Monday, December 17, 2012


We always refer to Emma as our "Hambone" because the child loves to smile.  She is so shy and innocent about it, wrapping us around her little fingers every time she flashes that smile.  I don't capture it very well, but she loves to just grin at you and then hide her face, as if she is playing peekaboo.  She loves to laugh at you, especially when we blow bubbles on her tummy, and she cracks herself up making new noises.  They sound sometimes more like terradactyl screams of pain, but she LOVES making them, and has a blast doing so!

Sometimes at work, I just stare at all these pictures of her on my phone (1726 of them to be exact) and I have this indescribable feeling of warmth and joy.  She is truly more than I deserve, and I thank God everyday for the chance to be her mother.


Miss Emma is growing up so fast!  I have been bad about posting lately and keeping up with her new moves, so here is a snapshot of the last month!

New tricks - sitting up on our own! (She just started getting the hang of it..but still a bit wobbly!)
Loving baby food - the kid eats anything - fruits, veges, meats, combos.....she currently gets 2 jars of babyfood a day, and formula the rest of the time.
Sleeping - still sleeping through the night, going down earlier as time goes on (was 8-9pm, now is more like7-8pm) and sleeps until 6:30am.
Clothes - wearing 6-9 month clothes
Favorite nap spot - carseat.  I can't take this child anywhere without her falling asleep.  I have been known to drive around town aimlessly so she can nap.
Favorite toy - cloth books, plastic tags, magazines, and a newly found interest in my phone

We are ready for winter!!! 

New obsession....magazines!

And....we eat the pages!  Reading is overrated!

Happy as a clam....even though we managed to "strain" so hard pooping that we bursted a blood vessel in our right eye!
Big girl chair...loving eating food in it and also banging on the tray.
Received a Christmas gift from Aunt Kim, and probably should have waited until the BIG day to open, but I couldn't resist.  Emma was SOOOOOO excited and inquisitive!  She could not wait for dad to come home so she could open it! 

"Come on!  I wanna see what's inside!"

"Whadoya mean, we gotta wait for dad to get home?"




"I'm not supposed to eat the paper?  That's not the gift? Oh."

"Best gift ever....bubble wrap!"

After we finally got to the real presents, all Emma wanted to do was eat them.


I was super excited about Thanksgiving this year, and our family had a great time relaxing and enjoying one another's company....I truly am blessed.

We spent Thanksgiving day at my parents, and had a blast.  My dad made this wagon for me when I was a baby, and I have the best memories of riding down the street in it with my dad chasing after me (probably not the safest now!)  It was so neat to see Emma in it - it was a Thanksgiving present and she is currently enjoying it in her room, with all her stuffed animals sitting waiting for their first ride with her.
Headed down the was a gorgeous day!

My Emma bear, not really sure how she is feeling at the moment!  Probably a weird sensation!

We spent the weekend after in Brevard with some of Brent's family and also had a great time.  The weather was cold, and Aunt Sarah's house was so warm and toasty, and also happened to be perched on top of a mountain side with beautiful views.  I also really enjpyed downtown Brevard - wonderful local shops that I would highly recommed doing to!