Thursday, January 21, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Trav celebrated his 3oth birthday on the 18th of January. This is my weak attempt at being the Cake Boss :)
Emma and the Birthday Boy

T also wanted pancakes for dinner---Emma is helping shake up the batter.

Ok...this is not birthday related, but happened around the same time. I would say that this is yogurt eating gone bad :) She definitely had fun eating it!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Routine

Ok...we have yet ANOTHER morning routine. Emma has begun going to her 4th sitter in 11 read it correctly...FOURTH!!! The first sitter wanted to go back into the classroom, the second sitter wanted to be more available to help her child who was having trouble in school, the third sitter was a temp sitter (for 3 months) while we waited for an opening in the 4th sitter's house. WHEW...makes me tired just to think of it. It also makes it look like Em is a challenging child who is getting kicked out of multiple places. I think that ALL 4 sitters (plus T and I) would agree that Em is a piece of cake kiddo. I need to keep this statement for when she is 13 :)

So...I digress :)

Our morning routine has yet changed again, but this time it is for the better!!!! Wanda (sitter #4) feeds Em breakfast, lunch and a PM snack...WOW...what a difference that makes!

Our old routine: T dresses Em, I feed Em breakfast, sometimes throwing together a lunch for Em, myself, or both of us and RUSH out the door---usually forgetting to do something important.

New routine: T dresses Em, I get a cup of coffee, Em gets her milk and a book and we read together. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I would not trade our 30 minutes of hanging out for anything! Yes, we could get her up a bit later, but then we would just be rushed trying to speed out the door to get to our destinations on time.

Notice the sippy cup in the cup holder :)

I love you Emma Grace and I will cherish these moments always!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lil' Helper

Trav takes a suitcase to all of the games he refs. He rolls it in, rolls it out each game night. Em is VERY intrigued by the suitcase and was trying to pull it herself. I decided to put her on the handle and see if she would enjoy a little bit of a ride. Obviously, it was a big hit. Lela got Em her own rolling suitcase for Christmas, so she can be just like her daddy. Em and I went out to help T with the BIG job of raking leaves in the backyard. Em needed to work on her technique at first, but then got the hang of it.

Taking a break to examine the leaves.
Don't forget the flowerbed!
Em was very curious about the knots in the fence.
Hmmmmm...what is on the other side?