February 27, 2009

Splishin and Splashin

It was a long afternoon here. Ian didn't have school today and Lila's Miralax that she's been taking for four days decided to start working during naptime, so with a restless preteen and a napless toddler at home I decided we needed to get out. We decided to check out the local indoor water park and had a lot of fun.

They had a lazy river, a kids play area, two big water slides and several small pools. Ian spent the entire time on the water slides and Lila and I hung out in the little 3 foot pool. She jumped in over and over again shouting "one two one two THREE!". After about 40 minutes Lila had had enough so we changed and had a snack while we watched Ian go down the slide.
Every once in awhile Lila would look over at the slides and wave, saying "hi Ian" whether he was there or not.

Ian on his way back to the slide.

February 25, 2009

February 21, 2009

Lila's First Haircut!

I either realized I have been slacking or caught a case of "keeping up with the Joneses", but when I found out that three of Lila's little friends have already had haircuts and their hair is shorter than Lila's, I scheduled a haircut for Lila right away.

We went to Kid Snips and had a fantastic experience! Lila is going to want to get her hair cut every day now, I think, because she got to watch Finding Nemo while she got her hair cut, plus she got to pick out a prize and a lollipop when she was done. AND we bought her a new ball because she was so good.

Lila's "before" picture sitting in the police car chair, already zoned out watching the movie.

The first snip!

The only time she cried was when they first put the cape on her, but once she got her blankie she was fine.

She got her hair dried and even had a little mousse in her hair like a big girl.

Our little Zoolander posing for her "after" shot.

February 19, 2009

Muscle Club

Lila started a Mother's Morning Out program this morning called Muscle Club at the Hub. She will be going once a week for two hours and her first day was great. She didn't cry at all when I dropped her off and the teachers said she did great. When I picked her up and asked if she had fun, she very enthusiastically answered "YEAH!".

Unfortunately, I came down with a flu bug last night so I spent my entire free morning camped out on the couch.

February 17, 2009

Last Swim Meet

Ian had his last swim meet of the season last night. He swam three events and because it started at 5:00 instead of 6:15 we were all able to go, at least part of the time, and cheer him on.

Ian swimming the freestyle where he got another personal best!!

Right after his first event.

Lila eating her dinner while waiting for Ian's race to start.

February 14, 2009

Poor Lila

Lila was up ALL night last night so I took her to Urgent Care as soon as it opened this morning and found out that she has her first ear infection. Poor thing! She seems to be feeling much better after just one does of Tylenol and one dose of antibiotics, so let's hope for a good nap today!

February 12, 2009

Pee Pee on the Potty

I want to start off by saying I am NOT potty training. I think I started way too early with Ian and as a result it took a ridiculously long time and I could have saved us a lot of frustration by waiting. However, Lila has been obsessed with watching me go potty for a few months now (there is no such thing as privacy when you are a mom) and last week started asking to sit on the potty herself. This week I bought her a potty seat that fits on the toilet and she has been asking nightly to sit on her "own poppy". Until tonight she had just been sitting there hanging out for 10 minutes or so, but tonight she actually went! She was rewarded with a Hersheys hug so we'll see if we get a repeat performance tomorrow.

Then and Now

I have my camera back! And I'm feeling a little nostalgic today so I decided to do a then and now post. I got Lila dressed today in her Valentine's Day outfit from last year so I decided to take a picture. And this afternoon I worked on scanning in some pictures of Ian's elementary school years because he needs them for a school Memory Book project.

Lila on Valentine's Day 2008

And in the same outfit today, only she is refusing to smile this year.

Ian's Kindergarten school picture.

And his 5th grade school picture.

February 9, 2009

Personal Best!

This post is a little late, but Ian had a swim meet last Friday where he got a personal best in the freestyle! Way to go Ian! Mom and Dad drove up for the meet and Katie, Tim and Tony drove out from the city so he had quite the cheering section to witness it!

While we together we also celebrated Katie's birthday a little early with some cake and then a fun night out.

February 1, 2009

Swim Team

Ian's official Swim Team picture