Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Teeny Tiny Thanksgiving with a side of 7 months

Teeny tiny post for a tired mama.
We went to Spencer's parents house for Thanksgiving. The Patriots were playing and were on in the morning. We may have dressed up for the game.

In case you didn't already know, Spencer is a Patriots fan. He's from a little city called Boston.

We didn't stay like that all day. Someone pooped in their outfit, not gonna say who. You know, protect their feelings and all.

Abby has officially decided that she doesn't like bows on her head, by the way. She has started taking them off whenever I put the band over her head.

After all day of sleeping and playing and being held by cousins, Abby finally got to spend some time with her Nana and Papa. They were previously busy cooking our wonderful dinner and cleaning up and washing dishes. Thank you!

The night before we got to see Carrie, Daniel, Colton and Chloe at a family gathering on the Hamill side.
It was fun to see so many cousins, both mine and hers.
And for the old news, that Abby is 7 months (and 10 days) old!
She is so good at sitting up- but don't necessarily go by these pictures- she was trying to eat her toes, which she is also pretty good at.

  • She loves carrots, peas, and sweet potatoes. We are going to start fruit soon.
  • Still a very good sleeper- she now goes to sleep around 8:30 and wakes up around 7 or 7:30.
  • She loves to pull off her socks and put them in her mouth.
  • She loves to read (still) and I keep mentioning it because she loves it so darn much.
  • She's on the downward end of her first year- newborn no more!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Can I totally wear hats?

So, I am having a hard time figuring out what I want for Christmas. I am liking hats at the moment, but I don't know if I can wear them without looking stupid. What do you think?

Please consider this question while enjoying this gem from Target:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It isn't too late, is it?

I am sure you all know that we are super fun people and are cool enough to do activities in November.

In actuality, we never got around to carving our pumpkins during the Halloweekend, so we did it the other night after Abby was in bed.
Spencer did a Celtics shamrock (you can see his inspiration flung over the swing in the background.)

I did a turkey! Do you like it? Does it look like a turkey, or just a peacock with a mohawk instead of plumage?

My favorite part is its skinny little legs.

I'm pretty excited about toasted pumpkin seeds. I like them. A lot.

We bought Abby stacking rings that she seems to like. She is so good at sitting up too!

She also loves carrots, as it turns out. She has become a really enthusiastic eater over the last few days.

Are you having a fun November? Thanksgiving is only a week away!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Important Stuff

I tried to post a video. Blogger doesn't want me to, apparantly. It's a shame- I think you would have liked it.

Oh well, there is still one important thing that went on today.

This happened.

I think she liked it better this week than last week.


This information is a little dated, but you don't care, right?
Both my mom and Kelly were able to come to visit in October. My mom was here the second week of the month, and stayed for about a week.

My mom likes to come when she can, and luckily she has been able to see Abby several times since she was born! Abby couldn't be happier about it:

She loves her Nama and we are hoping we can see her and my dad in a few weeks, if their plans allow for it.

Kelly came the very next week from Virginia - and we are so glad she did!

She left her husband Preston, and kids Nick and Brooklyn at home in Bristow. We are sad they weren't able to come visit too, but we did get on Skype to say hi before the kids went to bed.

We got to spend a lot of time with Kelly and the Lythgoes over the next few days.

Thank you to Kelly and my mom for coming to visit!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Obligatory Halloween Post

It was baby's first Halloween this year (to be fair, it is baby's first everything this year- just go with it).

Through a combination of my having to be at work during our ward's trunk-or-treat and sickness (Spencer's) we only got one picture of the girl in her costume.

But thanks to some hand-me-down Halloween onesies, we managed to be festive a few times despite the lack of pumpkin carving or trick or treating.

Abby was a horsey. We later added a bow to her mane so she looked like a girl. We were thinking of getting her something a little cuter or "girl" but I got this for under $5, and it was her size, so....
There's my horsey! She is such a babe.