"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." ~John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Even though we're seeing signs of Spring...

...we're still taking care of the remnants of Fall.


Joy is a ... leaf pile

"I don't need my rake! Its much faster to do it this way, Mom!"

Thanks for the Bumgenius, Aunt Vicki! I like 'em cause they're o' so stylish! Mom likes them cause they soak up everything I put in 'em!

I will lift my head! How else am I going to know whats going on!?!

Lookin' o' so cute!

I'm getting a little sleepy during all these photo sessions!

I know there are not nearly enough new pics to satisfy you all but have patience, I will post more! As soon as I can manage to take some that aren't blurry! For every 50 pictures there is one that turns out nicely. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ian is already exposing Lily to work drama!


These pictures are in no particular order. I just picked the cute ones as I came across them.

Proud big brother

Max insisted that Lily wanted to listen to the story too & wanted her to sit on his lap.

Happily taking her 2nd bath (No, she's not that modest! The washcloth is nice & warm!)

After bath

Max & Pop-pop taking a break at the zoo.

dreaming of future mischief

Does anyone remember this cabinet? A long time ago it was in my room, then Mark's room, & for the last few years, relegated to our basement. Why? Mom had painted it that bright 70's orange when I was little. Yeah, THAT orange. Two years ago, Ian had it stripped as a birthday present for me & it sat in our guest room for months until we were given the perfect use for it. So Ian & I stained it & it now holds most of Lily's clothes. Why go through all that trouble for a cabinet? My grandfather made it for Mom when she was born (I'll let you figure out the year!) & she used it for me & now Lily gets to use it.

Alexandra holding Lily (I remember when Alexandra was this little!)

Happy Aunt Marlo

Leslie & Lily

Stop taking my______ picture!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

just an update

For those of you who haven't heard, Lily was admitted to the hospital Monday morning with a fever. This is standard procedure for babies under 6 weeks but it didn't make it any less scary. All her tests & cultures came back clean (= virus, not bacterial) but we had to remain in the hospital for 48 hours while we waited (and get IV antibiotics), just in case. We are now home & feeling much better. And I promise to post some new pics tomorrow!