Our little Abby turned 2-years-old on Thursday, October 1st. I can't believe how quickly she is growing up. I can't help but remember how much she loved to snuggle when she was first born. She would constantly find her way into the crook of my neck and then just relax her whole body. I loved it. I remember her cute little cooing noises and the little sighs she would make while she was sleeping. Now, she's a little girl who loves to play with her babies. Every morning, she wraps them up in their blankets, puts them in her strollers, and pushes them around the house. Periodically, she puts them in her crib or in Micah's bed and then gives me the "shhhh" sign to let me know that they are sleeping. Abby also loves her big brother and follows him around like a little puppy dog. When Micah is home, no one else exists. She does whatever he does and looks at him as if he is the greatest thing in the world. Abby is our little angel who brings spunk and smiles to our life. She is constantly smiling and trying to make us laugh. She does the cutest "Igor" and doggie impersonations. If she thinks someone is upset with her, she quickly busts into one of the impersonations to make us forget all about it. She has blessed our lives so much and we couldn't love her more.
We had her birthday party on Thursday too. Here are some pics of her special day.
We gave her two presents first thing in the morning. Abby is quite the little fashionista and she absolutely loves the cute little crocheted beret. In this pic, she is bursting with excitement about opening this present.
Taking the bow off....
Getting a little help from grandpa...
Getting a little help from grandpa...
Ah ha! It's a princess tent!
Can you tell that she LOVES it? She played peek-a-boo all day. She even put her babies to sleep in it.
This is Grandma and Grandpa at Abby's party. We had pizza and salad on Spongebob plates.
Here are uncle Cory (my brother), Colston (Cory's son), aunt Danae (Cory's wife), our good friend, Lauren, and uncle Beau (my brother).
Abby, Micah, and Zoey (Cory & Danae's daughter). Notice Abby's adorable tiara. It was totally blinged out and said, "Birthday Girl" on it.
Cory and his son, Colston
Grandpa wearing the "Birthday Girl" tiara. Doesn't he look happy? We were so glad that he was feeling well enough to party with us. The doctor's have been giving him a new drug and it has really helped with the nausea.
Abby was super sweet about letting Micah and Zoey help with the present opening. This present was from Cory, Danae, Zoey and Colston. It was the new Barbie Fairy-tastic Princess doll. It's super cute and Abby adores it. Notice how Aunt Danae decorated the wrapping paper so cute.
Abby's new Belle doll. Thanks Uncle Beau and Lauren! She's been sleeping with Belle every night since her birthday.
Playing with Barbie while watching Micah and Zoey open one of her gifts.
Micah was so proud to give Abby his gift to her. It was a "My Little Pony" remote control scooter. He saw it weeks before her birthday and just knew that was what he wanted to give her.
Abby's gift from mom and dad- a pink shopping cart filled with play food. She pushes it everywhere. She piles it as high as she can without things spilling out. She even puts her babies in it.
This is a picture of everyone helping out and putting toys together. It seemed like every toy needed some kind of assembly or batteries. Everyone was great and took one toy, so we had it all done in no time.
The other gift from mom and dad- a Little People Princess castle. It came complete with Princess, Prince, white horse, castle furniture, and many more fun things. Abby put it right next to Micah's Batman bat cave. It's so cute seeing them play with their little playhouses together.
Spongebob cake. It turned out sooooo cute!
Abby blowing out her candle. She was so tired by the end of the night. I put her to bed really late. I just laid her down and she was asleep before I left her room. What a great ending to a great day.
We love you so much, Abigail Valerie Garner! Happy Birthday and here's to many, many more...