Saturday, February 5, 2011

2 Years Old!!

Lily turned two years old yesterday! Oh. my. goodness.! As her parents, we are wondering how on earth the time went so quickly and how it came to be that our teeny, tiny baby girl has grown so big!

Today was her birthday party and, let me tell you, Lily has a LOT of fans. We had many guests at her party and Lily received SO many presents that she actually got bored opening them half way through! I had to beg her to come back and keep opening them...sheesh :)

We appreciate everyone who was able to come and celebrate her second year of life---it has been quite the journey!

Her cupcakes
The table settings
Blowing out her candles!
Eating her cupcake very delicately...she doesn't like to get messy!
Ethan and Marcus enjoying the goodies
My favorite picture! :)
Opening one of her many gifts
We are a happy family :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas: Part II

The second half of Christmas was just as terrific as the first. We met at my parents' house and had lunch as a big family--Lily especially loves playing with all of her cousins. Then, came the moment the children had been eagerly waiting for...PRESENTS!!

Unfortunately, I did not do the greatest job taking pictures this time--I was too busy watching everyone open their gifts! But here a few shots that I did manage to get:

Opening a present with Daddy
Helping cousin Kaitlynn play with her presents
Cousin Kinzee
This Christmas has shown us exactly how spoiled loved Miss Lily truly is... ♥

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas 2010: Part I

Christmas this year was incredibly fun. In the weeks preceding Christmas, Lily made frequent "phone" calls to Santa Claus and told  him that she wanted presents and toys. Despite the fact that she was actually terrified of any actual human Santa, she was pretty obsessed with talking about him (and still is, even though Christmas has passed).

This Christmas, Lily really "got it." She was extremely eager to get her hands on those presents--so eager that they didn't appear under the tree until Christmas morning, or they would have never lasted that long. We did a Christmas brunch with Brian's side of the family on Christmas morning (and yes, we made her eat breakfast first :) ), and then we all enjoyed watching Lily rip open her presents and exclaim "Clothes!" or "Book!" 

It was too sweet. 

Eager to get her hands on those gifts--plus, she has a thing for bows.

Her hammy smile

The magic of Christmas--and wrapping paper

She tried to preserve her paper pretty well :)

Yea! A flashlight!

Sliding down her new slide!

She made sure to offer her assistance to all other gift openers
Riding on her cool new Dora the Explorer big wheel. She can't quite reach the pedals yet. .
My mom has actually been very ill over the last few months. We had originally planned on having Christmas Eve with them, but she ended up being in the hospital until New Year's. So we will be having Christmas Part II this coming Saturday. I'm sure Lily will be spoiled even more and will have just as much fun! Stay tuned!