10 Months!!

Our sweet little girl is growing up so fast!!  In the last month, I think Emmy Cate’s personality has developed by leaps and bounds!  She has really been a happy girl and likes to laugh a lot!  She is starting to get too many “tricks” to name, but here are some highlights of her last month:

  • Pulling up on everything and starting to take a few steps to “cruise” around things
  • Loves standing in her crib and chewing on the railing
  • Loves for you to mimic her sounds; her favorite is “ahhh”
  • Says a lot of sounds now, including baba, gaga, ahhh, kuh, gege, and also now mama and dada!  And she said mama first!!  :)
  • She has 2 more teeth coming in (bottom sides), so that brings us up to 8 teeth
  • This month she switched from baby food to normal food.  She is transitioning pretty well but has been pickier with things than she was with baby food.  Her favorite things to eat are cheese, Nutrigrain bars, and bologna!!  She doesn’t seem to like things with “slimy” textures just yet.
  • She is still drinking about 2 small bottles per day, but it’s a fight to get those down her!
  • She loves her sippy cup and has fully mastered that so she now drinks juice and water and loves it.
  • She definitely knows the word “no” and when she is told “no ma’am” she vigorously shakes her head.  When she crawls to a place or touches something she knows she isn’t supposed to, she will look at you and shake her head at you!!  It’s IMPOSSIBLE not to laugh!

She also has a new face!  She scrunches up her nose – I think it’s hilarious!!!  Here it is in action:


And with a less scrunched up face:

sideways glance cute boo


New Camera!!! Beware …. Random Pics!!

So, we did get our new camera …. finally!!!  Enough was enough with the blurry and badly-lit photos!  Yay, we love it!!  We ended up with a Nikon D5000.  It is AMAZING (well, it will be once we learn about all of it’s awesomeness!!)  Sooo ….. here are some of the random pics that we’ve captured!!  I think we have taken 400 pictures since it arrived on our doorstep about a week and half ago!!  Beware … totally random!!  :)


Had to post this because you can see every water droplet!!  Seriously, each little drop!!??  (On a side note, yes it is ridiculous that EC is still in an infant tub, but Daddy SWEARS that come St. Patty’s day, she moves to the big tub!!  Loooonnnnggggg overdue, we know.  Daddy doesn’t want his little girl to grow up!!  :)))

DSC_0065  Chewing on a pac!


Getting in trouble in the pantry …. modeling the latest in Canola oil .. and dangerously close to mixing a margarita!!

cute EC face  Happy little girl first thing in the morning!!

DSC_0320 Funny faces!!!

DSC_0376 Playin’ in a diaper box!!

DSC_0348 Just being a sweetheart!!  :)


3, 1, 4, 12

= The number of babies, toddlers, dogs, and adults that created complete chaos last Saturday night.  Emmy Cate hung out with her cousins and aunt and uncle who were in town and lots of other extended family.  She had a BLAST!  She went on a golf cart ride, played with new toys, played with her cousins, and got lots of hugs from everyone!!  She skipped her afternoon nap to play and she certainly felt it later.  She went down a little after 7 and was asleep as soon as her head hit the crib!!! 

EC daddy walkingPlaying with Daddy in the sunshine!!



Playing with the twins



Macy                                                                           Makayla



Trying to play with the big kids!!  Haley was sweet and let her read along in her book!


The girls

Trying to get a good shot of all the girls.  20 pictures later … this was the best we could get!!




The twins shared their carrots with Emmy Cate, but apparently, she didn’t think much of them since she promptly threw her carrot at Makayla, who couldn’t have been more excited to have 2!!



Even Nathan got in some QT with the twins!!


Day at the Park!!

Yay, it’s finally starting to feel like spring around here!!  Temperatures this weekend are in the mid-60’s, so we took Emmy Cate to the park again to soak up some sun and get some fresh air.  She loves the baby swing and just being outside.

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Check out the album for a good pic of all 6 chompers!!  Yes, that’s 6 teeth … 2 on bottom and 4 on top.  She was a little backwards on top, getting her side two teeth before her middle teeth so it looks like she has fangs!!  :)