Friday, February 27, 2009

Lily wants to wish her great-grandma a very Happy Birthday, and decided to give you smiles for your big day :) We love you!

She also wants to thank her great Aunt Patty for the new clothes which are too cute and fitting perfectly!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


We LOVE that Lily's personality is already starting to come through...glimpses of who she might be and how fun (and challenging) these next years are going to be, by His grace.

Things Lily does NOT like:
socks, or anything covering her hands or feet
blankets being on her (she shoves them OFF her hands and above her feet, leaving her as pictured!)

being woken up, or having to wake up quickly
being held in any manner that inhibits her view of the world
mud (a toddler on the compound gave her her first taste yesterday)
being ignored for too long
going to sleep whenever she doesn't want to

Things Lily loves:
A book called Peekaboo Kisses (she grins the ENTIRE time we read it...over, and over and over and....)
being naked
her bouncy vibrating chair, from which she has clear view of everything and everyone
peeing everywhere the moment she IS naked
bath time
Granny Giselaine (pictured here, for whom she smiles for every time she sees her no matter what)

falling asleep while mom or dad bounce up and down on an exercise ball (the ONLY way she will go to sleep)
lights of any kind mesmerize her
sitting outside in her bouncy chair while mom does laundry
her "Lily" frog...a stuffed frog that says, "HI! I'm Lily! Sing a counting song with me!" and then launches into an animated music version of 1-10

We cannot wait to learn more about this sweet one, and more about the Lord and ourselves in the process!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

lily at 7 weeks!

Lily does NOT like hats!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

happy bird!

She is growing SO FAST!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Lily wants to wish a very Happy Valentine's Day to you! She was Daddy's valentine, though Dad wasn't feeling too well :( We had a wonderful day and continue to be blown away by this amazing love we have for this precious child, constantly pointing us to and amazing us even further by the love the Father has for us.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the rapidly changing emotions of Lily

don't think she could be much more precious!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

hangin' out and church

Check out the belly on this grouchy bird!

Today was Lily's first Haitian church service! We went to one of Matt's old student's church, where they had a special song dedicated and sung to her, but were all quite disappointed when she slept through it :) As she was introduced, she spontaneously waved one hand wildly in the air, which everyone thought was hilarious.It is still too rainy and cold to wear her dresses without longsleeves underneath, but it has still been a really nice weekend! It's wonderful to finally be on a schedule again, and to allow Lily to develop a loose schedule, too. She's only up once a night now to eat, which has been such a blessing to be getting 3-4 hours of uninterrupted sleep at a time, especially with a five week old! "She is a gift from God" everyone here says to us all of the time, and she truly is.

Friday, February 6, 2009

sleepy girl...just not at night!

Sleeping in her absolute favorite thing: a bouncy chair that vibrates with her favorite blanket!

Sleeping in her new Haitian bassinet that Gord and Doreen had woven for her!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lily on the road!

Not really liking her carseat...
but LOVING the warmer weather!