Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Ride on a Sled and other exciting stuff!

We got our first real snowfall today! Emily got all bundled up and we took a few runs down our front yard in the sled.

She really liked the snow until she leaned back. Decided we didn't like LYING in the snow.

Emily is getting to a point where she smiles whenever she sees the camera. Marty, not so much.

Marty has been so helpful in licking all the snot off my stuffed up baby. She's not sure if she likes that or not.

We've been experimenting with all sorts of new foods. We ate lots of new stuff while in Disney World - fruit, ice cream, waffles, turkey. So when we got home I picked up some Zweback Toast. She LOVES gnawing on this!

Disney Highlights

Here are some of our pictures from Walt Disney World from over Martin Luther King Day weekend. If you'd like to see all the pictures, they're on Snapfish at http://www2.snapfish.com.

"I'm ready for the sun and the lines, Mom!"

Emily with the first character she was awake for... she handled it really well! Loved the Genie and all the rest of the characters she "met" during our trip.

Emily liked the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Mommy wanted to vomit.

Christina with a monorail car to herself! This is what happens if you stay at the Magic Kingdom until 11 pm.

Baloo and King Louie could not get enough of Emily at Animal Kingdom. I had to tell them several times that the baby had an older sibling waiting for autographs.

Emily, Daddy and Christina at the Hoop De Doo Revue. Good food and entertainment! (and drinks for Mommy and Daddy)

Emily sang and waved through the entire show!

When we got back to the hotel, Emily had her first swim in the pool!

Christina goofing off at Mexico at Epcot.

Emily goofing off in Norway at Epcot.
The girls in "China"... Emily fell asleep.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Years and Fun with Food

For New Year's Eve, our friends and their kids came to celebrate. We ate, danced for hours, played the Wii, and almost everyone made it to midnight (the two boys didn't).

Photos from the dance party:

Emily just kind of watched. She occasionally bounced around in her exersaucer, but she mostly just watched the big girls dance.

Bumbo seats are NOT made for 5 year old boys.

We've been having fun exploring solid foods. Emily still loves to sit in her high chair and eat.

This day, we had prunes! She goes "num num num num" as she eats something she likes. She will get excited and motion with her hands when she wants more.

Here, she's laughing at Sadie trying to lick the baby food off her hands, and eventually her face.
And when we get tired of waiting for Mommy to bring the spoon to her, she will suck on the side of the high chair. I guess it feels good on her gums?

Here she is enjoying dinner.

Making a total mess, and getting tired.
But look who is feeding her!!! As Emily is getting older, and more interactive, Christina is taking a little more interest in her sister. So the other night, as I was trying to feed Emily and get our dinner made, Christina offered to feed the baby. And notice, she's SMILING while feeding Emily!!!

Also note, the dogs are hovering. Circling Emily like vultures. They sit and wait for Emily to lean over the side, smile and put out her hand to pet the dogs, then they lick all the food off her little fingers. If she leans over too far, they hop up and get the food on her face too. It's a nightmare!