Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cuter than before

Well, it took Will 6 weeks, but out of the blue he started smiling yesterday!

What a cutie!

And smiling wasn't enough. "I can do Spiderman too!"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tot School

Emma is 22 months old

Tot School

I have been quite the slacker on posting about our Tot School activities since Will was born. Emma is becoming extremely verbose, and can say virtually anything at this point. She volunteers new words daily, which is really exciting for us! She now asks to do many of her favorite activities, coloring, beads, music (especially We are the Dinosaurs and Buzz Buzz).

We took a trip with our play group to the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover. Emma had an amazing time! She loves airplanes and helicopters so much, and did a great job of paying attention and staying with the group while most of the information was for way older kids. I told her that morning we were going to see airplanes and helicopters and that we would take her picture with them, so the whole drive to the museum she kept repeating "Airplane? Copter? Cheese!"

Our tour guide took us in the cockpit of a large cargo plane!

Sitting in the model plane

Emma is very obsessed with vehicles of any kind, especially cars, trucks, buses, and trains. Here's our girly-girl posing with her racecar!
One of our new favorite Tot School activities is sorting. Emma has had a ton of fun with some fall and Thanksgiving shapes. We usually give her 3 bowls and put a different shape in each, along with a pile for her to sort. She loves it!

We have used some other objects for sorting too, like these poof balls.

Kiddo loves her hot beverages, like coffee and tea...

Emma's vocabulary has also expanded to include the names of many of her little friends. Although some of them don't sound exactly right...Kellen is 'Tay'!
Mom's favorite:
Emma loves to help with Will! She is so good with him, usually fairly gentle, and always wanting to hold him and kiss him.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We got it...

the nasty stomach bug, that is. Our whole small group at church was circulating a bug, and we managed to avoid it for two weeks. Monday night was really rough for Martin, and he was passed out on the couch for a good portion of Tuesday. Then Emma woke up sick in the middle of her nap Tuesday. Even Will was cranky Monday and Tuesday, so it may have affected him in some way too.

Miraculously, I have stayed healthy, aside from a decreased appetite (probably from living with the plague for a few days!). Everyone was feeling much improved last night, so we ordered a pizza! That seems to be our tradition after getting over a bad illness...I know Martin is feeling really bad when he does not want pizza, and then feeling much better when pizza sounds good again!

I've got some cute pictures from our playgroup field trip last week that I'm editing, so until then, here's Will!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Little (muscle) Man

Friday I put Will down on his belly and turned to do something only to hear thump! from his general direction. He was on his back. I flipped him back to his belly. Thump. Back on his back. He rolled over for Martin when he got home from work too.

And I guess to show us that it might not be a fluke, Will rolled over Saturday and Sunday as well.

Happy One Month old to me! out Mom & Dad, I'm mobile!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Too Cute

One of Emma's favorite things to do is to have her picture taken. She loves to say pose and say cheese, and most of all, she loves to see the picture as soon as its been taken.

Emma has also become much more verbose lately. Two new words she uses are tights and pretty. She loves to pick out tights to wear with her dresses, and once we get dressed she spins around and says pretty!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How does Emma like Will?

That is one of the questions we get asked frequently about how Emma is adjusting to life with Will. Sometimes pictures make the point better than words every could.

You be the judge...does Emma like Will?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Giveaway on Thrifty Living!

This week I am doing a giveaway on my blog Thrifty Living for a $25 gift card to Safeway (and Safeway affiliate stores) as well as coupons for free boxes of Fiber One granola bars and Fiber One cereal. The giveaway is open until 9pm on Friday, so there is still time to enter, just click here!

Good Luck!

Memma, ChaCha, and Woo

We had a great time Monday visiting with Karene and Joshua. Our big plans for the day were to get some pictures of all three kiddos together. We managed pretty well:

We are looking forward to watching them grow up together!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Little Man

Will loves to be on his belly! He does a great job of holding his head up already:

And he does a great job pulling his knees up under him already too! 

When he gets tired, he's perfectly content to chill and chew on his hand

Or just look stinking cute!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Little Octopus

After being away all weekend for a wedding in the Baltimore area, we decided to be super ambitious and go to the Harvest Party with friends from church also! We did not stay too long, but Emma had a good time and it was fun to see all the kids dressed up in their costumes.

Emma was an octopus! There were a bunch of carnival style games and Emma enjoyed doing them even though she was a little young for most of them.

She did manage to get the ball through the pumpkin:

And knock over the cans:

Emma and her little buddy, Hannah, who is just 2 weeks younger than her!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I agree with Will's shirt


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

For Oma