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Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Fest Part 4

After the slide we went to the FBC site just down the block in search of food! We ended up getting pizza for Hannah and nachos for Abigail. While we sitting at a table in the gym, they had puppet shows doing movements to songs and other skits. Abigail was in awe. She did eat, though, which we were grateful. We didn't have to keep reminding her. Hannah off course, ate most of the piece of pizza we were supposed to share! That's my good eater! Not only did Abigail get to see a puppet show for the first time, but she and Hannah got to try cotton candy for the first time, too! We had a group of volunteers that sat down beside us at the table and I think the girls kept them quite entertained. I had taken Abigail to the restroom and when I came back, Shawn had Hannah on the table and she was dancing to the puppet music and putting on her own show they had several admirers.

We finished out the night by playing the games they had in the parking lot at FBC and the other slide I had metioned earlier. We had a wonderful time with our family tonight. We changed Hannah into her jammies, but her pacifier had broke, so she was quite upset most of the way home. Both of them went right to sleep once in their beds. Yeah!

Pumpkin Fest Part 3

The slide! There were two bounce house structures that we saw after filling out bags with candy. I thought Abigail might want to go inside the castle one, but no, she had her sights set on the big slide! We waited in line, had her shoes off and ready to go. There was another boy from our church that was actually in front of us and he and Abigail were going to go together, as was my plan. But once up there, Abigail didn't want to go unless I went with her. So I took my shoes off and someone graciously let me back in line. I slowly trekked up the rock climb like stairs with Abigail tightly wrapped around me and we made it to the top. Once at the top, I tried to slide down, but I just kept bouncing. She enjoyed it anyway. Later in the evening, at the FBC site, they had another slide and Daddy took her down this one, much to my relief.

Pumpkin Fest Part 2

One of Abigail's biggest moments of the night was going through two sections of Trunk or Treat. We did this right after the pumpkins and we were so glad because the people started to line up very quickly after we went through. Abigail was shy at first, but then got the hang of it and came out of her shell and went right up to get a piece of candy. A couple of people started handing Hannah candy, too and she quickly caught on as well. She would hold out her little hand from the stroller and people would just coo and give her what she wanted! It helps to be so cute. Yes, we did dress Abigail in her Clifford costume. I debated since we don't want the girls growing up celebrating Halloween, but after Shawn and I talked, we decided it would be okay. Abigail loves being Clifford at home and many people commented on her outfit which made her light up.

Pumpkin Fest - Part 1 Pumpkins

Tonight we took the girls down to Niceville for the Pumpkin Fest. First United Methodist of Niceville and First Baptist join together (one block of each other) to put on a joint Trunk or Treat/Fall Fest. They have had a pumpkin patch for the whole month of October, so we stopped to take a look at all the pumpkins first and to snap some fall photos. Yes, Abigail does have her finger in her nose in one photo!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just a Rockin'

Just two cuties playing in the rocking chair.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

No That's Not Chocolate - But We Wish it Had Been!

Tonight was quite an interesting night. I had planned a surprise early birthday dinner for Shawn with his favorite, crabs (they were on sale at Publix). The girls ended up going down late for their naps today, so that cut into the time I had planned for them to help make Daddy's sign. I went to the kitchen to start things cooking around 4:45 because Shawn usually arrives home around 5:30 or later. I got a phone call from a friend who really needed some encouragment and I felt I needed to talk and listen for a little bit. I was trying to work in the kitchen while on the phone and was going a little slower than I normally would as my brain was tied up. Shawn beeped in on the call and said he was on his way home at 5:05 - yikes! He was only 7 minutes away. I went and woke up Abigail to have her add some stickers to the birthday sign I made for Shawn. I was halfway through the vegetables when Shawn came home. We welcomed Shawn home and showed him to the table to show off his sign, gift and of course, the clusters of crabs. This is long, but I have to build the drama! Shawn asked if he could help and I told him the best way was to go get Hannah up from her nap. He walked into her room and very loudly exclaimed, "Oh my goodness! Kendra, you have to come see this!" I was up to my elbows shelling shrimp, so I washed my hands, dried off and starting heading to her room. Shawn is laughing very hard at this point, Abigail is going wild and my mind is reeling to what in the world Hannah Banana has pulled this time. What I saw next did not cross my mind. I walked in and saw poopy on the floor and Hannah standing just smiling in her bed. I then saw poopy in the bed. It took me a minute to examine everything else and that's when I really looked at Hannah closely. Oh yes, she had poopy on her nose, face, hands and the rest of the crib. Wow! I ran to get my camera - can't miss this moment! Hannah was upset because I left and nobody was getting her out. We were all in awe of the situation. Shawn gave Hannah a bath while I took off the sheets, cleaned the crib and the carpet and Abigail just kept screaming when she found a place where there was more poopy. My neat freak, Abigail, was totally grossed out and did not want to take a bath after sister because there might be remnants of poopy left. I cleaned the bathtub of course and got a new wash cloth, but I had to reassure Abigail that I did these things before she would step foot in the tub. What a night! Here's how it started: When I laid her down for her nap today, I had taken her pants off because it had warmed up, so she was just in her shirt and a diaper.

Things Mommy has learned:

1. Hannah is very different from her sister - she doesn't mind messes at all

2. Never leave Hannah alone in her bed with just a diaper on the bottom half!

3. Watch out when it is quiet in Hannah's room

4. Laugh, laugh, laugh and thank God for these humorous moments of parenthood!

Sketi Night

I know you might be wondering what in the world this might be, well it is actually our spaghetti night, a favorite especially with Hannah, but Abigail is starting to enjoy it, too, since I added meatballs this past time. Abigail is not the typical child, she does not like pasta or macaroni very much. I had to show how much Hannah enjoys her spaghetti (yes, she is stripped down to just a diaper!) and then show Abigail as well. Just some cute pics to enjoy.

Playing Dress Up

No, we are not getting ready for Halloween because we don't believe that is the best to teach our children, but we do believe in having fun as a little kid! For her birthday, we gave Abigail a purple princess dress with ballerina shoes and also a Clifford outfit. She liked both, but especially liked the dog outfit. Here are some cute pics from our big girl.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday Abigail!

Today we had Abigail's Puppy Party! It was so much fun. When each child arrived, we put on felt puppy ears and painted a puppy face with facepaints. After everyone was here, we went outside for some games. We blindfolded the children and had them "tape" the tail on the doggie. Afterwards, they had to find 11 different colored paper bones to match to a poster. (Thank goodness I still had my teaching stuff, it has come in handy with the dog theme and many other craft projects!) For lunch, we had hot dogs (what else?) and the absolute best thing for Abigail - birthday cake! She has been talking about her cake all week. I don't think that she quite understood the concept of a party, but she does understand cake. She even thanked God in her prayers earlier in the week for her birthday cake. She thought Nana and Papa would be bringing it when they came to visit. It was funny because I was icing her cake this morning while she was watching The Lady and the Tramp in the den. While we were eating hot dogs, she finally spotted the cake. I showed her the two paw prints. She wanted to stick her finger in for a little taste. We had a great time. Happy Birthday to our big, little girl! We love you Abigail!