Friday, 3 August 2012

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Picasso aint got nothin on this girl

Abby's Mr Potato Head



This is a fun toy for her. She works so hard getting each piece in and is so proud when she is done. Enrico looked at it and said, she made a Picasso.

This was a present from Mom and Daddy for her 2nd Birthday.. A little preview below


Elmo cake :)






Digging for presents






Abby's party area.  Slide, Water Table, Jumpy :)


Saturday, 9 June 2012

No!



Abby has said a few words. But lately, on her own, she will just randomly come out and say "no". For now, it is the cutest little sound. I was gettin her dressed today and I turned around to get something I turned back and she said.... "No".  No what? LOL   

Listen for yourself. Its just so cute. For now.  ;)

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Baths and ......Bikes?

I have not posted in awhile. I am pregnant and extremely tired lately that nothing in my life is on track. All on hold until my energy decides to return to me. I look for it everyday, but somehow it eludes me.

I have also lost my camera charger. We are in the midst of getting another, but until then, I have bad quality cell pictures and videos.

Abigail is growing up so fast. She is starting to talk more, her attitude is coming out more, she is a stubborn little one. But her cuteness astounds me. Soon I will be posting and posting pictures again.

Soon, very soon





Abigail and her baths :)  She loves them more everyday. When we ask her if she wants to come out its always a no! I have to take her out when the water is getting cold because she would stay in regardless

She will pretend you are not there most times when asking her to come out. In which Enrico is starting to get frustrated a little. He came out of the bathroom with her the other night saying "I cant believe it, she is not even 2 and she is ignoring me"! hehehe. She loves her bath

We have also become quite smart in getting her to do things she does not want to do, like brush her teeth. Enrico found out, if he asks her, "Can I brush your teeth for Copertina (Blanket)?" She says YES :)  and she will happily open her mouth.

How I love the mind of a child. So innocent and sweet. She has also tried to take a bath with her Copertina a few times and succeeded with us having a panic and throwing it in the dryer quickly before she goes to bed. Now, Copertina stays away from the bathroom when its bath time.






Another new love in her life is the bike.

Everyday she comes in and pats her little hand on it asking me "mom, bike?" in her own little way.

It is adorable and I wish I could take her out everyday, but unfortunately they didnt make the baby bike seat for short people like me. It will only fit on Enrico's bike :(  So any bike rides have to be when Daddy is home, and when Daddy comes home, most nights, he is wiped from work that a bike ride sounds like a nightmare.





This was the very first picture of her in her helmet


Now that she knows what it means, she is excited to put it on.




Thursday, 12 April 2012

Storage bin or Baby chair?



These little bins my mom bought have become a favorite place for my girl to sit. She used to pat the top "asking to go in. Now, she just lifts the lid and removes anything she has put in it, toys, books, and climbs in. When she is watching her videos it is her first choice of where to be.


I will be very sad the day she can no longer fit in this or has no desire to sit in it anymore, for mommy loves it very much.




Thursday, 1 March 2012

100 Things About Me




I read somewhere that every Blog has to have 100 things about you. So, here it is.
  1. I have one sister, she is older
  2. My first concert was Paula Abdul
  3. I have never feared death until my daughter was born, now the thought of leaving her terrifies me.
  4. I loathe when people say “gong show”
  5. I want to move away from Edmonton, but can’t bear to leave my parents.
  6. I love to get a pedicure but I hate manicures.
  7. Everyone’s feet other than my own make me sick
  8. My biggest accomplishment was quitting smoking
  9. My next one will hopefully be eating healthier. Which you would think would be easier. To me it’s not.
  10. I worry I value my friendships with people more than they do
  11. I am uptight and worried about embarrassing myself all the time.
  12. I wish I was not like this. I would enjoy life more.
  13. My mother is one of my best friends. I love to spend time with her
  14. I love to have long nails, but the obsession of them consumes me. I have to cut them off.
  15. I won $10,000 on a radio contest
  16. I split half with my sister who nominated me for the contest
  17. As much as I think a real Christmas tree would be pretty, I will forever be a fake tree person in fear of a fire.
  18. Me and my husband make up words that only we know the meaning of
  19. I love teeny bopper movies
  20. My feet are always hot. I buy slippers but can never wear them.
  21. We sleep with separate blankets because our dog sleeps in the middle and one of us always ended up without a blanket. It is just easier this way
  22. I don’t think it is gross to share a toothbrush with your spouse
  23. If I am eating meat and find a norb in it, my meal is done.
  24. I prefer winter to summer, but find summer more pretty
  25. My memory is almost gone. I worry for my future. Honestly
  26. I fell madly in love with my husband  before I actually met him in person
  27. I think camping in a national park is the most beautiful, but I secretly hate it in complete fear of bears.
  28. If I could choose, I would not want to camp in bear country ever again
  29. I can watch baking shows for hours and never make one thing
  30. I don’t mind doing and folding laundry but I hate putting it away
  31. I could eat rice every day and not complain
  32. I hate to admit I am very greedy
  33. I have never liked the taste of any alcohol
  34. I love to sleep with the noise of a fan or humidifier. If it isn’t there I have trouble sleeping
  35. My cousin and my sister are the only two people I can whole heartedly trust with anything.
  36. I still have not received my high school diploma. I graduated with the credits but they never sent it because I did not return a text book.
  37. I wonder sometimes if it matters more then I actually think it does
  38. When I am in the company of family and friends I am a complete loon
  39. I swear too much when I drive
  40. I daydream most of the day
  41. I am scared to get pregnant again in fear of the overwhelming loss of energy I got in the first 3 months of my first pregnancy
  42. I will forever try to please my father but his expectations will forever be out of my reach
  43. I hold my father in very high regard. I look up to him immensely
  44. I never knew how much my mother wanted a grandchild until Abigail came along
  45. My husband is the nicest and most caring man I have ever met
  46. I thought people like him only existed in movies
  47. I wish I could be more like him
  48. I quit everything I start and hold on in hopes I will start again.
  49. I hate that I remember ex-boyfriends birthdays
  50. I sometimes wonder if they remember mine
  51. I buy vegetables all the time in hopes of using them all. 50% go bad
  52. I have fake nails and play with them constantly
  53. I have been with my bank since I was 13
  54. I still love the New Kids on the Block and watch their concert on vhs
  55. The best summer I ever had was with my cousin when we were 13
  56. My cousin has been my most consistent best friend
  57. I love her more then she knows
  58. People who randomly talk to me in public annoy me
  59. I eat with plastic spoons and forks. I hate the taste of metal.
  60. I will not use a travel coffee mug because the metal gives it a weird taste
  61. I think community candy bowls or shared boxes of cookies and veggie plates are vile and filled with peoples hand germs
  62. I have no patience for stupidity, I just get mad
  63. I think I know what people are thinking sometimes and get mad when I actually have no idea
  64. Life taught me a very important lesson on never judging a person until you have walked in their shoes
  65. I love the smell of lilacs
  66. My husband has a cd addiction that I honestly from the bottom of my heart hate
  67. I want to thank my parents for everything they do for me but do not know a way that shows the way I feel
  68. Every day that passes I wonder if they think I take them for granted for not thanking them enough
  69. I hate opening presents in front of a person because I don’t like having to give a proper reaction
  70. When I give a present I expect a great reaction. Double standard? I think so
  71. I have a candy coke bottle addiction
  72. Sometimes I use my fingers to get them instead of the tongs provided  :0
  73. I dream of a house with a bay window
  74. I still sign with my maiden name. Nobody notices
  75. When I wake up in the morning I am up. I don’t understand people who need a half hour to wake up
  76. I am a last minute everything!
  77. I think life would be better without “what if’s?”
  78. I have an extremely great sense of direction. Take me there once, I will find it again
  79. I believe my father when he says he doesn’t think they really landed on the moon
  80. My favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption
  81. My favorite song is American Pie
  82. I suffered a horrible broken heart and persevered
  83. Even hearing a story of animal abuse makes me cry. I avoid them always
  84. I worked at McDonalds until I was 18
  85. I have never liked to know what I was getting for Christmas. I still don’t
  86. When I go into someone’s house, I can’t help from re decorating their house in my head
  87. I worry daily that my husband misses his friends and only has me here
  88. My fear of bee’s has become so bad that I hear a weed eater and I am ready to run
  89. I actually felt sad when I finished reading the 4th book of Twilight because it was really over then
  90. I stockpile toothpaste, shampoo and dish soap
  91. My family went on Holidays every year. They are some of the best memories of my life
  92. I like to start drama, sit back and watch it happen
  93. My mother is more caring then she lets on to be
  94. Watching American Justice and Cold Case files has made me not trust anyone!
  95. I think religion is just a way to make one feel better. I don’t believe in any of it
  96. It makes me happy my husband feels the same way I do
  97. The smell of a bbq appeals to me more than the taste
  98. When filling air in my tires I always worry it will blow up on me
  99. When passing semi’s on the freeway I shut my window in fear of being hit with a rock from their tires
  100. I tune people out without meaning to. All the time

Sunday, 12 February 2012

"Abby, do the face"..




When you say to Abby, "Abby, do the face", this is what she does. She even understands when Enrico asks "Abby, fai la faccetta". She is just as crazy as her two parents and fits in with us like a puzzle piece.

She is holding her very first Oreo cookie which is why her face is so dirty. But I figure, shouldn't the first time you eat an Oreo be a messy yummy cookie experience? :)  

Also, we sold our red car and hanging from the mirror was a Christmas ornament that Enrico bought me of a little puppy sitting on a stocking. He said it reminded him of Ryley. When I brought it in the house I let Abby have it. She loved it from the moment she saw it :)


Here is another picture

Abby, do the face...

Thursday, 9 February 2012

A new best friend




Abby's little blanket in the picture is her most favorite thing in the world. She has added a new thing to carry around with her. This Kermit the frog you see in the picture. From the day I showed it to her she has wanted to hold it. Now, the blanket is still number one above all, but Kermit has to accompany us on all trips now too. She loves him.

For the past two days we had lost Kermit. We searched my moms house. We looked everywhere she could have been. It was no where to be found. Until today... She was holding the Kermit and with a shocked look I said to my mom "Where did you find Kermit"?.

Apparently, in the bedroom she sleeps in at my moms, she placed Kermit in the garbage can by the bedside table. :)

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

My sleeping Angel


Sometimes at night, through the monitor, I hear my sweet angel wake up and play with Violet or Giovanni the Italian bear or turn on her little fish tank and then go back to sleep. Often it makes me want to go in her room and hold her for a bit. Kiss her soft little cheeks. Tell her that mommy loves her more then life itself. But....sadly I know I can not, so I sneak in her room while she is sleeping and take a quick photo or two :)  There is nothing more sweet then the many ways she sleeps. Sometimes with her little bum in the air, sometimes curled up with her favorite blanket which is the polka dot one. These pictures are quickly becoming my favorite because she really is, my sleeping Angel.



Bum in the air



I love you Abigail. I love you forever!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Merry Christmas Abby


Amazing the difference from one year. From chubby little baby to little girl. And she is only one and a half. So many more changes to come.

This Christmas was the best Christmas I have had in a long time. Reason being, Abby actually understood that there was a Christmas. Not in the understanding we have of Christmas, but she seen the tree, she seen the decorations, the lights, the santa's. It all made her so happy, and most of all, she opened up her gifts. :)



The greatest moment for me was when she opened up her gift and then asked for more via sign language. This video shows her opening her gift and then asking for more. I think this was the point my Christmas was complete. My baby is happy :)


 

Aunty Sylvia sent a package over from Italy. Inside was the most beautiful little knitted poncho I had ever seen. This picture below is Abby wearing her little gift.





Isnt it PERFECT for her?

Did you like the pig tails?  :)







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