Friday, October 16, 2009

Lily & Jaxx

Here's a set of pictures I find so cute. They're of Lily and her cousin Jaxx when they were both spending time with my parents last month. Watching these two waddle around the house together in their matching glow in the dark skeleton pajamas was a riot. One can only imagine what was going through Lily's mind when this picture was taken. Fear of her finger being bitten off? Concern that her hands were so greased up with butter that she wouldn't be able to hold onto her delicious toast once Jaxx clamped down? I can't tell how big a bite Jaxx was able to get but Lily quickly decides that she deserves some of his toast... And then they finally realize they don't have to fight because great grandma Dona is a pushover and will give them the whole loaf of bread drenched in as much butter as they want because they're cute and adorable and have matching glow in the dark skeleton outfits. She's a good grandma :)

Lily Dancing

Here's a quick video taken last month while Lily spent a few days in Pendleton with my mom. It shows her dancing but I think it beautifully captures her signature move which is a shrug. She shrugs her shoulders, tilts her head to the right, scrunches her nose up and smiles when you say something sweet to her. It's adorable and I hope she does it forever.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

John, Lily and I enjoyed a beautiful fall day at the pumpkin patch this past weekend.
We went to see the farm animals...
...looked for the perfect pumpkin...
...and looked...
...and we found the Great Pumpkin.
We brought her red wagon but she wanted out. While she normally loves wagon rides (who doesn't?) she preferred walking along the long lines of pumpkins.
We ended the adventure with a shared bag of mini donuts. Lily got a rush of independence when she was allowed to hold the bag herself and delighted in the simple pleasure of reaching in to pull warm donuts out one by one.

The Tickle Monster

Watch out for the tickle monster! Lily thinks it's hilarious to sneak up on John and I and give a little tickle. She tickles John's toes every time he lays down without his shoes and if I'm close to the ground at all she'll get the small of my back.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lily at the Beach

Lily is like a sponge lately and it's evident that she's learning new things everyday. Her personality is begining to shine and she's so much fun to be around. She's always been a content and happy baby full of giggles and smiles but now she's also showing an eagerness to please and make others laugh. Here are a few pictures from this past weekend at the Oregon coast. We took some bread to feed the birds since she's so facinated with them but it turned out she was more interested in eating the bread herself and playing with washed up seaweed.