Abby

The weekend

I hope you all had a great weekend.

It was a good and mellow one here. (still trying to recover from our month in Portugal and our trip back)

Our weekend started friday with AMW’s 1st birthday party. We know AMW through the library.

Her party was at the beautiful Emanu-El Temple near our house.

There was arts and crafts, lots of toys and kids for Lily to play with and there was sing along also! (even though it was in Hebrew, that didn’t stop Lily from dancing!)

Both Lily and I had a great time.

On our ride home, we stopped off to look at my favorite Christmas tree.

I don’t really know why it’s my favorite tree.

There is nothing really special about it, really. It is mostly lights.

I think the reason I like it so much is because through the years that I was working, on the way home, I would ride past it and it would just give me a warm Christmas feeling.

It was the first real time that Lily saw a Christmas tree. (last year doesn’t really count since she was not even 2 months old)

She was fascinated by all the lights.

Saturday night we went out to dinner and stared at the beautiful full moon.

Did everyone have a chance to see her? She has been just amazing lately.

On sunday, while I did some things around the house, Will took Lily to the beach.

It had been a little over a month since she had been there and even though the water is definitely colder, you know her, she had to get in it.

She can now walk herself to the water. Watch out!!

Hope you all have a great week.

Happy monday!!! 🙂 (can’t believe Thanksgiving is this thursday)

getting crafty with it

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How much is too much?

Lately I have been wondering how much is too much and what is not enough when it comes to getting Lily involved into baby activities.

Yesterday we were invited by Barbara and Dylan to go to a Movers & Shakers class at the Temple Beth Sholom.

They offer 1 free class to see if you like it and are interested in signing up.

The class was wonderful! I really liked the way Miss Rachel (once a teacher) conducted the class.

It was a wonderful room to begin with, with lots of wonderful toys for all the little ones to play with, and they got to do a little bit of everything.

There was play time, music and singing time, arts and crafts time, snack time, learning time…

It was 1 hour and 15 minutes of great learning fun.

As wonderful as it was, I’m not sure if I want to sign Lily up just yet.

I mean, we already go to the library every wednesday. We play at the park with our friends just about EVERY afternoon. We go to the beach thursday mornings also with our friends. We have had art in the park twice and look forward to the next one.

I feel like Lily gets plenty of stimulation from being with other children.

We also do a lot of one-on-one with her at home as far as reading, playing and learning is concerned.

How much is too much?

Shouldn’t I be saving some of this running around for when Lily gets older and really gets involved into things?

I would love to hear from some of you moms out there who have had or have kids and have some input on this topic.

Do you feel like I do?

What do you do with your little one?

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class at Temple Beth Sholom. so many wonderful toys

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Library fun

We continue to go to the library on mondays and it is the best thing. EVER!

It is so great seeing all the wonderful progress the little ones are making.

When we first started going, they were all babies. None of them could really do anything.

Now, they are big infants! Most of them are crawling, sitting on their own, lifting themselves up, a lot of them have teeth, they are now aware of each other.

Moms are already talking about and planning the very first birthday party. It is all happening way too fast!

so happy to be surrounded by books

with Samantha. intense infant converstation

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Must have of the day

Library mondays!!!!!

If you are a new mom like myself and do not have many mommy friends like I didn’t, you should really check out what kind of free programs your town has to offer.

On mondays our local library does story telling and singing for babies until 18 months old for free! (They also do it on tuesdays and thursdays but from 18 months- 3 years old)

I have met some great moms through the library and Lily has met some awesome babies to play with.

Free and fun programs that your town has to offer? It’s a “Must”!

Here are some fun shots of Lily at the library yesterday with her friends. Lily wears a jumper by babyGap.

Lily and Sofia

Lien, Lily and Sofia

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