Wednesday, February 29, 2012

That's Emma!

At the playground the other day Emma called to me, "Mommy, I need you to supervise me!"

It may have had something to do with her climbing outfit...tutu???

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My reading buddy

Will has turned into quite the bookworm over the last several months. He loves climbing into our laps to read a favorite book. 

These pictures are from a few days ago. Emma actually fell asleep during her rest time, so Will and I had some nice snuggle and book time together.

He was all about pointing out the different animals, and especially the train.

Then he migrated to my lap

Who's that in the mirror? (Will says, "Will!")

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Triple Trouble

Emma had to get in on the photo op too!

Its a little crazy looking back at the first Memma, Cha-Cha, and Woo pictures. They've grown up so much in just a little over a year!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Rocking Buddies

A few weeks ago Joshua was over and he and Will decided to check out the rocking chair together. Unfortunately, I couldn't get this video to flip from being sideways!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Going Shopping

This past weekend we spent some time down at the outlets. We had some Christmas money to spend and made a day of it to get out of the house. 

Emma was especially excited because she had birthday money specifically to buy clothes. She loves shopping; everything she sees is "so cute" and she tells us "I love this so much". She is also a thoughtful shopper, and is constantly suggesting items for Will, Daddy, Mommy, etc.

We were at the Gap outlet waiting for Martin to finish trying some things on and the kids clothes is right next to the fitting rooms, so I was looking at some things for Emma and Will. Emma found a yellow polka dot shirt and declared it "so cute, I love it Mommy, I want this one!" It was adorable to be sure, and we were planning to let her pick out her own clothes (within reason). So we talked about it.

We told her that since it was more expensive (it must have been part of the brand new spring line) she needed to realize that if she spent her money on this shirt she could probably only get one other outfit. But, if we shopped around a little more she could end up getting 3 or 4 outfits somewhere else. Her decision: 3 or 4 outfits!

We opted for the Children's Place, gave her a big bag, and I followed her around while she picked out her favorites. Here's a look at her haul!

Not too shabby! Her first pick was her flip flops. She has been asking for flip flops for 8 months easily, so it was exciting of all of us to see her get to buy them! She also picked out a hat and a summer dress. And since I bought several pairs of shorts at the end of summer, I encouraged her to pick shirts instead. 

Trying out her new flip flops at home (incidentally, she was dying to try them on in the store, so she plopped down in the middle of the racks, pulled off her boots and socks, and shuffled around in them while still strapped together).

Her hat:

And posing in a new outfit (Mommy, my shirt matches my flip flops!)

She handed over her money and the cashier gave her back change.

It was such a fun experience for her, and a great way to start learning about money, too!

Cute, cute! We can't wait for warmer weather!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Saturday was monumental for our household - both Emma and Will had their first haircuts!

We are planning to have Emma's hair cut by a professional soon, but wanted to see how she did with just a little trim first. She loved it!

She did a great job sitting still on her stool and following instructions.

And my job was easy...

since I only cut off about 1/2 inch!

Here's most of Emma's hair...I guess it's almost hard to call that an actual haircut! It really does look different, since everything is even in the back now.

Next up...Will! He was much more challenging, especially since we decided that the clippers would be easier than scissors. We let him feel the clippers hum and vibrate and he enjoyed that, but wasn't especially excited when we first started cutting his hair. He did much better for the second half than the first half!

Probably because halfway through we got a lollipop for him. He sat much better!

He looks so different; we kept doing double takes most of yesterday.

But we really do love it and he still looks adorable, just like an adorable little boy instead of a toddler.

He totally went to town on the lollipop, even with it covered in hair.

And the clippings from Will's head....much more going on there!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Balmy February

We have been outside as much as possible on these warm February days. Emma and Will are loving getting out of the house and not having to wear coats! They can't get enough of the swings, either, especially under-doggy pushes. Will asks for "more dog" - too funny!