Saturday, June 27, 2009

14 Months






































It's been a while since I've done an update on Lilija's new works, "tricks", and discoveries. So here you go! Enjoy!

Words
  • Mama
  • Daddy
  • Carl (Yep, trying to get her to stop saying that one and focus on Daddy)
  • Cow...Moo! (This was a favorite word of the week. It was the first thing she said when she woke up in the morning. Didn't scream, didn't cry, just "cow...moo" over and over again into the monitor. Oh and another side note, dogs are also cows to her. We're working on that too.)
  • Uh-oh
  • Elo? (As in "Hello?" She loves to talk on the phone or anything that she can pretend is a phone including a Yahtzee hand held game, her hand, or even a strap from a cart at Target.)
  • Hi
  • Please
  • Meow (I really need to get a video of this posted because it's one of the cutest things that she does. She's working really hard on getting the "m" so for right now it's just "eow" done in a little soft high pitched sound.)
  • Wow
  • Wee! This is fairly new one. Gramma Sher sits in our computer chair and twirls around with Lilija saying "Wee!". Now if Lilija wan't to twirl in the chair she will say "wee" or will even turn around in circles while saying "wee!". Pretty hilarious!
  • I (I think this is from I love you. Just working on the rest of the phrase!)
  • Kitty
  • Baby
  • OK
Discoveries and other fun notes
  • When we say something is hot she will blow on her food like she's trying to cool it down. We also say this with the oven, grill, and coffee and she does the blowing thing for those too.
  • We had to get rid of our tree that we have had since we were married. Lilija liked playing...and eating...the dirt too much. We now have a fake tree. It's not the same but it's growing on us.
  • Can give great hugs and awesome kisses
  • We have discovered that the girl has quite the arm. She threw a rock against the stairs and it broke in two pieces. Seriously.
  • Lilija has started to run. *sigh*
  • Likes to climb on top of the coffee table to watch cartoons. It's not allowed but she seems to think it's a great idea and continually tries...and if we turn our back for a moment...she's back on there.
  • As mentioned above Lilija thinks that dogs are cows. Any time she sees a dog she will say, "Cow...moo!" to which we say "Puppy" and then she says, "woof, woof, woof!"
  • When we say "Praise Jesus" she holds her hand up and points to the sky.
I'm sure there is much more that I'm forgetting but this is getting long enought. She is just an absolute joy to be around. I was recently going through our pictures and I'm astonished at how much she has changed in the last 14 months or even in the last month. Time really does go by in the blink of an eye. I'm trying to slow down and remember that. She's only going to be this young once!

Love,
Carl "Chip", Kysa and Lilija

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cowboy Wedding

Back to Missouri. Carl was asked to be in a wedding...and to dress as a cowboy. At first I thought he was going to look a little ridiculous but he actually looked quite handsome. (Even in the Wrangler cut jeans!) Highlight of the weekend was watching Lilija bust a move on the dance floor...especially dancing with her Daddy. Super cute!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Lanesboro 2009

Lanesboro is quickly becoming one of our favorite spots to camp (besides Grand Marais of course). For Memorial Day Weekend the weather is usually beautiful and the scenery is lush and green. If you want to fish, sit, walk, or bike...Lanesboro is the place to be!

















We went on a walk and I found this beautiful flower. I think I'm starting to figure out our camera! (after 3 years)
Rog and Meg were able to make the drive down for 2 nights. It had been 2 years since the last time it was the four (well now 5) of us camping. Great food. Great friends. Great memories!
Gramma and Grampa Wiskers with Peanut. They sure helped out with keeping us fed, warm, and sane!
GG with Peaunt on a ride!
Lilija with GG. She was trying to find his pens in his pocket. It's a favorite game that she plays with GG and Grampa Wiskers.
We had Walking Tacos aka "Joaquin" Tacos for dinner one night. Tradition!















That's right...our tent has a door! We knew that our previous tent would not hold the 3 of us comfortably so we invested in a new 16x10 3 room Coleman tent. It's absolutely mahuvis. I mean MAHUVIS!! The door is pretty sweet too!














Sites at Lanesboro are also incredible large. We were able to have our tent, a tent for Rog and Meg, a screen tent and two vehicles on one site with plenty of room.
Me and my Babe. I can't believe we've already been married 5 years. Where has the time gone?!






Posing with Mama and Dad. I love my family!!









And one last shot of Meg, Rog, Me and Carl. What a fun filled and relaxing weekend. Is it time to go camping again???.

She's walking!!

Her first steps were on Wednesday, May 13th. It was incredible to watch! After a couple weeks of trying to figure it out she has become quite the pro. At Carl's last softball game she even pulled her hand away from mine. "I would like to do this on my own. Thank you very much!" she seemed to say...*sigh*

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