Emma had a great birthday yesterday and hasn't stopped talking about it yet!! LOL All of her friends came to share her special day and she was so excited!!! We had it in a huge lounge type room at our church, which turned out to be perfect!!! We had pizza and cheese snacks... Minnie Mouse's favorite!!! The cake turned out great and tasted so yummy....unfortunately it had to come home and I can't keep my hands out of it!! LOL She got some many nice presents and a couple VERY SPECIAL gifts! One was a special tutu made by my best friend Meredith (aka "Aunt Mere"), which was absolutely beautiful!! I can't wait get Emma's picture taken in it! Another, was this awesome book from my friend Lindsey....it was called "Emma Kate"!! How awesome is that! At first, I thought she just had the cover made with her name on it.....I never imagined it was the actual title of a book! I enjoyed visiting with all of my girlfriends in between the chaos.....I have been blessed with so many great friends and will cherish those friendships FOREVER!!! It was a wonderful party that i'll always remember....hopefully Emma will too!!!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Well, my best-friend in the whole world has recently taken on a big challenge.......to lose weight and exercise! I think most of us, overweight or fit, want to lead a healthy lifestyle but lack the motivation!!! She has been doing great and has definitely inspired and motivated me to take on that same challenge!!!!! I have been thinking about this for a while, but of course come up with some excuse not to get started. I got up at 6:30 this morning and decided not to make anymore excuses and did a 20 min workout on my eliptical!!!!! I feel so much better about myself already just knowing I took that first step......I have the equipment right here at home, so I have no excuse not to do it!!! Meredtih, thanks for inspiring me and keep up the good work sister!! I love ya!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I know the kids are going to kill us someday for taking these pictures, but I couldn't resist!! LOL I told Graham to give Emma a hug and next thing I know.....he's making a move!! LOL The look on Emma's face is priceless.....like "excuse me, what are you doing?" These two have a definite LOVE/HATE relationship!! Can't wait to see eachother and then beating eachother up within 5 minutes! Gotta love it!
It's hard to believe 5 months have passed already! Grant is doing so well and growing so fast....he's already busting out of some of his 0-3 month clothes!! Last Wed. he had tubes put in his ears and everything went well....hopefully this will help and he will pass the hearing screening next month. I am very anxious/curious to go for his 6 month checkup and see what his pedi. has to say about his development. So far, every doctor has said "he looks great, he definitely isn't the average preemie"!!! That always makes me feel good!! He absolutely LOVES Emma and has his eyes on her all the time! He gets so excited and kicks like a wild man every time she comes into the room....it's so sweet!!! I am very pleased to say that he has been sleeping through the night for about a month now and as long as he is dry and fed, he's a happy little guy!! He is still my miracle man!
It's so hard to believe that Emma is almost THREE already!!! I have to admit that I'm having a really tough time with this birthday......she's not a baby anymore and I know Kindergarten will be here before I know it!! At the same time I am enjoying her at this age ....we have interesting conversations and she just amazes me each day with all she is learning. She has taken on the roll of "Big Sister" quite well and to my delight, isn't a bit jealous!! She loves to help take care of Grant and recently mastered a bottle feeding.....even tried to burp him!! LOL She is doing very well with her manners and for the most part is a respectful little girl. She has also recently learned her bedtime prayers and now says them all by herself.....then serenades her daddy and I with a song EVERY NIGHT!!! I love it! That being said.....she still hasn't lost her "tude" and lets you know real quick if she doesn't like something!!!! Emma has been a strong-headed little girl from the start (most of you are quite aware of this..ha) and definitely knows her likes/dislikes!!! She can go from angel to hellion and back to angel in 0.3 seconds!!! LOL I am so thankful and feel very blessed to have her in my life! It has been a joyous 3 years with our little girl!! I look forward to many more! Okay......now I'm and emotional wreck after typing this! UGH......hormones!!
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Well there are 10 minutes left in the 4th quarter and Arkansas is down 28-7 in the Cotton Bowl....Grrrr!!! My little cheerleader is still calling the hogs......she loves watching football!! She's playing with her baby dolls and every once in a while shouts "Go Hogs" or "Go..run fast" She's so funny! Grant is showing his support too in his new Razorback socks and beanie thanks to "Hunka Brian"! Sad that they lost, but I still like watching Razorback football!