Monday, September 20, 2010

Simi Valley Days

We took Lily to Simi Valley Days this weekend. We just went to check it out for a little while on Saturday and as it turns out, Lily loved it. This little girl is quite adventurous! The first thing she wanted to go on was the ferris wheel. She had no qualms about being up so high...she just enjoyed the ride...and the view. I of course was a nervous wreck and held on for dear life. Oh to be so young and be able to just enjoy and not have everything that could go wrong continually flashing through my mind. Anyway, she had so much fun we ended up taking her back on Sunday evening for more. She went on the ferris wheel again...this time with daddy.;o)

The inflatable section was so much fun! She got to go down this big slide. She LOVES slides!



Then she got to go through a really cool obstacle course...

Wheeeeeee!! She LOVES slides.;o)

She got to go on her first roller coaster ride.

Then she went on the ferris wheel with daddy. And it's a good thing too. I would have had a heart attack being stopped at the top like that. I just about had a stroke watching from below. Especially when I saw...

...this. Yikes!!!

I got to go in the spinning apple with Lily. That was fun! The little boy with us is Ryan. He went on the ferris wheel with Robert and Lily. They don't allow single riders and his mom didn't want to go...can't say I blame her.;o) He ended up going to this ride next also, where again they don't allow single riders. As we were spinning I asked him if he'd ever been to Disneyland (I had visions of spinning teacups running through my head.) He said, "Never in my life." He was so cute! Lily immediately told him, "I am going for my 5 birthday and you can come with us if you want!" Such a sweetie. He told her, "But I am 7 1/2...almost 8!"

Ryan went with Lily down the giant fun slide too.

I think they both loved it!

I think Lily is going to have an AMAZING time at Disneyland for her 5 birthday.:o)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Fun

We've been enjoying our summer! Robert has been off from work and Lily and I have enjoyed having him home. We've been doing a lot if fun summer activities like:

It's not BBQ if you don't look like this afterwards!

She LOVES corn on the cob.

Lily and Larry

We went along with Lily's best friend Rachel and her family to see Sesame Street Live. Boy was Lily excited! She had no idea where we were going. When we walked into the Nokia theater she said, "Are we going to see a show?" I wish I could have captured the expression on her face when Big Bird came onto the stage. She started jumping, laughing and clapping. What a wonderful memory!

Lily and Rachel with their Elmo balloons. They had so much fun playing together with them after the show.

We went to have breakfast with Aunt Paula and Robert took this picture of Lily afterwards. She looks like such a big girl. My baby is growing up...

Father's Day! Lily and I bought Daddy a new grill for his special day. He was very surprised and excited. We needed it...our old one was just trashed! Lily was so excited for him to see it...probably even more than he was to get it!

Sweet moment. She is truly becomming her daddy's girl.
Lily is growing up so fast. We are already preparing for her 4th seems like just yesterday we were celebrating her 1st. She is so independent and LOVES learning! I think homeschooling is going to be a perfect fit for us. She loves working on her pre-K worksheets and practicing writing her letters. She is trying so hard to read. When I'm reading to her she will stop me if there is a word she doesn't understand and ask me what that means. She just continues to amaze us every day. She is such a sweet, caring and giving spirit.
And just to keep you up to date on her Nephrotic Syndrome, she has been prednisone free for 3 months. Both of her relapses happened right at this time so we are praying now that her urine will continue to be free from protein and there will be no relapse. So far all is well. We are so, so blessed.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Our Little Soccer Player

Lily had her first soccer practice this last Saturday. She did pretty well at first...a little shy but she handled herself pretty well. At least until the soccer coach wanted the kids to each practice being goalie by stopping the ball with their hands and then dropping and rolling on the ground. Lily did not take too kindly to that...get herself dirty? Are you kidding me? After a few...ok, several...tears were shed, she ended up having a lot of fun. I suppose a night of not enough sleep didn't help either.:o} She still wants to go back next week, so that's the good news!

Lily's team.

Practicing her kick...

Look at that face! This was taken just after one of her crying fits.:o)

Robert asked her to wave...however he negleted to tell her to look at him as well! She can be such a stinker sometimes.;o)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Random Cuteness

Practicing her numbers...

...and her letters.

This is the picture of a true California shades and a Starbucks drink in her hand! (No, it's not coffee! This one loves chocolate milk.)

She took a look at herself in the mirror after we picked out this outfit and said, "I look stylish". I have to agree.:o) (And Shayna looks pretty cute too!)

Love that smile...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Easter 2010

Lily dressed in her Easter best looking for those candy-filled eggs!

Counting her loot after the hunt...
I had to take a picture of our delicious raspberry lemon cake from Susina Bakery. Yum!

Matthew 28: 1-7
Jesus Is Risen!
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. "Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you."