Sunday, July 15, 2007

Texas Extravaganza

Andrea and Abby went to Texas to visit our good friends Matt, Ashley, and Alana Atnip.

They had a great time together. They went to the children’s museum and the beach.
Andrea also got to meet many of Ashley's friends and see the church where Matt works.

While there, Abby developed a love for Alana’s favorite Sesame Street character, Elmo. Abby also developed an interest in using the bathroom inspired by Alana’s potty training. Every time Alana used the bathroom Abby would say, "Abby wants a turn!”

Since they have moved, we have missed the Atnips so much, but it was good that Andrea and Abby could visit with them. They are hoping to be able to visit again next year.

For more pictures go to my Texas Extravaganza Picasa Web Album.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July Parade

On the 3rd of July we went to the Bellevue Community Church, with some famlies from our neighborhood, for a free concert, dessert, and fireworks. The concert was an entertaining medley of American music from the past 100 years. It was Abby's first experience seeing fireworks. She enjoyed watching the bright colors and we even caught her saying, "Oooohhhh".

On the 4th of July, our neighborhood had a special parade for all the children to participate in. Abby helped make some of the decorations that hung from her red wagon. All the parents and kids marched along the streets and there were people cheering us on! Jamison accompanied Abby in the red wagon. At the end of the parade awaited watermelon, cookies, and drinks.

For more pictures go to my 4th of July Parade Picasa Web Album.