Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Had a great visit this past weekend with my paternal grandmother in town (Nonna) and my dad's sister Aunt Kathie. Our initial plan was to have Lillian's first food experience on display for the whole family on Saturday evening, however, after some poor planning on my part and running into the "later" evening we were dealing with a baby looking at us saying, "the food still isn't ready and now I'm not only hungry but tired." Food was postponed to Sunday with just myself, Brett, Lily, Lucy and Becky. Butternut Squash was on the menu (had leftovers from the soup I made the night before) and Lillian clearly loved it (see pics below)... plain, with garlic, with curry - anyway she could get it she was a huge fan.
4 generations
Not so sure about this...
Lily gives her "snort" of approval

Lucy is LOVING the licks of food. This has us mildly concerned as many of you know Lucy was deemed "overweight" at the vet a couple weeks ago, so these food droppings from Lillian are not going to help w/ fat camp. :)
"I'll take it from here"

All this eating is hard work - all showered up and ready for to snuggle in with a good book and a nap!

Viewer Discretion Advised... (many of you requested a pic of this so here it is)... the aftermath :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Oktoberfest: Leavenworth, WA

Friday afternoon we headed to Leavenworth, Washington for Oktoberfest to surprise our dear friend Kimmy for her 30th birthday. 14 friends + 3 kiddos + 3 dogs + 1 house = too much fun!
Here are some pics:

Steph came over early to attend Lily's dance & development class before he had to hit the road - Lily LOVED having Auntie Stephanie there and was fun to share the experience w/ Steph

Lily on the ride to Leavenworth sitting in the back w/ Aunt Steph
Awaiting Kimmy's arrival


Brad fit in better than the rest of us - dressed quite appropriately

Lily hangs w/ buddy Avigail - Avi has been a very kind "sharer" of her clothes over these past several months as her mom Tami packs up bins and bins of clothes every couple months for Lily to borrow... Lily the Tank has almost caught up to Avi now though so will need to be returning the favor!

Aunt Kimmy, Baby Avi, Momma Tami & her son Deacon, Aunt Jaime (baby whisperer who got Lily to nap at the festival) and Lily
The boys (minus Uncle Jake)
Surprise! Ran into Jamie Uphus at the festival too, yay!

The Crew
Lily getting snuggle time w/ the birthday girl

Time to head home w/ new hat from Oktoberfest