Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Break Day 5

Abigail's grandparents (mother's parents) arrived into town.

She remembered them and went to them instantly, giving them hugs and kisses.

They showered her with presents, including 200 balls. (We'll need to get a ball pit.)

They have been playing hard all afternoon. The laughing has been nonstop.

I hate that she doesn't see them more.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Break Day 4

(I already wrote this entry once, but our computer froze, I lost everything, and am annoyed. This is the abbreviated version.)

Today when the temperature at our house hit 96 degrees (according to our car which was parked in the shade), I took Abigail to the beach. I did this by myself, without Larry. I would not recommend it. It was exhausting and I put everything in our wagon since I couldn't carry it all, but the wagon was impossible to pull on the beach access when the sand from the dunes was over the wheels.

Abigail however, LOVED it!! (I loved it vicariously through her. When she is happy, I am too.) Abigail loved the water (until it got on her head and face), she loved the sand, and she found a shell. (There are a million shells, but she found one in particular that she didn't put down until we got home!)

After she did the traditional beach things (water, sand, shells, check out 4 other families' blankets to see if Baba was there) all she wanted was to be pulled up and down the beach in her wagon!! She never wants to be pulled at home, but it was the Thing to do at the beach today!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Break Day 3

Spring Break Fun with Abigail continued today.

We went to the Children's Museum where she made art, learned physics, raced boats, wrote with water, and played in the toddler room.

Then we went to Story Time at the library, got photographed with Darth Vader, had lunch with some friends.

She took a short nap, went swimming, then showed off for and gave many kisses to new neighbors Anna and Chris.

This child is so amazing, happy, creative, loving, curious, playful, and smart. We are so lucky to have her in our lives!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Break Day 2

What I learned:
Feeding lemurs is like feeding Abigail: palm up offer a Cheerio, wait for cold clumsy fingers to take it.

What Abigail learned:
The strawberry field is L-O-N-G way from where we parked and you aren't supposed to eat the berries before you have paid for them.

What Larry learned:
A wading pool can be enjoyed by toddlers and adults with chardonnay alike.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Break Day 1

Sleep in.

Learn to fly a kite.
Ride in a wagon with a friend.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


All of the beauty is a lot to take in with your eyes.

Monday, April 11, 2011

First Easter Egg Hunt

This past Saturday, Abigail went to her first Easter Egg Hunt. It was at a 1000 acre park (the hunt was not over the 1000 acres!) It was hosted by the home study agency we used and there were probably over 100 people there, with nearly half as many adopted kids! It was a colorful mix of beautiful children from all over the world dressed in their Easter outfits or spring clothes. Kids blew bubbles, ate snacks, made decorated egg crafts, got pictures with the Bunny. Abigail mostly focused her attention on the bubbles (sticking her hands in the bucket, licking the bubble solution off of the wand, moving all the wands from one bucket to another) but she did make a purple foam egg.

Then began the crème de' le' crème of activities: The Easter Egg Hunt. The "under threes" got a head start, and Abigail immediately grabbed 2 eggs. She had one in each hand and shook them and danced in place. She was so happy with her 2 eggs, she didn't care to pick up any more. Two hands, two eggs, who needs more?

And in case anyone was wondering, both of her eggs contained more bubble solution!!