Monday, December 31, 2012




best way to end the day and the year.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tis the Season!

It was mentioned to me that I haven't updated the world on Abby Reid's life in awhile and I'm sorry for that! As the last few months of the year wound down, we found ourselves crazy busy!  I tried to keep pictures going though :o)  I have quite a few professional pics (taken by her Daddy of course) to upload soon, as well as Santa pics, but I figured I'd update everyone on life at the Loreman's!

It's funny - everyone talks about the "Terrible Twos."  No one mentioned the "Awful Almost Threes."  She went from a (mostly) easy going two year old to a holy terror in the span of one week.  Completely over emotional, argumentative, fit throwing extravaganza.  On an almost daily basis.  Luckily, the other 20ish hours of the day, she is the sweetest, most loving, and funniest kid I've ever come in contact with.  I'll post some "Abby-isms" at the end of the blog that are sure to make you laugh.

We had a fantastic, family filled Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We tried to do all the "fun" Christmas stuff (that she will never remember) this year - including numerous Santa visits (she finally warmed up to him at the strip mall), carriage rides at the Landings, Christmas in Lights (which she LOVED this year, after hating it last year), and all the Christmas parties we could muster the energy for.  We spent Christmas morning here with Gram, Nana, Pop, and Fifi and then headed to Bham that afternoon for time with Aunt Moni, Eric, the girls, and Dixie.  Abby got more presents than she deserved if there really was a naughty or nice list, but oh well :o)  Her faves so far seem to be the drumset (UGH!), the ice cream set, the stroller, and the pillow pet that lights up (she MUST have that or sleeping is not an option).  Of course, next week, her faves will be completely different!!

Some general info on Abby right now - she is almost three (where did the time go???!!), she weighs 31 lbs, and getting taller every day.  Her poor little scrawny hiney doesnt fill out her 3T jeans, so we have to cinch them up as tight as they will go. I honestly believe she could eat lard 24/7 and would still be skinny as a rail because of how active she is.  She is ALWAYS on the move and interested in EVERYTHING that goes on.  Nothing in our house happens without her knowing about it and discussing it in great detail.  A prime example, as I was putting her to bed tonight (she stayed with Fifi during the day today while T and I went to a movie), she started telling me about her milkshake that she had...and how Fifi took it from her and made it colder...but then it was too cold and she couldnt use a straw anymore and had to use a spoon...and it was Fifi's fault, not hers.  This conversation went on for about 5 minutes!  In great detail of the spoon they used, how they took Mommy's car, rode the "elebator" and went to the hospital.  The sweet girl LOVES to talk!!

Other than talking, right now, she LOVES:  Ipad, Tinkerbell, Chocolate Milk, Alice in Wonderland, blankets, ponytails (she prefers two, but will accept one), dress up (esp skirts, necklaces, and bracelets), gymnastics, singing (she LOVES her new karaoke machine with mic from Uncle Jeff and Uncle Frank), dancing, helping cook in the kitchen

Dislikes: Mushrooms, going to bed, wearing regular clothes, getting her hair washed, having her "name called" when she's in trouble (she will tell you, "STOP calling my name!"), time outs, this one particular girl at school who is a bully, talking on the phone.

I think that's about it for now.  I'll leave you with some funny stories as of late, so you can see the sassiness we are dealing with on a daily basis!!  I love this precious, sassified, wild girl :)

Yesterday, as I was taking the Christmas tree down and putting up stuff, she was devastated that "Santa" was coming to take everything back.  She asked me if he was going to take her drumset too.  I assured her that he was not.  Then, I got to packing up the manger scene...she dropped her toy and screamed, "JESUS IS LEAVING??!?!"  I explained that it was statue and Jesus is in our hearts, but I'm not certain she understood....

Tim always calls Abby his little Princess...has since day one.  Only lately, she has taken to calling HIM HER Princess.  She will tell you "Daddy's my princess."  It's hilarious.  She's also very interested in names.  The other night, I heard the following conversation:  "I know you are TIm Loreman.  And Mommy is Mandy Loreman just like you.  And I'm Abby Reid Loreman.  Abby the Princess Loreman."

The other night, we went over to our friends' house to have dinner and let the kids play (Abby Reid loves to play with "Taydan" and "Bentley" - Aidan and Brantley to us).  They played soooo sweetly in Aidan's room...I wasn't even shocked when they came running out and Aidan screamed "I gave Baby Habby a tattoo!!" - although I thought his parents were a little embarrassed.  No, it was when it was time to go and I went into B's room to make sure that everything was cleaned up and I noticed that there was coloring on the floor.  Red and blue stripes.  UGH.  I called Abby Reid into their living room and asked did she color on the floor.  She told me, without hesitation, "No, Santa did it."  And then she ran off!  I had no idea they would start lying already!!

Lord help us - if she wasn't so cute...well, I can't finish this, because there's no honest answer.  Even if she was ugly, I'd still keep her!! :o)

frankie and ab with Christmas drumset

ready for bham


Abby and daddy cooking a "butt" cake.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Santa has it rough...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

thanks miss sassy for the stickers. not.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Horse and carriage ride

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Santa brought this early bc of room on his sleigh...

I climbed!


abby beating me at trivia

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Santa came early!


abby and mommy at parade

Friday, December 7, 2012

she said, "take a picture of me and my babies. say cheese babies!"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

abby has just discovered the Chipmunks Christmas song. she's obsessed.

Monday, December 3, 2012

abby Reid Hung all the ornaments. her height.

elfie came this morning!

birthday party daddy (pop) and abby set up.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

throwing leaves waiting on Aubie.

Dixie sent me this today. love it!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

mommy...draw aubie.

I tried.

mommy. dat not aubie. dat a mouse.


who? me?

waiting to go see aubie Claus.

Monday, November 26, 2012


coloring with morghan




its soooooo big


looking at tree with mommy

dress up

cooking with pops

caught them dancing last week at Momma Gs.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Just a regular night at my house...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Apparently Elmo bit Purple Hair. It's a mess. Abby is hot mad and they are all getting a lecture.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

turkeys for Abbys class!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

coloring within the lines!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

come pull us.

Friday, November 9, 2012

daddy's out of town. living room camp out!

Thursday, November 8, 2012