Friday, November 26, 2010

Earlier this month

A few weeks ago a followed Lily around for a fun little photo shoot behind our house.  They say your own kids tend to be the hardest to photograph, and I would tend to agree with that.  When I do sessions with other children, I'm someone new and interesting, but with my own kid, I'm just "mom". She thinks "She's predictable. I can look at her any old day". I took tons of pictures and handed the camera off for Corey to take a few of me, too. I'm trying to do that more.



and one more of the little rockstar. I don't think she is getting a big head, or anything.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Unforgettable post

If you have not checked out my friend Jennifer's blog, please do. Her post today about how her little girl came to be is truly incredible.


I missed the "A B C D" part, but the rest is there. She loves how she can see herself in the camera.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tucked away safe, not forgotten


Lily carries her special guy Jake around wherever she goes.  Yesterday, I found him smooshed into the storage compartment of her car.  At first glance, it might look like she forgot about him.  Then you'd realize that, because she loves him so much, she tucked him away in a special place where she could carry him with her wherever she goes.

Just because you don't always see something, doesn't mean that it doesn't hold a special place in your heart. I've been thinking a lot lately about Lily's brithmother and the unbelievable gift she has given us.  Not a day goes by that I don't think about her and the loving choice she made for her dear, sweet baby girl.  I want her to know that Lily is growing, and striving, and funny, and affectionate.  She is strong willed, and at the same time, sweet natured.  She loves life, and animals, and funny faces, and water.  She fills our lives with constant laughter and love.  We simply cannot imagine life without her in it. Without J, none of this would be possible.

J, we want you to know that we carry you in our hearts always.  You are in Lily's heart, too.  The 3 of us love you and care about you very much.

Happy girl Lily:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dogs can be so ungrateful

Lily likes it when I put oyster crackers in a cup.  Most of the time, she doesn't eat them herself, she wants to feed them to Chloe.  Not sure why, but Tater isn't often involved.  Today, she found a spoon and proceeded to feed Chloe her crackers on a spoon. I thought it was the most adorable thing when I heard her tell Chloe "Pweeeez" prior to giving her a bite.  That's my girl, trying to teach a dog to use her manners and say "please".  If she succeeds, I think we might be millionaires!

Of course, I had to take a video. You can hear her tell Chloe "bite" and "pweeeeez".