Friday, May 31, 2013

7 Quick Takes {2}

Linking up with Jen over at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday!

1. TGIF, right guys?
I can't even tell you much I look forward to Fridays. Every single Thursday I wake up thinking it's Friday, only to have my heart shattered into 684 billion pieces when my sweet husband brings me back to reality. So, Thursday mornings are rough, but Friday evenings are everything.

2. This afternoon as I rushed into my coworkers office to grab something from his printer, he smiled at me and said he was happy to see me in a better mood today. Was I that awful yesterday? Apparently I smile a lot more on Fridays. What can I say.

3. My brothers brought Lucia her car last weekend, so she has been bringing Emmett to see me on my lunch breaks all week long. It is a major mid-day boost for me to see his sweet smiling face. I squeeze him and kiss him as many times as I can in 20 minutes, and then it's back to crazy work I go.

4. Enough about work already. It's FRIDAY.

5. I read this post today, and just really loved it. The mama who wrote it is a friend of mine, and y'all, she's a really good mom. She's so amazing in my mind, so her words are a big reminder to me that all of us have insecurities. All of us wish we were better than we are. It's so important for us to be open and honest with each other. To talk about the hard things, and share in our victories. Motherhood is a beautiful, hard, wonderful, difficult thing, but it isn't meant to be lonely. Let's build each other up every day!

6. Tomorrow one of my good friends is getting married. I just love weddings! I can't wait to see her all in white, and see his face as he watches her walk down the aisle. So exciting!

7. I'll leave you with a couple of pictures from tonight. Have a great weekend!!

Emmett had beans for dinner... Can you tell?

Gah! Rolled jeans on a baby. NOTHING cuter.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dear Emmett: Almost 11 Months

Dear Emmett boy,

You'll be 11 months old on Saturday! I can't believe it- one more month until you're a whole year old! I try not to think about that too much because I don't think I'm ready. You're getting big, baby boy.

You're doing so many things that I love right now! You chase the dog around the house, dying laughing whenever you catch up to him. You love to drive him crazy. You have a little dump truck that you "drive" around the house- you stuff it full of all your toys and Wubbanubs and push it all over the place running behind it. I can't believe how fast you move! You love to be chased by us and crack up whenever you realize we're following behind you.

You LOVE to swim! Your Aunt Lulu takes you swimming almost every afternoon, and your favorite thing is to lay on your belly in her arms kicking and splashing. Being in the water with you is so much fun! Bath time every night is your second favorite thing, after swimming. I give you your bath each night, and I love to put my feet in the water and play with you until you get all wrinkly and tired out.

You're eating like crazy- anything and everything we eat. You huff and puff and fuss when you see anyone eat anything until we share a bite with you. Your favorite food is meat. Any meat. When there is meat on your plate, you eat it all first before touching your veggies or fruit. Can't blame you for that!

You still love to nurse, maybe more than ever, and I love spending that time with you first thing in the morning and in the evenings after work. (And 2-4 times in the night...) Whenever you want to nurse you pull on my shirt now and fuss and make silly noises until I feed you. I think it's probably time for us to wean you, but I don't think either of us are quite ready.

You still love sitting in your little chair in your room. Every time we're in your room you crawl over to your chair and slap it until we pick you up and sit you down. Then you smile your funny little closed-mouth smile and say "yaaaaaaaay" in an almost whisper. It's pretty awesome. You dangle your little legs over the edges and then reach for us to pull you back down to the floor so we can do it all over again. We don't mind though, since it makes you so happy.

You love stuffed animals. Your mom has been collecting funny little stuffed animals since before you were born, and we've been taking a new one out every week or so to introduce you to. You're always a little shy at first, but after a couple of minutes you grab your animal and give them a big bite/kiss on the nose, and then you're fast friends. I'm not sure why, but every time you pick up one of your animals you smile a huge smile and bite/kiss them right on the nose. We love it.

A couple of weeks ago you discovered the doggy door. You are a brave boy, so you crawled right through it onto the patio without any hesitation! You scared your Aunt Lucia half to death, but we all thought it was pretty funny anyway. We're locking it now so you don't disappear outside when we're not looking!

You're repeating a few sounds and even learning a few "words" lately! You say "uhoh" when you drop or throw something on the ground, which is about 3,000 times a day. You say "dada" all day, but you've been saying it whenever your dad comes into the room or smiles at you, so I really think you know it means daddy. Your Mim taught you to say "up" whenever you climb up our legs and want us to pick you up, which we think is pretty smart and awesome! You say mamamamama a lot, but you've only said it to me a few times so I don't think you've got that one down just yet. I can't wait to hear you really talking, telling me about your day and letting me into that perfect little mind of yours. Oh my gosh it makes me so happy to think about that!

Your dad and I think you'll be standing on your own and then walking in no time! You still crawl around, but you prefer to be on your hands and feet than on your knees, and you'd much rather be walking around the table or couch or anything else you can hold on to. You've started to let go and stand by yourself for a few seconds at a time, but you always catch yourself and drop to your bum when you realize what you're doing. We love to watch you learn and grow so much.

Your mom is still your favorite, thank God. You love your dad and your Aunt Lulu and everyone else in our family, but you prefer your mom all the time. You always want me to hold you, and smile and wave now whenever I walk into the room. It makes my heart swell! You're such a sweet boy.

You make your mom and dad so happy Emmett boy. You're amazing and smart and funny and cute! We wouldn't change a single thing (except your sleep habits!) about you. We think you're perfect!

I love you Emmett, more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the whole history of the world. I'm so happy I get to be your mama!

You love crawling around in the grass lately!

The other day I got up early with you and headed to the park.
We shared some fruit for breakfast in the grass and played on the swings for a while.
It was so special and fun!
Those teeeeeeth!
Visiting your mama at work- always makes my day so much better!

Friday, May 24, 2013

7 Quick Takes!

I am linking up with Jennifer at Conversion Diary today for my very first 7 Quick Takes post!

1. My two wonderful brothers are in town visiting us this weekend, so I am SO excited for the long weekend! I talk to both of my sisters all day long (Lucia lives with us and takes care of Emmett, and Shea is a texting fiend- okay so am I- so we chat a lot). But my brothers are boys, which means they're less communicative, so I always feel so far away from them and I miss them like crazy all the time. I love having them here so much! I almost can't handle how happy I am walking in the door from work and seeing they're really cute faces!

2. It's so hot here in AZ already y'all. I know I've mentioned this before, but I just want y'all to see for yourselves how incredibly horribly hot it already is in May here so you'll feel sorry for me for the rest of the Summer.


3. Emmett has four teeth now y'all. His bottom two teeth have popped through, so here's hoping Ray and I might get a little sleep for the next few days/weeks/years! He's really cute with little teeth!


4. Work has started to be so busy the last couple of weeks. I haven't been able to go home on my lunch breaks to see Emmett like I'm used to doing, and finding time to pump has become really difficult. I guess things are going to have to change for us now that my busy season at work is upon us. I'm going to really cherish the time I have in the mornings and evenings with my boy over the next few months!

5. My dad has moved his blog to a new site, and given it a major redesign. It looks awesome!!! Check it out!

6. I know I already said this, but I'm REALLY looking forward to the long weekend. Tonight after work we are all heading over to a friend's house to hang out at her pool, tomorrow we are going to a friend's birthday party, and Sunday is the best day of all of our lives ever! Netflix is releasing Season 4 of Arrested Development!!! So if you're looking for me for the next year or so, you'll find me on my couch watching each episode over and over until my family hates me and my tv...

7. That's it for me y'all! Happy Friday, and enjoy your long weekend!

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