Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Nick and I happen to have a Santa costume from a few years back when my sisters convinced Nick to dress up as Santa for our nieces. We thought-- okay, I thought -- it would be fun to have Nick dress up as Santa and surprise Lilah in our living room.
Here, in her own words, Lilah will tell you what went down:
We had Lilah help out so she wouldn't be freaked out with Daddy's new 'do:
The end product:
Nick has lost the remainder of his hair follicles, and is now shiny-bald. Here we are at chemo this morning:
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Lilah at the Children's Museum a couple weeks back... These pictures are pretty much exactly one year apart!
Lilah's favorite part was taking care of her baby!
In fact, the baby came with us to other parts of the museum. This picture cracks me up, especially with the other little girl in the background! (As if it was totally normal to check out a baby in the grocery line!)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Nonetheless, this year's Thanksgiving was nice. It is still lovely to be home from camp in a snug house with so many friends and family close by. We have lots to be thankful for, including good health care!
I spent the first part of Thanksgiving with Nick in the hospital. Then Tania came to stay with him, and I went to my mom's with Lilah. My sister Naomi visited from Texas, and Lilah enjoyed playing with her Texan cousins. Lilah especially was enthralled with "Lala", although it was difficult at times to share her Nana.
Nana with 4/5ths of her grand-children
Lilah and Lala
All the cousins play with Mr. Potato Head
Lilah was quite interested in Lala's Little Mermaid backpack
Even though Nick and I got Simon as part of a "puppy plan" (that is, an experiment to see if you can raise a puppy together before graduating to a kid), Lilah has assumed ownership over Simon. And as her dog, Simon is subjected to her whims. She loves to hold his leash on walks, yell "NO! at him frequently, and dresses him up on a daily basis. Her favorite thing to do, however, is to pretend he's a horse. She picks his feet, tells him "whoa" and "walk-on", and has her dolls ride him (since she's finally learned she isn't allowed to).
And God bless him, he patiently puts up with everything.