Sorry I haven't blogged lately, but it's been pretty crazy around here! We just celebrated Chris' birthday. If Ann Catherine sang "Happy Birthday" to him once, she sang it a hundred times. She is just at such a fun age right now. Truly - she is pure entertainment. Chris and I just laugh and laugh at her all the time!
So, what's been happening at the George household lately? Well, Lily started walking this week. Like really walking - taking off and walking across the room. She is a girl on the move now! She took her few steps a couple of weeks ago, but in this past week, she really took off. It is so cute to watch.
We are also bottle-free! If you have kids, you know how huge that is. First of all, pouring milk in a sippy cup is so much easier than making a bottle, warming it, etc. And we have so much free space on our kitchen counter!! They took up so much room when they were drying. Of course, Lily being Lily, she came right off of the bottle - cold turkey! We didn't have to wean her. We just switched to a sippy cup and she caught on. Heck, she's even drinking out of straws already! I mean, Ann Catherine didn't figure out the whole straw thing until a few months ago. Lily, on the other hand, started drinking out of a straw before she turned one. She'll grab Ann Catherine's drink if she's not looking, and will just start slurping it down!
It's that whole second child thing. Lily does everything before Ann Catherine did. It's because she has a big sister to watch and she figures it out. Plus, Chris and I aren't as neurotic as we were with Ann Catherine. You are just so much more laid back with the second baby. Maybe that's why Lily is so laid back.
We shot a promo for Channel 19 today that should start airing Wednesday. It's promoting our Spirit of Hope tree lighting ceremony, Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. For a $20 donation, you can dedicate a light on the Hope for the Future tree to benefit the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. Judy (19's Creative Services Director) wanted Chris, Lily and Ann Catherine to be in it, too. Let's just say, I could never work with child actors. I held Lily and Chris held Ann Catherine and after two takes, she looked at Judy and said, "I'm done." I'm not kidding. So I started doing what any good and decent mother does. I bribed her.
Oh, don't act like you don't do it, too.
All kidding aside, join us for the Spirit of Hope tree lighting Tuesday. For more information, click here or visit the Foundation's website.
We hope to see you there!