Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Shower for Kaylee!

My best friend had her baby shower July 18th! Her mom and sister-in-law threw it, I was just in charge of the cakes! It was a lot of fun and she got the loot! Earlier this year Abby and I went with Britta and her mom, Terri, to Britta's 3-D ultra sound. I've never seen one done and it was amazing! The detail the 3-D gives is remarkable! I will have to look into it with my next one!
In the pictures from top left to bottom right: Abby & Braxton, Britta, Britta's mom, Terri & her grandchild, Madison, Britta & her sis-in-law Mary Sue, the cakes, Mary Sue & Madison, and one of Britta's crazy aunts, Tina!

Congrats Devon and Shadow!

Devon and Shadow tied the know July 11th 2009!Devon, Shadow and their handsome son Kayne!

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th

For the past couple of years, Brent and I would go floating with a bunch of friends on July 4th!
We leave in the morning and usually get back just in time for late evening BBQs and fireworks at the golf course!

Happy 4th of July!
Love you all-Brent, Tory and Abby!!!!!!!!!

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day and July 3rd

Brent is an amazing dad! I am so lucky to have such a supportive and caring father to our child! He works so hard so I can go to school and be home with Abby! But his day is never over when he gets off work. He is always so excited when Abby greets him at the door! For being such a hard working daddy, Abby got Brent 3 tickets to a Royals game, for a guys night out!Brent, Payden and Landon! July 3rd 2009.

While Brent was with his buddies, Abby, Christy, Curtis, Stef, Mom and myself went to Ken and Angels anual 4th of July party! (July 3rd this year!) Abby was so fasinated with the fireworks! She would point and shreek at them all!

Grandpa K!

June 15th
We are so glad Dad was in town for Abby's birthday party, plus a few extra weeks after!
We love you Grandpa K!

Shiny Black Boots

June 14th

Abby loves going to Grandma and Grandpa Abreu's house! There is always so much to explore! But on this particular day her biggest interest was Grandpa's shiny black boots! So we put her in them and she danced away. She thought these boots were the greatest thing!

Summer Days!!

June 7th
Abby is such a water baby! She loved the pool and all the kids in it! She had no fear of the water and would take off and go as deep as she could and then some! She loved the slide and jumping into the water and splashing!

Swing & Sand = So Much Fun!

Grandma Sonya and Grandpa Hal got Abby a swing and sandbox for her birthday!
It was a huge hit!

Tulip Time

Tulip Time-Pella, Iowa May 9th 2009

Mom, Abby and I went to Tulip Time to meet up with some friends and their little ones! It was a lot of fun and so beautiful!

Oliver(April 26), Laila(May 1) and Abby(May 23).

Zonked after a LONG day!
Jenn & Oliver, Me & Abby, Jamie & Laila!

Can't wait to see you guys again next year!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Extended Rear Facing

Ahh I have a lot of catching up to do but first I wanted to share this video about Extended Rear Facing.

By law a child can be turned Forward Facing at one year AND 20 lbs, but AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) released this statement and information on Extended Rear Facing on April 4th 2009.

What to consider when positioning carseats for toddlers.

Lori O’Keefe

New research indicates that toddlers are more than five times safer riding rear-facing in a car safety seat up to their second birthday. Following are some safety tips for car seat use:

All infants should ride rear-facing in either an infant car seat or convertible seat.

If an infant car seat is used, the infant should be switched to a rear-facing convertible car seat once the maximum height (when the infant’s head is within 1 inch of the top of the seat) and weight (usually 22 pounds to 32 pounds) have been reached for that infant seat as suggested by the car seat manufacturer.

Toddlers should remain rear-facing in a convertible car seat until they have reached the maximum height and weight recommended for the model, or at least the age of 2.

To see if your car seat is installed properly and to find a certified passenger safety technician in your area, visit or You also can call 866-SEATCHECK (866-732-8243) or 888-327-4236.

Abby is an official Extended Rear Facer at one year and 22lbs!
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