Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Here's what a toddler can do to your laptop.

Don't ask me how it happened, I was making lunch!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sweet Sixteen

Today Emma is sixteen months old! She is learning and doing so many things each day, it’s hard to remember them all!

Yesterday at supper, as we sat down, she reached out for our hands. We always hold hands and say a prayer before meals, and she was anticipating this! Then after the prayer, she said Amen! Well she said something that sounded like “ammmm”, so we think it was Amen.

I’ve given Emma some of my old toys to play with, including my two baby “My Little Ponies”. They came with combs and baby bottles, and Emma will brush their manes and tails. This past weekend, she took the bottle, put it to the pony’s mouth, and made sucking noises! Now how does this girl know to do this? She hasn’t taken a bottle in almost a year, and doesn’t regularly see babies taking bottles. She’s just so smart! She also gives the bottle to her other toys, her stuffed animals and her baby dolls. She has started to carry her baby dolls around and says ‘baby’. She also puts her baby or her Big Bird into her toy baby stroller and pushes him around. Sometimes she still tries to climb into the baby stroller, as if it’s for her to ride in.

She still loves to give hugs and kisses, to us and to her animals and dolls. She is just so sweet, so loving and happy. Today I looked at her and she seemed so tall, so much like a little girl. I could see her neck, slender and long, looking less like a baby’s neck with baby fat. She is growing so fast!

She’s also learned recently to tickle. She’ll come up behind me and start to tickle me, but mostly she’s just pinching me with her fingers. And she does it hard too! She doesn’t mean too, and it’s so cute and funny , and she laughs so much! I have lots of pictures to post and hope to get those up soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Emma dancing.

Tuckered out!

This morning I took Emma to visit my old office at the Capitol. She
had a great time running around, up and down the halls. After we left
she fell asleep in the car.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Emma is very fussy and running a slight temperature. I found another tooth this morning cutting through, a molar on the top right. That makes 8 total teeth for Emma!


Emma stretching out of her ball pit.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Emma's new table.

Grandmom and Granddad brought Emma a new table! She loves it and is
getting really good at getting herself seated at the table.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mom, you're blocking Elmo!

More teeth!

Emma is cutting more teeth. Her top two on the front left are cutting through. It's dangerous to stick your finger in her mouth now to check for teeth, she keeps biting me!

She is having so much fun these days! We've been playing with Lauren and Emily quite a bit and it's really good for Emma. I bought her a box of sidewalk chalk, but she's not really interested in it yet. Mostly she wants to eat it or write on the house, car, or fence. But the girls are showing her that it's for drawing on the driveway and sidewalk, so I hope Emma will catch onto that fast. We hang out in the front yard a lot since that's were the swing is now. It's good have to a place to put Emma so that I rest from chasing her!

She is also very interested in brushing her hair now! Anything can be a brush too. But she's not very gentle yet and has hit herself on the head and in the face as she is attempting to brush her hair. She also wants to brush my hair! I can take a lot of pulling on my hair, so I just let her go on my head, until she starts hitting and then we have a talk about that. This is really exciting for me, because I LOVE to have my hair brushed and once Emma is a little older, brushing Mommy's hair will be her first job!

Emma has also figured out how to turn the TV on. For a while I thought it was just luck, but now I know for sure that she understand which button to push. She can also turn the laptop off if I'm not paying attention. Which is the point I guess, she wants me to pay attention to her, not the computer! She also insists on helping me push the buttons on the debit card keypad, when we are at HEB or any other store. She loves to push buttons!

She's been calling me "Mama" a lot lately, so I think she really understands that's me! And that she can say that to get my attention!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009