|Nothing better than being outside with no pants on|
|Just a cute picture|
The first week in March, Lilah and I piled in the car at the awful hour of 4 AM and made the 10 hour trek to Visalia to stay with Shannon't family. The fact that it was my niece Peyton's first birthday was the overall reason for the trip. Lilah is a trooper in the car. I couldn't ask for a better traveling partner. The week started off great. Lilah had SOOOO much fun with her cousins. They are all going to be such good friends. The birthday party was good. And then we ended the week with sickness. Yes....more sickness. But it didn't stop Lilah from hanging out (and ultimately sharing her sickness with everyone). When Lilah was starting to feel a little better and I was just starting to feel like I was coming down with it we made the long drive home. Lilah was trooper, but driving that far that long when you don't feel good was terrible.
|The girls playing|
|My adorable niece Peyton|
|My adorable daughter|
|Lilah liked Peyton's birthday present|
|The present opening crew|
|Yum - that frosting is good|
|Ok, that just looks disgusting|
|Hiding out in the quiet house|
|So this is why Duke put up with Lilah all week|
When we got home it took me almost two weeks to recover from the nasty bug we caught in CA. But in time, with some antibiotics for a sinus infection, things seem to be back to normal for us. Lilah decided it was time to only nap once a day, so she takes one afternoon nap now. She also weaned herself off her bottle completely. She was down to just one in the morning and she stopped asking for it, so I stopped offering it to her. She can be so easy some times. The most exciting part of the last month is that she has started talking like crazy. Her vocabulary is huge right now and she just wants to read books ALL the time. She loves pointing out all the things she knows and her pronunciation is getting better and better daily.
It was a real treat to have my parents come out for a week at the end of March. They got to witness the changes that Lilah has made since Christmas. She is changing so much I know that they wish they got to see her more. But it was so great to have them here and Lilah loved having them too, she always had somebody paying attention to her. For my Dad's birthday I got tickets to go see a Spring Training game - it was the last game for the Mariners and the Rockies.
|Enjoying the game|
We also spent a day at the Wildlife World Zoo. Lilah was using some of that vocabulary to name animals and learned how to talk like a monkey. She and Gramps had a great time together looking at all the animals. She got most excited in the aquarium and was running around, crazy, excitedly pointing out all the fish and critters. It was a fun day.
|Checking each other out|
|Watching the birds, monkeys, and fish with Gramps|
|The baby monkey was one of my favorites|
|Another cute picture|
|Oh, I see him!|
|Not sure what to think about touching anything in the touch pools.|
Daddy took this picture last week. This is the position that you will find Lilah and I in most of the day. Reading, reading, reading.
I had the hose on our poor citrus trees one evening and Lilah has stepped outside for a few minutes. I watched from the kitchen window as she gingerly picked up the hose and checked it out. Then started playing with it a bit more, and got more and more wet. Time to start playing in the water outside.
|Am I in trouble?|
|Hey, this is pretty fun to drink from|
|She is enjoying herself, I promise|
|Watch me go|
|That was AWESOME!|
|Just another cute picture|
|Time for a snack after all that playing, and time to get home, the sky is dark|
If you made it to this point, you must really care or be super bored and have nothing else to do. But I am finally done! I will try to keep blogs coming more frequently now that we are not sick anymore and getting out of the funk I was in. Because we are NEVER getting sick again - ha ha ha!