Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Lights, Coming Soon!

Kristin and I are hard at work putting up our Christmas lights tonight and tomorrow morning. We are going with an all new color scheme this year: Blue and White, with some twinkling lights thrown in. We were so frustrated when we took out our lights from last year and realized that only about 25% still worked. We were able to repair some of the bulbs, but some we never did figure out... So, off to target for new lights (and we thought last year was the "rebuilding year"). We will post pictures as soon as we are done!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fun with Leaves

A couple of weekends ago was a fabulous Indian Summer day, 70 degrees and sunny. I put Lily in one of her favorite dresses, probably for the last time and we took her to the park to play in the leaves. James took some good pictures and I thought I would share some of them here.

Doing the Itsy Bitsy Spider
Lily is growing bigger and bigger every day. She continues to amaze me with the things she knows and picks up just from observation. She is really into mimicking us right now. She tries to brush her hair with my brush, she likes to brush her teeth when we do, she even goes around our bedroom picking up stray socks and pajama's and throws them down the laundry chute. And I think her dad has taught her to find all the shoes I've left lying around, and bring them to me to put away.
Her baby sign skills are improving each week as well. For the longest time she was doing a sign, that I thought was her rubbing her belly. It wasn't until James did a baby shoot of Baby Aiden that we discovered she has been signing "please" this whole time. No wonder she would get mad at me when I repeatedly asked her to say "please" when she wanted something. Now, she is able to say "more, please" and "thank you" when she wants something. She can also verbalize those words, but sometimes she just not in a talking mood.
Today is her 18 month check up. Originally James was going to take her so I didn't have to leave work, but today has been slow and I realized I missed her last check up, so I really want to go.
Next week we are off to visit my family for Thanksgiving. Lily will get to spend 5 whole days with her Grammy, Papa Dude, Auntie Kim, Uncle Nick, Aunt Vicki, Naomi, Gigi and Papa. She will be loved and spoiled tons!
And Auntie Kim is going to do some wedding dress shopping for the first time!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Boo @ the Zoo Pictures

So it's been a while. It took James a long time to upload the hundreds of pictures he took of Lily from Boo @ the Zoo. And then it took me even longer to pick which ones too post here. Hundreds to go through, literally. If you want to see them all go here:

Look at that Belly!

Done with the stroller. And costume.

See that monkey?

I kind of like my blue jeans!

Looking at some Koi.

Some thing's in there I just know it!

Loves to ride the carousel!

I don't see any elephants. Where are the elephants?!?!?

Oh here's what's left of one. Just kidding. We saw plenty of elephants.

I'm going to toddle off now, to find these so called elephants!

Oops fell down.
Look at me go!