2/3 cup sugar
Friday, April 30, 2010
2/3 cup sugar
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The uniforms are red, white and blue so I figured why not throw a pink helmet into the mix?! It's important to keep something prissy AND it will be much easier to keep hers seperate (okay, and there was no way E would let me exit Target with any other color)! I'm afraid that a hair bow might not fit under that large apparatus!
The kiddos have lots of fun out there! About half of them are in our playgroup, too! It's so cute and comical to watch the practices and I'm sure the games will be even better!
Coach Smith is very hopeful and anticipates the Cubs going undefeated this season (thankfully we don't keep score at this age)!
If you are in the area on one of the next six Saturdays we would love for you to join us for a game!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Emma had fun on the giant inflatbale slide and kiddy train. I must admit that it was rather strange letting her ride something without a parental unit. I'm pretty sure it was a first! Strangers even buckled her seat belt! J & E also toured antique remodled cars.
I was totally expecting dewberry cobbler and a farmers market on site but was a litte disappointed not to find either :/ Nonetheless, we enjoyed some quality family time and discovered a beautiful park and fishing pond in our community! We will be back soon.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
He did so well at his check up. He weighs 16 lbs 6 oz (25th percentile) and measures 25 in long (5th percentile). Huge blessings come in small packages! His head size is still just above the 97th percentile (just like his big sister)! He handles immunization shots like a champ and barely fussed!
He loves to be held, spend time in the outdoor swing, look at himself in the mirror, veggies (esp. squash), play with a cell phone, bath time, being on the changing table, Roxie and Emma.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Emma is 40 months old! Haha, really she is just over 3 1/4 years old :) She is the BEST big sister and daughter and is a friend to many! She is very strong willed, creative and playful and never meets a stranger. Her vocabulary is abunant and she talks in paragraphs all day long. She has given up naps and sleeps about ten hours straight at night. She enjoys the outdoors and strongly dislikes bed time. She surprises us with her knowledge and delights us with her sweet spirit.
She is already totally confused about where to go to college - but she knows it won't be to UT :) She is very active and is looking forward to performing in her second dance recital next month. She is also playing pre t ball for the first time this year. She will be taking swimming lessons in June and starts preschool this Fall. Potty training has been an ongoing saga for awhile now but fortunately has improved drastically over the past week (it has by far been the biggest parenting challenge yet)! She is not quite there yet but we finally see a light at the end of the tunnel :)
Emma is not at all a picky eater and we are sooo thankful! The only thing she occasionally fights us about is broccoli. We have encouaged her to at least try everything on her plate since she was itty bitty...and we have never prepared her something different than what we eat. I truly think that plays a part in her willingness to eat a wide variety of foods :) Just a tip for all of you with young babies who like advice ;)
Emma could spend hours playing with her Little People, Strawberry shortcake and My Little Ponies. She conducts pretend conversations and names each one :) She knows how to say her ABC's and can count up to 14. She can identify shapes and points them out everywhere! Did I mention she is brilliant?
Each Wednesday morning we drive 35 minutes into Temple. She dances to the radio, talks to Owen, requests to listen to her cd with "Lou lou skip to my lou" on it (and sings at the top of her lungs), and sometimes chit chats with me. Sometimes I reach my hand back to hold hers. Upon doing so she was admiring a gold ring Jarrod gave me during our dating years. She immediately infromed me that when she gets a little bigger she is going to get her own ring, marry a boy and have babies. A little later we pulled up beside a church. She made sure I knew that Jesus died on a cross :)
Her favorite TV shows include Phenias and Ferb, Martha Speaks and Curious George. She has finally outgrown her Sesame Street phase (which is a little sad but I need a break from that Elmo fellow)! Her favorite restaurants are McDonald's and Chick fil A. I craved CFA like crazy while I was pregnant with her :) Her beverages of choice are chocolate milk and 7Up. She must have pop corn when watching a movie and she could never get enough string cheese.
Here are some photos of Emma enjoying the beautiful weather at the city park this afternoon:
Monday, April 19, 2010
Emma is such a sweet big sister and officially handed over her Elmo chair to Owen this weekend. She says "he will fit into it one day when he gets a little bigger"! I think he fits into it already :) She has finally outgrown her Elmo era and I'm sure another member of our household will enter it soon!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
We had an EGGcellent extended Easter weekend. On Thursday evening we introduced Emma to egg dying. She had a blast and enjoyed decorating them princess style. On Good Friday we loaded the truck with two cute kids, one large dog, numerous bags, baskets/goodies and baby gear and we were on our way to Rochester. We stopped in Temple for lunch and a hunting license. Approximately four hours later we reached our destination!
While in Rochester we were kindly allowed to stay in a large home occasinally used as a bed and breakfast. My parents had the downstairs and we had the upstairs. It was located just two doors down from the church and parsonage where Joseph and Natalie live. On Friday night the guys went hunting with a local seasoned guide. After 5+ hours they only spotted a single pig!! I sent the camera along for the adventure but no photos were taken :(
On Saturday morning we wandered over to Throckmorton to visit our good friend Trent. He and Emma got along very well. They took turns making funny faces and practiced the alphabet. Emma liked his sense of decor....especially the saddle, bear and many other mounted animal heads.
On our way back we met the rest of the family in Haskell for lunch and shopping. There is a cute square around the courthouse with shops including a used book store, gift shop, dress boutique and ammo/tackle store.
The Easter bunny hopped through on Saturday night and left some special goodies for the little somebunnies!!
On Easter morning we enjoyed donuts for breakfast (how appropriate since we could finally have sweets!) I also had a sugar cookie at 6:45am but who is keeping track?! It was great getting to see Joseph preach on Easter. Emma and Owen had coordinating Easter outfits and looked as cute as buttons, if I might say so myself!