As she played I flipped threw books and drew sketches of what our Christmas should look like. We listened to music that played from the computer and Lily didn't touch the computer. That itself is a Christmas miracle. I looked at a photo of a friend's baby and Lily said, "Bay-bee", which made my heart melt a little bit. So I pulled her onto my lap and pulled up photos and videos of her on Flickr. And I clicked on this one, which was taken one year ago today.We've come a long way in a year. I mean, just look at that hair! So after I peeled Lily's clothes off and she ran around the house, peed next to my bed, and then slipped and fell onto her back, I threw her in the bathtub and took these videos. Because a year ago we had to make her dance and this year she's talking and dancing and dumping Mardi Gras beads into canisters and it's all the most amazing thing to see.
Caveat: We rent our house, and we have scrubbed the living heck out of that caulk but it won't come clean. So please don't think we're dirty or neglectful. It's not our shower and we've done all we can.