Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Baby Food

We took these videos last week when Lily tried food for the first time.  We've given her a couple tastes here and there, but this was the first time in the Bumbo with a bib on.  We think she did pretty good for the first time!  Sweet potatoes here we come!!!

Daddy thought it was so funny that he took 2 videos!

The only problem now is that she won't have anything to do with food.  As soon as she sees the spoon coming she starts flinching and flailing her arms in front of her face.  I even tried putting rice cereal on my finger and putting it in her mouth.  She let me do that several times and then spit it all over the place.  Maybe we'll get a video of that next time.  I suppose we'll give her a couple weeks and try again!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ready for Food?

I caught Lily trying to eat the BUMBO this morning.  Do you think she is ready to start solids?!?  I think so!  You would think she would enjoy chewing on teething toys, but she won't have anything to do with them.  If we give her a teething toy, she holds onto it and then eats her hands.  Maybe someday!
When I lifted her out of the BUMBO, there was a whole pool of slobber that ran of the side down into the seat.  Tyler would have loved cleaning that up!  He thinks slobber is worse than spit up!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lily's Nursery

We finally finished the nursery!  Here's a look...
This is the wall that Tyler painted just for Lily.  We had to figure out a way to block off our loft to make it more of a room, and this is what we thought of.  I had this picture in my mind of cute, little, colorful blocks with white trim.  Tyler made my vision come true!  We keep her toys, some books and her hair accessories (do you think she has enough?!) here.
This is Lily's crib.  She loves it!  We went with a butterfly theme.  It has been really fun searching for things that match...like the mobile, rug and...
curtain holders!  Ty found and bought these all on his own.  What an amazing daddy!
This is "Mommy's Corner" where I feed, cuddle, rock, and read to my sweet Lily.  It's my favorite spot in the house...and where I spend the most time!

Are you ready for the cutest part of the WHOLE nursery?
It's Lily!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Our Little Singer

I am so glad I got this on camera!!!
Can you believe those lungs and vocal cords?  Wooeee!

Lily's True Colors

What Tyler neglected to share with you in his latest post was that Lily spit up all over her Utah onesie and all over his Utah Pac 12 shirt.  So, after daddy left for the game, I had to change her into something she would be happier in.

My sweet friend, Sunshine made her this darling headband and hat.  The hat is still a little big, so we made it a sweater just for the picture.  We promised to send Daddy and Grandpa Aston a picture during the game, so we had to get her in her true colors!

This onesie says it all!!!
When Tyler returned we finally came to a compromise.  When Utah and USC play, Lily is a Trojan.  When Utah and BYU play, Lily is a Ute.  That way mommy and daddy both stay happy...until next year!  

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lily's Utah Pride

Lily got decked out today for her first official PAC 12 game of the year. In honor of Utah's loss, she has chosen to boycott all future USC football games. GO UTES!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Toy Story Pose


This is one of Lily's favorite ways to stand. It makes us laugh because it looks just like Woody in Toy Story when he yells at Buzz, "You are a toy!" Glad we caught it on camera!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sonic the Hedgehog

Does anyone remember the cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog? You know, the character with the spiky hair? Well, that's our nickname for Lily. As you can see, her hair loves to spike out all over her head. It has a mind of its own!

Lily's First Swim

We decided to take Lily swimming since she loves her bath time so much. Not to mention we had this darling swimsuit for her to wear. We couldn't let the summer pass without her trying it on at least once!

Check out those sunglasses!

Her first toe-in was less than successful as you can see from the frowny face she is making.

She got used to having her feet in after awhile, but anytime I tried to put her in more she gave me a good squawk.

She enjoyed being outside in the sunshine!

Posing with Grandma...look at her cute little tongue!

We'll have to try swimming again when the water is a little warmer. She was much happier once she was snuggled up in her cozy towel.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Two Little Froggies

Lily loves this cute little sleeper Grandma Aston got her. It is yellow (my favorite!) with little frogs and LILYpads! I wish you could see them better in the picture. After I got her ready for bed I crept downstairs for a midnight snack. There's nothing like leftover Frog Eye Salad! Yum! I had to laugh when I realized that Lily was wearing frogs and I was eating them. We were two little froggies!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One Month Old

Our sweet little Lily is one month old today! In so many ways, that is hard to believe. The time has passed quickly and she is growing and changing all the time!

Tyler and I have been writing down things we love and want to always remember about Lily. I wish I had a picture for every one of them! Something we can work on! Luckily, our photographer did capture a few. Here are some of those silly things:
  • Her crazy hair after she takes a bath
  • The way she squawks

  • How much she loves to hear her mommy and daddy sing
  • The milk mustache she gets from eating so wildly
  • Her quivering chin
  • How daddy has to pump her arm up and down to keep her awake while she eats
  • Her dark blue eyes
  • How she sleeps with her bum in the air like a stink bug

  • The way she purses her perfect little lips
  • Her big smiles at any given moment
  • Her high-pitched sighs after she coughs or sneezes
  • How she stretches when you get her out of her car seat or bassinet (Tyler likes her body, I love her face!)
  • Her long turtle-like neck and how ticklish it is
It's all these things that make the sleepless nights worth it! We have loved watching Lily grow and can't wait for all the new things we can add to our list!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Our Sweet Little Lily

Lily Ann was born Saturday, May 14 at 10:34 a.m. after a relatively short labor. Everything went quite well. We knew we were in labor by about midnight and made it to the hospital around 2:30 a.m. The rest of the night was kind of a blur until it was time to begin pushing around 8:00 a.m. Tyler was a big help to me in the delivery room. He was the ideal birthing coach! He was confident and positive the whole way through. Tyler's family (Grandma and Grandpa Gwilliam, Uncle Landon, and Aunt Lauren and Uncle Richie) came to the hospital while I was in labor. It was sweet to know they were in the waiting room cheering us on. My mom arrived the afternoon Lily was born and my dad arrived late that evening. We are so lucky to have such a great support group! Lily was 8 pounds 6 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect baby! She is healthy and beautiful and we are so happy to have her in our family!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Things I love about the FATHERS in my life

Tyler-shows his daughter love by snuggling her and singing silly songs to make her happy

Dad-provides strength and confidence in times of difficulty or decision, and always expresses his love

Father-in-law-praises his children and children-in-law for their gifts and achievements

Grandpa Aston-shares his testimony of the Gospel with his posterity to pass along his faith and devotion

Scott-encourages his children to work hard to reach their full potential

Sam-sets an example for his children on how to embrace change and become better individuals from it

Dan-helps his children to enjoy life by bringing laughter and happiness to their home

Paul-teaches his son how to use and improve his skills and talents

Jim-promotes learning and growth by spending time teaching his children

Happy Father’s Day Everyone!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tyler's Exams

We are excited to announce that Tyler passed his Masters Exams!!! Wahoo! He has been studying like crazy for several weeks and it sure paid off! Such a wonderful event surely calls for a celebration, so we had a little fun!

I decided I wanted to make him a poster, blow up some balloons and hang some streamers. The poster was easy enough (although it did push my artistic abilities), but after I bought the streamers and balloons I realized it was going to be a little tricky for someone in my condition (8 MONTHS ALONG!!!) to blow up 30 balloons and hang streamers. What was I thinking?

Gratefully a couple of my voice students and their mother willingly helped me! Didn't they do a cute job?

Tyler was shocked when he got home. His first two questions were, "When did you have time to do all of this?" followed quickly by, "You didn't stand on any chairs, did you?!?".

I got him two of his favorite treats to show him how proud I was of him---a Dr. Pepper and a caramel apple. He is easy to please!

We are so relieved to have this behind us! I am sure Tyler is happier than I am! I never doubted his abilities...he is one smart cookie!