Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Abby's birthday party

Abby had her party at Romp N Roll (VA Center location for all you locals). I really can't say enough about how great it was....especially the part where I didn't have to plan, serve cake, or clean up!

Mr. Roger and gang get the party started!

birthday girl

a birthday ride on the parachute

Hokie Pokey

make a wish!

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

She's 5!

In honor of Abby's 5th birthday, I asked her tell me her 5 favorite things:
1. Hippy
2. building a tent for Hippy
3. going to "poria"
4. ice cream
5. making new friends

I'm a little sad I didn't make the list, although I did say "things" not "people".

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Abby will turn 5. I can't believe it. This has been, without a doubt, the fastest 5 years of my life.

How could she go from this....

to this....

so quickly?

Your daddy and I love you so much. Every day we are thankful that God gave us you. We are very proud of you. You are a great big sister and a good friend. You care about others and you love Jesus. We love to hear you sing "Awesome God" and "Shine Jesus Shine". We know you will be a wonderful kindergartner! We just couldn't ask for a better daughter! Happy Birthday!


On Friday I took Abby and Andrew to get their pictures taken at Portrait Innovations. Click on the link to view. The turned out well!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vacation Part 1: Where we stayed

We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. It is on 33rd street, 2 blocks down from the big new Hilton/Neptune statue. It was a nice place. We had a suite with a kitchen/living area and separate bedroom. Having a kitchen was wonderful, we could eat lunch in our room instead of going out. There was a nice (included) breakfast with waffles, eggs, biscuits, sausage, muffins, french toast, yogurt, cereals, etc. Abby particularly enjoyed the fruit loops (which I told her to savor while she could, we would not be eating those at home!).

The hotel from the beach.

The "sleeping room" as Abby called it.
There was a floor to ceiling window looking out on the beach!

The living area.
The dining area.

The kitchen.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

15th months

Andrew celebrates his 15th "monthaversary" at the beach! More pics to come!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Stop! Hippo thief!

She doesn't even notice!