Archive for June, 2010

Abbyisms of the Day

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There were 2 things about today that really stood out in my mind that I want to share about Abby.

This morning after we got in the car to go to daycare I said to Dave, “I got my eye on you”. Abby then said, “Give daddy back his eye.” I was so confused at first, but she said it again. So I rolled my window down and said, “Here’s your eye daddy”. This made Abby happy. She then proceeded to say, “I got your eye mommy”. I told her she has to give it back so mommy can drive. She did.

Then at bed time Abby read me 2 stories. First she picked a nature book that has lots of words in it. She said she just wanted to look at the pictures. She then told me stories about the pictures like one page had reindeer and snow. She said that the reindeer were cold and the way she said it was like she was cold, brrrrrr. Then she picked Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See. She knew that certain parts of it were repeated, but I guess didn’t know what. She would say, “Bear what do you see, see, see. I see a bird looking at me, me, me. She did it for each page and on several pages remember the animal next without looking at the picture. For the last one she said, “Children what do you see, see, see. Everything!” She then proceeded to point at the animals and say what all of them were. It was great. I loved being read to.


The Lilac Festival

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I know this post is late and out of order, but we just got the pictures to go with it from my mom. We had forgotten our camera at my parent’s house.  Every year, for as long as I can remember, my home town celebrates a Lilac festival. It has a craft show, tons of food, music, a parade, and of course lilacs. Though, because of the warmer weather the peak of the lilacs was a the week before the festival. Many of the lilacs were already gone.

The weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, and most importantly not raining. We always come a little early to get good seats for the parade. We have a spot. We always look around the crafts for a bit before the parade and then on the way back get food. We got funnel cake, fried dough, onion rings, and lemonade. Yum!

Abby also got a tattoo before the parade. She picked the little mermaid. It was on for several days, which Abby loved.

Abby had a great time watching the parade. She especially liked the horses and the dogs. My high school band was there. Definitely wasn’t the band I remembered, but they don’t have the same director or discipline. (Thanks, MC, for a great experience.) Zach had a good time as well. He liked all the music.
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After the parade we went over to the food tent for some grub. We had roast beef sandwiches, fresh potato chips, and cheese fries. All very good. Then we went back over to the crafts. Abby picked a pop gun for her gift. She also got a beautiful glass mushroom from my dad’s cousin who is a glass blower that travels to various festivals like this one to sell his goods. He was so nice. The second he saw Abby he immediately offered her a mushroom and allowed her to pick the color of her choice. She of course picked purple.

It was a great day. I can’t wait until next year. I hope next year there are more flowers.

The Start of Summer 2010

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I love that it is warm enough out already for a sprinkler. We got Abby a sprinkler last year at the end of the year. She was very excited to use it. Her friends from the neighborhood came over to join in the fun.

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Memorial Day Gathering

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Every year over memorial day weekend since the birth of my nephew we have gone to my brother-in law’s place to celebrate his birthday. Also, my niece was born around that time as well (brother and sister) so for the past 2 years we have celebrated both. This was the first year in 2 years I have been able to go. Two years ago Abby was sick and then last year I was 36 weeks pregnant with Zach. Doctor said I couldn’t go more than an hour away and my brother-in laws is 3 1/2 hours away.

We had tons of fun this year. They had a moon bounce that Abby loved.
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The food was good and the games were fun. We have found a new love. We loved the game ladder ball. We had so much fun with it that we bought it for home.
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We celebrated my nephews birthday on Monday with just the family. Abby loved playing with a squirt gun that my nephew had.
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It’s great being with family!