Monday, February 25, 2008
He'll be gone 8 weeks before we get to see him again - I think during that time he can write letters, though and after so many weeks he'll get to make a phone call, too. I cannot believe he is so grown. I still see him as my little nephew, but he isn't a kid anymore - he's a grown man!
I'm excited for him. Sad he'll be gone, but it won't be long before we get to see him again and hopefully he'll get stationed in Houston. He gets to create a Wish List of where he wants to go and of course Houston is his first choice! He wants to go into Search and Rescue - says he'll be happier saving lives than if he had to take lives in another branch of the military. I wasn't surprised to hear him say this either - that's the kind of man Macon is and I'm proud of him!
We love you Macon and wish you all the best in this next chapter of your life!!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Hmmm...kinda takes away from the excitement of getting my MBA, though. I mean, I have a goal right in front of me that I am about to accomplish and I don't really feel the excitement/relief of finishing b/c I keep focusing on what I have to do next. Maybe I should just forget about it for right now and enjoy that I am about to be done with grad school!!! Michael says I should get it over with and start right back - sooner I start the sooner I finish those last few accounting courses. We'll see! I do need to check my application for graduation.
I am excited about getting hooded, though - particularly b/c my management professor this semester keeps building us up about it!! Every class just about he has mentioned it I think b/c about half of us graduate in May. LOL!
Well, I've been up already since about 3:00am and the alarm is going to go off in just a minute so I need to go get ready for work!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
She has also learned to climb up on things - as I have already posted about. Anything she can get on top of she will - last night it was the unopened box of pampers we had just bought! Size 4, btw. We just moved up to those! According to the doctor she's on the skinny side - only in the 25-50 percentile for her weight, but in the 90's for height. So, it took us a while to get out of the size 3 diapers. Honestly, I don't think she's skinny!! She's got plenty cute to squeeze!
Something new she started this weekend is saying "Uh Oh" and crossing her arms! I don't know where she picked up the arm crossing from!! It's very cute, though. I tried to get a good picture of her doing it last night, but I guess I'm going to have to video it b/c she'll cross her arms and then off she goes and is just a blur on the camera! That's what most pictures are of her these days b/c she is on the go so much - just an Emma blur! I'll try to get a video, though to post of her crossing her arms. As for the "Uh Oh" I'm sure she picked that up at the baby-sitter's! It's cute too, of course!
She also says "No no no" quite a bit...hmmm, I just wonder where she heard that before! I've been trying to speak positively to her instead of just saying "No no" all the time - like when she opens the kitchen cabinets I'll ask her to close them and when she does there are lots of applause. She loves this so now anytime she sees something open (dishwasher, cabinet, fridge) she closes it - no matter if I'm still using it! However, we did have to resort to childproofing the cabinets that had cleaner in them in the kitchen. Too much risk as last time she pulled out the little dispenser I keep bleach in and proceeded to put it in her mouth like it was a sippy cup. Luckily it had a lid and I caught her right away. She can't open that door anymore, though! Anyway...I digress - she has heard "No, no, no..." a few times obviously from us and now loves to tell us "No, no, no..." as well!! Guess she thinks she's big enough to do that and cute enough to get away with it. Oh wait - she is!!
We took her to the zoo a couple weeks ago - she had fun, but honestly I think she enjoyed watching all the other kids rather than the animals. Typical! She does love being outside, though. We don't have a huge park in our neighborhood, but she always has so much fun when we go out there. She loves to swing! We need to get her swing hung up at home since the weather seems to be improving around here now.
Another new thing Emma enjoys is the webcam! We talk to my parents online and she gets the biggest kick out of seeing them on the monitor. She blows them kisses and tries to give them bites of whatever she has and touches their faces on the screen. It's cute. She also is developing a great imagination. She loves to feed her babies w/ the spoons & cups & bowls from her little kitchen set. And she has started picking up imaginary "stuff" from inside things and giving it to us. I don't know what she is imagining that she is giving us, but it must be delicate as she pinches it with two fingers and places it in our hands - the she pats on top of it in our hands - guess she has to make sure it stays there! LOL!
I can't believe how big she is getting and how much she is learning. It's so much fun just to sit back and watch her work! Oh, speaking of work, that's what I better get back to!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
So, I went downstairs and he met me in the circle drive of our office with this pretty vase of flowers and a card tied around it and a box of candy hearts tucked inside the envelope with the card! I asked him if he was going to come upstairs and he said no, so then I asked what he was going to do and he said, "I'm going to get Emma and then we're going home!!" LOL! So, he and Emma are at home now - but he'll have to come back later to get the food I ordered for our dinner tonight. Isn't my honey the sweetest???
Here are the flowers & a picture of the sign! He wouldn't let me bring the sign up to the office with me, though so I had him send me a picture. I wish I had a picture of him holding it up for me, though!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Last night, though on the way to pick up Emma I passed a McD's and remembered about Redbox! That is the coolest thing evah! I had never used it before. Cheap, quick, easy! They emailed me a receipt and this morning when I dropped it off (b/c it's a McDonald's on the way to the babysitter) by the time I got into my office there was an email waiting on me letting me know that my movie had been returned! Awesome! It was even cheaper than if we had bought it off pay per view! The only thing better would have been if that machine could have given me a cup of McDonald's good coffee!!!
So, about the movie. It was pretty good. Lots of digital enhancements! Lots of blood and gore!! Michael wasn't into it so he played football! LOL! I did love the story-teller, though. I liked listening to him and okay, I have to admit all those abs were hard to turn away from! ;) All in all it was a good movie, but I was more impressed with Redbox!!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Friday was my daddy's birthday and my brother-in-law's! I missed posting the b'day wishes for them. Shame on me! Friday was also my day off & Emma had a doctor's appointment early that morning. It was a follow up to when she was sick a few weeks ago. The doctor said that everything looks good. She HATED having the doctor look into her little ears and it was traumatic trying to hold her down for this, but we made it through. I told Michael, though that he has to go with me next time! Afterwards we drove to my parents' house to spend the day with my daddy on his birthday. That evening after Michael got home from work we drove out to his parents' house to celebrate his brother's birthday with family & friends. Emma also got to see her little cousin Katelynn. She is always so excited to see her!!
Saturday mother had a birthday dinner for my daddy, but before she had scheduled that Michael had already told a friend he would go to a hunting show with him so he had to miss the dinner. So, when he left early that morning Emma and I left at the same time and spent the day with my parents again and then had dinner with everyone that night to celebrate daddy's birthday.
Sunday Michael and I got up early to get ready for the Superbowl. We had invited friends/family over to watch the game. It turned out really well, though a few people weren't able to make it (there were quite a few people home sick - I hope it all doesn't come back around to us. I don't want to go through the ick again!) - all of whom had little ones so Emma ended up being the only kiddo there! She had a good time, though and our neighbor popped in and out with her little boy so they played a while, too. We missed everyone who couldn't make it, but still had a houseful and a lot of yummy goodies! Found out that Emma likes meatballs, too!! She walked around with one in her hand for about 1/2 an hour slowly eating on it!! By the end of the evening she was pooped from all the activity and passed out before everyone left!
I changed my desk calendar yesterday, too. I need to get March done now so it will be ready. The way time is just zooming by this month will be over as quickly as January was!!