Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

Luke 2: 11-14

"Today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.'"

We pray you enjoyed celebrating the birth of our Savior this Christmas!!


Abigail's First Christmas

We spent Christmas Eve with Adam's family. Abigail had lots of fun with her family and opening her first Christmas gifts. She was a little slow and really enjoyed the paper and bows more than the actual presents.

Abigail loved all the extra time she got to spend with her Aunt Megan.


Adam and his siblings


Abigail's first present!


Christmas Day


We had a quiet Christmas morning together at home. It was fun watching her open more presents. She got a warm hat and sun glasses. I think she looks pretty cute in both!!

Abigail is giving her Daddy his special Christmas present!

We had more family over for Christmas Day dinner. Abigail got more presents from my family. She also really liked spending time with Uncle Bobby.

Abigail loves to give Atticus lots of love and he loves all the attention!!


After Christmas we visited Adam's Mawmaw in Lousiana. It was Abigail's first big trip. We drove through the night so Abigail could sleep. She did a great job sleeping. Adam and his dad did a great job staying awake and driving. We got home in the middle of the night last night, but thankfully Abigail slept until almost 10:00 this morning. We got to catch up on the sleep we missed during the night. We had a great Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Picture Tag

Erica tagged me to look in my fourth folder and select the fourth picture. This is a picture of Abigail when she was only a few weeks old. I am supposed to tag four people, but I think just about everyone I know has been tagged. If you haven't been tagged, then it's your turn to go to your fourth folder and show everyone your fourth picture.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Watch her move!!

Abigail started crawling a little bit two weeks ago. Everyday she feels more and more confident and goes a little farther.
video

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Little Helper

Wrapping Christmas presents was a little different this year. Abigail really wanted to help! The paper and ribbon was just way too much fun. She thought it was a good idea to put all of it in her mouth for a taste!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Texas Children's Hospital


Today was a very busy day for Abigail. She had an appointment at Texas Children's Hospital to have some testing done. Her doctor wanted to run some tests to make sure she didn't have a urinary reflux problem. She didn't like the catheter testing at all. She was screaming so loud it was hard to hear what the doctor was saying. I don't think she was in pain. I think she was screaming because she didn't want to be held down for so long. As soon as that was over I nursed her and she was much better. She also had an ultrasound on her kidneys. She was a pretty happy baby during the ultrasound. She even smiled a couple of times. The doctor at Texas Children's said that everything looked normal and she just had a one time infection! Praise God that our little one doesn't have to continue the yucky medicine and testing!!


On our way to our car she even got to visit with Santa. He was there visiting the boys and girls in the hospital. I thought she might scream when I put her on Santa's lap because she had such a crazy afternoon and really needed a nap, but she was okay.


It was neat to see all the Christmas things they were doing for the children. So many families have to spend so much time with their little ones in the hospital. I am so thankful for having such a healthy baby. It is easy to take our health for granted, but the Lord reminded me to be truly thankful for the blessing of good health.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

8 Months

Abigail is 8 months old today! She is also very excited about Christmas. She thinks the Christmas tree and presents are very interesting. There are so many things to look at and grab. She really likes the bows on the Christmas presents. They are probably way more exciting than anything that could be inside the box.




Abigail is working really hard at crawling. She can get her bottom up in the air and move her hands a little in front of her before rolling over. She is very busy rolling around on the floor while she plays.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Abigail had fun with her family. Maybe next year she will eat some yummy Thanksgiving pie!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Playing

Abigail loves playing on the floor with all her toys. She is becoming much more mobile. She spins herself around on her belly and is trying really hard to crawl. She also tries to pull up on everything she can reach. Abigail has had a friend over this week, and she is working hard to share her toys. The most exciting toy is always the one her friend is holding.



Abigail would really like to use this basket to pull up, but it just won't work.



For some reason the hair in the middle is much longer than the rest of her hair. Her daddy thinks it is pretty funny to make it stick up in the air after her bath.






Abigail is all better from her urinary tract infection, but we still have to do more testing to make sure it's not a reflux problem. We will go to Texas Children's for some testing in mid December. Until then she has to take some yucky medicine to make sure the infection does not return.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Celebrating Four Wonderful Years!

Four years ago today God blessed me the sweetest husband!! I am so thankful for the amazing man God has given me. Happy Anniversary Love!!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Merry Tossmas 2008

Focus on the Family has a funny little video about the stores who want to profit from Christmas without saying Christmas. You can also sign a petition to thank those retailers who will embrace Christmas.

http://www.citizenlink.org/Stoplight/A000008654.cfm

Here is a list of "Christmas-friendly" retailers that are not afraid to advertise and say Merry Christmas.

Cabela's
Crate&Barrel
Dillard's
Eddie Bauer
JCPenney
Kohl's
L.L. Bean
Lands' End
Linens 'n Things
Lowes
Macy's
Neiman Marcus
Nordstroms
Pier 1 Imports
Sears
The Home Depot
Target
Wal-Mart
Toys-R-Us

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Seven Months

Abigail is Seven Months Old!!


On Friday we took Abigail to meet her new friend Joseph. He was all dressed up for Halloween with a very cute pumpkin outfit. Joseph is such a sweet little boy!





Abigail has been very sick this week, but she is doing much better! We spent many hours at the doctor and lab this week. She has had lots of shots and lots of blood tests. Today is our first day this week that we don't have to go to the doctor or lab. She slept much better last night and is much happier today. Praise God for healing my little baby's infection. We go back to he doctor again next week. When the infection is all gone we will do more tests to see what caused her to be so sick. Today she has been busy playing and being her happy self again! I am so thankful she is feeling better!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's a Boy!

Joseph Mitchel Perez was born October 29, 2008 at 7:24 pm. Becky did great and is so glad she chose to have him at a birthing center. He came super fast and early, but he was ready because this little guy weighs 9 pounds 11 ounces. Becky kept telling me she thought she was having a big baby!


Grandpa Wortley is getting a good look at his 5th grandbaby!

Reece likes her new little brother.

Congratulations Becky and Daniel!!



Grandma Valerie loves this new little guy!


Little Joseph is all ready to go home!






Look at these two babies. Could they be related?



This is baby brother Joseph a few hours old.

This is big sister Reece when she was one day old. Hmmm....I think they look alike. Look at those cute noses!







Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday we took our cute little Pumpkin to the Fall Festival at church.
Reece was a very cute Minnie Mouse. Baby Perez will be here soon! We can't wait to meet the new baby!!


Dalena had fun at the Fall Festival. Abigail watched her cousin play lots of games.

Reece and Abigail decided they didn't really want to look at the camera.

The pumpkin costume got a little hot in the sun, so we let her hang out without all that extra material.

Today we went to the Pumpkin Patch at my parent's church. It was a pretty chilly morning. I don't think Abigail has ever really felt cold weather before, so this was a new experience.





Thursday, October 23, 2008

Weekend with Mawmaw

This weekend Adam's family came to visit Abigail. She had lots of fun meeting so many new relatives. Here is a picture of Adam's dad, Abigail, Mawmaw, and Adam.


Adam's Aunt Gayle got to spend time playing with Abigail!

Adam's Uncle Randy and Cousin Kristin also got to spend some time playing with Abigail. I think everyone thought she was pretty cute!


Atticus is Abigail's favorite. Notice the handful of skin and hair she is pulling. Atticus does not mind if she pulls his hair or ears. He even lets her poke him in the eye. He just loves the attention she gives him. He likes to be right beside her when she is playing on the floor.

We got a call from Nurse Becky at Dr. Ramsey's office. Abigail's lab work came back with great news!! It looks like she has outgrown her food allergies!! Praise the Lord!! I really thought she would have issues forever. I am very grateful, and I have really enjoyed drinking milk and eating cheese again!!