Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas in The Woodlands!

We live in The Woodlands, TX part of the time and a few weekends ago I took these pictures while we were out shopping.

This is the big tree in the middle of Market Street.

Here is my little monkey trying not to have her pic taken!

She gave in a little bit and let me snag a couple pics.

Checking out the big tree up close.

Thanksgiving 2010

This year we spent Thanksgiving Day at Brian's parents house. My parents came over and my brother. Along with Brian's brother and his wife and mother in law. And Brian's Aunt and Cousin. We ended a fantastic meal. My dad fried a turkey and it was soooo good! Brian's parents cooked a ham that was also very good. We had tons of casseroles and salads and sweets! We had a nice time relaxing and visiting.

Here is my dad carving the turkey.

Here is the yummy turkey all cut up and ready to feast on!

The ham and strawberry salad.

The chicken dressing, giblet gravy and candied yams. That is just a portion of the food we enjoyed on this day of giving thanks!

Emme Claire and her Grammy (Brian's mom).

Emme Claire wearing her turkey outfit that I made her! It looked so cute on her!

Grammy, Emme Claire and Aunt Dean

Emme Claire eating some Thanksgiving lunch!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Getting ready for more pics!

I took these pics about 3 weeks ago before her 18 month pic session with Baby Blues. I had bought these dresses a few weeks before and had never tried them on her so I thought it might be a good idea to see how they looked on her. Of course they were super cute on my little buggy! She had lots of fun twirling around in the fluffy pink dress!
By the way, the pics turned out fantastic! The photographer was Baby Blues Photography in West Monroe, LA. She has been taking Emme Claire's pics since she was a newborn.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Peek A Boo!!!

Emme Claire had her 18 month pediatrician check up last week and she got a great report. The doctor said she was such a well behaved child. (little does she know! haha!) All the development questions that the doctor asked us about Emme had already surpassed the average development of a child her age. She was in the 49th percentile for her weight 24lbs 7oz, which means she is exactly the right weight for her age. And she was in the 98th percentile for her height, 33 1/2 inches, which means she is taller than the average child her age. She got a flu shot and one of her immunization shots. One in each thigh and she cried so hard. Poor baby doesn't like shots. :( She will have to go back in one month to get the 2nd flu shot. Apparently you have to get 2 shots when you are her age.

EC used to sleep in her own bed until she got RSV and then we let her sleep with us in her Nap Nanny so that she would be elavated and we could keep an eye on her. That was in January or February of this year. Well, that made her never want to go back to her bed. Big mistake! So she has been sleeping with us all this time. Well we are in the TX house right now (been here for a week) and when we got here I decided we would start making her sleep in her crib. We have tried it in the past but she always cried so hard and for so long that we would always give in and pick her up and let her sleep with us. But this week I have not given in! Tonight is the 8th night for her to sleep in her crib! Yay!!! It has not been easy at all but I'm determined that she will continue to sleep in her crib. So far so good! I know it is better for her to sleep in her own bed and better for Brian and I too. It would be great if when we get back to the LA house she will decide she loves sleeping in her own crib but I doubt that will happen.

Oh, tonight Emme said a new word. Apple! She said is several times.
Something else she says that is so cute is "Ta Da!". Like after she does something that she thinks is good she says it. It's so adorable! :) For instance, tonight we were out eating at P.F. Chang's and she was snacking on some Froot Loops while we were waiting for our food. She started stacking them up on top of each other and when she would get a few stacked up she would say "Ta Da!". haha!

The child loves bracelets! I found these for her to wear in a recent photo shoot where she was going to be dressed like a rocker chick in some of the pics. She found them and proceeded to put every last one of them on. I believe there are 12 in all.

And there they all are.

Ready to go to Papaw and Grammy's house!

All the cabinets and drawers at Grammy's house seem to be filled with toys!

Grammy put up an old playhouse she had in storage in her living room and Emme Claire loved it!!!

She has the best time playing "pee pie" with the shutters. Except she says "pie pie"! haha! She shuts the shutters and then throws them open and she either says "Boo!" or "Pie Pie!". :)

"Where's Emme?"

"There she is!!!"

Gobble Gobble!

I made Emme Claire a appliqued shirt to wear Thanksgiving Day. I love it! I can't wait to see it on her! Now I just need to make the matching ruffle pants to go with it. They are going to be made out of the orange polka dot fabric.

I also made a boy turkey shirt for a friend's son and I'm still working on another girl turkey shirt for her daughter. They will be brother and sister turkeys! :)

Here is the turkey shirt I made for Emme Claire along with a matching pair of ruffle pants I made her to go with it. :)

Here is the brother and sister turkey shirts I made for a friends children.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Emme Claire had a very fun Halloween this year! It was her 2nd Halloween and this year she was a cute little owl. She was 18 months and 1 week old at Halloween. She got to trick or treat Friday night the 29th at some relatives houses. My parents, cousin Lanie's house, Aunt Dean's house, MawMaw Ponder's house and then Brian's parents house. She racked up with age appropriate goodies! Goldfish, marshmallows, fruit gummies, Gerber baby treats, toys, etc. Then on Saturday the 30th she had a little boys birthday party to go to and then we had a Halloween trick or treating hay ride party to go to. It was Emme Claire's first hay ride and she had a blast! Then on Sunday the 31st we got up super early and went to Canton, TX to shop all day! Aunt Dean went with Brian, Emme Claire and I. We found a lot of great stuff! Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend too!

Halloween Goodies from Emme Claire's grandparents, Aunt Dean and Mommy & Daddy. :)

Checking out her loot!

Off to her first house... Nonnie's house!

My sweet little adorable owl!

This is where you put my treats!

Can't have Halloween without Elmo!!!

Off to Aunt Dean's house... knock knock... trick or treat!

Mmmm.... marshmallows! Emme Claire loves them!

A sing-a-ma-jig!

Back home going through her goodies from Mommy & Daddy.

She loves to wear sunglasses!!!