Thursday, January 21, 2010

fresh air

naptimes have been a bit of a struggle around our house these days. at her request, we say naptime prayers, and lily herself asks for help to stay in her "big bed." i guess she forgets what she's asked for.
i don't know what all you moms do out there with your kids when it's so cold out. give me some tips! i was hoping a little fresh air would help her, and already she's down for her nap. it only took her 20 minutes instead of the usual hour. thank goodness!
i love this with her tongue out. she has lots of little mannerisms like this that are just like her daddy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Betty Davis Eyes

We haven't been up to anything blog worthy lately, but thanks to Taryn I have this cute picture to share. (and thanks to Rachel for the tip on bigger pictures!)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Soles 4 Souls

So I sometimes, well usually, feel like when a major disaster strikes somewhere in the world, there's not much I can really do to help. I just got word about a charity called Soles 4 Souls that is gathering shoes for the people in Haiti. They're taking new or gently used shoes for the people there, and it's really important since there's so much rubble and glass, not to mention disease, etc. everywhere right now.
I've looked into it, and the shoes can be dropped off at the New Balance store in Salt Lake, as they are a participant for Soles 4 Souls. I know I have a few pair of Lily's shoes that are worn and scratched on the toes, but the soles are still sturdy, so I'm going to gather them up and take them down.
If any of you are interested in donating, my goal is to get them down to the store mid-week next week. All you need to do is rubber band the pair together.
Let me know if you're interested and I'll come pick them up from you either this weekend or early next week. It's really the least we can do. Thanks!
Check out the charity here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Big Bed

Over Christmas break we decided it was time to transition Lily to a big girl bed! I'm kind of a wierdo and want her completely used to sleeping in the bed way before the baby comes so she doesn't feel like her crib's being stolen or that there's too much change at once. So, here's where we've gotten so far.
I kept the "theme" the same, the pictures were on her wall before, the crib was just underneath them.
We got this cute book shelf that she loves to sit by (and sometimes takes naps here too!)
The Eiffel Tower was in her old set-up too.
The bed and hutch were mine growing up, so I's still on the hunt for a few more things to fill the space!
And we checked on her the other day during nap time, she was sleeping across her pillow, not touching the bed at all! Silly girl. She won't let us pull the sheet and duvet onto her either. Kind of particular, you think?!?
And I just thought these were funny and cute. Lily loves to take her socks off and on, off and on, and she let me snap some photos this morning while she was doing what she does best!