Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
As you can tell by my lack of posting, I was also really busy chasing her around. The only bonus to this is I got some really good photos! Over the 4th of July, my parents got a new pontoon boat! This is awesome because a) we all love the water b) there is nothing like a day out on the boat of sunning, drinking hop, skip and go nakeds, eating, and napping c) it was only in for a couple of months and we have tons of great memories of Lake Charlevoix.
There is nothing like weekends up north at the cottage with family and friends. Sitting at my own kitchen table, over 200 miles away, I can close my eyes and smell and "see" the cottage as if I was actually there. I LOVE that! Here is a glimpse of some of my photos from this summer.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I would have never considered this when she was younger, but I'm okay with it now. She is getting bigger and loves playing with other kids. Plus, my dad is at the school in case she ever needed anything and he can pop into her room anytime he wants to. And, it's only one day a week and my dad will bring her home right after school.
I had to keep reminding myself of the second paragraph over and over again last night. I made five copies of the classroom phone number that they said we can call anytime to check up on her. I had total anxiety and needed to make myself feel better. I made Casey drop her off today. If she started crying, I would definitely start crying and I don't think I would have left her there!
Well, I just got an update (No, I didn't breakdown and call the classroom. I didn't want to hear that she was upset if she was.) One of the teachers e-mailed me (I didn't even ask her to!) and said she had no problem with the "drop off" and during the buggy ride this morning around the school, she waived and yelled "Hiiii PaaaaaPa!" to my dad in the gym! Then she went back to the classroom and was playing babies with her new friend, Zoey. She also informed me that Lily ate 4 of her 5 popcorn chickens, all of her peaches and dipped them both in LOTS of ketchup!
I think Lily is in heaven! I hope she wants to come home tonight.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I was in the bathroom drying my hair this morning and the door pushed open. Lily came barging in and grabbed a hold of my leg extra tight and said "Hiiiii Mummmmmma!"
What a great way to start my day!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I love it! More nights than not, you can find us in the kitchen dancing with the radio on. And, I do think my Lily is a wonderful dancer!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
I think of that song every morning that I kiss her goodbye and have a faint taste of her layered cherry chapstick!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
It all started on Friday. I went to work, as usual. Casey had the day off with Lily and he took her on a field trip. They went to Meijer and Sam's Club (this still brings a smile to my face and I would have loved to be a fly on the wall.) My husbands mission for the day was to buy Diapers (Pampers, size 4--I hand wrote it on a note for him that morning.) They went to Meijer first and bought $137.00 worth of 'stuff.' I say stuff because after looking at my refrigerator and pantry we sure as heck didn't get that much in food. That's really okay with me. I, also, have that problem whenever I go to Target. I run in just for wipes and apple juice and I come out having spent over $100.00. Anyway, while leaving Meijer, Casey saw my note that he put in the cup holder of the truck and realized he forgot the diapers. So, he thought he would just pull into Sam's and pick them up. Needless to say, he came out of Sam's with about 100 packages of Ramen noodles (I have never made Ramen Noodles since we've been together...I think he was trying to relive his college days), a case of water, 2 gigantic containers of Jif Peanut butter and a HUGE box of Huggies. Sorry Lily, you'll have to go a while without your Pampers, but at least daddy remembered your right size!
Shortly after they got home, Uncle Mike and Aunt Shelby arrived...Yay! Lily always gets soooo excited to see them. Shortly after, my Uncle Dan and Aunt Kris were driving by our house and saw the convertible with an Illinois license plate and they stopped over. Then I got home from work. Mike and Shelby had just left to go to Jason Brown's wedding rehearsal and Casey was getting ready to save lives at Hurley (this is the hospital that he works at, 3rd shift.) Not knowing that Lily had not napped all day, I decided to take her to swimming that night at Fenton High School. Lily loves to swim and always has. She is like a little fish. But, this Friday she was so tired the poor little thing could hardly keep her head out of the water. We only stayed half an hour and she was asleep before I walked out of the school.
We were up early Saturday morning...that's what happens when Lily goes to bed at 7:45 the night before! This was a big day. We went to Nicholas Pyle's 4th birthday party. There were 5 four year old boys, a one year old and Lily. I was thankful for two things that day. 1.) Lily is a girl. 2.) Lily is not four, yet. As we were leaving the party, we got a text from Shelby that Mike had locked his keys in their car (surprise, surprise.) This actually turned out to be pretty fun for me and Lily. We drove to the church and the wedding was just getting over. Mike had to ride in the limo and Shelby had to drive their car to the reception. There was about an hour between the festivities so me, Lily, Shelby and Nana went out for a 'celebration margarita.' This is the first time we had seen Mike and Shelby since they got engaged! It was fun. After that, we went and saw baby Madeline. Her baptism was earlier that day and we couldn't make it because of the birthday party. So, we went over and saw her later that evening. She is so precious. She is 10 weeks old and weighs about 10 pounds (I forgot how little they are.) We don't get to see her much because Valerie, one of my bff's from high school, lives in Tennessee with her husband. Lily loved 'baby madeline.' She kept pointing to her and saying "bayyyyybeee" and kissing her feet! It was so precious. On the way home, Lily fell asleep and left me thinking a bunch of really emotional thoughts. She is not four yet (thank goodness) and she sure isn't a little baby anymore. She is turning into a big girl. A big girl that I am so proud of. At the birthday party she was the only child that said please (well, it was actually 'peas' but it means the same thing.) Honestly, she was in a great mood all day and was an angel. Her little personality and sense of humor are really starting to show and I love being able to spend so much time with her.
On Sunday, we vegged around with Uncle Mike and Aunt Shelby. Then, we met up with the rest of the family for lunch before they hit the road back to Chi-town. When we got home, we went outside and played with Lily's pink car and we also took a stroll around the subdivision in the wagon. Thank goodness for nice, sunny days in the middle of February. I know we aren't done with the snow, but it was a nice treat and gives us something to look forward to.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Now, I also have to give lots of credit to Aunt Shelby. If it wasn't for her creative family, I probably would still have gone on in life never reading or following a blog. Shelby, her mom Renee and her sister Amber all have blogs...they are really good bloggers. In fact, I kind of feel like a stalker because as of today, I haven't met them in person (well, except for Shelby), but I feel as if I know them...really, really well. That's how good they blog!! Some of the stories Amber writes make me laugh out loud and I can tell Lily will absolutely love her M&M's! And, I will admit, I have used a few Kleenex's after reading Shelby and Renee's. They not only wear their heart on their sleeve, but they put it in their blogs, too! They are both so real and full of love. I can only hope that one day, my blogs will make someone laugh and maybe shed a couple tears too!