Friday, July 29, 2011

Welcome to Kindergarten!



Lily Grace got quite the special delivery today.  She received a much anticipated postcard from her Kindergarten teacher.  She's been anxiously checking the mail each day in hopes of its arrival.  The card had a handwritten note of welcome from her teacher.  She was so excited to see that her Kindergarten teacher will be the sweet lady she's been hoping for.  What a special delivery for all three of us.  We immediately face timed Daddy and shared the good news.  We love sharing in your special moments Lily Grace.  You are going to have a great time in Kindergarten!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy BIrthday!

 Lily Grace definitely gets her happy a.m. disposition from her daddy.



 She did a great job wrapping herself and surprisingly there was some tape left.

 You can always count on Molly being in the mix.





 The "tub" of Tiramisu

It's official!  You're old!  ha! I just love being married to a much, much older man.  wink-wink
This weekend we celebrated Matt's birthday. His birthday was actually Friday so Lily Grace and I got up at 4:30 am (Yes, Matt gets up EARLY for work.) and made him a yummy breakfast to start his day.
Lily Grace also made him a beautiful card and wrapped his gifts herself.  Matt lost his favorite hat to a wave while we were at the beach recently so we decided that we would replace that as part of his gift.  We also made him a special dinner and met his sweet request, Tiramisu.  I have made him homemade Tiramisu before and Matt has also enjoyed this dessert at restaurants and even in Italy, but according to Matt, nothing compares to the Tiramisu that Costco carries. (Gotta love Costco) Matt loves this stuff and so we obliged. 
Daddy, we hope your birthday made you feel special.  We happen to think that you are very special.  We love you very much!!!!  Happy Birthday!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I prayed for skinned knees!





God does hear our prayers.  I remember longing for days of skinned knees and pleas for momma's help. (A long drawn out "momma" being Lily Grace's official cry in times of need.)  And now I have it.  I am so very blessed.  I wouldn't trade my life for the world.  
Lily Grace had her first "real" accident Monday evening on our walk.  She tripped and really skinned up her knee.  It was pretty much her whole little knee cap and it has oozed like crazy.  With that said, I took her to the doctor yesterday to make sure it wasn't infected with all that has been coming from it.  (Yes people, I took the kid to the doctor over a skinned knee.  It's the first for both of us and she's my baby.)  I have wiped many tears over this knee, but of course a trip to the doctor makes everything better.  She even posed for me to get a few pictures.  No worries, the tears resumed as soon as the visit was over. Ha! Ha! I will admit that these pictures don't do the gross factor justice. 
I am so proud to be your mommy Lily Grace and cherish each day I get to take care of you!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Time Out???





We are pretty strict around our house.  Now with that said, let me also say that Lily Grace doesn't visit "time out" very often.  When she does, she never seems to be alone.  I started noticing that any time Gracie was sent to time out, Molly would follow.  I had to capture this a couple of times because it's so cute.  Apparently Molly has missed the concept of time out, as in- "alone time".  She is however pretty good about sitting (or laying) patiently beside her sidekick as she waits for "their" time to be up.  Too cute!  Molly you are a true friend through the good and the bad. ha!

Mud Island Park on the Mississippi River