Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Abby!

Today is my daughter's birthday.  It is a special day for her and for me, too.  Even though my memory is not what it used to be...yikes...I remember every moment of the day she was born!  It was love at first sight!  So, to celebrate, I decided to share 1 picture of her for every year of her life.  Get comfortable! (I know it's a lot of pictures, but believe it or not, I had a really hard time whittling down the list!)

Abby, on the day she was born....10 lbs. 15 oz.

                                    About 3 months old...big blue eyes and a cute little smile!

Abby's first Christmas picture.

"Swimming" in Grandma's canning kettle.

Christmas...she liked to blow out candles.

A hot summer day with her Ladybug buggy.  She never really liked to play with dolls but we didn't know that then. 

At the pool in Cape Cod, Mass. 

In Oscoda, at Grandma's and Grandpa's cottage.

All dressed up for a party!

Testing the water.  Abby is a real water bug...she loves to swim!

Helping her Dad paint the garage.  (Think I got a little carried away with the protective clothing?)

It's not a secret that Abby has a rather large head.  So does her brother and her dad.  We just figured that they needed the extra space for all those brains!!!  hehe   When we brought her home from the hospital, I was surprised to find out that none of her cute little bonnets fit...we had to buy her an X Large.  That still holds true today.  So, when she finds anything that will fit her head, she wears it..even a Christmas tree!

There's nothing better then wrapping up in a warm towel after a swim, especially if your G'ma (Grandma Diane) does an expert job of wrapping.

Abby did a little modeling and had a great time with photo shoots!

We were definitely getting the idea that she may be a performer in the future!  This was the end of an entire "Singing in the Rain" routine, done in her kiddie pool.

A local photographer asked Abby to pose for this picture which he entered in a photo contest.  He added the shadowed outline of New York City on the bottom of the picture.   Quite a coincidence since that's were she lives now! 

Modeling at the "Festival of Trees."

We all love fall, and all the activities that go with it.  Abby loves orchards, apple cider, canning, and Halloween!

Freshman year in high school??  First day of school.

Abby is a musician, always has been.  Aside from dance, sports were not usually her first choice for school activities.  However, she was on teams for volleyball, golf, cheerleading, and dance/pom pom.

Abby has always loved horses, although she hasn't had one of her own.  She mainly learned how to ride and care for horses at camps.  We live in the city, definitely not a place for horses.  However, it has always been her dream to have a house with enough acreage so that she could have a horse.  I asked her the other day if she still hoped to have a horse some day and she said "yes!"

Off to Europe with her high school choir!

Voice Recital in high school.

High school graduation....I love this picture!

Paris..ooh la la

I am not sure where this picture was taken, maybe Dallas?  But, I love it for a couple of reasons....her hair wisps that always show up on humid days when her curls return, her pretty blue eyes, and the fact that she's blowing me a kiss!

I think this is Nevada ( I bet I get a call after she sees this blog to correct my errors!).  Abby really enjoys taking pictures and has become a really good photographer.

France (Chartre?)...nice pose, huh?

Yep, this is the real Abby!

Happy Birthday Abbers...I hope that you have a fantastic birthday!  It has been wonderful being your Mom, I love you more that you will ever know!   XOXOXO


  1. Happy Birthday! Great pictures, so many memories. . . and its been wonderful being your Dad too!

  2. It has been so fun watching you get "all growed up"!
    Luv, Grmma Sally & Grampa Don