Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Four-Year-Old Girl!

You wouldn't believe it, but I now live with a four year old. She is cute, sassy, and chomping at the bit to be independent. Her newest thing is to incorporate being four years old into everything.

"Can I have some more milk? Because four-year-old girls need to drink a lot of milk."

"I wanna go outside by myself. I can because I'm four years old."

"Four-year-old girls have a lot of work to do..." Preach it, sister!

You get the idea. Anywho, here's some fun pics from her party:

Sweet princess dress given by the grandparents! Someone is way into dressing up and being a princess. And Elizabeth is, too. ;)

Here she is discovering the princess dress. Her joy was unparalleled. She was SO surprised and giddy!

Suffice it to say, the rest of the day's activites were all done while wearing "the dress!"

Somethin' just seems right about this pic. The princess on her faithful mare.

Me and my girl. I threw this one in for you, especially Steph, so you could see my braces!! :) They're actually clear on top, but if you look hard enough, you'll see 'em!

Had to give a shout out to some of E's favorite peeps. Love you guys!

Friday, September 19, 2008

We're Still Here!

To all of our faithful blog readers, we apologize for being out of pocket for almost two months. Suffice it to say, we have had a full plate, so I have had a bit of a hard time getting to my blog to update you all! So sorry!!

However, I have SO many pictures and fun stories to tell. I didn't want to overwhelm you, so I am going to add them a bit at a time. Check back often since I'll be updating more frequently!

Let me entice you with a few sweet stories about Abigail. First of all, she now has three teeth with a fourth one beginning to poke thru. You may be saying to yourself, "I didn't even know she had ONE tooth." Well, the first one came thru on September 8th, and since then, she has been pushing thru one after another. She has also been a bit fussy (perhaps obviously), because on top of the teething she caught a little cold from the nursery. Poor baby!

On the upside, Abigail is really beginning to move around. She now flips easily onto her tummy (a position she did NOT like even as recently as a month ago) and even prefers to sleep on her tummy at bedtime. She is also occasionally getting up on all fours and showing a desire to MOVE!! Sometimes, she sits on her hiney and leans way forward to try to reach things.

All this to say, last night we put Abigail in her bed at one end and on her back. Since I didn't know if she was too observant, I put a large, soft teddy bear my parents had given her at the other end of her bed. Well, when Matt and I went to check on her before our bedtime, as we always do, we found her on her tummy at the opposite end of the bed, snuggled up to the teddy bear. Like my friend Emily says, it's the little things. :) We laughed and delighted in the thought of her rolling onto her tummy, getting up on all fours as she does, and somehow in the twilight seeing that little bear in the corner of her bed, then, ooching herself down to that end of the bed and falling asleep in the comfort of its cuddly paws. She is too precious. You just have to come see her!!

That's all for now. Pictures to come in the next post!