Monday, November 30, 2009

New shoes

I just bought these for Abby with some of her birthday money. Are they not the coolest/cutest/sweetest little toddler shoes you have ever seen? I know she's going to love them- she goes crazy over new shoes!

I normally would not have gotten such nice shoes for her, since she grows out of them so fast, but it was her birthday money and isn't that what birthday money is for? To get those things you would love but wouldn't normally buy for yourself? And plus, she got at lot of fun toys for her birthday and is about to get even more for Christmas, and she just grew out of the amazing Robeez sneakers she got from Bruce and Trisha a while ago. So, new shoes it is!

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Wise!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Abby turned two a week ago! I know everyone says this will happen, but the last two years have really flown by. It really is true that they grow up so fast. I almost can't remember what it was like before she could walk (or RUN!!), talk, play by herself, brush her teeth, or any of the typical two-year-old things she is doing right now.

I'll post a more in-depth update later, but for now, here are some pictures of her birthday:

My mom came down for a few days to visit with us before Abby's birthday. We had a great time going Christmas shopping, playing, and watching movies. Abby loved curling up next to my mom on her blow-up bed to watch movies.

That is, until the Nor-Easter hit!! We lost power on Thursday morning and didn't get it back until Saturday. Thankfully, Andy's parents live nearby and we spent the rest of the week and weekend with them. We did spend a little time in our house playing by candlelight before packing up and heading out. It was quite an adventure!!

On Saturday we had a party with Andy's family to celebrate Abby turning TWO!!

Abby insisted on wearing her wings from her Halloween costume. She loves all things butterfly, fairy, or princess...

Playing with cousin Anna

She LOVES playing with her second cousins Spencer, Brady and Anna. We are so blessed to be close by to them and to be able to see them so often. It is really fun to watch them play and interact with each other.

I made her a butterfly cake, since butterflies (or, as Abby says, "fuh-byes" are one of her favorite things right now.

We are in for it this Christmas- Abby LOVED opening presents. She would open one, get really excited, and then say "more pees!" She was especially excited because ALL of her presents had to do with princesses. Princess books, princess clothes, princess blocks, princess balloon... we are in for it!

She insisted on putting on her new princess pj's right away, and reading through the princess books she got from grandma and grandpa. Oh goodness!