**When I have to pick her up because she's not acting right, not holding hands, etc, she will start to yell, "No Mommy, I got bears in my tummy! Weave me awone!" I have no clue where this came from. She has been told several times that she can't jump on me because I have babies in my tummy - maybe she put her own twist on it. Smart little thing. :) The funniest/worst part is that she YELLS it...in the grocery store, in the library, in church...she's not partial.
**This one might not make much sense if you're not LDS. (side note: We believe that worthy priesthood holders can administer blessings to the sick and others in need.) Abby has received a few blessings from Zac and I guess they made quite an impression on her. The other day, I kind of yelped a little when my back caught as I was sitting down. She ran over and said, "Mommy, what's wrong?" I told her I was fine, that my back just hurt a little. She put her hands on my head and said, "Heavenly Father, thank you this day. Amen. You feel better now, Mommy?" Strangely, I did. :)
**I've been trying to put Abby's hand on my belly when the babies are moving. So far, I don't think she's really felt anything strong enough to understand what's going on. The other day, we were sitting on the couch together and dinner time was approaching. Abby was sitting on my lap and my stomach growled. She looked at me and said, "Mommy, I hear the babies!"
**Her new favorite conversation starter, whether during the day or at 4:00am is to remind us, "My birthday August. We have party cake with party hats and bwoons and PRESENTS!!"
And last, but not least...
**I've been trying to teach her about introducting herself to other kids at the park. I've been telling her that if she sees someone she wants to play with, she should say, "Hi, I'm Abby. Do you want to play?" or something along those lines. Last week we were at the park and she went up to a little girl about her age. I couldn't hear everything she said, I only caught the "My Mommy says..." The other girl's mom smiled and kind of laughed. I must have had a questioning look on my face because she filled me in on what Abby had said.
"My mommy said I need to take a bath."Not quite what I'd had in mind for an introductory statement, but hey....we're working on it. :)