Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today my wonderful Mom turned, er, 21 years old!  There is not a more loving and caring wife, mom, or Nana in the world.  We love you!!!

 UPDATE: Here are the pictures of the little party we had for Mom.  She didn't want to do anything, but Brandie wanted to throw together a little something for her.  She decorated the table and bought some little party supplies, then decorated the cake and personalized it with Nana on it.  Emma and Abby helped her eat it, and Emma even helped blow out her candle!

11 Years of Wedded Bliss

Brandie and I celebrated being married 11 years on 8/11/12.  We celebrated by going to a Cirque du Soliel show and staying at a nice hotel.  The show was awesome, and the VIP tent was interesting.  They served all sorts of appetizers, including some outside of the box combinations like teriyaki chicken dipped in cotton candy!  We had a wonderful celebration!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Julius playing football

Julius is playing football this year for Beaumont Central.  He is playing center on the freshman team, and this was their first scrimmage of the season.  They played the Barbers Hill JV squad and did well!  Another boy started at center, but after 4 plays he had already muffed the snap twice, so in Julius went and played for the rest of the game.  A man behind us was talking about how well he was doing, even saying he was "glad the GOOD center is in there."  Brandie turned around proudly and said, "That's my nephew!" 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

4 Wheel Drive

This toy was bought for Emma last Christmas and lets just say that Abigail grace is taking it over. She loves this little four wheeler. She will ride on it standing up! She will even chase after it if Emma is on it just to make sure she gets her turn on it. I have no doubt that my girls will have no issues with keeping up with their male cousins when it comes to toys of wheels.

Play Time at Nana and Poppa's House

Abigail Walking at 15 Months

Abigail Grace is such a blessing and fills our life with constant excitement through her daring exploits to have fun. Abigail has been a really great crawler and can really move fast. Children who tend to be good crawlers tend to walk after 12 months. Well... that is true for our Abigail. She started with pulling herself up, standing for short periods of time, taking a step or two while holding on to the edge of the bed or couch.

But with the spirit of the Olympics our girl as you can see in the pictures above went hard core in her training to walk. Abby would push big sister Emma around the house our one of their riding toys. Let me remind you that Emma is 3 and Abigail is 1. Emma would sit on it and lift her feet and let Abigail do all the work.

Now are Abigail walks all over the place and will climb up and down any surface she can while giving us a scare and herself a laugh. We noticed that she started kicking her feet out when she was walking and decided to go and get her feet sized, she has jumped from a size 3 as of May to a size 5 1/2 now. So Little Bit had to have three new pairs of shoes!

Friday, August 10, 2012