Thursday, September 18, 2008

Funny Story

We've had a pretty low-key couple of weeks since Jason's parents left. We are enjoying some slightly cooler weather by taking lots of walks and playing outside. I do have a funny Abby story to share though...

Abby's friend Georgie came to visit with his mom, Kim this week. Georgie is in the process of being potty-trained and he was very excited to use the potty at "Abby's house" when he came over to play. After using the bathroom, Kim gave Georgie a little piece of candy and gave one to Abby too, just to be nice (Abby has shown no interest in the potty herself, except she does love to sit on it, unroll the toilet paper, wipe and flush the toilet. She still hasn't actually DONE anything in the toilet though, and I'm in no hurry to train her either.)

A little while later, Abby asked Kim if she could have another piece of candy and Kim explained to her that it was special candy and she could only have another piece if Georgie went to the bathroom on the potty again. At that moment, Georgie walked into the room. Abby immediately went over to him, grabbed his face between her two little hands and said, "Georgie, look at me." Then very seriously she told him, "You NEED to go poop." We all cracked up at how Abby had figured out a way to get an easy piece of candy...let others do the dirty work for you! Oh, my too-smart-for-her-own-good little girl. She's a hoot!!

Landon is growing way too fast and we are really enjoying him. He is rolling all over the place now and grabbing at anything within reach of his two little hands. We love watching him discover the world around him.
So that's it for now. Nothing too exciting, but we are enjoying life with our two little munchkins!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Grandma & Grandpa Come to Visit

Jason's parents came into town last Thursday and we had a great time with them. We spent most of the day on Friday at the National Aquarium in downtown Baltimore. Abby loved seeing all the fish and we all really enjoyed our time there. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the aquarium...
Abby getting up close and personal with the sea creatures.

Grandpa helping Abby learn the difference between frogs and toads.Having fun at the dolphin show.
A cool picture of a sea turtle. Landon and I looking pretty stylish before the 4-D movie.

Abby giving us her "cheesy grin" in front of one huge fish.
We spent Saturday touring the Antietam National Battlefield and then Grandma and Grandpa watched the kids so Jason and I could go on our first date in a looooong time. (Thanks again! We really enjoyed the time alone!) We spent Labor Day at Pen-Mar Park. Grandma played with Abby on the swings while Grandpa, Jason, Landon and I hiked a few miles of the Appalachian Trail. We came home, had a BBQ out on our back deck and spent the evening shopping the Labor Day sales at the Outlet Mall.

But the main reason for their visit came on Sunday, Landon's blessing day. He looked so adorable in his little white outfit and was a perfect angel during the blessing. I had to quickly take him out afterwards though because he had a pretty big explosion in his diaper that I was able to change before it became too big of a mess. Tasha, Jeff and their son Coldon were also able to join us for this very special day.
The whole group together after the blessing.
Grandma and Grandpa with their first "Call" grandson.Our cute little family.And here is some evidence to show just how adorable Landon was in his little blessing outfit...
And since today is Septmeber 4th, I just wanted to publicly wish my little man a happy "3-Month Birthday!" I cannot believe how fast time is flying by. There are times I wish I could freeze him this small because he is just so adorable and fun, but I also look forward to the many changes and discoveries that he will be making during the next year and beyond. We're excited to see what kind of a person our little guy becomes. We love you lil' Landon!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Abb's First Haircut

Okay, so technically Abby has had a haircut before since I regularly trim her bangs, but she had never gone someplace to take any length off the back of her hair before. We had been growing it out for a while, and by this summer, it had grown to about the middle of her back.

Last Sunday, Abby decided that she had had enough of her long hair. I was talking on the phone with my parents and Jason wasn't home. Abby disappeared for a few minutes, but she often will go and play by herself for long periods of time so I didn't think anything of it. A few minutes later I was walking around the house and I kept finding these big globs of hair. At first I thought they might be from our dog Maya, but as I ventured up the stairs and kept finding more and more little tufts of hair, my heart began to sink. When I walked into the bathroom, this is what I found on the floor...
Then I heard a little voice behind me say, "Mom, I cut my hair!" and I turned around to see a huge chunk of hair missing from the left side of Abby's head and several more really short pieces all over. I sank down onto the floor and started to cry! Yes, I cried over Abby's once-beautiful head of hair that had just been hacked off. Abby patted me on the shoulder and said "Mommy, it's okay."
The next day I took Abby to a hairdresser in town and they were able to make her hair look pretty cute despite the chunks that you can still see missing from her head. She actually looks adorable in her new short haircut and seems so much more grown-up now.

What a little stinker!!