I was looking back through old pictures tonight and stumbled on this one. It's my absolute favorite picture of our family. I need to work on getting more family pictures taken but until then, this is is going to grace my desktop for a while. Emily Grace was 9 months old here. I forgot how chunky those cheeks were!
Here she had her favorite toy "mingo." Her nursery is all "mingo's" but she LOVES this one! We've had to rescue it from Kiwi a time or two as well...
HOLY COW! I have found more blog buddies today that I've missed so much: people who I catch glimpses of over Facebook from High School and College. And half of them are pregnant! YAY! I was feeling a little blog-stalker-ish until I stumbled onto this wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!
Anne- SO MANY CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so sorry I missed the fact that you're having a baby NEXT MONTH. Where have I been? But, no worries, I'm on it- the gift will be monogrammed and in the mail. Please send initials!
LIZ- WHOA! I'm so happy for you! Is this what Brooke facebooked that she had been praying for and finally got good news about? It's really none of my business what that matter was, but I'm slowly putting it together. Wow- just a little over 9 years ago (I'm sorry that makes us sound old- but I digress- Back to your news...) we were Freshmen at Clemson coordinating purple and yellow comforters with cork board treatments... and look at you now! YAY! I'm so happy for you too! Please let me know when you have a shower- I want to pat the belly!
Congratulations to you both- did you plan this? :) Chris, Emily Grace and I are just too excited to meet your new little tigers!
Yesterday morning Emily Grace went running into her room yelling for me to follow her- "Mommy mommy mommy mommy" and tried to tear off her pink lady bug jammies and said "mommy dress!"
So, I picked out two outfits, one polka dot dress and a green monogrammed dress- both go with the same pair of pink leggings. She yelled and ran away afterI got the leggings on her and ran to where we had her laundry folded (and not yet put away) on her bed. She pulled out this apple tee shirt that she has worn every week for the last six months. It is adorable but it's a tee shirt, not a dress. It doesn't really go with leggings, it goes with pink capris. It's extremely worn, yet she carries it around the house like it's a snuggie. It's faded, wrinkled and not the best option these days as it was a gift that she got LAST CHRISTMAS. Sweetie- it's time to retire the apple tee...
I ignored her request to wear the "apple sauce" as she calls it and continued on with the monogrammed dress. No go- so I said "oh, you must want the Polka Dots." I tried putting the polka dots over her head- wrong move. She kicked, screamed, and in one quick move, got out of the dress, away from my reach and was pulling the apple sauce shirt over her head. I tried to take it off because it didn't match and she would not have any of my attempts to make her match. She ran out of her room, down the hallway and into the living room yelling "apple sauce! APPLE SAUCE!"
Fine, mommy is late, wear the leggings and the blasted tee shirt. I came home last night and there she was wearing that faded tee shirt. We went inside and I picked her up and she laid her head on my shoulder and said "mommy- apple sauce."
We're experimenting with Big Girl Panties. This is one of the funniest sights I've ever seen!
Emily Grace LOVES wearing the big girl panties but since I make her sit on a towel all over the house when she's in them, she prefers to opt out of the towel routine and run amuck around the house with the panties on over her clothes instead. A few nights ago she had on her diaper, a long sleeved pink polka dot onsie and then elmo panties on top of the onsie. Picture it for a second- What a sight! Oh, and daddy helped her make a hat out of a pair of Dora Panties. He's so helpful- At least he's having fun with her...
Tonight she told Chris when she was outside helping him grill that she had to go pee pee (everything is pee pee right now). Sure enough, she went poop on the potty. She got 3 reeses pieces and man was she ever proud of those little candies! She held onto them and kept showing them to me like they were a little secret treasure. She even said bye bye to the "pee pee" as it flushed- Do I say bye bye when I help her flush? I don't know where she got idea to tell it goodbye but at least she's not afraid of it. Hooray!
Side story: She also got a mini cupcake after dinner and I think she wanted to offer a lick to Bailey. But instead ,that greedy dog took it right out of her hands! I swear- you'd think we didn't feed those animals! Poor kid- when you're that low to the ground you have to learn to eat fast.
Before our Labor Day Celebration we went out to Old Salem to get a few pictures of Emily Grace and Crawford. We got a new (gently used and amazing) camera a few weeks ago and Emily and her son, Crawford, helped Emily Grace and I learn how to use it.
This was funny- Emily Grace and Crawford kept running around this little fence chasing each other- it's a miracle that I got even one picture (and that nobody had any skinned knees- including me!) Needless to say, after chasing both of them back and forth around the fence, mommy needed a little sip of mommy juice! I don't have this talent yet... but what an amazing picture! Someone apparently lived in the house behind her here- I could hear them walking around inside- whoopsie...
HUGS! Emily Grace and Crawford played pretty well together. They even used the sun flowers that I bought to sweep the ground. So much for reusing them as fall decor. What cute little buddies! We'll have to make another play date soon!
I did it- I mastered the look... You know- the mom look- the death stare that says "if you throw one more raisin..." I never wanted to think about what came after the dot dot dot but it was bad. Anyway- I did it. We were 2 minutes and 45 seconds from our house, backing out of the crowded parking lot at Target and Emily Grace kept screaming for Nemo on the DVD player. IKm sorryI that is a treat and it's for long trips. So instead of yelling or even saying a word I whipped around and gave that dot dot dot glare and it worked. I'm really a mom now.