Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Zoo

Lots has been going on and while I thought I'd be doing a much better job at blogging, I still stink. Emma will be 16 months tomorrow. Crazy! She's talking ALL the time. She doesn't shut up. Her favorite words are Doggy, Daddy, Mommy, Baseball and Hi. She just started saying Hello (sounds like Hi-Yo), Pizza (sort of sounds like it, but we know that's what she means), Yeah and Bye. She can also say Baby, Ball, Pool (her own version) and other words that I can't think of right now. She's obsessed with her shoes, loves to put them on and take them off. and she's a rotten little thing. When she knows she shouldn't do something she'll either look at us to make sure we're watching and do it or will gleefully run around with an evil (but cute) little smile on her face.

Today, she got her first full-contact bloody nose. This is how it happened. She took one of her cups and put it up to the fridge, trying to get water out of the water/ice dispenser. I gave her a little bit. Then I had the bright idea to give her one of the Tupperware sippy cups, the ones that AREN'T spill proof. She was doing fine at first, then she discovered that if she turned it upside down and shook all the water would come out. Oh, did she love that. I told her no, got up to take it from her when she decided to get away. And promptly slipped and fell in the water. Face first. Landing on the sippy cup. Right on the nose. Lots of blood. Lots of screaming. Lots of tissues. I finally got it to stop but every so often for the next hour a little bit of blood would seep out. She did get a little cut above her lip but she's now fine.

Tuesdsay, Emma visited the zoo for the first time. We went with Mom, Tara, Rachel and Rachel's friend Alexa. Michael has basketball camp this week and our newphew Michael has been attending it, so it's been a busy week.

The first animal Emma saw was an elephant.
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She really wasn't all that interested in any particular animal until we saw the sea lions. Then she got really excited, she didn't want to leave them.

I thought she'd be in to this a little more, but she lasted about 30 seconds. Then all she wanted to do was climb the stairs.

And this is what she did whenever we let her out of the stroller - Run! Seriously, the girl doesn't know how to walk. She either isn't moving or she's running.

In baby #2 news, I'm 19 weeks along and we're finding out if Emma will have a little brother or sister on Monday. I can't wait!


Marie said...

oh my gosh look at all that hair!!! she is so big!

oh and we are going to the zoo tomorrow :)

Rebekah said...

i can't believe she's talking!!! not that she SHOULDN'T be talking at 16 months old but i just can't believe she's old enough to gab on & on! :) how FUN!!!
and you're finding out on monday!!! how fun! i remember the day you guys found out emma was going to be a GIRL! i literally squealled at my computer screen! :) can't wait to hear about baby sweeney 2!! :)

RACHEL =) said...

OMG, Emma has gotten so big since I just saw her a couple of months ago!! She is SO CUTE, Erin, omg!!! And poor thing with the bloody nose :(

Hope you're doing and feeling well!!

melanie said...

i didn't know you were expecting #2 - congratulations! can't believe how big miss emma has gotten. :)

Darcy said...

She looks SO MUCH OLDER with her longer hair! And poor thing with her bloody nose. =(

Missy said...

the zoo is so much fun! I love going with Maya!