Sunday, March 29, 2009

What a Busy Month!

Well it's now almost April, it's been a busy March. Emily is officially walking full-time now. She falls down a lot - but just gets right back up. No running yet though :)
She had her 15 month Dr visit on Monday and her height is 30" (38th percentile), her weight is 20.9 lbs (17th percentile) and her head circumference is a stunning 47.5 cm (90th percentile). The Dr is a little worried about her body to head ratio - since her head is so much larger than the rest of her body. It can be a sign of malnourishment - so we are on the duty of feeding her as much as possible. We're hoping she can gain some weight (and not head circumference!!) for her 18 month check-up.

Emily had a busy month. She has finally gotten to enjoy playing outside a little bit. The weather is starting to look like spring (sort of!!). She is still quite the chatter box. She always has a lot to say - but doesn't say a whole lot of words yet. She seems to understand a lot of words, but doesn't repeat them...or if she does - we don't know it.

She had a few sleepovers at Grandma Bonnie's and always enjoys those! She is starting to get into baby dolls which is really fun. She also likes to help in the kitchen - especially when making Taco Soup -- her new favorite!! Grammy and Grampa Walker came to visit last week - and she had fun playing with both of them. She got to taste her first Peep...gee thanks Grammy!!!

We just got back today from our first road trip without least long road trip! Emme and I went up to Minnesota to visit Auntie Ali and Morgan. It was lots of fun. Ali is about ready to have baby boy Hanson - so we wanted to sneak in a visit before his arrival. We had lots of fun playing with Morgan and even snuck away for a few hours to get a pedicure and go out to lunch -- thanks to Ali's cousin for babysitting the girls.
We also had some work done on the house. Thanks to Tony - we got new front steps!! YAY! They were so rotted out. He used that fake plastic wood that is supposed to last "forever" and it's white - so it matches nice with the house. He also took out our sliding door and replaced it. We now have a door that locks and we don't even get a breeze in the house when it's windy!! Thanks so much Tony - we really appreciate all your help!

Here is Morgan and Emme in the bathtub:

Here is Emme eating her first peep!!

Squishy face!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A New Cousin...

Emily has a new cousin!!! Owen Ranier Marquardt was born on March 18th. Proud parents are Aunt Kristen (Kory's youngest sister) and Parker. He was 7lbs 11oz and 20 inches long. They live in Billings, Montana -- so we are sending lots of hugs and kisses since we can't hold him in our arms.

Congratulations guys! He's adorable!!

Couldn't do a post without any Emme pics - here's a few new ones from this week:

Here's Em on her first ATV ride with daddy. She seemed to like it!!

Em's first owie. We were out playing in the driveway and she took a face plant. I felt really bad. her cheek was red for a few days, but now it's fine.

This is Em dressed up for daycare on Thursday. Somedays I just have to make sure I am getting my money's worth by putting Em in a difficult outfit :) hee hee

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What a big girl!

We happened to take a pic of Em with her giraffe this week and thought how fun to post the two pictures together. The first thing that I noticed was the shape of her head!! We're soooo glad we got the helmet. Look at our cute little peanut!!!

We finally had a nice day outside, so Daddy put together Em's car that she got for her birthday. Thanks Cori & Jeff!!! She really seemed to like riding in it.

Here she is helping Daddy fill Mommy's tires up!

Em loves riding on her pony - and falling off :) She tries to get on and off all by herself and it's usually quite disasterous!!! Oh well. I guess that is how they learn.

Check out those teeth!! She now has 4 on the top and 2 on the bottom. It's hard to get a good view, so here she is smiling on her changing table.
We just booked our trip to Texas, so we are very excited about that!! Emme and I will fly out together on Easter Sunday morning and then we're going to Sea World for a few days in San Antonio with Cori, Jeff & the girls. Then Mom and Aunt CeCe fly down on Thursday - we all fly back together on Sunday. Should be fun!

We are still anxiously awaiting the arrival of Kory's sister's baby -- Hang in there Kristen!!! We can't wait for the big news.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

You might be a redneck if....

You have a working TV infront of a non-working TV--especially during a Nascar race!!!

Our big screen stopped working today during the race and we ran downstairs and got our other TV moved upstairs. We didn't have anywhere to put the big screen. Too funny!

Look who's walking now.... 14 months - Miss Emily decided to take her first steps!! Officially - March 1st, 2009.