Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Busy Month of May

We have been very busy this always. We're happy to finally have some nicer weather. Emily is obsessed with being outside. So we go out almost every evening to play for a little while before bath/bed time.

Em is saying more and more words each day...and learning lots of signs too. She signs please, more, eat, drink, milk. She's sooo smart! She says ball (all the time!!), Mama, Dada, Da (dog), arf arf arf (yep! what does a doggie say???), outside, this (when she wants something), can't think of what else.

I can't believe how fast she is growing. She seems to have such an attitude. She knows what she wants and if she doesn't get it she pitches a fit. It's starting to be a little difficult. She is still a very good sleeper and tells Mommy when she's ready for bed. I hope that lasts forever, but I have a feeling it won't.

Emily has a shoe obsession which you will see in the photos. She just loves to bring shoes to me for me to put on her feet. Then she'll wear them until bed time. Such a goofy girl.

Kory and I took a day and went ATVing - thanks to Aunt Kacey and Uncle Tony for babysitting. We went up to Black River Falls and had a really nice time. We just got back from Hayward for Memorial Day weekend. Always have a blast up there. Wish we could get there more often. Let's see..oh...we did the March of Dimes walk the first weekend in May. Had beautiful weather!!! Thanks to everyone who donated.

We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Zander - set to be here any day now - Emme says "Hurry up Aunt Kacey!!!". I'll post as soon as I hear something.

Here's the photo link for May (I even put captions on pics this time...yay me!):

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Finally got it on video....

Kory has been trying for the last 3 months to get Emily on video whispering. Check it out!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Aunt Kacey should be proud...

Emily has a sudden infatuation with shoes. This past weekend she started coming to me or Kory with a matching pair of shoes in her hands pointing at her feet. She got several pairs of hand-me-down shoes from her daycare provider's daughter and they are finally her size. So she is obsessed with them. It's pretty fun. I think Kory and I are in for it!!!

Here is a cute video that Kory took of her with her fancy shoes and her talking purse. What a riot!!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

First 16 months...

Here is a slide show of Emily's first 16 months of life!!! It's amazing to see how much she has grown. I tried to pick pictures that I have not posted before. Enjoy!

(by the way - I stole Smilebox from Kalli! Thanks Kals!!)

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Monday, May 04, 2009

No longer a baby...

I keep finding myself calling Emily "my daughter" instead of "my baby" and to be honest - it keeps catching me off-guard. Emme will ALWAYS be "my baby" no matter how old she gets. I watched the Oprah show today about that little girl Madeline McCann who was abducted in Portugal while her family was on vacation and all I can think about is my little girl. It just makes my heartache thinking about it. I really don't know how a parent can survive losing a child. There is another website that I somehow came across the other day - - kind of ironic that this little girl's name was Madeline as well. I somehow came across this blog on April 9th - just randomly. This poor mother lost her baby girl on April 7th. I can't imagine. She was 16 months old - Em's exact age. I am not intending this blog to be depressing, it's just that somedays I think about how lucky I am to have such a wonderful little girl in my life. I am not sure what I did to be given such joy.

Emily - you are the sunshine in my life - and I am so thankful that you were given to me. I love you.

Here is a really fun video of Daddy chasing Emme down the hall and into her room. It gets dark for a minute, but then lights back up.