Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Getting into the good stuff!

Lillian has moved past eating boring old cereal.  Now we're moving into the "good stuff". 
I don't know what that is but I like it!

Acorn Squash....mmmm

Green Beans were messy!  Glad we took the clothes off before we tried them!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Free From Sin!!

Lillian is officially free from sin!  We had her baptized last weekend at St. Dominic's.  Father Clint (who married us) performed the baptism and Erica and Darren Wright are her godparents.  Erica and I went to college together and moved out to Colorado together 12 years ago in the same car. Neither of us had a job, an apartment or any furniture!  We sure have come along way.  Erica and Darren have a baby girl 2 months older than Lillian, and her name is Liliana.  Mike and I are so happy to have one more tie to bind us to Erica and Darren!

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!
After the baptism, we had some family and friends back to the house for dinner, Lillian went to bed at her usual time - 6:30 - and we had a really good time celebrating her rite of passage into the Catholic Church! 

Grandpa and his girls - his daughter, 2 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters.

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...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Better than cable....

Mike always says "Cancel the cable, Courtney, I'd rather watch Lillian."  He's right, she is enough entertainment!  With the family in town for her baptism, we decided to give food a try.  There's a reason rice cereal isn't on the menu at any 4 star restaurants....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lillian at 5 Months!

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!
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The worst day hunting....still better than the best day working!

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.

One of the biggest motivators for Clive and Dad making the long drive to Colorado, is the grandbaby Lillian. Lily wasn't able to join us in the mountains, but she sure loved all the attention when we were in town!  As you can see in the picture below, I'm trying hard to make her a daddy's girl. Hopefully, her charms will be enough to get the guys back out here to try again soon.
Maybe next year Lillian will go scouting with daddy and show me how it's done.
......I think the camo suits her!