Friday, October 3, 2008

What Does Micah Want to Be When He Grows Up?

The other day, I gave Micah a fortune cookie. The fortune said, "Your career path looks bright." I said, "Wow, Micah. Maybe you'll be a doctor when you grow up." He looked at me and said, "No! A football player!" I'm still laughing about that one.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Not Only is it Abby's Birthday, but She's a Supermodel Too!

Not only is it Abby's birthday today, but we got these pictures back. They turned out so cute.

Happy Birthday Abby!

Today is Abby's 1st birthday. Happy Birthday! I can't believe that one year ago today, we had just had our beautiful little Abigail. She has grown and changed so much in a year. It's amazing how much she has already learned. She does Peek-A-Boo, waves hi and bye, walks while holding onto something, babbles constantly, and says, "ma ma", "da da", "ba ba" (bottle), "hi", "bye bye", and we swear she said "Sponge bob" once. She also does the signs for all done, more, and love you. It's so cute when she pats her chest to say, "Love you!" She loves to play with cars and follows Micah all over the house. She adores him and if he is around, she just looks as him like he walks on water. She makes noises to get his attention and even wrestles with him. They are the best of friends and it couldn't be more sweet.
We love our little Abby so much and feel so blessed to have her. What a great life we live!

This is a picture of Abby that I took today. The only way I could get her to hold still for a second was to let her climb in her car seat. She loves to climb in and out of that thing, but absolutely hates being strapped in.

Tonight, we had a little birthday party for her. It was just the four of us and it was tons of fun. We had Hostess cupcakes with candles in them. I put a pink candle in Abby's and when Micah saw it, he insisted on having a candle in his too. So, I put a green one in his. Before I got close enough to Abby though, Micah blew the candles out. It was cute and Abby didn't mind. She had her eye on the cupcakes and just wanted to eat.

She loved the cupcake. She ate almost the entire thing. It was so cute to see her get it all over her hands and face. It got all over the rest of her too, which is exactly why we took her shirt off.

Can't you just see how much she in enjoying it?

I love this picture because she looks so proud of herself.

Micah also had a blast. He loves Hostess cupcakes, so he was in heaven. He knows what it means to have a birthday party, so he was so excited all day long.

This is what Micah looked like when his cupcake was all gone. Right after I took the picture, he asked for another one.

After we finished off the cupcakes, we put Abby's shirt back on and took her to the living room to open some presents. Her big party is on Saturday, so we only gave her two of her gifts. As you can see from this picture, Micah was a big help opening them.

She got a set of five soft cars from Micah and a cute little musical turtle from daddy. I guess my gift was her outfit. I bought her tons of clothes, but didn't bother to wrap them because I knew she wouldn't get excited about them.

Abby and her turtle. Heath really wanted to get her a special gift just from him. When we went shopping, he immediately saw this and showed it to her. She loved it and played with it (while it was still in the package) all the way out the store and back to the house. I had to pry it out of her hands to put it away for her actual birthday.

She loved playing with the gift bags and the tissue paper.

Here is Micah showing Abby how to play with the cars he got her. When we took him shopping for a gift to give Abby, he saw these and just knew they were exactly what she would like. He was right too- she loves them.

It was so cute watching them play with Abby's new toys. Micah kept telling her, "Share your birthday toys with me, k."

Here is a picture of Abby and her daddy. Abby adores her dad and lets him torture her when he holds her down and smothers her with kisses. She gets so excited when he comes home each day. She crawls over to him and makes cute little noises until he picks her up. Once she's in his arms, she smiles from ear to ear.

Okay, so I broke down and actually put a picture of myself on here. I figure it was such a nice day, I don't really care how I look. I just feel like the luckiest mom in the world to have the two most beautiful children. They keep me busy and challenge me on a daily basis, but I wouldn't change it for anything. I love my life. :)
Happy Birthday, Abby! We love you!

For the past six weeks, Micah has been playing soccer. His team is DC United. He finished up last Saturday. Here is a picture of his team doing a cheer. They did lots of cute cheers to get the kids excited about what they had just done or what they were going to be doing next.

Here is Micah waiting in line for a piece of candy. I think this was his favorite part of each day.

Last Saturday, we played kids against parents. The kids scored 5 goals and the poor parents couldn't even manage one. Each of the kids scored too. It was lots of fun and Micah was quite proud of himself when he got his goal.

Just a cute picture of Heath and Abby that I took awhile back. Too cute not to post.