Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My sweet babies

Timothy still loves posing for pictures with Lyla - he woke up from a nap the other day and said, "Mommy, get your camera.  I'll hold sistuh and you take our picture!"  These are the moments that get me through, well, the other moments. Heehee!








And... they're done!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dancing Queen

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Lyla loooooooooves to dance!  It's pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen. :)

Lyla's birthday luau

We had a little party to celebrate Lyla's birthday on Saturday.  I was kicking around different theme ideas (cupcakes, owls, hello kitty), but I happened across a box full of luau decorations (my old roommate, Kelly, and I used to throw luaus all the time), so I figured that'd be perfect!  We had quite a few people here, and boy, does this house lend itself to parties!  Everyone enjoyed the pool, and we had cake and hot dogs and fruit.  A fun time was had by all!












Our obligatory post birthday party self-portrait.

Lyla's birthday

Since Lyla's birthday was on a Wednesday, we just had a little family celebration that day.  We went to Bento Box for dinner (Timothy's choice), and then Lyla got her very first cupcake from Icing on the Cupcake. Yum!




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Happy birthday, babydoll!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lyla Mae is 1!!!!!

 Oh, wow - I just can't believe my tiny little girl is already 1!  It truly does feel like just yesterday that she was itty bitty.  This year has just flown by! Here are her 1-year stats:

Weight: 17lbs 10ozs
Length: 28"


She continues to be vocal and opinionated (obviously, she gets this from Billy!), and is getting closer to walking.  She can stand without holding onto something for a few seconds, but she doesn't appear to be interested in taking steps yet.  Her two front teeth have finally erupted, too, after many nights of restlessness and discomfort, poor kid.  She's been grinding the top and bottom teeth, though, which is just not a pleasant sound!!

Timothy is still her absolute favorite person, and she greatly enjoys getting into (and destroying) anything and everything he's playing with.  Seeing the two of them standing side by side at the play kitchen is one of the cutest things I've ever seen! 








(And I have a new-found respect for my friend Becky - trying to photograph a wiggly toddler is HARD!) 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lyla Mae, 11 months old

With all the excitement (read: chaos) of the move, I've been neglecting this poor blog! Better late than never, though, right? So, here's my sweet little girl at 11 months:
 


She's super mobile and verbal these days.  She can crawl pretty fast, and she's also learned to pull herself up to standing and cruise the furniture.  She is very vocal and has learned quite a few signs with which to communicate.  She's also curious as all get-out, and is driving her brother a bit batty, since she can now get into his stuff.  He's still very sweet with her, for the most part, though - he's such a good big brother!

I just can't believe 1 is right around the corner.  *sigh*

Sunday, May 15, 2011

First time in a swing!

I can't believe that Lyla was 10 months old before we put her in a swing! She wasn't quite sure what to make of it...



Easter fun

Coloring eggs
Happy to sit and watch as long as the snacks keep coming :)
"See?"
"Mommy dropped my egg!"
Only had red and green dye, so we ended up with some oddly-colored eggs. :)
My cuties in their Easter best.
A-hunting we will go!
Found another one!
Papa's girl!
Pretty girl playing at Grandpa and Grandma's.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lyla Mae, 10 months old

This month has been developmentally HUGE for Miss Lyla!  She learned to get up into a sitting position by herself, though she didn't do it like most kids - instead of plopping over from a crawling position, she started laying on her tummy and pushed up with her arms, doing the splits, until she was all the way up. She's now doing it the conventional way, but it was a sight to see for a while! :)

She also said her first words! About a week after she turned 9 months, she started saying "Buh-bye" at the appropriate times, and about a week after that she said "papa!" She also says something that sounds like "no more" or "all done" when she's done eating, and sometimes she'll say "up" when she wants to be picked up.  

And last, but not least, she started crawling the week before turning 10 months! It was mostly an army crawl at first, but it's full-on, hands-and-knees crawling now! Go, Lyla, go! Of course, the fact that she's super mobile now made for an interesting little photo shoot. Below are the best shots I was able to get before she tried to launch herself off the chair, head-first! 




Oh, and I forgot to mention - she now has enough hair for a little clippie! (Yes, I've been waiting for that for a while! hehe)