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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Abbey

Wow can you believe that Abbey will be 2 tomorrow! Insane. It goes by so fast, before I know it Kate will be 1! The new job is going well still, I am still training but it is awesome so far. The girls are doing SO well at Kallie's, Abbey knows her name starts with "A"- as well as apple! I asked her what she learned yesterday and she said she learned about animals...she was right Kallie was working on Noah's Ark with them! They are settling into a nightly routine along with Shane and I and things are working out really well. I am sure there will be lots of pictures from this weekend, we celebrate with the Zimmerman's on Saturday and then the Stewart's on Sunday! Busy Busy times ahead!

Monday, August 17, 2009

First day back at work!

My first day of work went GREAT!!! I think I will really like the job. I picked the girls up at Kallie's and they were all smiles so that made my day even better! They were also in good moods this evening so that was also very nice!


This is how I found Abs in Kate's room last week!
In her new sandbox from Mimmy and Pappy!
She was looking for treasures!
Shane trying to put up the swing
He is a monkey!
Putting on Daddy's socks!
Climbing!
Struggling to get them on
Kate in her new swimming suit
Kate loved swinging!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Silly Pictures

She loves these little "shish"
Double shishing
She is crazy
I guess they taste good, she prefers them grilled
Sisterly love
Baby's got her blue jeans on
Trying to get a good self portrait with the girls
Attempt 2
Attempt 3

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Haircut!

Well today Abbey got her first haircut in a salon, we went to Cookie Cutters in Greenwood and she did very well. On the way there I was prepping her telling her she was going to have to sit in a "big girl" chair, and wear a cape like a princess. I asked if she was ready to get her hair cut about 5 minutes later and she said 'haircut, Grandma Ginger' I had not said a word about Grandma Ginger because I did not want her to think she was going to see her and then get there and no Grandma Ginger- she put this together from getting her hair cut by her in the past! Smart little thing isn't she?

We have finally found a childcare provider for the girls, they will start Monday when I start work. It will be so bittersweet for me, but in the long run I feel it will be the best thing I can do for them- I am a better mom actually when I work outside the home. The lady I went with is from one of our churches we attend and she actually sits about 5-6 rows ahead of us every Sunday! So we kind of 'know' her! I felt totally comfortable right when I met her and her house was very clean and very ready for children to come into! She was a teacher so Abbey will have some structured learning which I really like, I think she will learn a lot there. I also think she will have a lot of fun- and I feel Kate will be well taken care of too- she does not do too much yet! She is rolling over both ways like a champ now, she also gets mad if you try to hold her like a baby too much, she wants to sit up like a big girl and she will let you know. Here are some pics from the last few days.
Her before shot
It was so long!
We were going to grow it out to one length all around but it is so fine right now that it would have just hung in her face so we gave her bangs again! Bangs are in right?
She enjoyed driving the car
Finished new do!
Seriously all I do is wipe puke off this kids face and clothes, Abbey even wipes it off now when she does it and Abbey can get to the burp rag...she says 'ew puke, kate puked'
Getting so big!
Abbey made him hold all of her animals she drug out from her bedroom, and the spanish maracca- did I mention that she can count to 6 in spanish, and she says 'hola' to all of the characters in her Dora book?
She put on my shoes AND socks
She thought she was big stuff

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lots of news!

Well sad news first, we are down one cat, Jezebel has left us. It is ok she lived a long life. It has been a super busy week already, I have been watching Dani, my niece, and Abbey has been having so much fun. She does not share her toys all that well all of the time but she sure loves Dani! Dani makes her feel like such a big girl, she is also teaching Abbey how to say lots of new words, good words like pentagon! Her Aunt Beth taught her "blow chunks" for when Kate pukes! Daddy taught her that her head is also a melon, and when he points to his wedding band she calls it a chain...you know like ball and chain, funny huh?

The best news of all is that tomorrow I will be accepting a job offer from AUL OneAmerica! I am so happy to be going back to work but I know it will be really hard to be away from Abbey and Kate all day! I have been home with Abbey since December, and with Kate well since March 21st!! I am sure it will be very different than when I went back to work when Abbey was born! I sure hope the girls don't drive Connie too crazy!! AUL is an insurance and retirement plan company, I will be a processor in the retirement services department. It is downtown so that really helps a lot! It will be so strange to not have to drive to the northside for work, but so very nice! I am really looking forward to the change, it is a huge company over 1,500 employees, I have never worked for such a large company but I think I am going to really enjoy it. Plus my mother in law and sister in law both work downtown so we can lunch together a lot!! So stay tuned for more info on that.

Kate also rolled over from back to belly today, so she can now roll over both ways! She also wants to sit up a lot and I am sure she will be doing that on her own soon!

Shanes cat retrieving outfit
Dani, Abbey, and Zeke hanging out
Abbey and Dani, this was Abbey's first time in the big girl cart- they are so hard to steer!!