Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is in the air

First I need to brag about Shea. Shea participated in his first Pinewood Derby with his cub scout troop and came in 3rd place! He had so much fun making the car with his dad and Papa Tom and then racing it.
Spring is defiantly making its way to New England and after a few very nice days Lily is finally able to get a little outside play time. Lily was able to meet a very special person today..her great, great aunt Dot! Aunt Dot is my moms aunt who has followed Lily's journey to our family by being a regular reader of the blog. I wish I had had my camera but unfortunately I didn't and therefor no pictures. Hopefully we can have another visit soon!3 kiddos are defiantly keeping me busy and I am not sure where the time goes but I feel like nothing gets done and that my house will never be organized again. Blogging is slowly fading away and I find it hard to do the updates. Hopefully once I get my camera fixed I will be more motivated to blog but I have to find some spare time to get that camera fixed but for now hear are some pics from the video camera.

Lily's new rain coat..aint it cute!!!

She just can't get enough of her Papa Jeff
So this is grass

Big Brother Bryce and Lily sporting their St. Patty's Day shirts.

Friday, March 6, 2009

And More Birthdays!

The parties just keep going and going! Last weekend we celebrated Patrick's, my mom's and my nieces birthday and tonight we celebrated my mother in laws. It is also my Nephews 15th Birthday today. I can't believe I have a 15 year old nephew!!

Lily's new trick this week is saying "momma", which is music to my ears. Sometimes she says it when she is looking for me, sometimes she says it and then runs into my arms but mostly is is said with a little whiny tone. Even with the whine I love hearing it!! I am anxious for her to use a few more words but she does have the sign for "more" and "all done" and I am sure the other words are not far behind. She is tolerating me going to the gym a few times a week and seems to enjoy the daycare a bit more each time. I am still only keeping her there for about 30 minutes but she is probably ready for longer, I just don't know if I am ready for more exercise! I can't believe how fast the time is going. I saw a baby at the gym this week who was 8 months old and I realized that was the age Lily was when we got her in China. The baby I saw looked so little and still such a baby and I know that Lily was like that but she seems so much older now. The infant stage lasted such a short time and now we have a very busy toddler on our hands!!

Lily and Tommy LOVE the ball game!

Finally, a sippy cup she will drink from!

Lily and her cousin Addison in their new shades.

Lily loves her Papa Jeff!

Happy Birthday Pat! He also just turned 29..again!