Friday, November 14, 2008

Random thoughts

My last post made me think back to when Jillian was just a newborn and how much her brothers adored and loved her. They sill do, of course, but there's just something about a tiny little baby. I had left Jillian laying on the bed with Cayson, and I overheard this:

Cayson: Jillian, do you know that you're our most prized possession?

" I Love Case Case"

I have been trying to teach Jillian how to say, "I love you." Or better yet, "I love Mom."
She's either uninterested or just gets silly, and she won't say it. Well, last night we were in the car, when I was once again trying to get her to declare her love for me, when she snuggled up to Cayson and said, "I love Case Case." It was so sweet! Of course, Cayson loved that she said it to him first. He was quite pleased with himself. She hasn't said it since, but it just melted my heart. It was drawn out like. "IIIIIIIIIIIII LLLLooooooooooooovvvvee Case Case."

Bye-Bye Bottle!

We have officially been bottle-free for five days! My goal was to take it away by eighteen months, so we're a few weeks early! It couldn't have gone any smoother. She hasn't asked for one or cried for one. I have noticed that she is drinking less than with the bottle, so I'll have to make sure I ask the doctor how much whole milk she is supposed to be getting at this age. Is it normal to drop down? Anyway, Yaaayyy for us!! (It does make me kinda sad knowing that she just isn't a baby anymore, though!)

15 years!

I can hardly believe we have been married fifteen years!! It's just not possible. Aren't people who can say that old??? We decided to do something special and go on a quick get-away. The kids stayed with Grandma and Grandpa, and we went to the Anniversary Inn overnight. We had a great time. It was so relaxing and quiet!!! We enjoyed some much-needed time away. We stayed in the "Swiss Family Robinson" room. We had a chance to peek at some of the other rooms while we were there, and I can't wait to go back!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

One, two, three...

Jillian is learning to count! She has counted to three for quite a while now, and then to five a few weeks ago, but the other day she counted clear to ten! I was lucky enough to get this video a couple of days ago...

Happy Halloween!