Thursday, November 29, 2012

Emmy's 1 Year Pictures (Very Belated)

Here are some of Emmarie's One Year pictures.  All of these were taken by the wonderful Sarah Giles of Butterfly Chaser Photography.  She is simply amazing to work with and just the best!


Mom and Grannie found this rocking elephant for her at an antique store in Milam, TX.  Isn't it cute?





These suitcases were one of my first Pinterest projects.  I saw a picture of a smaller baby on a painted suitcase, and I knew that I wanted to do something similar for Emmy's one year pictures.  I bought her the romper on Etsy and painted the suitcases to match.



What's Emmy doing?  Just chilling out in a couple of Coke crates in Bottle Cap Alley.  NBD.




There she goes showing her panties...I told her it was a little too early for her to start doing that at the Dixie Chicken.




Emmy's Beautiful Smash Cake made by the FABULOUS Raeassia Jacobs!  Wait until you see the inside.



Taking a bite out of crime cake.




Don't worry, we cleaned everything back up before we left!



The remains after she was through decimating the cake.  There was a definite sugar crash afterward.

Cake Smash 20x20 copy 2

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

17 Months


My baby girl is almost a year and a half!  (insert a tiny tear here)  This past month, she has started doing things that are making me feel like she really is becoming more of a toddler and less of a baby.  I knew this time would come, but I really thought that she would be my baby a little bit longer than this. 

She has had quite a month since the past post. She went to Galveston on a weekend getaway with her cousin Marlee (and parents of course).










She went to the Theta Pumpkin Patch in El Campo.  We took her last year as well, but it was SO much more fun this year.  She was actually able to sit and hold herself up with all of the photo props. AND it helped that I made sure she was wearing clothes that would keep the hay from scratching her.  That was a big hindrance last year.












She went to College Station to visit Rah-Rah and take our family Christmas pictures. 

While there we also took pictures of Aunt B for her graduation which is coming up in December!  Emmy was super enthused to be a part of that. :)

She went trick or treating...




...and to the Hallelujah party at the church.

She visited her Grannie Nelson in Milam and we went "junking"/antiquing.

After writing all of this down, I feel like we barely had time to breath the past month, and there is no end in sight with the Holiday season upon us.  I love all the little trips and things that we do as a family though, so I don't mind being a little tired.

She has been doing a few new/strange things this month as well.

She has become very motherly with her dolls lately.  She picks them up and pats their backs and coos to them while she "puts them to sleep."  She also puts them on the floor and covers them up with blankets, towels, clothes, bibs or whatever else she can find and pats them to sleep.  It is soooo cute.  Linda told me she has even been doing it at daycare.

In a not so cute turn of events, she has also learned how to fake cry in a really loud way.  Instead of just throwing a fit when she doesn't get her way now, she can produce little tears on cue.  She hides her face in her hands and cries until she gets what she wants.  Once she gets whatever it happens to be, like magic, the tears are gone, and she is all smiles.  I am on to her, but she is really racking up some spoiled points with other members of my family with this new gambit.

We also had some random sickness this month.  For about three weeks, she has been getting sick at random times.  She has always had a sensitive stomack, but this has been ridiculous.  We will feed her or let her have something to drink or just be sitting around and BAM!  We are now wearing her last meal.  I think we have finally gotten past it, but it was getting crazy.  She lost a couple of pounds in the duration, but with Halloween and all of the candy she has eaten, I don't hink she will have any trouble gaining it back. :)

She likes: Playing with her baby dolls!, spending Sunday afternoons with Nana, Papa, and Aunt B, being chased (don't all girls though), riding in her wagon, riding in her car, going for walks, the puppies and petting them, drinking out of a straw from "big people cups", giving hugs, having her way, forcefully showing us where our eyes, nose and mouth are, dancing, playing with the dishes in the kitchen, playing with her kitchen, being outside (when we will take her), wearing pretty shoes (she really is my baby!), and doing things Emmy's way.

She dislikes: Being told no, having her hair rinsed in the bathtub, cabinet latches, teething (it is really rocking her world right now), not being the center of attention, head bands (she would not wear the cute antenna that came with her costume), letting me check her gums and teeth, and having to eat something that is different from what other people are eating.

She eats: Just about anything, but she does have favorites: chicken nuggets, pizza, apple sauce, broccoli steamers, ice cream, smarties (only occasionally), meat loaf, ravioli, yogurt bites, puffs, carrot slices, Ritz crackers, animal crackers, fruit grain bars, nad eggs.

She Says: Daddy, Mama, WahWah (water), Papa, Nana, Rah, Bea, GiGi, Puff, Ball, Dog, Baby, Hug, Kiss, Bite, Yeah, No, Mine, More, Hi, Bye, Night, Nose, Eyes, MonMon (monkey), Juice, Milk, Book, Shoes, Up, Hey, Duck, Nice.

Teeth: We have eight teeth now!  She has four teeth on top, two on bottom, and two molars coming in on top.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

4th Anniversary

Well, it's been four years, but it's nice to know that some things are still the same.  For our anniversary, Bradley and I went out to dinner (Mexican food!) and went to a movie.  This seems pretty common right?  Well we hadn't been to a  movie in FOREVER so this was kind of a big deal for us.  Unfortunately, when your anniversary is right by Halloween, your choices at the movie theater are usually limited to a certain genre, so we only had one non horror choice, Pitch Perfect.  I was a little skeptical since it was a "Gleeish" movie, and I am not really a fan.  That movie was HILARIOUS.  There were a thousand one liners that you had to pay attention to get, but Bradley and I were rolling the whole time we were there.  I will definitely be buying that movie when it comes out.  Thanks for sticking with me these past four years Bradley!! LOVE YOU!



A little self picture taking in the car.


A little blurry, but I got a shot of the movie poster through the window.


This is the bench that Bradley got me for our anniversary.  It is the perfect size for the little space by our front door.  Of course the only drawback is that I cannot put it outside until Bradley seals it so for now, it sits in the entry way.  Maybe that will get done by our next anniversary. ;)