Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lily's New Wheels

Lily got a new tricycle (her feet actually reach the pedals).
She loves it! She really enjoyed filling up the trunk.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Kelleys Island

On the ferry

Dad & Lily (I just love this picture)

Riding along with cousin Ivan

Ready to go

We spent Memorial weekend at Kelleys Island. We've been going for many years and LOVE it. This was Lily's second trip to Kelleys and as always she was ready to pack her suitcase.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Our first trip to the zoo

We finally made our first trip to the zoo. It was so much fun and Lily seemed to enjoy it.
She rode the carousel and even though she didn't smile she didn't want off (I asked).
She also replied with a BIG YES when I asked her if she was having fun.

At the new Asia Quest exhibit

Dad & Lily looking too cool

I thought this was a neat picture.
Lily's words...... Marshall, Marshall, Marshall
Marshall is our Persian Cat and he thinks he is a tiger. He must have Lily convinced also.

My first carousel ride. I don't want down! I am having fun! I will not smile.

Birds, Birds, Cheep, Cheep

Monday, May 21, 2007

Looking Cool

Lily loves her sunglasses!! (that wasn't always the case)
If we have our sunglasses on she insists on wearing hers.

My pool glasses/necklace

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Safety First

Lily is all about safety. She talks about seat belts all the time. She likes to make sure that EVERYONE and EVERYTHING has a seat belt on.

The other day when I saw her Dora Schoolhouse "buckled in" I wasn't surprised. There is no doubt that she keeps me laughing. I
get such a kick out of the things she comes up with.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A new favorite Lily picture

I had to add the flower picture because Lily helped me get that one. Those of you that know me know that I LOVE to take pictures.
Well this beautiful white flower was hiding under the green leaves. I couldn't hold the bloom up and take the picture so Lily marched up and said, "Lily do." Her little fingers are under the bloom holding it up for me to get the picture.

Mother's Day

My first Mother's Day was everything I could have hoped for and more.
I am so thankful to be a mother and so thankful for Miss Lily Feifei.
She is my beautiful, sweet, spunky, funny, and cute-as-ever little sunshine! I can't imagine life without her!

Not a day goes by that I don't think of Lily's birth mother. That was no different on Mother's Day. I will hold her in my heart for as long as I live. Without her I would not be a mother.
She gave Lily the gift of life and gave me the beautiful little girl that I now call my daughter. I pray that she will have peace and somehow know that the life she brought into this world is loved so very much.

One of my beautiful roses from Jeff & Lily.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

My mom just sent this to me and I thought it was perfect for Mother's Day! (also very true)

Before I was a Mom~
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom~
I had never been puked on, pooped on, chewed on, or peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom~
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom~
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to
put them down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I
couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom~
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.

I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so
important and happy.

Before I was a Mom~
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every
10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling
so much, before I was a Mom.