Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Easter 2014

This year, Emery was much more interested in Easter than her little 3 month old self was last year. She still wasn't totally sure about what she was supposed to do during her many Easter Egg Hunts but she was very excited about what was inside them.

A couple days before Easter, our friend Heather hosted an Easter Egg Hunt/party. It was fun catching up with our friends and just hanging out. The kids were all very excited to go look for their eggs. Emery still wasn't sure what to do but had fun running around looking.

She wasn't too thrilled at the beginning of the whole thing.

She kept pointing at eggs but refused to get them.

After some convincing she decided to get them.

She loves putting things in buckets and then taking them back out over and over.

Jeff and I colored our eggs when Emery was napping. We got almost all of them done before she woke up and then she ate a snack while we finished up. She wanted an egg so we gave her a plastic one. This girl likes to Hiyah (throw) things so no way was she getting a real egg.

She also eats everything...another reason not to give her a real one yet.
 Jeff's parents had an Easter Egg Hunt at their house for all the grandkids. Emery had fun watching and hanging out with Ashley. These girls are already becoming little friends.

Easter morning! Emery needed a bath right after waking up so these easter bunny morning pictures are taken in a diaper. We're all about comfort around here. Emery got a new snack cup that had cereal in it which she found and started eating right away. She also got some bubbles, headbands, and candy. After opening the bubbles she wanted to go outside and play with them so we put some shoes on and out she went with dad.

I think this picture and the next one are precious!

Watching Dad

Showing me how it was on her arm

Trying to blow bubbles. Emery loves blowing on things. If she thinks her food is hot she blows on it first. It is seriously so cute!

Easter Dress

She was in serious need of a nap...1 o'clock church is rough

Family Picture

Happy Easter!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

April in Pictures Part 2

...more pictures for you to enjoy...

Emery's first playdate with our friend Brigham. Everything went great until he tried grabbing her baby. She screamed at him and baby had to go up for the rest of the time he was here. She's very protective of baby. We hope to have Brigham over to play again soon!

This picture doesn't look like it but Emery had her first real time being sick at the beginning of April. She threw up once Thursday night all over her bed so we had our first experience of bathing a baby, changing the sheets, and getting her back to sleep at midnight. Friday she didn't eat much and then threw up again. Saturday she slept all day and didn't eat anything. Luckily she was still drinking fluid but we were getting a little worried. Sunday she still slept most of the day but was doing better. By Monday she was herself again and had 4 new molars so we think that was the problem.
A few minutes of being happy and alert on Saturday.

I love the drool running down her face.

She spent almost the entire weekend like this, either sleeping on the floor, sofa, in her bed, or on mom and dad.

Emery does not like giving people privacy while going to the bathroom. She thinks it's the most devastating thing ever!

It is pretty cute though.
 With all the nice weather we had a lot of picnics in the grass or at the park. Chicken nuggets, corn, and watermelon followed by running around. We now have a sun-kissed baby and it is so cute!

Emery plays hard which occasionally leads to crashing hard. Sleeping baby pictures are the best!

Playing with her babies in the laundry basket. The smile is to die for!

We have been so lucky that the library close by has BabyTime. We sing songs, dance, read stories, and play with about 15 other moms and babies. Emery absolutely loves it and will even sing along and do the motions. I am always shocked at how fast she soaks things up and remembers things. We look forward to it every Monday morning. Unfortunately, BabyTime does not go on during the summer so the last one until fall was outside. They had snacks and Emery had a great time playing outside. They also gave all the kids a shovel, rake, and bucket for the sand and a little Easter egg. We are so sad that we now have to find something else to do on Monday mornings.

Jeff's birthday was at the end of April. Emery and I practiced singing him Happy Birthday. It is adorable! She will still sing it to him and if you try singing any name besides Dada she corrects you! She is lucky to have such a great dad!

Proof of that...Emery waits outside for Jeff every day when it's time for him to come home from work. During the day she will look out the window to the front yard waiting for him. She asks "Dada?" every time a car drives by.

We love this little girl and can't believe how big she is getting! Her 15 month check stats: 19lbs 6oz, 31.5in. She's a tall lean girl. The doctor asked me if she eats well. Let me tell you--this little girl eats all day long. She loves to eat. Her favorites include: chicken nuggets, yogurt, vegetables, watermelon, strawberries, rice, bread, pasta, and all dessert foods. April is the month that she really took off walking. Once that happened she started really playing hard. She LOVES being outside and now that she can walk around we're out there all day long some days. She says "keys!" or "shoes!" when she wants to go outside and will stick her little finger between the door and the door frame and man, does she throw a fit when you tell her that we cannot go outside. When we ask her things, instead of saying "No" (which I'm glad she doesn't say), she shakes her head either with furrowed brow or smile depending on how serious it is. Another funny thing that happened...Emery knows she is not supposed to eat on the carpet in the family room but that she can eat on the tile next to it. She constantly tries to push those boundaries so she walked onto the carpet with her snack and shook her head no when we told her to stand on the tile. Then I told her to give her snacks to Dad (who was sitting on the carpet). She walked over and gave it to him and the said, "Dada" and pointed to the tile. Hilarious! She enjoys telling on Dad by saying "Mama" and pointing at him.

Here's a list of her words:
Mama, Dada, Baby, Biby (sounds like baby but means binky), ba (bath), Wawa (water), Soos (shoes), Kees (keys), May (mail), Bi (bib), Yoyur (yogurt), Nunu (nugget), Eyes, Eahs (ears), Tees (teeth), Wah? (what), Hiiiyahh! (hi yah--said when throwing things)

She is constantly growing and we are so happy that she is such a healthy, happy girl!

April in Pictures Part 1

April brought with it lots of busy, happy, crazy fun.

Emery loves to help me. I always say that she is my helper girl. This is just one example of helping mom make brownies. Maybe she realizes that one of the perks of helping mom is that she usually gets a sample of what we're making before everyone else. One of her favorite things to do is stir.

Water painting on the back patio. Keeps you cool, occupied, and mess-free. Can't beat that.

The fan in our family room has never really worked so before the summer temperatures show up Jeff and his little helper put up a new fan.

Enjoying the breeze coming through the window. I wish we could have caught it on video because her hair was blowing all over the place and she thought it was great.

The town put on a Passport to Discovery with games, rides, music, food, and fun! Emery was too little for most of it but she did join in on the Easter egg hunt. She got one egg and 3 balls. She really wasn't sure what was going on or what she was supposed to be doing but she had a good time running around.

They had animal hats so we chose the cow. I think this picture is hilarious! So cute!

They also had shows. This was after the balloon show while we were waiting for the Firefly concert to start. Emery's first concert!

Sharing snacks with Graham

This girl loves music and dancing. I love her smile of pure joy here.
The first part of April was so fun. We loved the great temperatures and the fun activities that we were able to be a part of. This is when Arizona living is perfect!