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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lyla's morning

Jeff bought me a new camera for my birthday-it's pretty intense and I am still trying to figure it out (btw, I am NO WHERE near figuring it out).  Today while trying to figure it out a little more, I decided to capture some of Lyla (of course). So, here's how Lyla's morning went.... (Note: I usually have her out of her pjs by this point, but I have been sick the past few days, so we both just decided to stay comfy this morning)

Lyla had a busy morning-

 First, she decided to play with Diggs' toy (It blows my mind how fascinated she is with his toys and he would rather play with her toys-I guess we need to start buying her dog toys! ha.) 

Then she went looking under the couch for something....

And found something...YIKES!!!! 

Next, it was time to play with my shoes

Once that got boring, it was time to open the drawer a few times on the entertainment center

But she was most satisfied playing with her monkey that Aunt Lindsey gave her. 

Thanks for letting me capture your morning Lyla:) 

Monday, April 16, 2012


I am way behind on Lyla's 9 month update! At her 9 month check up, she weighed 16.9 lbs and is still in the 10th percentile for her weight but has boosted into the 25th percentile for her height. She is still in size 2 diapers and 6-9 month clothes. She has 4 bottles a day and 3 meals a day!

Lyla has been up to so much this month including being a flower girl in her Aunt Goo's wedding, enjoying her first Easter, and of course starting to crawl! Yes, she is EVERYWHERE! She can get up on all fours, but figures she can get around faster by army crawling. 

This month, Lyla has gotten in her first 2 teeth (both at the bottom) which means she is chomping on anything and everything! 

Since she finally has teeth, we have started feeding her more from the table. I am still making her food and she still loves her fruits and veggies. We have started giving her eggs (which she LOVES!), mac and cheese, beans, and rice. She has gotten much better about feeding herself!

Another new change this month has been SHOES! Lyla has never kept socks and shoes on very well, but we keep trying non the less. We have started putting shoes on her more now that she is getting around.

Lyla has mastered clapping, saying mama, and tries to say Diggs. However, her favorite word is DADA. Everything and everyone is Dada. Strangers are Dada, I am Dada, her toys are Dada... And she doesn't just say it, she SCREAMS it. (Jeff thinks it's hysterical unless we are out in public) She is definitely learning her voice. 

She is such a joy to us and has the sweetest personality. She is definitely keeping us on our toes, but we are loving every minute of it. 

Happy 9 months (a little late) sweet baby Lyla. We love you!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Art in the Park- the Easter edition

On Saturday, Quitman had it's first annual art in the park complete with an easter egg hunt and the Easter bunny himself! As soon as I heard mention of this, I made sure the Graves' family schedule was clear. We weren't going to miss this! You see, since we don't live near our families and since Jeff is on staff at a church, we are never with our families for Easter (with the exception of last year because Easter fell the day before my birthday so my parents came out to surprise us!) But usually, it's just us. We both grew up having HUGE (and I mean HUGE) lunches with our entire families and then hunted eggs with all of our cousins. I love and cherrish those memories and wanted Lyla to have that too-even though she will probably never remember that day-we will remember it! So, we went. Here are some pictures from the day!

Lyla INSISTED on wearing her bunny ears made for her by the school district!

She also INSISTED that daddy wear them -he's such a good sport!

We found the Easter bunny!She would not stop petting him-I think he reminded her of Diggs:)

Finally got her to look at the camera. This was the best we could do-at this point I was literally dancing around trying to get her to look at us!

Then we headed to the Easter egg hunt, where we found....NO EGGS! ha. The big kids beat us to all the eggs!  At least we have our pretend picture!

A friend felt bad for us and gave us one of her eggs! Thanks Breckin!

 What a fun day!!!!
 Even though we came out with only one egg (again, thanks Breckin!), we still had a blast! We got Lyla's feet  and hand prints done in pottery (Thanks to Mamaw Slay), bought Lyla a few Easter surpirses, had a funnel cake (and fried pies) and got to visit with many many dear friends!