Thursday, October 29, 2009

Last week it was so nice everyday...the picturesque fall feel. We had really been wanting to get some family pictures done, so here's what we ended up with:





















What do you think?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Emma crawling

As requested, here is a clip of Emma crawling on her hands and knees. She is a lot faster now than in the video too, and she tries to stand up holding onto her swing in the video, something that she is able to do now.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Emma - 9 month update

Emma went to the doctor this week for her 9 month check up. She weighs 17 pounds and is 27 inches tall. She's in the 25th percentile for weight and the 50th for height.




She loves to read books, and will even sit and turn the pages through her own books.



She loves music too...she starts bouncing and dancing when she hears the radio, one of her toys, or even a commercial on the tv.

The last two weeks she has grown in leaps and bounds...or rather in crawling and standing!
One day I looked over at Emma playing in her gate and I saw this:
And now every morning when we get Emma up we see this:
She is super fast and crawls on her knees now. She's so determined that she can get anywhere in the room that she wants now (even up the stairs). And sometimes when she concentrates, her tongue slips out. Wonder where she got that from?

We are so thrilled with how much Emma is growing and are loving how much fun she is and what an amazing gift we've been given.

We love you, munchkin!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

some pictures...

I'm planning to have Emma's 9 month update up tomorrow, but until then....enjoy!







Monday, October 19, 2009

Emma and Owen

A few weeks ago we had our friend Owen with us for the day. He and Emma had fun together and I enjoyed getting to see them play together. We had a busy day - we went up to the Can-Do Playground north of Wilmington with our neighbors.

Owen enjoyed the giant sandbox:



Emma freaked out. We're going to have to work on the prissy-ness :-)

One of the coolest things about the playground is that they have large swings that are made for a parent to be able to sit with a child on their lap. I thought it would make a cute picture to stick Owen and Emma in together!




When we left the playground, Emma and Owen passed toys back and forth to each other in the back seat!


We stopped by the Riverfront in Wilmington and had lunch with Martin.


What a fun day!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Emma loves music

Hopefully this will satisfy the longer video requirement!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In September we went to an Orioles game -- Emma's first!


The Orioles have such great staff; the usher that showed us to our seats (12th row behind home plate!!!!) asked if it was Emma's first game, and told us we could go get a certificate for her.


Emma wore my Orioles shirt:

And took a nap for a little while:

And guess what? She should go to every game because the O's won!! It actually was a great game, with a lot of action at the plate. We won by a run too; very exciting!


Look at that chub:


Bath Time


What a cutie! (and Emma looks cute in her towel too!)

Two cute videos

Emma has been growing up so fast lately...and here are some short clips to prove it!

Curiosity in the bath:

fun with her own voice:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Best commercial ever

Sarah, this one's for you!

Good Morning!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Emma and I went to a park near our house one day last week that was a little cool, but absolutely beautiful.
A reflection picture for Becca:



amazing blue sky:




and those faces:



killer smile:


up on her knees:



And of course, loving the swings: