Abbey is almost 9 months and on the move. She is crawling everywhere and can stand on her own too. I'm guessing she will be walking any day now. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I thought Marlie grew up fast but Abbey is on turbo speed. It's fun to see them grow up but I also want them to stay babies forever. Guess I don't have a choice. Abbey is definitely a Mommy's girl which is nice since Marlie loves her Daddy to pieces. We are all ready for Halloween. The house is decorated, costumes ready, pumpkins picked out and mums planted. Oh how I love you fall! I can't wait to see the girls on Halloween. Marlie wants to be a football player which is hilarious since most people know that our family isn't into sports at all plus she's a girl. I am trying to convince her to be something else, especially since the I already bought her costume. We will see how it goes.
As usual I am way behind on blogging. Life gets in the way a little too much for my liking. I finally have a little more free time on my hands as Abbey is on a schedule now and goes to sleep at 8. Know that this took 6 months to complete. It's nice to have those couple of hours before bedtime to ourselves. Lately I have been obsessed with Pinterest. It is wonderful. I have so many fun cooking, craft, church and house decorating ideas. I am overwhelmed and have made it appoint to tackle one of my pins a week. I just finished an art project for Marlie's room and am in the process of making church quiet books for Marlie and Abbey. This is going to take some time but I will be sure to post some pics.
As for the babies. They are thriving and doing great! Abbey is the cutest, most ornery little thing. She is a lot like her sister. When she wants something, she wants it now. :) She is a very active squiggly worm. I think this one may be the gymnast because she is very strong and constantly moving just like in the womb. I got beat up pretty bad when I was pregnant. Marlie on the other hand is a klutz and a half. I think she has two left feet. Opa has seen this first hand.
Abbey loves to eat which is refreshing. Carrots and pizza crust are her favorite. Marlie still eats like a bird but her favorite foods are shrimp and edamame which is pretty healthy so that is good. It looks like Abbey is going to be about the same size as Marlie. Abigail is in the 20th percentile for her height and 7th for her weight and Marlie is also in the 20th for her height and 2nd for her weight. They are both little peanuts. We are hoping that Abbey is going to keep her blue eyes. The Dr. says it looks like she will since she is 7 months. We will see.
Marlie is doing great. She is such a big girl now and wants to do everything on her own. She says, "Me do, me do!" She is also in her terrible two's at times. Some days she is great and other days can be tough at times. She loves to talk talk talk. It is so funny the things that come out of her mouth. Everything is boo boo. She loves band-aides. We go through a box a week. The first thing she says when she sees her Mimi is boo boo. She loves to say, "hold her please." We keep telling her that it is, "hold me please," but then she says, "hold her me please." It is so funny. Her Daddy also taught her to say, boom sucka. I know, a two year old saying boom sucka can't be good. It gets worse, her PopPop is really sick of Elmo so he taught Marlie to say Elmo gay. Do you believe that one!! Now she says Daddy gay and PopPop gay. What am I ever going to do? :)
This is Marlie's 2nd birthday party at the park and as you can see Elmo was the theme. She LOVES Elmo. We are so sick of him but he is her idol. We were lucky enough to get Elmo to come to her party! She was in heaven. It was too cute. Since she is still obsessed we are planning on taking her to Sesame Place this week. I'm not sure how excited Nick is but I can't wait to see her face. It should be a blast!
We were also lucky enough to have Opa come out and visit on Marlie and his birthday. We had so much fun with him but did miss Oma a ton! Hopefully we will see her soon. This is a picture of the Philadelphia skyline right before we went into the Camden Aquarium. Marlie loved hanging out with her Opa and misses him as well. Hopefully they will be reunited again real soon.
Abbey was able to blessed on Marlie and Opa's birthday! Nicholas said the most beautiful blessing for his Abbey Rose. The day was perfect!
Last but not least here is Marlie's 1st experience getting her face painted while we were at the Aquarium. They had all these beautiful butterflies and flowers that she could get but her father insisted that she get a skull. Yes, a skull. At least it was a pink skull. We were so nervous that she would cry when she saw herself. Instead she loved it as you can see in the picture. This is the first time she saw herself. Priceless! I love it!
She even made one of the kids in the aquarium cry when he looked at her. How hilarious is that. I love you Marlie Marie!
Heavenly Father has blessed me with two beautiful little girls. I really couldn't ask for anything more. Abbey is now 3 months old. Do you believe it! She is such a good baby. I deserve it since Marlie was a handful. Marlie is definitely making up for it now however . Marlie is such a wonderful big sister. She loves Abbey so much she asks for her as soon as she wakes up. She even says the word, Abigail which I think is a tough word for a two year old. It really is precious. Marlie is so funny with her own little language. For example, she says meal meal which means mailman. Her birthday is in a couple of weeks and her idol is Elmo. We are having her party at the park and Elmo is even going to be there. I can't wait to see her face. She is either going to be excited to see him or scared of him. It should be interesting. I will definitely get some pictures. Mimi and PopPop are getting her a swingset for her birthday. She is going to love it! Daddy isn't too thrilled to put it together however. They say it takes a couple of days to put it up. This should be fun. Poor Nicholas. Sorry. I guess that's part of being a Daddy. :-)
Abbey is growing so fast. She is such a happy baby. She smiles constantly and is even starting to laugh already. It is the sweetest sound I have ever heard. We are working on her sleeping which isn't her strong point but she is getting better. She is so unbelievably alert that she doesn't want to sleep ever. Abbey is definitely my bigger baby. I have a feeling she is going to catch up to Marlie real quick. She is almost 10 pounds and in the 25th percentile for weight and height. I know that sounds small but compared to Marlie she is big. :) Life is slowly starting to get less crazy. We are enjoying the beautiful weather right now. Abbey and Marlie love the park and hanging out outside. I can't wait for the summer so we can go to the pool at Lake Kandle plus Mimi is home with us. Can't ask for anything more than that. Life is good!
I can't stop staring at this adorable picture of Abigail.
Everyone says that she looks like me. That makes me so happy you don't even know.
Her serious face.
1st time in the bumbo seat
This is the face that Marlie makes when we ask her to smile. Nice, huh. :)
Isn't it crazy how much Abbey and Marlie look alike!! Marlie is the first picture and Abbey the next. They are both 2 months old in them. I was hoping for Abbey to look like me but of course she looks just like her Daddy. Oh well. Good thing they are so dang cute!
I love taking care of my family.I really enjoy interior decorating. It is definitely my passion. I love vintage pillows, black and white photos, and flower prints. I am learning about gardening and hope to be more successful this year. I also love to go shopping with my Mamma and Marlie. We are really good at it. :) My kitties will always be my babies even though I have a real baby now. My goals are to learn more about photography, gardening and eating healthy. I hope you enjoy my blog!