Saturday, April 25, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

I know you can't believe it...two posts in one day!

I just wanted to share some pictures of the Easter egg hunt we had with the kids work with. I love these kids. They are precious to me!


Over the past few weeks Emma celebrated her first Easter and went to her first Crawfish Boil. Here are some pictures.

And Emma had a "Daddy date" this morning and went to one of her favorite parks to play!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

11 Months

Dear Emma,

I am a little bit of a slacker. Your monthly letters are always a few days late, but I'm kind of busy...taking care of you! You continue to be such a joy to your Mommy and Daddy's lives. We fall more and more in love with you every day. And we think you get cuter and cuter every day too! :)

You are doing all sorts of new things these days. Climbing is your favorite thing to do. You climb in and on everything! You have just learned how to successfully climb up and down stairs. You climb in every box you see. You climb up onto chairs. Like I said, you climb on everything. You are a little daredevil and don't even flinch if you start to fall. You are just trying to keep your Mommy and Daddy on their toes, right?

You love all sorts of different kinds of food now. You will pretty much eat anything but green veggies. You had your first taste of icecream (well, rasberry ice gelato) yesterday and loved it. You are still eating some pureed baby food, but eat many table foods as well. You also had your first Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets and fries last night. We are training you to love the good stuff!

You can now say four words: "Mama" "Dada" "Hey" and "Bye". You are so cute when you say "hey" or "bye" and wave at the same time! Last Sunday when we left you in the nursery at church, you had a plastic hamburger in your hand and just waved it to us as we said goodbye. It was the cutest thing ever. Definitely a dramatic change from a couple months ago when we left you in the nursery and all you did was scream.

You are cruising all over the place and starting to let go of things and try to stand on your own. I'm wondering if you will be walking in the next month?

You are a sassy little one though. When we take anything away from you or move something out of your reach, you get a little temper and grunt or fuss. You especially love to try to get Mommy's coffee cup.

Most of your favorite things to play with aren't toys. You love boxes, buckets, Mommy's metal coffee scoop, keys, cell phones, paper, cups, spoons, shoes, and anything that makes lots of noise. You enjoy pulling everything out of your diaper bag and emptying books off of the bookshelf. You sure keep us busy cleaning up after you!

You continue to be such a light in our lives and we are truly enjoying every day with you. Can't wait to watch you grow and develop even more!

Mommy and Daddy

Saturday, April 11, 2009


We have been quite busy the past couple weeks (as if you can't tell by my lack of posting), as we had Matt's mom visit for 7 days and then my mom (and her friend Lynette) visit for 5 days. We had a wonderful time being tour guides to this city we love so much, but were exhausted by the time everyone left. Emma definitely got some wonderful loving from both her Grandmommy Parks and Grammy Mackey. We can't wait to visit more of our family and friends in May for Emma's birthday!

Work has been going well for both Matt and I. In the next month, we will be getting a 6 week old baby boy in the nursery! It will definitely be a challenge to have such a little one with the older kids, but we are excited to get some little baby loving!

As for Emma, she can do the signs "more", "please", and "all done" now, with prompting. She is cruising all over the place and will stand for a couple seconds on her own. She will be walking before we know it!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!

"Fluffy" bottom!

Signing "please"

Just being precious! :)