Sunday, December 4, 2011
I am now even more thankful for such a wonderful family.
Friday, December 2, 2011
- enjoying playing with toys
- taking better naps in the afternoon
- still enjoying the sling and the Ergo
- following her sister around with her eyes. It's only a matter of time before she's truly following her sister. Abigail has a gift for keeping her sister happy!
- not close to sleeping through the night :(
- likes playing in the Jumperoo
- and is still very vocal :)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
We've finally dropped from the 90s and upper 80s into the 70s! Praise the Lord! I can already tell that my blood has thinned, and I am going to freeze up north this winter! I already sleep in more clothing than I did up north (year round) and often need an extra blanket. Since the girls have been wearing summer clothes for months and months, I'm ready to dig into their Fall/winter wardrobes. So they humor me, and let me dress them up to as I prepare for the winter.
Some first for Abigail:
- ...her first carved pumpkin
- ...first taste of cotton candy and popcorn. She preferred popcorn.
- ...first time to play games at Trunk or Treat!
- ...not the first time to get dressed up! But she enjoyed it so much more this year!
Monday, October 24, 2011
The funniest part about teaching Abigail to cheer for the Illini is that she yells touchdown (with lots of excitement and flair) even when the other team scores.....
Love the mohawk...and the smiles too of course!
This video is for you, mom!
Friday, October 14, 2011
My silly one is growing up so fast. She loves to dance and talk...talk...talk. She is constantly asking me questions and still has a flair for the dramatic. She has a lot of little girlfriends in her class at church, who she gets to see twice a week.As of late, I'm also beginning to think she'll take up cross country running like her daddy. When we walk, we often let her get out of her stroller in a large courtyard. She runs laps upon laps until she is out of breath and likes to race her daddy, who doesn't always let her win:)
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The big thing that she's teaching me is to be flexible and more laid back. I threw "Babywise" out the window a long time ago, so I carry her around a ton, rock her to sleep and occasionally let her cry for short times when I'm about to pull my hair out. Her favorite way to fall asleep - nestled up close to me or in the car. When she's having a really bad "moment" or "day", we go run errands in the car or go for a walk. My conclusion (at this point at least) - some babies do better on my routine and others do better on their own :)
...and yes, "Frailty, thy name is Katie." Tuesday night, in an exhausted stupor, I gave my daughter an overdose of her antibiotic, as if I didn't need any more drama in my life. I now know Poison Control's number by heart. Thankfully, Abigail didn't have any side effects, my guilty crying was short-lived, and my pediatrician nurse (her name is Dori -- we talk quite often) assured me that she even overdosed her 18 month old years and years ago. So there you have it, as if you didn't know I was a less than perfect mommy anyways. Sigh. Busy week.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Okay, so I'm not being flogged for my faith, nor are my eyes WIDE open to the Spirit's work around me day by day (that is an area for much needed improvement). But I am exhausted and beat down by my circumstances. I am so thankful that the Spirit offers peace and power to persevere with much joy! I am more challenged to push the Gospel plough here in my home - planting Gospel seeds in my daughter's heart.
Speaking of my two year old. She has recently amazed me with her quick mind and ability to memorize scripture. We have this great devotional book that has a verse and devotion for each letter of the alphabet. Abigail has memorized 4 verses just this week - "A soft answer turns away wrath," "Blessed are the peacemakers," "I am the way, the truth and the life," and "Keep your tongue from evil." She loves to sing, another great way to plant truth in her heart. This leaves me trusting that seeds of God's truth will transform my daughter into a little girl after His heart.
So thank you for your prayers. I am a pretty deformed lump of clay most days but I am thankful that God has promised that he'll keep his hand on me until the Day of Christ Jesus, for "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it until the Day of Christ Jesus."
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
happy baby...I can't believe she's 12 weeks old...
Being a big sister has been/is an adjustment for Miss Abigail. Now that Hannah is settling down some, I can take a deep breath and remember to nurture my oldest little girl. She is such a beautiful little girl, and my desire is that I nurture the character qualities that will make her even more beautiful and truly a little lady that loves the Lord.