Sunday, May 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Abby!



Abigail is 5 years old! I can’t believe how much she’s grown over the last year! Apparently this is the only birthday picture I have. I’m sure we took more, maybe they’ll turn up later. We made rainbow cupcakes for her preschool class and she had a party at the nearby indoor pool.


Here’s Liam eating pancakes on Abby’s birthday:



Some other things that happened in May….


Sandy lost her first tooth!!  She’s been anxiously awaiting this event for the past 2 years.



One day Sandy asked if she could paint her nails. I was in the middle of making dinner and told her it was fine but to go outside.


She came in with nail polish ALL over her hands and said it was harder than she’d thought it would be to paint her own nails.


Abby made a no phones sign for her “dance recital.”


Then stopped dancing to ask why I wasn’t recording her dance. I told her I’d put my phone away. So she gave me permission to get it back out so I could record her dance.


We found a friendly kitty outside the doctor’s office when we went for Abby’s well child visit. We gave the kitty a drink of water and the kids played with her for almost an hour.

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Here is Liam pulling Abby in the wagon one day when we went to pick Sandy up from school. He didn’t make it very far, but he did pull her. He is a very determined kid!



Abby on a mama date to celebrate getting a gold medal from her online preschool. Utah offers a free online preschool and it’s been fantastic. Abby has learned so much and (most of the time) really enjoys doing it. She earns a gold medal for doing it at least 15 minutes a day 5 days a week for an entire month. I think that’s worth an ice cream cone!



Abby’s preschool graduation. She also went to a preschool 3 afternoons a week.



Here she is with her preschool teacher.


Abby got accepted to ELP – it’s the accelerated elementary school program – for kindergarten next year and it’s all day. We’re excited. All day school is going to be a good thing for this busy little girl. Luckily for me, the program she is in is at the same school Sandy goes to. Two kids in school all day next year at the same school!! I’m looking forward to it!


We went to a craft day at the library. Abby made this puppet. Yes, that would be my child wearing snow boots with shorts.

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Sandy made this pretty purse with fringe.