Friday, September 26, 2008

Two nights away...

Lily is with her Dad this weekend...and for the first time in her life will spend two nights away from me. I think this is good practice for the three nights I will be in San Francisco next month for work (oh my goodness, I am so excited!!!) I am sure I will miss her more than she misses me but I have lots of stuff to do this weekend to keep my thoughts otherwise occupied.

First tonight, thank-you Briana for free Mariner's tickets. I know they suck this season but oh well. I love watching baseball. It'll be great but probably cold so I am going to get seriously bundled up- probably so much so Briana won't sit next to me because I will look like such a dork. Seriously, with like a winter hat and gloves plus my winter coat and don't forget my pink fleece blanket. Well, it's Lily's blanket but I am going to borrow it. So there. So if you watch on tv just look for the nerd wearing all the clothes like it is snowing out or something (even though the weather channel says its still in the upper fifties.) Anyway.

And for tomorrow I have to say thank-you in advance to Joeleen and Danielle for truly spoiling me for my special evening out with Micah. They are coming over in the early afternoon to help me with my make up (apparently Danielle is an expert, whoo hoo for me!) Then Micah is going to pick me up and whisk me away for a romantic evening at the Paramount seeing Phantom of the Opera and dinner afterwards at Canlis. I could seriously get used to this!

I don't think I will want to wake up from this dream weekend and have to come back to reality Monday morning- but I am sure I will have plenty to brag about to everyone at my office!

Oh, and last night Lily stayed up late with me and we watched Survivor together. She loved all the Jungle animals they showed and I got to watch for once. Whoo hoo. I guess she will have to be my new survivor buddy. It was fun though because we made popcorn and Lily sat in my clean laundry basket (clothes included because they were warm from the dryer). We also shared mugs of green tea. Ah my girl. I am training her well, no?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend too.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


My darling child is three years old 8:56 am this morning to be exact. How quickly these last three years have gone- and how many amazing things she has learned.

In this last year she has built her vocabulary to amazing levels. She has worked really hard on Potty Training (as you all know), she can get dressed herself for the most part, and memorizes song lyrics and short stories.

She can also listen to stories way longer than those baby board books too. She makes jokes and knows when she is being silly and how to get a reaction. She loves to help me out around the house by doing dishes, helping sweep the floor, cleaning the toilet and she even helps me make pancakes some mornings. She has made new friends at school in her new Preschool class.

She's struggled with being independent and her sheer will to get exactly what she wants. She has faced her fear climbing on the toys at the park- and now does it on her own. She is working on sharing even though it is really tough and working on using her words when she's mad. She is learning empathy and wants to give me a hug when she see's I am sad.

All in all, she's my wonderful three year old girl. I am so happy to be her momma!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Lily's Birthday is coming up...

I thought I would share pictures from her other birthdays. Can you believe how much she has grown?

Happy September!

Happy Anniversary Dad and Di!

Lily asleep in Swing at Greenlake Playground
So we are doing really great. We have had so much fun these last few weeks. We went to Greenlake with Micah and Elliot. Lily had so much fun she fell asleep in the swing for 15 minutes or so. It was so cute.

First Annual (?) Horning Family Rock Band Contest

My Sugar scoops sugar! She sure loves her oatmeal.

Last weekend we had BBQ at Gramma and Poppa's house- Micah got to meet everyone : ) and we played Rock Band. Everyone had a lot of fun, though I think John and Alex have a distinct advantage over the rest of us….Uncle Dat and Lily had fun playing with Tigger in the Pooh house. Lily kept laughing so hard when they were playing. I love her laugh!