Friday, October 24, 2008

Our little ladybug

Last weekend we went to hoe-down for one of Abby's friends' birthday party! Taylor turned 2 years old, such a big girl now!!! The kids had alot of fun, they were supposed to dress up like animals for the hoe-down, it was SO cute!!! Abby was a ladybug. I have been very absent-minded lately, and I forgot my camera at home that night. But thanks to Amanda, Taylor's mommy, I stole this picture off her blog! (Thanks Amanda!)

Here's a picture of the birthday girl, Taylor! Doesn't she make a good farmer?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Saturday so far...

BEWARE!!! This is pretty long, but read and feel just a little bit of compassion for me...

Saturday's are usually my very favorite day of the week! Here is a typical Saturday at our house:

*Abby wakes up 8-8:30, Richard goes in and gets her. Brings her back to our bedroom and we play for a little bit while I'm still trying to wake up.
*Richard and Abby watch cartoons while I cook breakfast. We always have a big breakfast on Saturday mornings! After breakfast we all get dressed and ready for the day.
*At some point during the day, we usually go to Wichita or Hutchinson. We go to stores, or to eat supper and to just give us something to do!
*Abby takes a nap.
*I clean up the house, Richard messes around outside. When Abby wakes up, we usually go to the park and let her run off some energy.
*Come home, relax, watch a movie together and spend the rest of the evening playing.
*Abby goes to bed about 7pm, we watch movies and be lazy till we are ready for bed.
Ok, so our Saturday probably sounds pretty boring, but we like it like that! It is the one day a week where we don't really have to be anywhere, and can do whatever we want.

Well, here is how today has gone so far:
*Richard gets up at 6am to go to work. (He NEVER works on Saturdays, but he had to today)
(that also means no family breakfast, or spending the day relaxing)
*Abby gets up at 8am and is very cranky. She walks to every room in the house saying "DaDa, DaDa?"
*I feed her, then chase her around trying to fix her hair while she runs and yells because she doesn't want her hair fixed. I finally win, then I go get myself ready for the day. I have tons of things to do today because Abby and I will be out of town ALL week next week.
*I put her in the car and head to the car wash. I am cleaning out the crumbs under Abby's seat and she starts screaming for no reason. I tell her to cut it out! She slaps me in the face and yells "DON'T!" I slap her hand and tell her NO, she cries for 5 minutes.
*I call Richard and tell him that HIS daughter is driving me nuts! He says he has to go because he has another phone call.
*We head to Conklin to get the oil changed before our long trip next week. They tell me the soonest opening they have is Monday morning. Ugghh...!! One more thing I have to do on Monday before we can leave...
*Go to Kwik Shop to get gas. Man it is so packed there, I think that is where everyone in town gets gas! Wait in line, then remember I have my Dillon's card to get 10 extra cents off! Wow, only $2.69/gallon. As crazy as this sounds, it made me a little happy!
*Decide I need a latte to take me to a happy place. Get Abby, head inside Kwik Shop. Get my mocha latte, then look for some crackers to get Abby. While looking for crackers, Abby decides she doesn't want to walk anymore. She lays down on her back in the middle of the isle. Some old man laughs while walking by as I'm trying to pick her up and not drop the crackers or spill my latte everywhere. I check out, and carry her to the car.
*I needed to go to Wal-Mart, but decide it's not even worth the trouble!
*We go home. While getting out of the car. Abby wants to walk, (OK-fine). When she realizes we are going into the house, she decides she doesn't want to walk anymore and her legs become like jell-o. I pick her up, she yells.
*I heat her up some Chef-Boyardee ravoli (healthy, I know) and pray she eats fast so she can go lay her down for a nap and give me some peace and quiet.
*She eats, I lay her down. Aaahhh...quietness!!
And to think, it's not even noon!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Boy or Girl...???

So, we went to our BIG sonogram yesterday! It is so exciting to see the little baby squirming and wiggling around. Yesterday, the baby was doing backflips for us! We definately wanted to know the sex, and we got to find out!!! Yes, we are telling our friends and family the sex. BUT, if you want to know-you'll have to talk to us!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Taste of Newton

The taste of Newton is the event that officially kicks off the fall season for me! It is so fun to go out to Main St. the 1st Thursday in October every year, eat good food and see friends you have'nt seen in a long time! Every year at the Taste of Newton, we see lots of friends, some friends that we went to Bethel with, some whom we have'nt seen since the previous year at Taste of Newton. (I know it's kind of pathetic, we live in the same town but don't keep in regular touch with old friends. Oh well, I guess that's how life goes sometimes...) Well, if you are planning on being on Main St. this evening eating LOTS of GREAT food-we will see you there!!! I can't wait!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dha Too...

Dha Too= Thank You, in Abby language! It is the cutest thing ever! She now says Dha Too to everything! She also has learned to sit her drink on a coaster when putting it on the coffee table, such a big girl! (We are big coaster users in our house, we never sit anything down without a coaster!)
Some other new words in her vocabulary include:
Dha Too=thank you
woof, woof=dog
Uh-Oh (I think this is her new favorite word!)

Her vocabulary is expanding pretty fast. It's amazing how fast they grow up, she's not my little baby anymore!