Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lilly, the Gardener

Lilly worked in the yard tonight....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break

Spring Break came and went entirely too quickly! We started the week working on the house. We painted the new baby's room....but still have to finish it because as I was working on the 2nd coat, I realized the paint store gave me the wrong color!!! I was so annoyed. I told them they should send someone out to paint for me (they thought I was joking and just gave me a new gallon of paint and free supplies). We also set up Lilly's "new" crib and moved the "old" crib into the new baby's room (because it matches the changing table). I'll post pictures as soon as the room is a finished product.

BY THE WAY: We have a name for this new baby....

Katherine Elizabeth Ciardi

We will call her Kate.

Both Katerine and Elizabeth are family names on multiple sides of our families.

We actually switched rooms with the new baby. Our new room is more seperate, so hopefully in the first few weeks, Miss Kate won't wake up Miss Lilly. We'll see about that! Chris also worked on putting up the chair rail in Lilly's room. It's ALMOST finished.

After we worked non-stop for 4 days, Chris' mom came into town for a few days since we weren't able to make it up to New York. It was really nice to have her here...especially having another pair of hands for Miss Lilly. We mostly just hung out around town (going out to eat, going to Vintage Township and their park, playing at Toys R Us, going to an old-fashioned soda fountain, working in the yard, and hanging out at the house)....it was a lot of fun and lots of rest.

I think I've finally realized that this baby is really on her way! We have 9 weeks to go before she comes...and SOOOO much to do! Overall, I've felt really good. Yes, I'm fat and tired. I figure the tired part comes more from chasing a toddler than from being pregnant!

Here's some random pictures of Miss Lilly since my last post...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Around the House

Getting ready for church...

Lilly and the paparazzi: "Please, no photographs."

Hiding from Daddy

Lilly put these boots on all by herself.

First Girl Scout Cookie

Lilly has a new found love of "art".

Oh, and by the way....the new baby is a girl!

Friday, January 02, 2009

A Year in Review: 2008

I'm not just posting a year in review because that's what people do at the New Year...but also because I seem to have negletted my blog for most of the year! And because I've had several people say they're waiting on a new post. So let's play catch-up...I'm going to skip January-May and pick back up in June of 2008.


Well, actually...this is more like a May/June combo. We finished the school year and most importantly, bought our new house! (Well, not so new...but new to us!) One of our favorite parts of the house is the backyard. There's quite a bit of work that we want to do to the house...stay tuned for more info on that! Lilly really likes to spend time outdoors. Lilly begins to get some teeth and enjoys experimenting on lots of new foods! We also love this month because Wade is here!

Lilly gets more teeth!

We ran a Mr. W's Fireworks stand in the ghetto-ist of all Lubbock. We even got broken into one night. But at least Lilly was safe and sound at home with Kay-Kay.

And the best part of the summer was going to visit all of our family in New York.

August was mostly spent relaxing and getting ready for the upcoming school year. Oh, yeah--and learning to walk!

We enjoyed spending our weekends at the park and going to the Lubbock and Abilene fairs. We also got a new big girl car seat!

October brought a one year birthday! We were very excited to have Grandpa and Grandma Ciardi come all the way from New York to help celebrate! And this is the month Mommy finds out she is going to have another baby!

November, of course, was Thanksgiving. I know we took pictures, but they don't seem to be on my computer...hopefully, they are on Chris'.

Well, here we are...just about done. December was possibly the busiest month yet. Mommy had lots of concerts and both Mommy and Daddy had to finish up school work for the semester. But we survived it and really enjoyed Christmas break! We spent Christmas and New Year's in Abilene this year (with a brief return to Lubbock so that Ty and Chris could tile one of our bathrooms). The new baby seems to be growing well. We will find out the sex in about 2 weeks. Enjoy the rest of the pictures, and hopefully I'll be a better blogger in 2009!