Tuesday, October 21, 2008

6 Months - Happy 1/2 Birthday!!

Happy 6 Month Birthday Baby Girl! I wonder if there will ever be another time in my life that has gone by so quickly or that has been so life changing and incredible all at the same time. It's amazing to think of all of the things that she has learned over the last 6 months...or for that matter what Carl and I have learned! Here's a sampling of the highlights from the last month:

- Sitting up on her own
- Eating "real" food
- Rolling completely over
- Starting to "scoot" around
- Learning new constants
- Time to move into her big girl car seat!

Love you all,
Carl "Chip", Kys, and Lilija


Lilija's first try with "real" food was HILARIOUS! She loves sweet potatoes. As in, if you don't put another scoop in my mouth I'm going to start pounding on the counter. She even tried licking her bib!

Lesson learned: Small bites = small mess. I guess I'll have to put that into practice tomorrow night.

Family Date Day

Last week Carl told me that he wanted to take Lilija and I on a date. (Seriously, how cute is that!!) Plus it was a surprise! I was either hoping for:

A) An apple orchard
B) Stillwater
C) Mall of America

Saturday morning he let me sleep in, made me breakfast, and then proceeded to tell me that we were going to a pumpkin patch and apple orchard near Stillwater. He also told me that this was going to be the beginning of a tradition...and I love traditions! So off we went. Here are some of pictures from our special day.

Mama and Lilija getting ready to find the perfect pumpkin

I think he found it!!

Is this pumpkin for sale?! I'll take it!!

Family portrait at the apple orchard

What a fun day and beginning of a new tradition! I LOVE MY FAMILY!!

25 Weeks

Rub-a-dub-dub! Lilija is in the tub...or kitchen sink. :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

24 Weeks

She just keeps getting cuter...or maybe that's me being partial. :)

23 Weeks

Happy girl!

Ooohhh...this looks interesting! I want to grab it!!

Awe! Where did that fluffy thing go?

22 Weeks ~ And trying food for the first time!!

Well...we discovered that Lilija would rather PLAY with the food rather then eat it! I can't blame her. Who would want to eat rice cereal mixed with formula for fun?!