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!