Our Blessed Life

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Little People Big World

No, I'm not writing about dwarfs, or a reality series on The Learning Channel. This is about the little people who live in my house, and the big world they like to explore.

This is how the little people start their day....

Lilly wakes up to nurse, and then sometimes lays in Mommy & Daddy's great big bed for a little while, before she goes to the living room.

Maggie wakes up early, and leisurely finishes a bottle of milk while watching "Peep and the Big Wide World." (A lovely cartoon on the Learning Channel about a chick named Peep and his two friends Chirp and Quack - and all their adventures.)

Within about 15 minutes, Maggie is busy playing.

Our friend Shelby decided she wanted to give her kitchen set to Maggie, since she's older now. And Maggie just loves it. This is the deluxe of kitchens! The stove sizzles when you put the skillet on it - bubbles when you set down the pot. Both the oven and the microwave make noises and "ding!" Maggie likes to say, "It's done!" when the microwave dings.

"Did you say medium well, Dad?"

The morning is filled with breakfast and diaper changes for both girls.

Here's Lilly with her cozy wool bottoms. We've got both girls in cloth diapers now, and wool is a wonderful natural diaper cover - absorbs moisture, warm in the winter, cool in the summer.

Maggie usually likes to help with Lilly's diaper changes, and ends up loving on her in the process. Don't worry about Maggie's head being too heavy. Lilly is a sturdy girl, with abs of steel!

Maggie's most favorite thing in the whole wide universe and world (Charlie and Lola, anyone?) is playing outside.

Here she is this morning, waiting for me to strap Lilly into the stroller.

This is how Lilly enjoys our outdoor stroll. It's pretty chilly here. In the 30's last night!!!!

Finally! Let's go for a walk! Maggie enjoyed the swing, climbing on the picnic tables, and falling in the grass. She tripped over tree roots and stomped on leaves she found on the sidewalk to make them go crunch! She also collected little rocks along the way, and carried them in her tight little fists until we went back inside for grilled cheese sandwiches.

Wave to your shadow, Maggie!

Outside makes me soooo happy!

Bonus: This was Maggie last night after bathtime. I grabbed on the her binky with my teeth and pulled it out of her mouth.

She roared with laughter and used her teeth to grab it back from me. So fun. These two beautiful girls have lots of big wide world to explore!


  • At 2:02 AM, Blogger Brenda said…

    I love your family!


  • At 12:24 PM, Blogger Mel said…

    Hey you! THanks for stopping by our blog! ;) I wish we could get by to see you all like this month! But it will likely be the spring before our schedule will allow for it. Even though we are on stateside.... oh you know how it is. :) Any chance you all might be joining us in China again? Or gosh going some where else?

    We miss you all ! The girls are growing up fast... I swear- I'll meet them when they are too big for me swoop up and love on...;)

    I'm getting ready to make my egg nog this weekend.:)

    love ya'll hope you had a great thanksgiving!

  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Lindsey said…

    Although I see them like every other day I still enjoy looking at pictures of your girls!

  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger Teesa and Bill said…

    Hey guys! We love looking at your pics! The girls are so beautiful!


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