New Parent Blunder

Lily was three months old at the beginning of 2005. We were in Peoria, visiting my sister, and we stayed in a hotel with a pool. We thought it would be great to take Lily swimming for the first time. We didn’t have a bathing suit for her, so we just put on a onesie instead.

Lily was very laid back in the pool. Doesn’t she look chubby for a baby who needed to have frequent weight checks right after she was born? Due to my mastectomy 14 years ago, we needed to supplement Lily’s diet with formula for about two months before I was able to breastfeed her exclusively. By the time she was three months old, we didn’t have any worries about her weight!

Lily fell asleep in the water while I was holding her. Ed snuggled with her bundled up in the towel. He was going through a phase of “letting his hair grow.” Now he cuts his hair two-three times a month so that it is very, very short. You know, because of his “high forehead.”

Our parent blunder? Apparently babies should not be in chlorinated water before they are six months old! Oops!

I’m linking up to LT’s Take Me Back Tuesday!

A Day With Two


Take Me Back Tuesday: Grandma

One of my family’s favorite places in the whole world is Michigan. We vacation there every year, and while Michigan is a lovely state, we love it because we spend time with moms, dads, sisters and brothers, aunts, uncle and cousins…our family! This year, our family traveled to Colorado instead, and so Michigan will have to wait until next summer.

This picture takes me back to the summer of 2005, when Lily was about eight months old. She is the first granddaughter on my side of the family. This is how my mom wanted her granddaughters to remember her…full of laughter and love!

Mom and Lily at the house we rented with our extended family every summer.
I can hardly believe I took this picture five years ago! And so I’m linking up to A Day for Two and:

A Day With Two

Don’t forget to post pictures of where you have been this summer, (or any summer, for that matter!) and come back tomorrow to link up to Where in the World Wednesdays, here on Lemon Drop Pie!