Thursday, September 29, 2011

Not that Abbi knows the difference between the Redskins and the Ravens, but she's my little buddy. I also have a #47 jersey and happened to be wearing it the same night Abbi wore her jersey. She seemed to understand that we had matching jerseys on, and she liked that. I liked that she was supporting the skins for once, and not just the Ravens. At this particular point she was playing around in the kitchen in one of the cabinets, not for any particular reason, other than she felt like it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday the Ravens had a late game. The Redskins didn't get a chance to loose until Monday night, so I had some spare time. Abbi and I went out to wash the car. She didn't really last long with me before she was enthralled with the puddle at the bottom of our driveway. Once she was into the puddle, there was no getting her out. She proceeded to play in the puddle and subsequent spray from the hose the entire time I washed the car. I took this cute picture of her at an earlier point, before she was completely soaked.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I finally got around to finishing the edits on Abbi's two year pictures. Its been a long process, mostly because I haven't been able to dedicate the time necessary to getting through all the pictures of her that I took. We went out in two different sessions to get pictures of her back in early July. One evening we took her out by the water near our old townhouse and took some pictures of her at the beach. This is one of those pictures. What I love here is her smile and of course the pig tails.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This past month we had a development with Abbi that Jenn and I hadn't really dealt with before. A sick little girl. Abbi spent the better part of a week sick. She had a high fever for a day or so, and then that translated into sluggish behavior and just overall quietness. You know when Abbi doesn't feel good because she gets really quiet and lethargic, and for almost a week thats all we had. Thankfully though, that is past and she's back and better than ever.

Abbi's continued to make strides in her speech and memory. She typically uses 5-6 word phrases as this point, and sometimes rattles off huge long thoughts that make you wonder where its all coming from. Just like before, her memory is amazing. She's been coming up to me in the evening and saying "sing my song for me daddy". I have a song that I'll for her that she likes to dance around to. She'll clap her hangs, stomp her feet, spin around, and jump. All kinds of fantastic kid things.

The other big moment of this past month was Abbi's transition into a big girl bed. Jenn and I decided that she was ready for the upgrade so we moved her into a full size bed. She certainly seems to sleep better with the new bed too. She's always been a big mover and roller, and now with more space she seems to sleep better. That's not to say she doesn't still join us at night, but its less often.

And then finally, not so much an Abbi only development, now that we've had another month in our new house as a family, its awesome to see Abbi have a large amount of space to play and grow up. I'm incredibly happy that she'll have the space to grow and a place to call her own from now on.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Friday we all went to an Orioles game and of course that meant a few pictures. I took this one of Jenn and Abbi later on in the game once they had both put on their Ravens sweatshirts.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A couple of weeks back when the hurricane hit, we got Abbi in her rain coat and headed over to the townhouse to make some last minute wind preparations. She loved wearing her raincoat as you can see here. She didn't actually head out in the rain with this on, we instead wore our matching Niagara Falls ponchos for that, but she does love her raincoat.

Friday, September 2, 2011

This is one of the cutest pictures of Abbi from her birthday party. I was sitting quite a few feet away from her as she opened up her presents, and at one point towards the end, she looked up at me and smiled real big like this. Perfect picture!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Abbi loves her slip and slides or as she calls "sip and side". At her birthday party we set up a pair of them so that the kids could enjoy themsleves and get nice and wet. What I found interesting about Abbi was that she didn't really do to much with them until a lot of the kid had left (after opening presents and eating cake). Then she was all about playing on it with Audrey and Anna.