Thursday, May 22, 2008

Best Friends & Abby Loves Prunes

Abby and Micah are really good friends. My favorite part of everyday is watching them play together. Abby is becoming more and more interactive and Micah loves it. He knows that he can make her laugh and he does it frequently. Here are a few pictures of them playing together the other day.

Micah being his usual animated self. Abby watching and loving every minute.

Abby smiling for the camera. Notice the green and brown army guys laying on the floor. We play army guys quite a bit and every time, Micah takes the "green guys" and gives Abby the brown ones. It's so funny how he loves green things.

Micah showing Abby how helicopters fly. You can't tell very well from the pic, but Micah is actually holding the helicopter with a pair of kitchen tongs. For some reason, he loves those tongs. He gets them out of the drawer every single morning. Notice how Abby is enjoying every minute of her big brother's lesson.

Abby loves to eat! She especially likes prunes. Here she is with prunes all over her face. When she's ready to eat, she will look up at me and hold her mouth open. She will then makes cute little sounds, wave her arms, and kick her feet really fast. We call that the "hungry dance" or the "happy dance".

Monday, May 12, 2008

Cute Kids

I know I say it all the time, but aren't my kids the cutest? They are very good friends too, which makes me really happy. Abby is sitting up now, so she and Micah will sit and play with toys together. It's really quite cute.

Cute. Need I say more?

Here is Abby and her new friend. Last week, I took the kids and we went to my mom and dad's for a few days. While we were there, they got spoiled. My mom gave Abby this penguin toy and she loves it. She bats at it and it plays music when she hits it. She giggles and squeals with joy each time she hits it just right. In this pic, you can see that Abby is pretty good at sitting up now. She does get a little wobbly, but for the most part, she can sit and play for quite some time.

Micah got these cool sunglasses from Zoey's 2nd birthday party. Uncle Cory & Aunt Danae know how much he loves the color green, so they made sure that he got the green ones. Well, Micah loves the glasses and wears them around the house all the time.

After Zoey's birthday party, we took the kids to the park. Micah loves parks and had a great time. Here he is riding the big green dinosaur.

Micah's favorite thing at the park is the slide.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Pictures, Pictures, and More Pictures!

I started Abby on cereals about a month ago, and she has done really well. Last nite, I was eating some strawberries and I bit off a tiny, tiny piece and gave it to Abby. She loved it! She couldn't get enough. She kept opening her little mouth and grabbing my hand. I gave her quite a few before I had to cut her off. I wanted to make sure that her stomach could handle the acidity of the berries. Anyway, she was fine this morning, so I decided that since she is 7 months old today, it would be a good day to start her on other foods. So, I got her some carrots and she loved them. Here is a picture of her mid-feeding.
Here is a picture of Abby playing on the floor in Micah's room. She loves to be on the floor where she can roll all over the place. She pushes herself up onto her hands and knees sometimes, but doesn't know quite what to do next.

Here is Micah with his brand new Escalade. Gammy & Uncle Ian came down last week and brought it for Micah. He loves it and pushes it all over the house.

Last week, I got out some of Abby's new summer clothes and was trying them on her. I told Micah that we were playing "dress up." Well, he wanted to play too, so I told him to get some of his clothes to put on. This is what he ended up with- a Bob the Builder t-shirt and Lightning McQueen swim trunks. Those of you that know me, know that I'm not fond of mixing themes, so this is definitely not an outfit that Micah would be allowed to wear outside the house, but I thought it was pretty cute considering the fact that not only did he pick it out all by himself, but he completely dressed himself too.

Micah is very protective of Abby and she absolutely adores Micah. She watches every moves he makes and even makes noises when she wants his attention. They are 2 1/2 years apart, but I think they are going to be good friends as they grow up.