Saturday, May 23, 2009

A long overdue post all about Lillie!

Where to begin?! I suppose right where I left off!
Here's Lillie's 8 month shot! Happy as usual!

One thing that has become especially enjoyable is bath time. We've moved into a "big girl" tub because, well, she's a big girl! Here's her splashing around in all open water!

A favorite picture of mine - here she is celebrating her last tub in the kitchen sink. I just want to pinch those cheeks!

One Wednesday in May, Roger and I took Lillie to Faust Park to visit the Butterfly House and ride on the carousel. I was hoping Lillie would be old enough to get something out of the exhibit and she loved it! The keep it 85 degrees and humid like a rainforest - hence my out of control hair that got fluffier by the minute!

And on to her 9 month shots and stats...
She weighed in at 22 pounds, 3 ounces (94th percentile) and she's 30 1/4" long (99th percentile). Our car seat goes up to 30"/30 pounds, so technically, she's outgrown the infant seat by 1/4". I'm on a mad dash to get her a bigger seat!
At 9 months, our daily schedule looks something like this (I don't expect anyone to care about this - I'm just listing it more as a reference for myself):
8 am - wake and drink (I've pushed her bedtime back since it's light outside late in the day this time of year and as a result, her waking time has gradually been later)
9:30 am - morning solid meal (she like soy yogurt, fruit (either chopped or pureed with cereal), pancakes, and toast)
11 am nap
12:30 pm - wake and drink
1:30 pm - lunch (her favorites are cheese, turkey meatballs, grilled cheese sandwich, pureed veggies with quinoa or couscous, refried beans, chicken, tomatoes, beans, chopped fruit like bananas or peaches)
3:30 pm - nap
4:30 pm - wake and drink
5:30 pm - dinner - same food choices as lunch
7:30 pm - bedtime bottle and in bed by 8pm
So far, this 9th month has been a month of changes. At the beginning of the month, she was on all fours rocking back and forth. Since then, she's managed to coordinate all her efforts and has turned into an official crawler. She's cruising along furniture (after be placed in a standing position) and almost pulled herself up for the first time today. She's dropped from 3 naps per day to 2 naps per day and we've added a lunch solid meal to her daily routine. I can see how much she loves solid food - she's becoming more and more disinterested in nursing and I can imagine that it won't be hard to wean her in 2 months or so (if she hasn't already done it herself before then). Lots of changes!
Onto the photos...

The 9 month photo shoot was the hardest by far. Here are several of the action shots - I've got a little mover and a shaker on my hands!

I promise not to wait this long before posting again!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We have a crawler!

So this morning was the big day. She was in her diaper only because the plan was to give her a bath after getting up and feeding (now instead I'm blogging!). Maybe it was the clothes that were slowing her down this whole time because she just took off like she was a pro! Way to go Lillie!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lillie Video

Here's 19 seconds of Lillie Pie to hold you over until my next post!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

City House on the Market

I'm doing these catch up posts out of order, but in other news, we put our Benton Park house up on the market. Keep your fingers crossed for us because we received and accepted an offer but we don't close until June 30th and everyone knows that, in this market, anything can happen. Let's hope that everything goes smoothly. It really hit me when we got the contract in and it showed someone elses name with our address!

From what we know, the potential buyer has fallen in love with the house and is ready to take on a yard after several years of living in an apartment. I hope she enjoys it as much as we did! I'm going to miss this house! It was a house with a lot of "firsts". First house as a married couple, first dog, first pregnancy, first baby....

Friday, May 8, 2009

Catching up...Trip to Seattle

After tax season ended, Roger and a friend from the sqaudron had to go up to Seattle for four days for training. The friend's wife and I joined them on the trip and hung out together during the day while the boys went to the simulator at Boeing. Seattle is so much fun! Our hotel was right on the water, walking distance from Pike's market and tons of restaurants and little shops. One of the highlights of the trip was taking a sea plane ride on Kenmore Air.

We were flying so low in the sea plane - check out these views of downtown and the space needle.

No trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the Boeing Museum of Flight (at least when you go with 2 pilots). Jacqui and I hanging out in some planes that supposedly broke the sound barrier or something cool like that :)