Thursday, September 27, 2007

In all her Glory!

Abigail has this new found love for helmets, she wants to wear it everywhere and all the time. I think it hilarious, so I thought I needed to share.
She also has her backpack on here. Funny girl.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sparkly Friday

Our entire day was dedicated to Hannah. Here are our sparkly's in photos.

Isabella has on a diamond sparkly necklace, she also wore hair bows to school for Hannah. She picked out her fancy skirt and shirt and wore pretty pink sandals.

My sparkle's today were actually quite simple, I wore my hair down. I put on makeup. I never do either anymore.
I wore some special flip flops that have a pink polka dot bow, with a green button with my first initial on them. I was "room mom" at Isabella's school and the kids loved it. I got a few stares from adults, but I didn't care.

My next sparkly is a ring that Isabella made me, I got LOTS of compliments on my ring :)

This balloon could not have been more perfect. I love that it had a frog on it and I LOVE the Lilly pad and Lilly at the bottom so much I took a separate picture.

Isabella picked this one out, it had butterfly's and flowers on it and she said Hannah would love to get this Balloon in heaven. Of course we had to have it.

This is the bouquet. Six Balloons total for Hannah.

Isabella changed quickly after I picked her up from school, she was so excited to put on her fancy duds that would otherwise be inappropriate for school. She was done up to the hilt (for a 5 year old of course) Makeup, high heels, hair in braids, fancy dress. I begged her to put on some leggings cause I could see her "fancy panties" also. She declined.

Isabella wrote Hannah a letter and drew her a picture. She completely understood what we were celebrating and was very sensitive to the occasion. She had seen me crying in July shortly after Hannah's accident and asked why I was crying? I explained to her, very child like that Hannah was an Angel now and was in heaven. She is much like me with her emotions, she is very caring, giving, and wants to know that everyone around her is OK. She has a heart of gold and sensitivity like no other. She did this letter on her own, no suggestion from me in any way. I came in the playroom and she had it clipped on here to send to her in heaven.

Isabella said the letter says "Dear Hannah I hope you like your balloon's. I know your dad and mom miss you and I think my mom does too. I drew a picture for you. Love Isabella"

Our beautiful flowers were sparkly's.

Getting these untangled once outside proved to be difficult. Look at Abby she has no idea we are about to let these balloon's go!

Here we go!

I knew she had no idea. I actually had to cut hers, cause she would NOT let it go.

The end to our sparkly night we thought of nothing better to do then drive into the "old city" and take a ride in a horse drawn carriage. Isabella and Abigail were excited, and I knew Hannah would approve.

They are so excited.

Here is our horse, his name is "put put" He was pretty slow, but that made in more enjoyable!

The whole carriage. The rain was coming in when we started our ride, but we asked for the top to be down so we could breathe the night in.

Poor man. I am sure he thought this would be a photo for a family album, maybe a "look at what we did last night".... never posted on the WWW. "Put Put" was giving him kisses after our ride and I snapped at a bad moment. Sorry!We took a short walk on the river and Abigail is showing off her new moves. "Hands in her pocket booty shake"

Isabella doing a fancy spin.

Abigail decided when we got home she wanted to dress up, she put on her fancy dress and trotted around the rest of the night.

Perhaps our most sparkly part of the day was a moment that was missed on camera. As Abigail and I were walking down the hallway into Isabella's school I noticed a a mass on the glass window to the side of us. As I looked that way I saw the largest tree frog I have ever seen. Upon closer inspection we could see his heartbeat, and Abigail was just fascinated. As soon as we got our look and turned to continue on our way, it jumped down and went on his way. I debated bringing my camera to the classroom, but being it was my first time being "room mom" I decided against it, regretfully so.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Hannah Banana!!

Today is Hannah's Birthday. I hope you are smiling down on us sweet girl. I know you are a beautiful Angel tap dancing in heaven. Rach, Brien, and Lily, you must be having a Super Sparkly Day, I know I have!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Can't you just understand~

I made Chicken and Rice for dinner the night before last and everyone seemed to love it. Isabella finished all of hers (which says alot) Abby finished hers, and Nick went for seconds. I was proud of making something other than spaghetti that was devoured. So yesterday morning Nick was in the kitchen making his lunch for work (this is amazing in itself) and he was packing up the last of the Chicken and Rice, he says to Isabella "you want me to pack some for you for lunch" and she replies "No, and don't tell mommy , but I really didn't like it". Of course he is going to tell me, cause he thinks it is funny (we have a joke around here about my cooking). I wasn't sure if I should be offended she really didn't like it, or proud that she ate something that she really didn't really like without complaining. I chose to take the latter. After I picked her up from school yesterday, I of course asked her if she wanted some leftover chicken and rice and she said "no" I asked why and she said (in an exacerbated voice) "I don't want anymore...can't you just understand that" LOL I got onto her about talking like that, but I was laughing inside cause I know she just doesn't want to hurt my feelings. I did however choose to take the latter, so maybe it would be best if I let it go.

Just for kicks....Abigail thinks these Build A Bear shoes are hers...LOL She loves to wear them (yes all day)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Is this what it has come to?

Yes, that is warm water in a bucket. Yes I stuck her feet in there. Yes, I desperately want her to pee in the potty and it seems she only wants to do so in the bathtub. Enough said.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Absolutely Posi-Pooply!!!

Isabella made silver star student of that day and was recognized by the Asst. principal. I was so very proud of her and I think it was a great boost of confidence. So what do most parents do when their children achieve something big at school?? Well of course we celebrated (I know it's the small things) we went out for Ice Cream after dinner. On the way home Nick asked Isabella how her Ice Cream was? and she responds with Absolutely Posi-pooply perfect. We laughed and laughed. She has the hardest time pronouncing some letters cause of the pito-partial connected on the roof of her mouth.
Here is my model :) anything to get her pic taken.
Since Bella has been in school Abigail has really expanded her vocab. I think it may be the peace we have been experiencing during the day and that one on one time with me. She really is transforming into a little toddler and less and less baby everyday. Potty training is a bust, all the things that have worked for Bella are NOT working for Abigail. She won't even tell me when she poops, she just walks by me and lets me get the drift of it, then I will ask her if she did so she can recognize it and she says "no" and runs. I think she is playing games with me. Oh well, I will know when she is ready, or so I am told. :)

Here is my jokester. She succeeds at making me laugh everyday.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

1st day of Kindergarten!!

I am a few days late posting her first day of school, but I have been completely wiped out the last few days.

It is 6:30am....Do you know where your mom is? Yes, I had a hard time getting up, I am so not a morning person.

Isabella is waking up on the right side of the bed, I think she was more excited about wearing new clothes.

Wake up Abigail!!!

I am ready mom.

Awwwww, they do love each other!!

I'm doing what MOM going to Kindergarten....WHOA!!!!

I'm here.

On the way home Abby kept crying for Bewwa, she was pointing to her carseat saying "Bewwa carseat"

OK so I have come to realize I am WAY to inquisitive to have a child in school and not know exactly what is going on with her at all times. I want to know everything and she is just not giving up the goods. She gets in the car and right away I am asking questions, then I realize I may wanna slow down so she can process my excitement. She says her day was good and that is all. I am still going on with my questions and she is just saying "it was good" Well I guess I sent her into overload and she turned into a big ball of emotions, it was bad let me tell ya. By the end of the night she let out a few details about her day little by little, I tried to not act too excited so it would not send her into overload again, I quietly did the high five to myself when she would give me a detail. She had lunch with a girl named Sarah and apparently myself and Sarah's mom packed our kids the same lunches and the girls thought that was hilarious. One boy made a bad decision. Her teacher held her belly a few times (she is 81/2 months pregnant) and that is about it folks, but better than nothing.....right?

Waking up at that hour has been extremely difficult for me, I am not a morning person and never have been. I want to give praise to all the moms who work full time and have to get up in the morning and get themselves and their children ready to the fullest and get out the door. I could not do it.