Saturday, July 31, 2010

PhotoShoot Sneak Peek!

Well.... Lily had a little photo shoot this morning.... Here is a sneak peek photo... this is the only photo that has been shared with me too! I am excited about seeing the rest.

I REALLY need to update the design on Lil's blog. It is currently 3rd on the list. I am in the process of working on two jobs. One website is for a non-profit organization. They work with foster teens. I am very excited about the project however, I have to learn how to "program" a CMS (content management system) that I have never used. I googled, and googled but there was limited resources on the web. Ack! Soooooo.... I went searching for a book. I found just the one I wanted and ALL of our local Barnes and Nobles were "Out OF Stock!" Must be some book! I had to order it from Amazon.com BUT... I did buy it used and well, these type of books are not "cheap!" :/ It arrived today. Yea! But, I have not really had the time to sit down and read it. It's only 637 pages long and they recommend that you begin at chapter one b/c all the info builds on each other. hmmmmmm....... wonderful.... I gave a September 1st promise date. So, at this time that is a HUGE priority in my life... just under being "mommy" of course. :)

One of Kens co-workers got married tonight. We were invited to the wedding and debated on if we should take Lily or not. The wedding started at 5:30pm and well, Lily is typically in bed EVERY NIGHT by about 7pm. We decided that we would ask Kens parents (Grammie and Dopa) to watch her. We have never left her with anyone. Ken and I work around each other to make sure that she is always with one of us. She is such a laid back (most of the time) child that we figured that she would probably be just fine. We had more anxiety over it then she would. She was awesome! She went right to bed, well Grammie did have to read her two books. Dada usually has to as well. They said that she was SO easy and they really enjoyed being able to spend that time with her. I guess Ken and I should try and get a Date night every now and again. We have been VERY slow in our progression of this b/c of how her life started. We are still overly cautious.

Well.... I will be back to share the rest of her photos when they are ready!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Golfin' Sunday.......

Ken has been "praying" that Lily loves golf as much if not more than he does. He bought her a little plastic set. She is a "fanatic" with them! As soon as she wakes, she runs straight to them.... all the while saying... ball, ball, ball, ball.... I have got to try and get it on video because it almost sounds like a "howl." Almost identical to how our one cat meows sometimes. That will be one of my goals for the week. It is funny...

I teach a Spin class at our local "The Y" (you know they made it offical and changed the name!) on Sunday afternoons. Ken usually takes Lily to the pool but since we have our own little pool in the yard he decided to take a trip to a Golf Course...... I am so excited to watch their relationship grow. I told Ken that she will love golf, because he loves golf and she WILL want to be with him as much as possible. Isn't that what little girls really want?

What to do when it feels like it's 125 degrees out... SERIOUSLY!

This summer has been extremely HOT! and dry.....Last year we were close to 20 inches above for total rain fall and this year we are nearing drought conditions... I do enjoy the SUNSHINE ... but a balance would be great. hehehe......

Ken and I have debated over the years about a pool.... This year we decided to do a little test run.... to see how we like it, if we are able to maintain it and we all know Lily LOVES..... "kick, kick, kick" LOL So, we decided to buy one of those "little" inflatable pools to see how it goes. If we like it, are able to maintain it, a nd if our finances permit.... eventually we may upgrade to something a little larger. For now, this is perfect... Lily can walk around in it and we spend a great deal of time in it. :)


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mexican

Using one little chip to dip and lick, dip and lick, dip and lick...............:)


*edit* hmmmmmm... a photo would be nice, huh? Duh.... I did this by email and forgot to attach the pic. LOL Here it is. :D

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

18 month check up

Lillian had her 18 month check up yesterday. Everything went well. :) She weighed in at 22lbs (20th%) She is 32 inches tall (55th%) and her head measured in at 48cm.(90th%) She was consistent with her rate of growth. :D Her doctor was pleased that her head circumference is with in "normal" limits. They asked the typical questions, how many words. I hate to say this but she is repeating so many words that it is difficult to say how many she has. If I had to guess, I'd say between 30 and 50! We talked about weaning..... yes, she still nurses before naps and bedtime... so 3 times a day. I had her weaned to once a day and that was before bed and well when she started to walk she needed that extra bit. I gave in because I thought it would be temporary. Ha.. I was wrong. I'm going to give it a little bit longer and see if she will just move on herself... we also talked about her "Binky." They like to see weaning from that as well.... at this time she only gets it in the crib. We have decided to hang onto that a while longer. I don't want to focus on both at the same time.

She loves to go swimming... every time we drive by the Y, she starts to say... "kick, kick, kick?" (That is what she says when she goes swimming... they taught her that in swim lessons this past winter) The other day a pool installation company commercial came on TV, and she stopped that she was doing and started to point ad say... "kick, kick, kick" I said, Yes! That is a pool! Soooooooo smart... then right after that a bedding company commercial came on and they pictured a bed. When she saw that she said... "nigh, nigh." So smart. :D

We have a garden and have started to get an over abundance of tomato's, zucchini, and cucumbers. I shredded some of the zucchini and froze it to make breads, cakes, and cookies. I have also frozen some of the tomato's. But what do you do with cucumbers???? Besides, pickling. (Which I still want to learn to do!) I began a search on the Internet.... dehydrated cucumbers??? I figured I'd give it a try. I have owned a dehydrator for about 5 plus years and I have not used it ONCE! (It was a gift... that I wanted but never got around to using) So, I sliced up zucchini, tomato's and cucumbers and let them dehydrate for about 8 hours. I was VERY impressed in the results! They have so much more flavor then when they are hydrated! I have found that they are good snacks! Especially since I have been trying to get back into a consistent exercise routine again. :) I currently have some strawberries dehydrating... YUM! Lily was curious in what I was doing so I gave her one... Ha... she was moving the chairs around trying to figure out how to get more herself! Silly girl!

Friday, July 2, 2010