Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nickelodeon presents Storytime Live

Yesterday Jim and I took Lily to see Storytime Live at the Times Union Center here in Jax. We are so glad we did, b/c she had a wonderful time and has been talking about it ever since. STORYTIME LIVE, is a musical adventure featuring four of the top-rated preschool shows: “Dora the Explorer,” “The Backyardigans,” “Ni Hao, Kai-lan,” and “Wonder Pets!” Hosted by Moose & Zee. The only show that Lily has watched out of the 4 is Dora, which of course she loves, but she enjoyed the entire show, but her favorites were Ni Hao, Kai-lan and Dora. It was cute seeing her face light up and watch her dance to the music. We got there early for the pre-party show where the kids could decorate cookies, color and have their face painted. It was a very fun way to spend the morning! Below are a few pics.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Last Day of Swimming Lessons!

Lily is all done w/ her week of swimming lessons. She had (5) 30 min private lessons. We are very happy with what she accomplished in that week. Lily was so brave each day, even though she didn't practically like them she did her best each day. It is just amazing what they can do at such a young age. At this age you are mainly teaching safety, in case she were to fall into a pool she knows how to turn around under water and swim back to the side and pull herself up. She did so good! Jim and I will continue to practice with her the rest of the summer and early fall. We will definitely be sending her back to Mrs. Angela next summer. Here are a couple of video clips from her last day.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 3 of Swimming Lessons

Lily has been taking lessons all this week and she is doing a great job!!! We are so proud of her! Today was her third lesson and below are some short video clips.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

How Cute Is This!!!!!!!!

This is about as cute as it gets! Lily was staying at her friend Bailey's house while Jim and I went out for our anniversary and they dressed up like princesses! They had so much fun together!

Fernandina Beach

This past Monday we went to Fernandina Beach to meet up with a good friend of mine from highschool. We had not seen each other in almost 10 years! (She lives in Arkansas with her husband and daughter) It was so great to have a chance to catch up and to meet her hubby and her adorable little girl, Sophia! Here are a few pics of our outing!

Lily loves the Beach!!!

Lily was giving Sophia a seashell.

She had so much fun playing in the sand.

Me, Janet and Sophia

Cool shot Jim took of Lily

Cool shot Jim took of me

Lily loved climbing on the boardwalk.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our 9 Year Wedding Anniversary!

Today I have been married to the most wonderful man for 9 years. It's hard to believe that we have almost been married a decade! Each year gets better than the last! We've been having a fun day together and plan to go to dinner at Ruth's Chris tonight! I'm looking forward to it.

I love you Jimmy!!!

Update: Here are some pics from our evening out!

Jim had 9 beautiful Lilac Roses waiting for me at our table to celebrate our 9 years!
Our Appetizer: Veal Osso Buco Ravioli

Our Entree and Sides

Jim's Steak

My Barbecued Shrimp Sautéed New Orleans style in reduced white wine, butter, garlic and spices served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes.

Jim's Cappuccino

and our delicious Creme Brulee dessert: best I've ever had!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Trip to Greenville

Last week we went to Greenville and stayed with our good friends Matt and Lisa. We had a lot of fun spending time with them and doing some of our favorite Greenville things. Lily had a great time and still talks about Matt and Lisa since being back home. We took Lily to the Children's Museum one of the mornings we were there and she had a blast. We of course had to go to Soby's and enjoyed some great food! Also got some Thai food from Sweet that place and some take out from Chophouse 47. Needless to say we ate very good!

The Children's Museum.....Lily did some shopping in the market. She loved running to all the letters telling us what they are.

Fun, Fun!!!

Decorating a cake w/ Lisa

She loved the shopping carts, she kept running to get more and lining them up!

Milking the cow!

and of course she loved the water....she cried when we left this area.

She had fun in the wind tunnel.

Enjoying lunch at Fatz Cafe w/ Gary, Hal, Lisa, and Kayla.

Enjoying dinner at Soby's!!! Yum!!!
View from the bridge at Falls Park.

Loving on Daddy after bathtime. :) Such a sweetheart!

Even Lily enjoyed Chophouse...she had fun playing w/ the bag our takeout came in!

Matt and Lily