Monday, April 30, 2012


Lily has been sporting a mullet for the past few months.
I've been so hesitant to cut her hair because I could finally pull it into a ponytail.
But since we were home, we thought Miss Debbie could add a little style to our girl.
the mullet - before
she was such a good girl and didn't move an inch
Lily actually let Debbie use a hair dryer!
and for the very first time, a curling iron!
so sweet.  what a big girl!

Saturday, April 28, 2012


After a too brief visit with Auntie M, we made a quick trip to see Mema.

She was excited to show Lily how to make 3-2-1 cake.
Which consisted of 3 tbsp of cake batter, two tbsp of water, and one minute in the microwave.

Lily loved 'baking' and especially loved spending time with her great grandmother.

We sang 'Happy Birthday' since Mema won't see Lily on her actual birthday.
Lily insisted on making a second cake for baby 'George'. 
But refused to eat either cake because it wasn't her actual birthday,
 plus she needed to wait until 'George' was born. 

Practicing blowing out her candles....

...but needing a little extra help from Nanny.

Such a special treat for Lily to spend time with her great grandmother!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

We're back...

Lily and I spent a week back in Kansas visiting a few of our favorite people. 
While I sort through and edit over 200 photos, I'll leave you with a teaser. 
Many more pics to come!

Monday, April 16, 2012

23/24 weeks

pics taken at 23 weeks
A few fun thoughts:
~I'm officially into maternity clothes.  While they are still a bit big, my regular clothes are way too tight!  It's not a pretty sight when I try to squeeze into them.
~When I was this far along with Lily, I had picked out every detail for her nursery and had lots of baby clothes ready for her arrival.  This time, I am so behind and not really worried about it.  Babies don't need as much as we are led to believe, huh?
~ At my 24 week appointment, heartbeat was in the 140's and I'm measuring right on schedule at 24 cm. 
~We are close to transitioning Lily to a big girl bed.  She is almost three and has never tried to climb out of her crib, so we have been lazy moving her.  But the time is getting close...any advice?

Friday, April 13, 2012


What a transformation!





We keep joking that we take on huge house projects whenever we are expecting.  
Maybe we should stop at two babies for sanity sake! :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter

In order to avoid the crazy crowds, we went to sunrise service at 6:30am.
After a yummy breakfast, we came home and found that a special bunny had made a visit!

We had a brief egg hunt in the backyard...
...girlfriend knows all about getting to the candy as quickly as possible

In the middle of the chaos, we had to stop and take an important phone call.
"Hi Nanny!  I got this, and this, and this, and this..."

Happy Easter from our family to yours!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt #2

Another fun Easter Egg Hunt...this time at Lily's school.
The kiddos enjoy a few crafts, a special message, and then the hunt began!
Lily, Henry and George ready to go
Look at all my eggs!

She wouldn't take her eyes off her basket, just in case Daddy tried to snag a few...
I'm watching you...stay away!
One more 'hunt' Easter morning, and we'll be done...and completely candied out!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

phone dump

Daddy, what's this wet stuff?

fun at the Phoenician, visiting Uncle John and Aunt Soni

Date night...Go Royals!

shootin' some Bball
fun with puppy Chase...he's much better behaved than our Ellie dog!