Wednesday, October 29, 2008

pumpkin madness! :o)

We had a little fun with a pumpkin the other night...
This picture makes me laugh cause EmJ's face is hilarious - she would stick her hand in and say "eww!" and make this face - but she loved it!

Showing the camera the pumpkin insides...
We kept laughing cause every time she would put it down, she'd say, "my hands are all pumpkiny!" and she'd try to brush it off... haha!

EmJ and Daddy

The finished pumpkin!
We didn't do a traditional carving this year - instead we did these holes all around and rubbed cinnamon on the inside of the pumpkin... it smells so good when the candle is lit!!!

Here's my attempt at a picture of the pumpkin in the dark...
Tomorrow we're painting pumpkins so we'll have fun pictures of that soon... and of course, Halloween is Friday so we'll have plenty of those pictures to share too!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

it's fall!

Funny story to go along with this video... So, EmJ asks a lot "what's his (or her) name?" about people on tv. Obviously, with all the political commercials, it didn't take her long to recognize John McCain and Barak Obama. From there, it wasn't too tough to tell her they were running for President. :o) Well, the other day she was looking at books on the couch and a political commercial came on. She wasn't even looking at the tv, and it wasn't the end of the commercial yet, and she just says, "...and I approve this message!" I laughed so hard that I had tears running down my face. EmJ definitely keeps us laughing!!!

Here are some pictures too... :o)

Obviously it's fall and the colors are gorgeous... so we had to take a few pictures!

EmJ looking at books with her duck - and yes, she put his book there for him and opened it and everything. It's so fun to watch her play with dolls and animals now cause she talks to them and pretends with them... so cute!

Big grin :o)

Rockin' awesome - EmJ and mom having matching toes - down to the sparkles! :o)
And for those of you who didn't know... yep, I got a tattoo! Hee hee!

One last shot of EmJ with some awesome fall colors - and a cheesy, but awesome, pose!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

lots of fun... and pictures to prove it! :o)

EmJ :o)
We recently got the dress-up stuff from my sister and the girls had a blast with it! Here's Ireland as Snow White...
Chloe dressed up - she put her headband on herself :o)
and EmJ dressed up - awesome scarf!
I LOVE this picture! Ireland adores drawing on the magna-doodle and the other day, she drew these hippos - aren't they fabulous?! And I think her face is just too stinkin' cute in this picture!
Chloe and EmJ reading together

EmJ painting a picture - check out that tongue action!

And the final product- with the proud painter :o)

Yep, we're back at it!

We tried to potty train a couple times already -the first time EmJ just wasn't ready and the second time, she was just too stubborn (hmm, where did she get that?!). Anyway, a huge thanks to Chloe (and Kimmi!) for figuring it out because that made EmJ want to do it too! She adores Chloe and often wants to do whatever Chloe is doing. :o) So... last week she just decided she was ready. She told me she wanted to wear big girl panties and I said then you have to pee in the potty and she said ok... and she has been!!! WOO-HOO!!!! She's been doing so so SO awesome and I couldn't be more excited. She had a rough day yesterday at Kimmi's, but we think it was because she didn't want to stop to pee cause she knew Chloe and Ireland would be playing. :o) She's been great today- no accidents at all! And for those of you who know potty training - she's even pooping in the potty! ROCKIN' AWESOME if you ask me! :o) Yeah!!!