Sunday, December 13, 2009


11 months, 3 weeks and 3 days old...

just in the nick of time for 1 year molars.

But 3 at once! What a surprise!

Sure explains a lot.

Please return to your happy little self now, Lilly.

P.S. Where did my chubby baby go? She dropped 2 pounds (which came in handy when we needed an extra carseat-- welcome back, infant carrier!). But I need chubby thighs and roly poly arms to gobble. I'd prefer if they weren't my own.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Bronchitis. Ear infection. Asthma.

And the formula-feeding guilt returns.

We have one sick little girly on our hands:(

Sunday, December 6, 2009


We could do this all day long:)

Saturday, December 5, 2009


I was all set to post our Christmas-tree shopping pictures (and some really cute ones of Lilly with her daddy tonight) but decided first things first... Thanksgiving!

We had a really nice holiday with my parents in Indiana. We decided against going to the Outer Banks with the rest of our family and stayed close to home instead. It was so nice not having to drive 11 hours each way!

Lilly had fun playing with Mom's little dog, Max. He is just the right size for her! Now she pats all the dogs. It's cute that she has watched us enough to know what to do.

She adores her Uncle Mike and will laugh at absolutely anything he does. We were sad when he left to go home the day before us because he was so into playing with her and she loved it! Any parent will tell you how priceless it is to have someone who loves your child as much as your child loves them. Such a good feeling.

Lilly tried turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and her favorite-- pumpkin pie! She was a pumpkin pie eating machine. She ate so much she threw it all up on her brand new shirt. Thank goodness for "Jumping Beans" from Kohls-- everything's 5 bucks! (Bringing the number of outfits worn that day to 4.)

Only grandmas have miniature wicker furniture sized just right for a 1 year old. Lilly would get in it and bob her head back and forth trying to get it to rock.

The legendary Uncle Mike-Mo

Nuts about pickles! (How 'bout that high chair? Totally meets all safety standards.)

Most of her meal ended up not in her tummy.

"Where'd ya go to reffing school? Are ya blind??!"

She cooks and cleans without a fuss! She must get that from her Mama."

What a day! All clean and snuggly in Grandma's arms.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Hey Albuterol! Nowhere on your label does it say "Side effects may include roaring, growling, kicking, throwing head back, jaw clenching or angry drooling."

You also didn't warn me that these side effects may kick in after several side-effect-free treatments.