We have a big weekend coming up that will probably result in a lot of pictures, so I’m doing this post now with the most recent pics to keep from having a REALLY long post later.
In nearly 3 months we will be celebrating Lily’s 2nd birthday. It blows my mind that we have a toddler running around our house.
With Lily’s increasing vocabulary, she can pretty much say anything and it’s HILARIOUS! I love that she is able to communicate so well. I’m sure it eliminates a lot of frustration that toddlers feel when they can’t communicate what they need/want.
One night last week I was cleaning up the kitchen and I noticed Lily was walking on the couch. I walked into the den to tell her to sit down and before I could get any words out she said, “Sit down, Lily. Be careful, Lily. Brush your teeth, Lily.” Not sure why she said brush your teeth…I guess she was just running through the commands we give her. She didn’t need me to tell her anything, she had it under control and was reminding herself to be cautious.
Lily’s favorite activity is driving the van. Whenever we are on our way home from somewhere, she asks the whole way home if she can drive. And boy does it get her excited!!! I love it because our garage is right off the kitchen so she can “drive” while I cook dinner/put groceries away. It keeps her occupied for a while. The best part is when I get back in the car, crank it, and find the windshield wipers on full blast, emergency blinkers on, windows locked, mirrors moved, etc. Whenever you ask her where she is going, it’s always to “Daddy’s office.”
She LOVES to say the blessing at dinner. She asks to hold Daddy’s hand and then bows her head, eyes open though 🙂 Her blessing (and any other time we pray) goes like this…”Dear God, Amen”. Usually we say things in between Dear God and Amen, but she knows how to start and end a prayer!
She also says “amen” at the end of reading a book!
One of our most memorable conversations:
Me: Lily who made you?
Me: Who made everything else?
Lily: God [and without skipping beat] God made Mickey Mouse.
The biggest difference we’ve seen in Lily since she had tubes: her appetite. She was never one of those babies that didn’t sleep when her hears were bothering her and she’s always been a talker, but she ate nothing when she was sick. She’s always enjoyed healthy foods, now she consistently eats every meal. Before tubes, it was hit or miss when she would eat. Now she’ll eat anything at anytime. Some of her favorites: Veggie Tale snacks, carrots, cantaloupe, cereal bars, green beans, grapes, squash, squeeze applesauce.
Biggest News: Lily finally has a name for “Nana No Name”! The one who didn’t want to be called anything that started with an “g” “m” or “n” has been named “Nana” by Lily. Sorry mom, should have thought of something before now 🙂