Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sorry - Last week, Emma pulled open the drawer under the stove onto my foot, which didn't feel so good so naturally I said "Ouch". Upon hearing that word, Emma realized that she had done something wrong and gave me a hug and said "Rorry". I don't know how many times she apologized that night. She also knows that when she hits, she should say sorry. However, sometimes, she finds herself hitting Daddy just to say sorry. My question is, what has she been doing at daycare that she has had to learn to say sorry because she didn't learn that one from us?
Tour de France - As I mentioned yesterday, Emma is fascinated with bikes after all the riding that she and Daddy have been doing and loved seeing them on TV during the Tour over the weekend. Here is a brief clip of her excitement over the racing.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Emma and Brad have been getting to go on a lot of Saturday morning bike rides lately and she loves it. Brad said that she is always getting into her trailer before he can even hitch it to his bike. She is definitely giving his legs a workout. Over the weekend, any time that we turned on the Tour de France, Emma would stop in her tracks and get so excited yelling "Bike, Bike, It's a bike". She has also become obsessed with babies of late but we'll see how that translates when we bring Junior home from the hospital. As I have noted, we have really made some steps in the right direction towards potty training this month. We had a major event yesterday. I was folding laundry in our room and Emma was playing when all of the sudden she stood up and said, "I need to go pee pee" and took off for the bathroom. I almost didn't follow because we spend a lot of time getting undressed just to sit on the potty. However, I did go find her and she was pulling off her skirt so I took off her diaper, she sat down and went pee pee. We were so proud and she was so proud of herself. It was cute. I think a lot of the time she wants to sit on the potty just so she can be praised. If anybody has read, The Five Love Languages, I think that we are going to have a words of adoration kid on our hands.
It has just been an amazing journey watching Emma grown into a little person. She is so much fun and LOVES to be chased by daddy. It is a little bittersweet that our time with her alone is almost over but I know that she is going to make a great big sister and I can't wait to see how she interacts with her baby brother.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
And now I return to my regularly scheduled post about our visit. We headed down to the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning where some fresh blueberries were purchased much to Emma's delight. I guess they must have reminded her more of Papa's blueberries. We took a little stroll over to the pedestrian bridge that spans the Arkansas River and made Bo very nervous by letting Emma get right up next to the fence even though there is no way she could fit her head or her body through the spaces between the metal bars. On Saturday afternoon, we headed down to the park where Emma climbed and climbed and tried to shimmy up the pole after Bo put the idea into her head. She had also seen some little girls playing on the horizontal bars earlier and wanted to spin like them. She was only able to get a good grip once but that one time, she did manage to pull her little body up off the ground. Emma has definitely got some upper body strength.
Sunday morning was pretty low key after church. Emma played with Bo and Grandma while Brad and I went grocery shopping by ourselves. There was a couple in the store with an 8-9 month old little boy. They looked at my big old belly and said "See what you have to look forward to". I was like "Actually, we've already got one at home". After they walked away, Brad wondered if they wanted to see what they had to look forward to at 20 months. We headed down to the pool on Sunday afternoon, which was a bit cooler due to the nice break in the heat that we have been enjoying but even Bo got in the pool. Will wonders never cease?
Yesterday Bo, Grandma, and Emma were left to their own devices. They took Emma to the Wonder Place in the morning where she apparently had a big time. She also conned Grandma into buying her yet another bouncy ball. Emma and Bo were both exhausted and had to take naps after lunch. Yesterday afternoon they spent some time outside and talked to Pocket for a while. I think that they also heard "The Wheels on the Bus" several times. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to them last night since they had an early flight today but the main questions from Emma this morning were "Where's Bo?" and "I want Bo". I am sure that she'll go looking for him when we get home tonight too.
We have been horrible lately about getting the camera out. I tried to get Bo to take the camera with them yesterday and get some shots but he forgot and then was too busy the rest of the day. We did get a few photos last night, which I will post later but they weren't the greatest because it was bedtime and somebody had flipped the cranky switch to the "on" position. It is also no longer a secret that Junior is a boy. Brad and I both slipped on Sunday night, which made Kristi very happy. I think she baited us by waiting until we were nice and relaxed and then asking a question about the baby. Bo had a good run but the need to watch our pronouns has thankfully ended.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Emma is a little girl with a shoe obsession already. Whether it be her shoes, my shoes, Brad's shoes, any other shoes from visitors, she has to try them on. I am trying to teach her to say to Grandpa Bo, "Emma needs new shoes". He quit listening to me on that front a long time ago but maybe he'll give in to his granddaughter. The next step would be to teach her to tell him, "Mommy needs new shoes".
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Uncle Dale and Papa headed out late Saturday morning but not until after Emma gladly accepted some blueberries from Papa; the same blueberries that I had offered to her several times throughout the week. It would seem that blueberries must come from Papa. I haven't tried since he left but it would be interesting to see if she turns up her nose again.
Yesterday we got to spend some time with our friends Anne, Sean, and Charlie who is now a big 2 year old. We headed down to the pool, which both Emma and Charlie really enjoyed. Then it was back to our house to grill some burgers. We have had plenty of corn on the cob this summer but I had yet to offer any to Emma. Last night, I decided to give it a go and she loved it. She watched Anne show Charlie how to eat off the cob once and that was all it took. I guess we'll have to be sure and get her plenty more before the summer is over. She would not, however, try the watermelon. Maybe if Papa had been there, she would have tried it!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Emma's new phrase this week is "Where'd he go?". Every time Brad leaves a room or goes into the house if we are outside, she turns both of her palms up and says "Where'd he go?". She will also turn her palms up and say "Oh no!" if she drops something or if something else is awry.
Ms. Andi at daycare said that shortly after we left this morning, Emma looked at her and went "poop". Ms. Andi joked with her that she would have to wait because her teacher wasn't there yet although she obviously had every intention of changing Emma. To this, Emma started saying "Peez poop, peez poop". I guess she really wanted that diaper changed.
We're headed up to Missouri tomorrow to help Aunt Lesa ring in the big 3-0 as well as celebrate the 4th. We hope that everybody has a safe and happy holiday weekend!