My sweet littles

My sweet littles

Cy and Lila

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bathing Buddies...

Cy and Lila took a bath together for the first time tonight & had so much fun splashing about. Cy acts completely giddy whenever he gets to do ordinary things with his little sister...laying with Lila in her crib, reading books together, when Lila sits on Momma & Papa's bed & watches her big brother as he plays in the pillows, & now getting to be bathing buddies! It thrills him to no end that Lila Grace is becoming such a fun playmate now that she has started sitting up. And it thrills this proud momma to see how very much our little lovebugs adore each other!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

5 Months...Sitting Up & Starting Solids

Our baby girl is 5 months old & hard at work at learning all kinds of new tricks! She's able to sit up unassisted for longer and longer periods of time each day, and after putting off starting solids because we've been so busy with the move, she's now given rice cereal a try. I can't say that she's a big fan, nor can I say that much of it has made it to her little tummy, but Lila Grace definitely gets an "A" for effort. Here's what Lila is up to at 5 months old...

~Starting to jabber away. I hear "m's" a lot. Putting my money on "Momma" being her first word :)
~Just moved up to Size 2 Swaddlers
~Wearing 3-6 month clothes (6 mo. Ralph Lauren)
~Still sporting size 0 shoes- most the time she's shoeless or wearing "Toe Blooms"
~Takes 3 naps a day. Morning & early afternoon usually last 1.5-2 hrs, then she takes a short power nap around 4 or 5 pm for 30-45 min.
~Drinks 4- 8 oz. bottles a day
~Lila has the most adorable giggle & loves to laugh at silly sounds or faces.
~She kicks her feet & raises her arms when she wants to be picked up.
~One of my very favorite parts of the day is when I go to get her out of her crib in the morning. As soon as she spots me, she gives me a huge grin...just melts this momma's heart!
~We've only attempted cereal, up to this point, but plan to incorporate veggies soon.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Weekend- Part II

Today, we had lunch with Travis' family. The weather was absolutely gorgeous so I was able to capture many photos of the kiddos outside collecting their eggs. Easter is such a special holiday for both of our families, as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, and enjoy another opportunity to be together. It's crazy to think that this time last year, Travis and I had just found out that we were expecting Lila Grace!

Throwing his coins in the fountain...

Easter Weekend- Part I

Our fun-filled Easter weekend began with the annual Hughes Egg Hunt at my grandparents' house. We enjoyed great food, lots of play time on the Rhino, 4 wheeler and riding lawn tractor, an egg hunt, and the kids were even visited by the Easter bunny, himself! Good times!

Monday, April 18, 2011

So In Love!

I'm sure that most of you mommies will echo my sentiments, but I am absolutely, positively, without a doubt, head over heels, utterly & completely smitten with my little man! I think he just might be the sweetest, smartest, funniest, most kind, thoughtful & handsome 2 year old (well, just nearly) that I have ever met! He keeps me in stitches, amazes me with his exploding vocabulary & how quickly he is learning, and touches my heart in places I never knew existed with his loving spirit. I am so in love!!!

Cy has been putting 2,3,4 words together at a time as of late. Here are some of my favorite phrases.

"Momma's, Bed...Fy (Fly)"- He wants me to throw him up into the pillows on our bed
"Mash Toes"- mashed potatoes
"See, Birds, Outside"
"It's Comin'" & "Wait, Wait"- as he turns the handle on his jack in the box expectantly
"Momma, Feet"- what he says when he wants to raise the foot rest on the recliner for me when I'm feeding Lila.
"Damp's Dows"- Gramps' cows
"Momma, Tent & the name of a toy of his choice"- He loves for me to join him and whichever toy has struck his fancy, at that particular moment, in his play tent, in our basement.
"Go, Mimi & Damps' House" or "Go, Gigi's House"
"Poppa, Bed...See me!"- when he wants to get in bed with Poppa
and my very favorite: "Momma, Hold you...sit." He says these sweet words on rare occasions when he wakes up in the middle of the night parched and needs some water and a bit of cuddle time with Momma, in Cy's big boy bed. :)


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sitting Up!

Lila Grace has followed in her Momma's footsteps- sitting up at 4 1/2 months. She's a bit wobbly, but can officially sit up unassisted! Such a big girl!!!

Notice her big brother providing some encouragement. :)

"Guns Up!"