Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mowing in the Snow

OK - well, it was just flurries.... and you can hardly see them in these pictures - but I promise it was "flurrying" a lot. Abby got this little lawn mower for her birthday and Will thinks its real. He kept asking to go out and mow the grass... so even though it was cold and dusting snow... I let him go out. He didn't last long, but he seemed like he was proud of his work :)!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Family Party

Here are pictures from Abby's family birthday celebration. Her cousins (Aiden & Annie), Aunt/Uncle (Jason & Kate) and Grandparents (Nana & Pappa) came over for Josh's homemade pizza and a cookie-cake.

The sweet birthday Girl

I think she wanted the entire cookie to herself :)

Will helped her open some present... but Abby was actually into opening them and playing with them. I remember Will's first birthday he could really care less about all of the presents and just wanted to play with the paper.

Sitting on the baby doll nana got her.

She was about the same size as the big bag that her present came in.

She just recently had her one year well visit and she is still my little peanut.
She weighed 17 1/2 pounds (5th percentile for her age) and was 30 1/2 inches long (80th percentile for her age). She is tall and thin. Everything else checked out great although she just had her first ear infection. Her second upper tooth came in and she really looks like a pumpkin - they are EXTREMELY far apart - but I'm not too surprised since Josh and I both had braces for that very reason.


November 9th, 2007 my sweet little Abby girl was born. I can't believe a year has already come and gone. I remember last year anticipating her birth and awaiting our "tiny" baby as the doctors were saying. Well she wasn't super tiny then (6 lbs. 12 oz), but she is tiny now. I will find out next week what she weighs at the doctor's, but I don't think its going to be a lot. She is petite in every way other than her personality. She is on the go all the time. She started walking at 10 1/2 months and is now practically running. She loves to dance (which consists of major squats or twirling around in circles with one hand held straight up until she is dizzy). She loves to climb, throw things out of drawers, wrestle with her brother, eat goldfish, throw her food off her highchair, and hug her teddies and blanket. She is a mama's girl and cries when I leave her sight, although when daddy walks in the door from work her face lights up and she runs to him. She finally has her first tooth. Her upper left one broke through about two weeks ago. That doesn't stop her from eating what she wants though. She has eaten meat and our table food from the get-go (never liked baby food) - but I don't blame her. She is such a blessing to our family! Thank you Lord for my "Abby Sweetie."

Here are some pictures of her first year!

Mommy loves you Abby! I pray the Lord will shine upon you and make you into a sweet loving little girl who grows into a women of God with uncompromising faith.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My little Animals

This year for halloween Will was a dragon (since he loves to watch the show dragon tales) and Abby was an elephant (since her favorite word to say is elephant)! just kidding, Abby wore this adorable hand me down costume from her cousin Lilly. Both kids were sick so we didn't stay out long. It was such a beautiful fall night here and not too cold!

Sweet little Elephant of mine!

We had a happy and nice dragon. He was refered to by others as an alligator and a dinosaur.
However, he did have wings.

You can tell Josh is excited about going out.

Will was so quite all night. He just stared at all the other costumes.

Will with his cousins Aiden the pirate and Annie the princess.

This is on the way home. I can't believe I gave this to her, but she was so grouchy and crying pretty loud. It only worked for a couple of minutes.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


So this is a picture of our sweet baby at 12 weeks. I was absolutely amazed when I saw how clear the hands, feet, legs and face were when I saw this. I haven't seen one this clear this early yet. Sorry for the way these turned out. I don't have a scanner and so I tried my best to get them as clear as we see them at home, but it doesn't work that well. The heartbeat was great and he/she was moving all around. It makes all the morning (all-day) sickness and extreme exhaustion so worth it. Thank you Lord for this gift of life!

Will loves looking at these pictures and he has decided to call the baby
"Thomas the tank engine Gehman"
(don't know if thats in the running...)

For the record: Josh says this baby already looks like him!!! ;)