Saturday, July 24, 2010

Emma's New Tricks and June Pics!!

Emma is at such a fun age right now where she's learning to do new things everyday and her cute little personality is really starting to come out.  Here are some videos from the past week or so of her!!

Also, I finally got together and uploaded my photo's from June. We had a busy month which included a week long visit from newly retired Grandpa, a visit from Mimi, and a trip to New York City to visit with Pop-Pop and Uncle Chris. Link to many many photos is below.

Click here for pictures from June 2010

Emma Crawling!!

Emma having fun in her jumperoo!!

Emma playing copy-cat with Daddy....this is the cutest thing!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Videos from the Summer Thus Far...

Ok, I haven't posted any videos in awhile so here are a bunch!!  The kids are getting so big!!  I hope you all enjoy them :)

Jack and Emma - June 2, 2010 - Jack is 2yrs & 2 months, and Emma is 5 months old

Here's Jack and Daddy rough-housing in the kitchen - June 7, 2010

Here's Daddy tickling Emma's neck and making her cute - June 19, 2010

Here's Jack on our ride in the car to New York City!

Jack and Daddy at the 4th of July parade in Skippack. Jack loved the parade and clapping along to the music!

Emma eating her bananas...yum! - July 5, 2010 - 6 months old

Thursday, June 17, 2010

May 2010

Well, our big project for the month of May was getting the pool open!!  What a fiasco!!  Neither Chris nor I realized it was such a science experiment to do so.  You have to get the water balanced just right which took us forever!!  We finally got it right on Memorial Day weekend.  The pool looks amazing now and we have used it quite a bit and are looking forward to lots of swimming the rest of the summer!  In May Emma also tried out rice cereal for the first time!  She wasn't too sure at first but ate like a champ once she got the hang of it.  We also had a visit from Pop Pop which was so much fun!  Below is a link to pics from May.  Enjoy!

Click here for pictures from May 2010!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Baby Emma Slideshow

I tried out a new website today to make a little slideshow.  Didn't take long at all and turned out pretty well.  Here it is!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy 5 Month Birthday Emma!!

Dear Emma,

Today you are 5 months old!!  I can't believe how fast the time has gone by.  It seems like just yesterday you were still in Mommy's belly and Mommy couldn't wait for you to be born.  You have grown so much in the past 5 months. 

At 5 months old, you are a very happy girl most of the time with lots and lots of gummy grins and if Mommy tickles you or Daddy makes funny faces you have the cutest little laugh.  You also tried out your Jumperoo a few weeks ago and love to play in that.  Your big brother Jack loves to bounce you up and down in it but we have to remind him not to do it too hard! 

You are still breastfeeding at 5 months and we recently started giving you a little bit of formula each day too.  At first you didn't like the formula but now you are perfectly happy to take either the bottle or milk from Mommy. 

You are pretty much sleeping through the night.  By 8pm you are tired and ready for bed.  Mommy wakes you around 1am to eat then you usually wake Mommy around 6 or 6:30am to eat then go back to bed until 8:30 or 9am. 

We also gave you some rice cereal and prunes for the first time over the past month!  You weren't too sure you liked them at first but quickly would finish the whole bowl!!  However, the rice cereal ended up causing you some unpleasant constipation issues so we've decided to wait another month or so before trying the rice cereal again ;)

You also love to roll all over the place now.  If Mommy puts you on the floor to play, within minutes you're on the other side of the room!  You also like to put everything in your mouth but your favorite is still your thumb which you've been sucking since you were only 2 weeks old!! 

Mommy loves you so so much my sweet baby girl!! Please don't grow up so fast ;)

Love you forever and ever,

Having fun in your Jumperoo!!

So much fun you fell asleep!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

April 2010

Well, we had a very busy month in April. We had Jack's 2nd birthday party which was a big weekend for us. Grandpa, Mimi and Uncle Chris (and his new girlfriend, Jessica) all came to celebrate with us. We had a big party and Jack had so much fun with everyone!! We also celebrated Easter. We went to Nana's for a nice dinner, had an Easter egg hunt at the neighbor's house and dyed Easter eggs. One of the best parts of the month of Easter was Uncle Herb and Charlotte's visit. They were here for 3 weeks from Australia. We had a lot of fun spending time with them. Here are links to a lot of photos from April. I will post again soon with photos from May. Hope everyone is well!!

April 2010 Photos

Uncle Herb & Charlotte's Visit

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jack's 2nd Birthday!!!!

Well, my little baby boy turned 2 this week! How bittersweet!! It doesn't seem all that long ago when he was born and now here he is a big 2 year old boy already!! Jack had a great 2nd birthday. Mommy, Daddy, Oma, and Emma all took him to his favorite place, the Strasburg Railroad! We had perfect weather that day...lots of blue skies, sunshine and warm temperatures! We made the long drive to Lancaster and when we arrived we decided to walk around for a bit and look at some of the shops. Jack got some special treats of course! Then we went on the train ride. It was packed but Jack loved the ride and passing by the other trains. He especially liked when we would go over a road at the "crossing" as he says. He likes the gate that comes down and the blinking lights and bell! After our ride, we walked around some more and looked at some of the parked trains...we even caught a glimpse of Thomas in his shed and had to explain to Jack that he was sleeping! After all this, everyone was starving and Oma treated us to dinner at the Olive Garden. Then we had to make the long drive home and Jack fell fast asleep after his busy day! It was a great 2nd birthday and the celebration is going to continue into next weekend when we have his big party!!

Click here for pictures of Jack's Birthday!!