Saturday, July 30, 2011

Best Friends

Ella loves sharing her toys with Abby!
In fact, today she loaded up Abby's swing with all her sea creatures and her new prized possession, her balloon flower.  Although it does not look it here, Abby was smiling and smiling.  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Why You Don't Share Water With a Two Year Old

This glass of water looks so good to me...
 Today was the perfect summer day.  So, after naps Ella, Abby, and I packed our necessities and headed into the backyard for a little summer fun.  Ella was equipped with her sunblock, bathing suit, Goldfish snack, towel, and water shoes.  Abby had her swing and sootah (pacifier) and I had the camera, my cold bottle of water, sunglasses, and cell phone.  We were settling in for a day at the beach... um, backyard (the beach here is too cold to actually swim and I don't have the courage yet to venture on any big trips with the girls by myself).
Ella, of course, was amused by her pool for about .5 seconds before she started drinking the pool water.  Normally I would not care too much, but I had filled the pool when she was napping so it could get a little sun and warm up.  By the time our adventure started a fair amount of dirt was floating on top of the water, plus the pool had been hanging out in the garage for weeks.  So I did what any mom would do, I diverted her attention to MY water.
 But, I forgot to take into account that Missy Moo also had a snack of Goldfish that she was working on.  And as you know, those cheese flavored little fish make you thirsty!
Finally Ella had had enough and returned the water back to me. However, I lost all interest in the refreshing drink due to the school of goldfish floating around in my water.  Lesson learned: don't share water with a two-year old unless you want a little extra flavoring in your drink!

Friday, July 22, 2011


I know, I know.  I have been missing in action this past month.  We have been really busy.

We've been hugging our friends.

Taking naps.

Eating bagels

Watching parades

Enjoying cotton candy

Enjoying the summer

Frolicking at the water park

Eating fro yo

Holding hands with my BFF

Practicing for school

Relaxing with momma


Hanging with Grammy

Learning to dress ourselves



Holding our head high

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two Months!

Yesterday Abby turned TWO months old.

Skills: Super smiler, over-achiever at tummy-time, natural communicator, great at lifting her head and observing, starting to grab and interact with her toys, loves to watch and follow her mobile

Sleeping Habits: loves to be swaddled, occasionally takes a sootah (pacifier as named by Ella), down for the night at 8:30 and usually sleeps to 3:30 or later, excellent sleeper, has been sleeping in her crib since her first night home

Size: Abby has officially outgrown her 3-6 month sleepers; she is just SO long, other than that, she is lean

Abby at 2 months