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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Not even a year

We went to the zoo this week.  The weather was gorgeous on Thursday, and we just had to be out in it.  The zoo was fantastic.  We definitely had our best zoo trip ever, no fussing, no falls, no drama, just fun.  I was flipping through the pictures, and I had to go back and find the matching picture of Lily from last year.  We took the pictures in the same spot.  The first was taken in June of 2011, and the second March 2012.  We no longer have a baby.  We have a big girl.  :-)

I'll post about the trip sometime later.  It was full of discoveries, and really fabulous pictures.  But I thought it would be fun to show her change in appearance.  Sweet baby.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Belated Valentine

As always...

Cayce's ship has been in a busy pattern recently.  Here for a week, gone for a week, here for a week, gone for two weeks, etc.  Between his sailings and my return to grad school this house has been chaotic.  Cayce's currently on a 30 day convalescent leave following shoulder surgery...again....and I'm winding down on my final few weeks of classes so we're taking time to enjoy family life.

Cayce's ship was gone for a couple weeks around Valentine's Day.  As a fun little thing to do Lily and I made sugar cookies for Cayce to take with him on the ship.  I for one am not a fan of sugar cookies...they're just sugar? However, Cayce loves them and it was something fun for Lily and I to do together for Cayce.  Cayce photographed the event for posterity.  :-)

First of all.  Lily and I are in complementary Mary Englebreit aprons.  She had a lot of fun and exercised her mischievousness. 



Looking adoringly at her mother... she always does this.... I promise.  ;-)


This was hilarious.  I turned around to wash my hands following the egg cracking and Lily, as any child should, immediately grabbed for the spoon.  Of course she had been trying the entire time, but Mommy kept saying "no." Smarty knew with my back turned that spoon was hers for the taking... and may I point out Cayce was standing right there, but was she afraid of Mr. Softy's response? No. Choco's also very jealous Lily's getting some of that and not her. 


Playing with the flour was the best part for her.... other than eating raw cookie dough.

Ooooooh.  Yummy cookies.  :-)

Cayce wanted to make a special cookie for me. ;-)

Finished product.  Not beautiful, but something to remember.  Yes, I used a package mix.  Yes, I put in actual red dye.  Sue me.  I was making cookies.  :-)

Cayce took a little video.  The quality is not the greatest, but it's something.