Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lilly, I said no more growing up!

I don't know what she is thinking.  I mean how dare she turn the big one?  The birthday that Rachel has been teasing me with for the last year because she knows it marks the beginning of a whole new and different babyness. (no, she isn't a toddler yet. Nope. )  Sigh.  Luckily, I can live through others since Lia had her daughter today!  Who needs more babies when others will have them for you?  Right? 

I will post later about Lilly's very happening birthday party (complete with cake, a candle, a few modest gifts that were bought in a mad dash this afternoon and 7 people that think she is the coolest thing since sliced bread.)  Here are some of the uber adorable things that Lilly is doing that I am sure my other kids did, but I can't remember them.   

  • While nursing today, I was making some phone calls.  When I hung up, Lilly wanted to join in on the chatting.  She grabbed the phone, put it up to her ear and started chatting away. (while nursing, may I add) Lilly!  No talking with your mouth full.  I would have taken a picture, but....yeah.
  • I took a few pictures of her in the few moments before Rach's soccer practice started.  The whole time, Lilly was talking to a neighboring soccer team.  Since they were the rude sort that doesn't respond to a baby a field away, she got progressively louder.  Maybe they just didn't hear her the first time, right?  
  • Lilly rode in the baby carrier while we were working on our garden beds.  She spent the whole time playing peek a boo with Autumn, even when Autumn wasn't playing back.  From one side of mom to the other, yelling "Ah-na!" (which we are pretty sure is Autumn!)
And tomorrow we are off to get this newest baby on camera.  Can you believe that she now has the same birthday as Lilly, my dad AND my grandma?  What are the odds?  Lilly has a birthday twin. (kind of.)  I can't wait to hold her and smell her.  and smell her some more.  Why did Lilly grow up again?  


nikko said...

It's so heartbreaking to see them grow up, isn't it? A quote I love says, "It kills you to see them grow up, but it would kill you faster if they didn't". Love it!

Jenn said...

Happy birthday, Lilly!

I miss my babies being babies too. And my baby is starting kindergarten in a few months. I am just not ready.