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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rainy Day Fun

Abbey baked her first cake for her cousin Avonlea's birthday.
She loved it and ate a few spoon licks of frosting.
We took all the balls from the ball popper and musical ball tower and made a fun game using a scooper and the muffin tins.

Out stomping in the rain.

We've had a great weekend together. Abbey's funny new phrase is "I changed my mind", and she uses it every chance she gets.

She gets very excited about cooking together. Using the mixer is extra special. A couple of weeks ago we made muffins. Pancakes and mashed potatos are coming up next on our list.

We went to the craft store and got some things to make and decorate for Valentine's Day.

She loves to run and get things for me and do little jobs saying "Here Mama, here!"

We went to the mall yesterday and enjoyed how they've remodeled things and made a great new children's play area with family bathrooms and a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf right by it. Best of all it is completely fenced in with one exit/entrance.

Abbey had her 2nd dental visit this week and LOVED IT! She went right when I brought her home from China for a "peek-a-boo visit" but this was her first real cleaning. They did such a fabulous job. The whole office is like a children's wonderland with toys and play areas. Abbey gets very prim and proper in these kind of situations and my jaw hangs open as I wonder what has come over her. She was such an excellent patient that they went and got her a Cinderella electric toothbrush in additon to the other princess toothbrush and floss picks they usually give out. She got to pick 3 things from the treasure chest, use a gumball machine to get a bouncy ball, and got 2 big stickers. She got a #1 score for brushing. With 5 number ones you get a Barnes and Noble card and with 10 you get a pass to Disneyland. She was re-enacting the whole thing tonight with me as the patient, showing me her "balloon" gloves, putting little sunglasses on me because of the "sunshine" light, putting "sparkles" on my teeth, etc. She is so much fun.


  • At 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Love to read about the two of you!

    With love, Leontien

  • At 10:18 AM, Blogger k1 said…

    She looks like such a big girl in the photo with the umbrella!

    you can see the pride in her face in the photo with the completed cake.

  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger Truly Blessed said…

    What darling pictures...Abbey looks so happy in all of them.

    Love the sounds of your dentist -- they know how to make kids and parents happy, don't they? Good job with the brushing & flossing, Abbey!

  • At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love the umbrella picture! And the speech video. What a darling voice your little one has!

  • At 11:21 AM, Blogger kerri said…

    Good job on the cake Abbey, it looks so yummy!!
    Another good job on your brushing and flossing, keep up the good work!! ;O)

  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger Donna said…

    Yikes...that looks better than any cake I've ever made...great job, Abbey!

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger Kelley said…

    What a big girl! I love those big smiles...Abbey is just gorgeous!

  • At 7:19 AM, Blogger RamblingMother said…

    That is so good that she didn't get upset at the dentist. Cute pics too.


  • At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just love her great grin in the picture with the umbrella. Kids just love to stomp in the rain and splash! She looks very proud of her work on Avonlea's cake-I best Avonlea just loved it! She is getting to be such a "big" girl- physically & emotionally. She has made such great strides in adjusting to being in her new homeland. Lots of Love and Prayers!

  • At 9:54 AM, Blogger dawn said…

    My gosh Abbey is breathetaking. Hard to believe this is the same little girl in the referral photo. She just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

  • At 8:36 PM, Blogger Donna said…

    I wish my rainy days were this much fun! Looks like Abbey brings a ray of sunshine even on a gloomy day!

    Donna :)

  • At 10:19 AM, Blogger Shana said…

    Wow, what a beautiful cake Abbey made! She is so adorable in every way!!! I especially love the photo of her with the umbrella...

    And I love that she is already changing her mind! So cute!!!

    Hugs, Shana :)


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