Dear Winter:

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I think we should see other people. Actually, I’d like to never see you again. You have been so cold and overbearing this year, I think everybody would be happy to see you go! You have held us all captive indoors and spread more germs than I care to recall. Please take the hint and leave before you alienate even your most hardcore fans. Tell spring we are ready to see her again already!

Thank you.


From Lily Feb 6-18 2009

Ok, so, I realize that I am a dork – no need to point it out! I just didn’t want to start another post with “it’s been a while since my last update.. blah blah blah”. Plus, I truly am sick of winter and sick of everyone being sick! Lily has yet another cold and both Jason and I have had a stomach bug this week (2nd time in just over a month for me!) and I have had enough already!


From Lily Feb 6-18 2009

Other than being sick, things have been going pretty well! We had a playdate with Brian, Aimee, and Cameron the other weekend, and we all had a great time. Lily has gotten old enough now that she and Cameron can interact and play together a little better, and she had a great time bouncing in his big “bouncy toy”, and spent almost an hour collecting a car or two from him then bringing them to me or Jason or Brian, then taking them back and bringing them back to Cameron. It gave us adults a nice chance to sit and catch up a bit.


From Lily Feb 6-18 2009

Lily is growing and changing as always, and it’s just hard to believe how completely amazing she is to us, every single day. She is trying to say so many new words all the time – mostly different animal names or animal sounds. She has been drooling like crazy, and her 4th bottom tooth finally broke through the other day (she had only 3 teeth on the bottom for the longest time). She knows how to clap her hands and stomp her feet to “if you’re happy and you know it..”. She loves her bounce and spin pony, and always climbs on it, then points to the TV so we put on the program that goes with it. Speaking of her bounce and spin pony, that toy may get her in trouble because she thinks anything on all fours is meant for her to climb on top of and ride around. I’ve mentioned before that she does this to her poor cousins when they crawl by, but today we heard she also tried to do this to one of the younger (10-month-old) kids at Daycare! Claire and Abby are getting almost too fast for Lily to crawl on their backs, so this weekend she resorted to throwing herself on top of them and hanging onto their shirts and having them pull her around that way. She is resourceful, I’ll give her that much!


From Lily Feb 6-18 2009

Lily’s cutest new trick: somersaults (assisted, of course). She puts her head and feet on the ground with her butt up in the air and wants us to come and grab her feet and flip them over her head so she rolls and lands flat on her back. It’s cute, but she just wants you to help her do this over and over and over and over about 4839393489286 times!

Her not-so-cute new tricks: she climbs on the dishwasher door whenever we have it open, and has learned how to open the oven door now, too. We actually ended up putting a safety latch on the oven door so she can’t open it, because she’s gotten way too close to getting hurt! We also finally had to move the cat’s food and water downstairs because she just cannot resist (the water especially).


From Lily Feb 6-18 2009

So far the 2nd year is not going any slower than the first year! I really do like this age, though, and think she is so much fun to watch right now! I love to watch her learn and explore, and she constantly amazes me with the new things she can do. I don’t think I’m normally a “mushy” person, but I can’t help but get a little mushy when I talk about her. Our daycare woman always teases us that Lily never has to worry about being unloved, and she pretty much nailed that one. :)

The Amazing Adventures of..

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From Jan 18-Feb3

…Living with a One-Year-Old. Lily makes Jason and I laugh just about every day. I really love this age! I love watching her brain process new information, and watching how proud she is of herself when she figures something out. She also makes us sigh just about every day as well. She’s into EVERYTHING, she makes the biggest messes, she knows exactly what she wants and what she DOESN’T want and is very vocal about it, she knows the meaning of what we say (like “no”) but sometimes deliberately chooses not to listen. Oddly enough, even those parts all add to the fun!


From Jan 18-Feb3

Last Friday Lily and I had a playdate with my sister (Auntie Lisa) and her girls – Claire and Abby. It was great because Lisa and the girls hadn’t been over to our house since August/September and we were very excited to see them again and get a chance to just hang out. Unfortunately, life has a way of interfering and we were almost constantly interrupted with a serviceman coming to the door to replace some water meter battery (or something), calls from work, calls from work AGAIN, and normal baby routine stuff (changing, eating, etc). So, when Lisa had to leave around 3:45, we’d had about 15 minutes to actually sit and talk. We’ll have to plan something again very soon and hopefully we’ll have better luck this time!

The girls are all really interacting so well together, and they’re so much fun to watch! They all had sippy cups of water and kept stealing someone else’s sippy and drinking from it, so the sippy cups just kept getting passed all around to all 3 babies. Then Lily was drinking from one of the cups (not hers) and Abby kept trying to hit it out of her hands, which Lily thought was HILARIOUS. She laughed and laughed, and made Abby laugh too. Lily also kept trying to be helpful and give the twins their pacifiers by shoving them to the back of their throats, or up their noses, or in their ears. It’s the thought that counts, right?


From Jan 18-Feb3

Lily also gets a kick out of the fact that Claire and Abby still crawl, which puts them at perfect height for her to sit on them, or climb on their backs and ride them like a horse. Claire seems to be the target of this wonderful display of affection most often, and luckily she takes it pretty well.


From Jan 18-Feb3

On Saturday, Jason and I took Lily out to Edinborough Park (where we got married!), since the warm weather gave us spring fever and we wanted to see some GREEN trees, and living things – and let Lily play in the giant play area. Unfortunately, everyone else had that idea as well and the place was PACKED. We ended up just walking around for a little bit, then leaving.


From Jan 18-Feb3

We’re still working on plans for this weekend, but I’m thinking I might take Lily out to visit people at work on Friday, then we have a playdate with Braimee and Cameron on Saturday. Should be fun! I hope everyone has a great weekend!


From Jan 18-Feb3

I loooooooove my dolly – give her a big hug!

From Jan 18-Feb3

sooooooooooo biggggggggggggggg

From Jan 18-Feb3

I don’t know why, but she likes to put her boots on her hands and walk around giggling lately. I couldn’t miss the chance to document it for future embarrassment.

From Jan 18-Feb3

All this excitement just wears me right out.. good night!