Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
20.) I am thankful for evenings like tonight when The Hubby gives sweet Emmy Lou her bath. I got to listen to them laugh and play and Emmy splash while I started a batch of cookies. Daddy is so good at making her laugh. He uses the bath soap to blow bubbles as big as her head and she screams with delight. And that LAUGH! Oh that laugh. There aren't words to describe it. I truly believe that if it could be bottled, it would be the means to achieve world peace. You can't hear it and not feel joyful and tender. Here's a video to prove it:
Oh, that LAUGH!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Me: Yes, Emmy?
Emmy: Nigh, nigh.
Me: Night, night, baby. I love you. (All as my heart melts and puddles around my feet. I just leave
it in there on the floor and slip out. I don't want to ruin the mood collecting my heart mush off of the
floor. I'll get it in the morning when she wakes up.)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
(Note: Don't overlook Gramma Sandy's priceless reflection in the mirror.)
She did such a wonderful job; sat so still and quiet. And only shed a few tears.
We are so proud of our big brave girl.
They gave us this adorable "First Haircut" certificate and some locks of her hair for her baby book.
Then Emmy, Gramma Sandy, and I went for a celebratory "First Haircut" dinner.
And shared some delicious, celebratory, "First Haircut" chocolate cake.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Even though we were in our pajamas, I dressed Emmy up in her winter coat and snow boots and we went out back to play in it.
The snow wasn't really sticking to the ground but enough had collected in the swingset for me to make my first snowball this season and for Emmy to get her hands in some too. It was so fun and exciting for us. I L-O-V-E this time of year. Nothing gives me the warm and fuzzies quite like the holiday season. I think I'll go make myself some hot cocoa now and watch "White Christmas."
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
1.) Obvious, I know, but truth be told, I am T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L for Emmy. As a little girl while my friends were pining for their Prince Charming and planning what their ideal weddings would be like, I was dreaming of this little girl and hoping to one day be her mommy. Gotta be thankful for dreams come true.
3.) Our home. We talk often about wishing we could sell this house and find one that better suits our needs but this will always be our home. It is the place we brought Emmy to when she first came home from the hospital and where she has spent the first 17 months of her life. The place where we went from being a couple to a family. Sure, there will always be things I'd like to change (right now my obsession is a new front door) and we really could use a bigger house, but if we spend the rest of our lives here, that would be okay too.
7.) The beautiful weather we've had the last few days and the opportunity to take Emmy to the park for what will probably be the last couple of times this year.
Okay, that's 7. More to come tomorrow. In the meantime, tell me what you're thankful for. Now I've got to go get my #1 out of bed. She has woken from her nap and is calling out for her mama.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Clean bathroom Grocery Shopping Laundry Run Dishwasher Empty Dishwasher Fix Obama Sign in Front Yard Pay Bills Go to Post Office
3.) Seeing how pretty my new cake plate (thanks mom!) look piled high with apples in the morning light.
4.) My hubby/daddy coming home from work to spend the evening at home with us.5.) Making a perfect batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. (FYI: Easiest thing ever. I have started pre-mixing the dry ingredients for cookies in a freezer safe ziploc bag. I use a sharpie marker to write the remaining wet ingredients and directions onto the bag and throw the whole thing in the freezer. I keep a couple on hand for whenever I want some homemade cookies. I just grab a bag out of the freezer, let it come to room temp for a while, add the wet ingredients, and bake. Delicious! Better and cheaper than store bought mixes and super convenient.)
6.) Partaking of said cookies and seeing my family enjoy the fruits of my labor. (No pics of hubby since he was the incognito cookie eater.)7.) Watching Emmy and Daddy play.
8.) Ending the day much as itbegan, snuggling with sweet Emmy Lou. Her cuddled into my armpit signing "more" each time I neared the end of a song in hopes of prolonging bedtime. And it worked...for a while. She has me wrapped around her little finger and I love every minute of it!