Monday, February 22, 2010


The weather has been really nice here lately, so we have spent LOTS of time outside this week. Abigail just can hardly stand to be inside and not out exploring. I love that we live right across from a horse pasture that always has at least 2 horses for us to go give grass to.
But I think Abigail loves it more than I do.

In the first video, Abigail is picking grass and throwing over to the horse and saying "Thank you"

Untitled from Charles Himmer on Vimeo.

And in this one, she is having a hard time saying goodbye.

On a side note: Did I mention that on Saturday, I spent the whole day at training, and now I am a certified Zumba instructor?? I am really excited. Don't know what Zumba is? Check it out here.

And... did I mention that we are going to Hawaii on Thursday, and that Courtney and Daniel are meeting us there?

I'm pretty thrilled about life right now :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Today when I went to pick Abigail up from the child care center at the gym, I found her sitting on the couch watching Sesame Street with her new friend. Her new BOY friend. She had her head on his shoulder, and would sporadically sit up and scratch his back.


We are in for it....

Friday, February 5, 2010


This little girl has me questioning my decision to "retire" the pacifier this week.

After many weeks of sickness over the holidays, Abigail became VERY attached to her binky, and her two favorite dolls. It has gotten where she basically has to have all three, all the time. If you leave the house with out one... Well, Heaven help us all.

So, after debating for a few weeks, on Monday I decided it was time to get rid of the binky. I gathered them all up, except for one. The one I left out, I snipped the end off- I'd heard this is the way to go. Well, for the most part, she is totally fine. She doesn't ask for it anymore. She plays all day just fine with out it. She has become less clingy, and doesn't need her dolls all the time anymore either.

The flipside? She doesn't really sleep.

Well, sometimes she does. But nap times are a huge struggle, and some days just don't happen. And we've had 2 nights now where she has been up for about an hour and a half just fussing. I give her the snipped pacifier, but of course, that isn't what she wants.

SO... I'm need help! Do I just need to stick it out a few more days? Do I just give in for now, and hope it will be easier in a few months? I don't mind her sleeping with one. I just don't like that she was needing it ALL the time.

Any words of encouragement, or discouragement? haha... hurry fast, before I give in and go get the ziplock baggy out of the kitchen cabinet!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Candid camera...

There are things that I catch with my iPhone, that I wouldn't ever catch if I had to take time to grab my real camera. Here are a few moments I snagged up this week.

Here is Abigail ready to say a blessing on the food before lunch.

She was mesmerized most of the time we were at the zoo.

This peacock opened up right in front of us as we were walking down the side walk. It was cool to see it ruffle up its feathers and spread them like this. So pretty :)

And... here is what I found after I got out of the shower the other day. Toilet paper through the bathroom and bedroom. When does this fascination end??

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Killing Time

Yesterday we were waiting for Aunt Courtney to get online and video chat with us... but she was late for our date :) So we were killing some time, and this is what we came up with.

Abigail's "I don't know" is probably my favorite thing that she says :)

Killing Time from Charles Himmer on Vimeo.