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Friday, January 27, 2012

Bowling First

This past weekend, we took the girls bowling with our friend Randy & Liza.  This was the first bowling experience for both girls. (and although not my first, I sure bowled like it was)  We went to our local bowling alley and thankfully the place was almost completely empty. 

Natalie thought it was the best thing ever.  She loved carrying around the bowling balls (with me close behind saying "be careful...don't drop it on your toes")  She also bowled a lot and was pretty good.  Her favorite part was sliding around on the slippery floors.  Abby on the other hand just wandered around the entire bowling alley staring at everyone & taking it all in.  I think her favorite part was the pizza. 

We had a lot of fun & will surely be going again soon.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Abby Turns 1...just a little late

Where has the time gone?  It seems like I was just getting ready for Thanksgiving and now it’s almost New Years’!  I don’t think I am going to win Mother of the Year this year (since it took me over a month to post about my 2nd born’s first birthday, and we wonder why the middle child gets a complex?) so I’ll guess I’ll shoot for 2012.

We had many celebrations with lots and lots of family for Abby’s birthday, which fell on Thanksgiving this year.  We had chocolate cupcakes that looked like turkeys, “I’m 1!” onesies, crowns & only a few fights over presents.  Overall it was a success.

It was only one short year ago I was walking up and down our street, eating spicy food & bouncing on the exercise ball trying to get her out.  Now she’s doing so much:

Saying “Boo” & “Mama”
Eating so much we usually have to cut her off
Not sleeping
Starting to sign (food, more & music)
Terrorizing the cat & sometimes Tula
Pooping in the bathtub – almost every night
And doing EVERYTHING her sister does

She definitely has a “strong personality” and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We love you Abigail Louise!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Welcome Baby Maddax

On November 9th @ 3:57pm, baby Maddax James was born to our good friends the Camburn family.  He was a few days early, although I didn't hear his mama complaining about that.

Since Jon & Erin decided not to find out the sex of their baby before he was born, they got a lot of green & yellow clothes.  So, after his arrival we threw a "Help start baby Maddax's wardrobe" shower.

He got a lot of good "little man" clothes for his whole first year.  I think he was pretty excited about it, although he slept through most of the shower!  Everyone had a turn to meet Maddax, even Mr. Camburn (Jon's dad) held him for the first time since he was born.

Welcome Maddax!  We are so happy to finally have you here.

Grandma Meyers (Erin's mom), Great Grandma Marilyn (Erin's Grandma), Maddax, Erin & Kate (Erin's younger sister)

My mom & Mrs. Camburn (Jon's mom) playing the diaper game

Erin with some of her spoils

Like father, Like son

The happy family

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Halloween with the cousins

I'm only a month late, but here are pictures of the Halloween costumes.  Natalie was Dorothy, complete with the sparkly red shoes & Toto in her basket.  Abby was supposed to be a munchkin, however I've heard comments about her being Mork from the TV show Mork & Mindy.  I probably should have included a giant lollipop, however the mom in me was forseeing many fights, sticky everything & basically only a stick remaining anyways so I opted not to do that.  Then of course you have my adorable nephew dressed as Yoda.  It's so fitting.

Next year we'll have to coordinate the three of them with the same theme, before they start fighting back & picking their own costumes!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby Gap Ad

Over the summer, we had our friend Liza take pictures of the three grandkids for my parents.  We spent an afternoon in the park and after much bribing with food, crying and a few smiles, we got a few pictures we could work with.

**side note:  I had this picture on my desktop at work & my co-worked asked me why I had a Baby Gap ad on my computer.