Monday, May 28, 2012

Dutch Treat

We bought a popup camper this spring and had our first chance to use it over Memorial Day weekend. 

We didn't go far, just a few miles down the road to Dutch Treat Campground. It was one of the few with openings only a week before and since it was our inaugural trip we thought it would be best to stay close to home. 

 Turns out Abigail loves camping... and bonfires with marshmallows. If you ask her she'll say she likes "marshmallows, hot dogs, and raisins"

 Grandpa and Grandma Wright stopped by to say hi and go swinging. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Summer BBQ

We had a summer BBQ at our friends house. It was a sort of college reunion for the guys. Our friends came up from North Carolina with their new little boy and all the kiddos were able to meet and play with each other. 
Ahem, there may have even been a little "matchmaking" happening by the moms. 

"Okay, who gave you that babydoll..."
  Too cute huh. They are only a few months apart so these too kept holding hands or standing by each other for all the photos.  
The first ice cream cone of the season (I think). She dropped the ice cream out of it after a few minutes and didn't even realize it... just enjoyed the cone!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012


This is totally becoming a tradition... Once the weather is nice, we head to the beach for lunch after our church service. We take a walk, watch the boats and people and then head back home in time for naps.  

We've had a couple people join us over the last few weeks... let us know if you're free on a Sunday. we'd love to have you join us for a picnic! 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Flower beds

This post is not Abigail-related at all. I just wanted to show you what fun adults can have playing in the dirt as well. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Breakfast in bed... wow! 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Riverbank Run

 This year, while Derek ran the 25K race, my mom and I decided to take Abbi in her stroller and do the 5K walk. We all decided to Jog for Jimmy, a family friend that passed away unexpectedly this past Christmas. 
 It was a perfect morning for the race! It sprinkled a few minutes but we were never really wet. 
There's Derek on the last stretch: blue shirt in the middle

apparently Abbi just came for the food

"who me?" "yes, you... Chubby Cheeks"

"I just like all the great toddler food here"

Derek's running group from church (most of them)

Abigail grooving to the dueling pianos

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's a...


 It's always extra special when a friend can do your scan!
Thanks Jamie!

"Gammas Gasses"

No words needed. Just gobble up the cuteness:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dutch Dance

 It was a little chilly one or two of the evenings but with a faux fur shawl and one of my students to snuggle with Abbi stayed warm. 
 I was a little cold waiting to start though: 

 Abigail loved her costume, loved her wooden shoes, and loved dancing in them. 
good kicks!

clapping for ourselves...

My 2012 Group

The last night I was just sick of washing costumes and dealing with safety pins, bobby pins, and hair clips so we stuck the shoes on her... She never would have passed "costume inspection"!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Birthday

Another year... I'm 29 this time (I'm not joking). 

Derek made us a variety of pancakes: plain, blueberry, Mickey Mouse, and chocolate chip! 

Friday, May 4, 2012

"Picture" Books

 Abigail loves to "read" the Shutterfly book that I make because they are full of pictures of her and her family and friends. This is a daily occurrence at our house:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tulip Time

The Tulips were in bloom very early this year because of our mild winter and some very early 80-degree days so we decided to get some pictures taken in our Dutch costumes in April already! These were done at Window on the Waterfront.

 Then, for my birthday we went to Red Robin with the family and Dutch Dancing later that night. 

Grandpa Wright and Abbi

Aunt Elizabeth and Abbi

Great Grandma and Grandpa with Abbi