Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Beal kind of Christmas

 Andrew got a new hat!
 Abby wanted to use the camera so these are a few pictures she took.

 Abby LOVES LOVES LOVES her little brother.

Look, I can sit all by myself! 
Santa hat!
 New Clothes at grandma Beal's

 Awesome new Bumbo Chair from Grandma and Grandpa Peterson
 4 Generation Picture
 Marbelous game from Grandparent Peterson's.  SO much fun, even for mom and dad.

 When we go to the mall, sometimes Abby gets a Hot chocolate treat.  Super cute.
 Static Much?
Whole Santa Suit

We also got the change to carry on the legacy of the Beal family portraying the Holy Family but we need to get pictures from my parents of the event.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Random Pictures

We haven't been able to post much lately simply because we've been so busy.  So, before Christmas comes around, I figured I should get the rest of these photos on the blog before I have a whole additional slew of pictures for Christmas to put up. 

I forgot I hadn't finished putting up the halloween pictures.  Here is Abby at the pumpkin patch, getting ready to pick out her pumpkin.

This is the one she decided to go with.  She also picked out a baby pumpkin for Andrew.

Abby's Favorite part, taking out the guts.

The final product.

Off to Sunday School.  How Adorable.

First Snowfall!

Abby loves her little brother.  I was going to put him to sleep and had him all wrapped up and ready to go and I went into the kitchen for a split second and Abby had decided to start reading to Andrew and he was listening intently to her.  She's a really good big sister and he can't take his eyes off her.

Boy, she sure has him wrapped around her little finger.  Daddy's girl for SURE!

 Andrew has started to be able to follow things and he is REALLY interested in Duke.  He's also started to roll side to side.  It's amazing how different his personality is from Abby.  She was so girly from the get-go and Andrew is very much a boy.  He'll roll around on the floor and wrestle with his toys.  It's pretty cute.
Like I said, Abby loves her brother so much and you can tell he loves her too.  She's the one he's always looking for and she's the one that can make him laugh the most.  She loves to read to him and she always needs to know where he is.  I can't wait to watch them grow up together. 

Here's a short video of Abby making Andrew laugh.  Don't mind the drool, he's teething (yes, teething ... at 2 months, that makes for a fun time nursing.)

Monday, November 1, 2010


So it would seem that I've cracked the human genome and can create clones.  (either that or I'm predictable and just take the same pictures of the kids.)  You decide.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A post by Abby!

 I like the baby.
Pretty Silly!
 Pretty cute, Andrew found his thumb.
Duke is my best friend.  We're watching a movie together.
Mommy and me and the baby.  We love each other.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

First 2 weeks

For the last two weeks, we've been trying hard to get in the groove of having 2 human beings that are dependent on us.  It's obviously been more difficult than it was with 1.  Not only have we been trying to comfort both of our babies but Abby started a new daycare the same week the baby came home.  She has been having a more difficult time than we thought she would.  We had planned on having the baby and then about 2 weeks later having Abby start the new daycare so she could get used to having the baby around.  Unfortunately, God thought it would be better to have it all happen in the same week.

So, with all the new baby stuff, Abby has had a rough time.  One night she wet the bed, she's been calling for us in the middle of the night, it seems like she constantly talks about how she doesn't like the new daycare yet, at the same time, she'll tell us about all the fun things she did that day.  She has had several temper tantrums about things that she's never complained about before, she is indecisive about what she wants and doesn't want which can quickly turn into an argument/tantrum.  She loves her baby brother and constantly wants to hold him.  She's very proud of him but I fear with the daycare change, her world has literally been turned upside down.  It's hard for mommy to have to take care of the new baby and then have to watch my big baby's world be so rattled.

To make matters worse, today she's constipated and throwing up.  GREAT!  My poor baby #1.  I feel helpless because I'm trying to keep Abby away from Andrew and myself.  The last thing I need is a vomiting Baby #2 and myself vomiting with my incision.  :(

Anyways, here's some photos of Andrew that we've taken over the past 2 weeks. 

 Andrew and Daddy just laying around.
 Abby and Andrew snuggling, like I said Abby adores him!
 My little guy and me taking a quick snooze.
Just a funny picture of him passed out from a long day.