Tuesday, July 20, 2010

4 months and some :)

I'm a little behind on Ada's monthly pictures. This was taken about a week past her 4 month birthday. There's just been so much activity here at the Thomas house that pictures are backing up just waiting to be posted!

Ada has just started really talking and we even got the first laugh yesterday (video to come)!  She's starting to grab at items placed in front of her and really acknowledges the voices around her!
Don't you just love that fuzz-head!

"Seriously Mom, are we done yet??"

And I couldn't post without including some of Abby :) Here she is putting her baby to sleep. She's really been into imaginative playing lately. For those of you that really know me, take note of the noise machine by her feet :) She had turned that thing on full force, had baby under the covers in the crib, shut the door and even warned me when I got close to the room that "Shhh Momma, Baby sweeping".  Too stinking cute!
Giving baby a kiss

Lifelong friends

This past week we got a visit from some of our favorite college friends - Brad and Elisa Smith. Brad was one of Joe's roommates at college and one of the groomsmen in our wedding. They are both so sweet and special to us! We love you guys!! 
Their kids are also just as wonderful! Addison (Addie) is 4 and super brilliant! Abby loved her and had a blast being a 'big girl'! Nate is 1 and such a handsome little man! We had such a great time just relaxing around the house and letting the kids play!
The girls loved dressing up and being princesses! They twirled and just glowed with princess beauty!

After dress-up, it was time for the tub. Isn't this cute?!? Two princesses just dropped their dresses and draw'rs at the sight of bubbles in the bath!

Being a princess is so rough! Relaxing just makes it all better :)

I love the action that was caught in this picture. Each child is doing their own thing - Abby's trying to fly, Addie's singing her sweet, little head off, and Nate is playing with the story computer. And the room is a disaster - this doesn't even show the rest of the mess! We had a ball just watching them be kids and using their imaginations!

Elisa in a sea of baby blues!

What's a trip to Hartsville without some homemade ice cream from the farm!

Everything about this picture cracks me up - Elisa's face is great!

Ada tried some peach ice cream but preferred her fingers!

Both girls loved the games on the iPhone. It was too cute to see their little fingers working the games!

We ended the visit with a quick swim. Elisa was working with Addie on her swimming and of course Miss Abby had to join in on the fun! We took off her swimmies in an effort to get Addie to take off hers, and without hesitation, Abby just jumped off the steps and tried to swim. She didn't get far of course but at least she tried!

Just relaxin!

Ada doing what she does best - chillin while we all swim!

Brad and Nate

Mommies and babies :)
We ended the fun at Sonic which has a huge playground/sandbox for the kids to play in!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What a fun Daddy!

Imagine Abby's surprise when Daddy came in to get her out of the crib one morning but instead jumped in with her! He's such a fun Daddy :) 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ada and her friends

Ada has 3 friends. Mr. Turtle, A striped elephant, and a colorful spider. She loves them - will talk to them for 30-45 min at a time. Sometimes she gets angry at Mr. Turtle. I can't say I blame her. He mocks her. But mostly they have great conversations. Intense conversations.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Water Babies

One evening last week we went with some friends to their pool. The girls had a blast! Abby loved showing Daddy how she can 'swim' and Ada had her first pool experience which she loved! She was so happy in the water!

The happy girl taking a pizza break

Daddy and his girls

My sweeties - Love how they're holding hands!