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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lotus Kisses the Sidewalk

A few weeks ago Lotus decided to kiss the sidewalk. It was not so pretty. I am not sure what happened as I was not watching her (neither was her daddy). Today her nose and lip look alot better, just a red mark where it is not tan anymore. Hopefully that will go away before her birthday party in a week! Thank you Jace for sharing your boo-boo too, Lotus appreciates to know she is not alone.

tara and lotus

Friday, August 22, 2008

More Pics of Lotus

Hamming it up for the camera.

Look Mom !

Lotus realizes she can swim in the tub!

Lotus realizes she can swim in the tub

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Daughter and Her Daddy

Here are some photos of Lotus and her daddy dancing at a party back in July. Lotus adores her daddy. And he so loves his daughter. I fall in love with Kevin all over again just watching them play together. The sparkle in his eyes when she yells with excitement "Daaaaaddddd!!!". She then runs to him with such enthusiasm and jumps in his arms. It is such a beautiful thing.

A daughter and her Daddy

All Summer Long

More Fun with Lotus
All Summer Long 2

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mommy Went Out !

Mommy finally went out for the night! I had the pleasure of going to see Neil Diamond in concert. This is about the third or fourth time seeing him perform. He is fabulous in concert and it was a great time. I went with my brother-in-law (Jay) and his wife (Sandy)watched Lotus with their children, Brendan & Tara. Lotus had a great time with her cousins and they all went to a party for Tara's traveling soccer team. It was fun night for all. Bonus for mommy is Lotus stayed up late so she slept till 10 am on Sunday. I cannot remember sleeping that late in forever. It was much appreciated.


Lotus and Corn on the Cob!

First Corn on the CobThis is truly an accomplishment for Lotus. Just nine months ago Lotus would only drink bottles. She would not let a spoon, food or anything for that matter near her mouth. Jump forward, today, there isn't anything she isn't willing to try. Now I did say try, if she doesn't like it she will spit it out like a pez dispenser. For the most part she likes unsual foods for kids, shrimp, lobster, crab, green peppers, onions, squash, pickles, cucumbers, etc. Now of course she does like french fries, bananas, pizza and hotdogs. I love her interest in different foods and we let her try anything and everything. We believe it is important to instill good eating habits early in life. Good job Lotus!

Mommy and Daddy

Thursday, August 7, 2008

To Our Daughter

Dear Lotus,

Just a short 9 months ago this past Tuesday you were placed in my arms for the very first time. What an amazing moment, one that we will cherish forever. We have watched you grow into a spunky toddler who is constantly full of surprises, quirkiness, love, and laughter. We see your strong determination to learn new things and sheer excitement when you master it. It gives us such joy to watch your interests develop and enjoy your favorite things. We are so impressed with how well you took to swimming, how much your coloring/drawing has improved, and how well your speech is progressing. Before we know it you will be carrying on some very interesting conversations with us. Everyday is something new! Mommy and Daddy are very proud of you and your accomplishments. We love you very much and feel so very blessed to have a daughter like you. We look forward to watching you grow and reaching your dreams! We know in our hearts you will go places.

Mommy & Daddy

November 2007

July 2008
Having a great time.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Lotus Sings Happy Birthday to Mommy

Yes, the cat is out of the bag, it was my birthday last Thursday and I turned another year older. My best birthday present did not happen on Thursday, it happened on Friday. When I was picking Lotus up at her cousin Bella's she started singing and Jessica (Bella's mommy) asked if she was singing Happy Birthday. I was like nah, I don't think so, it is probably Itsy Bitsy spider. Then I listened again, she was trying to sing Happy Birthday! She was doing pretty good too. It was a day late but she did it! It was the sweetest song I ever heard. Later when we caught up with daddy I found out later that he was working very hard teaching Lotus to sing Happy Birthday. He thought it was So Lotus for her to do it when he was not around. Thank you sweetie. You are both full of surprises! I never know what you two will do next.