Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eight Months

Dear Emma,

You turned 8 months old yesterday and I am amazed at all you can do! You are growing up too quickly. Some days I just want to freeze the moment and cherish it forever. Especially when you scoot up to me, say "mama" and want me to hold you. You are scooting around quite quickly these days and I'm sure crawling will be soon. You also love to pull up on things and stand. You will stand for about 15 minutes at a time, just looking around at everything. Now that you are more mobile, you are into everything! Your Mommy and Daddy are rearranging the house and trying to make things safe for you. We can't leave you alone for even a few seconds without you finding something to get into. You grab everything you can get a hold of, which includes (but is not limited to): hair, your kitties, noses, remotes, cell phones, tupperware, pans, and your most favorite is paper. You would play with and eat paper all day long if we would let you. You still love to eat and are now enjoying cheerios and avocado as new finger foods. You are also eating with your mesh feeder now and love to eat apples and pears. You aren't too sure about grapes and you still are not thrilled with vegetables (pureed or in your mesh feeder). Oh yeah, and you LOVE to play peek-a-boo! We love watching you learn and grow and are so proud of what you can already do!

Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Emma loves to play peek-a-boo these days. This is the only video I have been able to get yet, and it's not the best because I took it on my phone. But, it will have to do for now.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Funny kids

I hear kids say funny things every day. Here's one that I found hilarious this week...

"When I have daughters, I want them to take a bottle because I don't want them sucking on my noonies!" [said by a 4 1/2 year old who just stopped breastfeeding LAST WEEK!]

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Growing up

My baby girl has been quite busy the past week and a half. Last Thursday, she started pulling up. This week she said her first word "Mama", ate apple from a fruit sack for the first time, sat up in the bathtub in her new bath seat, and drank from a sippy cup. I can't believe how fast she is growing up! We went to Chili's for dinner last night, and Emma thought she was big stuff sitting in the high chair and drinking from a sippy cup. It amazes me how quickly she changes and grows.
Loving her new bath seat!

Enjoying her apple in the mesh feeder.

Playing with (or eating) some new toys.

And loving on her doll given to her by her Aunt Kay

Sunday, January 04, 2009

A Word

I, along with over 2000 other women from this blog, have committed to memorizing 24 Scripture passages this year. This is the first verse:

"He is your constant source of stability; He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; He gives all this to those who fear Him." Isaiah 33:6 (NET)

I sure did need that Word today!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Miss Fussypants

Emma is developing quite a personality. And with her personality comes some sass. With that comes some fussyness. Mommy is not fond of this new personality development. Every time we take something away from Emma, she fusses. Every time we walk away from Emma, she fusses. Every time we put Emma in the exersaucer, she fusses. She will even fuss in the Johnny Jump Up, which used to be her favorite. I think I'm about to have my hands full with a sassy little girl! Anyone have any advice?


Emma's first time in a shopping cart--at Target, of course!