Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The other day Abbi and I were playing together after dinner and I asked her if she could mimic a facial expression. As you can see below she was easily able to recreate the expression and then add to it some of her own personality!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday morning after the hurricane rains had passed but the winds were still wiping around we went outside to assess the damages and I took this picture of Jenn and Abbi. Sometimes, like this picture, Abbi actually smiles when you ask her to, and she of course looks super cute at it! You can also see her wearing one of her favorite shirts, her "Oriole" shirt.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunday after church I wanted to get a picture of Abbi in her dress since she looked super cute. I wasn't having much luck getting one of her while she was wandering around the yard, so I got her up in one of the patio chairs we have. She loved that and I was able to get a nice smile out her.

Monday, August 22, 2011

After Abbi finished opening up her birthday presents we headed into the kitchen for some cake, obviously. We got Abbi a little ice cream cake for her birthday and then made cupcakes for her party. Since it was "her" cake, we let her have at it after she blew out the candle!

Friday, August 19, 2011

I've finally gotten around to posting some of the picture of Abbi and her birthday. I've started by posting pictures of her from her actual birthday when she opened the presents that we got for her. One of which was this Belle shirt that she loved that day, and has loved wearing it since.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Abbi loves the new house. We love that she gets to have her own room that has some good size to it too! The other night Jenn and Abbi were in her room putting things away and Abbi put 4 different hats on her head at once. She of course found me to show me her success and I of course took a picture to preserve the moment!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So with Abbi turning two, I'm still going to write about her from my perspective each month, but I'm no longer going to count the months, I'm moving more towards a decimal system, so this month, she's now 2.1 years old. I realize she's not actually 1/10 of a year older, my system will go up to 2.11.

So, with that - she's still a ton of fun. I think each month she gets more and more fun. This past month we had the opportunity to take Abbi to the beach again and over the course of the week she got more and more brave and had a fantastic time out on the beach. She was fun to watch, play with and especially take out in the water. Its fun watching her experience new things that are old to Jenn and I.

Last month I commented that she's like a sponge, well now she's like an even bigger sponge. She's graduated way past 2-3 word sentences and will now often rattle out 4-12 word sentences. Complete phrases. Her memory is amazing too. She remembers vividly our trips to baseball games, me skydiving, a friends pool party 2 months ago. Its absolutely amazing.

I thought that when kids were this young they weren't very smart. I was wrong. She constantly amazes me and makes me an extremely proud father. She's very loving and recently we seem to have had a breakthrough with some of her more violent lashing out moments. Which is always good.

Today was Jenn's first day back at work as well so it starts another year of day-care for Abbi. I haven't mentioned before, but one of Jenn's summer goals was potty training Abbi and she was very successful. I'm wary of talking much about Abbi and this only because stuff on the internet lives forever. So I'll say in short, she's good to on all fronts and learned it incredibly quick. We're very proud of her!

Monday, August 15, 2011

When we were at the beach I woke up one morning to Abbi telling me over and over that it was going to be a "shopping day". So that evening after the beach we cleaned up and headed out to go shopping. She had her own little purse with money of her own to spend. Very cute.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Down at the beach Abbi wore this hat that Jake and Ange got for her from Sesame Place when the visited recently. She wore the hat our to dinner and "shopping" but before we headed out she was playing with me by hiding her face under the hat and I was going over and moving it back up. This is the resultant smile I got from that playing.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Last week when we were refrigerator shopping, Abbi and Jenn wandered off to look at the lawnmowers at Sears while I talked to a salesperson. Once I was done I came over to see her sitting on one, and so of course I had to get her picture. This one is for you dad.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Recently Abbi has started calling Max, Maxy as Jenn and I often call him. I suppose it just took her time to realize how we referred to him. I took this picture yesterday of the two of them lounging on the floor together, Abbi eating some pretzels.