Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wee-One Wednesday: Christmas

Happy Birthday, Jesus!! Lilly loved Christmas this year and we had soo much fun looking at it through her eyes. She wanted to hold every baby Jesus she saw, squealed at the Christmas lights, and loved to watch the Grinch and Charlie Brown classic cartoons. All she asked Santa for was a candy cane. Her favorite presents were 2 dolls and a pink slinky. She is also especially fond of her new ugg boots, big girl bed, and radio flyer horse that stays at Grandma and Grandpa's house. I'm not sure when she is going to understand that it is over. She still asks to go to the "punkin match" at least once a week.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Misc. Monday: Rain, Rain Please Don't Go Away

Lilly LOVES the rain. She stands at the back door and says, "I need to play in the rain." Right now everything is a need. "I need a cookie. I need to have it..." It's pretty hilarious. Here she is in our 1st real downpour of the year in her new rain boots. Ever since this day she asks to wear them around the house, silly girl. P.S. I haven't uploaded Christmas yet, but it is still to come.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sew Crafty Saturday: Decorating

Have I told you how crafty my daughter is? I mean, look at her concentration as she sprinkles her cookie! I can't wait until she can get her hands on some scissors and glue, not to mention a needle and thread.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wee-One Wednesday: Disneyland

My sister and I took Lilly to Disneyland on her birthday. She got a special sticker and a phone call from Goofy. We had such a great time. She rode the carousel all by herself for the first time ever, and made me sit on the horse next to her. She is really growing up. She played peek-a-boo with Pluto and gave him some high fives and she asked to ride "It's A Small World" twice. Lilly LOVES Disneyland and this was her last time for awhile because our passes have expired. I'm sure after her sister arrives, we'll get them again. It's just that much fun!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Misc. Monday: Jawno

It breaks my heart to say that we lost a dear friend this weekend. Jawn passed away this Saturday and we have not thought of much else since. This blog is really for Lilly and the thought of coming on here and not mentioning something that has so deeply touched our lives doesn't seem right. We want Lilly to remember who Jawn was. She sees him on our fridge everyday, and loves when he comes over to visit. She knows him now and it hurts to think that she won't remember him. Jawn met her a few days after she was born and he gave Lilly her first official pink Dodger jersey. I am so glad that his pictures grace her photo albums. We will be able to tell her about her silly friend Jawn who loved her so much. Lilly loved to play peek-a-boo with Jawn and was so excited when he let her play his drums at church. Jawn will be missed terribly by our family. We love him and know that he truly is in a better place.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Misc. Friday: Lilly Love

It is 7am and I couldn't wait to get on here and blog. Last night, Lilly woke up at 3:45. This is unusual for her, so Dan brought her into bed with me. While we were laying there, she was just talking away, not falling back asleep. Here is one thing she said: "My mama's so cute. She's beautiful. (pause) She's pretty. Need a hug, Mama." I never fell back asleep because I didn't want to forget what she said exactly, and I couldn't wait until Monday to write it down. I love being a mom!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sew Crafty Saturday: Wreath

For two years in a row now I have gone to my husband's school (OCHSA) to make our Christmas wreath for the front door. It is so thoughtful of him to sign me up because even though I think that I'm too busy to go, or we shouldn't pay for the extravagance, I have a wonderful time. They have tons of food, desserts, and wine set out. The wreaths are big and gorgeous. Tables are filled with supplies and there are lovely ladies who can help you make bows and arrange all the items you collected on your wreath. Last year, I made the wreath with my ascetics in mind (hot pink, silver, and birds), but this year I was thinking of my Lilly. I wanted to go with a "Babes in Toyland" theme. It is a success; she loves it. Thanks Dan, for giving me this time to myself! xoxo

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wee-One Wednesday: Thanksgiving

Spending time with family on Thanksgiving is always a lot of fun. Lilly had her own idea of what fun meant and that was climbing up stairs and laying in her 2nd cousin's big girl bed. She is definitely an independent child and even told me, "Mama, go" and closed the bedroom door on me. Crankiness abounded for most of the day. We went to my mom's for dinner later that evening and she was not much better. That night when I was getting her ready for bed, I noticed she was gnashing her teeth. Sure enough, her last set of molars are coming through. It never even crossed my mind to look. Bed time Motrin sure seemed to help her mood!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Misc. Monday: Happy Birthday, Lilly!

Lilly turns 2 today! Can you believe it? I feel like I just had her. We threw a small party in her honor on Saturday. She loved the attention and was very excited to have everyone in her house. We sat her in a chair by the cake while we sang "Happy Birthday to You." She just smiled and looked around the room at everyone. It was a pretty perfect moment. Who knew she would react that way? I kick myself now that we didn't get it on tape. She loved all of her gifts and has enjoyed playing with them since. This had been our first glimpse at independence play. It is pretty cool. She got her kitchen from us, lots of kitchen accessories, an easel, table and chairs, and a pony, just to name a few. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LILLY! WE LOVE YOU!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sew Crafty Sat.: Curtains

I made some kitchen curtains this last week and I have to say, "I love them!" The turned out exactly how I imagined them. The fabric is a bit silly because there are little curtains on them. Of course I had to add the ric rac. Dan says I am turning into a happy homemaker. Sounds all right to me.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Misc. Monday: Here Comes the Bride

Saturday was my sister, Penny's wedding shower. It was a lot of fun. She was very happy to be spoiled and was very appreciative of all that was done for her. The theme was classic "something blue." The wedding is set for January 25th. I will be a very plump maid of honor by then. It's a good thing she loves me!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Misc. Monday: Kitchen Update

I can't believe Lilly will be 2 in two weeks! Her birthday kitchen arrived and it will take Dan a little while to put it together, but it has inspired me to make some more food. I haven't done much crafting lately and it was really fun to be creative. Don't you just want to eat that plate of pasta?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Misc. Monday: My Amazing Hubby

Have I mentioned before how crafty and handy my sweet husband is. I found a picture of a book case a while ago and asked him to build it for me. He designed it to fit the space that I wanted it to go on perfectly. We desperately need places to put everything in our office to make room for our new little bundle of joy. He just finished it today and I couldn't wait to start filling it up. We picked the aqua color together, and the liner in the back is Paperchase flocked wrapping paper from Borders. I had bought the fifties legs for him a on Ebay few Christmases ago. Isn't it lovely?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Misc. Monday II: New Baby

Well, the votes are in and baby boy got 11 votes, while baby girl received only 8 votes. As we all know girls are much stronger, so our new daughter overcame the odds. She will make her debut in mid April. We couldn't be happier! Lilly is already yelling, "I'm having a sister!" Although, I'm not sure she know what that means!

Misc. Monday: Confession

I have a confession to make: Friday night, I became one of "those moms." You know the ones that I am talking about. The ones that are way too into their kid. The ones who think their baby's diaper doesn't stink. Yeah, I crossed over to the darkside. It was a rookie mistake and it won't happen again...
It all started when we went trick or treating at my girlfriend's house. Lilly had already impressed me because she was wearing the Tinkerbell dress that she had refused to wear all week. I was a bit worried because she was one of the youngest ones going, so I wanted Heather's daughter to help her to the door. Little did I know that Lilly would be the one yelling "trick or treat" at the top of her not even two year old lungs. She was hilarious. She would chase this little boy telling him, "Tigger -wait!" Then bang on the doors, shake the door handles, only to peer inside if they did not come fast enough.
Here is where I lost all rational thought: All I could say was, "Did you see her? Dan, can you hear her? Look at Lilly; she's amazing!" My heart was bubbling over with so much (too much) pride that I could not even carry a conversation with Heather's neighbor. I couldn't answer even the most basic of questions because I kept checking to see if Dan was taking enough pictures. I barely noticed how cute the other kids were (and they were adorable).
Laying in bed that night, what I had become became clear to me. I am way too embarrassed to show my face in Heather's neighborhood. All kids are amazing and adorable and funny. Like I said, it was a rookie mistake and it won't happen again (I hope).

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sew Crafty Saturday: Jack 'o' Lanterns

I am not sure if carving pumpkins counts as crafting, but we did create jack 'o' lanterns. Lilly had a blast. Her Grammy and Papa came over to help. She used her little scooper to pull out one seed at a time and she did not want any help. I guess we've hit the independence stage! It took a bit longer than we planned. She wound up taking her bath before we were all done. They are not that fancy since everything with an almost two year old is a rush. Next year, we'll get out the stencils. It'll be so much easier to carve pumpkins when we have two kids, don't you think?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wee-One Wednesday: New Baby

We find out if "new baby" is a boy or girl on Monday. We are really excited to see what direction that Lord will be taking our family in. Will Lilly have a best friend in her sister, like I do? Or will we have the pleasure of navigating the uncharted waters a boy will bring? I thought it would be fun to hear what you are thinking. Please vote and we'll let you know Monday.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Misc. Monday: Punkin Match

Lilly was soo excited to be going to the "punkin match" this weekend! We went to Irvine Regional Park. She tried to pick up the biggest pumpkins, sit on them, and kiss & hug them. We went in a hay bail maze and a spooky house. Auntie Neanee, Brian, Emy, and Quentin came too. We went on a tractor pulled hay ride and bought her one of the only pumpkins that she could carry out! We had a lot of fun. It may just be a start to a family tradition.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sew Crafty Sunday?

Well, it's been awhile. I spent another weekend free from crafting. (However, I did purchase some fabric to finish a quilt that I started a long time ago). I read another book this weekend. The much talked about:Twilight. It was a good, easy read. My sister, who never reads, is actually reading the entire series, so I thought I would see what all the buzz is all about. It seems that Lilly also has her mother's love of reading. Whenever I read in front of her, she climbs into my lap, asks me to read to her, and proceeds to take my book away from me. Go figure!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Misc. Monday: Ralaxing Weekend

With the craft fair behind me and in the midst of a free weekend, "Sew Crafty Saturday" & Sunday were spent reading. Ah, what a luxury! I finished The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. I enjoyed it tremendously: family drama, meets dog breeding, meets ghosts. Trust me- it all makes sense!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Misc. Monday: New Hat

Emy made this hat for the craft fair and I got Lilly 2 of them. It's the first hat she has ever left on her little head! I pinned one of the felt pins I made to it and I think she looks super cute, don't you?