We had a family party at our house yesterday. Nana, Grumpy, Grammie, Alan, Billy, Christa, Layton, Jenna, Ben and Noah were here. There was lots of food to eat. You and Jenna had fun playing together.
Monday, December 28, 2009
We had a family party at our house yesterday. Nana, Grumpy, Grammie, Alan, Billy, Christa, Layton, Jenna, Ben and Noah were here. There was lots of food to eat. You and Jenna had fun playing together.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
We went to visit Grammie on Christmas day after we finished opening gifts at home. Christa, Layton, Noah, Ben and Jenna were there too. You got to open more gifts. As usual, you liked the paper most of all.
You and Jenna got along pretty well. Jenna is pretty fascinated by you. She tries to talk to you and touch you. She even gave you some hugs and kisses.
We had some left over Christmas dinner. You sat in my old high chair and had some too. My old high chair isn't as safe as the high chairs today. The table part is hard and there are no straps to buckle you in. You kept standing up and trying to get out.
You and Jenna both got twin baby dolls for Christmas. Jenna had hers open at Grammie's house. You were playing with her dolls before they left. When they were leaving, Jenna took her dolls back. That made you really upset. You screamed and cried like crazy. I don't think I've ever seen you so mad. Even Ben tried to give you a goodbye hug, but you were inconsolable. You cheered up right after Jenna left. You were smiling and cooing, etc. You went on to have fun climbing in and out of the lazy boy chair. Here you are looking cute and taking a rest.
Before we left, Grammie showed you one of her table-top Christmas ornaments. Its a winter scene and little people skate around on a mirror when you wind it up. You were quite fascinated watching it. Grammie said that Ben used to love playing with it when he was younger. You were pretty cute.
First, I need to tell you who Daddy took you to see last Friday, December 18! You went to see Santa Claus for the very first time!! Mommy was at an appointment so Daddy took you all by himself. You sat on Santa's knee and had your picture taken. Daddy tells me you were such a good girl baby! Daddy took lots of pictures, too. Here's one where you're looking intently at Santa.
It is Boxing Day 2009. We had such a wonderful Christmas! Nana and Grumpy and Uncle Billy came to our house on Christmas Eve for Christmas dinner and stayed the night so they could be here to watch all of you open up all your gifts on Christmas morning.
Santa brought everyone so many presents. We are all so very lucky! Here you are sitting with Grumpy while he helps you open one of your many presents.
Monday, December 21, 2009
You sure have been a little bear lately, especially in the car. I guess most of the time, you don't like being in the car strapped into your seat. You're OK in the morning on the way to the babysitter, but in the evening lately, you often growl and scream most of the way home. Silly little bear :) Such a temper. I took a few photos of you being cranky in the car on Friday evening. Here's a cute one showing your little temper.
Pretending To Bite Daddy
Last night while we were eating supper, I was putting some food on your high chair table. When we're cutting up food from our plates, and passing it to you, its hard to keep up with you. You munch on it with two hands, one hand after the other. You did a couple cute things. I was resting my hand on the side of your table. You were eating contently. All of a sudden, you grabbed my hand with both of yours, leaned forward, looked up at me and made a cute growl/scream noise. It was funny. I don't think you were screaming for food because there was food on your tray table. I guess you were just excited about eating.
You started doing something else cute. While holding onto my hand, you leaned forward and gently bit my hand. You made ahhhhhhhh and ummmmm sounds when you did it. You kept doing it over and over... just gently squeezing my hand with your teeth. It was pretty funny. It was the first time you did that. Every time you bit me, I'd lean over, make an ummmmm sound, and bite your hand. I think you learned that from us. Mommy and I bite you all the time. As we're leaning in to your hand or foot or arm, we say ummmmmmmmm, and then bite you and say "chomp". It makes you laugh and smile. Sometimes when I bite your foot, you smile, and then lift your foot towards me afterwards, trying to get me to do it again.
I love you, even when you're a cranky bear!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Spinning You Around In Your Snow Suit
Mommy and I searched around last weekend for a nice one-piece snow suit for you. We finally got you a cute blue one at Sears. Its a little big, but it will keep you very warm, and should fit you for a while. You look so cute in it... especially with the hood up. You don't really like hoods, so we took it off... you were being cranky about the hood.
This morning, we layed you on the kitchen floor to put you into your suit. Before I picked you up, I spun you around on the floor ... slowly and gently of course :) You had a great big smile, so I kept doing it one turn at a time. When I stopped, you put your knees in the air and moved your legs back and forth, trying to get me to do it again. I did it a few more times.
Snuggling With Dora Blanket
The other night when we were playing in your bedroom, I was getting your bed ready. I threw your soft Dora blanket on the floor. You immediately dropped face first on the blanket and started sucking your thumb. Its cute when you do that :) You were tired and ready for bed.
I love you sweet baby Emma!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Hi Sweet Emma Doodle!
Liking The Bath AgainYou used to love the bath. You'd sit down and slip and splash around everywhere. You'd excitedly play with all your rubber bath toys.... grabbing them and throwing them and chewing on them. Lately, you haven't been liking the bath so much. You've been scared and have been crying. You would immediately stand up and grab onto us when we sit you down in the tub .... and its been almost impossible to bend your legs to sit you down.
You had a fun time in the tub last night. We think the problem was that you hated the detachable shower head. We were using it to wash your hair. The first time we used it, you seemed to like getting sprayed by it. We would play around and spray your back and belly too.... you seemed to like it for a little while. But then you began to hate it. Your baths didn't involve playing and fun anymore. You would screech and cry and flail trying to get out of the tub when we'd try to spray the shampoo out of your hair.
Last night, you didn't want to sit down... so mommy washed you while you stood up and held on to me. Every now and then you'd quietly look up at the shower head with a somber-scared look on your face. We'd say, don't worry, we won't spray you with it. By the end of the bath, you were sitting down, splashing and playing with your toys again. Yaaaaaaay!
Giving Kisses To Daddy
Last night, we were playing in your bedroom. I was laying on the floor and you were playing beside me. You crawled over and stood up next to me, leaning against me. You were playing with and chewing on your croc shoe. I said "I love you". You immediately turned toward me and slowly moved in for a kiss. I gave you a kiss and you turned back to playing with your shoe. I said I love you again, and you turned quickly and planted a quick kiss on my lips. I said it again, and you kissed me again. Awwww, such a nice baby.
I love you little baby!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Mommy was telling you about your temper. Haha. I often only write about the cute adorable things that you do and don't mention your temper. You certainly do have a temper :) I've already told you about the screaming and squealing you do when you are sitting in your high chair waiting for food... and sometimes you even scream in between bites.
You also get really mad when you don't get your own way... when we pick you up when you're on a mission to crawl somewhere ... when we take something that you shouldn't have away from you.. etc. Last night, I had a big box of christmas lights out on the living room floor ... I was putting lights on our tree. You were trying to open the box and the top flaps. You would give it a try... then scream & cry ... and lift your arms over your head together and slam them down on your lap a few times. Such a bad temper :)
Lately too, you started dropping your head and burying your face down between your hands on the floor and cry when you get mad. The thing is, your cry sounds so fake.. and it goes away right away when we give you what you want. Silly little monkey.
I'll try to get some pictures of you showing your bad temper.
Climbing Into Toy Box
Last night when we were playing your bedroom, you crawled over to your toy box and stood up at it as you always do. You pulled out some toys for a while. Then next thing I knew, you had one leg up in the toy box. Silly little girl trying to climb into your toy box. I pulled you out and we played on the floor. You tried to climb into the toy box a few more times later.
Playing With Blocks
You love playing with your rubber blocks. Mommy and I often play games with you. We build towers and you crawl over and knock them down, and make a woooooooooooo sound. Now you even help stacking blocks. A couple times, you've stacked one block ontop of another and made it stay.
Saying Stop It
Tonight, Devon played with you in your bedroom for a few minutes while I got you laundry from the dryer. When I came back, he said that he was tickling you .... and you said "stop it" and "stop that". Actually, Devon says it was a little more like "saaaaaaa yaaaat", but he's sure you were telling him to stop tickling you.
Riding In Laundry Basket
I took a pair of your jammer-jams out of the laundry basket to get you ready for bed. You had another idea. You crawled over and climbed into the basket of clothes. I let you play for a while, then took you out. You climbed back in again. So I pushed you around the bedroom. I made car sounds like "brooooom brooooom" while I pushed you around. You held on, looked around and smiled. Every time I stopped, you would make sounds that were kinda like the "brooooom brooooom" sounds to tell me that you wanted to go again. You sure had fun.
Thats all for now. I love you baby cute girl!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
You sure are so funny these days! You are almost always happy and smiley, just like Daddy told you, but sometimes you show your fiery little temper, too! Usually, you are just being deliberately demanding and aren't even really mad or sad...you just scream until someone gives you what you want! It can be kinda funny and cute:) But, it sure can be loud, too!
For example, we always give you a toy to play with in the car... Sometimes, you purposely throw them on the ground...then scream really loudly for someone to pass them back to you. If we pass them back, you throw them on the floor again...and scream again... We sing songs to you in the car to distract you...it usually works:)
Walking with Your Car
On Sunday, you and I played inside for most of the day, while Daddy and Cameron brought wood into the garage. I decided to stand you up behind your car and you started walking the whole length of the living room with it. You were so super fast I couldn't even keep up with you! I called Daddy into the house to see you and he grabbed his camera and started taking pictures and video. I'm sure it won't be long now before you're running around everywhere!! (Heaven help us!!)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Again, I have so many updates for you, and Mommy is also posting some updates.
Holding Sippy Cup By Yourself
On the weekend, you started holding your sippy cup, tipping it up and drinking from it all by your self. Up until now, we would have to hold it up for you. If you ever did hold onto it, you wouldn't tip it up enough. Then this weekend, you grabbed it and started drinking from it. You've been doing it ever since. You're growing up into a big girl so fast.
Saying Look (Eeeuuuk)
Tonight at supper, I was sitting beside the patio door as usual. You were sitting with the door to your right as usual. I did your twisting hand wave and you pointed and said "eeeuuk". You are so smart. I took a couple videos of you saying it a couple days ago.
Climbing Up On Chair & Over To Couch
On the weekend, you climbed up on the wooden chair again. You've done it before. This time, you climbed from there over to Mommy on the couch. She would set you down on the floor and you'd climb up and over again. You did it several times. Ohhh, I hope you don't get hurt doing all this climbing. I took some photos, and I think I took a video too.
Playing With Remote
This is a photo of you doing one of your favorite things .... getting into anything and everything. Here you're standing up at the coffee table as usual with the TV remote in your hand. You love grabbing one of the remotes, or the cordless phones. Sometimes, you pick up the remote and point it at the TV. You're such a smart baby girl. You know what the remote is for. Other times you bite it, or throw it on the floor.
Talking On The Phone
Tonight you were playing with the cordless phone. You put it up to your ear, as you usually do. This time, you said "hiiiii". On the weekend, Cameron was playing with your toy phone in the living room. He was pressing buttons and saying "hi". You picked up my cell phone and put it up to your ear a couple times and said "hiiiii" I think I got a video of it. You learned this back when Mommy was still home with you. When I was at work, and we were talking on the phone, she'd put the phone to your ear and I'd talk to you. You would always get so quiet, sometimes not even making a sound. Just listening intently. You would turn your head toward the phone trying to figure out what was going on. Sometimes you would even kiss the phone. Here is a picture of you with my cell phone to your ear and Cameron in the background saying "hi" on your toy phone.
Crawling On Your Hands & Knees
You finally started crawling on your hands and knees last week. You still mostly crawl on your belly, but you've moved up to your hands and knees a few times. I took a video of it.
Funny Faces & Laughing Together
Tonight, we were playing your bedroom before you went to bed. I started making suprised-looking faces at you and making a gasping noise. You started doing it too. It was kinda like the face you were making when you were out shopping with Mommy and I a couple weeks ago. I laughed at you... and that made you laugh. We just kept doing it back and forth and laughing. You were making the face and noise, then dropping your head down laughing and making cute little giggles. You were so cute. We had fun.
You are getting more and more interactive. You repeat the things that we do. You scream, smile, you laugh. You are so active and make many more sounds and noises. You still scream and yell when we're feeding you as if to say, give me more.. hurry! You are such a happy baby. You are often smiling. You do things (like shaking your head back and forth ... Mommy will tell you about that one) and then you have a satisfied smile when we pay attention or laugh at you. You are quite a show off... you just love the attention. Its cute.
Taking Your Socks Off
You pull your socks off all the time. Well, you don't do it so much since a couple weeks ago when the weather got cold and snowy... good thing. Every time we went to get you out of your car seat, you'd have your socks off. We'd have to pick socks up all over the van. There's probably still a few in there. Its hard to find matching socks after we do your laundry because you take them off everywhere and they don't make it to the laundry. I'll try to get a picture of you pulling your socks off sometime.
You Love Maple The Cat
You sure love the Maple the cat. You squeal and screech with excitement when you see her. You go to her and try to pet her and pull her fur. If I'm nearby I bring you over to her and pet her with your hand. We have to be careful because she can be a cranky cat and she's scratched you a couple times before. She gets cranky when you pull her tail or fur. Don't feel bad, she even snaps and turns cranky and scratches us sometimes when we're petting her.
We sure do love you sweet baby. We are so thankful to have you. You bring so much joy to all of us.
I love you very much!!!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I have a bunch of updates to catch up on.
We had cake for Cameron's birthday yesterday. As usual, you loved the cake. You have a cute mischievious grin in this picture.
When we play with you in your room, you get into everything. You crawl all over the place and go from one toy to the next. Its so cute to watch you pull yourself up to your toy box, reach in and start pulling toys out. When Mommy left the room, you crawled over to the door and pulled yourself up. You stood up and banged on the door. You tried to reach the doorknob... you can almost reach it.
Snapping Your Fingers
When we snap our fingers around you, you watch intently and you move your fingers and thumb on both hands in a finger snapping motion. Its pretty cute. We're not sure if you learned this from us or at the babysitter's house.
Reading a Book
You really enjoy playing with your books. You ripped some pieces out of your elf book... you little monster. Last night, you sat down and kept on turning pages in your "Things That Go" book. At one point, you were sitting cutely and holding the book like you were reading it. It was so cute. I wish I had a camera to capture that moment.
Climbing on Daddy
As I was saying, you crawl and climb everywhere when we play with you in your bedroom. Last night you were crawling over me (I always lay on the floor with you) to get to the other side of me. One time, you were getting tired, so you just layed on my chest. It reminded me of when you were a tiny baby only weeks old. You often woke up during the night and we tried to get you to get back to sleep. Sometimes I would lay you on my chest wrapped up in a blanket to snuggle you to sleep. You were so tiny and precious then.
Waving At Your Reflection in Patio Door
In the evenings when we put you in your chair for supper, we see you waving at your reflection in the patio door window. You always do your open-hand queen wave where you rotate your hand back and forth, twisting your hand at your wrist. Its pretty cute. You wave and smile. I then do the same wave to you in the reflection. You look back and forth between me and your reflection smiling.
Pointing and Saying Look
I started trying to get you to look at your reflection in the patio door window. I pointed and said look. The first time I did it last week, you also pointed and I think you tried to say look. You kinda said a higher pitched yooook. It was pretty cute.
Half Arm Wave
Last week, you started doing a half arm wave. Instead of your usual rotating-hand wave, you were swinging your arm from your elbow. Of course, it was darn cute.
Laughing in the Car
Last friday when Mommy was in a store, we stayed in the car. You and I shared some big laughs. You giggled a bit, so I repeated your laugh. It made you laugh more and repeat after me. We just kept laughing together. Your laughs are starting to become a bit different. Your laughs are getting more like a child's or adult's when you are laughing hard. Its pretty funny. You mostly do it when we tickle you and bite your neck.
Making a Kissy Face
Last week, you started making a fish-face and making kissy noises. When we did the same thing, you just kept repeating it, sucking your lips in and making squeaky noises :)
Giving Us Nice Noisy Kisses
When we ask for kisses, you still come at us with your mouth open... that is, when you aren't being bad and turning your head away from a kiss. When we ask for a kiss by saying "kisses", we move towards you making an "uuuuuuuuuuuumh" sound, then kiss you with a muah sound. Tonight when we asked for kisses, you came at us over and over with your mouth open, and saying "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" while you moved your lips towards us.
You are an amazing wonderful precious baby. I love you big bunches!