Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Yesterday morning, Brad was getting ready for church and as she always does, Emma went into the closet and got Brad his shoes. Not sure which shoes she got him because I didn't ask but she is always very helpful at getting everybody a pair of shoes whether they are appropriate or not. After she grabbed his shoes, Emma went back into the closet and rummaged through his pile and came up with his belt, which is exactly what he needed. It shouldn't but it still does amaze me at how observant she is.
Finally, naptime this weekend was an adventure. Both Saturday and Sunday, after we put Emma down, she pretty much played in her crib for an hour before knocking off. I missed most of it yesterday while I was at the grocery store but Brad said that it would go quiet and then all the sudden she would yell out "Hi". After she finally fell asleep yesterday, I went back to check on her only to find her laid out in her crib wearing only her diaper. It was all I could do to get the door shut before I started laughing hysterically. I guess part of the fun during that hour was in taking off her clothes. She also must have tried to remove her diaper as evidenced by the big wet spot when she woke up from her nap. Today is Emma's first day with the 2 year old age group. Hopefully she'll enjoy being one of the big kids as much as we think she will.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
After I got done being poked and prodded yesterday, I picked up Emma and we did a little shopping at the mall. We (I) got sucked in by Gymboree as I do whenever I go to the mall, which thankfully isn't often. They just have the cutest things and the best prices on the clearance racks. The highlight of our shopping for Emma though was when we split a chocolate chip cookie and some lemonade. Her face was a chocolaty, gooey mess but she loved it and was signing for more after we finished. I think that she drank the lion's share of the lemonade.
Emma has not had the greatest of weeks at daycare primarily at naptime and decided to skip one altogether on Wednesday. On Tuesday, after being patted and rocked for 30 minutes, Ms. Andi had to give up and stuck Emma in a swing where she proceeded to basically tell the other kids in the nursery to go take a nap, yelling "nigh nigh" at them. Twice this week she has slept on a cot in the transition room, which resulted in almost 2 hour naps both days. That is so much better than the 1-1:15 that she normally takes in the nursery, which makes for a happy Emma and a happy Mom and Dad. It seems like she is just really ready to be out of the nursery and up in the big kid room full time. For Emma's sake, we hope that August and her move to the transition room get here very soon.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Around Easter, the idea was hatched by Dale (I think) for the family to come down and surprise Brad for his birthday. I have to say that it was not easy keeping that one a secret for as long as I did but I managed and got some planning done on the sly. Dale thought it would be good to have everybody arrive at the same time, which wasn't until late Friday night. However, with little Madison, Lesa wanted to try and get her down a little earlier so last week she told Brad that they had a free weekend and asked if it would be okay if they came down. This did not set off any warning bells for him thankfully. The tricky part was keeping him up Friday night, which I didn't think would be a problem. Around 11pm, he started talking about needing to go to bed and started turning off all the lights. By this point, Lesa had received a message saying that the rest of the crew would be in around 11:15 so Lesa, Chris and I did everything we could to stall. I was so thankful to see those cars turn into the drive. When he saw his mom come up to the door, his comment was "What are they doing here?". Obviously he was totally surprised and even though I am "in trouble", we had great weekend, which involved a bit of hiking for most, streaking by Emma, good food and good company.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
As far as the leg goes, Emma's seems to be doing better today so hopefully it continues that way.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday started off great with Emma sleeping in a little bit, which may really have been due to the fact that we were on Eastern time. However, things took a bit of a turn that morning. First, I tortured her by making her take a bath. For some reason, she has a phobia when it comes to unknown bathtubs. The bath is great fun at home but not on the road. After that torture was over, Emma was running around downstairs and slipped and fell in the kitchen. It was nothing out of the ordinary and nothing that doesn't happen on a regular basis, she is a toddler after all. She was crying so I held her for a while and then when I would put her down, she would start crying again. I just chalked it up to her being out of her element and there being so many "new" faces. We decided to try and take her out back to play. She wasn't too keen on walking down to the play set and then started acting weird and holding up her leg while standing in the grass but sometimes she has issues with grass so again, we really didn't think too much. We got her back inside and she still continued to hold up the leg as if she didn't want to put pressure on it. Then she went down to the ground and made a big effort not to put pressure on that leg. Brad and I then tried to get her to walk a little between us and she was really limping and crying. At that point, we decided to head to the ER at the Children's Hospital. By the time we got there, Emma was walking without crying but still really limping. She was also climbing and would squat and come back up so we had no clue where she was hurting. They took x-rays of her leg and thankfully everything was clean that they could tell. The best that they could tell was that she has a sprain/strain somewhere and we should just give her ibuprofen. At any rate, all three of us missed Danny and Melissa's beautiful wedding; I promise I really wasn't trying to shirk my duties as a reader. Since the reception wasn't until the evening, Emma got a good nap in and then we got to celebrate a little bit with happy couple. Poor Emma though was dying to dance especially as she watched Ally jumping and grooving all over the place but that little leg just wouldn't cooperate. By the way, Ally was a little doll in her little flower girl dress.
We were off bright and early yesterday morning. Emma was still gimpy but at least she didn't appear to be in any pain. She thoroughly entertained the masses at the airport while we were waiting to board the plane walking back and forth telling people "Hi". She also carried on several in depth conversations on my cell phone which had us cracking up. I guess she thought she was giving her peeps a rundown on what she was up to. I do have some pictures from the weekend and will get them posted tomorrow.
As far as the leg goes, Emma is still limping this morning. It seems to be the worse after she has been sitting or laying down for a while. We followed up with her pediatrician and they basically said just to keep going with the ibuprofen and call them if she doesn't start improving over the next few days or gets worse. My guess is that it is just going to take a little time because it would be next to impossible to get an 18 month old to sit and rest her leg. Look for photos soon.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I did get to hear Junior's little heartbeat this morning and it was going strong although I forgot to get an actual number. The doctor also measured me for the first time and I am measuring about 27 1/2 weeks so a little over a week ahead. With Emma, it was always dead on and then kind of stalled. I predict that Junior will not be the little 5 lb 9 oz bundle that arrived on the scene in November 2007!
In other news, we are headed to Louisville tomorrow to watch Danny and Melissa walk down the aisle. Little brother Paul will be on the scene, which is great since we haven't seen him in two years. He will finally get to meet his little niece! Wish us luck traveling with our strong-willed, on the go 18 month old.