Friday, February 25, 2011

We’re having a BROTHER!!!!!

We are SO excited to announce that after mommy’s ultrasound at the doctor’s office this morning, we found out that we are going to have a BROTHER!!!!! I have been asking for one of those for a long time now, and I’m so excited that God decided to make us one! I even got to see his “peanut” on the TV! I wonder if he’s going to like playing princesses….

-Abby & Emily

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Family Ski Trip in Vermont

We took a vacation this week to Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont with Nannie & Grandpa & Aunt Bridget and Uncle Kevin. Abby had her very first ski lessons with an instructor and daddy (she took 3 “daddy & me” lessons), and she did fantastic! By the end of the week, she was a pro at “green light, yellow light & red light”, riding the magic carpet up the beginners hill, riding the ski lift up the big mountain, and of course she became a pro at falling down! Emily had a blast playing in the snow as well… as long as she get to wear her ski goggles just like her big sister! Mommy spent a lot of time in the condo cooking meals, getting kids dressed and undressed & making hot cocoa, but she said she had a blast!

- The Beach Family

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This was Abby’s 1st time on the lift with her instructor…

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After a couple of days she even taught Nannie & Grandpa how to ride up the magic carpet & go down the beginner’s hill… She said they did pretty good!

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As much as she looks like quite the pro here… she was actually standing still & had no idea how to get out of this position… It sure looks impressive though!

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Abby had been talking for MONTHS about trying ice skating on this trip, but unfortunately, it was NOT all that she thought it would be. In fact, we spent a whole 5 minutes on the skates, and most of that time went spent in tears by both girls. Oh well, maybe next time!

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Abby finally realizing skating is not her thing right now…

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The miserable skaters commiserated together on the bench…

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Best friends!

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Thanks for a great trip Nannie & Grandpa! We all had a blast!


Here's a video of Abby's 1st week skiing! We're so proud of her!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Our family is growing!

We are SO excited to announce that we will be having a new baby in our family this August! Mommy is 3 months pregnant, and is finally starting to feel a little bit better these days (and her belly seems to be growing by the minute)! We already love this little one and can’t wait to have a new little baby in the house… We are going to make great little mommies! The best part is that we will get to share a room and have “BUMP BEDS”!!!!


-Abby & Emily


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Here is a video of the girls finding out about the new baby, and a quick ultrasound video at the end:



Saturday, February 5, 2011

Abby’s 4th birthday Princess celebration!

I had my special princess birthday party at Nannie & Opa’s house this past weekend, and we had so much fun! I asked everyone to dress up in suits and “poofy” dresses to celebrate, and everyone had a great time!

-Abby

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Nannie & Opa even had old Halloween costumes and dressed up as a king & Queen! They are so goofy!

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Nannie, the Queen, made us a great dinner!

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Mommy made me the most magical castle cake this year… What WILL she do next year???

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I kept trying to get an early taste and getting caught… Doesn’t the fact that it’s my birthday count for anything?!?!?!?!

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Thanks for an AWESOME party everyone! I felt like a REAL princess!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Abby Grace!

I FINALLY had my “Four Birthday” today! Mommy & Daddy can’t believe how much I’ve grown! It was a cold, icy day, and daddy even got to stay home from work to celebrate with me! I got to open presents (I got LOTS of clothes, which is good, because I usually change outfits 5 times a day…), bake cupcakes with mommy for my preschool celebration, play princesses with daddy, and even go out to dinner at the restaurant of my choice. I chose Applebee’s so they could sing their happy birthday song to me! I was VERY shy, but I loved every minute of it. I had a VERY special day, and I can’t wait for my family party this weekend at my Nannie & Opa’s house! Let the celebration continue!

-Abby

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