Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I knew this day would come

Abby's mobile! Kinda... She scoots. really fast. One day she was this little content thing that would just sit and play with her shoes, and the next she was off! She grabs at anything in sight and tastes it, and is off to the next thing. I didn't know that this day would come without warning!

She also has 2 little teeth that ironically came the same day I had Abby on my lap on a plane. She did pretty good on the plane, but that night was rough. We were up every half hour for the short 4 hours I tried to sleep. She grew up a ton overnight and she has more personality and is somehow more fun :)

It's hard to get a good view of her little teeth, but here's an attempt!

Also, I've been told that it's really hard to leave a comment on my blog, but I think I fixed it!
 Let me know if it still doesn't work- thanks :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


My family got to spend a week in the charming town of Pine Hurst, North Caolina. My dad did some awesome video production work there, so we got to enjoy the trade-benefits of a nice condo on the golf course.

Uncle Chase n Abigail

Abby loves to bounce!
 You think your days of playing Marco Polo end when you reach the age of 11, but they don't.
 It's still fun at 24 :)

This is downtown Charleston. We took a road trip over there and we lucked out with the weather!It poured all the way there and when we pulled in--- it stopped. It was a lot cooler than the high 90's we were used to.

Abby was SOO excited to get out of the car after the 4 hour drive. Her little legs
 were wigglin' and her eyes were loving all the sights.

This restaurant was A-MAZING.

We got to take a carriage tour and it was really interesting to hear about the history about the city of Charleston- it goes back to the 1600's! All the houses are built tall like this close to the coast.

We encountered some flight trouble and had to stay the night in Atlanta unexpectedly, but in the words of my wise brother Blake,"Well... You win some, and you lose some." Abby was sooo incredibly fun to have along for the ride.
We sure missed Josh (and my brother Blake)... Thanks mom and dad for treating us to our fun summer vacation!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

6 months

We babysat for my sister-in-law one day and my cute niece and nephew helped me dress Abby up for her backyard photo-shoot. They were good helpers to keep her smiling. My cousin Chelsea made the skirt!

So, do you ever get that guilty feeling when you're blogging, like you don't want to brag or anything... but you really want to say something like... "Check out this baby! Isn't she a little doll? Don't you want to just squeeze her?! And yep, her skin is as soft and cuddly as it looks!" But you don't want to give the wrong impression, like that if you don't have a little doll baby like Abby then you're missing out... It's a weird feeling that I'm not sure exactly what to do about. We all have our "doll babies" in our own time, right?

A few details about Abby Jane at this stage-
  • she's about as smiley as a baby can be.
  • she LOVES her johnny jump-up.
  • she sleeps in her car seat for naps and her crib at night. it's actually kinda convenient, but it is the only way she'll take a nap.
  • she sleeps from 'bout 8-4:30 and eats and then wakes for the morning 'bout 8.
  • she has a favorite toy and when she loses it it's a very sad time for her. lol. that lower lip pouts and she cries out.
  • she loves peek-a-boo. it's the no-fail smile-maker.
  • the days of multi-tasking while nursing are long gone. she gets distracted easily when she's supposed to be getting her milk.
We feel undoubtedly blessed for her little spirit in our life!