Sunday, May 31, 2009
Zac, meanwhile, is teething. This picture has nothing to do with that though, it's just a cute sleeping picture. This evening has been his grumpiest ever... which really means he's cried, like, twice. We are so lucky to have such happy babies, and it just makes me sad when they are not feeling well. He is currently chewing on a cold washcloth and digesting his first ever dose of tylenol.
Friday, May 29, 2009
This morning she woke up earlier than Zac, so she went with me to drop him off at daycare. Then we went to the store because she wanted bananas. I made her blueberry pancakes for breakfast, all trying to stall since swim lessons weren't until 9:30.
Finally it was time to go! And boy did we have a good time!
Here is a fun pic of me and my little man.
Lilly and Zac were totally playing and interacting this evening! This picture isn't great, but it reminds me of a time a couple of days ago, when Lilly was grumpy and just sitting watching cartoons, kind of quietly pouting. Zac had dropped his links (he was in his bumbo chair at the time), and was quietly looking at them longingly. PS how lucky am I that neither child was happy, yet I am able to use the adverb "quietly" for both of them?? Anyhow, grumpy Lilly looked at him and sighed, then stood up, got his links, shook them in front of him like she's seen me do until he grabbed them, then sat back down with his cartoons. I was so happy and proud of her for going out of her way to help him during a time when she was grumpy. She is two years old after all! I was so proud that I hugged her and thanked her, then took them both to the park (which, coincidently, helped with the grumpiness as well. But she earned it).
Tonight, Lilly was tickling Zac and he was looking at her and smiling and laughing! He was also reaching out, and I told Lilly that he was tickling her, and she was laughing. I looked at Jeremy and said "our kids are playing with each other." I am so hopeful that they are close as they grow up, and it seems like they already enjoy each other. He is constantly looking at her and smiling, and she loves to talk to him and play with him as much as he can. The sibling relationship can be so special and wonderful. It is no secret that Kendra and I are close, and it is so extraordinary to watch a sibling relationship develop from the very beginning.
Jeremy finally got to meet his niece today, when Kendra and Stevie dropped by between doctor appointments. Shyla is doing great and gaining good weight!
Lilly is also practicing putting her own shoes on. Today she got both shoes on easily, and just needed help with the clasp! This morning, she even put one of her own socks on, and it just needed a little adjustment. Usually, she'll ask me to do it out of ease, but just recently she's showed interest in doing it herself. This evening she was also putting her shorts on and off in the bathroom, practicing what she needs to do to go potty. What a big girl!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
After Lilly woke up, I made us breakfast of eggs and peanut butter toast. Here she is already being goofy!
After some playtime at home, it was time to get ready for swim lessons. Here is Lilly sporting her new swim suit.
Lilly and Soren rode the helicopter!
She also loves the Barney ride!
Lilly & Conner rode the firetruck about 100 times!
My social little girl had such a good time, and was SO good! We spent the ride home talking about our great day! We got home about an hour late for nap, which was fine. She told daddy all about her swim school and Chuck E Cheese, then went right down for a nap. Mommy went down for a nap then too!
After nap, Jeremy picked up Zac from school, and started making us dinner. I took the kids for a walk, and Lilly held Zac's hand. So cute!
Jeremy made a delicious dinner of bacon cheeseburgers with salad, and grilled peaches with ice cream for dessert. Yum!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
And don't even get me started on how much can change in a couple of years! Lilly actually watched a movie for the first time today! Well, she watched in about 15 minute increments, then would play for a while. She watches cartoons and other TV shows these days, but I've only once before actually put on a whole movie for her, and she wasn't terribly interested. Today we watched "Toy Story," and she was much more interested. Not something I would do every day, but it was kind of neat to see her get into it, plus it gave me some time to pick up and get a few things done around the house (in 15 minute increments, of course).
Friday, May 22, 2009
I ran a few favorites by Kendra and got permission to post them. I love love love this one of their happy, perfect family.
I also love love love this one! This is still in the OR, when Kendra and Shyla first "met." I'm going to quote Erin Burke, who said that one day Shyla will have this beautiful photo as a "momento of those first moments in this world with the person that created her... that is awesome."
And me kissin' on my little man!
Lilly is pretty popular these days.
And Zac is learning and growing so much so fast. His interest in toys has totally picked up. This picture was funny because he was playing, then saw me and definitely "posed" for the camera. Does that mean I take too many pictures??
Other cute mini-stories from the week:
Thursday, May 21, 2009
My mom got there as I was leaving, and got to hold Shyla too!
Pat and Steve are proud grandparents!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Meanwhile, it just happens to be the 20th... what a great date to be born on in this family! Zac is 5 months old today, and Lilly is 2 years & 3 months.