Thursday, May 21, 2009

Great Weekend!

We're a little late with blogging about last weekend, but we had a great weekend so thought we should share. Nephew Tim had his confirmation and Paul was his sponsor. Here is Paul presenting Tim to the Bishop and Tim receiving confirmation.

Congratulations Tim!!

The next day we went over to see Abbey's BF was hard to get them to sit still and both look at the camera, but this was a pretty good shot. They both enjoyed playing with shoes.

And they both want to go outside and play with Uncle Phil - let us out Uncle Phil!!

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Monday, May 11, 2009


Ben has been having so much fun lately and is growing up so quickly. Just a cute picture of him.

Abbey is also growing - she went to the doctor on Friday for her 10 month check-up and weighed in at 18 pounds, 8 ounces and was 27.5 inches. This put her in the 30th percentile, so she is still our little peanut (and I think she will always be our little peanut - have to come up with a new nickname for the new baby). She still hates the doctor and screamed her head off the entire time from when we got into the room until all doctors and nurses left the room - poor thing! She is doing a lot of new things too. She crawls on all fours and pulls herself up to standing on anything she can get a hold of, including Chien. She waves, claps, blows kisses and says Mama, Dada, Bye Bye, Night Night, Thank You and Uh-Oh. We are working on her saying Ben Ben, but she gets confused and starts waving Bye Bye. She is also getting her 7th tooth (4 on top, 3 on bottom) and eating only table food now, which is nice because we don't have to buy baby food anymore and can include her in what we have for dinner. So she is becoming a big girl!
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Mother's Day Picnic

We had a fabulous Mother's Day! Mama Kay and Papa prepared a wonderful picnic and we all enjoyed spending some time together. Ben really enjoyed playing all kinds of sports with his cousins. He took some time out to play soccer with Mommy though...

and catch with Daddy...
All the cousins and Uncle Brandon spent some time climbing trees (made me think of the Von Trapp family...but without the singing).

And Abbey enjoyed a nice nap on a blanket.

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1st Communion!

This weekend we got to be there for our nephew Hunter's 1st Communion - Congratulations Hunter!! This meant lots of time with is Aunt Teesa with all her godchildren...

And Abbey got to spend time with her Godparents too!

She also had a good time hanging with Cousin Tim.

After 1st Communion, we went out to dinner to celebrate. Hunter got a cookie cake with some blue icing that turned everyone's mouths and tongues blue. Hunter and Ben showing each other their very cool blue tongues...

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Abbey's 9 month pictures

I made a quick collage of all her proofs. What a cutie!

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Fun weekend!

We got a little bit of croquet in.

I dug up some grass for our garden plot. A.) I can't believe how tiny 40 square feet looks like in the yard, and B.) that is some hard work.

Ben and Mommy went for a walk where Ben got to pick some "flowers"

Ben very cleverly built Percy,Thomas and James from his legos.

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