Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sept and Oct so far

It seems like way too much work to put these photos in chronological order. My apologies in advance.

 We went to Colonial Williamsburg with Nate and Jan. We had perfect weather and it was pretty fun, but we didn't get to see as much as we could have had we not had to constantly corral two 17 month olds.

 Case in point. 

 Emma became very attached to Jan. Elin wasn't too happy about this.

 Oooooh, rocks!

 Rocks AND dirt?? It's like Christmas!


I was excited to use my stroller as a double!  

 Emma was very tired due to no naps.

 Bath time. 

 Story time.

Last week Emma and I went to an apple orchard with Megh. Emma was thrilled with all the attention from Aunt Megh.

 Happy dance.

 Wearing cleaning gloves just like Grandma.

 This is from Laura and Marty's wedding. Emma was so beyond tired and looks it, but I was just happy she didn't cry or fuss to get down. Victory!

 The whole Harrison clan.

 Emma loves lounging on our floor cushions. It's her fav spot in the family room.

 These two loved each other way more at the wedding than at the beach. There was no screaming and crying on Emma's part, and no hair pulling on Annie's part. I was very relieved.

 This is Emma telling me to give her doll a hug. Don't even try to tell me it's not the cutest thing ever, because you'd be lying.

 She was so happy I let her take TWO monkeys AND Paddington Bear to bed. 

 The face of a baby who lost her monkey in Costco.

 Dinosaur rides kept her from throwing a tantrum.

Documentation of Emma's product of choice when shoplifting. Yes, that's a thong. Yes, we had to go back to the store and return it. Love it.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Beach Week 2014

Since Andrew is doing an internship, vacation time has been zero days. This means he was unable to come to any of Shasta week with my family and he only went to two days of beach week. Sad for Andrew! And me, since I was without Andrew for these vacations. Watching a baby solo for so many weeks at a time is hard work. Especially around water.

Getting in as much time by the pool as possible.

 Sunday best.

 Emma is way into swings. For a few months it was touch a go, but now it's just go.

 This is pretty much how beach week went. Annie trying to hug Emma, play with her, put her pacifier back in, etc. Emma wanted none of it, hence why she is trying to get away from Annie. So sad. I'm sure next year it will be a different story, because they have no choice but to love each other.

 Oh sun, you are so bright. 

 Trying to get our annual jumping pic. Sometimes jumping is just hard.


 Lounging at the beach.

 Emma was constantly making a break for the water. Which was a little nerve-wracking. 

 Like really running to get to the waves. Just look at those arms pumping.

 I think this may be the only picture of me besides Sunday pictures. Andrew is usually the beach week photographer.

 Emma loves Aunt Katy.

Despite Andrew not being there, Emma's age made this beach vacation more fun than last year's. Can't wait for 2015's Beach Week!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Emma in Chicago

Right before we left for our first church meeting in Chicago. Emma is wearing my dress from when I was little.  Our meetinghouse is almost 5 miles away so we took public transportation to get there--but still ended up walking over a mile. I had like 10 blisters on my feet because I wore some new wedges. The upside: my legs looked fantastic so I'd say it was worth it.

On Monday Emma was a little more worn out than usual when I was making dinner....

She NEVER does this, so I knew she was coming down with something to make her fall asleep all over our teeny apartment (this is a different spot than the pic above).

Then a day later I changed her diaper and found this on her legs. So gross. I took her to urgent care the next day and they had no idea what caused it. So they told me to give her benadryl and it cleared up after one dose.  

She'd also had a fever for a few days and the doctor told me it was because of an ear infection. Poor baby! So I got lots of snuggles. 

Emma was even feeling sick enough to do this while I showered. She does not like it when I shower and don't let her play around in the tub so this was crazy. 

But it's also been pretty fun in Chicago. Emma loves how much time we spend outside finding things to do. This was at a splash pad in Millennium Park.

Stuck under the coffee table. This coffee table (that we did not pick out, our apartment came furnished) has very sharp corners so Andrew and I are always on edge since she still falls over constantly.

We took a walk along the lake. It was so beautiful! I loved looking at all the sailboats and yachts. Andrew and I kept picking out ones that we would purchase. Obviously mine looked like they came straight out of VH1's Yachts of the Rich and Famous.

There are a bunch of free events at the Pritzker Pavilion (sp) in Millennium Park, and since it's just a block away from our apartment we went to one last week. We brought a picnic dinner while we waited for the show to start. Emma was more interested in feeding us than eating it herself. 

The show was an orchestra performing Louis Armstrong and Etta James music, and Emma looooved it. She kept dancing and clapping her hands. It was adorable. As is everything else she does.

Andrew won tickets to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes from work so we took Emma with us (we don't have a babysitter yet). I had absolutely no desire to see this movie so I was kind of hoping Emma would freak out and I would have to take her out, but she did really well and only fussed a couple times. If only she behaved that well during church. The best part was the free popcorn and drinks we got. Score!