With our newest and smallest addition, I decided to start an entirely new blog dedicated to all of the family so that I might share stories and pictures about everyone as we grow and learn about each other. The goal is to update at least once a week with quotes and pictures.
If you don’t already know, this is Willow Grace Keith (a.k.a. Willer, Willow Willow, and the baby). She was born on September 4th, 2011. Willow is such a great baby. She doesn’t sleep all that much during the day but she is awesome at night and happy unless she is sleepy, poopy, or hungry (aren’t we all). People say she looks more like her mama then her papa.
This is Lillian Roane Keith (a.k.a. Lilly, Lilly Beans, Lilly Pants, Crazy Head and big sister). She was born on March 8th, 2009. Lilly has taken the roll of big sister and done great with it so far. She loves Willow so much and imitates me when I try to make Willow smile or put her to sleep and she always wants to hold her hand or show her things. Being a classic two year old has its trials and sometimes, being a new sister and having to share can be tough on the ol’ tear ducts but things are better and better each day. Lilly likes Mickey Mouse, Elmo, strawberries, stickers, singing and dancing with a move she has perfected that we call the “peg leg.”
The goal is to have the girls share a room and even a bed at some point but for now, we are working on not waking Willow when she is sleeping which is not going so well. Sometimes Lilly has one volume and it isn’t quiet.
This is William J. Keith (a.k.a. Wil, Wilamina, Father Wil, and Papa). He was also born on September 4th but a much different year. This past Sunday, Lilly announced at church as Wil started to bless the sacraments: “That’s my Papa up there!” which brought smiles and laughter from the people around us and a huge grin on Papa’s face from the alter. Wil likes motorcycles, Jesus, working with his tools, a good scotch now and then, and being a papa.
Also in the photo is me, Amanda T. Keith (a.k.a. Miss Manders, Boopers, and Mommy). I was also born on March 8th, like so many of my lovely and talented family members. I am currently a stay at home mamacita which I am loving for now. I like taking walks, sleeping, chocolate, shopping, and being a mom.
So here we go, party of four with a dog named Sylus who is so good with Lilly and Willow…passively protecting them and sadly knowing that he is the bottom of the totem pole.