Thursday, April 30, 2009

I promise!

I have lots to blog about!! Blogs are coming...soon I promise!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Caden's in trouble again

Sweet Caden.....seriously, I don't see how Andrea can keep a straight face sometimes.

Andrea: "Caden!!"

Andrea: "Caden!! Calm down."

Andrea: "Caden. Come here!!"

Andrea: "Now."

She looks at Caden directly into his eyes and he's looking into hers.

Andrea: "Caden. Calm down."

Caden: "I can spell down."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mrs. Bunny

Our new thing: Mrs. Bunny

Ab's favorite sleep-time toy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

6 Months old!!

Guess who just turned 6 months old?!!

We went to Nana's church on her half birthday. Little Miss was all dressed up for the occasion. She had to be though....the last time she was there, she was the star of the Christmas Cantata, playing Baby Jesus.

"Happy Half Birthday to Me!!"

Our Princess

She looks so much like her Daddy to me in this picture.

Of course, another month goes by and I have to take the monthly picture with the bear. She wasn't quite ready to cooperate. But she gave in to my begging.

"Hey, it's you again."

"Please, no more pictures!"
Dear Abby:

Oh sweetheart. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were bringing you home from the hospital. And now, you are 6 months old. I'm so happy that you are a happy, healthy baby. But I'm sad that time has flown by so fast.

You've been doing such a great job at sleeping in your big crib. You still wake up every once in a while, but we are so proud of you. Oh and your laugh is Amazing! I could sit and listen to it all day. And yes, I will do whatever it takes sometimes just to hear you giggle. You eat your rice cereal now, you are not crazy about it, but you'll do it for me. I'm sure we'll learn tomorrow that we can start feeding you baby food now. I'm excited for you, but sad for me. Before I know it, you'll be feeding yourself, then picking out your own food, then cooking for yourself...seriously...I can't handle this. You are growing up WAY too fast!

You can blow bubbles, although you forget how to every once in a while. You give the best kisses in the world. You'll grab my hair with one hand and my neck with the other and slobber all over my face. It's great! You recognized your Daddy's voice tonight on the phone. You got so excited and started kicking your feet and grinning from ear to ear. We went for a walk tonight and you talked to me the whole way. I hope that you continue to do this forever. I'm yours can talk to me anytime you want.

Oh my growing sweet girl! I love you more than I can describe! I'll go for now. Happy Half Birthday my girl!!! - love, your Momma

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Abby's Baby Dedication

This post is way overdue!! Two weekends ago we had Abby's Baby Dedication at our church. It was a time that we dedicated our lives to raising her in a loving Christian home in front of our immediate and church family.

She did great in front of all those people!

She's thinking..."please don't mess up my bow Pastor Gary."

As soon as it was over, we took her to Joyland. Little Miss was already asleep. We worn her out!

Sleeping Angel

Here we are after church was over. Stan just picked her up from the nursery. She was refreshed from her nap and ready for Spring Creek BBQ.

1 Samuel 1:27-28
"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give her to the LORD. For her whole life she will be given over to the LORD."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Audrey!!

This past weekend Abby went to her first birthday party. Little Miss Audrey turned ONE!!

Here are the pretty girls posing!

Abby was so excited, she just had to scream!

"I'm gonna get you Audrey."

Our friend Roel is from Holland. I stood Abby up in some of his wooden shoes to see if they would fit. ;)

Here we go...the cake!

Audrey knew we were all jealous of her cake.

So sweet. Audrey was climbing all over her Grandad.

Abby took to Robyn and Roel right away. It was so neat to watch her. We hadn't seen them since she was born. I think she just knows good people when she sees them.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Hat and Easter Ham!!

This was Baby Girl's 1st Easter!! It was such a sweet little day. We enjoyed every minute of it, from the Easter Hat to the Easter Ham I made!

Here we are at Church. Our friend, Sarah took this picture for me. As you can see, Baby Girl was more than ready to head home and check on our Ham!

(drum roll please) Ladies and Gentlemen!!!!! Here it first cooked Ham! YUM!! Please don't give me a hard time about picking out the largest Ham in the store. Someone you all know very well is taking care of that. Honestly, I never even looked at the size. I was just proud that it really was a Ham and not a turkey or something else.

Friday, April 10, 2009

If teething, just chew on your foot

My sweet girl. She loves her bath so much. Lately though, I can't bathe her fast enough because every time I turn around, she has her FOOT in her MOUTH! :)

And yes, her swirl has gone a little hay-wire.

Craig and Amanda

Last weekend our dear friends Craig and Amanda came over to spend the weekend with us. We had such a great time. Abby was able to see for the first time how Craig and her daddy act when they are together. I tried to warn her, but she refused to believe the craziness.

Amanda, Abby and I went shopping and the boys played golf. It was great!!

Little Miss and her friend Amanda

Here's Craig loving on Abby. Actually, I think he smelling her head. Every time I turned around he was taking a whiff. He loved him some Baby Magic.

Oh and yes. Abby's new thing.
Hair pulling.

Sorry Amanda!!
She means well...I promise!

Come back to see us!! love you guys!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Loudest in her Class

"Okay Mom, she's officially the loudest baby in the class."

This is how I was greeted on Tuesday when I picked up Little Miss from school. Are you kidding me?! How can this precious, sweet face, little perfect baby be the loudest in her class?

She thought it was so funny that her teacher would even say that.

Here's a little video of us discussing her being the loudest baby.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Praise Jeeezzzzus!

Guess who went to bed last night at 9:00pm in their own crib, only got up ONCE to eat at 12am and then decided to sleep peacefully until 8:15am???!!!