Thursday, September 18, 2008

First Day of Preschool

It was our first day of "mother's morning out" last Tuesday. It's not exactly a "morning out" for mommy since I'm at work all day but that's OK, it's just the name of the program. She has lots of little friends now!

I'm a little behind on getting pictures up. I had this grand plan that Emily Grace would be standing there like a little trooper, waiting in a new outfit, shoe laces tied, hair bow straight, back pack on, grinning from ear to ear waiting for me to take her picture. Oh wait... she's 1. That's NOT a likely image as you will see. She hated the shoes, the back pack was too big, the hairbow kept getting launched clear across the room(as she has quite the throwing arm-but in a determined mommy fashion, I kept attaching it to those three strands of hair), she can't stand on her own and all she wanted was to be held. Ah well, what can you do? She was still cute and she had a great first day!

You see here, my first mental image didn't quite work- I really thought she'd stand there grinnning. NOT!


There's a better shot!

And that's enough of the picture taking- clearly, it's not going to happen.

Nevermind the date stamp on the pictures- the camera resets itself when the battery dies.


And here was another morning of waiting for Mommy and Daddy to leave the house. She got into the tupperware. Oh what fun!

Look at that sweet little grin- yeah, she knows what she did. Oh but she's too cute to fuss at! Oh, I'm a sure sucker for that smile!

Sleepy Girl

Last but not least- a cute little giggle. This is what happens when you let your child cry themselves to sleep. It makes me laugh and cry at the same time. She just collapsed right there!

At least she figured out to make daddy's blankie into a pillow... poor kid- I've never felt more awful than when we let her cry it out.

That's all for now but there's more to come! Take care!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

So sorry

I'm so sorry- I've been awful at keeping up with things lately! Things here are good!
Emily Grace is now pulling up on EVERYTHING and sometimes she uses her mouth/teeth to balance herself while she sits back down... I'm nervous about her chipping a tooth!

We visited the NC Zoo a few weeks back and took another trip to Myrtle Beach to visit Mimi & Papa Urban. We also went to Columbia to visit Grandma & Grandpa Dance- but I think I wrote about that before.

I've spent the last few weekends apart from family. Two weeks ago mom and I flew at the last minute to Ohio because we thought Grandma had taken a turn for the worse. That lady is a trooper! Grandma is doing just fine, she's living in a nursing/therapy home for a few weeks until she gets to go back home. I hope I'm that tough at 88! The good news is she's cancer-free and "isn't ready to go anywhere!" :) I love my Grandma!

Last week the K-ville Urbans took a trip to visit the Myrtle Beach Urbans for multiple wedding activities! Chris and Don went to Englis' "man shower." There are pictures but I won't share them on a family website like this. :) Boys will be boys.

Kimi, me, Dana, Stephanie, Cousin Cristin and a slew of others (13 in all) made the trip to Savannah for Kimi's bachelorette weekend. I think we left our mark! We had a BLAST! There are LOTS of pictures of that to share- I'll have to post them tomorrow though. We did it all- drinks, lingerie shower, Paula Deen's restaurant, Historic Tour of Savannah, shopping, ghost tour (which I missed because I was pooped and now I'm mad I didn't go!), good food, good friends, trying not to break your ankle on the crazy cobble stones that grace the riverfront, pralines, more drinks, and of course Outback steakhouse. Long story short, we waited too long to go out to dinner on Saturday night and after walking all across town, we ended up at the worst Outback in the country. Ah well- food is food, right?

In between all of the traveleing has been lots of cuddle time with peanut and boo and lots of monogramming! I think I might have to take Chris on a date soon- he's such a good husband!

That's really all that's going on for now- I promise I'll do better at keeping the blog updated from now on.