Sorry for waiting so long to update. This blog is probably not going to be the best blog we've done since there will be no pictures but people have been asking us to update so here's a little something to satiate your "blogger appetite."
Yes, Abby has turned 1 officially! It was a pretty exciting day! Abby did such a great job opening presents, ooh-ing and aah-ing over every box, toy and clothing article. We also showed a quick slide show of her growth over the last year which daddy made. Abby danced to the music in her party dress and everyone else seemed to like to see how much she's grown. Later on we had cake and sang "Happy Birthday" to her. This was the first time she had really ever had cake and she knew exactly what to do with it. She got 85% in her mouth, 10% in her hair and arms and left the other 5% on the tray. After a quick rinse in the sink and new clothes, it was almost bed time so I (Julie) took her home and put her to bed. Throughout the entire day she was great entertainment.
After Abby had gone to bed, Jason and I spent a good 2 hours sifting through all the toys trying to decide which old toys to pack up and which new toys needed to be put together. It felt a little like Christmas.
All-in-all, a good day. Although, the reason we haven't had a chance to post any blogs recently has been because on the same day of Abby's party we got a letter in the mail from our Day-care provider saying she was no longer going to be providing Day-care. I don't think the severity of the situation really hit me till the day after the party and we've been very busy interviewing new providers. Abby is so attached to Vickie (our current provider), she's such a wonderful person and Abby loves the kids, it's really going to be a difficult transition to a new Day-care. However, we do think we have found someone who lives close to our home in Minnetonka that we hope will fill Vickie's shoes. We realize no one will be exactly the same or as excellent as Vickie but she will be similar and have different strengths than Vickie. Through all of this, Jason and I remind ourselves that we need to stay positive and that the challenges in life are definately what make us stronger.
Pictures to come soon!