Friday, February 29, 2008
Jacob made this dinosaur out of duplo blocks (He loves to build!). Notice that he even gave it a mouth!
My sister, Katie, bought Emmaline this shirt for her birthday. It has my favorite sunflowers on it and I love the phrase, "Made You Smile" because you can't help but smile when you look at Emmy.
Gabrielle was so excited to put on this shirt that my mom bought her because it had a skating monkey with a banana split sundae on it. She was not so excited about getting her picture taken, however!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
This might not look like a big deal, but this is the first time that she has sat herself up by herself. I was so proud of her!
So, our day goes on, and we go to the audiologist for a hearing test. Emmaline's left ear is testing the same with mild to moderate loss. Her right ear tested a little worse than last time due to some congestion (she's got a runny nose and is teething on that side), but it wasn't bad enough to cause concern on anyone's part. Our audiologist, Sarah, said that it is really hard to get accurate hearing tests in the winter because of all the illnesses going around. We go back in May to see the ENT dr. and have another hearing test done. Please continue to pray that Emmy will regain complete hearing in her left ear...God worked a miracle in her right one (Sarah still talks about it) and we know He can do the same in the left if He chooses to.
When we got home from the audiologist, I put Emmaline down on the floor in the living room so I could go make lunch. No sooner was she on the floor than she started doing this:
It may be hard to tell from the picture, but she is pushing up on her hands and knees! Seems that she decided to save a lot of "firsts" for today. What a big girl!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Getting some cuddles from Daddy
The Craft Table
Reading books with Mrs. Glenda
Emmaline's Barn Cake
***all cakes and cupcakes were made by my Mom, a.k.a. Mimi
Some of the cupcakes
Emmy's personal cake
Typical First Birthday Party Meltdown
Snuggling with Mommy
"Are we done yet?"
Emmy's new ride
Jacob and Ellie racing chairs
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Jacob, Gabrielle, and Cousin Colton
The Two Andys:
The one on the left is my brother and the one on the right is my nephew
Emmaline enjoys a birthday cookie...her first taste of sugar!
Emmy loved this gift bag...it looks just like the old Fisher-Price farm set, complete with door that "moos" when you open it. She cried when I took the bag away from her!
Playing with her shapes boxes from Auntie Angel and Uncle Gary
Emmy and her first set of dishes
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Down the driveway with Papaw
Sledding with Mimi
Emmaline was nice and toasty in her stroller...so much so that she was even able to take a nap while the rest of us played in the snow!
Ellie's favorite part of sledding was eating the snow.
Jacob liked making snow angels
Nathan joined us for a few rides down the driveway after lunch.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Her new "Little Mermaid" jammies
Emmaline with her new onesies and elephant toy
Nathan and I
(Jacob took this picture and did a really good job!)
I got to pick them out this year...I had a B2G1 coupon at Yankee Candle so I got three new jar candles. Then, I got 50 sweetheart roses for $2.99 from Aldi. Each bunch had 25 in it and they were B1G1.
"If only my arms were a tad bit longer!"