Monday, June 29, 2009

Pool Time

Sunbathing with Baby Layne.

I'm not sure that she really liked being in the big pool, but she was content for a while anyway. The floating raft helped, but only for a little bit.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer's Finally Here!

Now that I'm home all day, I have lots of time to take pictures and edit like I love to do. She is changing so much every day, and I will have the pictures to prove it. Her newest thing is to dance every time any kind of music comes on. It is so cute, and indescribable, you just have to see it. She can pull up and stand up to anything, and has let go a couple times and stood on her own. She really doesn't try to walk around things yet though. It is hard enough to chase her while she's crawling, so I'm in no hurry for her to walk.
She loved the flowers on the front porch, and it made for a cute picture too.

Friday, June 19, she went for her first swim in the baby pool that mammaw Kelsey bought her. She loved it, and I figured she would because she enjoys her baths so much. Everyone watched as she splashed around. Kaleb even got down in the water with her. It was so cute when she was using his shirt to wipe the water off her face. Daddy looks like a thug in Kaleb's cubs hat, and LuLu could hardly wait until everyone turned their backs so that she could chew the toys that Lilya was playing with...she eventually got two out of the four and destroyed them.

I am also enjoying getting to feed her more now that I am home all day. She makes some of the silliest faces as you can see here. She's still loving all of the orange foods, but there isn't much else in stage 2. She still doesn't have any teeth, but she can eat about anything...just gums it! She loves grahm crackers and banana flavored puffs. Really she would eat about anything you give her. She's a lot like her mommy!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer is almost here!

She is so used to me taking her picture. This is pretty much the smile I get when I get out the camera. She is growing so fast. I know I say that every time, but recently she has gone through some big changes. It took her about 2 or 3 weeks of moving very robotic and only crawling a couple hand lengths at a time, but now she is getting it down pretty good. Two nights ago, she crawled from the t.v. room to the front room, and Tony said, "Oh no, here we go." He was right, I've been chasing her every since. She is the love of our lives though, and I'm sure I will spend most of my time the next 18 years chasing after her!

Finally meeting Grandma Mary Lou. We are so glad that Grandma got to come and visit. It was almost an instant bond between the two of them. It's amazing how babies know family.

Lilya's crib. She's been sleeping all night in here for about the last 4 months. She's so good. Sometimes I can even put her to be awake, and she goes right to sleep!

Her cousins love her so much! For the longest time, Judy's only words were "yiya" that meant Lilya in baby talk!