Wednesday, January 28, 2009

11 Months

I realized today is the 28th.  Yes, it's now 6:15 p.m. and I'm finally getting around to paying attention as to what day it is.  BUT, this means that my baby is officially 11 months old.  And, being the dutiful blogger that I sometimes am, I thought I would grab a few shots of her fresh out of the tub and ready to relax for the evening.  I have to admit I'm having a little bit of a hard time coming to grips with the fact that in one month I will have a one year old.  Is there a specific time when you can't call your baby your baby anymore?  I think Lily will always be a baby to me.  So, when you see me in another four years, with x amount of kids in tow and I refer to "my baby" I warn you, don't automatically think I'm referring to the youngest.  If it's like this with each one, I'll be referring to which ever one I want.  I LOVE MY BABY!
A few new tricks:
Standing and balancing.  "Look Ma, no hands!"
Action guessed it, she's starting to take steps.  She's up to 8 or 9 at a time, and she'll go without being prodded or bribed!
She LOVES to sit on Daddy's lap at night and cuddle.  Well, not normal cuddling like most kids, but we take what we can get!  You can kind of tell, but her hair is getting long in the back (finally!) and it's going to be really curly!  Poor thing, stick straight in the front and wild in the back.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lily Would Like to Say Something

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What We Do

Finding new friends while playing in the bath tub,
Talking on the "phone,"
Making silly faces,
LOVING frosting (a girl after my own heart!),
And getting really mad once it's taken away!
(notice-4 teeth!)
As it is for most, January has been a low-key month, but we've been busy playing with friends and just getting projects done!  Hope you're all doing well.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

And a Happy New Year

The Sunday after Christmas we packed up our things and headed to Star Valley, Wyoming for a nice relaxing week.  Lily is a great chauffeur!
We played in the deep deep snow...
We snowmobiled up Grey's River Canyon (minus the babe), and about 30 miles up we came upon this quaint lodge, amazingly run on propane (that's right, NO electricity, but thankfully a flushing toilet!) serving lunch.  It was impressively tasty too!...
Lily listened to some of her great-grandma's books on tape...
And we took a quick drive up to Jackson Hole where mommy came across a great price on a pair of Ugg boots she surprisingly thought were cute.  We ate at Bubba's, which is grandma and grandpa's favorite joint up there, and had an all around good time.
And so that my husband doesn't think I'm neglecting the greatest moment of the trip...

We Wish You a Merry Christmas...

Christmas Eve we spent at my aunt's house eating a delicious ham dinner and played a rousing game of the dice and candy game.  Takes a lot of explaining, but it's really fun, vengeful, spiteful, and all about hoarding candy!  We also let Lily open one present to set her in the mood.
My family always took pictures lined up on the stairs waiting to see what Santa brought us.  Lily didn't know what was going on, but aren't her Christmas jammies so cute?
The stocking...Santa forgot to take some tags off,  oops!!
After we opened presents at our house, we headed to Buz's parents for breakfast and more presents.  Another family tradition of mine I've carried on...aebleskivers.  They're a Danish treat, kind of like a pancake.  My dad is Danish and went to Denmark on his mission, so we always had these growing up on holiday mornings.  Buz's grandmother is also Danish and his family has had them too, so it's a great tradition on both sides.
After breakfast we headed to my parents (note: still in jammies at about 1 in the afternoon!)  My parents have a dancing Santa that Lily lives for.  We walk in the door to the kitchen and she points at it, says, "dat!!" and starts dancing.  Oh dear.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!