Friday, October 31, 2008

Unsupervised Children

So this morning I was getting ready at went into my room to check my email/blogs and I ended up on the computer for a while. After 10 min. or so I realized that the kiddos hadn't come into the room or even made a peep. So I went to go check on them and I realized I had left the bathroom door open. I am usually so good about closing it because they love to get into the cupboard and pull everything out. Well this is what happens when children have freedom and no supervision....

Emmi drew a cute picture with my eyeliner.
I think there are about 150 little rubberbands all over the floor.

More pictures with eyeliner


Emmi thought she would try to put eyeliner on.
At least she knows the area you put it on.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So fall has come to Hershey and I love it. Fall its my favorite time of the year. I love the colors of the trees out here and I love the color of the sky. It is this amazing blue. I also love the temperature. It is perfect. Just cold enough to have on a small jacket but warm enough to go outside. I love the smell. Clint would say it is the smell of college football and I would have to agree. I love the crispness of the air and how you can come inside on a cool day and put on snuggly clothes and drink some hot chocolate. I love having spice candles lit all the time in my house or the cinnimon mixture on the burner. I love that there is no humidity. I think that is my favorite part. You can come outside and not have your clothes instantly stick to you. I don't know why I am going on about fall. Maybe it is because it is raining and cold here. For those of you who watched the World Series...that is exactly what it is doing. I think fall is leaving soon and I am a little depressed because that means winter and cold cold cold is coming. Anyways, I got some cute fall pictures of Emmi the other day from our backyard in all the leaves and thought I would post them. Hope you enjoy my beautiful girl!!

Emmi LOVES putting her hands in her pockets.
She gets mad when she can't find them or her
pants don't have them.
Emmi doesn't smile a lot in pictures so when she
does it is SO cute!!

Alexis, Emmi and Lars

Monday, October 27, 2008

Grammy's Visit

My mom came a couple weeks ago and it was the best thing ever!!! It was so fun to have my mom here and for Emmi to see her Grandma. We loved every minute of it. We had a really busy week but fun none the less.

(Almost) DAY 1: Grammy arrives in Philly. I went to pick her up in Philly which is 1 1/2 hours away, got stuck in traffic and was about an hour late picking her up, so by the time we got home it was 12:30 am. So hence the name of the day.

DAY 1: We woke up and Emmi was excited to see who was sleeping in the family room. I was worried that she was going to be shy around my mom but she wasn't. She never once cried or got scared when my mom held her. I could even leave to room which is a total shock since she cries when I leave the room and she is alone with Clint. She is just attached to my hip. Anyways we went to Chocolate World (a must when we have visitors) and then went to Panera. YUMMY!! Went home started working on my Christmas stockings and relaxed the rest of the night.

Day 2: Went and bought some fabric for some cute aprons that I made for me and Emmi. (To be posted later). Went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse YUMMY!! and relaxed and worked on stockings.

Day3: SHOPPING ALL DAY...need I say more.

Day4: Church

Day 5: Went to the pumpkin patch, went out to eat and then mom and I went to a movie. Nights in Rodanth, bought some treats and pigged out the rest of the night.

Day 6: This was mom's last day so we decided that we were going to leave early, drive to Philly and go shopping at IKEA and then go out to eat and then go to the airport. Well when we were packing the car we shut the back door and the door wouldn't latch. So I drove to the nearest Ford dealership where they told me it had to be replaced and that they didn't have the part. So we drove to Lebanon and sat at the dealership while they fixed my car. I was so worried that it was going to take long and then mom was going to miss her flight and chaos was going to follow. I swear every time we drive visitors to the Philly airport our car breaks. Literally. Our old car's engine blew up last time we drove Clint's family to the airport. We had to buy a new car. So note to any other visitors. If you fly and have us come pick you up we better pick you up from Baltimore. Anyways..the car was fixed and we made it in enough time to still go to IKEA.

It was so fun to have my mom here and I am so excited to go to Utah for Christmas and see everyone!! Thanks Dad for sharing mom with me. Love you Momther!!!

Emmi in her new outfit. Grandma bought
this stroller for her. Best purchase EVER!!
Grammy and Emmi

Say "Cheese"

Little mommy Emmi


Pumpkin Patch

I know I'm the BIGGEST slacker when it comes to updating my blog. I'm going to try to get all the Halloween festivities posted but I'm not making any promises. A lot of things have happened since the last time I updated the blog. Emmi started walking!! Hooray!! She had a little bit of a late start but better late than never right!?! She also started talking. She can say about 15-20 words. It is so fun to hear her try to communicate with the few words that she knows. She also does a little sign language so that also helps. Clint is busy in his third year rotations and is doing his pediatric rotation at the hospital. I do nothing but watch Emmi and Lars all day. So that's about it. A couple weeks ago when my mom was here we went out to a farmers market a few miles away where they have a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and a hay ride. Emmi loved it. She loved sitting in the wagon behind the tractor. She also LOVED the pumpkin patch. We got to pick out our own pumpkins and she picked out one that is just her size. It is sitting outside our door so every time that we go in or out of the house she has to pick up the pumpkina and carry it with her wherever we go. We haven't got around to carving them yet but hopefully we will do that tonight for FHE.

Walking through the corn maze.
The hayride

Picking our pumpkins

Apparently Emmi is little. I didn't realize this
until we put her up to this pumpkin. It is just
a regualr pumpkin. My poor girl is destined
to be short.