Thursday, October 26, 2006

She crawled!

Our girl is no longer stuck in reverse!

Tonight she crawled forward! Woo hoo! It was very exciting. We were downstairs playing and Emma was on the floor facing a the tv and a basket of toys. I glanced up and that's when I heard her moving - I heard her little knees and hands patting the floor. I looked down and she was crawling toward the toys. I couldn't believe it! I let out a yell and started laughing. Then she smiled and started laughing too. It was so cool! I of course grabbed the video camera since Michael was at open gym and didn't get to see it. I'd pick her up, she'd crawl forward, I'd pick her up again, she'd crawl again...

Here she is in action:

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Camping and some other stuff

Nothing like not updating for 11 days...oops! I guess I need to do a recap of the past week and a half.

We went camping with Michael's family. We go every year the same weekend. This year we got a cabin since we have Emma and that was really nice. Michael missed the tent, but me? Not so much. The weather wasn't as nice as it's been is years passed. There was actually snow on Friday. But since we were nice and cozy in our warm cabin, I didn't mind too much. Oh wait. That was me, Emma and Abby! Michael and Marty were out in it somewhere. :) We didn't sit around the campfire as much this year and we ate all our meals inside rather than by the fire. But we still got to go for walks, play bocce,roast marshmallows and make pizza pies over the fire. Emma was a champ! She stayed right on schedule with her naps and bedtime. I was a little worried about it but she had no problem sleeping in her pack and play.

We got a new stroller before going camping and it's awesome. Perfect for things like this when you don't need your big travel system stroller. As far as we could tell, Emma liked it too.

Emma loves riding in the backpack. She gets so excited and likes to hit Michael in the head. Which is always good for a laugh.

Aren't her arms funny? She had so many layers on they stuck straight out. She's like that boy in A Christmas Story! She was talking - a lot - that's why her mouth is open.

The trees were gorgeous!

We put Emma in a swing for the first time and she loved it! She laughed and squealed and grinned.

We went for a walk down to the lake Saturday afternoon. And it was quite bright so Emma had to wear her shades. For all of 2 minutes before she pulled them off and tried to eat them.

That's it for now. I'll post the rest of the camping pictures in a day or two.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

She'll sleep anywhere

So Emma's finally getting a tooth. It is slowly, really really slowly, making it's way in. Which means we've had some rough nights the past week. She'll go to bed, then wake up a couple hours later and refuse to go back to sleep. Full out crying fits. So Tuesday night I brought her downstairs and put her in the pack-n-play (Michael's idea) with some toys, hoping she'd fall asleep. She did. Around 1 am (over an hour later) in the funniest position. Take a look:

Not sure how she slept like that but she was out. When I picked her up to take her to bed, she was limp, I'm not sure her eyes even opened. If only I was that flexible...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Funny faces

Emma is always making the funniest faces. Here are some that Rebekah captured the when she was here.
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Sunday, October 08, 2006

We had a visitor

Well, I'd planned on posting these pictures a week ago - oops! Last weekend, Rebekah came to visit. It was so much fun. It was great to see her. We hung out, scrapbooked and of course took pictures. She took some amazing family pictures for us on Sunday - I love them! So Rebekah - thank you again. :) I was sad to take her to the airport Sunday evening, I wish she could've stayed longer.

Here are some of my favorites from last weekend.

At the crop on Saturday with Jen, Marie, Rachel and Wendy. It was Rebekah's first crop.

These are the pictures Rebekah took on Sunday (except the one of her and Emma, obviously, I took that one!)

Rebekah got Emma the prettiest sweater. Turns out it matches this dress she has on. Rebekah had no idea we had the dress when she got the sweater.

In Emma news, she's finally getting a tooth! Woo hoo! Her lower right tooth is cutting through. It hasn't seemed to bother her too much except at night. It's 11:30 and she's just getting to sleep. She's still scooting around backwards, unable to figure out how to go forward. :)

Today we went to the farm to get pumpkins. It was a gorgeous day and the farm was packed. We got three pumpkins - a big pumpkin for Michael, a medium sized pumpkin for me and a baby pumpkin for Emma. This evening we went to my nephew Michael's soccer game.