Monday, January 24, 2011

Creations a la Lily

 Lately, Lily has been spending a lot of time on her "work".  Drawing, coloring and even writing.  Here are some samples.


 She calls this one her "hot dog car."




She told us that some of her friends at school say that she scribbles.  So she has taken it upon herself to work on staying in the lines.  Peer pressure already at work!




 This one was drawn when we were at the basketball game.  Look carefully -- there are five players, a basketball, a hoop and even a ref!


She recently even wrote her own book.  Here is page one.  She illustrated and dictated the text to me.


This last piece is one that took me by total surprise.  At her daycare, they focus on one letter each week.  The teacher asked the kids to come with a word list for the week.  This week they are working with the letter "O".  After I wrote "orange", she said, "I want to write them, Mom."  I had my doubts, but I handed over the pen. 
She came up with each word and asked me how to spell it.  She did all the writing on her own.  I honestly didn't know she could do this.  I am sure there will be many moments in my life when she surprises me with what she can do.  But it was a strange feeling tonight.  I was excited for her yet realized that this little person is growing faster than I know.



Open
Oval
Olson
Ostrich
Ocean
Octopus

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sammy Boy

Don't tell my husband, but I have fallen head-over-heels in love with another guy.  He's nearly bald, drools a lot, and is very needy.  But oh, what a smile.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Recipe for a Winter Wonderland

Ingredients:

1 awesome dad
1 mountain of snow

Directions:

1) Recruit the "help" of a four-year-old and dig a mysterious tunnel.


2)  Mold the perfect sledding path.  (Hint: this may require an adult to make many test runs by himself)
 3) Re-enlist the 4-year-old to approve the design.
 4)  Mix in one impressed mom and a smiley baby boy.

 Serves 4.





What a guy.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year

On December 31st, our sweet baby boy was sound asleep for the night by 6:30 pm.

 


What was our firstborn up to?  Gearing up for the party of her life.
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We both were amazed at her reservoir of energy.  And to her credit, she was happy and well-behaved.  As she crawled into her bed she was thanking us for such a great night.
And I know you are wondering what the next day was like.  She was as well-behaved as any other day. 

Cheers, Lily.