the outtakes....what a photo shoot in our house is really like
~I've officially entered the third trimester and still have done absolutely nothing to prepare for this baby. Hopefully 'nesting' will kick in soon, and I'll get my bum into gear! ~Lily has moved into her big girl bed. She slept in a regular bed at Nanny's house and called to tell Ryan she wanted to sleep in one at her house. So the first night we were home, we tried. Easiest transition ever...makes up for the horrors of potty training, I guess! ~We often find Lily 'reading' in her bed after she's supposed to be asleep. She doesn't make a peep and completely entertains herself until she is tired. Sounds a lot like her mama, who can't fall asleep until she's read in bed. ~Lily still calls the baby 'George' and gets seriously mad if you suggest otherwise. The nickname just might stick as we now all refer to the baby as 'George'. ~The past weekend was the perfect birthday/Mother's Day weekend. Perfect in that it was a fairly typical weekend, but just seemed extra sweet. We spent lots of time as a little family - swimming, traditional Saturday morning Starbucks, Sunday brunch, etc. Plus Ryan surprised me with a babysitter and date night - he definitely knows the way to my heart. If I could dine out every night, I would! :)
At preschool, Lily and friends have been learning all about planting and growing flowers. Which is ironic in the fact that we live in the desert and the only plants blooming right now are cactus flowers. However, this has sparked a strong interest in gardening, and Nanny was thrilled to oblige.
a morning stroll to the nursery
picking out her flowers
thrilled with her purchases
"Nanny, flowers needs lots of water and sunshine"
I love the simple pleasures of childhood and am so thankful for Nanny who takes time and lots (and lots) of patience doing such fun activities with Lily.