Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We had a great Christmas just the three of us. Nothing too exciting happened. No reindeer stuck in a tree branch, no Santa passed out on the couch from exhaustion.

Lily left a note to Santa with her cookies and carrot.
They were a welcomed snack for the big guy and his reindeer

The loot!

1st glance

Going through the stocking was tough. The dollhouse was a little more exciting.

getting the hang of the stocking thing.

Santa sure fits a lot in there!



What next?


All very exciting. Can't wait for next year!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

3 Going on 4

3 going on 4....This kinda sums us up. Lily will be 4 in February, which is unbelievable as it is, and in the spring our fam of 3 will be 4. Shane and I will both be turning 34. So I guess it is safe to say that 3 and 4 are going to be our lucky numbers in 2011. It is just hitting me that I will have another little one in about 4 months! To be honest I am a lot more scared this time. I am not scared of the baby necessarily, we can't wait to meet him/her, but of the whole process of getting him/her here. Do I opt for a planned C-Section or do I try for a Vbac? Will I have trouble breastfeeding again? Will Lily get enough attention and love? Will I cry every time Shane looks at me funny because I haven't gotten enough sleep? Will Ringo run away because we brought another one of those baby thingys home again? Deep breaths...we will get through it!
I am feeling a lot of kicks these days. Last night Shane was able to feel it for the first time. I have to say it is one of the coolest feelings in the world and what I miss most when the baby is born. I tried to get Lily to feel some kicks this morning but she didn't have enough patience and was laughing at my belly instead. Which by the way is HUGE already and I still have 4 months to go. There are also a couple things a bit north of the belly that are a little out of control. I didn't think they could get any bigger!
I haven't been very good at taking pictures lately. We have had snow, turkey day, Ringo had to wear a cone on his head for a while, and the cutest little 10 month old came to visit and the three pictures in this post are all I have worth showing. Pathetic!

She loved the snow! Would have stayed out for hours. Loved throwing snowballs and getting snowballs thrown at her. Ringo was pretty funny also scooping up the snow with the cone around his head. I don't think he thought it was as funny as I did though.

Cheeseball Cheese Face!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Island Vacation 2010

Things heard from Lily on vacation (some on a daily basis):

"To the Bar!"

"To the beach!"

"I've got to go show the boys I'm pretty!"

In a very deep voice -"I want to hold that baby"

Grandma taught her this on -"Off like a dirty Shirt!"

One night she fell out of bed and mom had to call me home from the bar (yes I was at the bar don't judge, that's what we do on the island) -"I've lost Lily's mommy!"

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Park!

We met the Hinton girls at the park last week and Gina took a few shots of Lily
Lily loves the slides

We went down to see the geese and duck and pigeons and at one point all the pigeons flew up and over the girls heads. They thought it was the coolest thing. I on the other hand just kept thinking about the potential poop targets our girls were making for them.

I was also convinced that Lily was going to run and jump into the water with the birds.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Beautiful Weekend!

A little lunch in the backyard
Nothing like an ice cold tall boy with lunch
Cool Lily-O

happy girl!

My Lilies!

Poor Ringo

Lily likes to torment poor Ringo
This is his princess dress
And now he is sleeping

Could he look any sadder?

Go to sleep sweet princess

And now someone has had enough playtime.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


To sum up our last six has been interesting, challenging, fun, sad - I don't know, you name an emotion and we have felt it. I am a mom of a three year old. If you would have asked me 4 days ago about Lily I would have ran screaming in the opposite direction. 3 days ago you would have heard nothing but praise about her. She is a roller coaster that keeps us guessing every minute. Everyone tries to "reassure" us that year 3 is much more challenging than year 2. I am not sure if I am suppose to be relieved that my kid is "normal" or am suppose to be bracing myself for the next 6 months. She is pretty fun though, we now have deep conversations about very important topics : The whereabouts of Mr and Mrs Potato heads bodies, Who is our favorite fairy and whether or not a wild thing could really eat you up. When she was eating her push up yesterday and i pushed up more Popsicle for her she said, "Thank you Popsicle lady."She sings every song that plays on my ipod (Carrie, she can sing a mean chorus to "build me up buttercup") her favorite song is "Elvira" by the Oak Ridge Boys (yes I bought this song on itunes - don't judge me). This song reminds me of visiting the island when I was a kid, going to the bar with my parents, Karl and Katy and cousins, having as many cans of 7up as we could drink, trying to play pool, and playing whatever we wanted on the juke box = happiness. Summer makes me miss the Island the most. I can't wait to be up there again.

2010 First Half :)

I have been a horrible blogger. So here is the last 6 or so months in a nutshell minus some pics from Vegas. And these are also from most recent to oldest.

We tried to keep our minds off the heat by being nudey (just Lily) and taking some much needed pics. I love this for some reason.
My Lilies are starting to bloom. One at a time, which I love. They are huge I can't believe how many are on each plant.

Before blooming. There is over 50 blooms on each plant. I guess I know how to grow Lilies!

She looks so innocent and TALL!

We attempted camping on Memorial Day weekend and got rained out. Spent our nights in a hotel and found this "kid friendly" winery for some tastings!

Lily loved the Koi pond

We have spent a few days at the children's museum and she loves the stage. I am glad she is getting use to it because I didn't give her a country singer name for nothing!

Got the cutest 1920s inspired swimsuit at Target. It does go up her butt though. She usually ends up pulling it off after about a half hour.

Daddy bought a new sprinkler to run through (this was back in May mind you, it was just brought out again yesterday)

We played in the rain - A LOT!

More rain!

And we started Preschool and Love it!

Monday, January 4, 2010

To Clarify

When people ask me about Lily I am often quick to say she is crazy. Later I am mad at myself for not saying something more positive or not telling a funny story about her. In my defense, she is 2 and for the past 6-8 months she has proved the old label of "terrible twos" to be an absolute truth. She is also a very high energy little girl. She doesn't walk, she runs and she doesn't talk,she yells. People are always asking me if she ever slows down. The answer is - no. But, I see a light. There is one spunky little girl emerging from by little baby. She is fearless, she is funny, she loves to be tickled, she has no rhythm at all when she dances, she can make a mess like no other and she can give THE best hugs. Her favorite person in the whole world is her daddy and let me tell you, he is one helluva dad! He is her ultimate playmate. He can make her squeal with glee and laugh so hard she starts to hiccup. So my goal this year is to embrace her energy and encourage her imagination and ignore the people in the grocery store that feel the need to stare and shake their head at a two year old having a tantrum in the middle of the frozen food section. Don't judge me! And next time Lily is running around the flower stand at full speed yelling "Merry Christmas Everyone" and I see someone actually laugh at her I might go give that person a hug because it is funny and we all need to laugh more anyway. I can't wait to hear more giggles out of Lily, Shane and myself this year. Bring it on 2010!

2009 In Review

In 2009....
Lily turned 2!
We visited some cousins.

Lily got a big girl bed!

Someone gave up her binks!

We spent a month on the Island

I walked 60 miles in 3 days with 2500 other people for Breast Cancer Awareness...

Which resulted in my feet looking absolutely disgusting

Lily got her 1st hair cut ....

and she looked beautiful!

Happy Thanks!(that is what Lily called Thanksgiving)

We had a very Merry Christmas!

Fancy! She wore this tutu all day

Shane made us a very yummy Christmas Eve dinner for the two of us!

and I got Lily's pics done which you can see here
Oh and we have had potty training success! My little baby is not a baby anymore.
Happy New Year. What will 2010 bring us?