Saturday, February 23, 2008

Willow and Dad Brush Their Teeth



















Seeing how Willow is now the proud owner if 4 teeth, she learning how to take care of them. It's always good times with Daddy!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Willow in the Buff

What could be cuter? We all need a little more naked time....

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Smelling the Roses...

Beautiful Willow, today I showed you how to smell a rose...
The look of excitement and delight on your face was pure joy-love. This age of discovery is just the coolest time and I look forward to showing this world and all it's wonders, big and small! Now each tine we walk by the roses you kick and say 'huh-huh' meaning: 'Let me smell the pretty roses again!'
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Friday, February 15, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Our Valentine...

The whole concept of Love takes on a new meaning for us this year. It's not about flowers and dinner dates (although flowers are always pretty, the dinner date thing seems like a faraway dream...)and those seemingly shallow pursuits of Hallmark Love that just a short time ago seemed important....no, now life has shifted and Love seems like a different thing. It's about the balance between pursuing our own happiness and dreams and providing so she can find the same in her life. Each love filled day that I spend with Willow, watching in delight as she learns how to make a new sound or laughs and smiles at my silly mama dancing or reaches out to touch my face and hair as I am nursing her, rouse in me a feeling a Love so profound...I guess it still surprises me. This Valentine's Day I dedicate to our sweetest little chereub...because she is the earthly, tangible manifestation of our Love...and that makes her the biggest, most precious Valentine present ever!
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Everyday Life.....

Things in my life sure have changed in the past six months. Here's me hanging out on the floor of Willow's nursery, doing a diaper change. Note the large puke on my sweatshirt. The excitement, the glamour, this is what it is all about....and I wouldn't change it for anything.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Willow at the Library

One of our favorite places to go to is the Library. We can walk there, and they have a great children's section. I was really surprised to see how well Willow could sit on the little chairs. Her first time playing with the little wooden puzzles was great! She was really interested and engaged for quite some tijme...although I think she would rather eat the yummy wood pieces than anything. She also loves to stand at the little toddler section with all the board books and 'picks out' the books that she wants to take out that day....so cute!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Willow at the Pool



Here are some pics from Willow's first time at the pool. Opa came along to take pictures and to see her experience the water for the first time. I knew that she would love it because it has always been clear how much she loves the water from her rambunctious bath times...but I really wasn't expecting her to be such a natural. She didn't cry once, either getting in or out or even getting changed.


The water is very warm and shallow and they have these cool floating saucer things for little ones to float around in. She can actually kick and paddle herself to where she wants to go...it's really amazing to see. She seems to love the mobility that it allows her. I even took her out of it and held her so he can do her kicks and I gentley dunked her fully underwater with no complaints! We have been back again since and I am hoping to go every week. I am glad to have found another fun thing to do with the babe!