Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ice, ice baby

In this heat, Lily has fallen in love with a perfect game: ice hockey on her high chair tray, which quickly turns to the "bang water everywhere" game. She's back to being our happy happy girl, thrilled with all her new friends, the chickens milling around the house, the fans, bows in all the little girl's hair, the neighbor kids, the breeze, palm trees, all of it!

Friday, July 24, 2009

teeth, heat and smiles

With one tooth in (you can see it a bit in one of these photos), heat rash like crazy, a bonked head (she fell off the bed today and bonked her head...bad, bad Mommy) and HOT temperatures, and this chick is still grinning for me. I must admit, the last three days of adjusting to life here have been difficult for her. The first day she cried whenever ANYONE spoke to her besides Matt or I, and she clearly doesn't remember anything or anyone in Haiti.

But by today she was grinning at neighbors, smiling at anyone who gave her attention, and much less cranky...she was our Lily again, and for that we were so thankful.

I always get in my mind after a hard day that it is somehow permanent. Her fear of our Haitian friends on Wednesday had me convinced that she didn't like people anymore, and her difficulty with the heat Wednesday had us concerned that she couldn't be happy in Haiti. Here we are, just two days later, and she was reaching for a stranger passing on a bike and talking up a storm and despite the head-bonking trauma, as happy as can be watching chickens, playing in the grass, sucking on ice cubes and working on her stretch-scoot-crawl.

I'm so thankful we have a Father who gives us new mercies every morning, and a baby that gives us that same grace.

AH, she looks so big!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

dr's appointment...

Lily's appointment went really well today...she continues to be off the charts for height, but is now also off the charts for weight and head circumference. (they assure me this is all good, as long as they're all in the same range...our range is just BIG). Despite what Great-Grandpa told her, she did NOT pee on the doctor, though she screamed at her a few times, especially during her vaccinations.

All of her development looked great, and the moment the doctor asked, "Is she grabbing for things?" Lily, on-cue, snatched the doctor's laptop and almost sent it to the floor. She's gonna be a sass, this one :)

Daddy's flight was delayed and delayed again, so he's not going to make it home to see Lily before bed today...after 5 days, he is missing her something awful!

Tomorrow morning we head for Kansas to make Miss Lily some new friends!

Monday, July 13, 2009

day in the park

Today was Lily's first ever day at a park (I know, this is sad) and her first time in a swing. She LOVED it...holding her mouth wide open the whole time she was swinging, though we aren't sure why, and kicking like crazy. She liked the other kids more than she liked the playground.

Her first tooth is all the way through now, and she is LOVING the family dog (who likes to be near Lily, but not TOO close...too many pulled ears). Our girlie is growing up so quickly...sitting up on her own now, developing more and more personality, talking up a storm, and showing preference to certain foods, colors, toys...

Matt's in Philly with his family, and we're missing you!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


are on their way (we can finally feel one breaking through!), and she's still been so pleasant!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

6 months!

How in the WORLD can that be!?! After what seems like a only a few days, Lily is 6 months old today, starting to eat baby food (and snow cones), starting to show more and more personality, starting to pull herself up and around. As everyone promised it would...time is flying!