Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We got to the mall around 5:15 or so but unbeknownst to us Santa was on a cookie break until 5:30pm. Since the line was already to the front door of the Gap we decided that we would grab a spot and just wait it out. (Turns out that is easier said then done when you have a one year old) 35 or so minutes later and lots of chasing Lilah as she ran to explore the mall surroundings; it was finally her turn to come face to face with the jolly bearded man in the red suit.
How did she take it? You be the judge!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
It has been a while since we have updated the blog, mainly because there has been no time whatsoever! Between planning Lilah’s first birthday, work, getting the wedding in order and a trip to Council Bluffs to visit Finley I feel like we haven’t had a chance to sit back and relax.
Lilah’s first birthday part was a success and I think she had a good time! We held the party at Pearson Park and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. She spent most of the afternoon just walking around and observing everything and everyone, swinging and devouring her first birthday cake. We will have pictures to post soon but I have honestly never seen anything like it! She LOVED the frosting on the cake and managed to get it everywhere… considering that it was red and black frosting it was a disaster when it came time to try and clean her off. She had so much fun that she actually took an afternoon nap- sleeping for two hours (unheard of on a weekend). Her actual birthday was Sunday so we met Grandma Julie, Grandpa Loyed, Uncle Ry and Frances at the Drake Diner for breakfast and then went and played with Grandma Cece and Pop.
On Tuesday we went to Council Bluffs to see her brand new cousin Finley. She did a good job with the baby and didn’t get upset when Ryan and I held her. Congrats to Tiffany, Chris and Levi!!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
One of the cutest things about watching Lilah is that she gets sooo excited about being able to walk that she forgets to actually take steps and ends up marching in place. Here is a video that Ryan took last night documenting her mobility. The only downside to walking???? She no longer wants to dance. (She used to dance anytime she heard music).
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
For those of you who had any doubts... Lilah's orneriness shines through.
Lilah trying to climb on her car. Lately she tries to climb on everything.
Falling doesn't seem to bother her.
Taking a quick break for some apple juice.
Funny... she NEVER takes naps for mom and dad.
Lookin unusually calm in her jeep...
Hehehhehehe... thats our girl :)
This is one of my favorites. Apparently she went through three outfits yesterday due to diaper mishaps.
Lilah and her Cheerios...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Lilah will be turning one next month (I can’t believe it!!!) so the process of planning her first birthday party is in the works. Since we often call Lilah ladybug we decided it would be the perfect theme to kick off her jump into toddlerhood. We will be sending out invitations soon!!!!
Daddy and Lilah before the fireworks started!
Holding up her hand for a high five! Notice the puff stuck to her chin :)
I really don't think she could be any cuter!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
The evening brought about more celebrations with a trip to Café di Scala. Lilah had her first bites of the famous homemade cavatelli and red sauce, bites in which she enjoyed almost a little to much for a nine month old. She also got to try a bit of our dessert… something tells me our ladybug is going to be a foodie at a very young age!!! We were both so proud of how well behaved she was, despite being up almost an hour and half past her normal bedtime. Once again I forgot to take pictures (I really need to work on that)but a great time was had by all. Happy Birthday Ryan!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Get your friends and family to vote too! Just forward this email to them or share the link. http://photos.parents.com/category/vote/photo/305293
(For some reason, the link I posted yesterday takes you to someone else’s kid… let me know if this one does as well)
Anyway… this past weekend marked the first in a series of weekends in which our family is incredibly busy. With Lilah’s first wedding (Congrats Katie and Todd), her first trip to the bowling alley, a trip to a bbq festival in Valley Junction and her first sleepover, Lilah was in a constant state of new experiences. She was, as always, perfectly behaved although in her usual manner refused to take naps all weekend. She managed to catch a few minutes of shut eye in the moments spent driving to and from all the festivities but refused to allow herself to sleep too much. In typical Lilah fashion every minute spent sleeping was a chance of missing out on the excitement around her.
I didn't really take any pictures of her this weekend but my aunt Jenny took this picture a few weeks ago at her housewarming bbq. It is one of my all time favorite Lilah pics:
I also thought I would share the result of what happens when mommy is in the kitchen, daddy is outside grilling and Lilah sees an object on the table within her reach:
Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Aw yes, it has happened. Lilah has discovered how to yell and practices any chance she gets, no matter the occasion. Whether it be when we dress her in the mornings or go for a ride in the car, chances are her little voice will be yelling away. I am often left in awe of how such a tiny little person can be so full of noise, personality and spark and am curious to know if this is just a mere glimpse into the future personality of our darling daughter. While it does tend to, at times, get rather noisy in our home, I must admit I love hearing her voice and can’t wait until the day when real words will come out. (So far she does say mama and dada!!)
One thing that really makes her yell…. Grass. Whether it’s the strange texture on her feet when she is used to playing on carpet or if the grass is poky, I guess I won’t ever know. I have been told that this is a common thing with babies…. I am guessing she will soon outgrow it. In the meantime here is a picture to commemorate her experience:
Here is a pic of Lilah doing one of her favorite things: capturing Finn. (Who really could care less for the interaction).
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Digging through records. Only eight months old and has already begun to develop a taste for vinyl.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
It's not everyday you get to have
your picture taken in an egg.
Taking a break on the bench.
Lilah and Daddy
This has nothing to do with the zoo.. it just makes me smile.