Thursday, August 27, 2009

Am I cute or what?

Mommy's been very busy keeping the house running and getting ready for company, so I thought I'd post a picture of myself! I can't wait for my company to come!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

14 months

Yes, I realize this is a little late, but at least I got it up.

At 14 months, Emily can sign "more," "hungry," "drink," and "all done" and wave "bye." She's learning to climb and learning that when you stand on something, you can reach higher. (Boo!) She loves all foods and has no particular preferences. She still goes to bed easily, but is starting to fight afternoon naps. (Again, boo!) She's extremely curious (always has been) and wants to know what's going on. She's starting to giggle more and more, which we love!!!
Happy 14 months, Emily!


Last weekend, we were blessed to have Kevin, Kellie & Jake visit us. They were our first non-family guests and it was a blast!
Emily loved Jake (7 months) and was so loving with him (notice her arm around him in the first picture). (She's giving him a hug in the next picture, not trying to tackle him.)

We gave them the "grand" tour of Panther Creek CISD. The school's not actually that big, but it took us about an hour to give the full tour.

Emily & Jake had fun in the bathtub.

And fun in the pool!

Emily fell in love with Kevin and climbed in his lap over and over.

Kellie loving on Emily

Phillip and Jake chillin'

Emily was so worn out that when my parents came Sunday night, she just sat in Grandpa's lap and cuddled!

Thanks for coming guys!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dear Blog-world,

I promise I haven't forgotten about you, Blog-world! Last weekend we had some visitors (more on that soon) and I got a new computer. I'm in the process of transferring files and getting all the old programs on to the new computer. As soon as I'm all set up, I hope to send a few posts your way.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Vacations, part 3

Last week, Phillip had a Principal's Retreat in Kerrville. We decided to make a weekend out of it and have a little fun while we were in the beautiful hill country.

Emily explored her surroundings as usual!

She had a few fun baths.

She looked so grown up in the chair (which she climbed into by herself, but usually needed help getting down).

We visited the Kerr County Market Days at the courthouse parking lot and came away with a few items--some bows for Emily, a picture for us (we collect pictures on our trips) and a bank for Emily.

Then, we found an antique store a block or so away and went in there. We're always looking for a two-drawer oak card catalog (3x5 card size). But, what we came away with (other than a few pieces of Tupperware!) was this. As each of us saw it, we commented on how much we liked it. It reminds me of an old kitchen cabinet that was my great-grandmother's. (My mom has it now.)

We went through Fredericksburg on our way home. Last year, we visited Wildseed Farms and had a blast. Emily didn't care last year, but this year, she loved seeing the butterflies and flowers. Some of these flowers will probably go up in her room to replace the ones I took last year.

I'm sure you got way more about our vacations than you really wanted, but maybe it'll give you some ideas for your next vacation!