Sunday, May 3, 2015

Feels like Summer!

Hey Y'all!

Haven't posted anything recently because I don't feel like spending my days on the laptop when its nice outside! I was cooped up all winter with Lila and now I LOVE going outside with her during the day. We have a lot coming up in the next couple of weeks so I probably wont post anything too long. 

Lila has been sooooo active the past couple of weeks. Yeah, it can get exhausting following her around all day, but I also love going outside and putting her down. Basically any day we are home and it feels nice we go outside, I set up her little area. I try to do my workout while she plays in the grass and the sandbox. 

I also try to take her on a lot of walks. It is extremely quiet and we just listen to the birds chirp and eventually make our way down to see the horsieeeess!! I actually let Lila get out of the stroller because she points and babbles when she sees them. Lila LOVES these walks. It makes my heart so happy! At least once during every stroll, she will look back and up at me and just gives the biggest smile! I feel like she is saying "mom, this makes me happy. I don't mind walking in silence." 

Almost every week we meet up with Li's bestie, Brielle..

Recently we have really been getting together with both of our families. Friday we went to David's grandfathers house to visit his neighbor's farm animals...

I love this picture of all of them! Great Pop saved the day with giving Lila some sweet cheerios! 

This weekend was actually very nice because Lila stayed with my mom while Dave and I had some fun. David had a big end of the year banquet for his job and then we went to a little after party at his friends house. 

It was nice to let loose for one night. I always forget how awesome it is to be off mommy duty for a night. It was also nice to meet Dave's friends from work. They were all really cool! I realized that they knew a lot about me already...thanks, Dave ;)

Before I met up with David, I had dinner with Brielle's mommy, Sarah. We had been saying forever that we need to get out of the house and get a drink without the girls. When we have play-dates we end up loosing our train of thought, eating with frustration or trying to entertain our kids. We TRY to carry on conversation, but it usually gets interrupted! Anyway, we decided to go out and we met at La Tolteca (my fav mexican rest.) We enjoyed margaritas, chips and dinner and had a full conversation! It was sooooo nice! 

LASTLY...We went to my moms today to pick up Lila. Dave and I met my family at my brothers soccer game and then went back to enjoy a little BBQ. It was so good! Lila had so much fun. The girl loves running barefoot in the grass. She also loves ice cream...but who doesn't?!

Enjoying the hurdles-just like Mommy! 

"Mimi, you make the best ice cream" ;)

I gotta get to bed! Lots to do tomorrow! 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lila's 15 Months!

Been a little MIA lately. Hectic past week. There are some weeks where we stay home and  we are sooooo bored. Then there are weeks like last week and this week where I have too much to do. When it rains, it pours. 

I will start with last night because it was so exciting! Dave and I went on a date!! We haven't been out alone in awhile! He told me that he got an email from the stubs program at the movie theater and received two free tickets to see Age of Adeline. I was soooo excited because I wanted to see it! I did not know this until we went in, but the movie does not even show for another 2-3 weeks. There was security in the theater making sure people were not recording it... So we went in, printed the tickets and the lady said to come back in 30 min and they will start seating. Well 30 min later we went in and the two last seats were the very front row. Ouch, my neck. I knew it was going to be crowded because it was free, but I thought they were going to START seating in 30 min. GRRRR. Anyway, the movie was really good. A little cheesy during the beginning and end, but overall good movie. Dave even liked it. Shout out to the in laws for watching Lila!

Now working my way backwards..My best friend, Chandler, came home from college for the weekend with her friends to go to the horse race! I have gone a couple times before, but its been since high school. Lila has never been and she loves horses, so I was excited to bring her along! There's good food, drinking, horses and fun times! 
Aunt Chan (Lila's Godmama)

 These are Lila's 3rd grandparents: Aunt Kimmie and G Bob (Chans parents). They are awesome! Lila is about to snag his drink.

Thank God she is sleeping. She was a little antsy the entire time. 

 My Bestie! 

The next day we took Lila to the park before heading up to my moms house. It was really nice outside and we were happy that Dave was able to hang out with us for the day. He has been working like crazy recently and we have not seen him a whole lot. Can't wait until summer begins and he will have normal job hours. 

 You see the kid with the floppy hat sitting on the ground playing with mulch? Yup, thats mine. Lila, we can play with dirt at home..why did we come here?

Farmer Lila realized that they had a sandbox!

 I love this picture so much. They had no idea that they were both making the same face. Can you tell they are related?
Oh, and this is from my moms house. Lila! Wait until I get you a tissue!! ;)
(that's the pond fountain)

Now for the last part. Lila is now 15 months! Each month was exciting before she turned one, but now its every 3 months! I was not planning on taking photos of Lila but then realized it was so nice out and I wanted some good photos of her walking around. Obviously we cannot afford to have all of Lila's photos done professionally, so I take them all. I love doing them anyway. I know my kid better than any photographer so I feel like she is more comfortable. This was literally a three minute thought process. I thought about the dress, and obviously her new boots. I looked outside and saw yellow flowers and it all clicked! I quickly grabbed her rocking horse (that I LOOOVEEEE! Her godfather got it for her for Christmas. Big roses all over it. We call her Rosie)

I realized while taking the photos that Lila was not her smiley self. Honestly, sometimes I like that. Yes, I love her smile, but I love when she is concentrated and serious. There is this one photo from my 3rd birthday that I love. When I saw this photo of Lila, I thought of mine! Shes looking down, but I love that you can see her face without all of the goofy smiling. Sorry my photos is blurry. SOOO old ;)

I know that this post has a lot of photos, but there were lots of events and I had my camera out all week. Sorry! I am making a bunch of different dinners and will hopefully post the recipes soon! 


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Weekend (From our Messy Bunny to Yours)

Well..Our second Easter as a family has come and gone. I have to say that this Easter was a lot more exciting than the last. Lila actually walked around four different egg hunts and loved it! Last year she was still so little and basically slept the whole time. So much has changed (besides Dave's wardrobe.. haha). 

Before you go any further...WARNING-lots of photos. 

We just realized that Dave wore the same thing both years. Woops!

So this weekend was extremely busy for us. We went to church Friday night, my in-laws country club for brunch with the Easter bunny, went to dinner with my "second family", had church  with the in-laws and then made our way to PA for my mom's Easter dinner. 

Brunch with the Easter bunny was a lot of fun! Both David's grandparents and parents belong to Sparrows Point Country club, so we all got to enjoy the Easter experience with Lila. She was not too thrilled to see the Easter bunny, but whats new? However, she loved the Easter egg hunt even though it was soooooo windy! I am shocked she was able to walk.  

 Daddy, Lila and Great Pop

"I am not going any closer, Mom."

 Grandparents, Great Pop, Lila and Dave

 Great Grandparents!!

Oma (Dave's mom) and Lila!

 Now...For the ride home that I will never forget. There were many crafts that we could make while at this brunch, one being grow you own baby carrots. We planted the seeds in a pot and went on our way home. I put Lila in her carseat and Dave packed up the car. He put the pot of dirt and seeds near Lila thinking "..she probably can't reach that..". Never underestimate a child Lila. We were a good 10 min on the road when we both started wondering what Lila was playing with. She was loud and I did not remember giving her a toy. I remember Dave saying "oh shit, the basket". I looked back and immediately turned back around in my seat. "Dave pull over. Its everywhere". We started laughing so hard because it was just unbelievable! I think I was laughing because there was nothing I could do to fix Lila's new white Easter dress that had not made it to Easter yet..We pulled over and before doing anything, Dave snapped a photo. She was just so happy. She even smiled for the photo..

I thanked God A LOT right after this photo because I was able to brush all of the dirt off. As for the carrot seeds..We will know in a couple weeks if they have sprouted in Lila's belly. 

Finally Easter! We woke up, gave Lila her Easter basket, let her go on our mini egg hunt, and went off to church (breakfast/egg hunt/service). From there we went to my moms, ate lots of yummy food and relaxed all night! It is my absolute favorite holiday dinner. Good job, Mom! It was definitely a busy/enjoyable Easter. 

Spoiled with sweets!

Mimi and Pops!

I hope everyone had an amazing Easter. Can't wait for next year!