Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Here she is coloring away while Baba is fixing dinner.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
With a huge smile on her face. Pop did a really good job! Lily loves Violet! (Another great day with Mrs. Cindy, by the way. They have really become close. This morning, I told Lily that Mrs. Cindy was at school to get her. She reached for me to pick her up, while stretching her neck to see out Aunt Trina's door. Then, as soon as she saw Cindy- she held out her hands and went straight into Mrs. Cindy's arms. It is wonderful to see them bonding and to know that Lily loves her babysitter! Praise God!!!)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
She really enjoyed being at the football game. It was so cold! Brrr... She ate 1 1/2 hot dogs while we were there. She ate the whole thing, too- the bun, the nacho cheese, and the hot dog. It was funny to watch Jamie tear the hot dog into little bite-size pieces with his fingers.
Here they are- Lily and her Baba. As I type this, they are snuggled together sleeping in bed. We prayed and prayed that she would be close to both of us, and God definitely granted that prayer to us.
So, here is Colin- Lily's friend. We went to school with Colin's parents ages ago. It is hard to believe that only 17 years ago, Jamie and Todd were playing football together in high school. They were best friends back then, and it is the most amazing thing when you find your true friends- it doesn't matter how much time passes, you are still friends forever. Lita wouldn't let me take her picture. But, she is the one who took Lily's pictures (for those of you who clicked on that link weeks ago to see them.) Lita is an amazing photographer and a great friend, as well. By the way, Todd is the coach of the team, so I suppose we were there to see him, too! And they won the game- big time! We had a wonderful evening with friends!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
At this point, she pulled my hand for me to sit down so she could sit in my lap and continue working on her skills. (Notice the video- Yes, it is still there in her lap!)
So, the highchair has officially been placed in a storage closet (just in case there will be a little sister someday). Miss Lily is loving her big girl seat. She has really grown over the past few months.
We are going to watch her friend, Colin, play football this evening. I hope we get some cute pictures. Happy Saturday!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Today marks our 7 month anniversary of Gotcha Day! Lily also turned 17 months old today. I really wanted to share some of these special moments between Lily and Jamie. I have a few other videos, but they just would not download. Please pause the music so you can hear Lily's laughter. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Then, here she is completely out! She slept in her bed for 2 hours, then the phone rang. That woke her up, so then she slept her 3rd hour on Baba. She was worn out from all of the excitement.
At dinner time, she decided to take her bib and become SuperGirl. How cute is she!
I finally got a picture from the front as she was "flying" through the house!
More pictures tomorrow of Lily's first Vera Bradley purse! She loves it!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Now onto better pictures...
Lily has been having the best time opening up her mouth and showing us her teeth lately. So, here are some examples of this new behavior. She is also super proud of herself because she climbed up in this chair on her own for the first time.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Aunt Suzette got lots of loving this weekend... just like normal.
Here is an example of Lily- our lapgirl with her Aunt Suzette. If she wasn't sitting with Pop or playing with Pop- then she was with Aunt Suzette.
Of course, she also gravitated to whoever had food, too. This was the first of two popsicles.
Onto the Cindy & Lily update, Lily had an excellent day today. She is attaching to Cindy really well. This morning, Lily was playing with her Aunt Trina in her classroom when Cindy drove up to our side door. I told Lily that Cindy was here to see her. She started walking pretty quickly to see. Then, she wanted me to pick her up. When I took her out to see Cindy- she leaned right over to her for Cindy to hold her. We were both really excited. Well, the day continued on really well. Lily talked, giggled, and loved on Mrs. Cindy all day long. She ate well, and she took a great nap with no problems. We still have to work on the potty- but all in all, it looks like Lily is definitely beginning to love Mrs. Cindy. Thanks for all of the prayers! Keep sending them up- because they are totally working.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
He kept teasing her with it, and she would laugh and laugh.
Then, he finally gave her a bite.
Here are Pop and Lily being silly with real kitty and fake kitty. We are trying to get Lily to like both of them so we can wash real kitty from time to time. She has done pretty well dealing with fake kitty when that is the only choice she has. But, she would much rather have real kitty. I will post more pictures from the weekend tomorrow.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Nothing about Pop has changed over time. On Saturday morning, he was up doing our yardwork! Lily had fun watching him. Then, we took Pop to a Pumpkin Festival held in town. Lily got to see lots of animals. She really paid attention to them.
See her expression. She was completely checking out these animals. There was a monkey, a small dog, a domesticated bobcat, a few miniature goats, a miniature donkey, a miniature cow, a lot of bunnies, and a pot-bellied pig. It was some combination!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
She also learned how to zip and unzip today. That really surprised me, too. But, she has watched us do this over and over again. She always watches everything so intently. Then, she just does it. She was quite proud of herself- so she clapped for herself. That has become a ritual with everything- and I know all kids do that. But, isn't it so cute!
She has also started doing the exercises with Sesame Street's Do The Alphabet. That is adorable. I will have to try to get that on tape.
Can't wait to see what else she learns this weekend!