in other news, things are going well with our jobs and with raising little Lydia. she's such a big girl, surprising us every day with a new phrase, memory, or ability. we have our routine in the morning that we follow to a T every day: wake up, make coffee, snuggle together for the first cup, get dressed, wash face, brush teeth, brush hair, do our make up, and out the door we go for another day of work and daycare. same with evening: get home from daycare, Lydia plays while I make supper, eat, bath, books, potty, lullabye, bedtime. she's learning how to crack jokes, remembers stories (and makes them up), cooks and bakes with us, fishes like a pro, and snuggles in at the day's end to remind us she's still our baby.
|too cool for school|
|the catfishers--Charlie, Lydia and Uncle Tom|
|my sweet prairie posie|
|4-wheeler rides around the block|
|throwing rocks in the lake with cousins|
|we told her she could have the front wheel for Christmas! haha|
|an Eastern Screech owl just outside our house!|