Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lovely Locks

Our list of firsts is both growing and shrinking as Lily grows up. She has accomplished so much in such a short time and yet has so many new things to learn and try. Her hair is growing at an astonishing rate. As lovely and sweet as it is with her baby curls, it is really getting to bother her and she is always swiping it out of her face. I couldn't put it off any longer, it was time for her first cut! Here is a before shot. She is inspecting our tomato crop which is coming along, although late due to our weird summer.Goodbye sweet baby curls. I fear you wont survive the trim.We thought she was going to flip out for her cut since she doesn't even like me to comb her hair. To our pleasant surprise she was fine! She hopped right into the "boat" chair and let the lady put on the cape. She sat quietly and read books and played trains. It always makes me smile when they offer her princess toys and she prefers trains. The lady asked if she had a big brother. I love her expression, even though she did super she still makes a stink face!
Almost finished with her stylish "bob".
We had promised her a cupcake as a reward for being good. Little did we know she would have no problem and not really need bribery! She enjoyed the cupcake none the less. She knows a good thing when she eats one. She didn't eat the whole thing. Don't worry we can help out with that.
Time to work off that cupcake at the park. Winsty could use the work out too.
Cuteness with Dada.She spots the squirrels before Winsty does!
Ah all worn out. Weekends are the best when you are a daddy's girl!

Circus Circus

Can you remember how old you were when you went to the circus? Alex and I both have vague memories of going but it was probably over 25 years ago! About time to go I guess. We thought Lily would like it with the animals and all the acrobatics. She is really into hopping, jumping, swinging, falling....oh and motorcycles. Not riding them, but watching them.Lucky for us, the circus was in town! It was a fun outing to take part in since once little sister arrives we might not be getting out as much right away.
You could arrive early and view the elephants. It was fun to see them up close and watch them eat. She was well amused.
Also before the show started you could go down on the stage floor and watch the performers preview their talents. It was great to see it up close. Lily likes her clown nose!
Perhaps one of the great highlights. A tattoo. She remembered getting her train tattoo and was eager to get another. Should I be worried? An affinity for motorcycles and tattoo's?
The show was really good and well choreographed. It was just on the verge of too long for little one but she was on sensory overload so she survived. I think the elephants, motorcycles, and singing were a big hit. She sat on our laps and was pretty enthralled through the show. I think by the end she was ready to go as she said "all done" after the last few acts. I think it will be a few years before we go again but well worth it.

Dog Days

The news keeps telling us each warm day we have may be the last we see of "summer". Like we really had a summer this year. So we are trying to take advantage to the fullest! We went to the pool this last week with Kat. Somehow the girls ended up swiping our chairs!The next day we took a grand adventure to the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma. It was a long day but so much fun. The weather even cooperated for us. We are getting good trial runs out of the double stroller in preparation for baby sister.They had some new tiger cubs born recently. They sleep. A lot.
Look how tall the girls and Jojo are!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One fish, two fish...

If this one doesn't work out we are going to have to shop for a red fish and blue fish!

We lost "shish" one a week after we brought him home. Bless him. Now we have shish two.
To process our sorrows we did a little morning baking. Lily is big into baking and if the measuring cups come out you know you have to let her "help." Dora is a big help too. I have learned the hard way to give her some flour, a couple bowls, take a deep breath, and watch out! Prepare to clean the better part of the kitchen after.
She likes to taste her cooking as she goes. How does a teaspoon of whole wheat flour taste?
I agree, needs a little something...The final product. Peach crumble bars. DELISH! Sorry Sish...

Thursday, August 19, 2010


GopGop Peterson came to visit us this week. We actually drove down to Portland to see our peeps there and pick her up. We celebrated Charlie's birthday a week early. Of course I forgot my camera for the trip so you will just have to believe me! It was HOT this weekend and we had a bunch of fun playing with cousins. Once back here in Seattle, we kept cool by doing some back to school shopping. Grandma got Lily a few preschool outfits...oh and a shish!! Lily loves fish and now she has her own. His name is shish. We kiss and hug him all day long!

Hugging (air hug) for shish.
Shish has a turtle to keep him company. Can we just take notice of how long her hair is now!! It is getting out of control and I think a first hair cut is coming soon. I am just sad to see the baby curls go since I don't think they will survive the cut. It is a bit wild though and in her face. Maybe a few more weeks?Who knew that the disney store princess tea set was on the back to school list? It has provided hours of entertainment, and it is great for motor skills. Pouring liquids from one container to another. Who said you can't learn from plastic princess toys?
The many faces of Lil's. I am not biased at all, this is one cute girl!

This is her waking up from nap look. She is not a quick morning (or afternoon) person. She needs to roll around in bed for quite a while snuggling her hoots blanket, hoots bracelet, and her six paci's. They are only allowed for nap and night time so she savors every last minute until we kiss them goodbye and put them up until the next sleep. Of course weary pregnant mom doesn't mind spending a few snuggle minutes in bed with Lil's while we say good bye to our blanket and paci's. When she really doesn't want to get up a promise of reading Horton lays an egg gets her hopping right out of bed. We read it minimum twice daily.