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

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!

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!)