Friday, December 18, 2015

2015 and The Three Bairs

2015 sure has been an amazing year! So many great changes for The Three Bairs!

We will start with Mike. This year started with Mike working in customer service for a flooring company. Fast forward to May when he received his Masters in Higher Education, stopped working at the flooring company and started coaching soccer full time. This is something Mike has been wanting to do since before he graduated with his bachelors in 2011! Soccer Camps through out the summer, acting as the Director of Goalkeeping for his club, coaching 2 club soccer teams, and assisting at Geneva, plus other individual sessions; I think he stayed busy! During his free time, Mike is an amazing Daddy to Lily. Watching the two of them together makes my heart smile.

Lily's first time bowling!
For me (Meg), I was back to the office in 2015 and loved every second of it! I grew so much as a person. Being home for 18 months with an infant was a different pace than I was used to. I loved being with my little girl but I was ready for a change. I continued to coach my club soccer team and  Olympic Development team through the spring/summer, but decided that after the season ended I would take a break from coaching. I now enjoy my free week nights and weekends (I know what is that?) supporting Mike in his various coaching roles, hanging out with our friends, and having Mommy and me time with my favorite mini me.
Lily and Mommy enjoying some ice cream.
Last but certainly not least is Miss Lily, little girl, Lil, stinky, and the many other adorable things we call her. She started walking in 2015 and now that we have to chase her everywhere I miss the crawling days. Lily started daycare this year and we have seen huge growth in her vocabulary! Every day we are amazed with what comes out of her mouth. Her singing "Jingle Bells" and "I love you, You love me" ( Barney Song) are two of our current favorites. 

Lily's personality is showing through more and more. She is a very affectionate, caring, spirited, and active little girl. Her stubbornness, smarts, and innocence make us giggle all the time. Some of Lily's favorite things are trains, Daniel Tiger, dancing, singing, Mickey Mouse, and stickers. This holiday season has been really special as Mike and I see it through a 2 year old's eyes. The smile on her face looking at Christmas lights, finding baby Jesus in every nativity scene, and getting all excited when she hear's a Santa say "ho, ho, ho."

Our 2015 Family Christmas Card Picture!
A year in review always reminds me how blessed we are. God gave us an amazing daughter who we get to love on every day and a marriage that we will be celebrating our 5th anniversary for on 1/1/16! 

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family and may God bless you for a happy and healthy 2016!

**And now enjoy some pictures of Lily from 2015**

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wait it's March?

So I feel like a slacker! I sent that nice Christmas card and sent everyone to look at our blog and then I didn't update it for 3 month! Oops. So goes the busy life of the Bair's. For those of you who are friends with us on Facebook, know that little girl is getting over her first ear infection. It is a double ear infection so we go back to the Doctors on Monday for her 18 month check up and to look at how her infection is doing.

Our 4th Anniversary

With that said I already know how much little girl weighs because of our infection appointment. A whopping 21 lbs and I think 8oz? Yea this child is a tank, not! We are starting to move into 18 month pants which we need for the length but struggle to keep them staying on her waist. Shirts depending on the brand are 12 or 18 months. As she is growing and going through more clothes I am noticing more and more the discrepancies between sizes and brands. Why can't they just all use the same template! But anyways, the consignment season is upon us so I am excited to clean out of all the old clothes and get some new ones for little girl. We get great hand me downs so thankfully the sales that I buy from are just to fill in the holes.

Lily loves eating chicken nuggets, most of the time ;)
Officially Lily started consistently walking Jan. 17th. She had taken steps before that, like in the video from our last post, but now she is a walking machine. For only walking for a total of 2 months, little girl is a pro! Ever since we found an MLS size 1 soccer ball at Target (where we do Family date night) she has been dribbling around the living room with Daddy. Here is a video of little girl walking 2 weeks after she started.

Lily is a big reader and loves Mickey & Minnie Mouse

We have also noticed that little girl is VERY focused, VERY particular (see video for proof). She is not saying a lot of words but definitely knows how to tell us she wants or needs something. We have mastered "hi", "bye bye", and "uh oh". Within the last week we have been working on "please" or like Lily says "teese" and "thank you." Unfortuntely "no" has been appearing more too. Although she doesn't say a lot of words when she wants to say something she does. For example, "ducky." We were having bath time and I showed her the rubber duckies and she repeated me instantly with "ducky." Like with walking little girl does what she wants, when she wants. I wonder where she gets this from??

Lily loves puzzles!
Lily's first snow play time, She loved it!

Mike is excited that he only has 1 class left of his masters and my job (and Jamberry) is going great. Not too much is going on besides that soccer is ramping up again. As of the second week of April the Bair family will have upwards of 5 soccer practices a week. This will be the biggest adjustment for Lily and I because I have never worked full time while coaching in the Fall or Spring with Lily. I will have to go right from work to soccer and won't get to see little girl much :( But on weekends little girl and I will hang out while Mike has 2 games and I only have 1. Please pray that God gives me the strength to make it through and know that this is only for one season of our lives! I can already feel my mom guilt levels rising just thinking about it. I think that is it for our update so Happy St. Patrick's day from our redheaded little girl :)

More puzzles!