Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sunday night small group is good for the soul, and apparently good for learning new tricks. Every two weeks we get together with some good friends from CTR at the Samuel's house for some yummy food and good fellowship. The kids run around in a whirlwind of energy and Emily usually has her head on a constant swivel. This week however, she jumped in on the action. Ezra just turned 1 last week and got this new toy for his birthday. He was kind enough to let Emily borrow it tonight. I was amazed to see my sweet baby walking across the room on her own like a pro with just the help of the toy. I suggested to Dave that we get Emily one and he replied, "You'd better wait until Friday or she'll be walking before you retire next week." He's so right. So Saturday we'll be doing some shopping for Emily's own push toy.
Friday, August 14, 2009
- Paint our monogram over our headboard
- Paint the tree mural over the guest bedroom headboard
- Paint white butterfly silhouettes on Emily's bedroom wall
- Refinish the vanities in our master bath
- Finally hang pictures and such on the bare walls in the guest bedroom
- Re stuff our couch
- Learn to sew and make curtains for our living room windows
- Plant a vegetable garden. Tomatoes, basil, mint, cilantro, watermelon, etc. (This one's for you Caroline)
- Winterize our backyard
- Get Emily's scrapbook up to date
- TBD (Because we all know this list will grow!)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
As you can see, Kohl's prevailed. One more point for the evil marketing geniuses. In my defense, Emily's fall wardrobe was lacking. Most things in her 12 month section are summer dresses. Thanks to Carter's she now has an adorable brown velour sweatsuit, tan khakis with coordinating hot pink flower top, pink polka dot corduroy overalls, and a light pink fleece pant set with matching polka dot hooded vest. Ok, so the hot pink watermelon short outfit in the middle is not for the fall, but hey, it was only $4. I couldn't resist.
The sad part about this shopping trip was the overwhelming sense that Emily is so grown up. I mean, I couldn't even consider the soft, cuddly, sleepers because she is almost walking! Come this fall she can't wear anything with feet sewn in because she will need real shoes (unless of course she is actually sleeping!) My baby is almost a toddler!
Oh, by the way, Lawren, Leigh, I picked up a little something for your girls too! So Lawren, you'd better have a little girl!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
I like to think of myself as a pretty good mom. Sure I make mistakes, but at least I try. As you may know my tiny peanut falls somewhere around the 10th percentile in weight for baby girls her age. Which is why it always cracks me up when people stop me to say, "Oh, she's getting so big!" I'm like, no you idiot, she's still tiny. She'll be 10 months old tomorrow and slept in a 6 month sleeper last night. Anyway, I digress. So in an effort to keep my child from looking like a starved, Ethiopian baby, I try to make her eat pretty regularly. This is sometimes a problem when she'd rather do... well... anything else. Seriously, is she my child? I wonder. Yesterday at daycare they said for lunch she devoured the broccoli florets, but hardly touched her mac 'n cheese?!?!?! See what I mean. SO, back to the point, last week when the turkey and peas was a no go for dinner and she'd hardly eaten anything I got the bright idea to feed her a cupcake. Sure it's junk, but hey, at least it's calories. Right? Well, as you can see, pink frosting or not, she was not happy. We're having a blood test next week to confirm that she is my daughter.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Leigh and Alexa out front of the beautiful hostess' home.
What a joy to find out that the woman hosting the baby shower had a 22 month old little boy! The hostess' house came equipped with a toy corner that was able to keep Emily happy (a.k.a. quiet) for the entirety of the shower. You can see her in Knox's chair looking for something to get into. And she found it!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday was a busy day in the good kind of way. You know, you're running around like a chicken with your head cut off, but everything you are doing is fun. The morning started out with a baby shower for Leigh and Baby Rowan (expected 9/26). Yummy food, fun party dresses, and lots of family and friends. Then we took all the loot back to Leigh and Dillon's new house. We got the grand tour and then spent some time hanging adorable baby girl clothes in the adorable pink nursery. Yeah!
Next on the agenda, spa day! I left Emily in very capable hands, actually, about 20 capable hands. Everyone was fighting over who gets to hold her next. I gracefully made my exit while the vultures descended. I spent the next 3 hours in an aromatherapy soak, getting a Swedish massage, and a European facial. Best of all, it was free, for me anyway, thanks to SuperMom!
After I drifted back to reality, I had to rush home to rinse the 10 gallons of lotion off and get ready for Dave's B-Day dinner. Chambless, party of 15 plus high chair invaded Shogun's in Franklin for some yummy Japanese cuisine. We took up 2 of those hibachi tables and played pass the baby. Emily was a trooper like usual. Thanks to all our family and friends for making the evening so great for Dave. We love you guys.