Monday, 5 December 2011

Please mom may I have an aaapole :)



Now Abby has mastered the sign for please. Since she can not talk yet, it is very helpful. If I am not sure if she wants something I say "Did you want breakfast?" and she signs please to me. It has been the cutest thing ever. I think she is so darn smart and I love when she does it.

I decided to shop for her Christmas presents the other day. I walked down the toy aisle and Abby was pointing at the toys. I said "no honey, you cant have all these toys". She then proceeded to sign "PLEASE". I almost died. How can I refuse this little girl when she is saying please! I had to leave the toys immediately lol







This little toy I bought for her months and months ago. She never really started playing with it until recently. The other day she was pressing the buttons. When you press the little girl one for example it will say "peekaboo eyes, peekaboo nose, peekaboo face". She kept pressing the Apple one and I would repeat the voice, Apple, Apple. Then all of a sudden she said, aaapoh. I was like OMG OMG did you hear that? She said Apple. Then she said it again and again and then more clear. Now it will sound like aaaaaapole.  I honestly couldn't have been more excited lol :)



Sunday, 4 December 2011

The many emotions of Abigail





Just looking at this face Abby makes, makes me laugh. As she grows, her little temper shows a little more. This face is the face she will make at you when you tell her no. LOL. She will either make the face, which I have named popeye, and or she will smack the table or whatever is in front of her. As funny as it is, I am trying not to laugh directly at her as I am sure it is not the way to react to your daughters temper hahaha. But how can you not with the popeye face :)




Lets forget for one second that Abby is very dirty lol
(I almost didn't post the picture in the embarrassment of her being so dirty, she had just eaten)

This picture I took because Abby is in love with books. If you know her, you know that you have to read books ALL day long. She will bring you one after another after another after another. She brought me a book of nursery rhymes. I read many of them before I came to "Baa baa black sheep". I sang it to her and turned the page. She immediately turned the page back and wanted it again. So I sang it again. But this time, she looked a bit sad and her bottom lip came out. I turned the page and she turned it back. I sang it again and she got even more sad. So I flipped to another page so I could read another. She turned it back again. So again I sang to her "baa baa black sheep have you any wool".....  My sweet little baby. This time, tears streamed down her face. It was the saddest and cutest thing ever. Why in the world would she want me to keep singing something that made her sad is beyond me, why she would cry to baa baa black sheep, I just don't know LOL. But this picture is her, looking at the page. Baa baa black sheep, wanting it again. Finally after the tears mom said, no more baa baa black sheep  :)  :) 

Monday, 28 November 2011

One smart cookie




This little girl is so smart. She has mastered the hand signs for "more" and for "please". It is the cutest thing in the whole world. If she wants more she just signs more and how can I refuse. The please is adorable too. If you say no to something she will ask please in sign language. Melt my heart...

She is now walking around so much more. She walks all over the house. I love it. Her balance is getting great. The proud look she has when walking across the room is priceless. How I love my baby girl.

She also said "Thank you". I swear I almost cried lol. It sounds like "anh oooo". Its the cutest!

I need to get these all on camera so you can see how cute it really is :)

This picture is her tonight. She is not feeling good. She has been tired all day. Her nose is runny and she has a cough. But she is still up for playing with her puppy Ryley, the game of sticking the diaper genie refill on his head. Such happiness when she gets it on his head.  :)




Monday, 14 November 2011

Scrabble anyone?



Another craft made from Pinterest. So simple and fun, since I love crafts. To make this you need;

Materials
  1. Picture frame
  2. Scrabble tiles
  3. Scrapbook paper
  4. Glue
The rest is just your own imagination. :)






Now that Abby believes Ryley to be one of her best friends, she does whatever pleases her with him. That may be smacking him with her hands, pulling on his hair, banging her head into him, hugging him and rocking back and forth.
Abby has become quite the mama's girl, so to get her to come off Mama's lap Enrico started to play little games with her, he showed her how you can stick this Diaper Genie refill on your head, and wait, even funnier if you stick it on Ryley's head. Now that he showed her this little game, she searches for that Diaper Genie refill and comes right to Ryley to put it on his head.
This picture depicts her happiness as she gets the Diaper Genie refill to stay on his head :)



     


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Crayon picture for Abigail's room


www.pinterest.com could very well be the most addicting site I have ever been to. I love the crafts, the recipes the fantastic ideas they have. I have scrolled through many and virtually "pinned" some to my virtual boards so I can go back and make them later.
I actually made a few crafts from it this weekend. I made this crayon picture for Abigails room. I was surprised how great it actually turned out. It was so easy too. This is what you need,

Materials
  1. Blank canvas
  2. Box of crayola crayons
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Heat gun or Hair dryer
Glue the crayons on to the canvas and once they are all glued, heat the crayons up with the heat gun or the hair dryer.
*Be careful with the blow dryer, the wax may blow around a bit if you are not careful.

SIMPLE, FUN AND SUPER CUTE FOR KIDS ROOM :)


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Those shoes were made for walkin, and thats just what she'll do ;-)



November 09, 2011, Abigail decided to turn around and walk for the first time across the room. Truly the most exciting moment. She has been getting more brave taking a few steps here and there, but she decided on this day to walk across the whole room to me. I loved it, and can not wait for more. There is nothing more cute then this little girl trying to balance and take her little steps.

These pictures are her taking some of her first few walks across the room. Getting more brave and carrying things too ;)

Abigail I love you more then words!

PS. The camera battery is charged and soon I start the 30 DAYS OF PICTURES.

Buona notte a tutti

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sharing what we love most, with those we love




Anyone who has seen Abby with her blanket, knows she has an attachment to it. She can spot it across a room, and ask for it until she gets it. She will chew on it, bite her fingers through it by accident, cry... Sleep with it, bite it and crawl around with it. Cuddle it in the car, when she is upset. It very well could be her best friend.

This picture makes me smile. She and Ryley have become fast friends since she figured out she can feed him and he will take it. She loves it. So does he. She always wants him around and when he is laying down, she will often go lay with him. The day I took this picture she decided she wanted to lay down like Ryley. And then while staring at him, she took part of her blanket and tried to pass it to him.


Cutest moment ever!



30 day photo challenge



So I feel inspired to accept this challenge. It gives you guidance on what to take pictures of. I will charge the battery in my camera and lets see what the next 30 days bring. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A break in the communication barrier


Today, for the first time, I my little girl communicated with me through sign language.

My mom was eating a tootsie pop and she let Abby try some. She immediately loved it of course. My mom said that earlier in the day she was sure Abby was doing the sign for more, when she was eating raisins.

I took the Tootsie pop back from her and gave it to my mom. Abby reached for it the second it left her fingers. I said "Abby, more? more? AND.... She did the sign!!!!!! SHE ASKED FOR MORE! We tried it again, and I told her "say please" and I showed her the sign for please. Then asked her to "say please to Grandma" AND SHE DID!

I honestly couldnt be more happy at this moment. Abby mommy is so darn proud of you!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

She loves me, she loves me not




Mommy's little angel. Growing more beautiful everyday. Although..... beauty isnt the only thing that is growing. This little one is gaining quite the temper.

This little temper is quite funny at times. When you tell her no, she will make a little ugh sound at you letting you know she very much disapproves of you telling her no. She has been having a string of grumpy days where she doesnt want mommy to kiss her, hold her, look at her lol. Abby, do you love mama anymore? LOL

This picture perfectly depicts her look of. . .  I am not impressed. :)

She has also found Grandma's junk food drawer and discovered Cheezies. Now that she brings everything out of that cupboard, she is no longer allowed in it. Which has caused little tantrums of her flopping on the floor. Oh Abigail...you are not even 2 yet. Is this a little preview of what is in store for Mommy and Daddy?

OH, and yesterday she said clear as a bell . . . . .  MAMA  :'''''-(  

Abby how I love you, little attitude and all.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Oh that annoying presence



We have all experienced one, all hated one, all been annoyed by one. That annoying student!

Every Monday night for the past month I have been attending my Italian language class. For the most part everything is great. I like the teacher, the other people in the class, meh, who cares about them. But there had to be that one, ugh there had to be him, that annoying repeater mr know it all. Problem is, he doesnt know it all. His wife is Italian and because of this fact, he comes to class piping up all the time answering questions, trying to look so knowledgeable but in the end looking like a fool because he is saying it wrong or not making sense at all. My only joy is when the teacher looks at him like... what are you talking about??? hehehehe.

To all the annoying students out there. Nobody is impressed by your vague knowledge of the subject. We are all tired of hearing you pipe up. Just be quiet, learn what she is teaching you. That is why you took the class.  THANKS :)

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Muktuk....


 
Muktuk is from the skin and blubber of  the narwal whale. Usually eaten raw, it is occasionally finely diced, breaded, deep fried, and served with soy sauce.

Tonight... I decided to eat a piece and blog about it.

Not only was I nervous about trying this, I was scared haha. I held it on my fork for a long time before deciding to just go ahead and do it. The taste, rubbery and tough, and tastes..... like nothing. Thank god!

Why did I try it? For anyone who reads or watches programs of the Inuit/Eskimo people you always see them eating their traditional foods. My father suggested to me "When will you ever get to try it again in your life"?.  My thoughts were, who cares and hopefully never. But upon further thought, I figured, why not?

So there it is. Probably the most grossest looking thing I have ever eaten. Verdict - Not as bad as I thought.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Is that an Apple MacBook Pro???


 

Since Abby has learned to stand our laptops have become a very exciting object for Abby. I was warned that she would smack the keys on the computer. I thought, meh, maybe not...... I was wrong. She immediately comes over if you open the computer. Smacks the hell out of the keys, because things pop up on the screen. Things happen! The thing is, things happen that I dont know how to change, things come up I have never before seen. Obviously this is not good for the computer.

I came across this little computer the other day. I knew that if it didnt do anything when she pressed the buttons she would not play with this toy at all. To my surprise this little computer is fantastic. It has 30 different learning games for her when she is old enough, but for now, when she bangs on the buttons there is a little screen that shows what she presses and noises to go along with it. The mouse also moves and buttons work.

I love it, and so does Abby  :)


Friday, 14 October 2011

Motion sickness why do you plague me?



Today was pretty uneventful. Back to work after Abby's bout with fevers. As a favor to Enrico I went to the Italian Consulate on my lunch hour. The elevator took me to the 25 floor giving me motion sickness in the matter of 10 seconds. Have you ever been in an elevator that you feel your stomach rise and your ears plug? This was one of those elevators x 10. Once I get in the office they tell me they charge $21.45 to sign a peice of paper and they do not take debit. Back down the sickening elevator. Find a bank machine and back up. So in the end, two times up, two times down. BLAH

Verdict on Abigail - Baby measles, the good thing is. She is at the end of it. After the high fevers comes a rash. She has the rash. Poor angel. But today she slept good and no fever. She even played and danced. :)

Ciao a tutti. A domani

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Fevers, Doctors, lab tests, oh my!




Today started early early early with a crying baby and a fever of 103.8 (yikes)
After Tylenol and a bath her temperature came down. But it has been ways to many fevers in the past week. Made an appointment with her Pediatrician and took her in.

I have to say I was not prepared for the amount of resistance this little girl would have while the Dr checked her. Terrible :(

The doctor recommended we take her to the hospital to get lab tests done. Getting blood tests done....another battle. SOB*

My poor baby girl sat in my arms ALLLLLLL day. She got a little energy for about an hour, thats it.

We are waiting to find out if its an infection, viral or just teething. They believe Viral, which means just keep giving Tylenol. But I am so tired of my angel being sick. Its taking its toll on us all. When one is down, we are all down :(

This picture is just after Abby woke up and we are leaving the house, going to my moms. Remember, the stupid tractor is still here outside her window making a hell of a noise, so we had to relocate for the day.

Back to work tomorrow, and please please please Abby feel better.

Ti voglio bene angioletto

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The Bane of my existence



A day off in the middle of the week. Should be great. Right? I would say, unless THIS is directly outside the front of your house. Full construction fixing a sewer line. Nice trench hey?

Needless to say, Abigail was not a fan of this. The Tractor started digging up the cement early this morning. Then at nap time, they were using a saw to cut the cement. Hense....no nap. After running some errands we come back to the house to try again. After 45 min of crying Abby was not sleeping, not that I blame her, the tractor outside was loud and I am sure she was scared of it. I myself was at my breaking point, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! So if you can picture, I walk out and talk to these construction men and tell them I need them to take a break lol. They agreed and soon they shut if off.

Sigh......... my crying baby girl falls asleep immediately. But a break only lasts so long. And thus, this effin tractor starts up. Baby awake.

The top left arrow shows the cement they were tearing up while Abby tried her best to sleep. The two bottom arrows are where our two parking spaces once were :(


I HATE THIS CONSTRUCTION!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

My everyday mess



This picture depicts the mess Abigail makes EVERY single day. And this is a good day. I can put it all away, and the books neatly on her shelf. She will immediately go over and rip them all down and throw them everywhere and then sit on her pile and look through them, getting mad occasionally because she can not move what she is sitting on. My question is..... When will she see the bookshelf as just a bookshelf and not as something to empty?

Today was another day of fever's for my poor girl. Will these molars just come in already and give her some relief? I made her dinner, thinking, with the teeth hurting like they do, there is no way she will eat. Boy was I wrong. She had a tray of rice, corn and ribs. She shoveled it into her face so fast and said UMMMMMM with every bite. She sure takes after her daddy when it comes to eating  ;-)

Monday, 10 October 2011

Snowsuit



Today we bought Abby her snowsuit. I read many times that when your baby is in a carseat having a huge puffy coat can compromise the safety of your baby. I have been on the hunt for a down filled snowsuit. My search is over and here it is. Its a Columbia snowsuit. 60% down filled and 40% duck feathers, and its thin because its down. I am super happy, and it fits perfect.

I tried to get a picture of her standing, but today is another day of crabby abby ;)  she is tired and hungry again so she wasnt impressed with mom taking pictures of her. Its the best shot I could get before her meltdown :)

Winter.....look out cause Abigail is ready for you!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Sunday, October 9th 2011. Thanksgiving. A wonderful day filled with food and family. My poor Abby. Following a week of fevers and teething pain we come to today. You were not happy tonight my love. I believe a combination of hunger and being tired were the culprits. Myself, Rick and Ang made dinner tonight for everyone. The second we put Abby in her highchair she resisted and wanted out. No food, no mom. Just cry! So she went for a nap. She did not sleep. After much crying, she came back to the table to eat some broccoli and cheese. Not your most filling Thanksgiving dinner. Night was cut short so we could put her to bed. Poor girl. Lets hope tomorrow is a more happy fullfilling day for you angel. Kisses from mom. a domani

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