Sunday, March 29, 2009

10 Months

Dear Emma,

10 months. Wow. I cannot even describe how much fun your Dad and I have with you these days. You are hilarious and we get so much joy out of being your parents. Your personality sure is developing!

You love being around other people. You have so much fun playing in the nursery with others. Your favorite sound to make is a "growl". You are indeed a very loud baby and never go more than a few seconds without making some kind of noise (except when you are sleeping). You also love to climb. You try to climb everything--from baby gates, to shelves, to the play kitchen in the nursery. I think we are going to have our hands full when you are a little older! You are also the "paci theif" in the nursery. You love to steal everyone's pacis (out of their mouths) and put them in your mouth. The funny thing is you don't even like the kind of pacis they have and refuse to use them at home. You are starting to "dance" when music plays and lift your arms up when we say "yay" or "hooray". Oh, and I can't forget that you love to play peek-a-boo and initiate it on your own all the time!

You love your food. You love to eat pancakes, turkey, chicken, cheese, any kind of bean, yogurt melts, and any kind of bread. Mommy gave you a few pieces of her cupcake the other day and you loved it. Yo definitely like sweets! You are not too interested in baby food anymore, as you like to feed yourself.

It's hard to believe that in two short months you will be one year old!

We love you, Emma Grace!

Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Prayers

I have been getting my knees dirty praying for MckMama's sweet Stellan. He is in the hospital with SVT. Please pray with me.

Prayers for Stellan

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Big Girl

Just last week, Emma got her new "big girl" carseat. We were excited to get a super deal ($100 off!)on a Britax Marathon from www.albeebaby.com. Here she is in the carseat (before we put it in the car).

And just because it was cute, here she is taking a nap...


Friday, March 20, 2009

Obsessions

Got this idea from a few other blogs.

Here are my top 10 recent obsessions...

1. Cloth diapering. I have been researching it and ordered our first cloth diapers! I have ordered a Bum Genius 3.0 and FuzziBunz and can't wait to try them out! I am loving the idea of cloth diapering my baby!

2. McDonald's iced coffee. Cheap and delicious.

3. Reading. I have been averaging about 2 books a week lately. I make the kids at work take walks to the library a few times a week.

4. my charming kids. I am absolutely obsessed with this blog. MckMama takes wonderful pictures, has adorable kids, and writes about topics that I am interested in. Just today she posted a blog about cloth diapering!

5. Thinking about our next trip back to South Carolina. We'll be there May 22-May 31st and I am SO ready.

6. Wii Fit. Matt and I are so into the Wii fit! When Emma goes to bed, it's Wii time!

7. Etsy. Of course. It is just too much fun to look at all the cute baby stuff.

8. Flip flops. It's officially spring and flip flop season!

9. Sleep. Ever since we did the cry it out thing with Emma, she has been sleeping through the night. It has been absolutely wonderful to get uninterrupted sleep every night!

10. Dreaming of a vacation. I want to go on a real vacation--like a cruise, the beach, Disney World, just somewhere! Won't happen anytime soon, but it's fun to dream.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Art Journaling

I have a new hobby, thanks to my dear friend, Karina. She has introduced me to the world of art journaling. Here are a few of my creations.

Prompt: Valentine to yourself

Prompt: Your perfect man

Prompt: Self-portrait

Prompt: MLK Jr/I Have a Dream

Friday, March 06, 2009

Lipsmacker!

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Mardi Gras & a picnic

I've been neglecting my blog lately. It is definitely not that I don't think of posting or greatly wish to post, but it's because my dear daughter has had serious night-time sleeping issues and we had to work those out before I got any free time at night. I'm hear to say that letting the little misses cry it out the past three nights has been heaven to us! The first night she cried for 20 minutes and fell asleep, last night she cried for about 4 minutes, and tonight cried for less than 1 minute. PRAISE GOD! So, here I am!

Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras day were fun, but we were pretty tired by the time they rolled around. That's what a months worth of parades and festivities will do to you. For those of you who don't know, Mardi Gras day is actually the final day of the Carnival season. So, by then, we're pretty much all worn out!

Last Saturday, we took Emma on her first picnic to Audubon Park. We had a sweet time and even got to see some baby ducklings!

P.S. Sorry these pictures are in backwards order.

Picnic @ Audubon

Baby ducklings

"Our trees have bling" (look closely and you can see all the beads on the tree!)

Happy Mardi Gras!

Beautiful sunset on Lundi Gras evening