Thursday, September 27, 2012

Emerson Claire is 9 Months Old! (today!!)

Dearest Emmie,

Today you are NINE months old!  You are absolute joy!  You make my heart so happy!  You love to smile and giggle.  Today I took you to your nine month check up and you weigh just over 17 lbs, which is in the 34th percentile.  You are 27 inches tall, in the 37th percentile, and your head is 18 in. around, the 91st percentile!  You are now sitting up all by yourself and you love to get up on all fours and rock back and forth.  You are still nursing 4 times a day, but you will take milk in a sippy cup when Mommy has to be away.  You love your breakfast, lunch and dinner time….oatmeal cereal is yummy!  You love all fruits and so far all veggies (as long as it’s gerber and not Mommy’s homemade :) You also really enjoy puffs (banana is your favorite) and you are getting really good at getting them in your mouth with your hands!  If we hold your hands you will stand up and try to balance.  You are rolling all over the place and very rapidly!  You also do this cute downward dog position.  You can slide backwards on the hard floor.  I know you’ll be crawling in no time at all!  You have 6 teeth!  You got your two bottom centers first and then your eye teeth.  (see photo below) You are now in the process of cutting the second center top tooth.  You never complain, even with all of those teeth coming in.  You sleep 12 hours at night and take 2-3 naps a day, depending on what we have going.  Your favorite person is your big sis…you just laugh hysterically at her.  She loves to entertain you.  She now calls you “Little Sunshine.”  Today at your appointment there were a few concerns, including some communication things that we are going to work on.  We have no doubt you will be just conversing away in no time.  We have some homework to get busy on and your teacher momma loves her some homework!! :) The doctor was also concerned that your blocked tear duct hasn’t corrected itself so we are being referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist to have that looked at.  I know it probably feels rotten to you to wake up with it matted shut so often. :( We also will continue to watch your hemangioma on your neck to determine if you will need to see a vascular dr in the future. Right now it does not hurt you, we just want to watch it for big changes.  You are just so full of joy and it makes us so happy sweet girl!  I continue to say that you are the easiest, most go-with-the-flow, pleasant baby and I just adore you!    I Samuel 16:7 says People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.  I know that the Lord is looking down on your precious heart and smiling, sweet girl!  We will get these other things worked out in no time! 

Love Always and Forever,
Your Hopelessly Devoted Momma


Monday, September 24, 2012

Real Life Princess Dresses

My dear friend Theresa and her girls, Megan & Lauren picked out these super sweet dresses for the girls a few months ago.  I taught Theresa’s oldest daughter Lauren in third grade.  Then, the summer after she was in my class I was their nanny!  We had such a fun summer together!  I will never forget being in their kitchen when the doctor’s office called and said the blood work had more than doubled so I was definitely pregnant (with Addie B!)  They all hold a very special place in my heart!  I have been waiting for Emmie’s dress to fit so I was really excited when I realized we are there!  Addie calls these dresses “Real Life Princess Dresses.”  We had a baby girl baby shower today for a playgroup friend so we felt it was the perfect occasion to debut our fancy frocks!  :)  Thank you Theresa, Megan, and Lauren! 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Skinny Jeans!!!

The girls sported their skinny jeans today with matching shirts from Granny and Papa! They were so cute!

Also tonight we enjoyed an after-dinner stroll. Our big girl loved riding her tricycle from Bubbie and Poppie! She's finally able to 'go the distance' on it!

We are all LOVING the cooler weather! We even had chili for dinner! A stretch? Maybe!!

And before bed Addie and Daddy listened to her book on cd Nana recently gave her. She calls this a night night party. Silly girl :-)

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Addie loves to entertain Emmie after she eats! They make me smile. :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

8 Months!

Since I pretty much stink at those monthly posts and even more at those stickers I bought, here is an 8 month picture. No sticker but all cuteness! She is sitting up all by herself now! We loooooove this baby girl!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

First Day of REAL Preschool!

Today my big girl started real preschool!  Last year she was in more of a Mother’s Day Out.  This year she is going to Sonshine ACADEMY, the school that I taught at a few years ago!  I love this place!  They have such a passion for learning, and meeting each child exactly where they are!  We are so happy that Mrs. Pickens is our teacher.  She has a fiery excitement for three year olds and Addie already loves her.  We were up at the school doing some stuff the last two weeks so she has already gotten a jumpstart on getting to know her.  Addie was super excited to go this morning and was very cooperative for my “first day” pictures this morning!


She helped me pick out the foods for her lunch.  Grilled cheese sandwich (there is another one under that triangle), goldfish, grapes, cheese, & edamame.


Ready to go!






When we got to school they had playdough waiting for her!



Her teacher texted me this playground picture below around lunchtime and said she was having a great day!


Then after school we were excited to continue our annual tradition and go with Benjamin for icecream! This year a bunch of new friends joined us!  We had to MAKE Ben and Addie take these pictures!  These two are so funny!




Hard to believe that the photo below was just one year ago:
(They have both changed so much!  Where did our babies go!?)



Ben, Addie & Connor = Best Buds!


It was a great first day!! :)

Cece’s Visit!!

We had a blast with my Mom a few weeks ago!  She came to visit us for a whole week!  We had tons of laughs and lots of girl time while she was here.  Midweek we loaded up and drove south to Houston to visit family and friends.  We had a wonderful time! She spoils us when she’s here.  It was so much fun.

The first morning Cece was here she and Addie had a rock concert! 


She brought the girls adorable matching outfits!


This was a nightly ritual!


Granny and Papa enjoyed meeting Emmie for the first time and Addie was excited to see them as well!


Addie loved seeing her cousin Sadie Su! :)


We even got to see some of Grandpa’s side of the family!  Addie idolizes Kellie.


Granny picked out the cutest outfits for the girls!  Skinny jeans and denim jackets!  Come on fall, I cannot wait to put these on them!!


While we were in Houston, we got to spend time with Aunt Hicare, Uncle Micah and SWEET baby Meredith!

mere n em


Both girls enjoyed lots of lovin from Cece.


It was a wonderful week!