Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I'll start with some random pictures and move on to Thanksgiving at the end.

I guess all kids go through a stage where they are fascinated with adults' shoes, and Emily hit that stage big time. She looks for our shoes, puts them on, even tries to lace them up (to no avail), and starts walking around. We have to watch her because she can lose her balance easily, but she seems to think she's got the whole thing figured out.

Em loves cars! She makes the car sound any time you ask her, and is beyond thrilled when we let her "drive".

Mommy, catch!

This chameleon lizard has been hanging around the house...when Emily first saw him, she was a little apprehensive (which is understandable, I mean the guy is green one minute, brown the next) but then thought he was cute, walked up to him, said, "hi", and tried to get his attention. So I took a picture of the little guy - I have to say he WAS cute!

Daddy's little helper.

No worries, there was no DP in the can, I had just finished it, but she wanted to "pretend sip" through the straw.

Emily playing with her animal puzzle that makes animal noises when you put them in correctly.

Thanksgiving Day - out the door on her way to Granmom and Grandad's.

Granmom and Emily enjoying the nice weather in the porch swing.

Let's go!

Aunt Rebecca brought Emily an early Christmas present....and let her tear into the wrapping paper - yay!

What is it?

It's Emily's very own Nativity Set with plastic soft toys that she can set up, move around, throw, and take with her anywhere she goes, without any fears of braking them. The toys are SO cute....she's been playing with it every night since Thanksgiving.

George Girls - Rebecca, Alex, & me :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Puppy Love

I got Emily this puppy dog outfit and just HAD to take pictures in's so cute!! It has a beret, which she hates (as you will later see) and a jacket too - but it was too hot for the jacket. Even puppy socks! Anyway, little girl in the park on a sunny Saturday in November :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fun With Neighbors!

This afternoon, we hung out with our neighbors - Emily & Jason, and their son Travis who is one day older than "our" Emily. Our neighbors are pregnant with twins which are due before Christmas, so they are "nesting" and hanging around the today we joined them! Word travels fast, and before Emily and Travis could get into their fun and games, 2 more neighbors joined us - from the house directly across the street from us - Mady who is a senior in high school and her little brother Harrison, who is 5. Mady is a fantastic babysitter and activity planner, so the kids had a blast!

Kicking the big yellow ball!

Emily checking out the big people's chair.


Mady raked a bunch of leaves into a big pile, and the kids went diving into it, throwing the leaves, burying each other in the leaves, and everything else you can imagine.

Harrison jumping into the big pile with the babies looking on.

Trav in the leaves.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This was Emily's first Halloween, in spite of her being almost 16 months! Last year she was just too little, and her bedtime came before it got dark. So this year we did it all - costume, and trick-or-treating. Emily did amazing, and had so much fun. She went up to people's doors, said, "thank you" for the candy, walked a lot, was not scared one bit, and did not complain even once. We got together with Monique, Emily's babysitter, and her family, for pizza around 5:30 pm and then around 7 pm headed out trick-or-treating. The kids had a blast!

We are ready to head out the door.

Emily, Luis, and Noah (it was impossible to get these kids to stop for 1 second, not to mention look at the this is all we could get.)

Noah was Ollie the Octopus....legs and everything ;)

I don't know how she knew what she was doing, but she did a great job of picking out Snickers, Reese's, and KitKats from everyone - all chocolate!

Monique and Noah, Emily and I, Hannah and baby Brooke, and Erika at someone's door! Baby Brooke was a lady bug, too, just like Em.

I loved the wreath on this door, so we took a picture by it.

Got another KitKat!

Just a good look at her wings :)

Taking matters into her own hands!

Emily loved going up and down people's stairs.

Big girl - she walked a lot!

One of the houses.

At home, wings off and candy counting on!

And these are just a couple of pictures from today (Nov 1), the weather is so pretty, we spent some time in the back yard this afternoon.