The Adventures of a Mom and Her Daughter

The Adventures of a Mom and Her Daughter

The goings on of a 22 month old

What is my almost two year old up to? Prepping for preschool apparently! Abby now knows the colors blue and orange and is working on red and purple. She is also starting to count to two. This is very important since she has a birthday coming up where I’m sure... read more

Merry Christmas!

The Millers had a wonderful Christmas, with Abby in particular enjoying herself 🙂 After enjoying the children’s version of midnight mass (4:00), we had a nice dinner out before settling in for a relaxing evening. Abby absolutely loved her church dress. She twirled and danced all around the living room!... read more

A growing toddler

Abby has been beyond busy growing and learning, and I have been trying for quite a while to get video evidence of her skills. Recently, with the help of my mom, I had some success. Abby loves to be recorded but insists on “helping” me record her when I try... read more

1st haircut

  Just a few weeks ago, I was asking some friends when was the appropriate time to for a little girl to have her first haircut. Abby doesn’t have a lot of hair, but what little she does have, was growing out of control. Her style was something akin to... read more

Outstanding October

              October has come and gone and it has been a busy month of Halloween related experiences and adventures for Abby. This was the first year we went trick or treating and she got to go twice! Once in the middle of the day... read more


I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now, but it always seems there is some other topic or event for me to blog about. However, it is high time for a post that focuses on my furry babies, Selby and Sissy. Sissy was my first “baby”. I got... read more

Abby’s toddler adventures

              Abby is a year and a half old, and everyday she shows me just how smart she is. Here is some of what Abby has been learning and doing these past few months: Abby currently uses these signs: Bird: She was initially doing... read more

Girls’ weekend!

Also known as child/hubby-free weekend or a throwback to our college days 😉 This past weekend I went on a Girls’ trip with my two best friends, Alexis and Sarah. We’ve known each other for 12 years! They were bridesmaids at my wedding and we were all in the same... read more

Keep calm and play in the sand

              What a busy month July has been! After celebrating Independence Day, Matt, Abby and I traveled to Lake Tahoe to see our good friends, Molly and Grant Meyer, and their daughter, Charlotte. It was a short trip (only three days), but we had... read more

Just keep swimming…

              Well, you don’t have to tell Abby twice! Abby has been enjoying swim lessons a lot these days. She’s been lucky enough to attend lessons with both Mommy and Daddy.   Here is a video of Abby “jumping” into the pool: Here is... read more