Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Massive Baby

I was sorting through my photos from the past month and encountered this little gem:
Please don't worry.  Lydia only weighs 16lbs.  The camera adds a little weight!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Baby Whisperer

Lydia was baptized this past weekend (more on that later) and we were blessed to have MANY family members in town, including my dad.

My dad is one of 10 children, and has always had a special fondness for babies.  I think babies have a special fondness for him too.  Needless to say, Dad and Lydia were thrilled to spend some special time together.

Lydia is a very active baby and will rarely remain still for any length of time, except when sleeping.  Even when she's asleep, she does a great deal of kicking.  Somehow, my dad was able to lull Lydia into a calm state! She was so content just being held.

Dad and Lydia walked around the apartment...

Did some rockies in the rocking chair...

This one cracks me up- love the baby belly!

Relaxed in the easy chair...

After all this relaxation, Lydia was ready for a little fun.

So, Dad taught her a new trick, a little game we like to call "The Weeee's!" (say "weeee" in a high pitched voice).  Lydia grabbed her ankles, Grandpa grabbed Lydia's ankles and wrists and swung her back and forth while saying "Weeeeeee!" She loved it.

When it was all over, Lydia begged for more by grabbing her ankles!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Discovery

John and I routinely take walks through our neighborhood. We're very familiar with the area, but we discovered something totally new this past Saturday. We took a walk through a small park nestled in an apartment complex and found this:

It's a giant slide and a sand pit! John is excited to take Lydia for a ride later this spring.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Oldest Piece of Clothing I Own

I think I can safely say that the oldest piece of clothing I own is the baby dress shown in the family photo below.
The dress is now nearly 26 years old and in perfect condition.  I was 2 months old when I wore this lovely white dress, complete with smocking and pink and blue embroidered squirrels.

Lydia (4 months old!) wore my baby dress to church yesterday. I was definitely a much heftier baby than Lydia is.

I think the dress will still fit her for another few months, especially if she wears it with leggings.
What a special memory! I'm so glad my mom saved this little dress.