We took Gwen's training wheels off again. I say "again" because she actually learned how to ride without them quite some time ago but Jon put them back on her bike to "slow her down". She's our daredevil and it was flat out dangerous. The training wheels are off now for good and she couldn't be happier. She really has no fear. It's scary and amusing all at the same time. Elle was her voice of reason and took her around the paths in our neighborhood this afternoon as they were waiting for lily to wake up from her nap and for me to load up the car. Every morning they put their bathing suits on in hopes that I will take them to the beach or the pool. We hit the pool this afternoon. Their outfits are crazy and I'm also just now noticing their little baggies of animal crackers they have with them- so darn cute.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Jon took this picture of us this morning with my phone when the girls hopped in bed with us to snuggle. I LOVE this about summer mornings. No rushing to get everyone up and dressed. It's the BEST!
I am now on instagram (the free iphone app) and I must say I am loving getting pictures of my friends throughout my day on my phone. It's really so fun. As it is with all trends, I am usually the last to know. This one is no exception. Thanks to my friend Stacey, I am now on and my username is amymcgee
Join me! (megan, briar, josie and jake...do it)
Sunday, August 7, 2011
This little girl has a BIG personality. She makes me laugh each and every day. I love this picture of her with her bike helmet on and in her very favorite doggy shirt. This will always be my image of her as a little girl - a big smile and her bike helmet.
She was upset with me the other day and said, " Mom, someday I'm going to get in my pink car and drive away from you!" She was very serious but I couldn't help but smile because I loved that she added that her car would be pink. See, she's funny and I adore her.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Lily's party details included just the five of us in our backyard with chocolate chip cookies. It was perfect and the best part was seeing how much she loved getting ALL of the attention for a change. She was beaming when we sang happy birthday to her. Adorable. The princess dress was a big hit - look how proud she is as her daddy helped her put it on. Around her neck is a portable princess CD player. I can barely get it off of her for her naps and bedtime. It's been around her neck (and the music it plays has been in my ears) for the past 4 days straight.
It's good to be 2.
Monday, August 1, 2011
My Lily-pie turned 2 yesterday. It's hard to believe. I can't even express how much I love her. She is the sweetest little girl ever. If she ever hears music she'll walk straight over to me and put her hands up. She loves for me to hold her and dance. Lily's just starting to talk and usually I am the only one who can understand her. My favorite thing is when I ask her something and her answer is yes, she looks me straight in the eye and just does one single large nod with her head. It's so cute. She's my little side-kick all day and I wouldn't have it any other way. She is a happy little girl through and through. I can't believe I get to call her mine.
I love you, Lily. Forever.