Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Part 2

We had a fabulous Christmas this year... it's so fun to see Christmas through a child's eyes. EmJ really enjoyed it and understood a lot of it, so that was just tons of fun!
Happy EmJ Christmas morning :o)

EmJ got a big girl bed!!! And clearly, she loves it!

EmJ with her Backyardigans on her new bed. My mom made the blanket for the bed because EmJ really wanted a Backyardigans bed... so fun!

Opening a present... she loved this part!

EmJ opened all her presents on her big girl bed (which was obviously set up in the living room when she came down Christmas morning). Here she is playing with her new stuff... she didn't want to get off her bed! :o)

"Check out my awesome new big girl bed in my room!"

So pretty in her Christmas dress and fabulous red shoes! :o)
Christmas Eve we got to hang out at my sister's with my parents and grandparents and eat delicious Italian food (our tradition). After opening stuff Christmas morning we went to brunch at my parent's house... super fun! Then, Jeff's mom and step-dad got to come over and hang out for the afternoon and have dinner with us. It was tons of fun for all! Hope you and your loved ones had a great Christmas this year... and remembered why we celebrate Christmas in the first place... in EmJ's words, "It's baby Jesus' birthday!!!"

Christmas Part 1

Here are some pictures of our Christmas with Ireland and Chloe...The girls anxiously awaiting time to OPEN!
Chloe was so excited about her Ariel doll that she couldn't even look at the camera - so cute!

Ireland with her Doctor Kit... this was the hit of the night for sure!

EmJ checking out Kimmi's heartbeat and her tongue :o)
Jeff even had to check his own heartbeat... haha!
EmJ the next morning playing with her new playdough and toys - she loves them!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

we love this time of year!

We decorated our Christmas tree and it was fabulous!EmJ hanging ornaments on the tree - she did awesome and was very proud of herself :o)
Daddy even held her up so she could put the star on top of the tree

And here she is in front of the fully decorated tree!


Saturday, December 06, 2008

Trip to Kansas...

We got to take a fun trip to Kansas after Thanksgiving...
Here are lots of pictures from our trip...EmJ loved this rocking chair!
Wearing Grandpa Greg's hat from when he was a little boy

EmJ and her super cute cousin, Colton

With Aunt Stacey (in awesome matching vests!)

With Grandma Chuck and Grandpa Greg!

With Gram and Aunt Di
We got to see Grandpa Reg and Grandma Tracey too... but didn't get any pictures with them :(
Looking cute before church

Playing with playdough... do you think that tongue action helps?! :o)
On the carousel at the mall - so fun!

Our Jayhawk Fan!!! With stinkin' cute bows, if I do say so myself!
Jeff and Maren at Allen Field House...

EmJ with a huge jayhawk... she loved it! :o)
Don't miss the cute video below too!

Piano Man!

We had a very fun Thanksgiving this year! We got to go to my sister's house and hang out with family and eat lots of yummy food... what's not to like?! :o)
I wasn't good about taking pictures at all (sorry!) but I did get this video...
We were playing American Idol Karaoke and EmJ (well, Daddy) thought she needed to sing "Piano Man" - yes, she knows that song... it's on a cd in our room and she loves to listen to it and "Dance, Dance, Dance" by Steve Miller Band. :o) She didn't really hold the microphone up to her mouth, but if you listen, you can hear her singing...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Everyone likes new pictures... :o)
Stinkin' cute EmJ and Mav
Dress-up - such a fabulous outfit!

Playing in the leaves at Nana and Papa's

Nana and EmJ- buried in leaves! :o)

Crazy glasses (and hair)! Hahahaa!

Bubble bath - woo-hoo!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

no more binks...!

That's right... EmJ is all done with binks (pacifiers)! She's only had them at night for a long time now, but decided she was ready and we're done with them all together! Woo-hoo!!!
We had a special night last night with EmJ - we went to dinner and then got a cookie at the mall. And... she got to pick out a special pillow to have instead of her binks.
This is the cat pillow she picked out:
It's very cool because it looks like a stuffed animal, but it can unfold to a regular pillow...
...like this! She obviously loves it! :o)

She did really well going to sleep last night - she woke up once and asked where her bink was, but I just told her she was a big girl and we were all done with binks and she went right back to sleep! Yipee!!!

Sheesh... she's growing up so fast! :o)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

a very happy halloween!

We had a very fun Halloween this year! I was pretty excited for it because it's the first year that EmJ could really, really enjoy everything going on. We went to our church's Pumpkin Patch party where there were tons and tons of super fun things to do! There was a hall of candy filled with lots of fun characters, carnival-type games, a play area, lots of bouncy houses, music, food... all kinds of good stuff. And boy, did we have fun! Our fabulously cute Snow White!!!
There was face paint and Kimmi had the awesome idea of EmJ getting an apple cause she was Snow White... stinkin' cute!

When we walked into the gym, EmJ bolted for the basketball shoot... not sure if she saw candy, or it was just her love for basketball :o) but it was pretty funny!

EmJ and Chloe waiting in line for a game - sharing a kiss... super cute! (Chloe was a "Stinky" (skunk) but her costume got too hot - there's a cute picture of her in it soon!)

Wonder Woman rockin' the ball-toss
(and Jeff was very proud of his picture - notice the ball going in the jar)

The Lil Stinky and the ball-toss
(notice the ball again - 2 for 2 - nice, Jeff!)

EmJ golfing with Daddy

EmJ and Daddy on a very fun (and tiring!) Halloween!

more pumpkin fun!

As promised, here are the pumpkin painting pictures... EmJ having tons of fun painting!
Chloe, Ireland, and EmJ painting away
Ireland - look at that concentration!

Chloe painting her pumpkin
EmJ getting some blue paint - her favorite color :o)

And EmJ with her finished products
Kimmi posted a blog about this too so head over to her page to see more fun pictures :o)
Halloween blog is on it's way... stay tuned!