Wednesday, December 30, 2009

rain


Claire tried out her new umbrella and rain boots today with lots of puddle stomping. I started sorting through toys organizing the keepers and bagging up those to giveaway.I also emptied several bags full of things I took out of our car before the trip.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

first steps

Go Emily, Go!
Emily took her first steps (unassisted) on Dec. 26. With her grandmother, great grandmother and great aunt looking on she walked back and forth between uncle Steve and
I. Thanks for the Christmas present little Emily. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Jan and Steve's near Big Pine in the Owen's valley. The snow covered Eastern Sierra is breathtakingly beautiful.

Emily is also cutting her 8th tooth. No wonder she had such a hard time sleeping during our trip.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

vocab explosion

Papa asked for a list of the words Emily uses. The ones I can remember hearing her use in context - not just repeating are as follows:
mama
dada
hi
bye
uh-oh
more
where is it? (sign only)
baby
bath
ducky
ball
num-num
boo
boom
happy
milk (sign only)
down
up
hat
bubble
pop
ta-dah
hot
mommy
daddy
shoe
sock
poo-poo
no
car
cracker
burger
wawa (water)
apple
open
puppy
a-choo
bravo
rub
wow
all done
out
outside
no (nose)
eye
ear
cereal
push
pull
light
bubble
hello

Sunday, December 13, 2009

sweet sleep



Emily is sleeping through the night again. Two nights this week I had no interruptions from children during the night. This was very welcome since I've been fighting a cold. We moved Emily's crib to the den which will be her room until both girls are sleeping through the night on a regular basis at which point they will share Claire's room.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Emily walker toy

Emily is on the verge of walking (Claire gives commentary). video

She still wants to hold two hands when I walk her around.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

little bit of news

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted anything on this blog. Partly its because the space bar on our old notebook computer only works about half the time making it very frustrating to type. We were away for about a week. First we went to Santa Barbara and Buellton to visit Mark's side of the family. The girls sure had a good time with their cousins and grandpa. The adventure included a day of sailing for Mark and the two older nephews and a trip to the zoo for the rest of us. Claire also had really good bonding time with her aunt Jill and wanted to be held by her lots. Next we went to Prescott to spend Thanksgiving with my family. We were having so much fun we didn't want to come back, but Emily's worsening sleep patterns dictated that we must.

Emily constantly wants to grab my fingers so I can help her walk around the house. She can now walk pushing her cart with no assistance so I think she will be walking on her own before long. (will try to post video soon.) She is coming up with new words all the time. The other day I was putting a bunch of shoes on a shelf and she picks one up and tries to put in on and says, "shoe." She also says sock, boom, mommy, daddy, poo-poo among other things.