Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's all about the Lilah (and she has realized that!)

So we all know that the camera loves Lilah, but now Lilah loves the camera. On Christmas Eve, Lilah learned how to take self portraits of herself with our camera - even smiling right after she presses the button and before the flash goes off. So for your viewing pleasure...Lilah taking photos of Lilah....

Lilah has also learned how to play tug of war with Hunter (or as she called him "Unter") and he has learned how to play back!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all! We in the Boig household have been traveling, holiday fools with the pictures to show for it. I'll let the pictures do the talking on this blog entry, but two quick notes ... that since the last time I wrote Lilah came down with and thankfully got over her first stomach virus (after eating pea soup no less!) and the wrapped with care present to the left was Lilah's first X-mas gift from Alexander - a life size Gund duck that she loves!
We started off our holiday season a little over a week ago (a week and a day ago to be exact) when we dragged Lilah and Hunter out of bed to head to my mom's house in NJ. You can see how well the two of them have taken to sharing the back of the car together.

After good food and good presents, Lilah decided to rearrange her Grandmother's spice cabinet over and over and well over again.

We had a very nice and relaxing two days, and a great dinner with my Aunt Karen and Uncle Fred, who got to see Lilah running all around.

While Hunter did his own form of relaxing on her couch.

Lilah also enjoyed playing with my mom's singing frog.

A few days later we said goodbye to one part of Jersey and hello to another as we all headed off to Lilah's Bubbe's house, where Lilah LOVED to play with her Hanukkah tree and point out all the "balls" (ornaments). She now has four words in her repertoire - ball, baby, Hunter and of course Daddy.

We all enjoyed a good game of "Lilah in the Basket".

Lilah very much enjoyed her first Latke and after a week of her barely eating due to the virus it was a good meal to have.

She also amazed us all with her "peekaboo" napkin game.

As well as her "Let me sleep in Hunter's new bed" game.

Sunday night we made our way back to MD to check out our NEW patio! Garden planting has already started and spring fever is coming soon.

We got back just in time for the first night of Hanukkah at home and the second night at Beth and Darryl's where Lilah received her first CD of Rocknoceros, a local kids band with some great music. I think Lilah enjoyed Darryl dancing more than the CD.

The third night also spent quietly at home, before the 4th night where breaking with the tradition of Christmas Eve Chinese dinner Lilah was a fantastic dinner guest at Growlers, a local area brew pub.

And then Christmas itself (wow was that only yesterday!). As with traditions past we attending the annual Christmas Enchilada celebration at the Reich's, where Lilah and Alexander exchanged lovely gifts and the rest of us brought totally inappropriate White Elephant gifts to exchange with each other.

After a full meal and tons of yummy desserts we got to unwrap one last gift of "Lilah in a sac".

We also pondered "Could Alexander really be Santa Clause?".

And just because it's cute, a picture of all the girls at the party (not even taken this way on purpose!).

So with some partying behind us and some still ahead (more night of Hanukkah and New Years still to come. Lilah kicked back with a book.

And well Hunter ... you can interpret that your own way.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blog post created FOR Lilah with love

Heading out to NJ tomorrow for some holiday family time!

Lots of photos, videos and fun updates when we return.

So in case you are wondering who will miss Lilah the most while we are gone, I leave you with this photo.....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Blog post created by Lilah with love


hf zzzzzzzzzzzzzb x

Love, Lilah

The cold and a cold

With the weather outside doing all kinds of wacky things, it was inevitable for sickness to overtake the house. I was ill a few weeks ago, and this week Lilah and Jason followed. On top of it, Lilah is starting to cut her seventh (can you believe it!) tooth so she was a bit out of sorts.
Apparently not too out of sorts to not find trouble for herself though! This week she learned that there are all kinds of fun things to be had in Daddy's end table, including the yarmulke you see her wearing above.

She is also carrying on my family tradition of a love for socks - mismatched ones that is.

Today we had the special treat of being able to "Alexandersit" when Santiago had to do a quick call for work. As always the two of them got along splendidly, with Lilah showing Alexander how to dance to her drum. That was until Lilah decided she was ready for a nap and everyone had to know that!
This weekend we will be working to get the house ready for the holidays (cleaning, etc) and then leaving Thursday for NJ to see Grandma (my mom) and Bubbe (Jason's mom) for some Hanukkah fun.

And to leaving you with more pics from our new camera ;)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hockey, Cameras, Speaking and a Patio!

So first, for those I have been spamming with photos for the last two days, I don't think it is going to stop anytime soon! The Boigs (yes that's us, and me speaking in third person) have gotten a new camera and it's fast as anything shutter speed has caused us to take tons of photos each night....

...if you want to be spammed with photos just let me know, but know what you are in for.

As many of you know last Thursday we took Lilah to the Washington Capitals hockey game at the Verizon Center. With third row seats we were able to take in all the action including watching a stuffed hot dog dance across the ice. (dollar hot dog day!).

Lilah had a wonderful time and even watched some of the game. She held out the entire game (which ended just before her normal bedtime) and crashed on the metro on the way home. We will be going once more on Feb 1st!
As promised in the title of this entry, a quick note about our new patio. Well, the note is that we are getting one! And some work done on the garden as well. here is a photo of what it looks like today and Saturday we will have a whole new photos. Except many outdoor BBQs once the weather gets better.

And the rest of these are just photos to show off the new camera.

Sunday morning in PJs.

A close up from far away.

Getting ready for a bath.

And of course a video chatting away two nights ago at dinner. Her vocabulary consists of "Baby", "Daddy" and "Hunter" right now.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's all about the pictures

Our fantastic photographer Erika is back with Lilah's 1 year photos. I got over 300 of them today and pulled about 40 to post but realized you might get tired of them after a while so..here are some to start and I will post more tomorrow!