Thursday, May 29, 2008

Random Updates

My sister-in-law called tonite and told me I needed to come back from my "coffee break"...so this one's for you, Kristen!
The cliff note's version of what's been happening with Lily Lin...






-Lily can write the entire alphabet on her own now. I'm very proud of her for this...she is going to have so much fun in school!




-We were faithful fans of American Idol this year, and Lily watched it as well. So, the other day while listening to the radio she asked "Who's singing this, Mommy?" I told her, and she replied, "She's a good singer, Mommy. She doesn't have to go home."




-Out of the blue she has decided that she wants to be a big sister (and NOW)...tells us just about every day that she wants a baby sister AND a baby brother. On Sunday, after church, we picked her up from her class and her teacher looked at Jay and I and said, "So, Lily tells us she's going to be a big sister!?" Yeah, that's what she's telling us too...oh, but on a serious note, she handed us our "present" from class that morning and it was a picture of David and Goliath. When we asked her about them she said "David is small, and Goliath is big, but God is BIGGER than Goliath." How great is that!?




-My mom was teaching Lily that we all have "other" names...Mommy is Nikki, Daddy is Jay, Papa is Tom, etc. So, this was her prayer later that evening: "Thank you God for the sun and the clouds and the rain to help the garden grow...hey, mom, what is God's OTHER name?








So, obviously life is still a rockin' over here...things are just happening AWAY from the computer, for the most part. Memorial Day we BBQ'd with our neighbors (who are friends that feel more like family). Lily was sent a new watering can in the mail from a sweet friend and she has been out in the yard watering EVERYTHING! We are just soaking up the warmer weather and getting ready for Lily's 4th birthday party, dance recitals, and a vacation to Tennessee. We are enjoying every moment and remembering that this life is fragile and tomorrow (on earth) is not a guarantee.
That's all for now.



37 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

WOW.. you have been busy...
Lily is sooo smart...And she is sooo beautiful...
LOVE the watering can...
Do tell where she got it.. that is adorable...
Have a Great Week..
Tell Ms. Lily ... that Ms.Kim LOVES HER TO PIECES....
Hugs my friend.. talk to you soon...

holly m. said...

I've been missing Lily and her Momma, here. Glad your back and thinks sound as if they're hoppin!!

Life is very fragile, please give Lil a hug and smooch from Miss Holly and Anna.

We just celebrated Anna's 4th Birthday and 3rd Forever Family Day.

Oh,yea! I have a few new pics loaded on my puter of Anna so I email you one, Nikki!

So glad you're back.:)

Janet said...

LOVE the David and GOliath story!

Steffie B. said...

I have missed you.....so many things going on here...my mind spinning on the whole adoption thing....life too...spending time with the kids.....so , so much to share.....we need to get together!

Have a wonderful weekend....

Sophie's Mom said...

What a smart girl! Sounds like you've been quite busy. Thanks for checking in with all of us fans! ;)

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Love the update and pics Nikki. I am so glad you guys had a fun Memorial Day cookout. Lily cracks me up with what she said about the singer and wanting a sister and brother and how awesome about her writing the entire alphabet! What a smart girl she is. Hope you guys are all doing well and enjoying the Summer.

Hugs,
Jonni

LaLa said...

What fun times with Miss L! I love that she tells everyone she is going to be a big sister...too funny!

So when is your TN trip ..you know I MUST see you : )

Tiffany said...

I've missed you girls while you were on your break.

Miss Lily is cute as ever and I love your updates!

Enjoy the sunshine and that sweet little Lily.

Beverly said...

She is such a smart child. Cute pics too.

kerri said...

I have been missing my Lily fix, welcome back. ;)
A sister and a brother, LOL.
I can't believe Lily can write her alphabet, good for her, we are proud, good work. :) Beauty and brains, Lily is the whole package. :)
Glad your back girl, missed ya ;)

Juliette said...

Maëlle has started to ask Jesus every night for a baby brother AND a baby sister.
Lily and her will be great big sisters!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, how I love how your little princess' mind works.... if only we were all as wise as Lily.... in so many ways I read her "Lil' Tidbits" and she just "GETS IT!"
Yes, little one, thank you for reminding me..... "GOD is BIGGER than Goliath!!!!"
Are you goint to visit Gwen????? I want to come and play too...
Love you friend,
God's Speed

Gee Gee said...

It's about time you got back on here....I was going through "Lily withdrawals".

Tracey & Mike said...

Beautiful pictures of Lily (as always!)

What a funny, smart girl! You have so many reasons to be proud!

redmaryjanes said...

His other name is Jehovah!

She is a total doll!

Yes, Minister... said...

So glad to see a post from you :D I am sorry that we missed you last weekend - but there is always next time :D

Love the watering can and I think I have a good idea who sent it to you ! Li Li got a sand bucket that is an awful lot like that this week :D

Have a good weekend!
Ladybug hugs,
;D

Lauren said...

Awww... how much fun!!

Anne Marie said...

Every story is so great! A watering can! Perfect! That used to be so much fun as a kid -- I don't know if boys like them as much, but I will have to keep that in mind. And the whole alphabet before age 4? -- you have one smart cookie on your hands -- as if we didn't know that before from Lily's incredible sense of humor and how she puts concepts together from one subject to another (God's other name!)!

Have a wonderful weekend, Nikki (and Jay and Lily)!

Lots of love, Anne Marie

Denise C said...

I love that!!! You have to listen to Mark Shultz song "I AM"....there are such a fabulous list of "Other names" for God in that song...I absolutely love it!!! (He is the contemporary Christian artist that we saw in concert at Grove Park Inn....he is one amazing man...with such a heart for GOD!
Now...on to Miss Lily....oh my goodness could she get any more cute???
Love her little play date with friends....and that little watering can is too cute!
Most of all...I adore her smile...and her wit...she is one smart cookie momma...hum...writing her ABC's....WOW! She's such a gift....so precious...and beautiful...just like her momma!
Email me on the plans...*wink*!! (TN)
Love you!!!

kris said...

God I just LOVE the way she says things- I so look forward to this with my own daughter. And kinda cool that God DOES have some other names :O)

Kristi said...

Amazing Lily can write her alphabet! Thanks for Anna's Bday wishes! We are holding her tighter than ever as you are so right.........life is fragile.

Linette said...

Sounds like you're keeping busy. But sounds fun too. :) I just love all the little things Lily says.
Especially about being a big sister!

Pauline said...

Hi, my name is Pauline and just came across your blog. What a beautiful little girl/family you have. I love the pictures and the stories. I love it when my kids tell me "funny things". They are truely a gift from God.
Looking forward to coming back soon. Please visit my blog too and leave a message. Have a great week.

Lily's Pad said...

Great photos of Lily as always. Looks like you are having some great fun. I am sure there is much fun ahead for the summer:)

Mary

ADELE said...

Oh what fun pictures. Lily is so photogenic. She takes the sweetest pics and I always love seeing what she is up to. Looks like she is having a fun summer. We start VBS tommorow so it will be a busy week for us. Have a great week!

Ashley said...

Sounds like fun!

Pauline said...
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Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Okay.. I think we need some new pictures of Ms. Lily.. I know you had to have done something fun this weekend..
HUGS..
Can't wait to see her pretty little face..
Have a Great Week..

Kimber said...

I too have been missing you and Lily!!! She looks adorable in the garden with her watering can;)

Glad to see you are having a good Spring.

Kim

Mr.Brian said...

I was actually laughing out loud reading this.Telling the Sunday School teacher she was going to be a big sister....that was great.
Love the what is Gods other name in the middle of prayer.
She is one bright and interesting child.
Never a dull moment I am sure.
I can almost always expect a smile when i read about her.
Thanks for letting me be a part of the laughs.
Mr. Brian

Panda-Mom said...

Hey friend!! ; ) How fun it will be to teach her all the fabulous names of God!

mommy24treasures said...

oh I didn't know you updated! I am glad you did.:) Love hearing what you guys have been up to!
Enjoy your week,
Love
Connie

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i am ready for her to be a big sister also ... any news to share ??? give me the dates to TN again ... i really could use a starbucks run w/ ya and just talk !!!!!!

Lady in Waiting said...

See - I told you that Lily was smart!!! What great words!!!

kerri said...

Stopping in to say "Hi" girlfriend.

~Amy~ said...

I MISS YOU!! I finally picked up your PIF gift... ;) I'm super excited about it! I'll be mailing it soon. I'm so glad to get an update...that Lily is something else! HUGS

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