Sunday, June 7, 2009

And I heard Emma and Dama didn't get along!

Here is Emma with her new summer look. She is such a water baby. She would spend all day in the pool or tub if she could. She is starting to become a good little swimmer. Watch out Michael Phelps.
It has been a while since we have written anything on here. These are some pictures we took of Emma for Easter. She now has two little bottom teeth that she didn't have during these pictures. She is such a joy in our life! She is a very happy baby (a big change from the first three months) and she loves to eat whatever we are eating. She isn't a big fan of baby food. She started crawling about two weeks ago and is really starting to scoot around the house. I think we may have gone overboard on all the pictures and video we take of this one, but she is just too cute we can't put the camera down. We ate at California Pizza Kitchen the other night and she had all the waiters and two old couples enamored with her by the end of the night (not so much at the movies though). We will try and be better about posting new pictures and updates here for you all to see.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Back in the land of blogging

What? April is blogging? I know some of you must be shocked since it has been about 6 weeks since I have done this. We went to Bullhead for two weeks and what can I say we have just been busy. I have never been the best blogger, but I think we need to update everyone on the life if Emma.

In the last 6 weeks she has finally started eating her solid food again ( she was pretty stubborn for awhile and would clamp her mouth shut and not eat anything) and now is a great eater. She loves cereal with fruit in it, pizza crust, applesauce, and cookies if her dad sneaks them to her. She is sitting up on her own and rolld all over the place on the floor. Crawling frustrates our little girl. She can get up on her knees and move sideways or push backwards but if she tries too hard she just starts fussing when she can't move forward. Here are some photos from Bullhead in her newborn size shoes and poo bear chair. She has the smallest feet and is still wearing a size 1 at 6 1/2 months.

At her six month check up she was 15lb 10 oz (35%), 26.5in(80%) and happy as can be until they started poking her. I always hate that part. She is so fun and loves to lay on the floor and laugh as she plays with her toys. Here is a picture of her from yesterday. She was sitting up playing with her toys and daddy was watching her while I started making dinner, then I heard some rattling of plastic and I realized daddy was dozing and she had found my ironing pile with the hangers...did I mention if she can find a hanger she goes after it? She loves those things and even when I put them out of reach she still finds a way to roll over and find them.

Well, my baby is awake..I better go, but I will post more pictures later!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Here she is!

Allright, I know that you have all been asking for Emma pictures, so here they are. We found s swimsuit( only in AZ in February) and took her swimming because it has been 82 out and our pool is heated, then we had a bunch of rain so we haven't gone again. Her dad decided to try the blow in her face dunk her and she did hold her breath, but the crying picture is her reaction afterwards. She was so cute in the water.

She has started vegetables and so we finally got her a high chair. She is still waking up a couple times a night to eat and even though I am really tired, it is special to spend those precious moments with my beautiful baby. She is in her crib now and out of the swing which was a huge milestone for us. She is so cute when we put her on her back because she immediately rolls to her tummy and then after realizing the is stuck there gets very frustrated and starts kicking like crazy.

When her daddy comes home from work her face lights up and she has many big smiles for him. She loves her daddy so much!!

We finally got word that they are sending our insurance check and so maybe we can start to get our lives back to normal. This has been an interesting trial for us. We hope everyone enjoys the pictures.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Flood

For those of you who have noticed,I have not blogged in quite awhile. This will probably be a quick one too while Emma naps. We had a flood over Christmas. We got a call while we were in Utah on the 23rd of December saying that our condo had flooded and they had to move all of our stuff out. Then we found out that it was going to take a couple of months for them to repair the condo we were renting, so we had to find a place to live ASAP. Rod was able to find a great condo in our same ward over new years and we moved in with what we had brought with us over Christmas. We just got our boxes back last week with stuff that wasn't damaged and the few pieces of furniture that were not damaged, but most of our stuff is gone or needs repairs. So while we wait for the insurance check, we are trying to figure out where to put all of our stuff that is in boxes and get our lives back on track.

Emma is finally getting on a good schedule. We moved her to the crib and since she started fighting being rocked to bed, gets put into bed and after about 10minutes of playing/fussing or crying she usually falls asleep and last night only woke up twice to eat. For you moms who had 4 1/2 months old who slept through the night that might not seem like a great thing, but for me who has had her waking up every 2-3 hours for the last few weeks it is a blessing. Well that is the update on our lives. Emma started some rice cereal and loves it. She grabbed my hand with the spoon in it last night and kept putting it in her mouth. She couldn't get that cereal fast enough. I am going to wait till she is a bit older before we try vegetables and fruits. I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She rolls from her back to her tummy now and then tries to crawl without any arm help which of course gets her nowhere and then she just gets mad....but she will learn eventually. We are having so much fun with our sweet baby girl!

Here We Are

Here We Are
My first blog experience

Halloween in AZ

This is the first picture I could find of us. Really it is Christmas now. Rod and I had fun planning this Halloween party. I even thought it would be a good time to make costumes ( I will think more about that next time).

Europe up till now

We spent a month this summer in Europe and it was so fun!! Then we packed up and moved from Bullhead City to Tempe, AZ. Roderick is enjoying his time finishing his Economics degree at ASU ( although finals stink). I am being a dental hygienist in Scottsdale, which is very fun! I love the people I work with and it keeps me busy. We are getting ready to head up to Utah next week for our Christmas break and can't wait. This blogging stuff is fun!

Italy Rocks

Italy Rocks
mopeds are the coolest

Our Summer Trip

Our Summer Trip