Friday, May 5, 2017

The Cousins Picture

I like to get the boys and Em together for a cousins picture each visit. It's a little like herding cats.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Emma's Work Portfolio

Emma's school puts together work portfolios for each of the students. These are some of the pages...

I'm really glad she likes her name! :) Uncle Drew and her friend Brynn also made the list. 

We knew she was BFFs with Addison... apparently they like building stuff together. 

"Less than impressed" is good description for Emma most days. :P

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Halloween Hedgehog Style

This was Emma's second Halloween and she definitely got the concept. A long time ago I saw a picture of a toddler in a Hedgehog costume. I decided this year, against all reason, that I would make her costume. It wasn't too hard... brown hoodie and leggings... and a whole lot of felt! I think it turned out pretty good. :) Ian and Em would come home to drop off loot. She was clearly tired but she had the biggest smile and insisted on going back out. Her highlight the night was getting to visit a couple houses with our neighbor Brynn. Too cute! 

We had exactly 100 Trick or Treaters come to the door. No general costume trends... maybe Pokemon... but there were only a couple of those. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Em and Drew Hanging Out

:O We get to see Uncle Drew tomorrow! Funny pictures but I'm distracted by the ivy. These were taken in May... crazy growth this year! 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Close Up

Lips. Cheeks. Curls. Baby blues. She makes me happy when skies are sunny. (yes, I'm the opposite of most people... sunny days = awful). 

She's still a little stinker.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brittany Upgraded: Emma Edition

I have been slowly working through Brittany Upgraded again. I dance. I yoga. I move more. But this was the best thing ever... this makes a really long, super sweaty workout even better. Love this girl. 

Emma stretched with me. 

Okay, now you're just showing off.

Whoa.. reaching for both feet.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Bed Head Emma

These were taken back in April. Out of control bed head (also, slightly disgruntled). 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Farmer's Picnic

Back in June, we attended the Farmer's Picnic at Steckle Homestead. Unfortunately, it was raining but they have a big barn to hold events. There was a nice sausage dinner and frozen yogurt. But Emma's highlight had to have been singing and dancing with Erick Traplin. :) Check out the video... especially the last clip... Ian got called up! 

Checking out the giant cow...

She looked so little among the other kids...

Mommy and Em.

Daddy and Em.

Emma volunteered and Ian got volun-told. :P

Meeting piggies!

That face!


Soaking wet fam...

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Emma's Favorite Visitor

Uncle Drew is finishing up school and hasn't been available for board game weekends. This was taken back in April (holy crap the changes in Emma!). She still talks often about her favorite weekend visitor. :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tot & Now Sometimes Me

Emma is now in the Tot & Sometimes Me swim classes. Last weekend, we had our first class where I exited the pool. The instructor let us know that it was time. I was slightly confused.. unsure how Emma would react. I headed to the locker room but was hesitant to have her out of my sight. As I was changing, I heard a kid screaming their head off. It sounded exactly like Emma. I changed (feeling guilty) and headed to the gallery to watch with Ian and G-Ma. Turns out, Emma was totally cool. No crying. No screaming. Let the instructor hold her and float a bit. 

Below is an extremely blurry picture but it's all the evidence I have of her fantastic day. So relieved!