Thursday, February 26, 2009

Uh oh

Lilly discovered today that learning to walk also means learning how to use a bandaid.
But it didn't bother her for long.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back at it

Forgive me has been eight days since my last blog. But, I've been pretty busy and alot has happened while I ignored my blogging obligations. First of all, I know it is hard to believe, but Lilly has almost gotten cuter. I know, I didn't think it was possible either! Over the last couple of weeks she has really changed and turned into her own little person. Complete with crazy faces, temper tantrums and a hand full of new sounds. Most of them are just squeaks, squeals and screams. But, there is the occasional "uh oh", she seems to know when to say it too. Drops her cup, "uh oh". Ball rolls away, "uh oh". Can't reach her snack, "uh oh". Take something away from her, "eeeeeeeeeee!!". And to my dad's delight (although "delight" is a bit of an understatement) she is also saying "papaw"...well she is actually saying "ap aw", but we all know who she means.
Now, please scroll down for further changes...
Yes, that's right! Lilly's walking. She started by taking a couple steps here and there last month. She practiced by making thousands of laps around the coffee table. She perfected her technique by pushing the green buggie. Now, she's totally mobile. She's pretty cautious, well actually she is comically cautious, but practice makes perfect.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hair Bows

What can you say about hair bows, except that they are extremely cute. And here's proof.
First time with a hair bow.
Sad that she'll have to take her hair bow out before bed.

Happy about another day with a hair bow.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Tooth and Other Disasters

Well, Lilly has a tooth. But, don't get too excited, its just the tip of a tooth. It broke the surface last Sunday and reeked havoc on poor Peanut's whole body. She has finally gotten over the fever, diarrhea, runny nose, anorexia, narcolepsy and general bad mood that has accompanied the new tooth. Now we're just patiently waiting on the second one, that seems to making its move for freedom as well.

Lilly is quite proud of her new tooth (although she is reluctant to let me see it) and as you can see by the following picture; dental hygiene has become really important to her. She enjoys "brushing" her tooth by chewing on her tooth brush, toys, furniture, people, books and basically anything that doesn't get out of the way. ...And a couple crazy faces just for fun!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Share and share alike

Lilly and Hank are really starting to show more interest in each other. Lilly loves Hank. She watches him almost all of the time and she will crawls up to say hi when she can get to him. And she will go to great lengths to get to him. She will crawl over, or under, your legs or body if you are trying to block for him and she will peek at him under the coffee table if he is on the other side. Its like she's thinking "maybe I can get through under there". Hank pays attention to Lilly too. Mostly because he likes to stay one step ahead of her. When she zeros in on him (and there is noone setting a pick) he gets up, grabs his toy and abandons ship.
However, there is a toy... one special toy that seems to inspire sharing and cooperative play. An orange rubber fish that is actually a bathtub toy. Hank likes it. Lilly likes it. They hand if back and forth until he finally takes it into another room. But, it always seems to find its way back into the living room and into the center of everyone's attention.