Tuesday, January 31, 2012

growin' girls

Lily's had lots of fun friends lately, including Jake, Brianna, Alana and Kristina, and Miss Sharon.  She's also starting to have a really good time with Sofie, and the two of them are finally starting to play together.

 Sofie is getting more "l'espri" (spirit) each day, and works hard for her mashed avocado! 
 Suddenly she has five teeth, is all over the house, is trying hard to say "Dog", is pulling herself up on everything, and is eating everything she can get her sticky hands on :)

 As much as Lily is loving playing with Sofie, she frequently asks: "Mommy, go put Sofie in her crib, and then we can..."  Having Sharon here sure does help...to entertain baby or to play big girl games with Lily.
But it is Junior who continues to be her best friend.  He is great with her, and she LOVES hanging out with him and the guys.  On Saturday night, she wanted to eat with the guys SO badly, so we walked her up to the cafeteria, the guys set her up with her plate (smashed sweet Haitian potato with milk and sugar on it), and she asked us to please leave.  She came home with Junior 45 minutes later just beaming, and has asked every night since to "please go eat with the guys?"  Lily loves her life...:)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012


is just not gonna be
one of those babies
who tastes sugar for the first time on their 1st birthday.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


This girl is all over the place!  Her little knees are red from the tile, just like Lily's were :)
 It's a lot warmer than it was a few days ago :)  Sofie LOVES bath!

 She never likes the toys I give her, and is now knocking her bucket over to get what she wants!

Monday, January 9, 2012

on the move!

Sofie has started crawling, clapping for herself, and calling "Ma-ma-ma-ma!" when she wants me...which is really cute, even first thing in the morning when I can hear her calling from her crib.  (I am SO not a morning person!)  She took two crawl "steps" yesterday (is there a word for that?) and now is going across the kitchen to get to the cat food.

 She's loving watching the Baby Beethoven DVD's Aunt Patty got her...she stares like this the whole time :)

Growin' girls!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lily and Matt, off to Meijer this morning.

Lily: "Bye, Mom!  I'm going with Poppy!  Don't be sad!"

Stacey: "OK, babe!  But I'm gonna miss you!"

Lily: "But mom, I STILL love you.  OK?"

Stacey: "GOOD.  I still love you, too."

Lily: "OK, I'm going.  Don't cry!  I still love you!"

Stacey: "OK!  I won't cry!  Bye!"

Lily:  "I still love you inside of my heart!"

So now Mom is crying.  When did she get so old!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Lily!

 Sofie LOVED the giant characters, and watched the whole afternoon.

 Lily's second birthday!
 She looks so big!

Sofie's first experience with cotton candy...oh man!  She was IN LOVE.