Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We're not a Turkey yet!

The good news is we have been having lots of fun, seeing lots of family and enjoying some good times with Lilah the past two weeks. The bad news is each time I sit down to post I forget the photos!

So another catching up post is in order, knowing that I will miss something since it's been 15 days!

Heading backwards, this past weekend my Aunt Karen and Uncle Fred (and their dog Zoey) were in town visiting and Lilah took the opportunity to show off her running (yes running!) skills. She is all over the place these days and doesn't ever like to sit down, which makes it a bit hard to give her a bath!

As you can see from this video (if you turn your head sideways), she is starting to be able to think through her actions and is really learning to follow along.

The weekend before this past one, my mom was in town and we did the music class, swim class, routine as usual. I am proud to announce that Lilah will be moving up to a "big girl" music class next session as she is currently the oldest in her class and the instructors gave the OK for her to be in with the older kids. For swim class we are hoping to find something closer to home in the Winter, as driving 40 minutes both Friday and Saturday is starting to grate on Lilah's mommy and daddy!

And before that was Veterans' day. We spent the evening at Elizabeth and Santiago's house where Lilah showed off her flirting skills by playing "peekaboo" with Alexander. She seems very comfortable around him and it is really fun to watch them start to interact as he grows older.

You can check out the "Peekaboo" game as captured on camera.
With Thanksgiving approaching the house is in full "cooking" mode and should soon be full of holiday smells. Lilah has become huge "helper" in the kitchen already, where she is learning to put things in a bowl as I cut them. We just have to teach her not to squish tomatoes as she places them together!
Then after Thanksgiving we will be doing a post holiday dinner in PA (at Aunt Missy's), where Lilah will get to see all of her cousins again. Won't they be surprised that she can now chase them around.
I am sure I have missed about 100 amazing milestones that have happened in the past 15 days, but at least you all have some cute videos and photos to tide you over till the post-Thanksgiving photos!
Happy Turkey Day to all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I agree with you totally. Furthermore I have another point to add. I think its essential that children today have a friendly and good swim instructor to guide them along. So that they will take to the hobby with delight, rather than find it a useless skill. But then again, most kids always love swimming afterall.