Friday, July 11, 2008

Another week...

Another week gone...they fly by in the summer, don't they!? With my new schedule, I'm just trying to get the very most out of my days with Lily, since I am not with her most evenings. We're enjoying ourselves quite a bit!
Last Saturday Jay took her to the monthly Home Depot project day...they built a beautiful birdhouse and promptly came home to paint it. Now it hangs in our tree out front. She is becoming very handy, like her dad. The other day she was "helping" me with housework - she was vacuuming next to me with her little vacuum when its light went out and it stopped making it's vroom vroom noises. She, very dramatically, told me "Stop, momma! Stop! My vacuum is bwoken...I'll be wight back!" So she ran off to her room and appeared minutes later, toolbox in hand. She then removed her screwdriver, took off the battery cover and told me to get her new batteries, which I did. Then she (with very little help from me) screwed the cover back on, and we were back to our housework.


We spend most of our time outside, though. (duh) She loves hopscotch, and REALLY gets into it. I love that blurry pic, cuz you can see she really gives it her all!




We're across the street at Shannon's all the time.
The other day they swam, and then had a total messy blast with sidewalk paint. Which Lily has demanded that we purchase for our house now. Tarjay, here we come.








We, of course, spend tons of time with my sister and her kiddos. The older two were in Chicago all week, so it was just Lily and Payton.
They played hard together, and Lily decided it was time for a cappuccino break. Yeah, her new favorite treat is French Vanilla Cappuccino. Don't sweat it, it's decaf. and I only fill that tiny cup about halfway.
She thinks it's a little piece of heaven.













Got cappuccino?
Anyway, that's a bit of what we've been up to. Life is good. Lily hasn't made anymore comments about wanting a new mommy. Thanks for the words of encouragement on that one, but I do know that she doesn't mean it. She wikes her famiwee. She also still talks a lot about being a big sister. She is now open to a baby sister OR brother. (before she was animate about the fact that it MUST be a baby sister.) So, that's progress, since we have a 50/50 chance of a boy this time around. On that note, I turned in my paperwork this morning...check! And, speaking of checks, my parents wrote the one that paid the paperwork fee. It was such an incredible blessing to us. Thank you, dad and mom! XO
Enjoy your weekend!

32 comments:

amy said...

what wonderful memories are being made!

LaLa said...

Oh, what sweet summer moments : )

LaLa said...

Oh...and YAY for grandparents who are obviously so excited about a new grand daughter/son : )

Paula said...

Thats neat that shes into fixing things. My DH would love it if Hannah takes interest in little project like the birdhouse. That is so neat. Think how excited lilly will be if birds actually nest in it!

Michelle said...

Lily is just the cutest!

Congrats on getting your paperwork turned in and how sweet of your parents to help with the fees!!!

Have a great week-end, Nikki!!!

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

Just catching up and wanted to say hi! We are coming back up and hope that we can get together this time :D
Lily is just darling! I love her smile :D
Ladybug hugs,
;D

Steffie B. said...

I am so thrilled for you....this is going to be a fabulous journey.....

verna said...

ok, Nikki, we just have to get to together. you are having so much fun!!! Love your new look too. Who does your blogs ;)

kerri said...

Oh I wish we lived closer, you guys have soooooo much fun!!

Heather said...

Nikki - it all looks so fun - great memories and wonderful childhood fun.

God Bless your sweet parents - I have some like that myself and boy, do I feel like the Lord handed me the jackpot!

Bye, bye paper...hello baby lovebug!

Heather

Tiffany said...

Congrats on the paperwork.....
That is so sweet of your parents.
What a blessing!!!!

Here's hoping Miss Lily gets some little residents in that adorable bird house.

mommy24treasures said...

sounds like a great week. SO excited about baby bro or sis!!!:) What a wonderful gift your parents gave you!!!
The Korea program is such a wonderful program for those who qualify. Have you ever been to The Byrd's Nest on my sidebar? They have a little girl from Korea:) Emma Jane....

GWEN OATSVALL said...

so perhaps it is time to get Lil one of those super cool aprons from HOME DEPOT ...

Paperwork in and praying is on the way ...

love ya girl ...

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Nikki,

Love the new look of you blog. That little Lily-bug is just incredible. How amazing that she wanted to repair her vacuum cleaner (so cute). I love the idea of those Home Depot classes as wqell. What could be better than a birdhouse made with love by your baby?

Lily has the best mama ever and I think she just wanted to see what response she would get. My mom said I did this when I was a toddler too.

That's so wonderful about your parents helping with the adoption costs and congrats on getting your paperwork in.

Hugs,
Jonni

kerri said...

Your new look is gorgeous!!
Love it...
Will miss you guys.

missy said...

Congratulations on sending in your paperwork! I'll look forward to following your journey to your new daughter or son! Lily really reminds me of Paige when Paige was little. They have some of the same facial expressions. She is SUCH a doll!

Gee Gee said...

Reilly and I enjoyed the blog today. You've just got blessings comin' at ya in all directions....
I love that Lily is into housecleaning... How funny!

Jewels of My Heart said...

That is some bird house! You go girl!
I'm with you.... can you believe summer is almost over... it has just flown by!
Glad you girls are getting to enjoy eachother.
Love you
mmmmmmmmWa

Choosing Happiness said...

Love the jumping photo. So cute. As just so you know----as a family psychologist type professional here---it is TOTALLY normal for kids to say they want a new Mommy. That means you are a good one...cause you have rules and boundaries and deep down kids like that!

YOU are a great Mommy! And Lily is a cute as can possibly be.

Hugs,
K

Linette said...

Lily is just the sweetest thing! Her little smile makes my day. :)
I'm SO excited for your adoption journey. What an incredible blessing from your parents. God is good!!

Denise C said...

I love your new look! Very pretty! That sweet Lily gives everything her "All"!!! I just love your sweet girl!

So so so so happy that your paperwork is in....and what a sweet gift from your parents!

Have a fabulous week my precious friend!

The Byrd Family said...

Nikki, she is just precious. I am so excited for you about adopting from South Korea. You will have to go back to my blog and read from about Sept-Dec of 2006. That was from about the time I found Emma Jane on a waiting child list and God sent her home to us in 9 weeks! God is good! I can't wait to follow your journey! Big Hugs!

Panda-Mom said...

What a GREAT shot of her jumping!!! ; )

Got your Facebook message---LOVE the K thing!!!

Bella's momma said...

what wonderful memories!!! I adore the hop scotch photos!!

Mommy Spice said...

Yes, Spicy Girl insists she likes coffee now. Ha-Ha. She points out every Starbucks we drive by. I love the pictures!! Enjoy the outdoors. We stay inside alllll the time now because it is Africa hot here.

Sharon said...

I really love that jumping pic! Such sweet and supportive parents, I am so glad for you all!!
God Bless!

Beverly said...

She is my kind of girl!! Love the hopscotch pic too with the leg flung way out!!

Kim said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now and thought I'd post. I really like your new header - very cute. Lily is just adorable! Love that she wanted to fix her little vacuum.

Noticed we're from the same neck of the woods (small world).

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

LOVE the new look....
SOunds like you are having fun...
As always,..
Missed ya girly..
Glad to be home...
I will catch up with you soon...
HUGS...
LOVE the birdhouse...
Have a Great Week..

Amy said...

That hopscotch photo is DARLING, and Lily shines as always!!

The Byrd Family said...

Oh, my girls adore hopscotch! I usually have to draw more than one though so they won't fight over it!

How wonderful that she is enjoying doing projects!

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