Thursday, July 30, 2009

dancing shoes

just a quick pic of what might be the cutest shoes ever :)

Monday, July 20, 2009


what? I didn't do anything wrong

hehe!! you mean I'm not supposed to be eating this giant chocolate bar?

Friday, July 17, 2009

leaving, on a jet plane..

Monday Jamie and I are leaving on a jet plane... to the UK... WITHOUT our baby :( I'm not sure that words can properly express the level of extreme sadness this leaves me with. Emma is staying home with my parents and I know she's going to be in excellent hands, she loves my parents and they adore her (is adore the right word? maybe worship?). I just can't imagine not being able to kiss my sweet baby's neck, or tickle her tummy, or just see her weird gap toothed smile for NINE days. My heart breaks just thinking about it. I know it was the right decision to leave her, Jamie's brother is getting married and there is just so much going on that it would have been a total cluster with her there, and I know that it's going to be great for Jamie and I to have time as a couple again, but damn.
I am really going to miss my girl!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


After going through my photos it seems that my Dad and Jamie have a lot of the photos and they haven't sent them to me yet (hint, hint). But I thought I'd share what I do have :)
We had a great trip! Emma slept the entire way there and was easily entertained on the way back (thanks to the 5 year old boy sitting next to us, who asked within 5 minutes of sitting down "how hard was it to get that baby out of you?", you should have seen the look on his mom's face!). Our entire extended family (minus one uncle) was back for my cousin Tracy's wedding and it was so much fun to see everyone! Emma had a great time with everyone and I had some much needed help :) With everyone around talking all the time, Emma's speech has exploded! She has SO many new words... shoes, cat, meow, Grandpa, more, milk, that, this, look, horse, neigh, keys... in addition to the ones she's had for a while (mom, dad, dog, woof, all done). It was so awesome to watch her little brain grow so quickly! Today she picked up her horse book and said "horse. neigh, neigh". Jamie and I about crapped our pants!!
Tracy and Andy's wedding was beautiful and so much fun. We definitely danced our pants off!

taking a walk with Grandpa

snuggling with Gram (doesn't she look huge?)

blowing bubbles with Gram

sleeping beauty

Can I get anyone a beer?

Look Dad, a horse!


group hug

Friday, July 10, 2009

I scream, you scream

we all scream for ice cream!!
This morning I opened the fridge to take out some food to make Emma breakfast. While I had my back turned I noticed her steal something out and walk away with it... this is what I found :)

Mom, I'm going to go ahead and blame this one on you ;)

(PS - we just returned from a trip to MN/SD and I have a ton more pictures to get through, I just wanted to share this one today)