Sunday, January 24, 2010

we're home again

The old saying 'time flies when you're having fun' still stands true! We arrived home last night after a really wonderful holiday. It was so great to spend so much time with family and friends. I feel this trip made some big changes in Lilah, she really got to know her grandparents and close family so well. She also has more confidence than I've ever seen her with before.

On the other hand Lilah was pretty excited to be going home again. She told us all she was "Going to Tanada (Canada), see Baba". She did absolutely wonderful on each of the flights and even sang 'Jesus loves me' the whole way on the flight from Dublin to London. I've never truly appreciated all that my husband does until I had to handle three flights and navigate four airports (with a buggy and coats and carry-on baggage) AND little Miss Lilah, alone. Phew! I think I lost those few extra pounds I may have put on at Christmas!

After being apart from her Baba for almost three weeks Lilah was thrilled to see him. She ran straight into his arms and now I'm not sure if she'll ever let him out of her sight again! She did great without him in Ireland though. I was worried as it was her first time apart from one of us, other than her 45 minute Sunday School class every Sunday.

This morning she came into bed with us and as she lay in between us she turned to Colin with a big grin and said "That's MY Baba", and then she turned to me and said "That's MY Mama".

roses for mama, or maybe lilah!

Baba brought these roses to the airport for me and also a Tinkerbell balloon for Lilah.
Lilah decided they were both for her! Did I mention she has a lot of confidence?!

[ more pictures here ]


  1. Welcome Home! Glad to hear you had safe travels. I am sure Lilah was great entertainment for all the other passengers:0) I always love it when toddlers sing it is such a joyful sound.

  2. I'm glad to hear you made it home safe and sound. I would have love to have been on that plane to hear her singing, how sweet!

  3. Being a Mama or Baba is just about the best thing in this world!

  4. Welcome home. How great that Lilah was able to spend some extended time with her grandparents and family.

  5. Glad you are home safley.
    Missing you both so,so much!
    Mum & Dad xxx

  6. Welcome home! It looked like a great trip, but it always feels good to be home and under one roof as a family again!