Friday, February 27, 2009

the end of an era...

so, it is happening... my sweet little girl is growing up. in the past week, my daughter has stopped calling herself "ninnie" all the time and has started to refer to herself as "will-wie." it's funny... i guess i've gotten quite attached to my little nin, but my heart aches to realize that she won't call herself this forever. i suppose i wouldn't want her to head to grade school still calling herself "ninnie," but it does mark a change in my baby. as we prepare for baby number two, it seems like an appropriate time, but i didn't feel quite ready for it! but, i am pretty sure the nickname will stick for a long long time as it has become such a part of our daily lives to hear it!

on a completely different tangent, i was thinking last night about how my siblings and i used to think we were getting a treat when my mom would give us a big block of frozen peas to eat. that is because my mom so lovingly referred to these green gems as "pea popsicles." well, ryan and i have ventured into this type of parenting as last night he convinced lily that ground flaxseed was actually "flax sprinkles." at first she was a bit skeptical, but when she saw him eating them with fervor, she was convinced. today, she has wanted the delicious treat on everything she's eaten. are we terrible parents?? :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

thankful beyond words.

a beautiful 22 week ultrasound today with nothing but good news. my heart is overflowing and so relieved.

Monday, February 16, 2009

feeling quite grown up...

she walked all the way to the park and back without even one complaint. however, she was so enthralled with her baby that she also neglected to play on the playground equipment for even one minute!

happy birthday, skippy!

this past weekend, my siblings and i planned a covert operation to surprise my dad on his birthday. mind you, this was not a numerically significant birthday, but why not have a good reason to get together and celebrate? we were all quite impressed with our sneakiness as we showed up to his office on his bday and lily walked right on in. i think he was completely taken aback and it was wonderful to be together.
(side note: poor sammy was unable to attend - and we missed you dearly!)
happy birthday, dad!!

and our amazing friends, andrew and lisa, welcomed their beautiful daughter, ellison, into the world on my dad's birthday, as well! congratulations, andrew and lisa. we are absolutely thrilled for you!

Monday, February 9, 2009

spring fever...

oh spring, how we adore thee...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

a little additional birthday love...

our dear friends, katy and david, came over last night to hang out and bring a little birthday love to lily. lily ADORES their kids and it was the perfect evening... kids dinner and rowdiness, cake, kids to bed... and then a wonderful evening spent with katy and david! :) lily loved every moment of it and it was the perfect way to ring in her 2nd year! sadly though, she had a really hard time understanding why ainsley and david weren't still at our house this morning since they went to bed here... it was somewhat heartbreaking for her this morning!
thanks, katy and david for a wonderful night!