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.
Like I said in my totally awesome nautilus post, we have been going to the zoo a lot lately. I thought rather than make a post about each one (because even I know that would get really boring) I would lump some of my favorite pictures here instead. Enjoy!
These pictures are actually from last July. I’m going to try and do a few of these zoo posts over the next few weeks to get caught up.
Lil is so over me taking pictures of her. When I ask her to smile for me or at least not growl I get something like this.
She said that the penguin was singing.
She’s pretty much obsessed with this African musical instrument.
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.
A few weeks ago Waldo and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. When we woke up I told Waldo “happy anniversary” and he replied with his usual heart melting mushiness. “It’s great that we’ve been together for 5 almost 6 years and things are just the same; great, today as they were when we first realized there was something there”. Alright I did paraphrase a bit, but that was the jist. And his comment about ‘something there’ is because we were friends, really good friends for about 12 years before we went on a road trip together (not for the first time) and both of us realized that we were way more than friends.
I guess because we had 12 years of practice at being friends and we had that history (both of us going through some real big ups and downs and being there for each other) really helps. We knew what we were getting into and we knew we already got along.
When we had been together about 6 months one of our friends mentioned our honeymoon period and it probably ending soon. We are very happy to report that our honeymoon period never ended. Even though we spend literally 24/7 together we have the same great, close relationship we did when we first got married.
I love Waldo with all of my heart and I know he feels the same for me. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next 5 years brings along with the next 50.
We just can’t stop going to the Zoo and Aquarium. We went to the aquarium a week or so ago and had a blast.
We bought Lil a camera for Christmas because she loves to take pictures. She had a great time taking pictures at the aquarium.
The best part was the octopus. Every other time we’ve been there he’s just a glorified rock on the bottom of the exhibit if you can see him at all. This time he was showing off.