Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First time to the zoo

Abby went to the zoo for the first time. She enjoyed watching the people as much as the animals. I believe that is because sometimes she couldn't see the animals if they were still. It was a super day for the zoo!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pool time

Today Abby and I played in her backyard pool.  She loves to give me a heart attack by filling her bucket and drinking the water.  Then she coughs like she's swallowed the entire pool!  Today she actually kept her hat on rather than pull it off (like usual).  She seems to really enjoy the water and isn't afraid of it at all. 

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

3rd tooth!

It's not the prettiest picture of Abby's 3rd tooth but it's there.  We knew it was coming and are so glad it's here because she was not a happy camper when it was coming in.  The second pic is of some daddy, doggy, daughter time.  So precious and fun to watch and be apart of.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On the Move

Well, this girl is at a full crawl and her favorite places to be are where we DON'T want her to be!  LOL  She enjoys crawling into the kitchen where there are stairs and poisonous cleaners.  She likes to play with ANYTHING that we don't want her to.  She is also a fast crawler and can be out of the room in the blink of an eye!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What? I am not doing anything?

After seeing this look, I think that we MAY have some issues when she gets older...she looks so sneaky yet innocent...LORD help us!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ducky bath

We pulled out the ducky bath and put it in the big bath tub and she loves it!  She likes to take the wash cloth and chew on it.  She also really enjoys her bath toys that you can see floating in the water.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

All bundled up for SNU game

We bundled Abby up for the SNU game and it was actually snowing when we took her out!  She giggled as the flakes touched her nose and face.  Later in the game she was passed out!  It amazes me that she can sleep with all the whistles and buzzers.  I love that she does sleep at game though!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Buscuit-crackery thing

Abby's eating skills are improving so we gave her one of those crackery buscuit things that they gnaw on and they dissolve.  Well she LOVED it but it was so messy!  Love the last pic with the dissolved cracker all over her face (eyebrows, nose, chin, etc.) and the little bit hanging out of her lips.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Snagged this sweet pic of daddy daughter time.  She was kissing him if you can't tell.  So precious!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Creative containment

It was sooooo cold in the house so we pulled the space heater out and put it in the living room, well, guess who wanted to play with the space heater?  She spent so much time trying to figure out how to get to it and finally gave up

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day!

Everyone asked for Abby playing in the snow pics but it was WAY too cold to take her out and take pics.  I did, however, take TONS of pics of her playing while we were snowed in...does that count?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Smiley girl

I don't think I will EVER get tired of seeing this smile OR taking pics of it!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Big bath tub tonight

Tonight, I decided to give Abby her bath in the big tub.  I gave her ALL her bath toys (she usually only gets one) and used the Bumbo for her to sit in.  Sadly, the Bumbo floats so I had to hold it down.  She loved the big tub and it was fun for me too.  She squealed with delight!  We will be doing it again REAL soon :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Gotcha Day!

It's official!  Today, Abigail Kay has the last name Ryan!  She is legally ours forever and ever.  The judge was great!  He came off the bench and took pics with us.  The crowd was all the friends and family that attended our finalization hearing.  There is a picture of us with our lawyer and the Adoption director.  The final pic is of Abby sitting in front of the judge's name plaque on his bench.  Amazing day!! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011


So, Abby was given some mango in her mesh feeding thing.  She LOOOOOOOOVED it!  She ate it and kept going "Mmm"  It's fun feeding her "real" food like the food we eat!  It's always neat to see her reaction to new tastes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Not a fan of mashed bananas

We bought some bananas for Abby.  We gave her slices and she played with them more than eating them.  Tonight we mashed them up and fed them to her...and you can see her reaction.  These are not the best faces but the only ones we could capture on camera.  Not sure why, but she was not loving the mashed bananas.  Oh well...they smelled good!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Play date with Henson

We went to hang out with Stephanie and David.  Abby and Henson played and then did some kissing!  Yep you heard it right!  Too early for both sets of parents to see that happening.  We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

On her knees

Well, it happened today...we went to get Abby from her crib in the morning and she was up on her knees looking at us!  It's a GOOOOOOD thing we lowered her crib one level a few days ago. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Love the laundry basket

Abby enjoys hanging out in the laundry basket!  I have to admit, it's a nice, contained space. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pulling up on Mommy

Abby is definitely pulling up now.  When I sit on he floor with her, as seen in this pic, she likes to use my legs and body to pull herself up.  She can pull herself to her knees quite successfully!  I am paranoid about her hitting her head!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Green baby food just makes a mess!  It stains whatever outfit Abby is wearing.  It gets ALL over Abby.  I find it later in her nose and even on her eyebrows tonight!  She sure does love it though.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lowered the crib

Well, another milestone has been reached.  Tonight we lowered Abby's crib.  There are three levels and she was sleeping on the highest level but Donnie noticed the brown blanket over the rail was wet one morning from her sucking on it.  Now she is on the middle level!  She's growing so fast!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Abby is able to pull herself to her knees EASILY so I am guessing that soon she will pull to standing?  She is no longer happy on her tummy.  She likes to find something to pull up to her knees on.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


I am sorry that I have not posted any pics in almost 2 weeks.  This is officially going from a pic a day to an Abby Blog.  I would VERY much like to keep up the pic a day but I am not with Abby most of the day *sniff* so I am not able to capture pics to post.  Grampa does take a lot of pics and I will rely on his pics.  Check back often but I can't promise I will have a new pic each day as I did Abby's first 6 months of life.  Anyway, to today's pic...we were at the grocery store shopping and we could tell she was getting sleepy.  We were moments from checking out and she leaned over and fell asleep in the shopping cart.  It was the sweetest thing!  I hated to wake her to put her in her car seat but what could I do?