Monday, December 28, 2009

Catching Up!!!

Wow...we are about to start a new year! This one has gone by so very fast and has been very exciting. We have had a lot of changes this year....our little baby becoming a little girl. Walking and running all around bringing us so much joy and then of course moving to a new state. It has been a fantastic year! Lily has quite the vocabulary....saying well over 100 words and saying 3 and 4 word sentences. She still continues to amaze us w/ all that she knows. It seems that she remembers almost everything and she loves playing w/ all of her little buddies. She particularly talks about Zayne and "Na Na" (Nathan) all the time. We had a wonderful Christmas and it was so nice being close to family and we had a great time hosting Christmas brunch this year! Over the last few weeks Dora has become a new interest for Lily. We have a few episodes of Dora recorded and from time to time Lily would watch one and then when she and I would be out shopping she would spot a Dora book, or doll or something Dora and she would start shouting "Dora, Dora, Dora!" and from then own it has become her new favorite thing. She gets so very excited about anything Dora. It is just fascinating seeing her become her own little person and seeing what interests she has and watching the decisions she can just see the wheels turning in her head! I love it!!!

I've meant to post more over the month of the December, but we have stayed so busy. Lily loves going to her playgroups and outings at the park. We also went to a smores party a couple of weeks ago which was a lot of fun! The weeks just seem to fly by and here we are almost in January. I hope every one has fun safe New Year's Eve and Day!!!!

The pics are in reverse order.

Lily and Alexander at the park this morning!

Lily is having fun taking stuff on and off her new bookcase!
Sitting on Dora!

Loves her Elmo!

Family pic on Christmas morning!

Seeing her bookcase for the first time!

She is really liking her new chair...her stuffed animals like it too! :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lily Had a Blast With Santa!!!

Yesterday we took Lily to see Santa. I wasn't exactly sure how it would go since last year when she saw him she was only 4 months, but I've never really seen anything that has scared her so I was thinking visiting Santa this year would go good and I was right she loved it! I put her in Santa's lap and she didn't mind at all. They took pictures and when they were done Jim went to get her and she shook her head "no." She did not want to leave Santa's lap, so Santa said that she could stay there w/ him while Jim and I picked out what we wanted and paid. So her and Santa were giving each other high fives and she was clapping having the best time and before she left Santa gave her a candy cane. Visiting Santa was very enjoyable for all of us!!! Below is the pic and I am also going to include a pic of last year's as well.

Below is last year's Santa pic when Lily was only 4 months old!!!! Look how much she has grown! Santa has changed some too! ;-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Photos of Lily!

Below are some photos that Jim took of Lily by our Christmas Tree....she is sooooo hard to photograph these days...she is way too fast, but we managed to get a few pics. We are very excited about Christmas this year....finding out that we were pregnant was our Christmas present 2 Christmas's ago (December 17th to be exact), and this year it will be so much fun to watch Lily enjoy Christmas. This whole month we have been reading to her about the true meaning of Christmas so she knows all about Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. She also loves to read her Bible, she will often go get it and hand it to us and say "Bible" wanting us to read it to her. She continues to amaze us every single day. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!

She liked the snowflake ornament!

Pretty smile!

So very, very, happy!
awww...too bad it's not a real candy cane! :)

Notice the adorable Panda shoes!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Decorations!

Our Christmas Tree!!!

I decided to put this tree in our bedroom since we have alot of extra room in there and plus I like it to be festive in there too!

I am so proud of Lily she has done so good with not bothering the trees! Oh and on Tuesday she learned that she can now open the doors to all the bedrooms all by herself!

Lily's stocking!!! We are going to be able to stuff lots of fun things in there!!! Her stocking is way bigger than mine and Jim's!