Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two Sweet Months!

Dearest Emerson,

I can hardly believe you are already 2 months old!  Where has the time gone?  You are a precious little angel baby.  You are so sweet and so happy!  You bring so much joy to our lives.  You have started to coo and smile a lot at us.  We all love to talk to you and try to make you smile!  I took you to your 8 week appointment on Monday and you weigh 11 lbs. 2 oz.!  You are really growing!  Your height is up to 21.5 inches.  I just cannot believe you are getting so big!  You still have two hemangeomas, or as I like to call them, strawberries.  One big one is on your neck and a smaller one is on the side of your head.  Dr. G is not worried at all about these spots and says they will go away on their own by the time you are 3 or 4. You also still have a clogged tear duct that you have had since you were 1 week.  Dr. G prescribed some antibiotic drops which will hopefully help with that. You had some shots and that made you really sad.  You had a much harder time that I expected with them, running fever well into the next day, and just feeling overall grumpy. That is so not like you because you are usually so HAPPY and easy going! You have had lots of visitors and playdates lately.  It’s so fun to introduce you to the world.  We are all so proud that you are our baby!  You have decided that you do not like bottles and will hardly drink any milk from one.  This is an obstacle we are working on because Mommy can’t always be right there when you need her! And because Daddy likes to feed you too! You are sleeping 7-9 hours at night.  At 7 pm you eat, have a bath, and go to bed.  Then we do a dream-feed at about 10 pm.  From there, you sleep all night.  Sometimes you wake at 5, 6, or even 7!  A couple of times I have had to wake you up at 7:30 a.m. to start your day.  This is so exciting!  We are so grateful to Babywise/Prep for Parenting for equipping us with the plan we have used for you and Addie.  Thank you for the sleep, Sweet Girl!  :0) You went through a really ravenous growth spurt at 6 weeks old and ate SO MUCH!  We can definitely see your growth from that time!  I feel like you are already changing so much.  When I look back at the pictures from when you were born, it makes me cry!  I am so happy you are growing and you are healthy, but I would love for you to be my little snuggly baby forever! 



2 Month Photo Shoot!


Aunt Renee and Uncle Jeremy gave you this little shirt for Christmas.  I couldn’t wait for you to fit in it!  You really were my favorite Christmas gift this year!


Your big sister loves to read to you.  You just lay there and listen so happily….


You got a surprise visit from your bestie, Meredith last week.  Mommy and Aunt Hicare sure have fun dressing you girls up for pictures.


You made a new friend, named Kathryn last week. She is three months older than you.


You had fun playing with your boyfriend, Eli too.


Of course the big sisters wanted to jump in for a picture! They are so proud of their babies!

Aunt Hillie and Landry came over on Saturday! It was so fun to see them!


Aunt Hillie was at the hospital the morning you were born!  I think it’s amazing to compare the picture of you from that day to now.

2 months ago…




Addie gave you her beloved “Girl” to take a photo before church the other night….


It was so difficult to get a picture with BOTH of your eyes open! This was the best I could do!



And last but not least, today I got a picture of your BEAUTFIUL smile with my phone!!!!


Emerson Claire, you are our joy, our happiness, our LOVE!  Happy 2 month birthday Angel Baby!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Won’t you be my Valentine?


We have had a lovely Valentines Day!  Our festivities began yesterday!

It was a rainy, cold Monday, so Emerson watched Addie and I get crafty…


(SERIOUSLY, have you ever seen anything so cute!?) 
(It’s a good thing she’s so cute considering how much of my beauty sleep she’s been interrupting lately! HA!)

Addie made her Daddy a Valentine.  He only wished it was bigger!  LOL!


Addie had a blast preparing these super fun scratch n sniff “chocolate scented” cards for her friends at school.  Thanks Hicare!


We put together this little gift for Daddy…


And made these yummy treats to pass out to teachers and friends.


It delighted my heart to see Addie so excited to pass these out to her teachers at school!  She really got into GIVING to others and that brings a smile to my face!


After school, Addie was so excited to open her “balentimes” from her friends and she chose one thing to eat!…a sucker!



When Daddy got home, he brought her a balloon, which made her SO HAPPY!




And Daddy made us dinner!  Breakfast for dinner complete with PINK chocolate chip pancakes!


Then we took pictures in our matching shirts Cece sent us!


Thank you to our friend Lindsay for Emmie’s “My First Valentine’s Day” Outfit!  She loved it!


Me and my girls…I am one lucky Momma!


Can’t believe it’s my 15th year to celebrate with my handsome Valentine, Brandon!  Love you babe! This year was fun, thanks for the memories!  You always make it special!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lots of Lovin!

We have been very busy lately!  Emerson has had lots of fun meeting people that love her so much, and her big sister enjoys showing her off to everyone!


We had dinner at Nana and Leelee’s and Emmie got to meet her Great Papa Jinks. 

4 Generations!




Bubbie and Poppie came over for a Sunday afternoon visit!  They babysat both girls so Mommy and Daddy could run some errands.



It was so exciting to get to see Hicare and Baby Meredith last week!  We have waited for this moment since December 16th when sweet Meredith was born!  Emerson loved getting snuggles from her Auntie Hicare, as you can see below, and I was SO HAPPY to finally hold her sweet baby. We were blessed to spend two days with them last week!  What a treat!


BFF’s!…how cute are they!!?  Emmie on the left and Meredith on the right.



Addie was soooo happy to hold baby Meredith!  We have enjoyed facetiming with her so it was neat to get to see her and snuggle her!



Emerson loved hanging out with Hicare. Mommy cried when our time was over.



On Saturday morning these three snuggled like this for a long time….



Wearing a sweet outfit from Aunt Hillie….



Saturday night Emerson attended church for the first time!  She loved Hope just like us!  When we told Addie we were going to church she said, “I will see all of my friends, eat animal crackers, sing songs, dance, pray, and do a craft.” Then she wanted to know if Emmie could go to her class too.  It was so sweet!



Oh, and this was not such a proud Mom moment this past week.  Addie got into my makeup and colored her face. EEK! I showed her how UGLY it was in the mirror!  We’ll see if the message sank in. 



Thanks for reading!  I sure love the daily adventures of being a momma to these two girls! (well…99.9% of the time I love it! ha!! it keeps me on my toes, that’s for sure!)

Love to all!

Visit with Cece and Grandpa

I know this is a little late, but better than never!  On January 8th, my mom and stepdad came into town to see Emerson and help out with our transition!  We had a great visit with them both!  They did a lot of fun things with Addie that week to keep her entertained, like Gattitown, visits to the park, and even a shopping spree!  Grandpa had to leave after a week and my mom stayed another week.  She helped us so much and cooked great food while she was here!  It was a great visit.  I was not very good about taking pictures, but here are a few!  :)