Saturday, April 14, 2012

To Grow or Not to Grow....

As you know, this time of year Mike and I are filled with daily discussions about what to plant in this years vegetable garden.  We're still eating the remnants of last years crop from the freezer and dreaming about this season.  When Mike suggested beets, I told him I wasn't sure if I've ever had them.  So, he bought a couple from Sunflower Market.  We loved them!  And so did Lillian....
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Lillian at 11 Months

 Lillian is on the move!  She's crawling all over (really crawling more wounded soldier).   She pulls up on everything and the other morning, we went in to find her standing in her crib.  She's not quite ready to take any steps though.  She pulls up to stand at the coffee table or one of her standing play toys, but so far won't move her feet. 
Lillian has really been enjoying the Easter egg shakers I made her.  I filled some plastic eggs with rice and they have produced hours of fun.  Her absolute favorite thing right now is visiting the chickens.  Those chickens can turn the grumpiest Lillian into a smiling, happy baby in no time!  If Lillian starts to fuss about anything, Mike will say "Let's go visit your chickens".  Before they get out the back door, Lillian starts saying "bok, bok, bok, bok" and pointing to their coop.  It is so cute.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Grandma Training Camp

This past weekend, Lillian was showered with the attention of 2 grandma's.  My mom and her very best girlfriend, Linda Smith came for a visit.  Linda has 4 boys and when we were growing up, Linda treated Casey & I like the daughters she never had.  Linda is eagerly awaiting grandkids of her own. (Keith, Brian, Trevor & Cody if you're reading this - I apologize for any additional "baby" pressure you're receiving after your mom's visit!)  So in the meantime she came to Denver to "train" with Holden, Everett and Lillian.
Lillian is finally big enough to play with her Denver Cousins.  She thinks she's "Big" like them!

Holden and Everett are so patient and gentle with Lillian, always sharing toys and trying to teach her things. 
Recently, Lillian has really gotten into stories, she points at the pictures and seems to follow right along.

Mike & I presented this "diploma" to Linda for her hours of service and free babysitting!  Mom and Linda were so great, letting Mike and I get out twice over the weekend (although if Lillian could talk, she'd tell me it wasn't such a sacrafice on their part!). 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Boy Oh Boy!

We have a little man cooking!  We found out Friday that Lillian will have a baby brother sometime around Labor Day.  Our exact due date is September 8th - but if I have anything to say about it he'll be born a day early on my birthday (which happens to be my Dad's birthday).  Wouldn't it be great to have 3 Generations born on September 7th! 
I have a confession to make!  Seven weeks ago on Valentine's Day, Mike and I took a home gender prediction test.  It predicted this baby was a boy.  We're still not sure if the results were accurate or perhaps we randomly purchased a kit that produced blue results.  We have a couple friends who tried the same test with accurate results, so who knows maybe it was worth the 30 bucks!  If you're interested, it's called Inteligender and we ordered it off the internet!