Thursday, December 31, 2009

Merry Christmas

We had a busy week full of lots of Christmas celebrations. We spent Christmas Eve with the Nalley's in Magnolia. On the way to Magnolia Abigail read the Christmas story to herself. She loves reading about Baby Jesus. (When I say read, I mean she sings parts of Silent Night and talks about Baby Jesus as she looks at the pictures.)

We had a quiet morning at our house to celebrate Christmas. Adam read the Christmas story and then we had a yummy breakfast.

Abigail really likes her new tunnel she got from her Grandma. I am not sure how long the tent and tunnel are suppose to stay up in the living room. It doesn't really match the rest of the furniture, but Abigial loves it!

Abigail loved her stocking gifts. All she really needed was a granola bar, toothbrush, necklace, and bracelets.

After we opened presents at our house we headed over to my parents for more presents and more food.

My brother Bobby came over first. Troy came over later and David was on his way to Mexico to see his wife's family.

My dad was very excited about his new hedge trimmer, so he wanted it in the picture.

Uncle Bobby with three of his four nieces. They all love Uncle Bobby!

I can't believe Abigail and Atticus are both looking at the camera at the same time!

At 2:00 in the morning on December 26th we headed to Louisiana for more Nalley family Christmas. The plan was for Abigail to sleep the whole way there, but instead she just requested multiple snacks and never really slept. We were all very tired during our trip, but it was good to see family. Luckily we were able to sneak in a few naps.

Thanks Mawmaw for the ice cream!

Eventually Abigail will warm up to Alex, but it has not happened yet.

We hope all of you enjoyed your Christmas with your loved ones! The gift of Jesus is a wonderful reason to celebrate His love with our families.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Time!

Abigail is really enjoying all the parts of Christmas this year. She loves the songs, Christmas lights, and Baby Jesus.

Abigail's favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. She is pretty good at the Holy Night, All is calm part. She started singing along with the music last night at dinner.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Computer is Fixed!!!

My computer has had some problems, but after many long hours of my dad working on it everything is much better. For some reason I could not log into my blog or use google for the past couple of months. My dad came over several times and eventually found the problem.

Here are a few recent pictures of things going on around our house.

We had SNOW last week!! I thought it was lots of fun, but I am not sure how much Abigail liked playing in the snow. She was cold and getting wet, but we did get a few pictures of her. My brother gave Abigail a snow suit, so we thought it was a great chance for her to wear it. I am not sure if she will ever see snow again while she is this little.

I think Abigail was too busy looking at the snow falling on my head to look at the camera. It was fun to watch the snow cover our yard for the afternoon. I think it was the most snow I have ever seen fall in Houston.

We took Abigail to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, but she only wanted Mimi to hold her. She eventually warmed up to them and handed them a candy cane, but she didn't want to get super close. She loves to point out all the Santa statues she sees, but the real Santa made her a little nervous.

Abigail loves her babies and insisted on holding her babies while we took her picture.

This is my 10 hour project I did with my mother-in-law. My sweet mother-in-law did most of the work. Maybe next time I will have the courage to do more of the actual sewing.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Abigail's New Friend

This weekend we went to visit my friend Katie and her family. Katie and I have been friends since first and second grade, so it was so neat to finally hold her little girl. Ellie is about 12 weeks old, so I have been patiently waiting to meet her. My camera battery died, so I didn't get a ton of pictures, but here are a few. It was hard to get Abigail and Ellie to look at the camera at the same time. Abigail was very excited about baby Ellie. When Ellie was napping or nursing in the other room Abigail was always talking about Ellie and wondering why she wasn't playing with her.

Play time for Ellie!!
Abigail was very busy making sure Ellie had enough toys and entertainment.

Adam got to have some cuddle time with Ellie.

When we came home we spent time playing outside with Atticus. Abigail really missed her dog while we were away. Abigail also got some new tennis shoes, and she LOVES them. She likes to wear them all the time. I like them because it takes a lot more effort for her to take them off in the backseat.

We had a great weekend with friends. I wish I had gotten a picture of Ellie with her Mommy and Daddy. We also saw our sweet friends Jen and Jake. Next time I will have to take more pictures with all of Abigail's friends.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

17 Months Update

Abigail is learning new words and skills each day! It's so fun to watch her grow and change!! She has always made lots of noise, but her noises are turning into more real words that we can understand. She recognizes almost all of her friends and calls them by name. She is giving us more hugs and kisses each day. She used to reserve most of her hugs and kisses for Atticus, so we are thrilled that her Mommy and Daddy are getting as much love as Atticus. She is learning the names and noises of basic zoo and farm animals. She also does little motions to some of them like the snake, elephant, and monkey.

Playing in Tyler's super fun ball pit. For a girl who loves balls, this is amazing!!

Every girl needs a hat and a necklace!

Abigail's cousin Holly is showing her how to play the piano. Abigail bangs on the keys and then turns the pages to music books. It's pretty cute!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Trip to Mexico

August has been such a busy month. Adam finished the bar the last week of July, and we celebrated by going on vacation to Mexico for a week. We had a wonderful trip! We spent most of our time relaxing on the beach and reading. It was a good break for both of us. It was our first time to be away from Abigail for more than a day, so we really missed her. I loved my time with my husband on the beach, but I was ready to come home and hold by baby after six days without her.

She had a blast with her grandparents and didn't miss at all, but she was super excited to see us on Sunday. It melted my heart when she ran to the door shouting, "Mommy!! Daddy!!"

We ate lunch by the ocean everyday. On my birthday we watched the sunset while we ate dinner. It was a great trip!!

I was so excited to hold my baby when we came home! I was trying to get a picture of her new Mexican dress, but she only wanted to stay in my arms.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dinner with Daddy

Adam took a break from studying and testing today to have dinner with us. Abigail was excited to see her Daddy, but she was way more excited about the park. I could not get the little girl to stay still for more than a second for a picture. Most pictures were of me chasing her. She was very busy, but she did have a good time with her Daddy. Today was the short day of testing. He only tested until around noon. Tomorrow and Thursday he will test all day!! Pray that he is able to sleep well and remember all the information he studied. He has worked so hard, and we are so proud of him!!

Notice that Abigail doesn't really want to be held. She wants to run!!

Running in the grass!!

Running on the deck!!

Why play in the grass, when there is perfectly good dirt?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Good Luck Adam!!

Adam has spent the last two months studying really hard for his Bar Exam. I can't believe it's finally here! I know Adam is so ready for this to all be over, but he only has a few more days! He will take the Bar Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Friday I am hoping he will just sleep and rest because he hasn't done much sleeping this summer.

Here are some good luck messages from Abigail to her Daddy.

Friday, July 24, 2009

We miss Joe and Reece!

Abigail's good friends Reece and Joe have been gone for almost a month. They are in Idaho learning about how to prepare for their new life in Indonesia. They will be back in September while they raise support, and then they will be off to Indonesia sometime in 2010. We miss you guys!! We can't wait to see you in another month or so!! You can learn more about their ministry at

Sunday, July 12, 2009

15 Month Update

My little girl is growing!! She had her 15 month check up this week and she is a big 20 pounds 8 ounces. She has gained about 2 pounds in three months. This week she started cutting four teeth so she's been a little fussy and didn't want to eat much earlier in the week, but I think it's getting better. The four new teeth give her a total of 12 teeth for her little mouth.

One of her new favorite things is her kitchen set. Her cousin Dalena out grew this kitchen and gave it to Abigail. She LOVES it!! Also notice her new purse from her Grandma. She walks around with it on her shoulder. I think it's pretty cute!

Atticus gets the most hugs out of anyone at our house.

Check out her 8 front teeth!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Busy Day!!

Abigail's sweet friend Evan invited her to go to the Children's Museum today. They have a great room upstairs for little babies. Abigail loved it!! The room is filled with balls and lots of space to run and play. She also really liked driving the little cars.

When we came home Abigail made sure she gave Atticus lots of attention!! She gives Atticus hugs all day long. They love each other so much!!
Abigail also LOVES chairs! She loves to sit in her booster seat. The moment you put her in this little seat she is so happy. She is constantly going to her chair and saying "Up! Up! Up!"
She is also showing you all 8 of her teeth in this picture. She is normally too busy to get a good smile for a picture, but her little chair just makes her so happy!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

This weekend Adam celebrated his second Father's Day with his sweet baby girl!! Abigail loves her Daddy so much!!

Abigail also loves balls!! We brought a bag of toys to her Grandparent's this weekend. As soon as she saw her ball she wanted to carry it in the house!

This was last Father's Day. Look how much my baby has grown!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Fun!

Today we got to play in the water with some great friends. Thanks Becky for inviting us to go swimming with you guys. Becky's neighborhood has the coolest pool for kids. A big part of it is only a foot deep, so it's great for Abigail.

Before we left Abigail needed to take the little car for a spin!

Jade decided to hop in the back for ride!

Here's my sweet baby supporting her Astros for her Daddy!