Yep. As if it weren't already a leading thought in our minds - it's captured on video and is official - Lily is such a big girl. Robb and I were just talking last night about how she has become such a big, little person in the past few months. When looking back at photos from one year ago, it's hardly possible to imagine all of the changes that have brought her to spelling and writing her name! She is such a gem and we truly love every single day, as each is such a new adventure with her. #lovebeingamommy
I have been trying to capture Lily spelling her name for quite some time now and finally last Friday - bingo - I turned off the volume on my video camera on my phone and tricked her! ;-) She had no idea I was taping - that is the key. She's pretty proud of herself each time she "writes her name" ... have a look!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
My how time flies. Everyone told me it would. With two little dolls that fill our time, it's tough to make blog updates a priority (obviously). I apologize for the absence in my posting. I will aim to make it more of a regular part of my week.
Have a look at how the time really has flown. The video post prior to this captured Lily meeting Molly for the first time. Fast forward almost five months and Lily and Molly are the best of buds! Lily is excited every morning to see her sister and Molly smiles the biggest when she sees Lily coming over/talking to her. It makes my heart happy to see these two - so in love.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Our sweet Lily is the best big sister ever!!! We could not have asked for a better initial bond between our two girls. This video captures Lily's first glimpse of her baby sister. I am holding back tears big time, as you will see...it's just so sweet to see how amazing Lily is with Molly. She wakes up in the morning and immediately wants to see her sister. She says, "Hi baby sister. I missed you! I love you!" and gives her a tender kiss. Simply priceless.
Monday, April 2, 2012
This video is fresh off the phone from yesterday afternoon. Lily (all on her own) found a bee buzzing in the bushes and proceeded to try and get "Mr Bee" to come play with her. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen! She held her little hand out there for him to come land on and kept saying, "Hey, Bee. Come here." I think I got tears ... as most of you know the story of bees runs deep in my blood.... I am loving the chance to share this precious moment with you all!! As Grandpa Schwartz says, "She is a natural little beekeeper...might take after someone else in the family at this age..."
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
All you parents out there get this ... silence can only mean one thing ... trouble?!? Last night Lily managed to find her bath toys and create play time in the sink. She maintained she was "washing dishes" but somehow water got in her hair, all over the counter and at the very end of the "washing," all down the front of the cabinets, forming a puddle in the carpet. Miss Bee. She just makes me smile! It's so fun to watch her do big people things like "bake, wash dishes, brush her teeth, get dressed, feed and burp her babies, vacuum, clean..." (I wonder where she gets those last two from?? ;-))
Sunday, March 18, 2012
They're finally back from South Korea, and Lily is loving getting to know her Danny and Katy! She played pretty hard with them last weekend. I am not sure who was more tired out... I was tired just watching!
Lily loves to RACE from the front door to the living room. She stands against the door and commands, "Ready. Set. GO!" Danny was a trooper and raced many, many times!!
Daddy and Uncle Danny took Lily to see Bob and Larry (of Veggie Tales). It was an experience similar to the visit with Santa. She liked them from a distance and then when they got close up, she crawled up Daddy!
Lily reading to Danny
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I love this stage. Exhausting; YES, but so worthwhile and rewarding on a daily basis! Here are a few excerpts from Miss Busy Bee's little life...
Helping with dinner on Valentine's Day
Running. Always running. "Daddy's gonna get you!!"
"Those fish lips are silly, Mommy!"
"...and they tickle!"
Off to the park...
If I only knew what that little mind was seeing and thinking...
"I spy with my little eye..."