Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Well, Lily celebrated her first Halloween! She made two costume changes- she was a little ladybug and a candy corn. We loved both outfits; she looked absolutely adorable during her first trick-or-treating experience. We went out with Campbell and Keller (who were both princesses) and had a wonderful time. We even got to see Averi the cowgirl and get a picture or two (even though Lily had some tears).

In between all of the Halloween fun, Lily tried her first solids. She started witch rice cereal, which she seemed to enjoy well enough and is now trying sweet potatoes (the verdict is still out on those). We are making our own baby food...which has become a minor obsession of mine. I had a really fun time making it, and the whole process is super easy. The next food Lily will try is applesauce. If she thought the sweet potatoes were sweet, she is in for a real shock!

I am sooooo looking forward to the holidays this year. I can't wait to get the house all decked out and celebrate Lily's first Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are already planning out her gifts and making our family plans. One of the best things about having a baby is seeing the world through her eyes. Everything is new again! From blowing bubbles, to screeching (Lily's new activity...loud, joyful screeching), to trying new foods and tastes, everything is new and something to be explored. I love it!

And, finally, this past week we welcomed a new friend into the OMHS English Department family. Averi became a big sister when Nakenzi was born on Novemeber 3 (Averi and Nakenzi are Angela's, Lily's godmother's, daugters). I am so excited to watch the girls grow up together! I am thrilled to have Nakenzi join the group and can't wait for Grover to join us in February. Looks like a lot of future playdates will be happening!

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