Tuesday, August 30, 2011

5 months + a trip to Utah

Lily is almost 6 months, so I better hurry and record her 5 month stats:

As of August 10th, she was 14 lbs. 2 oz., but I'm pretty sure she weighs much more than that now. I feel like she grew overnight. My poor, wimpy arms can't take much more.

She:
  • can pivot on her stomach and gets up on one knee like she wants to crawl
  • is so smiley and has developed such a sweet personality
  • loves people
  • has really taken to solids. We've only given her cereal, peas, and carrots. She loved the cereal and the carrots. The peas not so much, and I don't blame her. She makes an "mmm mmm" noise when she wants more.
  • can sit by herself for a short period of time
  • likes to pull her binky in and out of her mouth and tosses it

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On our trip to Utah, she did so well on the plane rides. I was such a proud mama. She was also so happy and content, and loved all the attention she was getting from the family. We had such a good time and got spoiled by Cole's family with meals, movies, good conversation, and even babysitting! We hit up Cafe Rio, Spark, Taco Time, Glacier Pass sno shack -- all our favorite places. I also got to see so many friends. Lily met too many people to name. I miss the beautiful weather and my beautiful family and friends. Can't wait to come back! Now for a picture overload:


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Cole took these pictures of the Ballard home

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Lily + Grandpa Ed

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Lovely Heather, Lily + future baby Ellsworth

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Molly + her sweet new baby, Reese

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Big boy Luke + Alex

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Lily + her cousin Maisey
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

headbands.

Just wanted to share what I've been up to lately. I love louandlee on etsy, but unfortunately I can't buy a headband for Lily every time they come out with a new, cute one (which is very often), so I got resourceful. Here are my creations:

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My model got a bit uncooperative, so I didn't get close-ups of all of them. Most of these I gave away as gifts, but I'll be sure to make more. Let me know if I can make you one!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

a comparison

If there were ever any doubt about Cole's role in this baby-makin' business, there should be none now. These pictures kinda blow me away. It's pretty easy to say Lily just looks like me because of the dominant asian-ness, but she's got a whole lot of Cole, as you will see:

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The hair, the lips, the chin, the looong fingers, and even the eyes look alike to me. They're my twinners, and I love them both!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

today.

Today...

I went grocery shopping at 8 a.m.
I bought a basil plant.
Lily had a blowout.
I crafted.
I made more effort on dessert than on dinner.
Lily and I waltzed around the living room to Chopin.
I gave us mani/pedis.
I cried watching this video.
I learned a new song.

...was a good day.


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Playing catch-up

I went on hiatus from the Internet for a while because I was getting slightly obsessed with blogging, Facebooking, Pinteresting, etc. It actually wasn't that hard, although it probably helped that I was busy packing, moving, cleaning...and our Internet was technically not connected. Anyway, here's a little recap of what we've been up to.

Lily has started teething and so she drools/chews on everything. We bought her Sophie the giraffe, and she can now be found making out with sucking on it 90% of the day.

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We've also started her on rice cereal. The first few attempts were unsuccessful and messy. Lily has started to warm up to the idea though, and so now it's just messy.

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Attempt #1

Our good friends, Anne and Michael, are leaving us for bigger and better things (i.e. grad school) so we threw them a surprise going away party last night. As you can see, we had quite the spread.

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They're not going to Germany, I just thought "au wiedersehen" sounded festive (just realized I spelled it wrong. how embarrassing)

I made these cookies and cream cupcakes. My favorite part about them, aside from their deliciousness, is that you can see the Oreo through the bottom wrapper.

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And I've decided I have the cutest friends ever:

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It's been a fun and busy week, but I missed you, blogosphere.