Not much to update you on this week, things are just humming along nicely for our family. We submitted our applications for mine and Emma's passports on Monday, and had to expedite them to make sure we get them back before our trip. Emma's passport photo was the cutest thing ever!
She is my happy little baby!
Matt has been in training for his new job for the last 2 weeks, and he has about 6 more weeks to go. His hours changed, so he can't pick up Emma from Anne's house after work, so I've rearranged my schedule at work to leave at 4 p.m. instead of 5:30 p.m. I also have to go in earlier, which is sooo hard. I am such a baby when it comes to waking up early. I have to leave the house by 5:30 a.m. to make it to work by 6:30 a.m., which means this crab apple girl has to wake up around 4:30 a.m. to get ready. I keep telling myself, it's only for 6 more weeks... and then after that, it will be time for Mexico! I think that will be a good reward for having to be up at such a horrendous hour. The bright side to this, is that I leave when it's still sunny out, and also that I get to spend more time with Emma in the evenings. I guess I've gotta take the good with the bad!
I just planned Emma's first birthday party today as well. I am not sure exactly how it will turn out, as this will be my first attempt at a baby birthday party, but life is an adventure and you just have to jump in and buckle your seat belt. I haven't decided on a theme, but I've got about 3 weeks until the party, so I'm sure I will figure something out (I am the definition of a procrastinator). I have decided what food I will make (go figure, I plan the food portion first). I have been wanting to make these for a while, and figured that these will go perfect at Emma's party:
|Ham and Cheese Sliders|
It is so crazy that Emma is going to be one! Where did 2011 go?! I was thinking yesterday, that this time last year, I was desperately wanting to be done with pregnancy, and I even left on maternity leave 2 weeks early in hopes that I would have Emma and not be so miserable. The time has gone by too fast.
I booked an appointment for Emma to have her "1 year old" pictures taken for the 24th of February. Matt can't take off work, so it will just be the two of us. I am nervous because taking a child anywhere is always unpredictable. You never know if they are on the verge of a meltdown... wish me luck!
Emma is so much fun at this stage in her life, she is picking up on so many things. I know she understands what we are saying and doing, she just can't reciprocate it yet. Last night, there was an unopened bag of mini-marshmallows on the edge of the couch, and Emma crawled right over to it and picked it up, trying to open it and get the deliciousness that was inside. After a few seconds, she threw the bag on the floor frustrated. Then she looked right at me, and picked up the bag and put it in my lap and waited for me to open it. I couldn't help but laugh! She is too smart for her own good. She does this with books and with toys she can't get to work-- she knows that we can do it, and will put a book in my lap for me to read to her, or she will dump a toy in my lap for me to help her with.
Still no teeth yet! I know they're in there somewhere, because she gnaws on everything that she can fit in her mouth. Hopefully she will just wake up one morning with teeth, and we can skip the whole, "painful teething toddler" saga.
Well, this post wouldn't be complete without some pictures of Emma! :)
|Now you see Sasha...|
|And now you don't! Emma has figured out how to lift up the crib skirt and find Sasha in her hiding spot|