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Saturday, July 23, 2011

silly face

our 8 month old (!!) has learned a new silly face. she loves to make this face randomly though i think it's so cute i am trying to figure out what causes it.













what a silly girl! she also now has her 2 top front teeth so 4 teeth total! hoping that maybe we will get a break from teething for a bit... :)

not sure if you can see the teeth but i tried to get a pic of them showing through:




and here she is playing in her fun jumperoo! she likes to smile real big and with her eyes closed sometimes. what a cutie :)




for some reason abby grace turning 8 months old seems SO much older than 7 months. can't believe how close we are getting to her 1st bday!

i heard this song a few wks ago and became so tearful. it's a great and "so true" song for parenting. it's a country song released a few yrs ago by Darius Rucker (who was the lead singer for hootie and the blowfish) called "it won't be like this for long".
hope you enjoy it and hug on your little one all the more!

it won't be like this for long

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

big girl

walked into abby grace's room yesterday afternoon and found my cutie standing up! she had so much fun banging on her crib and making lots of noise. we only have 1 more level to lower the mattress... : / her daddy was known for jumping out of his crib, crawling onto countertops, etc... all signs are pointing to her truly being her daddy's girl....







can't believe she will be 8 months old in 3 days!!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

crawling!

abby grace is just over 7 months old and is always on the move.

she's gained almost 1lb since 6 months and she now weighs 15&1/2 pounds.

she's learned a lot this past month and her new achievements are constant challenges & joys for mommy :)

i love crawling!


whenever mom puts me on the floor,
this is the 1st thing i go after.

i'm so little & cute

some videos of new things i'm doing...

clapping my hands together is my favorite
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making "music" with my toys
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crawling after maverick & giggling
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mimi, lolly, uncle trey, & great aunt marylee visited!
i had so much fun!

i'm trying lots of new foods...
like avocado puree!

yuck!

i like it better mixed with oatmeal.

look at those eyelashes!

& yummy sweet potatoes!

cheeks galore

gave my daddy lots of love on father's day because he's the best!

just last week we traveled to visit our friends who are planting a church in seattle. they were on this side of the country so we road-tripped to meet up with them!

i'm such a great road-tripper!

delaney is 6 days older than abby grace
and this is the 1st time they met!

we loved meeting delaney!


delaney is quite affectionate and we found out that abby grace likes her personal space.
kinda like mommy. :)

kim & i holding each other's babies!
it was such a blessing seeing each other! we hadn't met each other babies and it was so fun getting to know delaney's bubbly personality!

what a blessed 7 months this has been!

Friday, June 17, 2011

texas trip

so... here's the recap of the last month.

we drove out to texas last month and abby grace did wonderful!! we left at 4pm, stopped for a longer stop around 7pm for dinner and to feed her, and then she slept
THE. REST. OF. THE. WAY. to texas. until we rolled in at about 6am TX time. praise the Lord! she's a little road-tripper like we are - and for that we are sincerely grateful.

here are lots of pics from our TX trip:

w/aunt meg @ matt's mexican restaurant

w/aunt nat

loved playing with uncle jas!

went swimming with nina & big daddy!

love my big daddy!

so cute


still not too sure about this whole swimming thing.


mommy & abby grace!

in texas we started solids!
abby grace's initial reaction... : /

started getting used to it :)

video of her 1st solid bites! she was pretty disgusted.
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1 night in tx we were under a tornado warning so i had to wake up abby grace to move her to the pantry.
she was a bit out of it & grouchy.
she doesn't like to be woken up from her sleep...
just like her daddy :)


in TX abby grace turned 6 months old!
a week before her 6 month bday,
she weighed 14lbs 7oz & she was 26.25 inches long.

& now in a couple days she's almost 7 months old!

i'll post again soon with pics of her sitting up and crawling!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Friends

a little over a week ago we had our friends the rolands & hintons over for a grill out & playdate. funny how pre-kids we used to hang out with friends starting around 6 or 7pm but now our get-togethers usually end around that time for baby bedtimes :)

pax, abby grace, & abigail playing. poor paxy was in the depths of teething but he still had fun with the girls.


abigail trying out abby grace's exersaucer.
love her expression.


before abigail (& her parents) arrived, pax and abby grace played some. there's a little clip of them hugging each other which i got a pic of as well. pax was checking out abby grace's teeth since he is in the process of getting some.
oh & please excuse all the mommy giggles courtesy of kendall & i.
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we are thankful for fun times with friends!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

bouncy bouncy

abby grace has fallen in love with bouncing. here are a couple videos to prove it.

this 1st short video is her 2nd time watching the baby einstein mozart dvd while in her exersaucer. there are parts in this video that she just adores & gets her all bouncy.

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this is a longer video of her just having fun in her exersaucer. my favorite part is at the end :) she's all smiley and bouncy and full of cuteness.

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we were gifted a jumper and we can't wait to try that out in texas! im pretty certain she will be hooked!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2-week madness

so the past 2 weeks were total madness. it started right after easter... abby grace got sick. but she decided to start teething. at. the. same. time. oh the misery.

so whenever i heard moms talk about teething before i was like 'oh that stinks'. yeah so when they say their kids are teething, these are the implications:
the baby is...
- extra fussy
- fighting sleep
- running a fever usually
- drooling. everywhere.
- fighting feedings usually
-wanting to be held constantly

so, in essence, life gets pretty chaotic. i thanked the Lord for tylenol. you can give it in small doses every 4hrs. literally, at the 3hrs45min mark, she would start getting fussy. thankfully her bottom tooth broke through after about 1.5wks and the tooth right next to it should break through any day now.

she was a pitiful sight and honestly, so was i. but who wants to see me looking all pitiful? at least she's still all cute when she's sick. here are some pics:

here she is happy right after easter. but you can tell her eyes are swollen and the madness is about to ensue!

poor, pitiful, precious abby grace turned into my little monkey bc she wanted to be held all the time.
grateful for my ergo carrier.

starting to feel better but eyes still swollen...

'hmm how do i fit this in my mouth?'

all better! still some teething going on but for the most part back to normal!

in other news...

abby grace loves looking at books now!

my sis, nat, got us this 'beaba' baby food maker - it steams, purees, and reheats baby food so you can make your own! super excited about this! i had planned to start our journey into the world of solids a couple weeks ago but then the madness occurred. so i'll be starting that up real soon.

we got together with our good friends, the hintons, and abby grace & pax 'played'.
abby grace was definitely interested in watching pax play!
pax was content with his toys :)


abby grace got real tired and assumed her sleeping position. this is how she sleeps, with her hands all tucked underneath her. it's pretty darn cute.

so this is my most recent fav pic of abby grace.
isn't she a doll? ;)