Monday, August 27, 2012

For Anabelle...

Because Anabelle was complaining that I have not updated this blog recently and because I just found these cute pics from our last Houston visit, here's a post for my sissy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Galveston Recap and Group Pic

We've been home for a week, and I've been desperately trying to catch up and get back in the groove of day to day life around here! I showed you lots of pics of Galv, but here's a cute group photo I just had to post!

We had a lot of fun playing with the grandparents and cousins. Lilleigh really loved playing with Connor, her cousin only 3 months older. I love having them close in age! Every morning she was wake up and say "Car-wa" (aka Connor) and be ready to play!

Most days we hung out at the beach in the morning, brought the babies in for lunch, and laid them down for afternoon naps. Then we would all relax inside for a bit and play out on the deck with the baby pool when they woke up. And each night, we enjoyed yummy home cooking... we were broken up into pairs and each took turns cooking. It was a pretty great and relaxing set up!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

18 months!

Whoa! Lil is officially a year and a half! Time has flown by! And I enjoy my job as her mom more each day. She is oodles of fun! Here's a little about my munchkin at 18 months...

She loves to hold hands, and she will say, "hand," and then reach for your hand to take you somewhere. She understands a ton too! This always amazes me. My friend Sylvia was over, and I was telling her about this great kids book by Eric Carle that we got at the library and how Lil loves to "raise her shoulders like a buffalo" like in the book. Lil grabbed Sylvia's hand and took her back to her room to her nightstand where the book was laying! The girl doesn't miss a beat.

The girl loves to sing! And her songs of choice are ABCs, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Wheels on the Bus.

Lil loves Elmo and Dora!

She's totally in a daddy phase...

We are still experimenting with potty training - aka taking it slow and getting used to the potty. She's gone pee once and poop twice! Hurray! I'm not going to pick up the pace just yet, but then I start dreaming of a day without diapers...

Lil is still in her crib, on the mid level. She hasn't tried to get out, so I'm not motivated to move it down. And since I've been working on her big girl bed, I'm kinda wanting to move her into it... We shall see! In time!

Lil now says "I lo" for "I love you." Melt my heart! Oh and have I mentioned how she loves giving kisses at bedtime?

As of tonight, she realizes that I have a name other than Momma - Ashy.

She is back in the 95th percentile for height! Tall girl! Maybe she will take after Grammy!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


This week we have been in Galveston with Brendon's fam! Here are a few photos from our time here, thus far.

Lilleigh hugging on Connor while eating watermelon!

How cute are these cousins?

Grammy showing Lil shrimp

Painting Lil's toe nails! Such a big girl!

Admiring her toe nails

Sunset in Galveston

Sweet girl

Fam pic on the beach

Splash time!

Playing with Aunt Tarryn in the laundry basket