Monday, February 21, 2011

15 months and Curls

After breakfast yesterday morning, I decided it was time to do a quick photo shoot of our rapidly growing gal! Since we just went for a 15 month check up last week, we found out Lydia is gaining ground on the growth chart finally! She weighs 20.9 lbs (13%) and is 29 inches long (12%), still sweet and petite :) This has been such a fun season of watching her learn SO many new things and trying to say her own language of course! I am learning that everything I say is sinking in that little head, so I better be careful! For example, since I say "Weeee" every time I push her in the swing, she now says "wee wee" when she just sees the swing :) Boy, are we glad it is swinging weather!! It is amazing how God created seasons and uses something as simple as changing temperatures to bring such joy and refreshment to His children!
Now on to lots of pictures....

Bath time! The tug boat that Moo Moo gave her for Christmas is her favorite to play with in the water for sure. Now all we have to say is "boat" at anytime of the day and she makes a motor boat noise with her mouth. We love it.
Suds are fun
Lydia LOVES wash cloths, probably b/c they double as a drink since she loves to suck all the water out. She is learning how to wash her body parts. So far she will wash her feet and face :)
Hair drying reading time. She still loves books!
Our favorite is Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. She does an amazing job at showing how the whole Bible points to Jesus, "our Rescuer", and how from the beginning of time He has loved us with a " Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love." I know Lydia can't understand it now, but Brian and I are refreshed in our understanding of the gospel every time we read it to her. Seriously, it is a MUST have!
Post shower curls are the best! Once she takes one nap on them they start to go these pictures were strategically done right after her hair dried :)
What a big girl, "reading" on the new table PaPi build her for Christmas! Thanks Dad!!
She still loves Ellie for sure, but Ellie gets a little rambunctious during play time, so the gate has come in handy.
Dee Dee supplied us with some singing and dancing stuff animals for Christmas. Lydia LOVES them. She "dances" whenever they start singing and she hands it to us as soon as it stops to start it again. Jingle Bells all year at the Cosbys :)
I've tried to show her that there is an easier way to stand up, but she insists to do it this way :)

She loves to pull up on everything!
And still loves to put everything in her mouth....including her new table.
Loves to blow Kisses. We love it too!
Big grinner :) If you look close you can see her 2 bottom teeth....and if you look even closer you can see the big back left molar. Yes, all 4 molars are coming in. Most random tooth order ever. Our doctor said she must not have read the book.
Loves to walk holding on to the wall and sticking her tongue out. She is an expert walker while pushing or holing on to something, but has only taken one independent step. I think we will have a walker soon!
Another good 2 tooth shot
She has turned into and expert bow remover and will always perform that trick on demand....or any other time she remembers she has one in.
A few pictures of the AMAZING art table my dad made for Lydia. I asked him to make us a basic, easy art table, and we get an heirloom! Not the first time...and I hope not the last!! We sure are blessed!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Catching up...with pictures this time!

Catching up. The story of my life :) OK, I hope the pictures work this time! I am trying to learn how to upload pictures faster...and obviously the way I tried last night did not work....What just happened to the past 3 1/2 months?? Getting around to blogging and sewing the button back on the pants Brian gave me to fix in November has only taken me 3 1/2 months. Sorry Honey! Here are a few quick highlights from our eventful past few months. It was hard to narrow down the hundreds of pictures I have taken...but here it goes.

Hooray for a visit with Jud!! We only get 1 or 2 a year. Hope we are changing that this year! We miss you bro! Harris family grill night.
Lydia and I visiting sweet Grammy
Our 2 minute sled ride....
This is what we really think about the snow! Spring come soon!!

Our mid January Cosby/Echerd Christmas. Always a blast! Especially this year with 3 cousins 2 and under!
Cousin shot...the best we could manage! Lydia loved it despite her face :) Hayes and Lilian are so much fun!!
Amazing New Year's Day Wedding!! Congratulation Aaron and Vio!!
Snellville Christmas outing: Yellow river game ranch! What a blast!
Friendliest deer you have ever seen!!
Lydia and Daddy getting a talking to by the crazy goat
Great shot with Great Grandma the day after Christmas...we are getting good at "alternative days" for holiday celebrations....gotta love nursing :)
Mid December "Cosber Christmas"!! What fun!
My 2 favorite reindeers!

Family Christmas on December 23 :) Present opening is a process for sure...I think she is starting to get the hang of it.
Small group Christmas party! All of us together in one room...amazing no one was sick! We love our small group.
Family shot on thanksgiving. Don't look too close or you will see the start of my 2 pink eyes that have since flared up 3 times....thankfully I have not passed it along, as far as I know. If I was not a crazy hand washer before, I am now. Surprised I still have skin on my hands :)
Harris/Sutton/Cosby/McDonald Thanksgiving shot....dont be fooled by the Santa hats...we were just bringing in the season :) I can always count on Mom to bring out something for us to wear!

Aunt Robyn took some family shots of us at Thanksgiving. Thanks Rob!! What a blessing to have a great photographer for a sister.....I aspire to be one's on the list....

Lydia loves her Aunt Robyn!!