Friday, April 13, 2012

Lila's Baby Doll - October 2011

October 25, 2011
Today I really saw Lila's imagination for the first time... It was wonderful to watch!
Lila Grace, Almost 17months
Rocking her baby...

Dancing baby

Feeding baby

Baby reading her book.

Say "Hello" baby!

carrying baby, cell phone and purse...

<3 it!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Rain Dance - October 2011

Rain Rain Go Away! NOT!!!

There are certain things I want our children to learn in life as they grow up. 1. That Jesus loves them more than anything, 2. That their Mama and Daddy will love them no matter what (we may not always like the choices they will make... but we will always love them.) and 3. You HAVE to have FUN!

When I saw that the rain had lightened and spotted this puddle, I really wonder what Lila Grace would do... She did look back to see if it was "REALLY OKAY" to be getting, wet, messy etc... and each time I assured her with my smile and laugh that this was not only "okay" ... this was FUN!

Happy Feet!

<3 it!
"Norman, do you want to go play in the rain?" - Lila Grace, "Are you kidding me?!" -Nori

My heart is full watching her enjoy the many blessings
God has given us... including a rain puddle!

If you thought these pics were great... you should see it here!

Labor Day Fun- September 2011

September 2011
(May-December in Review)

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phil. 4:8

 LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of Lila Grace and her cousins!
They were so cute wanting to all ride together, and Lila didn't mind being pulled! It was pretty cute to watch them all play with one another. Loved all the family time on this trip.

We were blessed to spend the day with Michael's twin brother, Samuel's family at a labor day bbq! Yummy food & lots of fun family time!
Michael and kiddos...

Uncle Samuel and kiddos...

K's turn!

Along for the ride!

Go K! Go K!
C does a little entertaining while Lila rides...

Trade off!

 C and his dad playing catch!

Watch out! Uncle Michael and Grandpa join in!

Mama and Lila Grace are enjoying watching them play.
(Lila's hives look pitiful dont they?! poor baby!)

Lila believes she is as big as the big cousins... Grandma Kellie helps her ride the red tricycle!

Time for some down town and naps for the girls... C enjoys some cartoons with Uncle Michael.

Michael, Uncle Sam, and C!

Look who's "awake"?!
Grandma Kellie takes advantage of Lila snuggling while she doesn't feel well.
(She is not a snuggler normally.)

Chip boy! (a nickname for Michael when he was little)
Sharing with two more chip kids!

What mom? I'm just eating some chips like C and Daddy. - Lila

Love playing with Aunt Andi!

Grandpa has a new girl on his lap... K did so well sharing! :)

LOVE to hear her laugh! and she loves her Grandpa!

Silly girls! Being silly with Great Grandma Cookie!

Peek-a-boo! - Lila Grace

Peek-a-boo! - K

I loved watching the girls play together... they were SO cute copying one another!

Lila and the tractor

Michael enjoys catch with his dad.

... while Lila enjoys playing in the dirt.


Aunt Mary and C

K & Friend!


sitting and chatting with family and friends

We had a WONDERFUL day!
Happy Labor Day 2011!
 Gettin' a few last snuggles before we leave...

On our way to the airport... the Arch...

Goodbye Illinois and Fam...

hello Florida!