September 23, 2007

Rainy Day Babies

This weekend Lillian got to see her very first rainy day. To celebrate, we went out for a walk in the rain. Eric carried Lillian in the Baby Bjorn and zipped up the jacket over her to keep her warm and cozy. We all enjoyed the change of pace from the hot sunny days.

Lillian has also been working hard on her developmental milestones. This past week she added rolling from back to front to her repertoire. She is also able to push her chest and belly off the ground in an attempt to crawl. Eric describes the pose as somewhere between the upward facing dog, and cobra poses in Yoga. She still can't manage to get the hips in the air at the same time as the head, but she can use the pose to pivot herself around in a circle. She can also sit unsupported for a few seconds before toppling over.

Next week we are off to Illinois to visit Lillian's other Great Grandma Helen. It will be Lillian's second grand adventure in less than a month.
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September 12, 2007

Traveling Baby

Besides hanging out with family. Kristen and Lillian got to have lots of other adventures during their trip to NY. Kristen attended the wedding of her dear friend Michelle. Michelle is a fellow Yorktown HS alum, and girl scout. At the wedding Kristen got to catch up with some of her high school pals.

As always we were happy to get out side and stretch our legs a bit. One day Kristen, Lillian and Grammy Elaine climbed Turkey Mountain in Yorktown. It was a lovely day and the view from the top was beautiful, we could see the NYC skyline and the Hudson River. Lillian complained the first part of the hike until Kristen realized that the brim of her hat was blocking her view of the trees. Once her hat was adjusted she was much happier.

Kristen and Lillian also spent time hanging with Kristen's dear friend Allison and her sister Danielle. Kristen and Allison were friends back when they were babies. They were born just a few days apart and were neighbors until recently. Kristen and Allison had the opportunity to stroll around the old neighborhood with little Lillian riding along in the stroller and enjoy some good NY pizza.

To see all the pictures from our trip check out our web album.
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September 11, 2007

Hanging with the Family

On Labor day weekend, Kristen and Lillian flew all the way across the country to visit with Lillian's Great Grandma Nora. Lillian traveled like a pro, not crying too much, sleeping most of the flight and giggling in delight as we ran through the airport to make our tight connection into NY.

Lillian had a great time hanging out with her great grandma Nora. Nora loved having a baby in the house and Lillian loved having a new person to talk to. Nora's honey Harold was also a big hit with Lillian, she was delighted when he would clap his hands and wave at her.

Lillian also got to meet her great aunt Diane. Diane is Kristen's favorite aunt, and I'm sure she will become Lillian's favorite great Aunt.

Here is Lillian hanging out with her second cousin Matthew. Kristen used to babysit for Matt when he was Lillian's age. Now he is all grown up and enjoying holding Kristen's baby.

Lillian also got to meet her great aunt Debby and great uncle Rob. She impressed them with her loud screaming upon their arrival. Thankfully her Grammy Elaine managed to calm her down and get her to sleep. Sleeping always seems to make Lillian happy.
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