to get Abigail to go through all the words she says now. I forgot some, according to Charles, I forgot the best ones. I'll have to try again later. For now, listen to her go! My personal favorite... tickle tickle tickle :)

Talking from Charles Himmer on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009


If this doesn't make you want to dig in to some fresh corn on the cob...
I don't know what will.

Friday, October 2, 2009


She's learning the fun you can find in adding a little flair to an outfit.

Cute little granny
Anything with holes are bracelets.
Sunglasses are a must

She's not pampered, I promise...
The headband, and ONE shoe look... so hot right now.

Abigail is all about the accessories.