Friday, October 31, 2008

4-Month Checkup

Emily went to the doctor today for her 4 month check up. She is doing great. She is 26 inches tall (66 sm) which is in the 95th percentile (small surprise there, just look at how tall her Mom is :) and weighs 15 lbs 5 oz (7 kg), which is in the 75 percentile she has been in since she was born. The doctor checked all her reflexes, her eyes, ears, and throat, listened to her heart and lungs, and everything checks out fine. We are free to start feeding rice cereal if we want to, but I think we'll wait for another week or so for that.  At 5 months, we can start introducing fruits and veggies if we want to, but it's also ok to wait on all that until 6 months. Emily got her 2 shots and a vaccine by mouth, so we'll see how she does the rest of the day. Mommy took a day off just in case, but hopefully, Emily will do fine and not need much "baby-ing" :)  And if she does, that's ok too!  :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mimi's Birthday

Today was my Mom's birthday.  We had a wonderful time celebrating at home, and Emily did great! She enjoyed looking in on the festivities, especially the sushi (like..."what is that, Mommy?") and the candle on  Mimi's birthday cake :)  

Ok....let's get this party started!

Birthday Girl

Mother and Daughter


Cheesecake....George family favorite!

And, un-related to the birthday, here are a couple of recent pics of Emily that I think are especially cute.....

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Winnie the Pooh, German Version

Emily and Mimi at the door, getting ready to go on their daily morning walk - and Emily is proudly sporting her German Winnie the Pooh outfit that her aunt Natasha, my best friend and "sister", sent as one of our baby shower presents.  Emily is finally big enough for it, and it's finally cool enough!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Duck Talk

Emily loves her rubber ducky and talks to it during bath time.

And just a cute picture of her peeking from behind Daddy's shoulder.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hungry Anyone?

It seems that tonight, everything Emily saw and touched, went in her mouth - you think she may have been hungry?  

First on the menu - caterpillar!  Yum! 

Her hands are some of her favorite things to eat!

And, on a separate note, check out how well Emmie can hold up her head and upper body now.  We are so proud of her.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bath Buddies

Emily in her cat towel, looking very relaxed & sleepy...

but she perked up when the camera flashed!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sitting Pretty

On Mimi's lap in their favorite rocking chair.....

and in the carrier!  (sorry about the drool on the onesie, and the mosquito bites - couldn't help either one of those :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Birthday Celebrations

October 8th was Emily's Grandad's birthday, and yesterday October 13th, was Daddy's!!  Here are some photos from the combined celebration.

This outfit was given to Emily by Tina, one of my bosses at Bank of America:

Grandad being greeted at the door by Emily and Mimi:

And now, to the festivities!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Expressions of Emily George

This is from this morning, 10/13 - Emily's Daddy's birthday!!  :)

Emily's aunt Karen grew these in her garden and brought them the other day, I just had to put them on here:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Random Pictures

In no particular order and for no particular reason....

I am not sure why she looks so scared, might be the camera flash, but this is Emmie immediately after her morning walk with Mimi:

Lunch - and she is holding her own bottle, too!

Let me get this outfit figured out!

I love this outfit on her - thank you, Olga and Nelly!!  (My Russian friends from Austin)

My Little Angel...

Both Granmom and Mimi commented on how much they loved the fact that Emily's slippers are standing under her bed, as if she is getting ready to put them on and run around the house - so I had to take a picture!

She is getting more and more active with her gym toys - here she is grabbing a butterfly.

Mimi is still going strong playing.....

while Mommy had to lay on the floor because she could not sit up any longer!!  :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Emily Rolls Over

Yesterday October 5th, Emily rolled over! She loved it so much she did it probably 10 times in a row after the first time. I had to capture that on video - I did not have the video camera close by, so I just used my digital pardon the quality.....

Saturday, October 4, 2008

More Arboretum

Pumpkins..... :)

Finally caught one of Emmie smiling (or laughing) on camera!!

Our friends Angie and Elizabeth Miller:

Friday, October 3, 2008


Today my Mom, Steve's Mom, Emily and I went to the Dallas Arboretum.  It was gorgeous!

At the Pumpkin Patch:

The bush behind me is cut into the shape of a pumpkin:

Mimi at the Pumpkin House:

The Two Grandmothers:

Lunch Break:

Granmom's new glider in her back yard: