Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ivy Louise

My niece, Ivy, was born yesterday ( December 20th) at 7:09 pm.

She weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 19 inches long. I was lucky enough to go up to see her today (before the winter storm came.) She is precious!!

Wasn't Abigail this little yesterday?

She looks a lot like her big sister, Izzy. What an awesome big sister she will be!! Congrats to you all!!

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

This Girl

Who likes to climb up on one of the floors of the dollhouse to get on top of the table?

This girl.

Who pushes her car around, stands up in it and can reach about anything?

This girl.

Who loves this kitty of her sister's so much that she is getting one just like it for Christmas?

This girl.

Who pushes the piano bench over, climbs into it and tries to ride it?

This girl.

Who really likes her bowls of fruit?

Really really really likes it?

This girl.

Who is going to be 13 months old tomorrow and is going to become a big cousin??

Yep, my sweet Abigail is all of those things and more!! Thirteen months ago, our family was given a wonderful blessing! And we love her to pieces!! Can't wait for our family's blessings to continue as we welcome my sweet niece tomorrow!! Good luck Shelley, Don and Izzy! We love you!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Beautiful Day

Awwww, a girl and her kitty. So sweet. Tobey has yet another surgery tomorrow. Yeah I think this is number 4, but I've lost count.

Can you tell that Abigail and Tobey are best buds though?

It was a gorgeous day outside again today. In December. Crazy. We had such a good time! Abigail loved her big girl chair.

And I managed to snap one of Olivia briefly. It's getting harder and harder to convince her to let me take her picture. LOL!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Olivia still struggles with pedaling her bicycle. She gets so frustrated. It was a really nice day, so the two of us headed out with her scooter. At first she was very cautious as she usually is. She took it really slow and gradually became more comfortable. By the end of the afternoon, she was gliding on that thing down the driveway. It was so great to see her confidence build! And she is really good on it!

She also blew me away at dinner! She ate 1.5 grilled cheese sandwiches, baby carrots with ranch dressing (which is new) key lime pie yogurt, strawberries and then more than half of a donut for dessert! Not sure where she put it all. LOL!

We are doing better and better with eating. She is 35 lbs on a good day and we went jeans shopping yesterday because she is finally outgrowing her 4Ts!! Woohoo! I'm hoping and praying that we are finally seeing some real progress. Just last year she was still 31.5 lbs. So proud of her!! And last night she was reading sentences that I wrote! Olivia will never let prematurity win!! She is a fighter and she continues to beat all the odds. I'm always just so so proud of her!!

Oh and our sweet Abigail is stacking blocks and taking her first steps. I am so blessed with my wonderful girls!!!

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