Sunday, May 12, 2013

Member of the Mommy Club

I spy a little caboose.
 Lily is napping, the kitchen is cleaned (thanks to my hubby), Jason (my hubby) is outside working and I am enjoying my first Mother's Day, blogging and reflecting in a nice, quiet house.
Last year at this time, I had no idea what was in store.
 People can try to explain, can tell you how much your life will change, but until that little one comes into your world, you just can't grasp it.
Lily's first time inside a jump house!  She is getting so big.
 The good: cuddles, fun, learning, laughing, being silly, exploring, sleeping sweetly, smiles...the joy!
The not so good: crying, worry, messes, not sleeping...but it is all so worth it.
 My respect for mothers has definitely grown.
 I still have so much to learn.
 And am thankful to be surrounded by so many wonderful mothers.
 Oh, and dads too!
 I love being a mom to my little Lily.
We (as in I walk outside to check on the progress) are in the middle of some shop projects.  I hope to show some before and after pictures eventually.
 I am so thankful to have such a great partner in parenthood.
Our Pomegranate is blooming!
 Life truly is beautiful.
A surprise carload of groceries delivered to our house!
 And plentiful!
 I love having a little partner to help me with the daily tasks.
We start out all cute and clean.
 But mostly to make me stop and take a break from my daily tasks to PLAY!
Until I find daddy's fishing frog.
 No, every day is not perfect.  But every day has its perfect moments.
Yum! And yes, her skirt is on sideways.
 Each and every day, when I rock this little doll I kiss her beautiful head and thank God for this blessing I could never deserve.
 I am so lucky.
 I love you, Lily Marie.
Thank you for making me a mom.
And I love you, mom.
Thanks for being my mom.
If I can be half the mom you are, I'll be proud.
We made it through the church service without having to step out.  Granny and Grandpa kept Lily busy!  That's a good mother's day gift!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there.
Time to celebrate some more.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

It's Me, Lily...

 Well, what's been going on with you guys?
I thought it was about time I check in.
 I've just been enjoying frozen yogurt with Grandpa.
 And playing in Grandpa's garden.
 I also helped Grandma and Grandpa celebrate their anniversary.
 I think it's been 39 years?
But I can't remember for sure.  Heck I can't even count to one yet.
 Family Sunday dinner was extra fun last time.
 We walked to the tank.
 Of course Daddy fished and Mommy took pictures.
 It was a long ways...
 So Grandpa helped me cool my aching feet.

 Boy did I like it until he would not let me take off and swim.
 We loaded up on the Gator.
 I sat in the front since I have so much experience in riding machines.
 The guys tried all kinds of bait but I never saw a fish.
 It was time for another ride.
 Granny and Daddy stayed at the tank and told jokes.
 Pancho took a swim.
 And we're back.
 So I practiced some walking with Granny.
 John played on the pier.
 More walking with Aunt Heather.
To end the night John and I whipped up a snack for everyone.
 So that is pretty much what I've been up to.
 Hanging out with Daddy every chance I get.
I hope you have a great weekend and get into something good :)