Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Weekend Away

Ryan and I went to Kansas City for a Royals game this weekend so Lilah spent Saturday and Sunday with Grandma Julie and Grandpa Loyed. She was so excited to play with her toys at grandmas that she wouldn’t even give mom and dad a hug and kiss goodbye and although it nearly broke my heart, I do appreciate that she feels comfortable being with left with other people. She kept busy with swimming in her giant crab pool and listening to music at the arts festival, playing with Uncle Ry and Frances and visiting Great Grandma Stratton. Here are some pictures to document her adventures:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Yesterday Lilah got to celebrate Daddy’s birthday for the very first time. She started the day off with a bang, waking up early in order to hang flashy Happy Birthday signs from the ceilings and walls of our dining room. She tried to patiently await Ryan’s exit from the bedroom to see her lovely handiwork but patience is not a virtue that our daughter possesses and she ended up crawling into the bedroom to get him before he could come out. She was very excited to give Daddy her gift, a set of Stars Wars pancake molds and a subscription to Draft magazine. After the morning excitement it was time to head to the babysitters house.

The evening brought about more celebrations with a trip to CafĂ© 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

Who Needs Sleep Anyway?

So about a week ago I thought it would be a fun idea to enter Lilah into a contest through Parents Magazine. I received an email yesterday saying that Lilah now has a chance to become a weekly favorite but we need your votes to do it (everyone who is entered has the same chance). She is currently number 972 for the week so pass on the following link to everyone you know and lets see if we can get her vote count up! If she were to win the contest she would be able to have a shot to be on the cover of American Baby magazine… pretty awesome!!!

Get your friends and family to vote too! Just forward this email to them or share the link.
(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: