Monday, May 31, 2010

Parents Photo Faves

Parents Photo Faves
Tell everyone you know to vote for lilah. I will blog more about it tomorrow as I am typing on the keyboard on my phone.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rebel Yell

Once upon a time in small Midwestern city there lived a man, a woman and a baby. The baby was of the most beautiful variety and quickly captured the hearts of everyone around her. It was a seemingly peaceful existence, and folks would often comment on the good nature of the happy child. But then one day the baby turned 8 1/2 months old and realized she had a voice. And what was once a peaceful home became ripe with the yells, cries and general musings of a little girl we shall call Lilah.

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

Steady as she goes...

Each day some sort of activity takes place to remind us that Lilah is quickly becoming less of a baby and more of a little girl. The latest example?? She can now pull herself up to a standing position using whatever furniture happens to be around although she usually prefers the bookcase. (We must bolt that to the wall, I have a deep seeded fear that it will topple over). She has discovered that once she is standing even the tiniest of steps will allow her to reach the first shelf and she has taken to standing on the bottom shelf while trying to pull books off of the next one up. She has also realized that the baby gate is a useful ally in fulfilling her quest to stand and she will often pull herself up to watch whatever activity happens to surface in the kitchen (usually Finn eating or us cooking). As of yet there haven’t been any occasions in which she has stood without needing to hold onto something but I have a feeling the day will be here soon!

She likes to show off her vocal skills.

Digging through records. Only eight months old and has already begun to develop a taste for vinyl.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Zoo

Last Sunday we decided to take advantage of a seemingly gorgeous day and took Lilah on her first trip to the zoo. The day started off with a nice breakfast at Jethros (yes I did find a vegetarian item on the menu), some coffee and then off to the zoo we went. While Lilah is still a bit small to actually enjoy all the animals she was fascinated by the giraffes... the baby goats caught her eye as well. We didn't stay long, it turns out we were fooled by the bright blue skies and as we were nearing the end of our outing the thunder started rumbling. We made it to the car just in time to dodge the rain drops.

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.