Saturday, December 18, 2010

7 Months

I'm a little late on this, but here's an update on Abby from 6-7 months!
  • She started eating some fruits and veggies, including peaches, yams, bananas, and squash.  She has loved them all, thankfully.
  • She reaches and lunges for toys and things a lot more while she is sitting and being held.  She even reaches for her parents, which is a lot of fun.
  • She went to Florida for Thanksgiving and got to spend time with her grandparents and aunts.
  • She started having babysitters more frequently and is doing ok with that.  It is still hard to leave her but hopefully we will all get more comfortable with it.
  • She giggles a lot more and seems to be ticklish.
  • She talks, yells, and makes a lot of funny noises.  She especially likes to make zrbtt sounds. 
  • She enjoys all the funny sounds we make.
Here are a few pics of her cuteness!
She loves being outside... this may be a long winter.

Abigail and Mama
Cute tongue smile

I love the way she is sitting

Abby and Dad

She loves her play gym.  Gotta love her face in this one.

Visiting Grandma Pratt

She is very good at handling her bink these days.

So happy to be in lovely weather

She always reaches for the camera lens.
Happy girl

Just hanging out

She had a blast swimming in Florida!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"I'm only pretending to go as a cowgirl!"

We had a lot of fun dressing up for Halloween this year.  We had a lot of good ideas but we decided this was the only year we could do one of our ideas.

Here was our inspiration...

And here is the result.

 Yep, Landon was Elliott and Abby was E.T.!

Landon's costume was easy, he looks just like Elliott!  All he needed was a red hoodie and a box of Reese's Pieces.

Some more inspiration...

And the result.

 I was Gertie, of course!

I already had overalls, and I found this great shirt at Savers.  My mom sent me the chunky yarn to put in my hair.

We had to do this pose.

I found this little pot of flowers at the dollar store.  It was perfect.

Doesn't she make a great E.T.?  They really are quite similar.  Not much hair, big round eyes, and they have similar facial and vocal expressions!

My parents brought down this milk crate that we secured to Landon's bike.


Okay, so we photo-shopped the glowing finger... but we did have a flameless candle that we stuck in Abby's sweater to be E.T.'s heart.  It worked perfectly!

Don't we look great?  Too bad hardly anyone could figure out what we were supposed to be at our ward party.  It was a little disappointing.  When they saw Abby they would say, "Oh, she's glowing."  Landon's Reese's Pieces is what gave us away to most people.  We still had fun though!

Monday, November 1, 2010

6 Months

Abby had her first half birthday a week ago!  She is so cute and is changing all the time.  Here's some things she has been up to.
  • She weighed 13 lbs. 15 oz. and was 24.5 inches long at her 6 month appointment.  She is still a petite little girl, however, we learned she is bigger than her mom was at this age.  I was only 11 lbs. 9 oz. at 6 months. 
  • She sits up by herself and gets better at it each day.
  • She likes to take long naps on Sundays and tries to use it to get out of going to church.
  • Grandma and Grandpa Bishop came to visit her one weekend.  She had fun playing and going on walks with them.
  • She took a trip to San Diego.  She has officially been in or driven through 7 states!
  • She loves to scratch different materials and surfaces.  When we went to San Diego we borrowed a pack n' play from some friends.  When we put her in it the first night we thought she was settling down and then heard little scratching noises on the nylon fabric.  She kept doing it and since we were in the same room as her, I really had to control myself from laughing out loud.  We eventually had to put a blanket underneath her. 
  • She still loves hair and tries to pull and eat mine all the time.  She usually scratches Landon's head since his hair isn't long enough to pull.
  • She gives us hugs and we love them.
  • She loves playing with her feet and sucking on her toes.  She also loves to kick her feet.  In the carseat, in her Bumbo, when she is being held, etc.   She also likes to hold her foot and kick.  We think she learned this from cousin Jack, who invented the "weg (leg) gun."
  • She has such a happy attitude.  One of my favorite things is that whenever I take her into a different room of our home, she smiles.  I imagine her thinking, "Oh yeah, this room!"  Her favorites are her bathroom and our closet, where she likes to pull my shirts off the hangers.
  • She loves toys and books, especially when they make sounds.  I would have to say that her favorite toy is this little yellow duck.  It makes a soft squeak sound that always makes her smile and then she loves to shove his entire head in her mouth.
  • She is getting quite good at putting her binky in her mouth..
  • She loves to look at herself in the mirror.
  • She loves it when Mom sings "Itsy Bitsy Spider," "Popcorn Popping," and her special Abby song.
  • While laying on the floor, she loves to have any type of fabric waved over her face.
  • She seems to get a little nervous about being other places or being held by other people.  We are trying to practice with it though and think she will get better.
Here are about a million pictures of her from the past month!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Some Videos

This video shows Abby's new favorite thing to do.  She is beginning to know what she needs to do to get around.  Isn't she a funny kid?

And here she is eating rice cereal for the first time.  It was a while ago, but I just uploaded the videos today.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Abby and Technology

Abby is a pretty smart little kid, so I'm trying to get her started learning all the technologies that she will need to use.  Tonight she had some of her first hands on time with a computer.  I have to say, she did pretty well.

You can see she is a natural.  She knows exactly what to do.  Her web search, however, was unsuccessful.  Probably because she doesn't know any words yet.

I'm sure she will figure it out sooner or later.


Monday, September 27, 2010

5 Months

Our baby girl is now 5 months old!  I can't even believe it.  It seems crazy that she has been with us for this long, but at the same time, it is hard to recall life without her.  She is just so much fun and she cracks us up everyday.  Above is her "official" 5 month picture.  Isn't she gorgeous?  Look at that smile.  She is going to be a knock-out.  Here are some more pictures to show what she has been up to.

She started taking baths in her big tub and she loves to splash around and hold her toys.
She likes to go outside and wait for Daddy to come home.
She loves going outside.  If she is fussy, take her outside and she calms down immediately.  She loves to touch leaves and the bark on trees.
She also loves stroller rides and car rides.  She definitely keeps me in shape!
She loves "naked time."
She has become a Boise State fan.  And has more hair that sticks straight up.
She loves to smile and has finally started to giggle more (see video in previous post).
She loves to read.  She started holding books correctly at about 2.5 months and I thought it was accidental.  No, she is just a genius.  Now she can even hold them up by herself.
She had rice cereal for the first time.  She has been so curious about the food we eat.  She tries to grab my drinks or food whenever I put them near my mouth.  At a restaurant I was holding her while putting papusas into a box.  I tried to close the lid but it flipped back open.  She then grabbed the lid and the papusas flew into the air and on the floor.  It was comical.
So sweet!
 We love our little girl so much!