Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Steve's parents came in town this weekend to babysit Emerson so that we could have our first 24 hours without her. It was glorious. We could not afford a fancy vacation or extended time away so we just stayed in a nice hotel in downtown and enjoyed not having to run on any naptime or feeding schedule.

We went to Joe T's on Friday night and the weather was PERFECT. When we got there the line for outside was easily over an hour wait and we had literally been there less than 3 minutes when we somehow won the seating lottery. One of the hostesses came up to us and asked how many in our party. We told her two and she proceeded to have us seated- Right Then! It was amazing. So, we thouroughly enjoyed our pitcher of margaritas by the fountains outside.

After that we just enjoyed the weather and downtown and just walked around. We eventually stopped at Grace for a glass of wine- again, outside. On Sunday we "slept in" (if you can really ever do that again after having kids) and then went to a yummy brunch at Taverna. We spent the afternoon reading and seeing Angels & Demons.

I can't tell you how great it was to spend time just the two of us. I forgot how much fun we could have and we really didn't talk about Emerson that much. It was such a treat.

Yesterday we went to the pool and tried to get Emy in for the first time this summer. Wrong-O. She screamed terrifying tears. So, this is obviously going to be a process. Maybe she will be in by the end of the summer.
She was perfectly content just playing by the pool while mommy and daddy sat in the cool water alongside her. She looks pretty cute in her new swimsuit though:)


Friday, May 15, 2009

Baby Love

Let's face it, I am a bad blogger. I have wanted to blog so many times in the past 2 weeks, but I keep getting distracted. Ugh. So sorry...to all 10 of you. Anyways, I am here now and that is what matters most, right?

Emerson is completely in love with her baby. She cannot get enough of her. We bought one of those baby accessory kits this week- you know, they come with a bottle, sippy cup, baby food, bib, spoon, etc...Since Tuesday she has not stopped playing "feed the baby". It is unreal. She will play another game for a split second and then it is back to the baby.

Baby goes everywhere, even sits nearby while Emerson eats. If Emy had her way the baby would be in the highchair too, but I know better than that. The other day during one of the many baby playing episodes, I taught Emy a new trick. She now knows to put her pointer finger up to her mouth and "shhhh" when the baby is sleeping. It is really cute.

Here are some pics from the last couple of days of Emy with her baby.

And by the way, she asked to wear the tutu- she is turning into a girly girl before my eyes.

Shhh. The baby is sleeping (apparently in the upright position)

Feeding the baby juice and a cookie.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Another Noodles & Milk giveaway

Noodles & Milk is being featured in another giveaway this week at the "Etsy it up" blog. if you are interested....look here. They do giveaways all the time, so you should totally bookmark them.

Now go and win some free stuff. Good Luck!

Oh, and I created this adorable outfit this weekend. Emerson LOVED her twirly skirt. She was dancing around in it...so cute. It is available in the shop for any girly girls that you know.