Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The weather outside is frightful




Lilly and I have been enjoying this cold weather. We traveled last week to visit Piper and Shelly while Michael was away and had a lot of fun. Boy was it cold! The girls are able to play together more and more. It is fun to get them together.


It has been Christmas at our house since a week before Thanksgiving. Rusty has the outside of our house looking fantastic and is hoping he places in the neighborhood light competition. If he doesn't win this year he says he is stepping it up next year!haha We both worked on the Christmas tree inside. Lilly has magically stayed out of the tree and the presents. She is walking around everything and crawling so much faster on her hands and knees that I am surprised we have not had any problems. Lilly and I also like to listen to nonstop Christmas music every day! If Lilly could sing she would have all the Christmas songs down by now.

Well, we are very excited to celebrate Jesus birth. I am so thankful God sent his son to die for me. I am in awe of God's sacrifice now having a child of my own. I can not fathom giving Lilly up for anyone, let alone someone who is a sinner such as myself. So, I just want to really celebrate this wonderful majestic gift God sent to us so many years ago! May God's free gift of grace be a joy to you this year and many more to come.

Merry Christmas,
Chandra

Monday, December 1, 2008

Pre-Thanksgiving with the Roush Family

Cousin Katie was so much fun to play with . Lilly just loved being with all of her cousins. Benjamin is in the backgournd drinking a bottle. He is only 6 weeks older then Lilly and is walking all over the house. It is so cute!


Nana has a lot of fun toys to play with at her house. With 8 grandchildren you need a lot of toys!


Granny looked so beautiful for our afternoon lunch.


Aunt Cortney, Benjamin, Tempe, Harrison and Noah. We had a great time visiting with everyone.


Tempe is a great help with the baby's!

I already posted our Roush family photo on a previous blog. The weekend before Thanksgiving we spent a fun weekend in Arapaho visiting with Lilly's cousins. She just laughs and plays and enjoys watching all the activity. It will be a lot of fun when she gets a little older because Noah is only 10 months older and Benjamin is 6 weeks older then Lilly. I wonder how she will do keeping up with the boys. Lilly is an out door girl so, she should be fine getting dirty. She must have inherited that from Rusty, because I never was much for getting any part of me dirty, which kept me inside a lot!

Thanksgiving in Texas

Swimming with Gramps and Grams at the pool.


Lilly loves this Peek a Boo book. It has her picture at the end and I can already tell she likes to look at herself. She smiles when she sees her picture.


Lilly's photo session with her gingerbread outfit near the gingerbread house at the hotel.

Waiting in the Lobby. Lilly enjoyed getting to spend time with her Grams and Aunt Devan.


Aunt Devan rode down to Texas with us in the car and Lilly gave her a good 30 minutes of a screaming fit. All in all Lilly did a great job driving in the car. That was our only little battle. On our way back she slept 2 hours!


We went through an ICE exhibit at the hotel. Everything was made of ice and it was only 9 degrees in the building! Freezing! So, we had to wear these large parkas to keep us warm. It was neat to see these huge displays of ice. Rusty even slide down a slide of ice. Pretty funny. This is Lilly and her Grandma going through the exhibit.


We celebrated Thanksgiving with the Eagon family in Dallas this year. This is a picture of us at the hotel we hate Thanksgiving lunch. It was wonderful! We also meet up with my Dad's brother Clay Don and his new family. It was a very fun Thanksgiving lunch. We had a great time playing around in the Hotel the Texan and shopping on Black Friday! We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Great Escape




Lilly is 9 months old. I can't believe it. She weighs 18lbs and is 29in long. She is jabbering up a storm and cruising along the furniture. She officially said "Bye Bye" this weekend to her Granny and is saying Momma and Dada. Her favorite food to eat is grapes! She has a fit if you only give her a few and will not eat any other food after you have presented the grapes to her. I guess she has a sweet tooth like her Mom! So, we try to limit the grapes. She loves to have you walk her around the room or house. She also is very much a Momma's girl. She doesn't let me out of her sight very often when it is just the two of us in the house. This month has also been our first month of sickness. She has had several colds and the doctors at Mercy know us by name. I didn't realize I would be at the doctor so much, but I kept worrying about ear infections. She was on the verge of one and she did have to go on her first medicine.

These pictures are of her trying to escape her crib. When she wakes up in the morning she is siting up in bed and is either crying for someone to save her from her prison or she is laughing and playing with her blanket. One morning she got stuck sitting in the corner and when I went in I could tell she just needed help laying back down. I layed her down and she went right back to sleep. This is a fun stage and she is learning so much.

Well, we wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for our Lord Jesus Christ and His love for his children by dieing for us so that we could live with him for eternity! We are also thankful for such wonderful family and friends.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Arapaho

The Roush Christmas Photo

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New York New York

Central Park in the evening.


China Town fish market. These fish were still moving!


On top of the Met! We had fun touring the wonderful Museum.


Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3.


One of the highlights was seeing Katie Holmes in "All My Sons". We were able to get standing room only tickets which were a lot less expensive. We really enjoyed the show.


Well, Rusty and I went on our first getaway with out sweet little Lillian in October. Our wonderful parents watched Lilly for us and she had a great time playing while we were away. It was such a great time for Rusty and I just to hangout, but we missed her a lot!

We love New York and the city was so beautiful this time of year. We biked central park, took tours of the city, saw Brooklyn, took in some shows, shopped and ate! We did a lot of eating. We even ate at a traditional Korean Restaurant. Very interesting. We actually had to ask the waiter what we were eating. We did take time to watch the OSU vs Texas game! We were the only ones in the restaurant watching that game, but it was still very exciting.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Buzz....I'm a little Bee



Lillian had a lot of fun on Friday for Halloween. She dressed up as a bee and played with her friend Piper...the ballerina. We had lots of trick-or-treaters come to our door. It was perfect weather to get dressed up and go out looking for candy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

OSU Homecoming 2008






Homecoming and Walkaround was so much fun this year. Lilly absolutely loved being with thousands of people. We were able to visit with many friends we had not seen in a long while. On Homecoming Lilly and I watched the band practice on Library Lawn while she ate her lunch and walked around campus with Shelly and Piper. Shelly has a cute picture of us in front of the Library on her blog. Rusty walked around from 6:30pm to 9:30pm with Lilly straped to him on Friday. Lilly stayed up way past her bed time, but it didn't seem to bother her at all. She actually seemed to get a second wind around 8:00pm. We hope Lilly will be a "Cowgirl" in about 18 years!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Leaves Are Falling


Here Lilly is seating in front of our house with our pumkins on the front lawn.



One Friday night Lilly and I went golfing with Rusty. It was so much fun and Lilly loved riding in the golf cart.




The leaves are falling and we are enjoying this beautiful weather. We have a really neat park near our house and Lilly has had fun swinging in the baby swing. You can tell by her fun smile. Lilly is 8 months old and has just started to clap when you ask her to and occasionally wave bye bye. She is the most curious thing ever. She does not sit still for a moment unless you put cheerios on her highchair. Then she will sit there intently for 30 min. trying to pick them up with her hands to put them in her mouth. That saves me some good cooking time in the kitchen!

Lilly is at the stage where she wants a lot of attention. She likes to play, but would rather play with you or at least have you in the same room while she plays. I'm taking it all in, because I know children do not want you around forever.

I have been enjoying attending MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and going to a Women's Bible Study called Can We Talk. It has been great to get to know some other Mom's. Something I have been praying for. Lilly has been doing pretty well in the nursery as long as there are a lot of other babies to play with. The most fun for me is when her eyes light up to see Mommy is there to pick her up.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Trip to Woodward and a Big Congrats

Rusty was away on an Alumni Reunion in Stillwater while we made the trip to Woodward, but I do have to share some big news.....He passed the CPA Exam! Yeah Lilly and I are so proud of you, Rusty. You have worked extremely hard and deserve a big break from studying.




Lilly and I went to visit her Grams and Gramps in Woodward with Shelly and Piper. The girls did great on the trip up, but it was a crazy ride home. Lilly had two dirty diapers, Piper cried for an hour and we ran over a skunk! Praise the Lord Shelly and I have a lot of fun laughing together. We had a great time visiting and we enjoyed playing with my grandparents too. Woodward was having a small festival and we got to stroll around dowtown. It's always fun to go home and see whats going on in your hometown.

Hangin with the Girls



We had a wonderful time visiting Auntie Shelly and Piper in Ardmore with our friends Lindsey and Kinley. The Levy's just moved a couple of weeks ago and we are so happy that they are close to us. It only takes an hour in a half to get there. The girls were so great and we just talked and ate Shelly's good 7 layer dip! yum It is fun to get together to talk about all our child training questions. And having 3 girls pretty close together is also a blessing.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Go Pokes

Here we are at the first OSU football game! Go Pokes! We had a great time and Lilly did amazing. She loved being passed around to all of the people setting around us. Lilly really likes anything when it involves lots of people and the outdoors. I think she is going to be my social bug.


Below are fun pictures I have taken of Lilly the past week or two. Sometimes after I put one of her outfits on her I take a couple of pictures. I know it's a little silly, but there is going to be a time when Lilly will want to pick out her own clothes and won't let me do it anymore. That will be so hard for me because I love clothes so much. I decided I better take advantage of it while I can and capture it on camera.




Lilly is 7 months and weighs 17 lbs 4oz. She has 4 teeth, one that just started coming in today, and is just about ready to start crawling. She wants to crawl so bad, but has not realized she needs to left up her belly off the ground to get going. She had a wonderful experience in the nursery this Sunday and even took a nap while she was there. I was so proud of her. We are just loving this little girl and enjoying every moment of this growing experience.