Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cinderella's new room!

In anticipation of her new baby sisters arrival in 2 months, Lily graciously offered to move to a new room and a big girl bed! She is now the proud resident of the former guest room in the basement (hence her new nickname Cinderella).

We were sort of dreading the change because she is such a good sleeper we were afraid to screw it up! She has done FANTASTIC (knock on wood) so far and loves her bed and has no trouble sleeping or staying in bed!!

She has butterflies on the ceiling. New curtain with a black out shade. Her bed is a full size we used to have in her nursery so now she actually gets to use it.
Dad put up her bird, tree decal on the wall. She loves "feeding and watering" the birds and squirrel. We often wake to her hooting or tweeting to her friends.
She has her kitchen in her room (it matches) and her little people toys. Of course she also has her Curious George poster on the wall.
She loves to play on the bed during the day but does not get out of bed when it is sleep time. Love her big girl bedding from Grandma Peterson for her birthday. So cute!
She doesn't actually sleep under the covers because she is a wild one. She sleeps in all odd positions so we pull back the quilt and top sheet and she sleeps on the bottom sheet with her owl quilt Grandma Nini made her. It's like her own studio apartment with the kitchen in there. She can cook on her bed! Now we just have to give the baby's room a little refresh in the next couple months!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Choo Choo

One of Lily's favorite things lately is trains. She has several Thomas the train sets she got for her birthday but loves trains of any sort. I don't think she really knows what Thomas is all about since we don't watch the videos but we have some books she loves. When we heard Thomas was going to be in town we thought she would love to go have a ride. He was at a local train museum and you get to ride on the train.
Here is Thomas. Something tells me he is not really pulling this train. I think he was actually made of plastic.
We saw Sir Topham hat. No we did not approach him. Scary man in plastic costume causes nervous shaking and clinging to mom.
We did partake in the train tables, it was FULL of boys so Lily had to hold her own with the big guys.
We also got a sweet tattoo. Her first. She again, had to cling to mom and bury her face in my shoulder and cling for life during the application. When it was all over however, she could not have been more thrilled. I think she is going to be very sad when it washes off. It could be her new favorite thing!
Miss "too cool" was also not interested in posing next to the train by herself, although she was more than happy to wave at it and pet it.
This is us on our ride. We had a great time. It lasted about 25 minutes and went to a local waterfall and back. The scenery was beautiful and we had the best seat in the train.
See, I told you we had the best seat. When the train stopped for a few minutes before reversing back to the station we had a perfect unobscured view of the river.
I would definitely recommend checking out Thomas if he comes to your neighborhood. I think one of the highlights was the scenery on the ride though, so if yours just toots about town it might not be so fun. Oh and at $18 a person (including kids over 2... which Lily will be two any day now....shhhh...) it could get spendy. I think next time we will send Lily with Dad and I can hit the nearby outlet mall.

Hot time, summer in the city!

Now that summer has finally arrived in Seattle we are making the most of the heat by....keeping cool!! We went to a local park that has a splash pad. It is pretty sweet, and pretty crowded. This was 10 minutes after it opened. After that it was like "where's waldo" and you could not see through the sea of kids.
Of course Lilsy like to play with a bucket and watering can. Glad we came all this way. Like her get up? She has such fair, sensitive skin she can't take day after day of sunscreen. This sweet rash guard and board shorts keep her covered.
We have also been taking in some local arts. They have concerts every week downtown and a sweet band was playing so all our best friends made it out! Lily and BFF get ready for the show.
They put on a great show but it got super hot and we almost melted into the concrete.
On the weekend we walked around our lake and enjoyed the milk carton derby. Kids make boats and rafts out of milk cartons and race them on the lake. We tend to miss it every year so we made sure to get there early this year. Lily is planning her water craft for the future.
We like the balloons one best!
Ok, we are hot again, back to our pool. This is the kids pool right by our house. We go almost every day. Lily is a bit obsessed with it now.
It is even more fun when Kat comes too!
Ahhh...that feels better. When we are not at the splash pad, or pool, or concerts, we have our water table in the back yard to mess around with.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Miss Independence

This is how our little firecracker celebrated our countries Independence! Doesn't her hair look so strawberry in this photo? She was actually imitating Winston's howl when he gets to go for a walk. She has always been fond of Winsty but lately she has become a bit obsessed with copying him. This includes trying to scratch her neck with her foot. Good luck with that.She is playing in her "poor man's" sandbox. We filled an empty patch of dirt in the yard with sand. It has been good for hours of entertainment. Guess we should get her a real sandbox huh?As for the rest of us on the holiday weekend.... we did a lot of this....and a lot of organizing in the house as well as this....
don't cry for us though, we also had this....strawberry rhubarb custard pie!
Now that the long weekend is over, it is back to work for everyone. For Lily it means more of this...
Oh, and after our 3 mile walk this morning, she and Winsty did some yoga. They have both become a little enamored with my yoga mat. They lie on it together in the sun.She is teaching him downward dog. No I didn't teach her that or prompt her to do it.
Hope you had a firecracker of a holiday weekend!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Two" many cooks in the kitchen

I promise this will be my last corny "two" themed post. You see, we had so much fun and excitement at Lily's birthday she didn't get a chance to open all her presents!! I know, when will that ever happen in her life again. Maybe at 80? We saved the rest to open today when she had a play date with her BFF Kat.
Lily was over the moon with her little people garage from Auntie Boo. She honestly could not open another thing until we hid this one. Kat, however was ready to plow on to the next gift.
They work so well together. Take note of Lily's too cute tutu. It was from Kat on her birthday and it is such a hit. I am glad Lily likes some girly things as most of her toy interests are cars, trains, and curious George.
This is her gift from Mom and Dad. I made her a kitchen following a tutorial found on the blog Out of the Crayon Box. It is made from a two drawer bedside table I bought at goodwill. It wasn't too difficult and the tutorial is easy to follow. Good thing I had a handy husband to help with the real tough stuff, power tools and all.
She even got a few accessories to go along with the kitchen. We are expecting some gourmet imaginary food for dinner tonight.
Well a gourmet sandwich will do.
Once the little people garage was put together the kitchen was quickly overlooked and it was time to do some car "ccccwaaaaashhh".