January is already more than half way over.
I got around to formatting a collection of our pics during one of Lily's 45 minute naps today.
Yes, 45 minute ones count.
The Dr. said.
So we are still struggling with the naps, but it is getting better.
And now I am giving up "hang out on the couch time" to write a few ramblings.
Daddy is on dancing duty.
And Grandpa was on pool patrol.
Sunday gatherings have continued to be an interesting part of the week.
Family, fun, and food.
Yes, that is my dad helping in the kitchen.
January brought us a nice five inch rain and a warm day here and there to hold us over to spring.
Lily loves, loves, loves it outside.
The yard is overtaken by squirrels. Open the back door and they disperse to every corner of the place.
On one of the warmer days, we decided to try our luck at the lake. Lily was nervous but held her baby doll's hand to help her be brave.
She was definitely excited.
Mostly just happy to be outside.
And with her favorite person.
The life jacket was not the most fun part.
But the warm sun rays
Made this brief moment of crying and jacket string comforting
Worth the staring straight ahead
And then nap.
Sweet, sweet baby in her
straight life jacket.
We did not catch any fish so we ate corn on the cob instead.
Not fish, but quite tasty.
Fun cousin time
And hiding under the couch.
Mr. Welder has been working on his Christmas present.
While Lily and I have been working on items for Bee Angels.
It's taken many coats and strippings to get the perfect finish. It no longer has this "Lily" but another.
Speaking of guitars, dancing with daddy time just turned into jamming in our jammies time.
That's what happens when daddy's in charge of bedtime :)
A new toy.
If I remember correctly, these were banned.
But Great Grandma had one.
And Lily loves it.
She caught on quickly and she can get everywhere and into everything.
Have I mentioned that Lily loves it outside and loves to stroll?
Oh, and she loves her Daisy and Herman too.
Squeals of delight and then grabs at tails and handfuls of fur.
Lily isn't crawling just yet but she can scooch and roll. I left her playing in the middle of her carpet and came back to this. She pulled her bear off the bike seat, laid on it and then played with the streamers.
I've been busy in the kitchen experimenting with making Lily's baby food. My first efforts were chunky carrots floating in water. Looked like carrot soup, not exactly like Gerber's smooth pudding.
Next batch I whipped out the blender and this food looked just like Gerber's.
Lily wasn't convinced or wasn't hungry but eventually gave in and ate them.
Today was the first attempt at apples.
I checked out the ingredients on Gerber's and I think it was citric acid that was added instead of water as in the carrot ingredients.
Not sure what that is but I guess it helps with the gagging.
"Um, are you gonna get me out of here?"
Not sure what she is looking at, but this is her newest thing.
The end to another beautiful day.
Well, the crew is back to the couch.
Time to join them :)