Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunday at Como Park Zoo

Last Sunday we decided to take advantage of the gloomy weather and the first Sunday Vikings football game and go to the Como Park Zoo. We thought it would be less crowded. Well. We were wrong. The zoo was as crowded, but Abbie still had a blast.

Most of the animals were sleeping when we arrived shortly after breakfast, but the Giraffe's were wide awake and Abbie had a blast trying to imitate their long necks.

These aren't real Giraffe's

We got home just in time for Abbie to take a long nap and watch the Vikings loose.

It started to rain right after Abbie woke up so we lounged around that afternoon watching Little Bear, a little bit of football, and being entertained by a silly Abbie (our favorite cloudy day activity).

Huh, I missed the chair!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

First Haircut!

As promised here is a few pictures of Abbie's first haircut. It was crowded when we arrived at Kid's Hair.
Before the haircut...definitely time to trim those bangs!
I was a bit nervous that Abbie would freak out at the sight of 6 or so other kids getting their hair done, but she sat at the table in the waiting area coloring quietly. Then her name was called. She perked up right away, but once she got in the chair...she wailed the whole time!

She cried and cried and cried the whole entire time, but as soon as she saw herself in the mirror and was out of that chair...she was fine! All giggles and smiles as usual! Thankfully there lacked kicking and flailing during her screaming, so the haircut itself lasted less then 10 minutes!

We decided to stop by the playground at Longfellow School, which Abbie had a blast!

Long day..I'm tired!

Abbie's little crop haircut - too cute!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

End of Summer

Well - summer is officially coming to a close. That was evident with the chilling 52 degrees we woke up to this morning. Abbie went to school in jeans and a sweatshirt and looked cute as a button. I began thinking of what it will be like on her first 'real' day of school and how it seems so far away yet right around the corner.

Abbie has hit some pretty big milestones lately. She has been drinking from a cup - no lid with quite good results, speaking in 4-5 word sentences quite regularly (telling everyone she sees "You are so funny!"), and actually enjoying the swings and slides at the playground!

One thing Abbie isn't getting used to is dirty hands - Oh - Kate Gosselin would be proud!

Abbie should be getting her first professional haircut soon! My attempts at bang trims are starting to look pretty pathetic. Stay tuned...I'll post pictures..I promise!