Friday, September 12, 2008

Back to our regular scheduled program...

And then I finally turned ONE!!!

My mom, Nana, and Great Grandma Pat took me out for my ONE year photoshoot. My mom wanted to make sure that I had enough updated photos for my upcoming birthday party.

Needless-to-say, I think we succeeded.

In the end, my mom's favorite was this collage of all the many faces I like to make. I think a few other people enjoyed it too.
What can I say?
I'm sorta 'known' for my expressive nature.
he he =)
This is now hanging in my Papa's office... that he can miss me and laugh at my silly faces every day. =)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Now for a commercial break...

I just wanted to say that I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!!

I sure did! First thing in the morning I got to go on a run/walk with my Uncle Aaron and Papa. Thanks so much Vogel family for having me over! =)
There I got a first place ribbon for the squid race (ha ha), a string of shiny red beads, GIANT YUMMY pancakes, and an awesome tattoo that my uncle put on my belly. You'll see that in later photos.
Anyway, I had so much fun!

Later I went to my other Grammy and Grandpa's house and probably ate a whole watermelon by myself. =)
My mom was at this shindig, so she was able to snag a few shots of me doing this...

Here's my awesome it?
I LOVED showing it off!

Well, that was it for my fourth. My parents were going to see if I wanted to see the fireworks this year...but I was too exhausted. They had a hard time keeping my eyes open past 6:45pm. =)
Oh, well...there is always next year.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hey, I still have fans!

Thanks for the comments, guys. I was sure I lost you all during the 'drought season'. Glad to know you still check on me once in awhile! =)

On to February...

February was a busy and exciting month for me!
On the 6th, I took my first couple of steps! My parents were so proud of me!! But, they failed to get me to do it again for the camera. I was tuckered out!!

I also started trilling my lips with my finger this month. My parents kept trying to get me to do they were pretty excited to show that 'talent' off to family and friends.
I liked the I went with it.

On the 11th, I turned 11 months old.
Now THAT'S an accomplishment! he he =)

These next photos are from my 11 month photoshoot. You can check out more of them on my Mommy's Blog by clicking here.

Here I am practicing my walking...

I really know how to pose for the camera, don't I?

Sheesh...with all of the practice I've had, you'd think I could make a better face!
I look much better in action this one below. =)

I LOVE the great outdoors!
My mom and I had so much fun! (She was pretty sore the next day though...I wonder why?)

My dad and I also had a blast!
He was so much more interesting than the plants and trees around me though...
What can I say?
He's a fascinating guy!

Here he is goin' in for a kiss...

Boy, did I surprise them when I kissed him back!!

Yup, on February 15th, I gave my FIRST KISS! And it was to my dad. =)

Later that same month, on the 25th...I mimicked my first word. My dad pointed to my mom and said "mama". So, I looked at her and said "mama". They were astonished! I didn't want them to get used to it I haven't really done it since.

Gotta keep 'em on their toes, you know?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Watch me Grow!

Blogging is REALLY just modern day scrapbooking, right?
I mean...who actually scrapbooks on time!

Well, since my mom did a great job taking pictures of me EVERY month of my first year...I figured it was only appropriate to share each month with you. So, we've gotta go back in time a bit...

ALL the way back to January!

In January, my mom and dad took me to go visit my Uncle Jason and Aunt Tori up in Santa Barbara. We had such a good time with them! It was there that I turned 10 months old. So, my mom, of course, had to do a little photoshoot of me. Here are a couple of those shots.

Not exactly sure what she had me has like, EVERY color in the rainbow though!

I stood on my own for the very first time at their house!
My parents were soooo proud of me!
And...I was pretty proud of myself!

Uncle Jason and Aunt Tori had a little yard in the back of their house. My dad and I went out there to play for a little while. I wasn't quite sure what that green stuff was...since my parents still haven't finished our yard at home!
GRASS? What's that?!?!
It felt nice to sit on though. =)

Okay, so that's my big 10 MONTH OLD update....only 6 months behind schedule!!

Hey, at least I'm doing better than my mom. She still hasn't put together her Wedding Album!
Talk about being behind schedule!!! ;)

Next time....

Month 11 for the Abbey-cakes (that's me!)

Monday, March 24, 2008


Hello Family and Friends!
I'm sorry its been awhile. I have lots and lots of news to update you with..., I'm ONE now!
My mom is very busy planning my birthday party, so when that's over, I'll have to share my last couple of months with you.

For now though, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter!

What do you think of my little lamb hat? There are some ladies up in Poway who really love me! Thank you so much Elkus girls! I love my new hat!!!

Here I am...praising Jesus!
It was Easter, you know! =)

Okay, all done.

Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A little Something for my Dad!

Uh, huh!

All done!

Hold it up?

Okey dokey!

Ha ha!
Well, I just want to say...

Happy Valentine's Day, DAD!


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Before January is over...

I figured I'd share a little of my Christmas and New Year's with you all. =)

This is a picture that my dad took of my mom and me in front of my very FIRST Christmas Tree!
Isn't it beautiful? I didn't really get to help decorate it this year...because all I want to do is eat the ornaments.
But I definitely 'practiced' taking it down A LOT.
It was really fun grabbing those beads and swinging on them!

For Christmas, we drove up to my Great Grandma and Grandpa Polley's house. This is a picture of me, my parents, and them.
We had so much fun there!

My aunt Laurie brought her new little puppy up to meet me. Her name is Emma. We liked to wrestle and play together. At first it was okay, because Emma wasn't feeling well....and she moved at more of my kind of speed.
As she felt better and better....she started to whip my lil' booty!

Then, to add salt to the wound...the adults decided it would be funny for me to wear emma's dog hats.
How embarassing!

I know I look happy in these pictures....but it's only because I had no clue what was going on!

Okay, the reindeer antlers are a little better...

I gave them the show they were looking a good lil' girl.
Merry Christmas! Ho ho ho!

Then it was time to put on the Christmas Dress my Nana had bought for me.
It's a really pretty dress...just a little hard to crawl in.
But, I cooperated for a few photos....


"Okay, I'm done."

I figured it was a great time to get naked...

My family had other plans.
As you can see....I look thrilled.

But, then it was all over.
So, I thought....
Don't ask me about this one...who's idea was this anyway???

After playing awhile with my Great Grandparents....we went to go see my other Great Grandma and Grandpa Powell. We had a good time there too. I got to see all of my cousins and aunts and was a busy place!
Here's a picture of me and my Grandma-ma and Grandpa-pa...

A few days later, I had yet ANOTHER Christmas!
We went to my Grammy's house. And, I got to see yet another set of Great Grandparents! I hear I'm a really lucky girl to have all of those Grandmas and Grandpas who love me so much!
Here is a picture of me and my Oma (my Poppop is taking a photo of us--he likes photography like my mom!) She made this really cool monkey for me. His name is PeeJay.
Then she bought matching PJs for me and her! They have pictures of PeeJay all over them!
Aren't we cute?

And then, that was it for Christmas.
It was the most AWESOME First Christmas EVER!!!

Then New Year's came...and my Nana and Papa had a party at their house.
More of my family members came to join us for food, games, movies, and more was a blast!
Even though I got put to bed at my regular 7:00 bedtime....I just happened to wake up 5 minutes before the Ball Dropped!
Since my parents are so cool, they let me stay up to enjoy my first New Year's!
I came out to the living room to find everyone wearing these crazy things on their heads!

I soon was wearing my own set.

Here's me and my parents!

Aaaand that's a wrap!

Happy New Year's everyone!!!