Wednesday, May 25, 2011

these little girlies are so very lucky to have such an awesome auntie who plays with them ALL the time. it's so cute to see them play together!
and...just cuz i love these faces! lydia was feeding herself rice and ended up with this little treasure on her face. :)
and i just love how excited she is in this picty. she LOVES to stand!!! my days of getting things done during waking hours are over.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

so pRoud!

Lydia and I are SO proud of our man. What an accomplishment. After 2 and a half years of HARD work, IT'S OVER!!! Congrats David. What a great day we had celebrating him. We are so grateful for all the support along the way. It's been a fun adventure, but we're ready to get back to real life now.

We got home tonight and went for a walk to the park as a family. It was magical! Lydia sat and played with her dad and reveled in the moments. Then we sat and read books until bedtime. We are all just so relieved it's over and excited to be together. :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

sleep positions...

Lately, we have been working on napping in the crib. usually, Lydia
prefers to nap in her car seat inside her crib. I don't really kind
except that someday she'll get too big... so whenever we are home, we
try the crib. usually she SCREAMS forever only to pass out and sleep
for only 40 minutes. today, she was really quiet. but every time I
checked, she was crawling a lion pacing it's cage...
30 minutes later, I go in to find this. I think she fell asleep mid
crawl. I wonder how long it will last? but at least it was calm and
peaceful, right? haha

Thursday, May 19, 2011

tuckered out

we LOVE a good exhausting morning at the wild animal park!

Monday, May 16, 2011


doesn't she look like such a big girl in this picture! perhaps that's why i avoid jeans and shirts on my baby! it reminds me how big she's getting!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I'm SO glad I worked out the solution to the movie problem months ago!
she already found the 5 I had left sitting out! haha

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


sometimes I sit after my little monkey goes to sleep and quickly
review our day. I wonder if I read to her enough, sang to her enough,
talked to her enough...but I find myself always asking 'did I hold her
enough today?' it's so easy to just watch her play and not get too
involved, but the days when I know I did my best are the ones when I
laughed with her. when she sat on my lap while we discovered new
things she can do instead of me just observing...
I hope this little lady always knows that she is loved beyond
comprehension. isn't that the most important gift we can give them?
the knowledge that they are loved... how much greater a world could
this be if more kids knew how loved they really are?

Monday, May 9, 2011

big girl bath

lydi and I stayed at my parents' last week and lydi had her first big
girl baths with Hattie. they were SO cute in there and Lydia was in

just cuz

I just love her face in this picty!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

question: how to get a thesis done with a mobile 7 month old?

answer: give her all the rough drafts and let her go to town

Friday, May 6, 2011


I love sitting outside with a good book!