Monday, October 27, 2008

Blast From The Past

My friend Teri sent me this picture last night.  I almost cried!  This was taken three days after we became Emmalee's parents.  She was eighteen days old.  Tyler was almost eleven months!  Can you believe how tiny Emma was?  She looks like a doll in her car seat.  Time sure flies!


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Sunday, October 26, 2008

So I Won't Forget

Emmalee is very funny.  I know I say this all the time but seriously, it is true.  I hear her pop off with funny things all the time and wish I were better about writing them down.  Tonight I had her in the tub and she was cracking me up.  She was checking out her tummy and chest and she looked up at me and said, "Mom, my boobs are getting bigger and bigger all the time."  I just agreed and moved on.  A couple minutes later she started singing, "When I grow up....I'M GOING TO WEAR A BRA!  When I grow up, I'M GOING TO WEAR A BRA!"  Seriously I thought I would wet my pants.

Just now my Mom was putting Emma's lotion on her and Emma asked if she could have some of my Mom's "magic lotion," (Sweet Pea Body Cream from Bath & Body Works.)  My Mom said yes and went to get it.  Emma says, "Wow, I am such a lucky girl!"  I love that the simple things in life make her happy.  

Monday, October 20, 2008


Insomnia strikes again.  It's 2:30 in the morning and here I sit.  I can't shut my brain off.  Oh well.  I guess this is a great time to give a quick update.  :)

Nathaniel turned one on September 1.  (Yes, I am a bad mom.  I haven't updated his pictures yet.  Long story.)  We took Natey for his one year check-up on Friday.  He is really growing!  He is now 17 lbs, 13 oz and 26.5 inches long!  He still hasn't registered on the growth charts but he is doing awesome considering his start in life.  He is now eating stage three foods, rolling over like crazy, trying to crawl -- he can get on all fours and rock! -- babbling non-stop and smiling all the time.  He gets a huge kick out of Tyler & Emmalee and loves being around them.  He loves watching Sesame Street, especially Elmo.  He LOVES hanging out in his jumper.  He is the easiest, happiest little guy ever.  His smile just lights up a room.  He is such an amazing gift to our family.  I can't imagine our family without him in it.

Emmalee started nursery school a couple of weeks ago.  It is two and a half hours, two mornings a week.  She LOVES it!  Her teacher is wonderful and the class is quite small, which I really like.  She is attending the same school that Tyler goes to.  Although the children in her class do not have special needs, they do have the opportunity to spend time with the other pre-school kids.  

Emma also had her check-up on Friday.  She is now 39 lbs and 39 inches!  She is growing so fast!  She is still testing her boundaries as much as she can and giving us a run for our money.  :)  Even so, she is one cute kid and I love her sassy personality, (most of the time!)

Tyler is doing alright, for the most part.  We are trying to learn to take it one day at a time.  Some days are great and we love those days.  They get us through the not so great days.  We had a bit of a scare concerning his blood glucose but thankfully it ended up being okay.  He continues to show us what it means to be strong and brave.  He is an incredible kid!  He seems to be learning new things all the time.  He hasn't been able to attend school since last February and he misses it so much!  None the less, he works hard to learn.  He can count to ten, say most of his ABC's and he has many new words.  He never ceases to amaze us!

Brent and I are doing well.  Brent's job is going great which is such a blessing.  I am so thankful that he loves his job!  I am healing more and more each day.  I go back to the doctor on November 6 and hopefully I will be ready to start putting some weight on my right foot.  I really miss walking...and driving!  

My mom is still here helping out and we are thankful for that.  She is planning to stay until after my appointment, just to be sure that I will be able to get around a bit easier.  We have been tackling quite a few projects and getting our house clean and more organized.  That is always a good feeling.

I suppose that's it from here.  Now it's 3:20 a.m. and I'm still pretty much awake.  Hmmmm, what to do next......