Tuesday, August 28, 2007

11 months

Lydie survived mommy's birthday month :)
On my birthday morning I found a photo on my pillow leading me on a photo scavenger hunt. These are some of the pictures that were included in it.

It led me to the basement filled with balloons and my wonderful husband and darling daughter, in hats singing "Happy Birthday" with an ice cream cake! What a great way to start the day!

I had a beautiful birthday celebration - a picnic at PenMar park. The three of us enjoyed a minihike on the Appalachian trail before lunch and relaxing. Dad and I danced to the live bigband music. What a gorgeous day and a special time.
Getting lovin' from daddy

Helping mommy blow out the candles on her shoofly cake - awesome!

Getting a ride from Gpa

Snuggling on Great-ma's lap

The Willson's on mommy's 28th birthday - what more could I ask for!?

Lydia and her cousin, Gabby - double trouble!

Mommy gives kisses while Lydia blows kisses


Maeve is such a trooper. Lydie didn't give up until that hat was in her hands. All the while, Maeve smiles :)

Lydie finally got the hat!

On one of the hottest days of the summer we decided to visit the Exotic Animal Rescue in Fairfield (and of course feed my Polish pottery addiction on the way home ;) Lydia LOVED the animals. She would stare and stare and when they'd move or come close to her, she'd bounce up and down and shriek with glee. The day before we went she got practice feeding the goats at Bender's Produce Barn.
See, she made friends with this goat very quickly even without a snack for him.

Mommy and baby: hot, but happy

Amazed at the animals

I know this isn't of Lydia, however I had to include one of these amazing shots Mark got with our mega zoom lense. When this lioness growled, all 3 of us jumped!

We went to visit our friends who were camping at Caledonia (I wussed out this year) and had a blast. Lydia and Avery are just a joy to watch together. Little blondies.

We took a 15 mile bike ride on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Here we stopped for a rest by the C&O canal.

Well, you've all seen "cute" Lydie, now how about "crazy" Lydie!

She has this habit of pulling at the hair on the side of her head when she's eating if she's tired. Obviously the food acts like hair gel and by the end of the meal she looks like a wild child.

Finger-walking with Gpa

Per Uncle John's request, Lydie got a hair trim last weekend. Her little mullet was driving John crazy (you can see him directing in the 3-person process).

Gearing up for football season. Go NY Giants! :)

A man in his truck with his dog and his little girl.

Drivin' daddy's truck.