Sunday, August 22, 2010

Special dress

Abby posing in her special dress handmade by cousin Wendy. We love it but we love cousin Wendy even more :) Thank you XOXO

How I LOVE that smile!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dinosaurs and more

We joined the Virginia Living Museum again this year and Abby loves it! Mommy loves that a good chunk of it is air conditioned. Currently they have a dinosaur exhibit for the summer. Here was our first visit earlier this summer. A little intimidating. They were pretty big and kind of loud. She wasn't sure what to think at first.
Curiosity won out though.

And she decided they were pretty cool.

Until we found some that had BIG teeth.

Then not so much.

Cave women on the loose.

Once we finished with the dinosaurs we moved on to the aquarium and Mommy's favorite the starfish.
Such cute and graceful little guys.

Being eye to eye with a turtle is pretty funny stuff!

I think they liked her.

Bummer. Her eyes were closed.

Much better.

Oyster shell path.

A makeup less Mommy and Abby with a big scratch (self inflicted) on her nose.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pool time

It has been so blasted hot this summer. Way above average most of the days. The heat leaves doing anything for a considerable length of time outside impossible unless it involves water. Thankfully Meema and Da had their newly remodeled back yard up and running. Most importantly with a pool perfect for cooling off and fun fountain spouts in each corner. On this particular evening we had Atlanta family and Syracuse family in town making for some extra special fun :) Beautiful sunset on the York river.

Killy enjoys the pool just as much as the rest of the family :)

Handsome Joshua

My Abba

Loves the fountain spouts :)

Night Night :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

And she SWIMS!!!

Someone is now swimming! I'm so proud of Abby that I could bust :) We had a play date about a week ago with 2 little girls that Abby likes and looks up to. They are both pretty proficient in the water. The day after the play date Abby started jumping off the side and going under willingly. The day after that she was swimming with her face in the water. All this with her life jacket still on but still a huge step for her. Today she had her swimming lesson with instructor Miss Betty. And today she started doing even more this time WITHOUT her life jacket!!! GO Abby :)

She is really swimming and not touching the step at all :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010