Monday, July 26, 2010

For the nursery...

We found this piece of furniture yesterday at the thrift store. It is so perfect for Emmeline's room. I just can't stand how cute it is, with it's rounded to and short stature. It needs a little work, but only on the finish. It is a little "distressed," so I have to decide whether to go farther with that or clean up the finish. What do y'all think?

I love thrifting!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Emmeline's favorite book for bedtime has ling been Goodnight Moon. No different from many children, to be sure. My mom put her to bed the other night and noticed something new. Upon arriving at the "goodnight nobody, goodnight mush" page, Emmeline must pause for a "taste" of mush and then say "mmmm."

No one taught her this. She just saw a spoon in a bowl and knew it was food. Tonight we went back for more mush four times.

Kids are smart. Really, scary smart.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Emmeline - 1 year

Oh. My. Goodness.  I can't believe that she is a year old.  Let's see how we got here.

Seconds old.

One month.  All swaddled and big smiles.

Two months.  New hairdo!

Three months.  Sitting pretty!

Four months.  Loves her paci!

Five months.  Sweet cheeks!

Six months.  Even with an ear infection, she's all smiles!

Seven months.  Sweet toothy smiles.

Eight months.  Pretty in pink, and getting more curious.

Nine months.  Into everything!

Ten months.  So happy to be outside!

Eleven months.  Here I come, ready or not!

One year.  Steppin' out!

My girl has had a great month, with only a little bit of sickness thrown in.  She started walking (at camp, big surprise) and is a master crawler.  Emmeline's intellect seems to be expanding exponentially.  All of a sudden, she is doing a great job communicating with us, and in less baby-like ways.  

Her vocabulary includes: Mama, Dada, wuh-wuh (the answer to the question "what does a puppy dog say" and the dogs themselves), du (duck), doh (dog), tya tya (thank you), ba ba (don't know what that one means), hi, bye and many many other noises.  She also does well making her needs know in ways without words, including pointing, grunting, screaming and screeching!  

She loves playing and reading books.  She has a few toys that are favorites, but loves the books the best.  She loves babbling to herself in the mirror.  Another new fun game is throwing the ball to us, and catching it when we roll it back to her.

She follows simple instructions very well.  She can stand up, walk, help get herself dressed, and give hugs when asked.  She is starting to get frustrated when she doesn't get what she wants, which is usually a product of her inability to communicate what she wants to us.  I'm just thinking that it is a terrible two's temper tantrum preview.  I'm just really proud that she is doing such a good job getting her point across.  We'll work on volume control next!

Still not sleeping well...  She's just about the sweetest think other than that, so I'll call it even, I guess.