Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy One Year Gotcha Anniversary!

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we first met Lily. Since I am having foot surgery tomorrow and we are moving in two weeks, many of the special events I had thought about doing on this day will have to wait for another day. But I do have two special blog additions. One is a movie I've been working on for months that captures Lily's first year with us (see below). The other is the following list of 10 things we love about Lily!

  1. You say mom mom instead of mama or mommy.
  2. You insist, no matter what it is, on doing the same thing your brothers are doing—like walking out into the deep part of the lake, or pounding on the vending machine reminding me to get a drink for you too!
  3. You are compassionate—you immediately start to cry when you see Sammy cry.
  4. You squeal when you see food coming to the table!
  5. When you wave hello, or goodbye, you only move the middle two fingers on your hand. It’s a tiny little wave for a tiny little girl!
  6. When you say one of the few words you know, it is a small, quiet and breathy voice. It is such a refreshing change of pace from your loud, boisterous brothers!
  7. You twirl my hair while I’m rocking you to sleep! (Sometimes, it almost puts ME to sleep!)
  8. You hum all day long to yourself as you go about your business. And the really cute thing is that you hum right on key! Twinkle, twinkle is your favorite.
  9. You not only kiss your stuffed animals, but you put their little snout right in your mouth and walk around with it in your mouth.
  10. You bop and rock and chair dance in your car seat when Cold Play’s Viva la Vida comes on the radio! (It’s my favorite right now too, Lily!)

4 comments:

Denise said...

May I add to the list?

1. When you smile (which you do more and more each time I see you), your WHOLE face smiles!

2. You have the cutest darned pigtails that I've ever seen on a baby girl.

3. When I first met you, I couldn't hold you. After a couple of months, you would cry when I held you. Earlier this month, you came right up to me, sat on my lap, and handed me a book. Who wouldn't love that?

Happy Gotcha Day Lily!
And Mar, Rob, Joey, and Sam, what a remarkable life you've given this little girl.

Blessings to you all!
Love,
Aunt Denise

3 Peanuts said...

Hope you get this...I think Dawn liquid dish detergent gets most things out and there is another stain remover called "Grandma's Secret Spot Remover" that works wonders. The problem is that the clothes were dried. That will likely have set the stains. I only hang dry clothes until I am CERTAIN all stains are removed.

Let me know you got his and I hope you are recovering well:)

Kim

The Jops Family said...

Thanks - it's really easy. just go to leeloublogs.com, pick a design, and follow the directions. I do recommend saving the website addresses that you have. I lost mine. But the pictures and archive were all still there. Good luck - and can't wait to see the new look.

The Jops Family said...

oops - it's leeloublogs.blogspot.com
Have fun.