Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Birthday to you...

We have had a lot of birthdays the last few months.

We started with my little brother Todd's, then Grace's, then my big brother Bryan, then my sister-in-law Becky, then her's and finally Adam's 30th birthday this past weekend... plus several of her friends birthday in February and March! So of course what would our 2 year olds favorite song be... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hear her singing in her crib and in the car. It's so cute. I caught this video a few weeks ago and am finally posting :) Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Emma's first day of school

Yes you read that right. Emma started Mother's Day Out today! WOO HOO!!!
I couldn't be more thrilled. And I'm pretty sure Emma likes it too. :)
She will only be going one day a week and only for 5 hours but its the first time in four years that I have had 5 hours all to myself guaranteed! So fun!!
Oh and Emma got a little hair cut. Her first real one. Hailey visited last week and cut her hair into a little "bob". It's super cute! Here is a little profile picture of her new hairdo!

Monday, March 15, 2010

treadmill and 13.1 miles

I wasn't sure what to call it. Our new toy. No. Our new machine to help us burn a little fat. Maybe. Or our new piece of equipment that make me wonder why I ever started running.

Seriously I have a love/hate relationship with our new treadmill.

I love that when Adam is working late, or out of town, or when its dark outside, or when its too cold or hot outside, or when the girls are napping... I have the option to go run. It can be a real bummer if you actually want to run and you can't. As I've said before I run without my children. And since I'm a stay at home mom, being without my children doesn't happen too often.

I hate the treadmill because it just stinks. Really. Running in the same room, the same direction for 30-45 minutes or possibly longer just stinks. I love being outside. Being able to look around and see whats going on while rocking out to my music.

I've also been training to do my second half marathon on April 11th. I'm up to 10 miles, but training for this one just hasn't felt the same. But I think I can get through it and be fine. Still have to officially sign up, but for some reason I'm in no hurry to do that! :)

Friday, March 05, 2010


My baby girl is two years old today. 2 really? It is so true that the second child grows faster than the first.
My sweet Emmy is turning into such a sweet little girl. Not sure I can call her my baby anymore as she truly is a little toddler. She is a little lady that knows what she wants (and what she doesn't) and gives a little sass when she doesn't get her way. Oh the drama. But if I think this is drama I can only imagine the drama that will be in my house in about 10 years (or sooner).
Really though Emma is everything I could hope for in a daughter. She loves to learn and is dying to go to school like her big sister does. If you ask her how old she is, Emma quickly replies with "3"... we are working on that. She loves to sing and the last several days has been singing "Happy Birthday" over and over. It's quite cute. Emma also loves to color and any other art activity I will allow her to do. She loves to be outside most. Loves playing with sidewalk chalk or riding her scooter or jumping on the trampoline. She just likes to do. She still doesn't like tv. Honestly I didn't know kids like this existed. She has no interest in anything (trust me we have tried) on tv. Thankfully she does love books and playing pretend so I can usually occupy her when I need to shower or go to the bathroom... you know all those type of things.
Emma also loves the doctor. She can say the name of everyone in the office and I think they love it. Her stats at her 2 year visit:
Weight - 26.5 lbs (50%)
Length - 34 inches (50%)
Head - 19.5 inches (93%)
So she is pretty average. That said she was only in the 25% at 18 months for her weight so the pediatrician thought she might have a growing spurt soon. I guess kids go out and then grow up. But average isn't so bad. :)
For Emma's birthday we decided to just have a fun day. No big party just a family day and a few neighbors over for pizza and cake. It was so nice.
The day started with pancakes by daddy. Emma & Grace's favorite.

Then we headed to the Fort Worth zoo.
We ran into our neighbors and good friend, Riley. It also was her 2nd birthday. What a fun way to enjoy your birthday and a beautiful 60 degree Spring day.
Emma loved all the animals.
But I think this turtle was a hit for all of us. He just hung out near the glass for a while looking at us.
A shot of the girls. Seriously need to work on not saying "cheese"...
Emma's favorite part was walking... she is almost getting too big for her stroller :(
And the afternoon ended with a train ride.

We came home and took baths and a quick nap and it was time to open presents. Emma's big gift was a nice tricycle. She is already getting the hang of it.
Emma's yummy cake I made. I'm really starting to get the hang out it. I didn't have a lot of time so I just did some polka dots.

Ready to blow out candles.

Trying to blow them out... thankfully she got a little help from her sister.

What a perfect day for a two year old! Happy Birthday sweet Emmy.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I love these girls

What sweet sisters!