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.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
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
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
My sister and I took Lilly to Disneyland on her birthday. She got a special b.day 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
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
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
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
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
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!