Thursday, January 28, 2010

Night, Night

Abigail's latest obsession has been, "Night, Night."
This makes bed time and nap time a breeze. She gets her dolls and binky and tells us, night night, and we put her to bed.

She uses night night whenever she wants to snuggle up too.

Her favorite places to snuggle up are in our bed, or... on the floor watching Sesame Street :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

18 Months Old

...and man, has the time flown by.

We had a great visit with the doctor today.

Great, because it was her first time for a well child check without any shots.

She weighed in at whopping 22 lbs... putting her in the twentieth percentile.
She has gained just about 2 pounds in the past six months.
Our little shrimp measured in at 29.5 inches, up a whole inch from her 12 month visit.
Fifth percentile for height :)
It works out for us, she's been in a lot of the same clothes for a year now.
I can't imagine what life would be like if we didn't have that smile looking up at us every day.
Or if I couldn't hear her giggle, or hear her sweet little voice calling me mama.
And of course, I can't imagine life without our constant games of hide and seek...

Here she is in her favorite spot to hide :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

So... what did YOU do this weekend?

I think Charles took my last post as a challenge. How dare I say that we have had nothing going on that was worth blogging about? He made sure that I would have something for my readers to enjoy today.

Thursday he informed me that he had planned a special date for us and that it was a surprise. All he told me was that we needed to be in Seattle at 3:30 Saturday, and needed to be dressed in comfy workout clothes. I went through all of our normal date options... grocery shopping, Dinner, play basketball, popcorn and a TV show... I know, you are all jealous of how we spend our childless nights lately, there was even our fancy anniversary date to Home Depot and the mall- we were actually completely thrilled about. None of those seemed to fit the description, or the need for the drive to Seattle, so I was totally clueless.

Lucky for me, Charles can't keep a secret to save his life, so by Thursday night, he had completely divulged his plan. He filled me in that he had already paid for and scheduled for us to have a flying trapeze lesson in Seattle on Saturday.

Yes. You read that right.

My first thought? Hmm... how can I pick just one? Has he lost his mind? Doesn't he know I am terrified of heights? Can he get his money back? Would it hurt his feelings if I am not thrilled about this leap of faith? And my final verbalized thought to my husband... "That sounds, fun?"

I had to call Mom and Courtney immediately. They would get a kick out of it for sure.

What I was not prepared for was one of the most fun nights with my husband that we have had together in a REALLY long time. We had a blast, and Charles was actually REALLY good at it. So, for your viewing pleasure... our circus act of a family on the flying trapeze. I'll show 2 of our first tries, and then our last ones. Charles made the "catch" to the other trapeze... I did not :(
Charles on his first attempt... a total natural

Me trying to be brave... haha
Charles getting caught
Me missing the catch

Heather's missed Catch... :( from Charles Himmer on Vimeo.

If you live around Seattle... I HIGHLY recommend it.Give these guys a try Emerald City Trapeze Arts School. You won't be disappointed!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In Case you were wondering...

We are still here. Just nothing noteworthy to blog about.
Except for her... she's been really fun this week!

Here is a funny video of her yesterday. I had the input volume up too loud on our computer, so make sure your volume isn't up too high :)