Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waving Hi

to my (Zoe's) grand-parents!
Hi Grandma and Pap! :D Happy Thanksgiving... wish we could be with everyone!

Friday, November 19, 2010


What an amazing Blessing Lillian has been in our lives! She has enriched our family beyond words. We have grown by leaps in bounds in all areas but especially OUR Faith! Today, marks the two year anniversary of "learning that she would be born with hydrocephalus.." The day that our lives would change forever! For a recap, click here. We are SO grateful to be on the other side of diagnosis and to be where we are. Lillian is an amazing little girl and we are BLESSED! Never for a moment do we take that for granted. I take pleasure in watching her grow... that includes the tantrums that happen to come more often these days. I welcome it all! It simply means that she is progressing normally.

Here are some recent developments that I have observed lately:

  • Lily is OBSESSED with the Moon! 
  • She played with her toys this am like she never has before. Like she was able to see them in a new light. 
  • She has really noticed the TV and will ask to watch "Olivia the Pig." 
  • She can sing "Twinkle, Twinkle little star." 
  • She is working on singing "A-B-C" song
  • She can count to three (3) with meaning but can keep going to 10 sometimes. 
  • She is beginning to grasp the concept of colors... mostly everything is yellow... but. sometimes she will say the correct colors. 
  • She is cuter today than yesterday if that is even possible! ;) 
  • I can't believe that she will be TWO in 33 days! 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Clears throat.......

Oops! We are all alive and well. I know it's been a month since my last update. :/ We have just been doing our "normal" day to day stuff. Or should I say I am adjusting well to having a VERY ACTIVE and Inquisitive Toddler! :D

Lillian just started her second set of swimming lessons. Originally we signed up for an evening class. It is something that dada and her enjoy doing together. I like to sit on the side lines, watch them and snap cell phone pics. I do it well. lol So, due to the lack of participation during that time we were asked if we'd be able to attend the Tue/Thurs 10am class. We can, however it's just her and I. So, yesterday we went to class and I think she is beginning to grasp the concept of fear.... she clung onto me for most of the class. Usually she looks at ease with Ken. I wondered if it was because she was with me and wasn't used to it. I talked to Ken and he said that he noticed that the last time they were in the pool too.

Lil has really started to interact more and more with her baby doll... she will pretend that she "the baby" is crying and she will pick her up and comfort her by patting her back or "shhhhh" "shhing" her. It's VERY cute!

I have been trying to sew as often as I can. I recently made Lillian a reversible fleece hoodie. I debated on making the hood larger, I should have. It.. "just" fits. :/ I also made her a pair of "jeggings" jean leggings. I am working on a second pair for her... I used an old pair of stretch jeans that I had around here. I was trying to be resourceful and not make a trip to the fabric store... however, Lily and I still have to make a trip there tomorrow. We need to buy the correct thread. I tried to make do with what I have and well, I got to practice with my seam ripper. :D

Here are a couple of cell pics...