Yesterday, Abigail Evangeline turned ONE! How did the past year go by so fast??? Everyone keeps asking if she is walking yet. She walks if she is holding on to something & I've caught her a few times standing up not holding on. She doesn't talk a whole lot- just mama, dadda & dog and she doesn't even say those words often. She thrives in the loudness & craziness her siblings. :)
We celebrated Abigail's birthday with a simple dinner with my parents. "Simple" but very special. We also celebrated Eric's birthday- he turned 46 on Monday. Yep, 46. What, you do not believe me? Just ask Benjamin- that is what he would tell you. :)
The FAVORITE toy that everyone was waiting for Abigail to open was her water table. All week Elizabeth kept asking, "Abigail going to share that with me, right? Can we open it now?" Well, Abigail did share it & all the children enjoyed it:
My parents enjoyed watching the children play & Molly (our Boxer) loved all the extra attention:
Eric opened a few gifts & had lots of helping hands assisting him:
In keeping with tradition, I asked Eric what he wanted to eat. When he picked molten lava cake as his dessert choice, I gave him the "Are you crazy?!?! I have no time for that! Don't even know how to make it! PLEASE pick something else" kind of look. He graciously agreed & let me make an eaiser version of it- upside down cupcake over icecream w/ syrup poured over it. :) He enjoyed it:
I made a small cake for Abigail but don't let the picture below fool you- Abigail did NOT like her cake. After tasting it, she refused to eat it. She would turn her head & growl if you gave her a bite. NEVER had that happen before!!! Very, very weird. She did enjoy the ice cream, though. Maybe she just isn't a chocolate fan.
We praise God for our Abigail- she brings so much joy to our lives. We pray that she would grow up loving God with all her heart. I also praise God for my husband!
Just before bed, I found Lizzie downstairs reading "The Poky Little Puppy" to Molly & Tres. It was so adorable- she would read the page, turn the book around for them to see & then flip to a new page to read: