Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas and randomness

Christmas was great. Emerson was so much fun to watch with her toys and all the wrapping. She did get very overwhelmed a couple of times though, but for the most part she was great. Steve's parents got her a cute little table and chairs. She loves to sit at it. My dad got her a cute bookshelf. She has so much fun taking all the books out and sometimes putting them back in.

In case you are wondering, we are on day 23 of no milk. Emerson is seriously tough to crack. Over the weekend I tried taking her water away and making her only option milk in a cup. Around 4pm she started taking long sips of it and drank about 3 ounces. However, the next morning her diaper was filled with dark pee, so we gave the water back since she was seriously dehydrated...Any other ideas?

Also, for those keeping track, Emy is now 14 months old and has no desire to walk or even stand on her own. There are several things that she is doing now that are really impressive though. She can feed herself with a spoon (with mommys help scooping the food). She can point to a bunch of correct things when you ask her "Where is the bunny; santa; your feet; dada; the dog", etc. Emerson has also added a new dance move to her repitoire. She now loves to to a shimmy with her shoulder. It is pretty cute.

Here are some pictures from Christmas.
This was a few days before Christmas at a friends house. Emy was being extra smiley while they tried out their new camera.

Playing with her new shopping cart

Again, the new shopping cart

Again- She was REALLY excited about this toy.

Sitting at her new table.

Pulling ALL the books out of her new bookshelf. (Notice how the only ones left are on the top- she has not quite figured out how to get those yet)

Happy New Year's!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Duck Pond

Can you believe that Christmas is in 3 days? That is so crazy. Things are a little odd this year because we are not traveling out of town for the holidays. Our families are coming to see us. I am so thrilled to get to wake up on Christmas morning in our house, but still it just does not feel quite right without all the hustle and bustle of bouncing from house to house across the state of Texas.

Anyways, over this past weekend we were actually able to spend some family time together because I did not have orders to work on. So, since the weather was not too cold, we went and had a picnic at the duck pond. Emerson thouroughly enjoyed it. There was a lot of Oooooing and laughing on her part. Especially at the geese, but not if they got too close.

For those of you that are keeping tabs on our stubborn child, we are now on day 14 of no milk. Awesome! Seriously, how long can this go on? So, I am putting in another call to the pediatrician today to see if they have any advice. What does mommy want for Christmas? For her sweet little girl to happily drink milk from a sippy cup or any cup for that matter. Ah, to dream.

So here a couple pics from the duck pond.

Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My weekend in numbers

24- The number of hours that I worked on etsy orders this weekend

16- The number of packages that I took to the post office yesterday

15- The number of bibs completed

12- The number of onesies or shirts completed

10- The number of blankets (all personalized) completed

9- The number of burp cloths completed

3- The number of trips to Joann Fabrics

2- The number of tutus and number of times I had a bobbin explode

1- The number of times my needle broke

All of this plus countless interrupptions equals a crazy weekend of sewing. It seriously is a Christmas miracle that all the orders are finished. I have a couple more to do in the next week that are not needed until January, but I am desperate to get everything out the door so I can have a much needed break.

What am I going to do with all my free time? Oh, I have big plans. I have all these new ideas for the shop plus things I want to make for Emerson and friends...Oh, and did I mention that I actually want to enjoy Christmas with my family?

Here is one more number for you: 8- This is the number of days that Emerson has gone refusing to drink milk out of a cup. I am not giving in this time. The doctor said it could be a couple weeks, so I am sticking it out. This ordeal is teaching me a lot about how Emerson gets her stubbornness from her mommy. Someone has to win though!

Here are some cute pics that Steve took this weekend at the park with Emy.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Help, we are bored.

Okay mommas, I need some help here. Emy and I are in a playtime funk. We (she) does the same thing everyday. She is in the phase where she is learning so much and loves to try new things, but this is not my forte. I feel like I am not fully engaging her or taking advantage of this learning phase. I am not educationally saavy and have no creative ideas. I know that Emy does not need new (different) toys to play with, I just need ideas of things to do with her that are age appropriate.

So mommas, this is where you come in. I would love any ideas of free or cheap games, outings, groups and activities that Emy and I can do together. Or if any of you have any books or articles that give good suggestions, I will take that too.

Here are some new pics.
Thanksgiving at my brother's house. Emy is not so sure about me holding the new baby.

Trying to get a good pic in front of the tree

Posing with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Snack time in front of the tree

And, last but not least, a big Congratulations to Amy and Cory on the birth of sweet Hogan. (You can see him on their blog.) He was born on Friday and it the cutest most precious baby and Amy and Cory are going to make wonderful parents.