Sunday, November 30, 2008


It was Lilly's first Thanksgiving. We ate dinner at my Uncle Chris's in Crawfordsville, packed up some leftovers and headed out to the cabin for our traditional thanksgiving bonfire and four wheeler riding. We dressed Lilly in some camo so she would fit in, but had no idea how cute she would be in it...or that she would so closely resemble an ewok from Star Wars. Here she is sitting on the Daddy Guy's lap, enjoying some apple juice.
This is me, my aunt Tracy, Lilly and my mom. On Thanksgiving day my aunt and mom had on similar black sweaters and it was obvious that Lilly was confused about who was who.

A close up of the little ewok with her aunt Tracy.

Here we are in the cabin. We had to get a picture of Lilly in the cabin to prove that she had seen it, hopefully there will be a new cabin next time she visits. Hint hint Dad and Chris.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lilly got arrested

I'm not sure what she did, but evidently Lilly was arrested today.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hank and Lilly share their toys

Hank and Lilly get along better than a lot of siblings, tonight they were even sharing their toys...well...sharing Hank's toys anyway. He never bothers her toys, he seems to understand that they aren't for him. But, Lilly doesn't quite play fair. She crawled right up to Hank and took his toy from him. He licked her on the hand and then sat watching her, waiting patiently for her to loose interest so he could take it back.

We couldn't be more proud of Hank. He may look ferocious, but he is gentle and sweet and seems to know that he has to be very careful with Lilly. He will also bring his toys to her, the same way he does with Bryan and I, he'll hold it out to her and when she reaches for it he will pull it away. He wants her to chase him and try to get it from won't be long and he'll have his wish!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Messy dinner

Lilly is just begining to put eatable items into her own mouth, as opposed to the many non-food items that find their way there every day. So tonight at dinner while we fed her some green beans and rice cereal we also put some melt away sweet potato puffs on her high chair. As you can clearly see not only did a few of the puffs make it to her mouth, but the green beans and cereal some how traveled from her mouth to her chin, forehead, nose, eyebrows, ears, hair and even a little on her elbow.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fixin' the swing

Lilly is planning to ask Santa for a creeper for Christmas...she hates laying on the ground to work on her swing.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

That's just how she rolls.

She's a pro now. Sitting up is no sweat for Lilly now...she can even do other adorable things while sitting up without falling over.

Peanut is trying to crawl. Bryan can't wait...I'm content with just sitting up. At least if she is sitting up she is sitting still. When she is crawling all hell will break loose and I won't have a moment's rest.

The elusive game of peek-a-boo, rarely caught on tape.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Lilly and I started Gymboree today. Gymboree is just a fun little play and music class for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. There are toys and games that are developmentally appropriate for each age group, songs, and just some really cool sensory objects, like bubbles and a parachuet. Lilly is in the six to ten month class, most of the kids are learning to crawl or crawling. She really seemed to like it, especially "baby soccer". A small beach ball is rolled into the center of the ring and all the Mamas hold their babies under their arms and use the baby's feet to "kick" the beach ball around the circle. Lilly watched the ball intently and waited for it to be her turn to "kick" it. When it was she smiled really big and laughed out loud. So five stars for Gymboree today, but no stars for my lack of pictures...sorry.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Playing on the floor

Kind of a boring night, just sitting (that's right sitting) on the living room floor and playing. But, its far from boring for Miss Lilly. She is sitting up really well now and getting more involved with the world around her. She is more interested in her toys now more than ever and can even play by herself for a little while without being entertained. She also interacts with us a little more each day. Hopefully soon I'll be able to capture on film and post some pictures of Lilly and the Daddy Guy's nightly game of "peek-a-boo". Its hilarious and really cute, but more on that later.

Walking in the woods

We went to my parents house on Sunday to take advantage of the nice weather and let Hank stretch his legs. Lilly really seemed to enjoy walking in the woods too. She just looks around, taking it all in. And of course, she loves to ride on the Daddy Guy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Children's Museum

A little out of order, but that's o.k... This picture is from Friday. Lilly, Avery, Tania(Avery's mom) and I spent the morning at the Children's Museum. The girls seemed to have a good time. There was a specific area geared especially for little ones under age two and we spent the entire time in there. This picture that Tania took was just too cute to not post for everyone to see! Lilly is riding a foam cow.

Avery's 1st Birthday

Lilly was invited to her friend Avery's 1st birthday party at Carter's Toy Museum on Saturday. She had a great time, riding rides and tasting her first cake frosting. Although, she seemed to enjoy the rides better before we put the quarter in.