Friday, December 9, 2011
Lillian is sitting up so well all on her own! She isn't crawling quite yet but we're pretty sure it's coming soon. She has 4 teeth now (all within a 4 week span!). She's mastered the art of swallowing her pureed diet and is moving on to "puffs", yogurt melts and teething biscuits.
She and her daddy continue to have special games they play with each other. The latest is a little hard to explain in words (I suppose all baby talk babble is hard to spell out!). The five minutes before bedtime are the fussiest few minutes we have with Lillian all day. She seems to know it's bedtime and we can't get her ready fast enough! I struggle every night to try and get her changed into her pj's as fast as humanly possible while Mike tries to distract her. Through trial and error, Mike has come up with the best distraction yet! He put his hand over her lips and made "pow wow" Indian motions while she's crying. It caused me to laugh out loud and made Lillian giggle and giggle. So every night we've been playing "Indian" before bed. Well, last Tuesday night Mike wasn't home. As I put Lillian to bed alone she was crying. I only have so many hands and I was unable to pat her mouth while changing her. In the middle of a good cry she took her tiny hand to her lips and made the motion herself. It soothed her and brought tears to my eyes. She was thinking of her daddy even though he wasn't there. What a good girl...
Sunday, December 4, 2011
|I love my Thanksgiving pajamas from Na Na Nancy|
|All Grandma Kerschen wanted was a decent picture with her 6 grandchildren...apparently that was too much to ask for!|
|When I grow up I want to be just like my big cousins!|
|"Baby Lily kissed me"|
|I wonder what life will be like for Lillian when she's great grandpas age.|
|Going for a hike with daddy....you can never be too safe!|
|Especially when Grandpa Kerschen is teaching Johnny to hunt!|
|The growing Kerschen family|
|Another great bath picture, this time in Grandma Kerschens kitchen sink!|
|I can't wait for Christmas, hopefully there will be lots of shiny ribbons!|
|I can't take my eyes off the pretty lights!|
Can't wait for Christmas!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Today, we discovered Lillian has her first tooth! It crept in silently. Sure, she's been drooling a lot for months, but what kid doesn't? I guess we should be grateful that this new body part didn't wreak too much havoc on our lives, let's hope the next 19 are as gentle on her gums as this one was. I tried to get Lillian to show off her pearly white tooth but she wasn't into modeling this evening. Here's a photo gallery of my attempts...
|Just in time for turkey!|
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Lillian is 6 months old today! She is almost sitting up by herself. She does great as long as you sit nearby or prop up the boppy pillow right behind her. But as soon as you think she's got it and turn your head, she nose dives into the floor! She's eating (and enjoying) food now. She's had cereal, acorn squash, green beans, peas and carrots. She likes to hear mommy sing (she must be tone deaf), reach for & touch everything and she really enjoys watching older babies and kids play, but most of all she loves playing "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall" with daddy.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
|It's not easy to hold the almost 3 year olds attention these days! Everett enjoyed the empty church after mass more than the baptism!|
|Erica and Darren made Lillian the sweetest book! It includes the names of all of Lillians cousins and grandparents and of course, it includes her godparents who love her like family too!|
Lillian's a lucky little girl, to have so many people who love her...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sorry for the delay in posting Lillian's 5 month picture! She had a cold on her actual 5 month birthday and it was hard to get her to smile. But the cold only lasted a couple of days and I ran into a new challenge. Lillian isn't interested in sitting still for the camera anymore, she wants to move! Daddy liked this goofy picture so here it is! Lillian is trying very hard to sit up on her own these days, reaches for everything and loves to watch the dogs and chickens!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
WELL... I got to do some really great hiking with dad and Clive. The weather here in Colorado has been really nice which is a bummer if you are trying to bow hunt elk. Especially, when you have guys who traveled 1200 miles to do it with you. A nice 12" snow storm would have been helpful!
Dad, Clive and I covered a lot of ground north of Silverthorne, but did not hear any elk calls and the only animals we saw were on private property and completely uninterested in coming over to see us. I had a great time though and I'm pretty sure dad and Clive enjoyed the trip. After all, getting an elk is a small portion of why we try. Mostly, it's about spending time with two of the best guys I know, in some of the most beautiful country I know. Maybe next time we'll have better luck, but if not the chase is always fun.
Maybe next year Lillian will go scouting with daddy and show me how it's done.
......I think the camo suits her!
Friday, September 9, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Lillian rolled over today! I laid her on her belly, turned to grab the video camera (just in case) and when I turned again she had rolled onto her back! I called for Mike, laid her on her belly and she rolled over again (I still didn't have the camera on!). Here is a video of the 3rd time....she was getting a little tired!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
As Lillian wiggles more and more (and more!) the hair on the back of her head seems to suffer the brunt of it! She still has more hair than I ever had as a baby, but it is noticeably rubbing off.