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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dress rehearsal.

We can't wait to see these two perform at the Gala this weekend!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The pool is open!

And despite blue lips...

We couldn't be happier!

(It's not actually cold. Unless you stay in the water for hours at a time and you have zero percent body fat to keep you warm.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My favorite flowers... one year later.

2006 (3 months)
2007 (15 months)
2008 (2 years old)
2009 (3 years old)
2010 (4 years old)
2011 (5 years old)
2012 (6 years old! How is that possible???)


 Here's the rest of this year's in-the-lilies-pictures!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Grammy came to town to babysit, and she brought Lily's favorite dog!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Future vegetarian.

We're sitting at dinner, having hamburgers. Lily is (shockingly) eating it with no complaints. So when she turns to me and asks, "What's in a hamburger?", I groaned inwardly and answered vaguely, telling her that it's the same meat that's in meatballs and chili and meatloaf - all things she likes.

Lily saw right through that and asked, "No Mommy - I mean, what ANIMAL is it?"

Fine. Fine. Fine. I told her that hamburgers come from cows.

Lily considered that and then followed up with, "Oh. Do they have to kill the cow?"

In for a penny, in for a pound. So I told her the truth, and waited for the drama.

Instead, I got another "Oh" before she took another bite.

Anyone think this isn't going to come back up later?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day 2012.

My day began with breakfast in bed. And jewelry. AND a basket for my bike. But even better than all that was this note from my big girl...
Plus this, made at school. Lily can't remember what kind of flowers she planted, so we're all waiting for the big reveal!
There was this book, made by Lily. "You are the best Mommy."
"I love you Mommy. You are swyt."
"You are the swytist mommy I evr so." (Illustration of Lily and Mommy)
"I love you soe Mommy". (Family portrait - including Auntie)
"By Lily. The end."
And then there was this...
That was her script for this (Thank goodness Daddy built them a stage!):

The lyrics...
My heart just overflows. I am the luckiest Mommy there ever was. And I love, love, love these girls. (And their Daddy.)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day Pictures

My gift from Daddy and the girls...

My girls make me giggle.

Being silly.
Running wild through Duke Gardens.
Sweet Lily.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Muffins with Mom.

To celebrate Mother's Day, we got to have breakfast at Lily's school.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Water fun.

With the neighbors! Gotta love these first few warm days.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kindergarten Orientation.

It seems like we were just here, sitting in this gym, nervously getting ready for Lily to start kindergarten. And now here she is, performing in front of the incoming class. Wow - this year has flown by!

 "Singin' our Alphabet"


 "I like it here!"