Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Big Boy!

Andrew had his 9 month check up today. He weighs 22 lbs, 8 oz and is 28 1/2 inches long. He is in the 75th percentile for both! When Abby was 9 months, she weighed 20 lbs and was 27 3/4 inches long.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Flower Girl

This past July, Abby was a flower girl in Debra and Ricky's wedding. They were nice enough to lend me the cd of all of their professional pictures. The photographer got some great shots of Abby, so I thought I'd share....

Hippy had to come for moral support.

Getting ready.

I think this may be the best picture ever taken of Abby.

Abby and the bride.

With the bridesmaids.

Down the aisle...she did such a good job!

Abby and Mark the ring bearer were instant friends.

Being announced at the reception.

Abby and Grammy.

Andrew and Grammy.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Busy Weekend

It's been awhile since I have posted....

On Friday, we left in the early afternoon so we could be in Emporia in time for the ribbon cutting at Julie's (Rick's youngest sister) store, The Whimsy Tree. Check out to see the picture. We celebrated my dad's birthday with pizza and cake that night (his actual birthday is tomorrow). On Saturday we did some visiting with my grandparents. My grandfather is recovering from knee replacement and is doing very well. We ate dinner with Rick's parents then headed back to Richmond. On Sunday we went to church, I taught Sunday School and then went to a teacher's lunch/meeting after the worship service. Later that day we got to celebrate Whitt's first birthday!

One year ago......

the proud uncle

Abby checking out her new cousin.

Happy Birthday (today) to Julie, and to Dad and Megan tomorrow!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Daytona 500

Congrats to Matt Kenseth on winning the Daytona 500! I was hoping Mark Martin would win, but good to see Matt in victory lane after going winless last year. Also good for Jack Roush to finally get a Daytona 500 win as a car owner (I didn't even know he'd never won it before!).

Now, here's my little man watching the race in his racecar outfit.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day

Yesterday was Abby's Valentine Party at preschool.
Future sweethearts?

Abby and her teacher.

Valentine craft project.


9 Months Old

It is hard to believe Andrew is 9 months old now! Although he is so big he definitely looks it! I'm sure he weigh over 20 pounds. We have moved him out of the carrier and into the "big boy" car seat...still facing backwards, of course. He likes riding in the stroller sitting up so he can see everything. He's been moved from the Bunnies to the Ducks in Sunday School, so now he's in Mommy's class.

Andrew loves to eat and is enjoying all fruits, sweet potatoes, and carrots. He could do without string beans and peas. We gave him strawberry banana for the first time last week and boy did he love that! He has also finally learned how to pick up a cheerio and get it in his mouth. He's quite a fan of those cheerios.

Balls are his favorite toys. He loves to chase them around. He also loves all toys that play music. He is crawling like crazy and can pull up. This is not good for Abby as her things are no longer safe on the coffee table. I think we have a TV junkie on our hands. He really likes Sesame Street, Super Why, and Baby Einstein, but he will watch anything.

Andrew loves to "talk". He says dadadada and daydayday. He also makes a lot of noises by rubbing his fingers on his lips. He is getting much better with the spit up, but he still does it some. Just now it is colored spit up and he crawls through it. Lovely. He is much happier overall but hits a wall about 5 or 6 pm and is unhappy until we get him in bed by 7!

Some pictures of the big boy:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

for those less fortunate....

There have been some occasions when we are out shopping for items for the food pantry or a particular service project at church or preschool, and I've had to explain to Abby that not everyone is able to buy food or mittens or whatever so we buy some to help them out. She's always happy to help pick things out for these projects.

The other day she was working intently on some pictures while I was folding laundry. A few minutes later she handed me a stack and said, "Mom, some children aren't able to have art for their refridgerator. I made these pictures so that all the kids can have some for their Mom's to put on the fridge."


Monday, February 9, 2009

Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad is an annual event at Chamberlayne Baptist Preschool! The kids sing a song for their Dads then finish with...donuts, of course!

My Daddy has a special name, it's D-A-D-D-Y (think Oscar Meyer)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Pink Day!

Abby was really into Pink Day at preschool...
pink dress, pink leggings, pink boots, pink socks, and pink bows!

Andrew wasn't really into pink, he just likes hanging out in the pantry. Don't know if he's looking for food or just wants to be near his favorite thing, the vacuum.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Look at me!

When I went to get Andrew from his nap, this is what I found. He pulled up for the first time (for more than 1 second, anyway!)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hippy at School

Hippy had a great day at preschool. In fact, they had so much fun that Mrs. Walsh invited the "teddy bears" back for another day. Hippy even won an award for the "Most Loveable Hippo Friend".