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Critter Corner

We (and by "we" I really mean Michael) worked outside on Sunday! It was a beautiful day and Emma had fun sitting outside in her exersaucer watching her daddy - even though mommy slathered her down with sunblock! While we were outside Michael showed me a visitor we have dwelling in the front flower bed. Look closely (click to view a larger image) b/c he really blends in. This little frog is under the same rock every day Michael said!

After a while Emma & I decided to go next door to visit for a while and in a short while there was a knock on our neighbor's door - it was Michael. He had a bucket in tow and said he wanted to show our neighbor's little boy something. While he was working in the flower bed in the back yard he came upon this fellow wandering through the flowers:

He never poked his head out for us, but after he finished working outside Michael took him off to some water and said that when the turtle saw the water he started hauling butt for it and swam of…

Crocodile Tears

Two seconds before this picture my baby girl was crying - you can see the tears still in her eyes. She just wanted her daddy to hold her I think!

Play me a song...


Emma and I are watching Playhouse Disney - before that we watched the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Did this replace the Mickey Mouse Club? I used to watch that all the time when I was little, but I haven't seen in on the Disney Channel. Emma likes to listen to the music! I bought her a xylophone this weekend - it's a very small one  with four "keys" shaped like a baby grand piano! She loves it! She'll be laying on the floor playing and I'll start hitting the keys and she just grins so big! Maybe that means she'll have an ear for music! That would be great - there is a lot of musical talent on my side of the family, but I didn't get any of it! I do like to listen, though and if you know her daddy you know that he loves music, too! Emma has actually been to a few concerts already! When I was pregnant we went to a few and I swear she was dancing to the music! Ha ha!

We've had a good weekend. Mine started on Thursday and I got a very good start to my weeken…


Jamie & Steven found out they are having a little girl!!! Congratulations! Now I can go shopping for my new little niece!!!

Update part 2

So, what else is going on? I thought about making yesterday's post a draft until I could really finish it, but then I thought short posts would be better on the eyes for everyone!

Saturday after taking Emma to the beach with Elaine I came home to a house full of people! Everyone came over to watch the Rockets since that was the first day of the playoffs - it was also a crawfish boil & fish fry as it turns out! It was a lot of fun and good food!

Sunday was a bit more relaxing, though we did have company again. My parents and Grannie came over to visit since she was in town for the weekend! Grannie doesn't get to see Emma as often as any of us would like, so I take advantage of every opportunity for her to visit! She got a kick out of watching Emma in her exersaucer! She was also impressed with Michael's mad gardening skills and checked out all the new flowers and plants and the veggies he's got sprouting! Emma will have garden fresh squash in no time!

Monday started an…

Time for an update...

It is starting to look like a photoblog around here these days! I have just been so busy I haven't had time for much more than posting pics, though.

We've made some progress in the sleep department, though. Emma has moved to her own room in her own bed and is starting to sleep through the night! Thank you baby girl!!! It is so nice! She has also started eating veggies - we started with carrots!! She really seems to like them a lot, too! This past weekend she and I spent the afternoon at the beach with Elaine - that was her first beach trip. I bought her a cute little bikini, but she didn't wear it b/c I didn't have any intentions of putting her in the water - this summer, though. It's still too cold for her I think! I think she had a good time, though. I slathered her down with spf 50 sunblock, but didn't put any on me so I have a farmer's sunburn as a result!! LOL!

Otherwise, it's just been work, school, and family keeping me busy day to day! Well, and p…

Such a cool girl!

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First beach trip w/ Auntie Elaine

My Sweet Girl

Emma loves her new exersaucer and I love it b/c I can get cute pictures of her while she plays!

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Emma's new toy! She loves this!

She had a stimulating day...

but I think she is finally down for the night! Or at least for a few hours - yes, Emma is still waking up at night. Usually only once a night, but she should be stating to sleep through the night now, especially since we're eating cereal like a big girl now! I do feel like we're regressing a little bit, too though b/c when she does wake up now it seems to be taking longer for her to go back to sleep. Before she would wake up, eat, and then go right back to sleep when I laid her back down. Now, she just wants to sit up and talk! She isn't fussing - she's just awake! Michael and I are exhausted, but it's still hard not to laugh sometimes b/c she is just sitting there jabbering on and on to herself and it's really cute to listen, too. I would enjoy it more, though if it were during daylight hours!

Today was our community garage sale. We didn't put anything in it this year, but we were up early still. Michael and our neighbor drove around to see what was out and…

15 minutes until my weekend starts... is my Friday!! I had a doctor's appointment scheduled for tomorrow, but it's been moved - which is actually good b/c I have so much to get done tomorrow.

 We're going to be gone most of Saturday to a couple's shower that is a couple hours away from home. I am one of the hostesses so I have to get stuff done for that, too. I also am going to try to get a ton of work done on my paper - I am about 1/3 of the way finished with it. I want to finish is completely (or at least enough to get a critique from my professor) by next week - so tomorrow morning during Emma's long morning nap is when I hope to get most of that done!

It's been such a busy week up here - it has just flown by!! I sure hope the rest of the weekend is as beautiful as it is today. I didn't want to come back in from lunch today!

Oh and I found out I am going to be moving yet again. I'll only be moving one floor down, but that still means I have to rebox everything that I just got un…

Easter Bow

Happy Easter!

 This is the first time I ever put a bow in her hair...Michael was unsure about it, but like I told him, she is a girl after all. There have to be bows at some point! She didn't seem to mind it, though b/c she never pulled on it! It was cute, but not a daily accessory for her!

Coolest Camera Bag Evah!

My new camera bag came yesterday! It is just fabulous and just the perfect size!! It's actually the smallest in this series, but is just right for me...though if I add one more lens or a flash I might have to upgrade! It's so comfortable to wear, too and I love the all weather cover for it and it's so accessible! Now traveling will be so much easier - before I was carrying several little bags to accomdate everything! Now, if only my tripod fit in there!! Ha ha!

Go check out the rest of the views at Flickr...

Time for an update

We had such a nice weekend!! Friday was my day off and Emma's 4 month appointment. She weighed in at 15 pounds and 2 ounces and was 25.5 inches long!! She is growing so well! We're adding cereal to our diet on a regular basis now and eating it with a spoon!! After three weeks of that it will be on to veggies!! She is such a big girl now! She is jabbering all the time now and rolling over all the time now! She responds so much more and giggles a lot, too! (Every sentence has an exclaimation point b/c all this is exciting stuff!!! )

Okay, there was a little unhappy part about her appointment, but nothing too bad. She has a slight ear infection - probably left over from the little cold she had a couple weeks ago. And her left eye was still watering quite a bit, so her doctor put her on antibiotics and ear drops to help clear them both up. Since Friday her eye hasn't watered at all and she doesn't seem to be bothered by her ear, though actually she never did. We go back in …