Sunday, May 17, 2009

Phew...what a weekend!!!!

We had a very busy weekend!!!!! On Friday, Matthew went golfing, so Abigail and I had dinner with Matt's dad. Abigail adores her Pop Pop, so the more time spent with him, the happier she is. He's currently out of work, so he watches her a few days a week (if any one knows ANYWHERE that is hiring, please let me know so I can pass the information along to him. He's been out of work since December and can't find ANY leads for a possible job. Even if you don't know of anywhere, please keep him in your prayers).

Saturday mornings are my favorite!! Especially since we switched Abigail in to her "big girl bed." She gets woken up by the sun in her window at about 7. When she was in her crib, she'd roll over and fall back to sleep. Now that she can get out of bed whenever she pleases, she comes in to our bed. It's amazing to have her cuddled into me. Truly, the best feeling in the world. Yesterday, she fell back to sleep until 10:00. So, not only did I get to cuddle with my princess, I got to sleep late. Wahoo!!!!

We went Strawberry picking yesterday afternoon. It would have been a whole lot more fun had it not rained before we went. It was fun to show Abigail how the fruit that she love so much grows. She enjoyed it...except for when she fell and got her little heiny dirty. We had to leave shortly after that...the child hates to be dirty. She would pick a strawberry, and look at me and say, "Mommy, I think we need to change my clothes. I'm dirty." Though we didn't get quite as many strawberries as I had planned on, she really enjoyed the strawberry shortcake that followed dinner. It was quite tasty if I do say so myself.

Today, we went to my niece, Madison's, ballet recital. I'm so proud of her!!! She looke so grown up. Abigail was extremely proud of her cousin, standing in her chair and clapping as hard as she could while she was dancing. It was adorable. I've never seen three cousins as close as Abigail is with her cousins. I love it and hope they stay like that forever!!!! It was so fun to watch them greet each other when it was over. Abigail ran up to Madison, gave her a big hug, and said, "you did a good, good job. I'm so proud of you." ADORABLE!!!!

The princess just fell out of her bed. Poor baby. She ran out to me crying on the computer and when she saw me coming to her, she ran back to her room to get tucked in. I got her all covered up and gave her a kiss. She said "I love you, Mommy." (THE BEST THING TO HEAR EVER!!) I answered I love you to the moon and back, to which she answered, "two times." Man, I'm lucky!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ahhh, bedtime!

I love Abigail's bedtime. Not for the reasons some moms do. I love it because those final kisses of the day are the sweetest. Our nighttime routine goes a little something like this, there are MANY variations, mind you...after bath time, Matthew brushes her hair, then we all pile on the couch and cuddle. This usually includes reading a book, or twelve, depending on Abigail's mood that night. After cuddle time, Abigail and I hide from Daddy. Mind you, it is the EXACT same spot every night. Daddy is sweet enough to ALWAYS have trouble finding us and act suprised that we're in her pop up tent (the tent is in this picture) in her bedroom, covered up with her purple monkey blanket (not kidding, EVERY NIGHT!!!). Once hide-and-seek is over, it's three kisses for Mommy, three kisses for Daddy and three Abigail Sandwiches (pretty self explanatory-we squish her in the middle of us). Then, it's put her in bed, get her all covered up, only for her to tell us she has to go potty...again. Some nights we talk about starting bed time about an hour before her actual bedtime, so she might actually get situated in time. Last night after finally getting her tucked in, Matthew told her he thought she needed to tell me happy mother's day one more time. She, of course, did as she was told (my perfect angel) and told me, in her exact words, "happy halloweeny mother's day." Silly girl. I leaned down, gave her a final kiss and said, "Thank you for being my baby." Her response brought tears to my eyes and made me laugh. She said, "Well you're welcome, sweetie." Man, my kid rocks. I am so blessed.

Tonight, we got home and I started cooking dinner. She decided she wanted to help, so she ran into her bathroom to grab her stool so she could reach the counter. I didn't exactly want her under foot while I was working at the hot stove, so I put her on the task of washing dishes. Love what she did....she grabbed my scrubbing brush and a spatula and proceeded to scrub the bowl and pot in the sink. Of course, I had to make sure there was water and soap or she wasn't happy. Pretending is for her play kitchen apparently. I've never met a child so eager to help. I don't know what we did right, but we must've done something pretty spectacular to deserve her.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New to this...

I've been thinking about blogging for about a year now....mainly because I'm positive people get very sick of hearing about my daughter. She's pretty amazing, so why shouldn't I talk about her??? But, I'm sure my friends who don't have kids don't get it, and those who do are thinking to themselves, wow...that's kid does the same thing and you don't see me shouting it from the rooftops. So, in an attempt to cut down on the "Abigail chatter" I'm going to try out blogging.

This will be my chance to brag about the wonderful-ness that is my child. And, man, can I brag!! :)

Last night for example, we took Abigail to see a movie at the theater for the very first time. On the way there, we were telling her she had to be very, very quiet in the movie. Matthew started whispering her, demonstrating how she needs to talk if she feels necessary during the movie. My crazy three year old looks at her daddy and says, "Daddy, we're not in the movies right now. You need to speak up so I can hear you." Crazy girl!!!!!
(Side note: I do not advise taking a three year old to see a 3-D movie. She loved the movie part, but refused to keep the glasses on, so was confused about why things were all out of focus.)
Here she is in those 3-D glasses. Goofy girl!!!

And, since she's sitting on the potty while she's in this picture, let me tell you that SHE'S COMPLETELY POTTY TRAINED!! HORRAY!!! I didn't think it would ever happen. We've been working on this for almost a year now, and finally, overnight it seemed, she got the hang of it. No more pull-ups or accidents for her. I'm one proud mommy.

Well, that's about all the Abigail fun I have to share for now. Give me 5 minutes and I"m sure she'll give me more material! HAHA!!

Have a great mother's day all you Mommies!!!!!