Friday, December 31, 2010

Last weekend with the snow, Abbi was excited to go outside and play a little bit. She can definitely say the word snow, and when she saw it outside, she had to get out there. With her hat on and new coat, we couldn't find her gloves when she wanted to be outside, so these had to do. She didn't seem to care though.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm sure everyone that reads this knows this, but - Grandmom, actually Abbi's great grandmother, watches Abbi twice a week. Two weeks ago Jenn and I joined Abbi and Grandmom after work to make Christmas cookies. Here you see Abbi and Grandmom looking at the Cooky Book.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Have I mentioned that she says doggie, all the time, and very well? Well she does. Jenn got her two stuffed Grinch toys for Christmas. She got Abbi the Grinch, and his dog Max. Here you can see Abbi enjoying a little kiss from Max Christmas morning.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I'm always happy to see Abbi play with other kids. We have no idea if we'll have another kid or not, and so with it just being Abbi right now, its important for her to interact and play well with other kids. So when opportunities like we had a few weeks ago come around, we're very thankful.

We went to Ocean City with friends of ours and their 2 and half year old daughter. They seemed to have a good time playing with each other over the weekend. One morning they were playing peek-a-boo with me and I got this picture.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This kids hair just keeps on growing. We've had it trimmed twice to get it out of her eyes, but now its right back where it was before. We're trying to figure out how to style her hair so that its out of her face, but at the same time, we're trying to let it grow out so that she can pull it back into a ponytail. Regardless, she currently looks like a kid out of the 60's with her little mop top dew.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Finger painting isn't what I'd like to think it used to be. What I remember finger painting to be was this huge mess that involved real colors and making a huge mess (so much I had to say it twice). Now Crayola has this "color wonder" stuff that keeps the color off the wrong things. Basically she puts this clear paint on her hands and then it only appears on specialty papers. Its really pretty cool stuff, and you can see her doing it here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

For some reason, Abbi loves to stick her head between the railings on the stairs leading upstairs. She thinks that its incredibly funny to put her head in there and then wait for us to see her and then she laughs really loud about it. Its so cute to see her do it, I just hope she stops before her head gets stuck.

Monday, December 13, 2010

If last month she was "learning" the word "no", then this past month she has mastered it. Amazingly, and in a cute way, she says no with a bit of a Baltimore hon type accent. She says no to just about everything, sometimes joking and sometimes she means it. Although if she means to say yes, she never says no. One such case would be "Abbi do you want a waffle", she would never say no to that.

She's also learned how to get into more things. There are a few stools around the house and she's learned that she can move them around to help her get better access to taller things. So as a result she's into even more and being told to stay out of even more.

She's starting to put words together as well. She loves to tell Max no, in the form of "No, Max!". I think she likes to tell him what to do because she can't really boss anyone else around just yet.

There haven't been a lot of other changes to speak of, other than her hair. We took her to have her bangs trimmed about 6/7 months ago, and then trimmed about 6 weeks ago, and it seems like they've regrown in 6 weeks what previously took 5 months to grow, its crazy! She looks prettier and prettier every day, and definitely gets smarter and more fun each day. Its tons of fun with her!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jenn bought Abbi a Ravens jersey at the beginning of the season and after about 12 weeks of seeing Abbi wearing only purple I'd had enough. So when we went out doing some Christmas shopping I decided to get Abbi a Redskins jersey as well. So here you can see Abbi and I wearing our jerseys together, watching the Redskins loose another game. Its fun to see her in a different color at least!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My mom asked a few weeks back when I was going to provide some pictures of Abbi playing with her kitchen. So a week or so ago I took the time to ensure I had my camera out and ready when Abbi was playing with her kitchen. Jenn moved up the height a few weeks back when Audrey was here with her playing and we haven't moved it back down yet, which consequently doesn't seem to have stopped Abbi at all.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

While visiting my parents for Thanksgiving, Abbi got good time to play with them and the toys that they've collected for her to play with. One of the toys they have for her is this little rocking horse you can see here. Once dad showed her how to use it, she loved it. As you can see from her face, she was having quite an enjoyable time.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Quite a few months ago Abbi learned how to blow a Raspberry. But it was relatively recently that she realized she could also blow them onto our furniture. I took this picture of her blowing a Raspberry onto our chair. She's definitely cute, and also laughs at herself afterwards, and of course looks up at us to ensure we're paying attention.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Last week with the time off with Abbi and Jenn I took the opportunity to get a lot of pictures of Abbi. One morning before heading out she was eating some crackers and sitting in her chair. So I grabbed the camera and snapped a few pictures of her. For whatever reason I decided to stand just above her and take a picture and she smiled right at me. I really like the perspective of this picture of her. She's got such a bright personality and I think it really comes out here!