Thursday, September 30, 2010

Miss Bugg's Party

I spent more time playing and celebrating than snapping pictures, so you'll just have to suffice with a few!

We had a small party at one of the local parks and the weather was just about perfect. We had pizza, cake and did the present thing.

Then the kids played and played and played. Lilli got a bike which she shared with her sweet cousin Elsie, Lilli and Conner flew kits with Opa, Aunt Carolyn and GG.

Then we played soccer with Uncle Tim and Aunt Gwen. (and I finally got to hold baby Ben!)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Miss Bugg!

Lilli made her entrance 4 years ago today. 4 full weeks early. My water broke at 4 in the morning and she was here at 12:26pm. 5 lbs even and just 18 inches long.
She's HERE!

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Lillian Eve Stockton Paris

They took her down to the nursery right away to check on her little lungs.

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Then bad news, she was having a hard time breathing so they brought her to me to say goodbye, then she and Mr A got to take a trip across the river to Kosair's.

She had to hang out in the NICU for a bit while she got some surfactant, bili light sunning, and grew a bit more. I spent most of my time during the day in the NICU waiting room and the pumping room.

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Lilli and mom

Since Mr. A spent a lot of nights sleeping in the NICU waiting room and was there early morning, he got to be there for her first feeding.
Dad and Lilli

On October 5th, we got to bring her home!
first meeting

Then, time started to fly and she turned 1!
Lilli's first birthday (4)

Then she had the nerve to turn 2!
bugs birthday.

Last year was 3. Wow.
The birthday girl and me!

Now all of the sudden she's 4. Holy cow. We've had a good year.

For Halloween she wanted to be a 'Candy Corn Princess'. So this is what we came up with.

My LilliBug in her Candy Corn Princess Halloween Costume

Pictures in the Park in November.

At the Christmas Tree Farm!


We played in the one big snowfall of the year.
Lilli throwing a snowball

Cheering on The Colts
Happy Easter

Modeling their blankets I made for them.

Happy Mother's Day.

Fun at the beach in Florida.

Today, she's 4. Happy Birthday Miss Bugg. You are one decision I know I will never regret, and I know I did right. I love you.

(check back for a happy birthday picture later today or tomorrow)

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Backyard

Most of my plants and flowers get trampled on by dogs and kids so it's rare I get to find and photograph something this fragile! (yes, 5 minutes later the dogs ate it)