Sunday, December 13, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Before we were blessed with Alyse, Tim and I went to a tree farm to cut down our own tree. I couldn't wait to share this fun with our child and now the time has come! On a warm Virginia day we went to Ralph' s Tree farm to find our perfect Christmas addition. Alyse called it "an ocean of tree's" as we searched for the one we would take home. It didn't take us long, the chosen tree was hugged and when we asked if is this it "YES" with a little dancing, came the reply!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Feasting 09

Once again it is that time of year...the ultimate day of gluttony! We actually both took Wednesday off and
drove up our favorite interstate (haha) 95 to
PA! It was great time with family and food. Alyse loved readying about the first "feast" and continued to call Thanksgiving a Feast.
On our "day off" we took cousin Erin to the infamous Choo
Choo barn for a peak at the huge models they have set up.
Life under the big top and life with the Amish barn raising, in which their arms were moving!

I just had to take a pic of the wedding happening downtown

Alyse helped in the rolling of the making of the dinner rolls!
For the big Feast we all met at the mayor of Wrightsville house for consumption of the good stuff!after the feasting we took a big walk and then chill time with the Family!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


It is so much fun having a two year old around the house. She is so inquisitive and curious about everything. For example we were downtown by UMW and she asked where everyone is going. I told her "college". Then we talked about people we know who go to college. She paused for a while then said "I want to go to college.." Then I explained it would be a while and she responded by saying "Patience, Mommy".
For some reason Tim decided to teach her to say "I smell like a cheese steak". She said to me the other day "Does mommy smell like a cheese steak?"

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Great Enterainment

I wanted to take some pics of my new "d0".  A friend suggested to put my camera on the timer and do a self portrait (since I am always behind it).  So Alyse and I had a blast, she would push down the button and then we would run to try to make it before it was taken!  This was sooo much fun we did it forever and had tons of pics!  Thanks to digital cameras and not wasting film!  Try it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Inherited Traits?

Well whose to say that some traits are inherited because this trait that Alyse is demonstrating is such a "Dressel" thing to do.  No this is not a learned behavior (neither Tim or I have done this in the presence of the wee one).


Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's Official, welcome to the Zoo

Monday, July 6th was a big day for the Habby Family (not to mention it was YaYa's birthday)!  It is year number two for adopting Alyse, Happy Gotcha Day and that means she is 100% ours!  We are excited to know our little Tlingit is here to stay.  To celebrate the occasion we, 
with Aunt Peggy, took our little Alaskan beauty to the z
oo in Richmond (what a better to way to say "welcome to the family zoo"). It was a great day and the zoo was just the right size for our first visit.  Alyse enjoyed the monkeys, the fish swimming 
 in the moat around the monkeys and the best part was feeding the giraffes.  Unlike her mother she had no problem sticking her hand
out with the food for eating (their tongues were very long and slimy).

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

When life gives you lemons...make Milkshakes

Ok, I know that isn't quite how the quote goes but it did for us last week! We had our very first no nap day. Here is where the quote fits in, I could have pouted, gotten angry or frustrated, but I choose not to. Instead I made Alyse her first Strawberry Milkshake! To round it all out the strawberry's were from a farm and the ice cream was the famous Carl's kind. We sat out on the porch and celebrated a new milestone and drank our shakes.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Exploring New Things

Sometimes you just have to sit back in amazement about God's handiwork. I am still in awe of how He added to our family! Tim and I wonder what her likes and dislikes will be and we've gotten to explore those areas a little more lately (playing drums, guitar, surfing and drawing in new places) and hopefully explore the potty a little more! We even held a frog that the neighbor boy caught and was taking care (torchering) of it. Our little explorer loves to watch the frog that lives in our front pond, pretend like she is driving to church (when she plays in the car, I ask her where she is going and it is always church) and take care of her babies. She was even trying to get her Abby doll to use the potty but much to her dismay Abby fell in (yes I had to go rescue her from drowining in the potty). Thank goodness Abby is used to getting wet and we had no problem giving her a bath ( I didn't get any pics of that one).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Turning Two

Oh my, where has the time gone! I know someone told me that these years will fly by but I now know what that is like! Seems like yesterday I was flying out to Alaska to meet a beautiful baby girl and now we are celebrating Two Years! We are so blessed to have a fun, smart, energetic and loving little Alaskan! To celebrate the occasion we drove up to PA for the weekend. It was great to be with family, Alyse enjoyed loving on YaYa, PaPa (we mean many hugs and kisses). Saturday night the whole Habecker gang (minus the Martins) were treated for dinner out, which was a lot of fun and Alyse was very well behaved! Sunday the whole gang came over and we had a BBQ in honor of the two year old and Mothers! Alyse got some loving from the cousins, Aunt's and Uncles and really enjoyed blowing out the candles (which we did several times) eating her birthday cake (made by one of the best young cake bakers we know, Miss Emily from the youth group), opening presents and being spoiled! On her actual Birthday (Monday) we drove 2 minutes down the street for time at the park. I am not sure who enjoyed it more, the four adults or the two year old. Thank you to everyone who has been with us on this great journey of parenthood, can't wait to see what is in store for year #2

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


What a year a difference makes! Someone was able to dye eggs, hunt them (which the ones we dyed only lasted one hiding), scream for Chocolate and want to wear her chuck taylor high tops with her dress (thank goodness that was after we went to (church).

At first I thought Tim was crazy not wanting to go anywhere but after the day, I was very thankful for his wisdom of spending the holiday at home. We all rested and had a great day celebrating the resurrection! Earlier in the week we did get the chance to go on an Egg Hunt with our Mops group
and Alyse really didn't care after she found out that there were goodies inside the eggs (she sat and opened them and didn't hunt).