Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hands + Swing = Happy Lily

I'm not sure what Lily likes more, her hands or her swing! This was taken this morning before I left for work. I got Lily all dressed and ready to go, she was waiting for Grammy to come and get her. I set her in the swing so I could finish getting ready. I had to stop what I was doing to get the camera out to take pictures. She was having such a fun time "talking" to herself in the little mirror and sucking on her hands. Of course, I get the camera out and she stop talking so I didn't get a video of it.

Sorry the pictures aren't centered, but the swing was swinging.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Next Generation!

My dad and brother restored the highchair that Michael and his family have used for over 40 years. We're looking forward to passing it down for many more generations to come. Here's a picture of Michael asleep in it with his "Bun" and what it looks like now. We had it stained a dark cherry color so it went with our dining room set. We're all very pleased with the way it turned out. Dad and Jimy, you did an amazing job! Thank you!

Lily's Baptism

April 19th, Lily was baptised by Deacon George Kashmar at St. Joseph Church in Libertyville. Her godparents are my two sisters. Lily was a very good girl. She didn't cry when they blessed her with oil or water. This was pretty impressive since Lily doesn't like to get a bath. I gave her a bath in the morning and she didn't cry (this was a first), I wonder if she knew it was a big day for her. Lily was a little fussy in the beginning, but then she fell asleep. We're very proud of her.

We had everyone back to our place for a little party after the ceremony. Michael worked really hard to get the yard ready before everyone would be over. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate so no one got to see all the work he's done.
Lily and the blanket her great-grandmother Janzen made her
My parents, Michael, Lily and I
Michael's Family, Michael, Lily and I
Lily's Godparents (my sisters), Michael, Lily and I
Michael, Lily, and I
Deacon George Baptizing Lily.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lily got her Woobie!

I had a woobie when I was young, it was purple and green. I wore it out to the point that you could see all the way through. I don't mean worn out like the material was thin, I mean it as in there's a hole on the back, middle and front. You can literally "see through" it. I still have it in a bag in the closet. Here's a picture of Lily with her woobie that grandma made.

Kitchen floors!

We had our kitchen floors done this past week. We decided to go with the wood that we have in the family room so they would flow better together. We were thinking about tile, but I'm happy we went with the wood. Kitchen windows were installed yesterday as well. We're done with the inside home projects for now, we have a bunch of outside projects to do. Michael has tackled a lot of the outside already. I'll post pictures soon.

Here are before and after pictures of the kitchen floor.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy 1st Easter, Lily!

I took it easy on the pups today, I figure Bean and Winnie have had enough stress over the last 9 weeks. I didn't need to add to it by putting bunny ears on them, and subjecting them to photo after photo. Lily on the other hand wasn't so lucky. Bean and Winnie will not be so lucky next holiday either. ;)

This Easter was with Michael's parents. Chris, Gwen and Emma couldn't join us this year because Emma has croup. We hope she gets well soon.

2 Month Check up

Lily was a champ today at the doctor. We had an 8:15 appointment because Lily's happiest time of the day is early in the morning. She smiled while Dr. Lippman was examining her. Then it came time for the drink and 2 shots. She took the drink no problem. She cried for about 30 seconds from the shots and then it was back to "morning Lily". She had no reaction to the shots either!

weighed in at 12lbs, 12oz = 98th percentile
length was 25" long = 95th percentile
head was 41.2cm = 90th percentile

We don't go back until June!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lily's first day of "school"

I went back to work on Friday, April 3rd. Lily had her first day at "school". It was a lot harder to leave her than I had expected. Michael came with me to drop her off for support. I cried the entire way to work, it's a good thing I have a short commute. I was able to go and see her at lunch which made things a lot easier for me. Today is Lily's first day with Grammy. Grammy said Lily was a good girl. Lily napped well and was a very good eater.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cubs Opening Day!

Michael and Lily cuddled a little, while watching the Cubs opener. She'll be wearing her Red Sox shirt for their opener tomorrow. :)

2 months!

Lily is 2 months old, it's amazing how fast the time goes. She's very alert, will roll to her one side from time to time and can focus and follow you most of the time. We go to the doctor on Saturday for shots and to see how much she weighs. She's been a champ lately with sleeping as well. She'll sleep from 9pm to 2:30am, eat and back to bed by 3, sleep until around 5:30, eat again and then it depends on how she's feeling that day. She'll either go back to sleep for an hour or two or she'll be up for an hour or two. My favorite time of the day is when she first wakes up. She's so excited to see you that she's all smiles and very "talkative".
~The Easter Bunny doesn't scare her but the big teddy bear does, go figure!~

Lily meets the Easter Bunny!

Lily had her picture taken with the Easter Bunny, she really didn't care. I'm sure next year with be a different story.

Michael's Projects continue...

We got an estimate on the bay window/window seat, and it's not going to happen. We'd have to change the roof line in order to make it work. We've ordered the 3 regular windows and they'll be in around 6-8 weeks. We were a little disappointed and know we could do it if we invested the money, but for the cost we'd rather build a 3 season room. Our kitchen floor will be installed on Wednesday!! Michael has already started on some of the outdoor work. He's removed 2 big shrubs and a tree (which was dying). We still have A LOT of yard work to do. I think this summer will be more of a removal of everything, and plant grass. Next summer we'll plant things that we'd like and that are easier to take care of. Michael has also finished his last indoor project, he installed the kitchen sink and faucet! I'll post pictures after the floors are in.