Friday, November 30, 2007


Here's a funny video of Emily laughing. She was putting a pen in my mouth, then when I would mimic her and shake my head 'no' she would just crack up laughing! Kind of a random thing to make her laugh, but it was funny! A little off sometimes because I was trying to record and play at the same time. Then-I (briefly) tried to get her to say Hi....of course she wasn't interested. I'll get it eventually! Just fun to hear the giggles!!

Thanksgiving Fun

We had a good time for Thanksgiving. We were able spend time with lots of family-that's what it's all about! We spent the weekend at Aaron's mom's house in Toledo. Emily spent most of her time trying to get to the stairs. She also picked up the phone, held it to her ear and said "HI!" So fun!! Kinda her first word. Well, maybe her second. She will say Hhhhhhaaaaaaaa for 'hot.' She uses it appropriately, but I'm not sure if you consider hhhhhaaaaaaa a word. So, she says 'hi' all the time now. She'll say it when you walk in the room, she'll take the phone and hold it to her ear and say it, she'll take the phone and hold it to your ear and say it. Hi, Hi, Hi! She also realized that she can use a fork now. The surprise on her face when she actually poked something and it stayed on! Now she always has to do it herself-little Miss Independent!

Here's a picture of her being such a big girl with the fork (she doesn't want a baby fork either, she wants the real thing!!

We also went shopping at the new little town center right up the road from Grandma's house. It's nice shopping, but a little cold outside! Poor Emily was all bundled up, and not at all loving it!

The day after Thanksgiving we went to my Dad and Nancy's house for the Moore family Thanksgiving that we always celebrate on Friday after Thanksgiving. It had been a couple of years since we were able to be in Ohio for Thanksgiving, so it was real nice to get to see everyone. Again, Emily spent most of her time trying to get to the stairs. Up, then down, then up, then down, then up, then get the idea. Starting to be thankful that we don't have stairs in our apartment!

Daddy and Emily (and the stairs!!!)

It was also my Grandpa's birthday that day-so nice that we were able to celebrate that too. We got cake and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving!!! Mmmmmm

Here's Grandpa with two of his Great-grandchildren. My nephew Saylor, and my niece Leilani.

Saylor wearing Great-Grandpa's hat-such a cutie!!

It took Emily all day to warm up to her Uncle Mike-and wouldn't sit still or give me a smile once she did. OK, so we kinda had to trick her to get her up there, and then bribe her with the phone. Still, it remained quite the accomplishment!! Maybe next time Mike :)

Saturday we were able to go to visit Aaron's Grandma and Aunts and Uncles. Emily had a good time seeing everyone, giving their dog kisses, and pushing her doll in the stroller (we're going to have to get one for her dolls!).

After dinner Aunt Jan gave Emily a special treat. At first she wasn't too sure, but once she figured it out she loved it!!

Sunday my parents came to meet us for lunch and to hang out for a bit. Emily and Saylor had fun sitting next to each other at lunch! (I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures that the other side of the table was taking-since they apparently kept both of their attentions!)

We walked around the mall for a little bit too just to hang out-Saylor loved playing basketball!

There was a play area for kids -Emily loved to drive the car!

Something else that we are going to have to get for her-maybe next spring when it warms up again! (Hopefully by then we'll have a new house with all sorts of room to play!)

It was a pretty busy weekend, but it was so nice to get to see everyone! It will be so nice when we're living closer so that we can do these things more often!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bargain Hunter

Just a few pictures of us playing-she is so much fun!! Everyday is something new-I can't believe how interactive she is now! She's such a little girl too. She'll hug her doll and lay her down and put her blanket on her. Then pick her back up again and give her hugs and kisses. She'll put the doll up on her shoulder and then pat the dolls back as she walks around-then lays her back down and covers her up with the blanket! So fun to watch her, she's so sweet with the doll baby! I'll have to get some pictures or video of that for next time-it's too cute!


She's been taking her trick-or-treat bag and using it as a purse-she figured it out on her own-such a little girl!

When it slips off her shoulder she'll maneuver it back up-just like Mommy!

Such serious business to attend to here.

She's got the idea-trying to save a few dollars here and there...