The Holman Household

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Splish, Splash, Lilly's taking a bath!

Lilly got a new bath tub this past weekend! It is a little yellow ducky that fits inside the bath tub and quacks when you press his beak. She was outgrowing her baby tub and is sitting up pretty well on her own so we figured we would give this a try. She also hated taking a bath in the baby tub, but she LOVES the new bath tub! I think she could splash around in it for hours if I would let her. Here are some cute pictures of the little princess playing in her bath.

Other news... She likes to fake cough and if you cough at her she will do it back. It is so cute, but she has also learned that it is a quick way to get attention if she doesn't have you full attention. We are also leaving for the beach tonight. My Mom, Lilly, and I are going down tonight and tomorrow night I am riding with my Dad to Charleston to meet Brendan. We are going fishing offshore Saturday, then Brendan and I will ride back to Beaufort Saturday night. It will be my first night away from Lily. This will be really hard for me so I am trying not to think about it too much yet.

Lilly will also be 5 months old on Friday! I can't believe how big she is getting!Tuesday night we let her try drinking water from a cup. She took a sip and then spit it all back out. I was just curious to see what she would do because I read that around 5 months they can learn to drink out of a cup. Last night we also let her try peas for the first time. I made them myself. It was really easy. I steamed the peas and then put them in a blender with her milk. She ate all that I gave her. At first she seemed confused by the new flavor, but quickly got the hang of it. I'm glad she seems to like her veggies!

Lilly sucking on her toes

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First work day at home!

First, we had a great weekend. Saturday we went to the Forest Acres Festival. They had a petting zoo area, lots of booths, and rides set up for children (older than Lilly of course). We enjoyed walking around and later that afternoon we went to my Mom's neighborhood pool with Lilly and put her in her little boat. I thought she might not like it, but she LOVED it! She really suprised me. Later that night we visited Derek and Rachel for a little bit, then headed home for bed.

At the Forest Acres Festival

Yesterday I got up and made Brendan's lunch and started Lilly's laundry. Lilly woke up about 7am. I fed her and then we went for a run. We only went 2 miles, but when pushing her in a jogger it feels like double that! Then, she played a little and took her morning nap while I cleaned the house. When she woke up I took her to the grocery store. She has been teething, but she hasn't been too bad, up until the grocery store trip. She started making really loud noises and then when I was almost done she started crying. I had a cart full of groceries so I had to go ahead and check out. Her teeth were bothering her so bad that the only thing that would calm her down a little was to rub her teether on her gums. Of course when we got to the car she was quiet and happy again. I put some oragel on her gums anyways, though. She was a perfect angel the rest of the day! We played alot and she took a good afternoon nap and helped me cook dinner (well, she played in the exersaucer the whole time). We had a wonderful day! We are going to go swimming today if the weather cooperates!

Lilly riding in her little boat at the pool:

Last night was the season finale of "Chuck". Brendan and I don't have many shows we watch on a regular basis, but this is one. So much happened in the season finale that we are worried they were trying to end it like they tried to do last year. We hope that it will be back next season!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Last Week!

This is my last week of working full time! I am SOOO excited! I am looking foward to spending a lot more time with my sweet baby girl. She is growing up too fast. She is getting much better at sitting up, but she still can't do it for too long. As soon as she tries to reach for something that's too far away she topples over.

Some things I look foward to doing more of starting next wee:
1) Playing with Lilly (especially swimming in her pool)
2) Running (I would like to train for Kiawah again in Dec.)
3) Cooking a nice family dinner
4) Keeping the house in order (more so than it is now)
5) Work on some sewing projects.
6) Catch up on some much needed yard work.

Brendan and I also had interesting Sunday. We are doing "PALS" at church and it was our first Sunday. We were in charge of 5 babies... crawling/starting to walk babies. I think we were both a little worried at first because we wanted to make sure we did a good job, but it really wasn't so bad. It was a lot of work keeping up with all of them, but it was neat to see what Lilly will be doing several months from now. This will be a busy week for me so I probably won't be posting any more until next week. I hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Slept through the night #2

I know no one else really cares, but I am trying to keep track of everything so when I can no longer remember these things I will be able to look back and see. Lilly slept through the night again last night! She went to bed at 9pm and was awake at 6am. She was just looking around entertaining herself when I went in this morning. It was so nice to get a full nights sleep!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What a Handsome little boy?!?

I know this happens a lot, but this is the first time it happened to us. Lilly was actually mistaken for a BOY! To make it worse, it was by a mother with a child that was about a year old! Brendan had just taken Lilly out of the car in her carseat and a family was walking out of the restaurant asked how old "he" was. Brendan responded SHE is 4 months. By this time I am out of the car and the lady proceeds to go on and on about how handsome "he" is! UGH! She was wearing her white and navy sailor dress, but her carseat does have pink all over it! They probably thought that I was rude because I did not say anything back, not even thank you. I just kept walking. Maybe they got the point later... Of course her lacy bonnet was in her diaper bag and I put it on her as soon as we sat down so no one else could mistake my little princess for a boy. This definately won't happen again today. She is wearing a pink polka dot dress with a headband that has a BIG pink bow!

Monday, May 10, 2010

First Mother's Day/Grandparent's First Visit

We had a wonderful weekend! Brendan's parents got into town Thursday afternoon. When I got home from work, Brendan's parents and his brother's family were at our house for dinner. We had delicious Pizza Joint Pizza. Lilly got some new clothes and other little gifts from her Grandparents. She is going to be so spoiled! Friday, I was able to get off work at 12pm so we could all spend the day together. We went to lunch at Liberty because it is right under the hotel that Brendan's parents were staying in, but the service was terrible and it took over an hour to get our food! Fortunately Lilly was very good, but we probably won't be going back there again. They were nice enough to comp the cold food that was brought out. Next we took Lilly to the pool at the hotel to let her try it out, but she wasn't a fan of getting wet. We couldn't get a good picture because she was very interested in watching the light reflecting off the water.

Friday night we went to dinner at Rosso Trattoria to celebrate Brendan's Graduation. The food was excellent and I think everyone had a pretty good time. For graduation Lilly and I gave Brendan and picture frame that says: My prince did come, his name is Daddy and of course it had a picture of Brendan and Lilly in it.

Saturday morning we all went to Cason's T-ball game. It was such a pretty day and it was fun to watch the little kids play baseball. Cason had some good hits and stopped a ball in the field.
Here we are at the ball field:

Saturday afternoon we got Lilly a kiddie pool to play in. She wasn't so sure about it at first. She didn't mind standing in the water, but she didn't want to sit down or get too wet. She loved to stare at it though. Cason helped her to get used to it and learn that it isn't so bad and can actually be fun. We ended up putting her bumbo seat in the pool so she could sit without getting too wet until she gets used to it. I look foward to using the pool a lot more this Summer!

She also started actually liking her rice cereal. She will now open her mouth and eats pretty much all of it! I guess next week I will start feeding it to her twice a day. I am excited about starting vegetables at the end of the month to see what she thinks of them and see which ones she likes. I do not look foward to the diaper changes then because I've heard solid food makes it worse. I guess you have to take the good with the bad though...

Sunday was a very special day. It was my first Mother's Day as a Mother! Brendan was so sweet and thoughtful and took Lilly to "help" pick out my present. Brendan narrowed the selection down to 2 different pairs of Ruby earings and Lilly grabbed for one of the pairs so those are the ones he bought. I love rubies and he thought I would like some earings to match the ruby and diamond LeVian ring he have me for Christmas a couple years back. Rubies are also my birthstone. The earings are beautiful. They are similar to these, but they are in white gold with round rubies and antiqued settings.

Lilly's dedication was very nice, but she fell asleep right before we walked into the church. Oh well, at least a sleeping baby is better than a crying baby. After the dedication we went to lunch with my parents, grandparents, and my sister and her boyfriend, Chris. After lunch we went to the zoo with Allison and Chris. It was such a nice day for the zoo. It wasn't too hot and the breeze was nice. Lilly also slept through most of the zoo trip, but I did wake her up for the aquarium because she likes to look at the fish. Afterwards we just had a relaxing evening at the house. I hope all the other mothers out there had a wonderful Mother's Day! Here are some pictures from before the Dedication:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sweet Southern Prep Giveaway

This is another great giveaway from Sweet Southern Prep!

She is giving away a Lilly Pulitzer Stickers and Label Booklet:

and some cute earings:

Make sure to check it out and enter for yourself!

Big Weekend!

This is going to be a busy weekend at the Holman Household! Brendan's parents are coming in town Thursday and Lilly will get to meet her Grandma and Grandpa for the first time. Brendan graduates (again) this weekend, but he decided not to walk because he feels that it's a waste of time. So, we are all going to dinner Friday night to celebrate. Brendan has also already taken a job and we will be staying in Columbia. I was very happy about this because I really didn't want to have to move and I know my Mom was excited about this news as well. She has gotten really attached to Lilly. Brendan's new job also means that I will probably be staying at home more with Lilly! I can't wait! I hate having to leave her all day everyday. Sunday will be extra special for me this year. It is my FIRST Mother's Day as a Mother AND Lilly is being dedicated at church! I am really looking forward to it. We have already picked out a pretty white smocked dress and bonnet for her to wear.

We didn't take as many pictures as we hoped to take at the baseball games and when we got the camera out to take pictures Cocky was no where to be found and Lilly fell asleep seconds before taking pictures. I will post some though as soon as I get them uploaded.