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Monday, February 25, 2008

Riding Guinney

Lydia has developed a great affinity for tormenting the dog. Some of
her favorite games include chasing him and carrying his bone around in
hopes he will chase her. They hang out together on the bed and she
loves petting him. She also has a "chore" which is helping daddy feed
Guinness every day. She loves carrying the food cup and dumping it into
the bowl. She knows his commands and says, "Sit, Guinney" and "Eat" (getting practice at bossing her little sibling around ;) She gets herself in trouble by "sneaking" him food from her high chair and even calls him to lick her empty yogurt cups. He is so patient with her (his exceeds mine most days! ;) Who said dogs were a man's best friend? I think they are a toddler's! :) Enjoy this video clip...

I love you...

Life with Boogles is certainly an adventure. She is becoming more and more of a little girl every day. Her vocabulary is expanding at lightening speed. She now speaks every word that she signs (so she often does both especially for emphasis ;) She's developed variations of "no" such as "nope" and "no way". And she attempts to repeat pretty much everything someone says to her. Her singing is to a new level - she knows whole phrases of songs and fills in words if you stop, for songs like "the ABCs" and "Twinkle Twinkle." Last week she started repeating "I love you." I think my heart skipped a beat. Her version sounds more like "I luh doo" :) Such a sweet moment...

Yes, it's an innovative yogurt-eating technique. While mommy was working on the computer, Lydie decided that perhaps a pen would be a more effective tool than a spoon to get the yogurt into her mouth. Lovely...



"Um, daddy, would mommy really like it if I stepped into this spaghetti sauce-covered pan?"

"Yea, I did it! (even if mommy didn't approve) He he!"


Lydie received Minnie from her grandparents for Valentine's day. She obviously LOVES her: hugs and kisses!


She also got a Mickey cookie - the black icing made for some interesting lipstick.
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Playing in her "boat"

Some mornings I give her a book to read and she requests to do this on the bed.


Lydie and her cousin Gabby with Grandpa & Grandma - what fun!



Lydia on rollerskates for the first time. She basically just stood still in them - had a hard time moving her feet.

She was glad her friend Owen felt the same way...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Super Bowl 2008

I thought I had better post some photos before everyone forgets who won the Super Bowl this year. And in case you needed a reminder, it's the NEW YORK GIANTS!!! (Mark's dream come true... :) Here we are in celebration.

Pre-game

Touchdown, Giants!

Our family



Playing with mommy's hat is so much more fun than posing for pictures!



What better way to celebrate an awesome football game than with LOTS of food!? Lydie and Owen certainly enjoyed their pre-win cupcake.




Wrong ball but we'll forgive her - having a blast with Aunt Jen.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Winter...

WOW - I didn't realize how time has flown since the holiday season. Honestly, not many photos have been taken due to a steady string of illness in our household (as evidenced by this photo...)


Lydie and daddy playing with pacifiers. These are classic!


Daddy took a mid-winter day off so we took the opportunity to go to the PA Farm Show. It was a first for all of us. You haven't lived until you experience tractor square dancing! Lydia LOVED the animals. Here she is with goats but she saw cows, bunnies, chickens, roosters, and horses up close and personal. The food was awesome - it was a great rainy-day get away. :)



Knocked out after the farm show...

Lydie really wanted to be in the photo with the "girls" at Emmy's shower

And learned all about basketball (and wings and fries) from the daddy-to-be, Elliott

"Sharing" her snack. She sure does love Goldfish!

GOOOOOO GIANTS!!!

Lydie wanted to play in Guinness' basket. A couple minutes later we find her trotting around the house with his leash around her neck. Obviously, Guinney is confused. ;)

Licking the platter clean. Trust me, she only does this with chocolate! :)

She is so proud of herself. What a little ham!

Lydie is loving putting on necklaces. This started at Great-ma's with her costume jewelry. Now she gets out the Mardi Gras beads and puts all of them on and systematically takes them all back off and repeats. Adorable.




Queen Lydia on her throne at the Cburg IceFest. She truly was in her glory!

I loved it, mommy, but...

...it's time for "night night". Til next time!