Wednesday, October 22, 2008

7 months old!

Can you believe our little girl is already 7 months old?? It sounds so old :-) Wasn't she just this tiny little newborn? I know she still looks little to most people, but to us she is getting so big so fast! Happy 7 month birthday Lily!

The best Daddy in the whole world!

Sorry all you other fathers out there, but Steve really is the best daddy around :-)!! He is such a wonderful husband and is awesome with Lily. Her face just lights up when he comes into the room. It's a special treat when Steve is home at night because he has youth group and softball and tennis matches, etc. that take up a lot of nights. So last night Steve gave Lily a bath (in the big bath tub since she is sitting so good now!) and they were so cute. Lily was pretty hilarious, she was taking her rubber ducky and dunking it under the water over and over again! Steve called me in to see it in action, so, of course, I had to take a couple pictures!

Then this morning, after I got out of the shower I found Steve and Lily looking so cute and comfortable in our bed....I am so lucky!!

our friends the Elwells

The Elwells are some of our best friends. They have two beautiful girls, Sydney who is 4 and Rylee who is almost a year. Lily and Rylee are best buddies and we LOVE spending time with them. They came over for dinner on Monday night and I had to snap a couple of pictures of the two little ones in action :-)

friends from mexico...

Luis and Aide are great friends of ours. They run a home for boys down in Tijuana, Mexico and provide a huge ministry to about 20 boys. They are amazing people who we really look up to and feel honored to call our friends. Luis and Aide came to Santa Maria to speak at a church this past weekend and were able to carve out a little time for us! The last time we saw them was last December and Lily was still in my belly! We all had a blast checking Lily out and visiting with each other over lunch, we can't wait until our trip in December to see them again!

Grandma DuBransky

Steve's mom watches Lily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays while we are at tennis practice/matches. It is such a blessing to have her watch Lily. The other day I came home from a match and this is what I cute!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

tennis star

On Mondays we take Lily out to tennis practice with us. She is so good, and the girls love her. I couldn't help but snap a few pictures when Steve put her in the basket of tennis balls!

she's trying so hard...

Lily wants to crawl! She just hasn't figured out how to make it happen yet :-) She is a busy little girl, scooting all over the floor (she recently discovered that our kitchen floor makes a different noise when you hit toys on it!). She gets up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth, and often times she gets up on her hands and feet (sort of a "downward dog" position for all you yoga lovers out there!) it is so funny to watch!!

The other day I left the room for just a second and when I came back I couldn't figure out where Lily had gone! After looking around the room for a minute I realized that she had crawled underneath her exersaucer, she was pretty proud of herself!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Solid Foods!

We started Lily on solid foods when she turned 6 months. She loved the cereal right away, but wasn't too sure about any other flavors. She has recently decided that she LOVES sweet potatoes. She's definitely an eater, it's pretty funny to watch her open her mouth as wide as she possibly can in preparation for her next bite :-)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Waller Park

This past Saturday we had a great "family day" at the park. We walked Lily around in the stroller while she napped and then we hung out on the grass for a while (we even fit in a few trips down the slide!). It was such a fun day to just relax, hang out as a family and really enjoy each other. We are so blessed!