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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Alphabet According to Abigail

Abby is very interested in learning her letters right now and was especially excited about the magnetic letters for the refrigerator she received for Christmas. (Her favorite letter is "S.") She loves singing the ABC's, but she has her own version of the song. For about a month, it has been "The BBC's." Last week, for a very brief time, it was "The ABC's." Now it is "The Baby C's!"

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It's hard to believe that Christmas is already over! We had a wonderful time together as a family. During the week leading up to Christmas day, Abigail kept saying, "I'm so excited!" I don't think she had everything figured out this year though because we had to wake her up at 9:00 a.m. Christmas morning! (I don't think we ever let my parents sleep that late when we were younger!) Once she realized that we were actually going to open the presents under the tree, the excitement grew!

Abby kisses "Purple Dinosaur" (from Grandma Perry) while holding "Little Dinosaur" (from Nana).

Tara gives Sydney some much needed attention on Christmas Eve.

Coley helps Abigail open one of her presents.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Arizona in December

On December 7th, we flew to Arizona to spend a week at Tara's parents' house in Prescott. Coley's mother traveled from Louisiana to spend the week with us also. Abby was so excited to go on the airplane! (She really is a great little traveler!) We found it comical that when we arrived in Arizona, we still hadn't shoveled snow (this season) in Rochester, New York, but found ourselves shoveling snow in Arizona!

Abigail had a great time with Nana and Grandma. She walked around the house all week, holding up two fingers, "I have two grandmas!"

Abby also had a great time playing with her cousins, Samantha and Logan.

Toward the end of our trip, Coley and Tara spent a day in Sedona. Abby stayed with Grandma, Grandpa, and Nana, and didn't even seem phased that we were gone!

Of course, while we were gone, we looked for places to eat great Mexican food. One of the most interesting (and best) things we tried this time were duck flautas at Elote Cafe in Sedona. They were excellent!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

'Tis the Season

The day after Thanksgiving, we began decorating the house for Christmas. It was a process that took most of the weekend! Abby's favorite discovery was a Santa hat. She had a little trouble getting it on her head at first, but she didn't give up until she succeeded!

"I think I can... I think I can!"

Coley and Abby had a great time putting ornaments on the tree.

Now Abby spends a good part of her day checking out the different ornaments and saying things like, "Just look.... Don't touch!"