Thursday, May 28, 2009


Just to let everyone know I will be combining this blog with my other blog, Angel Face Designs. I think it's primarily the same people reading both, and it will be (a lot) easier for me to just have everything in one place, instead of going back and forth, posting on two blogs.

So, starting now please book mark as it will be the new home of all Leila-related posts, videos and pictures. Hope this doesn't cause any inconvenience.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A couple of videos

Here's a super brief snippet of her dancing to (what else) "Mamma Mia:

She was dancing like a crazy girl before she caught me turning on the camera!

And here's one of her singing her ABC's. I know I just posted one a couple of days ago, but I just love watching her sing it!

Bathtub tea party

Leila loooooooves bathtime, because bathtime is teatime! Her sweet friend, Emily got her a super cute tea set for her birthday, and it now lives in the bathtub. She would spend hours in there, "having tea" if we let her. As it is, she's in there so long that the bathwater gets cold and her fingers and toes get pruney before it's time to get out. It's hard to believe that she used to hate bathtime - now she begs for it!

Leila the builder

Leila is helping Daddy build an arbor in the front yard:

All she's missing is the tool belt!

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, May 22, 2009

Dance party


The Bunny Hop...Leila style

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New hangout

Leila's new favorite place to hang out it under the kitchen table. Not sure why, but lately she loves it under there, and will even take books to read under there. Whatever. It makes for some very cute photo ops.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


As I was uploading tonight's pictures from dance I realized I haven't posted any dance pictures for the last few weeks. I pretty much can't take any pictures during the class, because Leila's making me hold her hand and do all of the moves with her, but here are a handful of before dance pictures:

Leila loves her dance classes and is getting better and better every week!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Friday, May 8, 2009

Princess in the Pool

{Please don't mind the small wardrobe malfunction, I think Tony put her swimsuit on backwards...}

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, May 4, 2009

Our morning battle

Almost every morning for the last two weeks or so Leila and I have had a battle over what she wears for the day. She either wants to wear this swimsuit:Or this shirt: She probably wears that yellow shirt twice a week, usually once for a full day and once after her nap because she's begging for her "Beautiful yellow shirt, puh-lease!" I've washed it about ten times already, and think I'm going to have to start handwashing now to make it last as long as possible.

Again, I think Leila forgot that she's two!

I think she forgets she's 2!

Leila is my little accessories queen, always has been. The other morning, she went to pick out a bow (this is how it's been lately, she either picks out her shoes or bow first and I match the outfit to that) when she looked at her bow board and said

Leila: "I need new bows, Mama."
Me: "No you don't, babe. You have more than anyone needs."
Leila: "I like flowers and feathers, Mama. Not these." (pointing to a standard bow.)
Me: "You're two."
Leila: "I like flowers and feathers, Mama."

Um....who is this 16-year-old in my 2-year-old's body?! Leila has a couple of feather and flower bows and headbands from craft shows I've been to, and apparently those are the only ones she likes now.

I am not looking forward to the teenage years!