Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lily saying Ma Ma....very cute!

Jim took a quick video on his phone of Lily saying Ma Ma. She's been saying mama for a good while now, but lately she has been saying it alot more. Very sweet...it just makes me smile!!!


Friday, June 26, 2009

By Popular Demand.....Pictures of the House! :-)

Please keep in mind that we are not finished w/ the decorating process but we have gotten a good start I think.



We are enjoying the backyard alot!!

The entryway.

Looking down on the breakfast area.

The living room.
Lily's room!!

I'm not done w/ this side of the room...I'm still trying to decide what I want to do.

My office...haven't had time to do anything in here yet.

Jim's office

My exercise area (sorry the pic is so dark)....as you can see I have it gated off w/ boxes for the time being so Miss Lily can't play on the equipment.

Guest Room

Where all the yummy food is made!!



and this is our newest addition...our dining room table. It was delivered earlier this week!!! Very excited to finally have room for a dining room table.

Our Little Daredevil!!!!

Now one of Lily's favorite things to do is climb the stairs. I'm really not able to leave her alone for a minute or up she will go! We have gated off the top of the stairs but not the bottom yet, but we are going to have to sometime in the next few days. She's very good at climbing them but going down safely is going to take a alot longer to learn.

Here she is going up up up!!!! I stood behind her to make sure she didn't fall!

She carried her ball up each step! She would set it on the stair ahead of her and then climb and then move it to the next step...very cute to watch!!

Look at me....I'm not afraid of anything!!!

Almost at the top of the first landing!!!


Whew! Now I need a break before going down!!

Playing in the grass!!! Thankfully so far she doesn't seem to be allergic to the grass like I was.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!!

(I wanted to go ahead and post this today since we will be out of town on Sunday.)

First Father's Day Poem
So this is your first Father's Day,
Your first one as a dad;
Get ready for surprises now,
The wildest you've ever had.
Just when you think you've got it down,
There's a new and different stage;
This little person changes a lot
With each fascinating age.
Being a dad takes all you've got;
Your heart and mind you'll invest;
It's the hardest job you'll ever have,
And the one you'll love the best.
By Joanna Fuchs


My two Sweethearts!!! Lily (9 months) with her sweet, wonderful Daddy! Happy 1st Father's Day Jim!!!!! You are such an amazing father. You always pitch in and help out with taking care of Lily and I always appreciate that so much. Lily enjoys spending time with you so much as do I. You are the most wonderful husband to me and father to our daughter. Thank you for being the Amazing man that you are!!! We love you, Jen and Lily

Dad and I when I was 10 months old! Happy Father's Day Dad!!! Thank you for all the wonderful times we have spent together over the years....they have always meant so much to me. From our coffee mornings to our evening walks...I've always had the best time! Love you so very much, Jen

What is a Dad?
A Dad is a person who is loving and kind,
And often he knows what you have on your mind.
He's someone who listens, suggests, and defends -
A dad can be one of your very bestfriends!
He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong,
A dad can be patient and helpful and strong.
In all that you do, a Dad's love plays a part -
There's always a place for him deep in your heart.
And each year that passes, you're even more glad,
More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!
(by: Anonymous)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our Little Tennis Star!!! (and update)

Wearing her tennis outfit that we bought for her before she was born!!! I think she is ready to play...now all she needs is a racquet!

Lily's 9th month is really flying by....next week she will be 10 months old. This past month she has been practicing and getting very good at self feeding. She will pick up and eat sweet potato puffs, apple wheels, teething biscuits, cheese, etc..... We can definitely tell when she has had enough or rather play than eat, b/c she will make sure we are looking at her and then she will take her food and slowly throw it over the edge of her highchair all while making sure she keeps eye contact with us. She is something else! We have introduced several new foods over the past few weeks all of which she has loved....chicken, turkey, cheese, and yogurt. Also this month we have started replacing one bottle with a sippy cup. This is going fairly well. Some days better than others. She will drink it on her own....but she usually will not drink as much as when it is in a bottle. She is still pulling up to everything and has started cruising a little bit while holding on. Sometimes she will let go of whatever she was holding and stand on her own for 10-15 seconds. It has been a fun month with lots of new discoveries!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lily's First Time On The Beach!!!

Yesterday evening we drove over to Ponte Vedra Beach and we had the best time. The weather was wonderful...it was overcast and a little cooler. Perfect picture taking weather. We have found the perfect little beach area....we were the only ones there. It was wonderful! We wanted to do a little beach photo shoot with Lily for the summer. She had the best time. She loved the water, sand and seashells! We definitely plan on going back often!! We took pics with Lily and then we just had fun walking up and down the beach finding some cool seashells. Lily got to get her feet wet which she enjoyed. We all had a great time!!!!



I love this picture. Sooooo Cute!!!! You can tell she was loving it!!!


She thought all the water was neat!!!

Mommy was having fun too!



Getting her feet wet in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Talking On The Phone

This was so cute. This evening Lily and I were playing on the floor together with her toys and we started playing with her phone. I pretended like I was talking on it and then she picked it up and would hold it to her ear and say Hello! It was so adorable...she did it over and over again.


Hello, hello...is anybody there??

She'll be ready for an iphone in no time!

I had to post a pic of her cute little panda bottom!!! :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Happiest Baby In The World!!!

I love this little face she makes. She makes it when she just gets so excited she can barely contain herself. It is just the cutest little thing to see her do!!! I'm glad I caught a picture of it!!!

This is how sweet Miss Lily looks when we get her out of the crib! She is always so happy and excited to see us! For about a week now Lily has been pulling up to anything and everything.......the coffee table, her toys, chairs, in her crib, the stairs. She is standing all the time now!

Last weekend we all went to The Landing. They were having Sail Jacksonville. They had some big sailboats to look at and tour and other festivities going on!




Also last Sunday we visited the Church that April and Drew go to and Lily went to a church nursery for the first time. They said she did great!!! She never cried she just had fun playing!