Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Emma is 11 months old!

My little Morning Glory is 11 months old and once again, I cannot believe it! Where on earth did 11 months go??!!!

She has been so busy this month! The major new thing she is doing is WALKING! She is all over the place! I really wasn't expecting an early walker, but I guess she had good motivation. She wants nothing more than to do whatever her big brother is doing and the fact that he can get around faster than her was really bugging her. It is so, so cute to watch her try to chase him or try to run from him when she secretly snuck one of his toys. And yes, she does run. Anyway, I love her little toddle.

We still only have two teeth, but she thinks that she can eat anything. She wants nothing to do with babyfood anymore, unless it is crunchies! One of her favorite things to eat is chicken and boy does she gobble that up!

She is saying mama and dada right now, but I swear that she said Rachel the other day, too. She does hold little conversations, you just can't tell what she is saying yet! She is great at pointing to let us know what she wants.

I love you baby girl! One more month until you turn 1 year old!

Monday, September 14, 2009

We sold our house and are now building a house in Katy!

Well technically we sold it a while ago. We closed at the end of August, but everything happened so fast. From the day that we accepted the offer, to the day that we closed and had to be out of the house, we had 11 days--talk about a whirlwind!

We moved in with my parents while we tried to decide where to buy and what to do. After looking in Cinco Ranch for a while, we decided that we liked it there, but that we didn't like any of the used houses that were for sale. So, we decided to build. I am in love with the house that we have chosen and can't wait to actually live in it! We just signed all the papers on Friday and we have already driven by our lot at least 3 or 4 times. We even met some of our neighbors!
We were able to pick our our brick and trim color on Saturday and go to the design center within the next 14 days to pick out the rest of our things. We are over the moon excited!

Emma is 10 months old!--the late edition

My poor blog has been neglected lately. So much has been going on, and I will fill you in on everything later. This post is dedicated to my little 10 month old Morning Glory.

Before I start her 10 month post, I never posted her 9 month pictures! So, here it is! THis is our last Lufkin picture, too!

It just seems like every single day my baby's personality is getting bigger and bigger. She is such a stubborn little girl that it makes me laugh and wonder what it is going to be like when she is 16. We are going to have our hands full, there is no doubt about that!

This month, Emma, you learned how to clap. You adore it when everyone claps for you. If, for some reason, we miss something that you think deems a round of applause, you promptly look around at all of us with the biggest grin on your face and just clap your little heart out until we all join in. I LOVE it!

Speaking of little grin, you have the sweetest one ever! You wrinkle up your little nose and just put everything you have into that smile. Your first two teeth came in this week, so it is no longer a toothless grin, but it is still just as cute.

You are cruising like crazy around everything and will be walking really soon. You are a total handful, but I love chasing and following you around. You go right where you know you are not supposed to go, then turn to me and smile, then continue on to the forbidden thing. I don't know how many times I have pulled you from the stairs!

You learned how to play peek a boo this month and love putting anything you can grab in front of your face to play. You squeeze your little eyes shut as hard as you can and then open them and peek around whatever you have in front of you.

You and Nathan are starting to whole sibling rivalry thing already. For some reason, you only want to play with his things and he is having a hard time sharing his "special" toys. The other day, you were playing with one of his toys and he grabbed it for you. Before anyone could make him give it back to you, you crawled after him with some sort of battle cry and tackled him down to the ground! You grabbed that toy back and crawled away. I think that Nathan was the most surprised out of all of us!

I love you, my spunky little girl! You and N are the best things that have ever happened to us and I couldn't be more thankful that you are a part of our family!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bring out the bubble wrap

I am probably the most over protective mother you will ever find. I didn't leave Nathan with anyone until after he was a year old--not even once. I am super careful with everything he does. I sanatize his hands constantly. He knows what germs are and now asks to wash his hands after we leave every playground, inside and out.

None of that over protectiveness saved us from what happened on Saturday. My poor baby boy fell off of the swing at the playground. He flew straight in the air at the highest point and then fell right on the ground. He screamed and cried. I thought he was fine afterwards, though because he stopped crying and things went back to normal. Sunday he didn't complain at all. Monday, it was a different story. He slipped and fell and landed on his arm again. Again, he cried and cried and just layed in my lap for a long time. After a while, daddy came home and Nathan ran to give him a highfive. It hurt my poor baby and he cried again. I knew right then that something was wrong.

I took him to the doctor today and they sent us to an orthopedic specialist. His little arm is broken. My baby has a broken arm. I feel like the most horrible parent ever.

The doctor asked him what color cast he wanted. He promptly answered pink. I told him that he needed to pick another color because daddy wouldn't be too thrilled with a pink cast. He chose manly blue. I love that little man.

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