Sunday, May 18, 2008

The weekend

She's six months old tomorrow, she's been eyeing and trying to snatch my food for a good while now, but I've been too lazy to introduce one more mess and event to the day, until yesterday. She had her first little bowl of rice cereal, and there was no figuring-it-out or getting-used-to-it. She downed it. We had to make her seconds. She seemed so relieved to finally get some action in the eating arena. I guess I'll make it a habit now. I guess I just figured, by the looks of her, that my milk was doing the trick you know?
And the other blue-eyed beauty. Just discussing your average dinosaur-hunt on a Sunday afternoon. It's the only way I could get her to look at me, apparently the dinosaur was going to eat the big leaves coming out of my head. Or something. -- Auntie Sarah, thanks for the cute dress. :)

Doesn't she look angelic. I tell you these cameras can do amazing things. ;)

Melisa and Heath came out this weekend and stayed at a near-by resort while Mike was out of town. (It's hit the triple digits here and we don't have a pool... We've already realized that the size of the house isn't going to be the key to get people to visit us. Need water.) So we got to hang by the pool with her on Friday.

Later that night, Ross watched the kids so her and I could have a girl's night out for a yummy dinner at the Cliffhouse. So fun.

Saturday afternoon, My dad and Marybeth came to join us all and see our new flooring! I almost forgot, I'll have to take pictures of that. I'm SOO excited about it, it looks SO much better.
With Marybeth's help, we even got them to come to church and see us speak in our new ward, now that they live down the street. My dad may have balked a little at the 9 am start-time, but then miss Mila gave him the look:

She comes in handy.


Lacy said...

So awesome Lillie. How fun that you and Mel got to hang out again! And Mila taking solids so well, that's great! We are so excited to see your house and spend some time with your little ones!

S.A.S. said...

Sophia makes the pretty dress beautiful. Mila eats! This is big. Now there's another bribery tool with the yummy fruits you carry around (is it blackberry season yet? can she eat those??). I'm SO excited to see them AND YOU in mere weeks. Thank goodness your flooring is done - a new move-in deserves completion. I want to come see the house. Soon.
Thanks for your voicemail. Return call in the wings:)
Kisses to those beautiful babies cheeks (and one for yours)

Audry said...

Those are great shots of Mila eating. I love her baby mowhawk.

Kimberly said...

We had to speak on Sunday too! Not my favorite thing in the world to do I must admit. Yeah, now I'm really dying (how do you spell that, nothing looked right) to come see the new floor :)

The rlmmmmcaress family said...

Those "first meal" pics should be in a parenting magazine. You got pegged to speak fairly quick. Now you will probably get a calling. Or have you already? We miss you and the girls and Ross too. I think I need to start pool group.

Lindsay & Weston said...

I LOVED being able to give Nate "big boy food". He was eyeing my food at 3 months so I was excited to start feeding him at 4 months. He may not be chunky...but he's a hungry dude. Glad cereal was a hit with Miss Mila! The pictures are adorable.

Must post picture of new floor.

Sarie said...

Love the photos! Once again, that LENS! It makes the hugest difference. And Mila's hair? get right out of town.

Holly said...

Seriously some of the cutest pics!! I can't believe she is already 6 months old. Where does the time go?

Erin Marriott said...

Oh, look at that hair! Mila is such a doll! And so cute that she's so ready for solids. I'm loving your camera, by the way. You're getting really good. And your dad looks great! Still need to call you.