S: Lily's Second Year
FC: Lily Alexandra Schultz May 2008 through May 2009
1: In my 13th month I went to a chocolate and chalk art festival with my friend Connor and his parents. Daddy was fishing for halibut so we drew the sea for our chalk art. We had pizza from the Cheeseboard and chocolate gelato. Yum! I also went to a few more birthday parties and started trying to take off my own clothes.
2: I really started to move around more easily in my fourteenth month. One of my favorite playgrounds is the couch in the living room. Another one is my tunnel!
4: Another of my new favorite toys is the vacuum cleaner. When Mommy gets it out I know it is time for a fun ride. I climb up on it and then she drags me around while she cleans up all the hair from my doggies.
5: I have always loved corn, but now I have a new favorite way to eat it, on the cob. Yummy! | This is me after I ate a whole plum and I had a few crackers with cream cheese.
6: I celebrated the Fourth of July. Mommy and Daddy and I had a great walk and then we went to the park. I went on the slide, swings and see saw.
8: Here I am in my fun Fourth of July dress.
9: Reading my doggie book with Daddy | My new giraffe print bikini! | Fun with Mommy
10: During my 15th month I spent lots of time with Mommy at the park and playing at home. I also traveled to my Grammy's house and started my summer vacation at the beach in Santa Barbara.
12: This is my first time eating yogurt all by myself. I really enjoyed it!
13: I had my first Dewars ice cream while visiting Grammy. | Peppermint ice milk, yum!
14: Grammy's house is hot in July. We had to go to the park early in the morning. I got my first Smith's thumbprint cookie while I was there too.
15: When Daddy got there to pick us up, I was so happy. We napped together on the couch. Then he held me up to the air conditioning, just like he did the year before when we were there!
16: My friends came over for a potluck at our house. Mommy made brownies that were messy and yummy. Connor and I got in my toy containers together.
17: Here I am at the beach in Santa Barbara. I got to walk with Mommy and Daddy every day. I tried out the stairs too. I also took naps on the beach!
19: I started my sixteenth month at the beach in Santa Barbara. | Mommy and Daddy bought me a pink sun suit to protect me on the beach. I look so cute in it!
24: I loved going outside to the beach. Here I am standing by the sliding glass door pointing to go outside. I was really happy when I got what I wanted!
25: At the end of our vacation, we traveled to San Diego to celebrate the first birthday and baptism of our friend Jack. | I got to wear my new giraffe dress and matching hat. Daddy took me for a ride on an ice chest. I loved it!
27: We had our monthly potluck at Dalia's. | Mommy and Daddy took me to my first winery. | Connor, Meghan and Ron came with us. What a fun day.
31: In my seventeenth month, Mommy went back to work and I went back to school. I spent some time at the Little Farm and the zoo. I got my Halloween costume too. Mommy picked a giraffe since Daddy thinks next year I will want to chose my own costume.
35: Here I am with bubbles in my bath and being blown at me. I am all tuckered out from a trip somewhere. I went to Little Farm with Daddy to see the piggies. Here I am trying on my giraffe costume.
38: The highlight of month 18 was Halloween. We went to a pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkin this year. Then we had a pumpkin carving party. Some friends came over, we made jack-o-lanterns and decorated cookies. Some of us met up at the carousel in Tilden for a scary ride. I also got to go to the party at Mommy's school. Finally the big night. I got it this year. Candy! Sadly, I also lost my big dog Chardonnay this month. She was a fun dog and we miss her.
39: This is me with Mommy's class right before we went walking in the parade around the school. I had fun at the party. I also helped Mommy clean up the classroom.
40: We went to the spooky carousel at Tilden park with some of my friends. I rode on a giraffe with Mommy and on a wild pig with Daddy. It was fun!
41: Here I am at the pumpkin patch. I got to pick out my own pumpkins. I also got to ride in the wheelbarrow.
42: I decided to show a little diaper at my party.
43: I went trick or treating at several houses in my neighborhood with Mommy, Daddy and Grammy. By the third house, I had gotten the idea that I was getting candy!
44: After trick or treating, we went to my friend Emma's for our monthly potluck. I loved my pile of candy. I had my first sucker. MMM...
45: My friends and I got together at the park for our second annual photo shoot. The photographer took actions shots as we played and then we sat on a bench to take a group shot. All the Mommies were singing and dancing and being silly to get us to look at the camera. We finally looked when someone showed us some cereal. Finally we got all the babies and mommies together. We looked at the camera when a man came by with a big doggie.
46: I fell asleep in Daddy's lap while Mommy was cooking dinner one night. Daddy took me to the entry and laid me down on the rug. I slept there until they let Zin wake me up for dinner.
48: Uncle Stephen gave me a new sweat suit. | My first pony ride! I really enjoyed it a lot.
49: In my nineteenth month I traveled to Disneyland to spend Thanksgiving with my family. We had a blast!
55: The trip was fun. I loved riding the tea cups. I was a little nervous about the big pooh and tigger. I loved the huge sucker Uncle Stephen bought for me.
57: Month 20 was all about Christmas. I also started really getting into changing my own clothes when Mommy & Daddy weren't looking!
58: Here I am before I got my first haircut. My hair was so long, it kept getting stuck in my drippy nose! | I was NOT a fan of having my haircut. I cried at first, but when I realized it didn't hurt I stopped. I never trusted that lady though.
59: Afterwards I eneded up with what Daddy calls "the toddler cut" that all the other kids have.
60: On Christmas Eve, Mommy and Daddy and I got all dressed up to go out to dinner in San Francisco. We went to an Italian restaurant called Perbacco. It was really yummy. Mommy's favorite part was when I told the bus boy that I was, "All done when he walked by our table.
61: This wall has all the fun artwork I did at school. Mommy put it up on the wall after it got sent home. | Here is our living room after Mommy and Daddy put together my art table from Grammy and my car from Grandpa. There is also a wagon from Santa in there!
62: Here I am on Christmas morning trying out my new art table. I especially loved the markers. Thanks Grammy!
63: Mommy and Daddy promised me a ride in my new wagon Christmas day. I got myself ready. I put on Daddy's fishing hat and my fancy jacket from Christmas Eve. I put on my shoes, grabbed my snack bag and Zin's leash. I was ready to go. Last, I grabbed Mommy's jacket.
64: We then traveled to the central valley to have Christmas with my Grammy, Grandpa, Great Gramma, Uncle Louis, Uncle Stephen and Aunt Natalie. It was like two Christamses! I am a lucky girl.
65: The new Academy of Sciences opened last month. We went for the first time with some friends from Sacramento. I loved that I could get close to all those fish!
67: In my twenty-first month I got to go to the snow for the first time. We went over to Tahoe with my friends Connor and Tavi. I liked it ok as long as I didn't get any snow on my skin. I LOVED tubing though.
70: We had the tubing hill to ourselves. We went down with our Daddies and Mommies and without. We got pulled up the hill and around. It was lots of fun. Afterwards, we all sat down for a snack. What a fun morning.
71: After a day of snowplay, we had a group bath and then we played in the house and ate. It was a great trip and I can't wait to go to the snow again.
72: Here I am playing with my tunnel and being a ham.
73: I also spent time swimming and playing with my friends this month. We visited the Academy of Sciences again too.
76: During month 22, I celebrated Valentine's Day. I got a fun card from my Grammy that lit up and had giraffes all over it. I started to help Mommy and Daddy cook more too.
79: Month 23 started with playgroup at my friend Emma's. They had just gone to the snow and borrowed my sled so Emma and I had some fun in it. I also had fun in her giraffe tent and with her toy container!
80: Then we went to Vancouver, Washington to visit Mommy and Daddy's friend Sara and her son Jack.
84: During Spring Break, Melia and I visited the Lawrence Hall of Science. We played in the water room and had a lot of fun outdoors in the earthquake zone and on the sculptures.
85: Melia came over one night. Daddy read to us. | Here I am visiting the zoo. | Ready to go visit Daddy at work!
86: Sophia, Joey and I went to an Easter hunt in a park. I got a sucker. | Daddy bought me my first pair of heels!
87: In my 24th month we flew to Las Vegas to celebrate Easter with Uncle Stephen and Aunt Natalie. I loved Uncle Stephen's office. He let me play in his chair and on the phone.
90: I got to decorate eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide. I liked being able to make the colors and color the eggs. I wasn't very gentle with them though!
93: I celebrated my buddy Connor's second birthday. We were supposed to go to the steam trains, but it was rainy so we had train fun at his house!
95: Its the day before my second birthday. Below I am showing off my tongue with Mommy as we were icing my birthday cake! | I decided to try out some outfits for my party. I had on my easter gloves and one of my giraffe slippers. I dressed myself! | Mommy was doing laundry. I like to help, usually by jumping into a pile of warm clothes. This time I decided to try on a pair of Daddy's boxers. | I wore myself out with all the excitement of getting ready for my family and friends to celebrate my birthday. Pooh made a great pillow.
96: Its my birthday! I am opening my kitchen from Grammy. | Here is the cake Mommy, Daddy and I made.
99: Exhaustion! Connor brought me my first flowers from a boy. When Uncle Louis made it, we sang and had cake again!