Thursday, December 17, 2009

true peace

This is what they mean by peace on earth! So sweet!

Em and her teddy

This is Em's new teddy bear/friend. It was a gift from a receptionist at my salon. I brought it home the other night and now she smiles at it while she's getting her diaper changed. Nate brought her out holding it and it was just so cute. She was also hungry at the time and tried to nurse of his nose! hahaha!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our first family Christmas

The weekend after Thanksgiving was our time to put up our tree and decorations. It was a little different than last year...This time around we did things much faster and less detailed! It's funny how things change when a baby arrives! We waited until Em went down for her nap and like usual we listened to Christmas tunes and drank hot chocolate. Nate hooked the bulbs while I put them on the tree. We were both a little tired that day but it was still special all the same. It is so exciting this year knowing we are now our own little family in our own little house! We can't wait until Em can help with all our holiday traditions!

Christmas fun!

Sophie playing in the snow

Look at all those stockings!

Emmalyn got tuckered out!

Soph points out her favorites

What a festive spread!

Ready for the oven!

Decorating cookies with Sophie at Pa and T's house has been one of my favorite things I've done this Christmas season! She was so good at cutting out the shapes and putting lots and lots of sprinkles on all the cookies. She even put up some snow on Pa and T's trees for them. How pretty! ;) She was so proud!

It's Christmas time again...

There were a few warm days back in November that Nate decided he would get the Christmas lights up. We are glad now that they went up a little early! These 20-something degree days have been bitter! Brrrrr!! Nate did such a great job decorating our first home. I made a faux potterybarn style wreath by the front door. I tried to get Nate to buy "Griswold bulbs" but he just laughed, I think he thought I was kidding! Maybe next year when Em knows a little more about what's going on around her he will go all out!

Friday, December 4, 2009

getting stronger!

Emmalyn has been using her neck muscles an awful lot lately. Everyday she gets better with holding her head up on her own. My friend gave us her sons bumbo chair that he had out grown so I thought I would see how well she did in it. It was so cute! She tried so hard to keep that heavy head up but unfortunatley it only would work for her for about 15 seconds before she would slowly fall over! I managed to capture a shot in those few seconds...I think she looks just like her Auntie Heather in the bottom picture!

Just like cousin Annie!

There are mornings when I just don't want to get up for the day just yet! I know all you moms know what I am talking about... the 6am feeding that means it's 7 by the time you get them changed and fed. Still too early to get up and get going for me, so on those days I let Emmalyn come in our bed and take her morning "nap." I of course can't go to sleep because 1, I can't stop staring at her and 2, I am so afraid of smothering her! I at least get to lay down! The other day I got up at 9 but Emmalyn was still snoozing so I just left her in the "big girl bed" just like her cousin Annie is in now! She looks so tiny in that big bed! It was too cute not to document. This one's for you Annie Bananie!