Monday, March 9, 2009

Mommy & Lili Bonding Afternoon

While Daddy & Pops got their measurements taken for their tuxes, Lili and I went to the mall to play. We walked the whole mall. We saw everything at a 2-year old pace (which is a lot of fun when you aren't in a hurry and have no place to be, which we didn't). We took our time.

She and I went on the carousel, which isn't her favorite thing to do but she did indulge me. She did, however, want to watch the carousel. She and I sat on the bench nearby and watched it do its thing and she would dance to the music. She is adorable.

There is this great kids play area at the mall. The only problem is you need 2 people per kid. 1 to sit with the stuff and the other to be baby wrangler. It was darn near impossible for me to run after Lili carrying a diaper bag and trying to help her get on these slick plastic covered play pieces. I had to leave after about 15 minutes (anxiety) because I couldn't handle her and all the kids knocking into her and their oblivious (and seriously stupid) parents. Then I got to drag a screaming and crying and very unhappy Lili away from all the pretty toys.

I made it up to her by taking her over to a quieter spot in the mall to play on the motorized toys. She loved the Ice Cream truck and would play on it without it moving.

This is her trying to flee from the off road vehicle ride. NOT her favorite. She immediatly went back to the Ice Cream Truck.

Then we went to look at the puppies. She was in there ooo'ing and aaah'ing over the doggies for about 15 minutes. We finally had to go and I had to carry a crying baby out of the pet store (if this kid ever thinks she is getting a dog from a pet store she has another thing coming).

I was getting looks from people like I had beat her. She is quite dramatic when she doesn't want to do something.

But all and all we had a great time. I'm still paying for this morning, though. My back and knees are a wreck.

Monday, March 2, 2009


She is so happy. I love that smile!
Posing for pictures on her slide in her new outfit.
I saw this outfit at Toys R Us yesterday and HAD to buy it. This will be her birthday outfit. She could wear a grocery bag, though, and still be so darn cute.