Lilybug Open Thread

Lily luvs running thru the sprinkler

Lily luvs running thru the sprinkler

It was warm this week. Lily cooled off the old fashioned way, by running thru the sprinkler with her big bros.

Thomas was born to play football.  Look at those shoulders!

Thomas was born to play football. Look at those shoulders!

Lily likes to wear mis-matched shoes.

Lily likes to wear mis-matched shoes.


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87 Responses to Lilybug Open Thread

  1. votermom says:

    Awww. Growing like weeds, they are!

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Sweetie for sure. 😀

    • DeniseVB says:

      Kids are so easy to amuse and watch with water. Brought back a memory of how I taught my toddlers to drink from a cup. Gave them a slow running hose with a bunch of plastic cups and bowls to fill, of course they’d start to drink from them. This was before Tommy Tippees and nobody died from the hose water either. 🙂

  2. Somebody says:

    Love the pig tails!! My grandkids being half Asian have the silkiest hair that is virtually impossible to put in pig tails or pony tails, because no matter how tight I make them they fall out pretty quickly.

    • leslie says:

      I know about that hair – – – My niece and nephew who are the next dearest people to my own kids are half Asian as well. But when they grew up, their hair became thick and wonderful.
      My gbaby #1 has thick and amazing hair – even when she was two, it was thick. Calamity, not so much. She’s beautiful, but has hair like corn silk. Maybe when she turns three it will thicken. Even if it doesn’t she will still be beautiful as well as a calamity. lol.

      • Jadzia says:

        My kids are not Asian at all, but they kept that baby fine/silky hair well past babyhood. Amelia is 4 1/2 and barrettes still slide right out of her hair.

  3. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The best part about kittens, puppies and little kids is watching the excitement and joy they get from discovering their worlds.

    If I get wet from a sprinkler I get annoyed.

    • elliesmom says:

      It’s been warm here this week, too. Not swimming weather, but play in the sand making mud pies warm. Crash has been up and out to play before 8 am every morning. Her older brother has been enjoying ice cream and star gazing before bedtime. This is the time of year we all enjoy here, but we know it’s possible it’s just a teaser. Not time to put the warm clothes away just yet. It’s a lot colder this morning.

    • swanspirit says:

      Lily is cuter and cuter by the day!! absolutely adorable. Get in there and get sprinkled, children are here to help us recapture that joy!

    • foxyladi14 says:

      It is like living our childhood all over again. 😀

  4. Dora says:

    “A home without books is a body without soul” . Marcus Tullius Cicero

    “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson

    • CiscoKid says:

      So many books, so few days.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Just finished a great mental bubblegum read of Mindy Kaling’s essays (what young celebs call their books instead of “memoirs”) which followed Kunal Najjar’s (“Raj” of TBBT) cute little book. Not sure how I got on the Indian immigrant celebrity kick this week. Both kids were very entertaining and highly recommend them to young adults (salty language and, uhm, adult situations may not be acceptable to h.s.parents or Tiger Mom homeschoolers). I’m a fan of the “OMG, I’m a young millionaire, how did I get here” genre of Young Adult Lit. In their words. Always hard work, peseverance and LUCK seem to be the common denominator. They were also square pegs in round holes at their colleges.

  5. leslie says:

    So adorable!
    When the weather gets warmer up here (near the lake) we won’t be able to get the little ones away from the sprinkler and the beach. If they could, they’d live on the beach with a permanent diet of sand (and hot dogs if their parents would allow it.).

    • elliesmom says:

      We managed to play at the lake this week and take a picnic lunch to the beach area. The amount of sand inside my house tells me I need to think about how to keep some of it out when real summer arrives. Everything is feeling a little bit gritty. lol

      • DeniseVB says:

        When it gets warmer, keep a hose handy to wash them down. And when it gets really warm, keep a bottle of shampoo handy. Voila, daily bath accomplished ! Especially for those after dinner before sunset trips to the beach when you want to wear them out. 🙂

      • swanspirit says:

        Make a foot rinsing station somewhere near the entrance , and place a nice basket for shoes near the door. My one house rule , well besides no smoking, is shoes off in the house. Really helps.

  6. lyn says:

    Looks like Lily gave a raspberry to the photographer. What a cutie pie! ❤

  7. Venus says:

    This is great — helped me remember the impact Prince has made:

  8. lyn says:

    Marco was a senior support center analyst in Abbott’s IT department. On Friday April 22, he clocked out for the last time at Abbott Laboratories in northern Chicago, Illinois, along with 200 other information technology workers. Thanks to the cheap H-1B visa pipeline sponsored by both political parties in Washington, Marco was laid off and pressured to retrain his foreign replacement from Indian offshore outsourcing firm Wipro. – See more at:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Pretty much an everyday occurrence in the IT field.

        • leslie says:

          lyn, Thank you for the link you sent. I went there and read that despite Intel saying this is “world wide”, there are safety measures in place in other countries that protect employees from being laid off the way they are here. So this leads me to believe the layoffs will be confined to the US.
          I have not shared any of this with dd. But I am suggesting she take a labor lawyer to the meeting with her Monday. I don’t know if she will, but I will at least make the suggestion.
          Again thank you.

    • elliesmom says:

      Intel is laying off 12,000, but they’ve applied for and received thousands of H-1B visas.

      • leslie says:

        DD#1 has her Intel meeting with her manager on Monday. It was supposed to be yesterday, but was moved for the April 25 termination date. There has been much tearfulness and many more anxiety attacks — panic, really. She is supposed to close on her South Loop condo on Wednesday. She was quite beyond reason for a while. I don’t blame her. If she had not made the offer on the condo, this would still be a big deal, but not as big as it is right this minute. And despite it all, she still has to pack up her apt and leave as the new tenants move in May 1. Intel has given no information to the office here. This has had to be in the works for at least half a year to have put together severance packages. It is brutal.

        • Somebody says:

          (((Leslie))) I hope, hope, hope your daughter is spared.

          It’s criminal the way people are being replaced with cheap foreign labor in this country. My DD sees this happening continually at her job and lives in fear of the next time it being her. Her company built a huge facility in Bangladesh and they’ve been migrating as many jobs as possible. They’ve laid off entire departments, IT is completely gone except for a handful of jobs.

          My son works for a college and even they aren’t immune, the college has outsourced a large number of the IT jobs too. The American IT employees were replaced with H1B visa holders through an outsourcing company.

          This shouldn’t be happening, but it is common place in corporate America. The jackasses in Silicon Valley, the COC and those in DC will continue to insist we have a shortage of STEM workers and we need MORE foreign visas and that is a big fat lie.

          • leslie says:

            Thank you so much. It is criminal, I agree. Just last week Senator Durbin from Illinois tweeted out his outrage. Ha! He’s been in the Senate for DECADES and hasn’t lifted a finger to change anything. He was/is the Democrat whip and it’s still happening. In Europe the protections they have against this type of wholesale slaughter are well known. DD says that is why there are so many cuts being made here. She has already set up a meeting with someone from an account she has managed, and others whose accounts she currently manages are offering references and other things if she is cut. (She just shared this with me in the last hour.) She liked the idea of getting a labor lawyer for her meeting on Monday – or whenever. She also has some other thoughts – now that she’s had some time to calm down.
            Gosh, I hope your daughter is safe. Even though “the economy is in really good shape” (per bronco et. al.) no one should be at the mercy of these massive US businesses – especially US citizens.

  9. Dora says:

  10. swanspirit says:

    Remember those a-holes I told you about that were escorted out of the Berlin Trump rally whining and saying I dindoo nuffin? turns out they were screaming and yelling Fuck Trump, waving thumbs down, while wearing Mexican flags. One of them was actually a student at the school, and said they threw me out of my own school for nothing. 3000 cameras in the place, and they thought their little act would not get caught? #stupid

  11. CiscoKid says:

    Why be an a-hole if you can’t let everyone know you are by acting like one?
    That would be a waste of a-hole-eness.

  12. Dora says:

    • leslie says:

      Morning news “reported” that bronco bama listened to 2 of Prince’s songs before appearing in London. He said it was to “strengthen his resolve” or some such trash. He is the perfect example of assholery.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Bronco’s taking some serious hits from the British media for being such a pompous jerk. Especially his telling them stay in the EU…….or else ? Of course, the U.S. media will cover him convincing us the Brit media is so rude 😛

        • leslie says:

          I saw that. But afaic no amount of hits is enough or too much.

        • Jadzia says:

          I saw a great editorial cartoon the other day that had Prince Philip going over to the US to tell Americans how to vote in the presidential election. : ) This is the kind of stuff that really makes people resent America because really, the Brexit vote belongs to the British people, not to Obama!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Never let a crisis go to waste in Panderland. She’s so obvious.

  13. Dora says:

    Indicted Businessman Names Harry Reid as Alleged Recipient of Massive Bribe

    Political Enemy of Wild Horses and Burros in Center of Scandal

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Hitler + SJW’s+ Milo = Hillarity

  15. Dora says:

  16. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Two stories from the past week:

    California’s Drought Emergency Is Over, State Water Districts Say

    Dry La Niña period likely to follow El Niño

    The drought is over . . . or is it? The state does not want to ease water restrictions because they are loathe to relinquish any power. The state and federal government want us to believe in global warming because they want more power. The media dutifully report whatever the government tells them.

  17. DandyTIger says:

    Maybe a smidge cynical:

  18. Dora says:

    Such a group of intellectuals. I wonder where they went to school.

    Media Celebrates Rap Video Calling for Trump Assassination

  19. DeniseVB says:

    I put an early a.m. open post in the barn for the morning. It’s what I do best 😉 Happy Sunday kids!

  20. mothy67 says:

    According to the Trump delegate list tgere is no delegate for my district

  21. DandyTIger says:

    Cruz look-alike woman agrees to do porn [warning, huff puff link]. Best election ever.

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