I cannot get her to smile for a picture. She thinks showing her teeth is a fake smile!
On Easter with her Luke!
Abby and her cousin Darian
Abby's "kiki" She still sleeps with it.
Abby turns 5 today and I can't believe how time has passed so quickly. I can remember snuggling with her in the hospital bed after she was born, staring at her thinking how perfect she looked. I simply could not believe she was my child! I am proud the little girl she has become. She has a kind heart and is always thanking me for the littlest things. There is always a smile on her face, a song in her heart and a wiggly, dancing body to go with it. She has a silly sense of humor like her father and is definitely her daddy's little girl. I love how sweet she is to her little brother and how she looks up to her cousin, Darian. I love her imagination, her laugh and those rare moments when she will sit still long enough to let me snuggle up to her. I love it when she calls me "mommy" (it's mostly "mom" now) and asks me to carry her to bed. At night when I'm tucking her in she says "don't forget the special phrase." That means I have to say something like, "Well, Daphne (or whatever character she is pretending to be) you must be tired from searching for clues all day. I'll let you get some rest now." And then she'll close her eyes as I walk out of the room. Happy Birthday Abby! I love you!
I have been married to Leif for 8 years in July. I am the mother of two beautiful and amazing children, Abby and Luke. I am doing the best job I can while I figure out how to nurture/teach/entertain my children, work, keep up on housework and devote time to Leif. Some days it seems overwhelming and never ending BUT I love my family and my life. I wouldn't trade these days for anything! By the grace of God we make it through each day!