Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
So, as you know, we have been spending a lot of time indoors. Our newest activity is tic-tac-toe...I thought with as bright as Lily is - she would be great at this game. Nope. She just doesn't grasp the concept of getting 3 'O's in a row. I let her win occasionally, but usually it's a cat's game or mommy wins. She cried about it at first - big, alligator tears..."I don't wike to wooze. I wanna win, mommy! It's not fear(fair)!" I had a long discussion with her about how sometimes ya win, and sometimes ya lose, but it is just a game. No need for tears. She seemed to understand - but when I got up from the table for a minute, I came back to see that she had CHEATED! That's when I decided to get my little Cheater Peter Pumpkin Eater on tape!
Oh, and the picture is just something that I found to be funny. The white cardboard piece was sitting on the floor after Lily received one of her many bows in the mail - she looked down at it and (out of the blue) said "That wooks wike Utah!" So, I ran to her puzzle to grab the Utah piece, and sure enough! Amazing little memory she has.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
So, I told you there was more than one package at our door the other day! Lily was also blessed by Kim with some lovely and thoughtful gifts. Now, let me just start by saying that I love this woman. She is someone that I have mentioned in conversation to my husband and my daughter on more than one occasion. She is someone that I "chat" with most every day. She and I exchanged Christmas cards. I cried when her grandpa passed away. My heart aches that she has to wait so long for her sweet daughter, Isabella. I care about the big and the little things that are going on in her life - she is my friend. I am so happy to have "met" her here...and I do SO hope that someday we are able to meet face to face. I am blessed by her friendship, and I am touched to the core at the way she loves my Lily. She not only sent bows, stickers, and Pez (Lily's favorite)...she also sent the kindest note telling Lily how proud of her she is. It meant sooo much to Lily (and her momma)! Thank you, Kim...for everything! XO
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
*Lily also loves the tattoos you sent. She now has a flower on her hand and can't wait to put another one on tomorrow.*
And, if you can believe it: these were not the only presents that Lily got in the mail today. She is getting lots of love from bloggerland! (More to come...)
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Lily: "I wanna be an astronaut when I brow up, mommy. What do YOU want to be?"
Fabulous question, Lily. Mommy is still trying to figure that one out. I'll get back to you.
I was watching TV while Lily was in the kitchen coloring...two of the characters on the show were arguing - Lily looked up from her project and yelled: "Hey! Talk nicewee people!"
Lily asked me for a cookie...as I was retrieving said cookie from the fridge she asked me AGAIN for a cookie. I looked at her and said "Lily, I am in the process of GETTING your cookie!" And she said, "Oh!! Thank you for being such a good wistener!"
We are practicing her letters. She is very receptive to this - she tries very hard to pronounce her words correctly, but she still has a lot of trouble with several letters. She is currently working on her L's...She can say her name correctly (if she concentrates) and is now LiLy instead of YeeYee. I think she has mastered the tr sound. Treat is now Ta-reat instead of pweet. And truck is ta-ruck instead of pwuck. "But I still gotta pwactice the Ta-ricky wetters, I mean Letters!"
Random funny: Driving in the car she tells me from the backseat "Turn this song off mommy, it makes my eyes water!"
This morning she woke up to the sound of Jay scraping our cars in the driveway..."Momma, come pwick! Wook! Who's outside!?" I came upstairs to see only her bootie hanging out from behind her window shade. I looked out with her and saw Jay standing there waving. Lily asked me what he was doing. I told her he was scraping the snow off our cars..."But I don't want daddy to do that. I want the snow on EVERYTHING...it's so pretty."
And I'll end with this: While we were playing with her sticker book she put a sticker in its proper place without me telling her where it went - I asked her "How did you know the sticker went there?" She said "Cuz I'm smart."
Me:"Lily, did you know that your momma loves you?"
Lily:"Yes. Did you know that I really love you too?"
Me:"Yes, but I still don't know how I got so lucky."
Lily: "Cuz I love you?"
Me: "Yeah, how did I get so lucky?"
Lily: "Cuz God gave me you."
So, as my sappy eyes start to fill with tears I see her grab one of the three tic-tacs I had given her and pop it into her mouth...then she looks back at the remaining 2 tic-tacs and says "I'll eat you in a second."
She melts my heart and then cracks me up...over and over and over again.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
I took my camera with me to Lily's dance class Thursday night where we were able to see the girls practicing for their recital. Lily is so excited to perform on stage...she practices at home and then will come to me in the "audience" and ask for her flowers. (Everyone knows that a good performer is rewarded with flowers, right?) I love that her class is so small...Lily does too. She loves all the attention she gets from Miss Amanda. (There are actually 4 girls in her class - one of them was sick this evening.) Sorry this is taken from BEHIND the girls, but until June it is the only view we get! Lily is the one in the middle, if you can't tell.
Oh, and here is a bonus video...this was "take one" of their practice. I posted it cuz it shows some close-ups of Lily's cute, little face (in the mirror)...it is soooo obvious that she loves her dance class.
Happy Monday everyone!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
She is also very "crafty"...don't you love what she's done with the toilet paper roll? I thought it was pretty creative.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Ah, gotta love a life surrounded by royalty. I'm just a humble servant.