Saturday, May 31, 2008

Abigail's First Wedding

On May 24 we celebrated the marriage of my cousin David to Dana. This was Abigail's first wedding reception. She had a great time getting passed all around and dancing with her Dad. A special thanks to my brother James and my cousin Cristine, who took most of these pictures (our camera is on the way out I think).

Here she is dancing with Dad:


Here she is as the flower girl with Mark, who was the ring bearer:


Finally, some pictures hanging out with people (before and during the reception) (Abigail and Auntie Dawn; Abigail and Auntie Laura; Abigail and Granny):

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Two Months!

Today marks Abigail's two month birthday! This milestone came faster than I expected it to. In fact, I was cleaning up a bit before 8:00 tonight when Jonathan reminded me that today was her two month birthday. I wanted to dress her up quickly for a picture. The picture below was the best one. She was getting hungry and fussy, so we tried to make the photo shoot as quick and painless as possible. The second picture is of Abigail half way through her meal caught in a yawn.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Family Pictures...

The following are more pictures from different visits with family:

Here is a picture of my Grandpa with Abigail and her cousin Mark, followed by a picture of my Grandma with Abigail and Mark.


Here is a picture of Abigail and my cousin Christopher, followed by a picture of Abigail with my Auntie Kerry (Christopher's mom). Abigail got a kick out of Auntie Kerry's hair...she looks mesmerized.



Last, but not least, here are pictures of Abigail with my Mom and Dad:

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Dedication of Abigail Marie

We dedicated Abigail to the Lord on May 11, Mother’s Day. Abigail wore a special baptism gown that was made out of my Great Aunt Anna’s wedding dress. My Mother was baptized in the gown (along with her siblings) and I was baptized in the gown (along with my brother and sister). We wanted to continue the tradition. The only difference is that we had Abigail dedicated rather than baptized. Part of the idea behind this is that we want her to make the decision when she is older to proclaim her decision to follow Christ through baptism.

A friend of ours, Krista took photos of the occasion. You can view these in her blog or by visiting pictage.com.

We also had a friend of ours video tape the dedication, which you can view below. I apologize for the bumpy start.

video

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cute Babies!

Today Abigail met her new cousin (my cousin's son) Mark for the first time. Mark is four weeks younger than Abigail. I can't believe how small Mark is and how big Abigail is.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My How She Has Grown!

Jonathan's cousin gave us a swing that their son has grown out of. I noticed that it is a great tool to see just how much our daughter has grown in the past six weeks or so. Below is a picture taken on April 1, when Abigail was 3 days old. The picture below that is from today, just about six weeks later. What a difference!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

I had a wonderful first Mother's day. First of all, I got to spend part of it with three of my mothers (my mom, Jonathan's mom, and my grandmother). Second of all, Jonathan and I dedicated Abigail at church (a post will come later). And finally, Jonathan gave me quite a creative Mother's Day gift: a custom-made comic book chronicling my first 6 weeks as a mom. He used special software (Comic Life) and pictures to create it. You can check it out by clicking here.

Family Visits

In the past few weeks we have had more family visits where more people were able to meet Abigail. Here are a few pictures of our recent visits:

Last week Abigail's Great Aunt Patsy and Cousin Brianne visited. Their visit came towards the end of a near sleepless day.

I've been visiting my Mom on her days off so Jonathan can be more productive at home. Last week at Nonna's Abigail was able to meet her Great Aunt Kerry:

Grandma and Uncle Michael visited Abigail this past weekend for her dedication (a post will be made a bit later). This was the first time Abigail met her Uncle Michael.

Finishing Touch

We added a finishing touch to Abigail's room this weekend. Jonathan's Great Aunt Louise made Abigail a beautiful quilt - the kind of quilt you hang rather than use. Well, Papa Kapaldo made Abigail a beautiful quilt rack to display Aunt Louise's quilt. The thing I like best about the rack is that it also doubles as a shelf for photos and trinkets. Here is a picture of the rack and the quilt:

Friday, May 2, 2008

Another Milestone

Two nights ago Abigail spent her first full night in her own crib. Up until then we had her sleeping in our room in her play pen for easy access. Of course she still wakes up during the night to eat, but it also seems like she is sleeping for longer shifts between nightly feedings, which is nice.

Abigail had her one month appointment yesterday. She now weighs 10 pounds, 1 ounce (versus 7 pounds 14 ounces at birth) and is 21.5 inches long (versus 19.5 inches at birth). She is a growing baby!