February 2009

We are just so blessed with our little Ladybug.  Before she was even 2 years old, she was potty trained.  It took the bug and I one really dedicated weekend for her to make the leap, and she has been pretty much diaper-free ever since.  She was even able to quickly move herself away from nighttime diapers and swim diapers without any trouble.  Talk about a huge savings… way to go girl!

Recently, while taking her swimming lessons, we put a swim diaper on her, thinking she would need it.  At one point during her lesson, she looked up and signed to us that she needed to go potty.  Daddy quickly walked up and whispered to her that because she had her diaper on, she could tinkle quickly in her diaper if she wanted, and it wouldn’t matter (he wasn’t actually encouraging her to tinkle while in the pool, he was just trying help her not miss any of her short 30-minute swim lesson).  The Ladybug looked at Daddy with the most disgusted face and said, “Ewwwwwwwwwwww, yuck!  I am not going tinkle in my diaper.  That is gross!”  Nice to know she is totally repulsed by the idea… the kid has some standards.

Anyway I digress.  Just last evening the Bug announced that she had to go potty, then made her way to the bathroom.  She asked Daddy to tag along, which he did.  While in the bathroom, “taking care of business,” the Bug reached over and took some toilet paper in her hand.  She then examined it more intently than she ever had before.  Then with a great big smile, she announced to Daddy, “This toilet paper is really pretty!  I like it a lot.  It has pretty flowers on it.  Thanks Daddy!”

Who knew… I thought it was just toilet paper.  Don’t you just love living life through the eyes of a child!


The Ladybug’s daddy left a few weeks ago for a work-related 4-day trip up to Alaska (can you say “burrrrrr”?). During that time, the Ladybug and I spent some wonderful one-on-one time together, playing, singing, laughing, and just about everything else fun under the sun. With daddy away, the bug got very spoiled… she and I thoroughly enjoyed “slumber parties” every single night. Unfortunately, she had to say goodbye to our fun little slumbers, something she was hoping would continue with daddy once he returned.

Although the bug and I enjoyed our one-on-one time together, she was very excited for her daddy’s return. On the day of daddy’s arrival, the bug and I created a fun sign to welcome him home, with some attached photos that were taken while he was away. With the sign in hand, we made our way to the airport to welcome daddy home on the last flight of the day. With sign in hand, the Ladybug eagerly stood at the end of the walkway, waiting for her daddy to arrive. Needless to say, this was just what daddy needed after a long day of flying.


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I was wandering through the internet today, and came across this really cool site (I need to thank my friend Cindy for sparking my interest in this one… thanks!). The site is called PhotoFunia.com, and it is a blast. All you do is choose a photo layout you like, upload your photo, and voila… your photo is done. You can then save it, or print it. Try it for yourself and see what you can come up with. Below are some of my creations. Enjoy!

My father and his Disney Barbershop Quartet, the Dapper Dans (dad is second from the left).

The new Liliana Coin, 2009.

Liliana Presented in New York lights.

Liliana and Mommy on a building wall.

Liliana and Cousin Sara on display at the mall.

My puzzling little bug.

Liliana as artwork in a museum.

An old fashioned Liliana


Just a little bit of Valentine’s Day love from Liliana to her Daddy.


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~~Aloha & Happy Valentine’s Day! 


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