Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pool time fun!

Abigail had a blast diving head first into her kiddie pool this afternoon.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The little one

Now that I've finally caught up on a few posts about Abigail's birthday and our vacation I need to update on the pregnancy and our second baby! This pregnancy has been pretty easy just like my first. Granted, I am way more exhausted at the end of the day but I think running after a toddler has alot to do with it. I'm 27 weeks now and things are going smoothly. As for weight gain, I've gained the exact same amount so far for this pregnancy as I did for Abigail at this point. My symptoms have been the same for the most part. I did have a day or two of vomitting the first trimester but it wasn't too bad. This baby has been a whole lot quieter than Abigail though. I feel some movements throughout the day but not nearly as much as I did for Abigail. And we went for the ultrasound a couple of months ago the baby was curled up like he/she fell in a toilet. It looked pretty painful. He/She had its feet by its head. The ultrasound tech just kept laughing. So, needless to say, we aren't finding out the sex of the baby. Tommy wants to keep it a surprise. I really really want to know but I think it will be fun the day of to surprise everyone.

I remember being so exacted with Abigail that i would deliver before the heat of the summer. Well it came back to bite me. I'm due September 19th so I will HUGE and uncomfortable during the hottest months of the year! And mom planned a family vacation to the beach in august. So I will be a whale laying on the beach by that point. But it will be nice to get away and spend some time with my parents.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Monday, June 20, 2011

San Antonio

We took a little family vacation to San Antonio a few weeks ago. We had a great time and enjoyed the get-away. I've been working like crazy lately so it was a much needed vacation for me.
Are we there yet?!?
Abigail did very well on the 6 hour ride there and back. She was a little fussy until we got to the Texas state line but then she napped most of the way there. We stopped at a Buckie's in Luling, TX and we could have just gone there for vactation and she would have been happy. She had so much fun in that convinence store. Its really just a HUGE gas station but they had a gift shop and Tommy was excited about the thousands of drink flavors they had. It really was an experience.

Being silly in the hotel room!
The first night there we just walked around the riverwalk and relaxed. The next morning we headed to SeaWorld! We had a two day pass so we were able to enjoy the park and the waterpark.

Wake up San Antonio! - 6:30 AM

Riding the carousel in the Bay of Play. She had so much on that carousel. She was waving and blowing kisses and clapping! So adorable.

Picture with Cookie Monster. I thought she may be scared but she was fearless. She gave him high five and was actually holding his hand in this picture

Waiting to ride the carousel again. So excited


Giving high fives to Bert and Ernie! Again, she was fearless. She walked right up to them and gave them kisses.

More high fives

Watching a 4D Seseame Street movie. Her glasses didn't last long!

Feeding the ducks!

Waiting for the Shamu show. She wanted to run around and play not sit and wait. But as soon as Shamu came out she calmed down.

I'm not sure what was more interesting...the girls hair or the whale.

In the Sesame Street portion of SeaWorld there was a little water park from toddlers. It was perfect for Abigail. They had little fountains and LOTS of sprinklers. She had a blast!

And lots of valve handles to turn. She had to go to each one and turn it.

"Follow me daddy! I'll show you. "

Running through the sprinklers with daddy! You can tell by the smile on her face that she was having a blast!

Almost nap time

Later that afternoon we went to Hemisfair park near the riverwalk. There was a cool little play ground that Abigail (and daddy) loved exploring.

That night we went to the Rainforest Cafe on the riverwalk. The food was actually better than I expected. We were going more for the experience but their burgers are pretty excellent.

This is probably my favorite picture from the entire trip. She was being a little ham and loving on daddy the whole night. She kept leaning over and giving him kisses. Such a little Daddy's girl!
The next day we went back to SeaWorld and Abigail got to feed the dolphins. She was pretty interested in them and liked THROWING the fish at them rather than in their mouths.
This is the best picture I was able to get. They all came out blurry for some reason. Watching all the fish and sharks swim around.

"Come see Mr. Fishy Fishy"

Riding the carousel with Daddy this time.

Then she had to ride one last time with mommy.
Our last day there we went to the zoo. It was HOT! There was very little breeze so went through the zoo quickly and then went back to the hotel to take a nap.

"Come see Mr. Chicken"

Waving bye-bye to the elephants.

That afternoon we headed to the Alamo and did a little sight seeing then relaxed the rest of the night and walked around the rivercenter mall. We had a great vacation and will definately have to go back once the kids are older so we can visit Schliterbahn!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

1st birthday party!!

Warning: Picture overload!!

I have so much to update on but first and foremost I need to post about Abigail's first birthday party!!

I decided to go with "You are My Sunshine" as the theme. I love singing this song to Abigail and apparently (according to my mom) my grandma used to sing this to me alot when I was a baby.

So I combined that with the fun and bright colors of pink, green, orange, and yellow to create her party. I go the invites from nelladesign on etsy. They came out perfect! I took forever to get just the right picture of here smiling for the invites. But I finally captured it one day while we were outside playing with Cajun.

I got her outfit from Too Too Cute Tutus (I found them on facebook). I was planning to make the tutu myself but things got crazy at work and, well, life happened so I just buckled down and let them make that along with the shirt. The shirt has a bright orange sun with a lime green "1" and her name is written in hot pink underneath the sun. She was a little unsure of the tutu at first but she managed to keep it on until cake time!

Abigail and her cousin Caleb. I think she's wondering why he's acting so goofy.

Her new wheels from Parrain and Aunt Lacie.

Enjoying the day! I can't beleive its already been a year. It has gone by WAY too fast.

The "sweets" table. You'll see a close up picture of her cake a little farther down. We decided to do cupcakes rather than a large cake for everyone else. It was so much easier. We just iced them in the different colors for the party and I stuck a cupcake topper in them and it was done. I'm disappointed I didn't take a picture of the cupcake toppers that took me weeks to make. They had a sun on both sides and one side said Abigail and the other side said either "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine" or "You make me happy, when skies are grey". They came out really cute.

The birthday banner that I made from scrapbook paper. This was super easy and really quick to make. I saved it so I can use it for future birthdays too.

Daddy's little girl!

Lunch dogs and cheese puffs! Yummy. We decided to stay simple on the food. We just had hot dogs, chili, and various chips. Again, super easy!

The youngest of the kids at the party. Little Eli slept throught most of the excitement. It sure missed out on alot of fun.

Abigail's great grandparents and grandpa. She's very lucky to have 1 great great grandma, 3 great grandmas, and 1 great grandpa still alive.

Most of the boys. We only have one neice and a few friends with girls so Abigail is surrounded by boys all of the time.

Playing with granny on her new swing set from mom and dad.

Too cute, riding the "tractor" with Austin. Its really just a riding lawn mower but all of the little boys kept calling it a "trak-or".

The cake before she devoured it!

"Yummy, this is really good"

Haha, I love this face. She had a blast eating all of that sugar.

"Oh, yall want a bite"

"Here mommy, it's delicious"

This is my favorite picture. She was really tearing into that thing. She had both hands full of cake and icing.

She even had time to share with Cajun.

She wanted to give Cajun more but he was already full from licking up everything she threw on the ground.

The final masterpiece.

After taking a bath and turning the water orange we decided to open gifts.

She kept escaping so we put her in the wagon to keep her confined.

She loves her Granny and Pawpaw.

Having a serious talk about how she can not grow up too fast. She needs to stay little forever.

My sweet little princess.

1 of her great grandma's (my dad's mom) having a blast.

The ever growing Heidbrink crew.

Abigail and Parrain.

Abigail and Nanny

I think everyone had a blast. All of the kids left exhausted and I'm sure took really good naps once they left. Abigail passed out as soon as we brought her inside. Thanks to everyone that came out and made her day so special!