Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Vacation in Woodstock, GA

Yes, our vacation lasted quite a few days...after visiting with Grandma Sherry, we stayed at the Woodstock Reddick's place in northern Atlanta. We met Preston for the first time (already walking and talking!!) and Abby met her other cousins - the twins Ashley and Melissa, Gabe, and Reagan. She had so much fun being around other kidos and enjoyed the Christmas festivities.
Here's some pics:

The family at Swallow at the Hollow (minus the photographer Thad)
Abby with Reagan and Preston

Abby with Ashley and Melissa (notice the large amount of drool on Abby's shirt! She's like a leaky faucet these days!)

Abby with Preston and Reagan (Abby always looks so big to me, until I see her with other older kids! She's still so small.)

Abby opening her first Christmas present...she loved the present and the paper! Everything goes right in the mouth!

Abby enjoying her first Christmas party with Melissa (Abby started living in bibs on this trip...went through too many outfits with the new drool trick!)

Melissa and Grandma Sherry at the Swallow at the Hollow

Abby and Daddy asleep on the plane on the way home...long trip, but Abby did great!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Vacation in Atlanta, GA

After our Savannah adventures, we headed to Atlanta to see Grandma Sherry. We spent a lot of time in historic downtown Roswell, GA which is a little town near her place. Full of antique stores and yummy restaurants, we enjoyed dinner with mom and then went back on our first "date" in AGES while Grandma Sherry watched Abby.

Mom took us to Ceviche's - really good Mexican seafood. We also had some of the best BBQ we've had since leaving TX at a place called The Swallow at the Hollow (sts).

Here are some photos:
Grandma Sherry found this little treasure for Abby to play in while visiting

Night-Night for Abby!!

Future rodeo star?

The family shopping in downtown Roswell

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Vacation in Savannah, GA

Abby met so many members of her family last week! We flew to pick up daddy in Alabama. She did great on her first plane ride! She slept most of the time and my biggest fear, her ears, didn't seem to bother her much at had the bottle ready just in case. She was the hit of every terminal waiting area and everyone around her seemed to enjoy her. It's kind of like having a puppy with many people stop to see her and visit. Anyway, we picked up daddy and drove to Savannah to see Uncle Eric, Aunt Christine, Shelby, Amber and Jason. Thad and I got to see some of downtown Savannah - really beautiful - and hang out in Richmond Hill with Eric's fam. Here's some pics:

Abby meets Uncle Eric - she wouldn't look at him for some reason...too many distractions

Abby with Shelby Ann at the Pirate House in downtown Savannah

Abby with Amber Nicole at the house

Abby with Jason Tyler at the house - they have the same hair!

Abby with her Whitehead cousins

So cute in her winter coat - in downtown Savannah

Abby says "Where's my cup of hot cocoa, people?"

Abby sporting the "Texas A&M Took" that the kids wore when they were her age

The family - minus Eric the photographer - by the the Savannah River

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Visit From Grams

Grams came from Texas to see Abby and spent a week spoiling little Abigail and Anna. During the shopping, touring Tucson, and eating out, we managed to take a few photos of our little girl. Our new countertops arrived during the week too!! Yea, no more plywood. All that's left now are the finishing touches to the walls; i.e. a backsplash, some drywall work, hang our microhood and some paint.
Grams bought Abby her first winter coat!

Here's one of "mini me" with our new cabinets and countertops

We decided it would be fun to make our second attempt at rice cereal. Is there more on her or in her mouth? You decide.

Abby says "Night night" on Grams' shoulder:

Grams getting her workout with her new 14 lb attachment:

Abby taking a nap next to her new doll from Grams: the new Muppet Abby Cadabby (you'd think they could come up with a cuter muppet for Abby!?!)

Abby in some of her new duds from Grams thinking about crawling towards Abby:

Grams and Abby in her nursery...the only room in the house that I've bothered to hang anything so far:

Hangin' out by the lemon tree:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Abby Meets Grandpa John and Grandma Enid

Abigail Rose has had a busy couple of weeks. Our kitchen finally came together after two weeks of the biggest, noisiest dust cloud ever imagined and Grandpa John and Grandma Enid travelled all the way from Massachusetts to meet little Abby. We had everything in place except counter tops for the big turkey feast, but nobody seemed to mind. It was a fun day of cooking and visiting and seeing an age old holiday tradition through new eyes!

Us at the Saguaro National Park:

Abby with the Grandparents at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum:

The fam:

Abby and mom after a fun day at the museum