Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Conversation with Lily

After Lily's bath tonight, Baba was blow drying her hair while she was telling him everything that had happened during the day and asking him an endless amount of questions, as usual. 

She asked him what the things were on the side of his face.  She commented that they were like Mike Brady's on The Brady Bunch.

To which he replied that they were called sideburns.

Lily's reply..."Why? You don't have any fire on you!" (With lots of giggles and snake-laughing, as we have called it.  It sounds something like this...SsssSssssSsss)

Monday, February 25, 2013


After a day of fun in Wonderland (at Faith Promise), we got to take some of the Wonderland flowers home with us.  So, of course, Lily chose a purple one! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Look What I Am Learning!

Lily used her little red bag from Chinese New Year to make Kitty a bag.  If you look really closely, you can see that she wrote 'Kitty's Bag' on it.  So, I was working out on the bike when she ran into the sitting room and said, "Look, Look!  I am learning about possessives.  So, I made an apostrophe s on Kitty's bag!"

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

100 Days

 A few weeks ago, we celebrated 100 Days at school.  For one of her projects, she made a butterfly out of the number 100.  I made a purple and gray elephant to be an example.  She loved this activity!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Woody & Buzz

 I am not sure why Toy Story was on Lily's mind today, but I thought her pictures were super cute.  But, my favorite part was the setting.  I asked her what was above Buzz's head.  She answered, "The wing of the plane." Of course, it is!  I just loved that.
Then, Woody "is sitting on a table beside a lamp."

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year 2013

 We had a super evening celebrating the Year of the Snake at our local Chinese restaurant.
 Amy Hill planned a fun, creative evening with lots of "snakey"activities, along with another amazing dessert.  This year, she made a snake out of cupcakes.  It was delicious!

 Lily loved her new snake friend that she was able to color in a rainbow pattern.  I am sure that Sushi will also love her new snake!
 Lily said that she wanted her usual meal- Lo Mein Noodles with no veggies.  She also ate lots of fried rice with sweet and sour sauce.  She couldn't wait to open her Fortune Cookie which was completely perfect.  She is definitely an original and so creative! 


 We had a wonderful evening with our friends, The Marshalls, at WinterJam.  We enjoyed seeing three of Lily's favorite artists- TobyMac, Jamie Grace, and Jason Castro (pictured below).

Working Lily

"Guess what, Lily...I brought something for you to do in the car today," Mama announced.

"What is it? What is it?" Lily asked with excitement.

"Some schoolwork!" Mama exclaimed.

"Really!  Yay!  Oh, Mama, I love you!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!" Lily said with a huge grin on her face.

Mama then thought, Dear God- Thank YOU so much for this amazing, wonderful child- as Lily began working on her 2-digit Second grade addition papers.  Then begged to play Hangman and WordJuice all the way to the concert!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Side Pony

 Ready for KidRave with a side pony...
that has a little braid pulled into it to keep those growing out bangs in some kind of order!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Always Busy

It doesn't matter what time of the day it is, you can normally catch Lily creating something.  It could be artsy, a new game she has just made up herself, a new exercise, a story, or a thousand questions!  She has also recently become a "fashionista".  She loves to create new looks with her clothes...that make her look really grown up!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Suzette and Lily

Everytime she comes over, Suzette has some new game to play with Lily!  It is like she dreams them up in her sleep.  But, everything is always active, new, and super fun.  She is the best Aunt ever! Of course, she is also the best sister ever, too!  We love you Suzette!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Referral-versary!

Thank you God for creating this beautiful gift for us....that You made specifically for us almost 6 years ago!  Five years ago, today, we waited....and waited....and waited on the FedEx guy to bring us a special package so that we could see our daughter's face for the first time.  Since that day, our lives have been ever so blessed!!!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Another wedding....

It seems that we are hosting many weddings at our house these days...Mickey & Minnie, Barbie & Ken, Belle & Adam (the Beast),, Simba & Nala.  Doesn't she look lovely in her veil and her quilted wedding dress. 

Can you tell how warm our house is?  It is snowing outside, and Lily has on summer nightclothes. Gotta love her independence...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pillow House

"Mama!  Mama!  Look at my pillow house that I made for Kitty and me!" 
I can see that Kitty clearly loves her new home.