October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We did some early trick or treating this evening before Lila had to get ready for bed. Lila really enjoyed it and figured out right away that if she went to the door they put candy in her bucket. And if they let her pick out her own candy she grabbed a handful!

Ian and Chris are going to go out again after Lila is in bed, but so far he hasn't made anyone cry.

The scary crypt keeper.

The cutest bumble bee.

And her stinger.

October 28, 2008

18 months old

Lila turned 18 months old yesterday and had her check-up today. She weighed in at a whopping 21 lbs 2 oz (up to 10th percentile for weight, yay!) and is 31 inches long (25th percentile). The doctor said she looked healthy and is doing great. He was especially impressed with the number of body parts and animal noises that she knows.
Lila knows the words hi, bye, Mama, Daddy, this, snack, thanks, bless, uh-huh, back, where is it?, there it is, help please, doggy, kitty, ouch, okay, boom, fish, and car. Sometimes she will also say Nana, Auntie, breakfast, giraffe, and I did it.
She loves ALL animals and knows the noises for dog, cat, elephant, lion, sheep, goat, monkey, bee, and duck as well as the motions for bunny, butterfly, squirrel, and crocodile.
She can point to her mouth, teeth, nose, eyes, cheeks, ear, head, neck, hair, feet, toes, wrist, hand, elbow, knee, tummy, and bottom.
Her favorite foods are canteloupe, wheat thins, dried fruit, goldfish, cat cookies, and cereal bars.
Her favorite things to do are vaccuum, put toys away, listen to music, and give hugs and kisses.
(The shirt in this picture is another adorable creation from our friend at http://www.sweetbirdie.com/.)

October 27, 2008

Boo at the Zoo

We all went to the zoo on Sunday. It was a beautiful day so all of the animals were out and very active.

Lila and Erin

Gary, Ian, Erin, and Sue

Lila saw all of us pose for pictures in this and thought it was hilarious so we took her picture in there too.

Lila spent most of the trip in the Baby Bjorn zipped up in Chris's coat.

Trick or Treat

On Saturday, we went Trick or Treating in downtown Elmhurst. It was a little chilly, but we had a good time. Ian only scared three girls with his costume, so all in all it was a good day.

Ian fixing his hair in a store window.

Ian with the Fuego Loco mascot.

Lila did not want to pose for pictures, so this is the best shot we have of her bumble bee costume.

Lila had her first lollipop on Saturday. Clearly, she was a big fan.

October 26, 2008

Weekend Fun

Gary, Sue, and Erin came to visit us for three days and to see our new house and new town. Here are some highlights from the weekend.

Lila liked playing with Sue's phone and camera. She especially liked looking at pictures of herself on the screen.

Ian and Erin's self portrait.

Lila getting a back scratch from Gary.

Erin and Lila coloring during snack time.

Stay tuned for more pictures from the weekend, including early trick or treating and a trip to the zoo!

October 22, 2008

Playing Outside

It's getting much colder outside, although it doesn't seem to bother Lila. She looked too cute in her hat and sunglasses so I had to take some pictures.

October 18, 2008

Coloring Together

First Swim Meet

Ian had his first swim meet last night. It was called a fin meet because all of the kids wore fins for fun. The purpose of the meet was to show everyone how a meet works without the pressure of a competition.


Swimming the backstroke.


Snack Time

Who me? I wasn't giving snacks to the doggie.

October 11, 2008

Fall Festival

We went to another festival today, this one geared specifically to kids and in Elmhurst. It was close enough that we could walk there and back which was nice as well. We are certainly enjoying the beautiful fall we've been having!

Ian in the bounce house.

Lila and Chris on the train. This week's train attempt was much more successful since Lila could ride with her daddy.

I love my balloon!

Chris, Ian, and Lila in the petting zoo.

October 5, 2008

Apple Fest

We went with some of our new friends to the Apple Festival in Long Grove today. We had a great time, except for the fact that we had to leave early due to rain and didn't get any apple pie to take home. It is definitely something we will plan to do again next year though!

Lila said she wanted to go on the train with her friends, but when it came time to actually shut the door, she freaked out and didn't go.

Chris and Ian sampled a wide selection of the fried foods.

Lila tried some of my strawberry lemonade, her first "juice" (haha) ever and was a big fan. She probably would have drank the whole thing if I had let her.

October 1, 2008

Go Cubs!

This is the year!