Sunday, November 29, 2009

Deck the Halls with boughs of Holly

Today Ab and I started to decorate for Christmas. We will get our tree later this week, but in the mean time I wanted to get the firepalce mantle ready. It is so much fun celebrating Christmas with Abigail this year because she understands so much more of it.

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and is looking forward to the holiday season as much as I am.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Welcome Christmas

We welcomed Christmas and Santa to Wilmington this mroning with a visit at the Cotton Exchange. This was a great Santa who did a wonderful job of mixing in stories of Jesus with comercial symbols for the holiday.

While the wait was long it was totally worth it because he spent a good 5-10 minutes with each child making sure that they got as much time as they wanted with him. Abigail already has plans to visit him again this Christmas season.

Reading her Christmas list to Santa

Trying to explain why she
wants brown socks for Christmas

Listening to Santa as he tells herthe importance of being good.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Part 1

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

The other day Abigail and I made a handprint wreat of all the things she is thankful for. It was a fun project to do and great to see the important things in her life.

Here is her list- in my order

  • Family

  • Friends

  • Dogs

  • My Bed

  • That I can play outside

  • Clothes to wear to school

  • Food

  • My Birthday Toys

  • My Couch

  • My Little People

  • and part 2

  • My Tree House

  • My Clock

  • Abby Cadabby

  • and

    • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    Happy Thanksgiving to All!

    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    Happy Birthday Kitty!!

    Tonight Abigails Kitty turned 5, so naturally we had to have a birthday party for the cat.

    Monday, November 16, 2009

    Abigail's Song

    Abigail wrote a new song tonight. It is sung to the tune of The Farmer in The Dell

    Here it is:
    Tippy Toes go up
    Tippy Toes go down
    Tippy Toes go Round and Round


    Monday, November 2, 2009

    Walking in Parking Lots

    Some of the most interesting conversations Abigail and I have are when we are walking through parking lots. The vast empty space seems to allow her to think and explore all the ideas in her head.

    It started nearly two years ago when she discovered her shadow. It was fun to explore how her shadow changed as she walked and how it was different when we were entering the parking lot as we were leaving.

    Next came reflections. She looked at a car one day and wanted to know why her shadow was in color. This brought on a new round of conversations. We talked about how shadows and reflectiosn were different, how they were the same. What it meant. Did different cars make different reflections, after a summer rain we looked at our reflections in water. More time to talk, more time to be.

    Lately the conversations are changing again. We still talk about shadows and reflections but she now has a new interest; perspective. We talk about how far away an object is. That size can change depending on how close we are to the object Ab likes to guess at how big an object will be when we get close to it. We talk about the angle we are looking at and how that may change the way things look.

    I love these simple times with her. She is growing up so fast. I know some day our abstract conversations will be replaced by topics that are more concrete, more factual, more commerical. So I treasure this time as we enjoy a momment of peace in our hectic life.