Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween from our 6 month old!

So, I know it has been a long time since my last post, but there has been a lot going on. Work is going well for both Mark and I, and we don't have much to complain about. Since my last post, we have been out of town to a wedding, had family come visit, and lots of celebrations. Lily has even reached a few new milestones!

A few weeks ago, we went to Mark's high school friend's wedding and this was Lily's first. Let me just say, the dress my mom found for her to wear was something that belonged on a porcelain doll. Not only did she look beautiful, but she knows exactly when to turn on the charm and enchant people. The photographer had a lot of fun taking pictures of her...and she wasn't in the wedding, Mark was. (He looked pretty handsome too). The trip was a success with Lily sleep to and from College Station.

The next weekend we had Mark's cousins come into town and we had a wonderful dinner. Again, lots of pictures were snapped of Lily. It is so great to visit with all of them and we really miss getting to hang out. I so wish we lived closer... here are some pictures from that visit.

We also had Mark's mom come into town and that was a blast! We were able to spend some quality time with her and she with Lily. She was even able to give her a bath! I am sure that is something Grandma's love to do. It is really important to me that Lily knows all of our family and how much they love her. Aunt Rachel came over too and we had a dress up party with all of Lily's Halloween costumes. (Yes, there are more than one.)

And this week as been so much fun with Halloween festivities and dressing her up. Tuesday night was Lily's Halloween Carnival at her school. She is a trooper too... nothing scared her. She started to get really tired though so we knew she wouldn't last longer than about 8:00. We did manage to get some great pictures taken. Then on Saturday night, we all three went to celebrate Leigh's 30th birthday/halloween party. Dressed in her money bag and Mark and I as robbers, she was just as charismatic and sweet as always. We ended up taking her over to my mom who was at a party thrown by my step-sister Nikki. She was one tired little girl so it was a little harder to get her to be as smiley as she normally is. We stayed there for about an hour and then had to go.

And lastly, Lily has reached a few more milestones!! She is now 6 months old!!!First up, she is now rolling over in both directions (she was before, but we couldn't get it on camera), she is now eating food twice a day and still nursing, she has learned to jump up and down in her exersaucer and the biggest one... SHE SAID MOMMA!! And I got to hear it! I left the room to grab a diaper (we were at my mom's) and we all hear her say it. I raced back into the room and just grinned. It was so special. She is measuring 17 pounds 13 ounces and has her 6 month check up on Tuesday!!!