Monday, February 23, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened... I was preparing the previous post. Lily was playing in the living room and hollered back to me asking if she could have a piece of candy she had received from her "Auntie Kari" for Valentine's Day. They are in a little candy jar on an end table in the living room. Usually she is very good about not touching anything unless we tell her it's ok. I had already told her several times she could have one after lunch, so I hollered back to her that same statement. Things got quiet...never a good I made my way to the living room just in time to catch a little hand in the candy jar. She saw me and with eyes as big as saucers immediately pulled her hand out. I asked her very calmly, "What are you doing?" and she BURST into tears! Things like this just make me laugh, especially when I think of how so many people talk about how "innocent" children are. Ha! We are all born sinners in need of a Savior. She was guilty and she knew it. It is such a blessing and I am so thankful to see God working in her heart already.

Happy (be-lated) Valentine's Day (and new pictures!)

Well, I finally have some new pictures to post! I have really got to get it together and learn how to upload and convert these things myself. I am just so not into that!

Anyway, first are just some cute, random pictures.:o)

I had Lily show off her tushy so I could get a picture of the reason we bought this dress.:o)
Plus it was only $6 at Costco. Gotta love it!

Another swing picture at the park, but I just love this one.

Look at that smile! When I see her smile like this, it just fills me with joy at the miracle we've been given.

On to Valentine's Day! I found these adorable little mailboxes in the $1 bin at Target (LOVE that $1 bin!). Naturally I had to get them to decorate for Valentine's Day gifts for our family. Of course the flags are up since Lily helped decorate the special valentines we put inside.

Some little 3 x 3 valentines and a cute little box made with the Stampin' Up scallop envelope die for the Big Shot. It's amazing the things you can do with that machine!

Of course Lily got a little spoiled for Valentine's Day.:o) I decorated a tin for her and filled it with toy jewelery (again from the $1 bin!). She also got a new placemat, a plate, a big girl cup, some silverware, a new Curious George DVD and a great big marshmallow heart.

I think she liked it all!

We went to Nai Nai's house the day after Valentine's Day for my birthday dinner. We forgot to put my memory card back in my camera and borrowed hers. I found this adorable picture on it of Nai Nai and Lily from Christmas. So precious!

Lily got spoiled again with Valentine gifts from Auntie Ellen and Nai Nai's friend Jacci. Jacci is also the one who gave Lily Snowflake. You may remember the story of Snowflake from last summer. I'd link directly to it, but I don't know how!

Lily and Larry. They have a lot of fun together...a very special relationship. He and Nai Nai took care of Lily while I was in Salt Lake City last July/August for 3 days. Larry casually mentioned that I should go on another one of my stamping getaways. I think he's trying to get rid of me! When I mentioned this, he affirmed my suspicion.:o)

On Monday, 2/16, my friend Michele called me in the morning saying she was in labor. Her whole family had been sick and she asked if we could watch their 2 year old, Rachel, for the day. No problem! Lily and Rachel had a great time playing together.

Rachel emptied one of Lily's baskets and promptly crawled inside with several toys. So cute!

Lily had fun dragging Rachel around by the hand showing her the house and all of her toys.

Here she is "helping" Rachel with her drink.

And, by the way, Michele and her husband Sean came to pick up Rachel later that afternoon...with no baby. False labor...darn! But happily, Rachel's baby sister, Marley, came a few days later...Saturday, February 21st, weighing in at a mere 5 lbs, 10 oz and 21 " long. A tall, skinny future basketball player!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Morning Conversations

Lily to Mommy: "Are you a she?"

Mommy to Lily: "Yes I am. Are you a she"?

Lily to Mommy: "Yes!"

Mommy to Lily: Is Daddy a she?"

Lily to Mommy: "No! Daddy a Hero Man!"

Daddy will be so proud!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Last Nights Dinner Conversation

Daddy to Lily (referring to her favorite TV shows): "Lily...what's your favorite? Curious George, Word World or Caillou?"

Lily to Daddy: "Amy Grant!"

That's my girl!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sorry no pictures, but you'll understand why...

It's a big big day in our house today! First of all, Lily was starting to show trace amounts of protein in her urine for the last couple of days, which obviously concerned me a bit...especially since she has had a cold for the last few days and relapses can be triggered by that. Thankfully today she is back to negative. Needless to say, I am very relieved. But the even bigger news...Lily went poo-poo in the potty today...hence the lack of pictures! I am so so very proud of her! She has been doing pretty well with going pee-pee in the potty, but every time she had to go #2, she would make the announcement of what she was doing and run to her corner to take care of business. At least she was telling us what she was up to...that's a big step. Anyway, each time she would make this announcement, we would ask if she wanted to go in her potty and she would very sternly answer, "No!". Well, today I am letting her run around "nekkie" to help with the potty training process. We were playing in the living room and all of a sudden she ran up and bolted. Then I hear her yelling from the bathroom, "Mommy! I'm going poopy in the potty!". I immediately ran into the bathroom to check it out, and sure enough, there it was in all its glory! She was a little concerned at first, but once I got excited and told her how proud I was of her, she started to get excited too. It's amazing how telling a child how proud you are of them can bring such joy to their faces. She was just so happy, and then she immediately reached for her M&M's. She's no dummy! So, another of many first milestones is accomplished today. There is still work to do in the training department, but today, I could not be more proud of my baby girl.