We played out back the other night and Greg and I both took time working with Abby and her t-ball skills. While Abby and Greg were playing catch, Mia decided she wanted to have a go at hitting off the T. She would hit the ball and then take off running the "bases", just like Abby. It was hilarious. She really does want to be just like Abby. She loves her big sister. . . most days. . .and loves to do the same things. She asks me all the time how old does she need to be to play t-ball or go to dance or ride a bike. They fight like cats and dogs but they wouldnt know what to do without each other. I wonder how this third little girl will fit in with Abby and Mia's world. It will be interesting to see. Mia, you are a delight to watch. Thanks for making your daddy and me laugh!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Abby was all ready to go in her uniform. Could she be any cuter!!!!
Her first swing and she has a hit. Off to first base which was manned by a friend from school. You should have seen the little grin she gave him when she got to the base. No competition here....whatever.
Abby on third. Bless her little heart, it was so cold. She is asking the coach if she can get her coat from me after she scores.
Abby is the middle child in the picture. First time to take the field. It was a little confusing but she did great.
GO ABBY. . . GO ARVEST BLUE JAYS
Mia got mad at us for something the other day, honestly none of us could figure out what we had done. She headed to her room and closed the door. I found her in her chair and she informed me she was reading her Bible. Notice the little pout on her face. At least she went to her Bible for some comfort.
Mia came in to the kitchen all ready for bed in this pic. We love the pjs and the headband is the best part of the outfit. Honestly, the pictures do not do it any justice. I kept trying to get her to let me take a picture, but she would not look up at me. Finally after some bribing, I got her to. I love the hands clasped to her chest. Mia, you never fail to make me and daddy laugh. You have your own style, your own timing and definitely your own sense of humor. You can defy me with a look one minute, run off and hide when I call you the next and then curl up next to me with your NiNi and warm my heart. You still let me and daddy hold you when you have woken up from sleep. You are our baby still in so many ways but are growing into this little girl so quickly. I can hardly believe that you will be three this summer. Thank you for what you bring to our family and thank you God that you let her be a part of our family. She is priceless!
The puller and the patient.
All done and no tears!
Look mom, here is my tooth.
Waiting for the tooth fairy.
JD and Megan made sure that ABBY was set with Webkinz. The elephant was named Horton after the movie we went and saw with them. Thanks JD and Megan.
MaMa, Grandaddy and Liz and Allison hooked Abby up with accessories for her American Girl doll that she got from us. Abby was all about the brush, clothes and ice skates.
Honey and PaPa got Abby the Barbie Mariposa movie she had been asking for.
Dwight and Ma Ma discuss strategy. KK gets ready for a bowl and Julia looks like she is getting ready to warm up.
Abby watches as Liz helps Mia bowl. What would we do without the cousins!
Greg and Julia catch up. Abby requested that daddy wear his "Africa" shirt to bowl in. He actually got it in Jamaica. . . oh well.
Uncle Bop whips all of us. Not sure if he will be invited back. You know we are kidding BOP.
I think, well I know, that we have waited almost five years for this picture. For those of you who dont know, Bop (Jerod) is my brother in law, married to Brooke for almost three years now. They live in Illinois, so we dont see them that often. He has been around since before Abby was born. For at least the first three years of Abby's life, maybe a little longer, we could hardly get Abby to look at Bop. She was uncharicteristically shy around him and honestly if a three year old can have a crush on someone, she did on him. Anyway, she has come around slowly but surely. The icebreaker was when we told her that Bop could fix her broken Ken doll and she called him and asked him to fix it for her. He came down with some crazy glue and fixed him right up. Things have oblviously gotten better for the two. Mia has also been slow to hop on the Bop bandwagon, but she has not been as shy. Anyway, Bop and B came home for Abby's birthday party. This picture was taken after naptime. Mia had already planted herself on Bops lap and they had been snuggling for quite a while when Abby decided she needed to join them. I think it is one of my most favorite pics of the girls now. I think that baby Paige wont need anytime to get used to hanging out in Uncle Bop's lap. We love you Uncle Bop!!!
Uncle Bop and B drove nine hours to hang out with us for Abby's fifth birthday. We sure do love them.
Abby had been asking since about November, which is when Anna turned five, for a Hannah Montana birthday. Well you know that we obliged! We really had a good time getting it ready for her. We cleaned out the upstairs playroom, made a backdrop, borrowed the McCredy's stage, Elizabeth and Allison's karaoke machine and got ready to party. She had five of her friends over to celebrate. Anna, Claire, Jessica, Caroline and Lauren. I am telling you we had a great time. The girls made rock start leather bracelets with Aunt KK and Aunt B and then we headed upstairs for some singing and dancing. Rebecca had given me the great idea of having blow up guitars for them and the girls loved them. It was crazy but oooooh so worth it. Abby had a great time.
Opening presents. I love this pic because since Abby's first birthday Anna has been right next to her opening her presents with her. I serioulsy have five years of at least one picture just like this. Anna, I hope you are there for many many more. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBY
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Anyway, she just gets me tickled and when I share these little stories with my mom, she says you need to write them down. So I guess I have for all the world to see. Sorry Abby:)