Friday, November 21, 2008


One of the wonderful things about living on the Southeastern Coast of North Carolina is that you can pretty much guarentee it will be warm through Christmas. Last thanksgiving we were wading in the ocean...well not this year!!

Abigail and I have been waking up to temps in the low 20s and it even snowed last week!! Only flurries but still...snow in Wilmington; that is just not acceptable!! Especially when it is still November! The high tomorrow is only going to be in the 40s...and while some may say that is great weather for late November it is not when you live in a beach town.

Poor Abigail!! She does NOT like the cold at all!! Here are some pictures from Wednesday morning when she was getting ready to school!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Pictures...

Okay (I think) I promise that this will be my last post of just random drawings by Abigail..but I need to share a few more :)

She told me the red in the middle was his belly button

(Abigail has a hernia...wonder if this is a self-image thing)

Legs and an arm!

Abigail is also really into emotions and expressions too. These three pictures were all on the same page....but I separated them to make them easier to identify.

A "happy face"

A sad Face

An Angry Face

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Becoming an Artist??

Abigail has really been working on her art skills lately. She has always loved art especially painting and coloring. Recently she has started to draw started with just eyes on a face at school ...

When I first saw this I doubted it really was her, but then she started to do it at home too. Last week she drew a "ghost" on her magna doodle.

Since then people have been everywhere!

Abigail spent monday with the older class at her preschool, Jenkins PReschool Academy. She "learned" the letter I and to reinforce it they played with itsy Bitsy Spiders. her teacher for the day, Ms. Leslie, said that as soon as they put the spider down she picked up a marker and drew a face on it.

Today she has added a sad face to the expressions she does and legs...will work on adding those pictures soon!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Joys of Friendship

We went to Charlotte this weekend to help celebrate Sophia's 4th Birthday. It was more of an unbirthday party since her Birthday is not for 3 weeks but it was a great time! Sophia is getting to be a big girl. In a few weeks she will be 4 soon and their is very little "baby" left. It has been so much fun watching Sophia grow up these past few years!

Abigail had so much fun at the party. She got to hang out with all her friends, have her first proper tea party, and eat her first finger sandwiches; strawberry and cream cheese, which she LOVED! It was a lot of fun to watch Abigail play with her friends. These are the kids that she "grew up" with and she truely loves these girls like no others. I really dont know how to explain their relationship except to say that she loves them.

On this visit we stayed with Meredith and her parents. Abigail and Meredith share a closeness that is hard to explain. These two truely love each other. They are like sisters! What makes their relationship so amazing is that for the majority of their friendship, and their lives, they have lived over 4 hrs away from each other .

Barbara (Meredith's mom) and I hung out a lot for about 6 months when Abigail was a young infant. Durring that time we became really good friends. But when Abigail was 9months old Meredith and her mother moved to Charlotte ,about 4 hrs away. Since then we have only seen them for a long weekend every 2 or 3 months. Most adults find it hard enough to keep up relationships over a long distance which makes it so much more amazing to watch these two girls fall into play as if they were with each other every day. This morning they played together for nearly 3 hours without one fight, mishap or need for adult intervention! It was wonderful, both for them and for us...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

No matter who you support or want to be the next president, everyone agrees that today will be an election that will change the country for the next four years. Today we went to vote. While this is Abigail's 4th time going to the polls, I think it is the first time that she was aware of any of the canidates. There is something magical about watching your child participate in politics for the first time. Here are some pictures from today. and if you had not had a chance to talk to Abigail about who she was going to vote for this election...her it is, in her own words.

Happy Election Day to all!!