Saturday, August 30, 2008

More Superwhy

This video is a little bit better. I really can not get her to "perform" when she sees the camera. I will keep working to get a better view!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Day of School!

Abigail had her first day of preschool today! My baby girl is growing up. Here are some of the highlights!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Living Greener

Abigail and I are trying to live a little "greener". Eating organic trying not to use plastic as much and avoiding excessive consumerism. Just trying to live a little more peaceful with the world. In that spirit I decided that I would make abigail a reusable lunch sack vs brown bag or plastic lunch box (which were bigger then her)

It only took a few hrs and (I think) it came out pretty cute!

Here are some pics. Oh and I got the pattern here but added a draw pull.

Hope you like it too.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

Everyone has wordless wednesdays but it seems like everything fun in our house happens on Wednesdays.

Abigail is a very girly girl. She loves shoes, and dolls, and tea parties. She loves the color pink and playing kitchen and dresses. I have come to accept this and even love the qualities in her that I do not share. But today she brought it to the nth degree. SHe was sitting on my lap giggly and smiling and playing with my hair. All of a sudden she put my hair in front of my eyes and said "Mama bangs" and "good bangs" :) She definitely is a girl.

Teaching a child to argue is very important in my opinion. They need to be able to express their opinion and give a valid argument. Arguing is a part of life in my family and I want Abigail to be able to hold her own in life. Of course this concept is VERY HARD to teach an almost 2 yr old. For Abigail, it is just as easy to throw herself down on the floor and scream then it is to use her words. Today we made some progress.

Abigail: I want to ride the bike
Me: No Stroller tonight
Abigail: Abigail and babies ride bike
Me: No Stroller
Abigail: Abigail walk dogs bike
Me. If you want to come with mama and walk the dogs you need to go in the stroller
Abigail: (Stomping and getting ready) No stroller Bike
Me: Bye bye Abby
Abigail: No Bye Bye, ABigail baby stroller

So I won the argument but I know in the long run if she is getting this good at using her words then she will be good at arguing!

On a side note Abigail and I started reading Anne of Green Gables which seems like an odd book to read to a 22 month old. But Abigail loves it. In 3 nights we have gotten through 1 and 1/2 chapters. Most impressivly she is remembering details from night to night.

Ill add some photos soon.

Monday, August 18, 2008

LIfecycle of a Pet

Abigail and I have been rasing tadpoles this summer. We found a few thousand in our swimming pool in the begining of July. In the past 6 weeks we have watched them grow into frogs. Yesterday we released our first frog into the "wild" of oiur backyard where it came from.






Friday, August 15, 2008


Abigail loves the show superwhy. It is a PBS show for kids ages 3-6 to learn reading skills, letter, sounds, rhyming words and comprehension skills. Any way Ab loves it and we play the spelling game all the time.

We usually play in the morning when she is not so tired...but still an awesome job for a 22 month old.


A day at the beach...

We went to the beach yesterday with our friends. It was a beautiful day here in Wilmington. Blue sunny skies, temps in the high 70s and a nice breeze. Abigail had a great time playing in the sand and jumping waves. She is definitely part fish, she would spend all her time in the ocean if I let her.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Out of the mouth's of babes

or more specifically one baby, my daughter 22 months old.

"Mom, I gotta poop"

"I want Candy PLEASE!"

"SLeep in Mama's bed"

"I want"

"No Boat, no boat mama"

"I want to cook"

"Gotta get the baby"

"Boots needs to poop"

" The ball is stuck"

"Help me"

" Feed tadpoles food"

"Look it's a frog"

"I want to play"

"No night night, mama go night night"

and the best one yet

"Not now mama, I'm watching Dora"

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Our tadpoles have legs!!

Went into Abigail's room tonight, looked at the tadpoles and tehre were legs!! It is so exciting to see them change!!

Here is a picture to share with you. Sorry about the quality but tadpoles are not the cleanest creatures out there.