Monday, October 24, 2011

Last weekend we went to the local corn maze and pumpkin patch.

 First stop, pictures. Because we knew if we didn't get them at the beginning there was no way Lilly would let us get them later.

She loved just running around out in the open area.
 Next we tried to take her picture by the pumpkins, but it was too late. She had already seen the animals.

  So we headed off to the animals. Lilly stopped to look at the pigs and they all came running over. But she kept her distance.
 She even loved checking out the animal fact signs. Ha.
 The goats were definitely her favorite.
 But she liked the chickens too. The cow and sheep didn't even give her the time of day so she ignored them too.
 Next we headed out to the corn maize.
  Lilly was already tired of walking so Dad carried her most of the time.

 She loved to pick up sticks, break them, and throw them.

Had to stop back at the animals after the maze. This time Lilly tried feeding the goats, but she always picked up the tiniest pieces of hay. She still loved it though.
Next up, hay ride to the pumpkin patch.

" Look Dad, pumpkins!"
 "I got this one."

 Finally she picked a perfect sized pumpkin.

Finally, we took the cow train ride. Lilly loved this too!

In the end 2 thumbs up from Lilly. And if you made it to the end of this post, 2 thumbs up from me... cause it was long!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beauty Queen

Some days Lilly is all about the bracelets, the fake lipstick, the glasses, the shoes, the necklaces. You get my point, right? Girly, girly, girly.. And then other days she refuses to have any sort of bow in her hair, plays with cars, and laughs at burps and farts. 

Can you guess which kind of day this was?

Monday, October 17, 2011


 I  had definitely heard people talk about dust storms here in Lubbock. I mean, we've lived here for over a year and I've seen a lot, A LOT of windy, dusty days.  But now I truly know what a dust storm is.  

We made a quick trip to Walmart, literally a one minute drive. After we finished and started the drive home, this is what we saw heading toward us.

Yes, that is West Texas red dust. It has to be the craziest thing I've ever seen, weather wise.

 We got home in about a minute, unloaded the groceries and went inside.

Christian grabbed the camera and went outside to document. Lilly and I came out for a minute and once I saw how close it really was, we ran back inside. Before we got there I already had a mouthful of dust.

Once we were inside, this is what is looked like outside. It was as dark as if the sun had already set and was soo RED! I felt like Wall-e.

Christian even took a little video for you, if you really care that much.

Find it here. (Because Blogger is being retarded and not letting me embed it.)

So crazy. So now when people talk about dust storms, I understand.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Hokey Pokey

I introduced Lilly to the Hokey Pokey a couple of days ago and it is already a hit. She likes to do the dance and she is starting to sing some of the words. Mostly the last word.  Check it out.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Picture Taking Rules

 Lilly has recently decided to take a new approach to my picture taking. 
First, make sure to always wear Mom's shoes.
Second, refuse to open her eyes.

She is wearing my boots in the second picture. Also if you're smart you might be able to figure out her halloween costume. Haha. She is wearing 90% of it in this photo. I made the dress and this was her final fitting. Now I just need to finish the headband and tail.

 Also I got my haircut. Here is a little before and after action.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Montana: The Final Chapter

One day we headed up to Glacier National Park. We went to the top of one of the mountains in the park that had a hike to a lake overview. Let's just say that we didn't quite make it all of the way. Everyone else did, just not me, Lilly, and Gramps.

 It was way colder than anyone expected or was prepared for.  I think it was in the forties and snowed a little at one point. That is one reason we didn't make it. I didn't have a carrier so Lilly had to walk and if you look closely she is only wearing 2 light sweaters and socks with sandals. We were so naive about the weather.

 This was as far up as we made it. And yes Lilly's face was covered in oreos. That is how you keep a little girl happy in freezing weather.
 Lilly did NOT want to take a picture with me. She missed her nap and was showing us why that was a bad idea.

 We saw some animals along the way. This is a marmot that ran right across our path.
 And a little family of deer.
 Afterwards, we stopped at A&Ws on our way home.
 Lilly and Olivia just chilling together. They were running all over the place together and even dancing to the juke box.

Cousin love.

A couple days after this our camera stopped working so I couldn't take anymore pictures. So this is the end of the Montana trip. After I got home we sent it off to get fixed (thank you warranty). It is back now and better than ever!