Monday, July 27, 2009

Early birthday

So that I don't forget, here are the most recent things Abby is doing:
  • Signing "please" instead of throwing a crazy fit when she wants something (now that she's got it down, we just have to teach her that it doesn't mean she automatically gets whatever she's asking for... suggestions?) :)
  • Putting stuff in and out of containers... over and over and over...
  • Dancing to music
  • New favorite song: "If You're Happy and You Know It"--she will stop fussing immediately if you sing this
  • NO MORE BOTTLES!! Abby goes to bed without a bottle now. What a big girl!
  • This one is hard to explain, but I'm going to try: she has learned the inflection we do when we say, "Look!" Kind of a high-low/double syllable thing to get her attention. She points to stuff and makes the pitches while excitedly saying "Ee-ee!" Now if only we can build up the vocabulary to go along with the sound...
  • Shaking her hair around in imitation of me when I blow-dry my hair.
  • Reading books... and then getting some more books..... after looking through books
  • Quacking when she sees a duck on anything
  • Sticking out her tongue when you ask, "What does a giraffe do?"
We are almost a week away from Abby's first birthday, and Casey's parents came down early to celebrate this past week. We only get to see them a couple of times a year, so this was only their second time to see her--ever! Well, Grandma Rhonda came down to see her in February when we were visiting a friend in KY, but Grandpa Terry hadn't seen Abby since Christmas. Abby has changed a little since then. ;) They brought presents, Casey made a cake, and we just had a small party at home. Here are a few pictures from their visit and the party:

Playing with Grandma Rhonda
Checking out a new toy with Grandpa Terry
Opening presents!
Our happy family
Checking out her first piece of cake
I think she likes it! :)


Aunt Donna said...

Great pictures! She is such a little doll. I hope to get to see her the next time I'm at the farm.

Mom said...

Those are great pictures! She looks like such a big girl! First birthday already, can't believe it ...

Mom said...

Oh, and I also have to say, I'm really going to miss giving her a bottle at naptimes and bedtime. One of my favoritest things to do, ever. :)

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! Can you believe haw fast a year can go by?

Kim Hodges said...

Love the pics! See you soon!