These are from September of last year. You can see that around this time I decided to start trying to grow the front of Lily’s hair out.
More picture from last August.
At our zoo you can feed the Sloth Bear. She likes little meal worms. I think they are super yuck and so does Lily, but luckily you don’t have to touch them to feed the bear.
You drop the worms in this tube and the bear sucks them out from her side. It’s fun. Probably not for the meal worms, but for the kids it is.
I want more meal worms.
I can’t believe how much she’s grown in the last 8 months. This picture just kills me.
Last August Waldo’s sister Christy and her son Jude visited. We were going to go to the zoo, but it was so crowded we couldn’t find a place to park. We decided to just play in the park right outside the zoo and feed the geese the popcorn we brought for them. Then we went to the aquarium.
Oh wait, me too.
Last summer we got Lil a balance bike and a few days later she saw a Hello Kitty Big Girl Bike at Target and has been talking about it every since. Because we had just bought the balance bike and well because she was too little for a Big Girl Bike we have been telling her that we will get it for her when the weather gets warmer this spring. As soon as we got paid this month we headed to Target and got the Hello Kitty Big Girl Bike. Lily was in heaven.
A few days before we bought the bike we ordered her a doll bike seat so her Buddies could go for a ride. This was a BIG hit.
Here’s Lil’s first ride.
She spent way more time using her breaks than going forward. But it didn’t take long to figure it out with Daddy’s help.
About 5 minutes later Lil was an expert (well almost).
The next day we searched high and low (I mean it, we went to I don’t know how many stores) to find elbow and knee pads. Hello Kitty of course. We finally found them at Walmart.
One of the things we prefer about Boise over our beloved Montana is the more mild winter. Last winter we only had two or three snows at our house and only one time did snow stick around and get deep enough to make a little snowman. We kept being told that it was an unusually mild winter, but we loved it. Well let me tell you, last winter must have been unusual because we’ve already had snow at least three times this winter and the last two have lasted overnight. I love looking at the snow, but I hate driving or walking in the stupid crap. Lily loves all of it however. She’s wanted to build another snowman since we did the one last year. So I put on my big-girl-Mama-panties and we went out to play in the freezing snow.
Unfortunately the snow didn’t agree to be snowman worthy. Lily didn’t let this bring her down. She just played and played. Snow angels worked out pretty good and I made three different colored water squirters for her to color the snow. Even without a fantastic snowman my girl had a good time.
I have always loved the look of snow sitting on tree or plants so I took some pictures of the plants in the back yard.