Lily | 11th Month (Sep-Oct)

9/19 – Hannah’s birthday party! You loved the bouncy house:

9/20 – “Thank you”/Passing game: We went to Islands to escape the heat, and you started passing Daddy’s credit card back and forth to us, handing it over to me, then to Daddy.  Every time we’d accept it from you, we’d say “Thank you!” and you’d get the biggest grin!

9/20 – You love seeing yourself in the mirror! What a sweetheart you are!

9/28 – First word!: We think you’re saying “Duke”! You say the same single syllable when we ask you to say “Duke”, and you’re looking around for him or at him!

9/29 – Definitely first word 😉 I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched this!

10/4 – You love giving Duke treats!

10/12 – Second word?: We think you’re saying “Da-da” 🙂  It’s not quite as clear and certain as “Duke”, but seems like that’s what it is.

10/15 – Dancing


10/12 – Lily Dawn, I can’t believe you’re 11 months this month.  You bring so much joy and light into this home, and God has been teaching me so much through you.  From learning how to slow down and enjoy the world around me with delight and awe, to seeing how awesome His endless patience is toward us.  I’ve also never before seen so clearly how much we need Jesus.  Without Him, we are of the world and there is nothing lovely about our lives. But with Him, we become beautiful creations that reflect Him. The Lord is already using you mightily, sweet girl.

I get such joy out of getting you from your crib when you wake up in the morning.  You are always so happy, and almost immediately squeal “Duke!” looking for your little buddy.  We give you Joe’s O’s (Cheerios) in a little cup, and Duke is always right by your side.  We think he gets just about all of them, but you seem to enjoy the process.

One thing I remember about this age for you (10-11 months) is that you liked to hold on to two of a kind while crawling.  For example, if you found two of the same balls, you’d try to crawl while holding one in each hand.  Adorable. 🙂