Monday, December 28, 2009

More Holiday Fun

It's been a whirlwind of traveling the past few days - - Christmas Eve and morning in Maryland and Christmas Day and the weekend in Chicago. Here are a few photos from the festivities! Happy holidays to all! :0)Christmas Eve at the 'farm' - Carter's green velvet and satin party dress (complete with nuk strap...) (9 mo).
Christmas Morning at home in the new chair Santa brought her. Carter's 'my first Christmas' reindeer pjs (6 mo). Thanks to Hannah and Martin for the pjs!! Christmas brunch in Chicago right after we landed. Gymboree green embroidered heart shirt with heart embroidered jeans (6-12 mo). Should have grabbed one of those new bibs Santa brought... Lila was lucky enough to get her two front teeth for Christmas, so drooling is more and more the main cause of wardrobe changes...Christmas dinner at Jackie and Chris' house. Gymboree 'glamour kitty' ensemble - - leopard onesie (12-18 mo) and red corduroy dress with leopard trim (6-12 mo). She's also wearing Baby Gap brown textured tights with footies (6-12 mo) and Gymboree red boots (sz 3). Thanks to Mom (Grandma Robin) for the outfit!
The godmother shot at Mara's christening reception. Gymboree purple smocked top with purple/pink embroidered jeans (6-12 mo). Thanks to Santa. :0)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa's Little Helper

This past weekend, we celebrated Christmas early at Grandma Robin's and Papa John's house (celebrations included a fabulous dinner, present opening session, cookie baking and snowstorm... :0)). But the festivities were also tiring (as you can see!). The red outfit is a New Potatoes Santa red dress with white trim and red and white striped leggings (9 mo) with Carter's "First Christmas Bib." Thanks to the Turano Family for the New Potatoes Outfit and Grandma Cathy for the bib! One of Lila's Christmas Gifts was a bike seat and pink hemlet - - so she's modeling the Bell baby bike helmet in one photo. In the last picture, she's wearing Baby Gap Overalls with flowered embroidery and a Baby Gap light pink owl onesie with a borrowed "Ravens" Santa Hat. Thanks to the Collins' family for the outfit and to Hayley for loaning the hat! (Sorry Pat -- she looks too darn cute and we don't have a Bears Santa Hat...)

She LOVES playing with her feet.

Lila and her dad.

We're getting close on this 'smiling for the camera' thing... :0)

Lila with Grandma Robin and Papa John.

Lila and Aunt Kate.

Modeling the bike helmet.

All tuckered out with Mom, Dad, Bailey (can you see her back there?) and Chaeli.

Getting ready to make cookies with Great Grandma Phyllis.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The best place to nap? Mom and Dad's bed...

Lamaze blue soft cotton pants (6 mo), Baby Gap long sleeve white onesie (6-12 mo), Lamaze purple short-sleeve t-shirt (6 mo), Ganz "Drool Happens" bib. Thanks to the Zindricks for the bib!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Eating Breakfast is REALLLLLY Tiring

Little Me Frog Pajamas. Thanks to the Krugs for the PJs! She loves the frog feet!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Practicing Sitting Up

Gymboree striped hoodie sweater (3-6 mo), pink gingerbread long-sleeve onesie (6-12 mo) and brown velvet pants with white trim and hearts (6-12 mo). Lila is just starting to sit up unsupported (she's actually not leaning on the pillows in the first pic, they're there for peace of mind) - - but as you can see, it's really hard work!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lila's Christening

Antique christening dress passed down from her Papa John, to her mom, uncle Sean, aunt Sarah, cousin Sam and more...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving in Chicago

Gymboree "baby cakes" pink long sleeve onesie (6-12 mo) and Koala Baby denim jeans (3-6 mo). Relaxing before building candy houses with all of the cousins on Thanksgiving.
Gymboree pony long-sleeve onesie with brown and pink sweater dress (6-12 mo), and Baby Gap brown textured tights with grips on the bottom (LOVE the grips!! she doesn't slide all over the place when she stands up!). Hanging out with cousin Molly before Thanksgiving dinner.
Family photo on Thanksgiving. :0)
Gymboree striped sweater dress (6-12 mo) and pink onesie with striped leggings (better pics of those below!) Playing with Great Grandma Shirley, Aunt Kit and Lamaze the firefly.
Carter's pink bear snowsuit (6-9 mo). Picking out a Christmas Tree in Wisconsin.
Gymboree long-sleeve onesie with striped leggings (6-12 mo). Playing with the ball with Grandma Cathy and Grandpa Tim.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lila and Her Dogs

Carter's Winter Friends Long Sleeve Onesie (9 mo.) Lila's favorite playmates lately are Chaeli and Bailey. Bailey (the bichon) is infinitely patient with her (as you can see in the first photo!) and Chaeli (jack russell/chihuahua) has a serial licking problem, so she likes to help keep Lila clean (no matter how much we object). Here are a few photos we snapped Sunday night. :0)

Lila is becoming mobile (eek!). She rolls around and scoots across rugs. She's also starting to reach and grab more frequently... so here are a few shots of her playing on the boppy mat that same night.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Sweet Pea Chronicles: Part I

So, in this series of photos, Lila is wearing sweet peas. So is her father. So is the high chair.

We started her on 'phase one' foods about two weeks ago (with the pediatrician's blessing and approval) and are making them ourselves (surprisingly easy so far... although it may get more time consuming...). But someone (who will remain nameless) thought she's enjoy the sweet pea puree if it had triple the formula in it. And this is what happened. Needless to say, he probably won't make it with quite so much liquid next time. Everyone, including the floor, needed a shower after this one.

Sweet peas aren't a fan favorite just yet - - she seems to prefer sweet potatoes, avocados, bananas and apples. Pears and squash are up next. :0)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine!

VitaminKid's pink floral romper (3-6 mo). Thanks to (great aunt) MaryLee for the outfit!

Monday, November 9, 2009

First Time on the Swings

It was a beautiful day today! So Lila had her first trip to the swings in the park... :0) As you can tell from the picture, she hated it...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Just for you Chicago Cubs fans...

I'm pretty sure that Pat might hide this outfit, but here's Lila decked out in her pink Cubs gear!! If you want to see her in the White Sox gear, you can check out this September post (it's amazing how much she's grown since then!).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Out for a Walk and the Great Debate

Dwell Studios for Target purple and yellow butterfly onesie and magenta/purple/yellow hoodie with striped hat (3-6 mo). The red that is all over her face is the tylenol she decided to spit out right as I was taking this photo - - but it was just too cute not to post. Doesn't look like she's having that bad a response to yesterday's vaccines? :0)
In honor of her great-grandfather's political debate on Sunday, Lila wore her Obama "progress" onesie - - thanks to (aunt) Kit for the onesie!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Our Little Jack-o-Cutie

Jack-O-Cutie costume from Happy Cakes Creations, designed by Leslie Struzynski. Too cute! Happy Halloween everyone!