Thursday, July 14, 2011

winner and MORE

Just a quick post to share the winner of Jack and Lily's Giveaway Wednesday.


Congratulations to:

nicole...
Jack looks so proud in that first picture with Lily and I love that he is a part of these giveaways!
I found you and Lily through a comment you left on another blog ~ it pays to be the first commenter if you KWIM. Just like Cathy, I hope we can meet some day.

Nicole, send me your address so I can ship your pretty new necklace to you!



My post announcing Albina's forever family is still waiting in the wings...as soon as I get the okay, I will hit publish! I am so excited to see the day her family brings her home and puts a smile on that cute little face:)


And just a little shout out to last week's winner, all the way from Canada, Rachael P.

Rachael, you look stunning in your new hairclip!

If you haven't had a chance to read the comment section on yesterday's giveaway post, please do ...so many brought tears to my eyes, because I love our little blogging community so much and obviously a lot of you feel the same way.

Just one more piece of exciting news, and then I'm headed to bed.

Last week I was doing my best to stop the bus and not worry about what the future held for Lily as far as speech and cognitive development. And while I still think it is very true to try hard not to compare or measure the future by each milestone delayed or met, I am also going to celebrate those milestones for the miracles they are when they happen.

Today Lily said "more." Signed and said it. About 6 times! And you should have seen the smarty party at the Rice Ranch!! Cheers, screaming, clapping, and a million YAY LILY's !!!! followed by excited phone calls to Daddy, Mackenzie, and anyone else we thought would be impressed. Her first real word.

And if the huge proud grin on her face was any indication of what's to come, I bet we are going to get an earful in the days ahead!


Be back soon!

17 comments:

Mandy said...

Yay for Lily's first word! What a great accomplishment! I'm sure you're right, with Lily there's always "more" good things to come :)

Race Bannon said...

Its okay I didn't win, I already made like a thousand of tho...wait, did I already use that one?

nicole said...

Oh my goodness, that last picture of you & Lily needs to be framed! Just beautiful. Very exciting that she is starting to talk now.

cathy said...

The last picture is SPECTACULAR of the both of you!
All are beauties but you need to frame the last one

HOORAY for LILY!! Of course you HAVE to celebrate---
If I were local, I would have been there

xoxo
cathy

Jonana said...

Congratulations, Lily! You go, girl!

Anna Theurer said...

Yay Lily!!!!!!! Lily is a super smart girl. She is absorbing everything around her and then when she is ready, she just signs AND says it. Whoot whoot!

Mrs. K said...

OH MY LILYBUG!!! Grammi is so proud of you. Do you know what Mama's first words were? WHAZDAT? Mama would point to things and say "whazdat?" and Papa and I would tell her and then she would ask again and again about the same object. Nearly drove us crazy but we would laugh and repeat what it was that she was pointing to. Tell Mama to give you "more" kisses from Grammi and Papa. And please tell Abbi Grammi loves her smile.

Jenny said...

Yaaay Lily :)

Aubrey-N-Shaemous said...

You have the prettiest little girl i've ever seen. I've never had much experience with DS babies; but i know quite a few adults and they are the most loving and accepting people in the world. When i see people i don't see diseases or differences. I see personalities. People are people. And you have quite an amazing "people". :) Love you to and yours from Shaemous(my son) and Me.

Jennifer said...

That last picture of you and Lily is so beautiful. Hooray for her first word! So exciting.

Crazy Beautiful Love said...

Yay! I bet she has the sweetest little voice ever!-erin

Lori said...

YAY LILY!!! We are so proud of you!! Have your mama give you tons of hugs and kisses from all of your cousins and Uncle and me!!

The Kirkland's said...

Yay Lily! So proud of you!!!

cara said...

So proud of Lily!!!!! Beautiful pictures- I just cannot get enough of them.

Susanna said...

HOW SUPER EXCITING!!! YAYAYAYAY for LILY!!!!!

Rachael said...

Congratulations, lily!! :)

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