Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wisconsin Memories

 Family picture while Emme was napping.

 Enjoying strawberry shortcake with Daddy!

 My personal strawberry :)

 Lovin' some park time!

 Riding high on the biggest slide at the park...

Catching a hug from Uncle Scott.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Look Who's Talkin'

We hear a lot lately coming from our almost 2 year old.... some common phrases... there are so many now it is really hard to keep up with!

I shoppin'
I runnin'
I jumpin'
I dancin'
Shcott (as in Uncle Scott)
Peekee & Bullet (puppy dogs she loves)
I go peepee/poopoo
Emme silly
E-M-M-E (She will spell her name out)
1-2-3-4- 6- 9- 10! (Her way of counting to 10, especially fingers and toes)
I play
Jazz-cise :) (this makes me happy)
Shewwwweee (when there is a stinky diaper)
Scuuuze me (after burping)
I do it
Good Job, Mama! (personal favorite)
Emme cozy (after being in her big girl bed)

Summer Days

Have I mentioned how much I love summer?!? It is so wonderful to have Ben at home and I can not express how awesome it is for him to get extra time at home with Emme. There are really challenging things about teaching, but having extended time with Ben is such a huge bonus that it makes up for it! I am trying to soak up all of the fun times together as our family of three, knowing that it will be different (exciting and wonderful, but also an adjustment!) next summer having a 7 month old also in tow ;)

We are enjoying the carefree schedule we get to have.  Days look something like this:
Wake up & have breakfast together
Jazzercise with Emme while Daddy gets his workout/ Hang around the house and play
Eat lunch
Play and Eat an easy dinner (favs this summer include pb&j, grilled cheese, or something on the grill)
Pool Time!! (Emme coined this term by the way)
Bed Time

Basically this is our M.O. from June to August and I just love it! It is so fun to watch Emme play at the water park. We love the fact that she can go up the slides all by herself and it is so neat to see her jumping up and down in the water and enjoying the season. Some of my favorite memories of my childhood are at the pool and I am glad she will have those as well. It is great having such a cool place right down the road from our house- we will bring her PJ's to the pool and stay there till it closes. She is so exhausted when we are done she heads right to bed.

Here's to many more days of fun in the sun!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Brotherly Love

We found out on Tuesday that we are having a BOY! It was an exciting time to finally get to see this little guy, and I was especially happy that he cooperated and revealed his gender :)  Emme has been really sweet, kissing mommy's belly and even trying to tickle her little brother in utero.  Poor little man is gonna be in for some major love from his big sister!  She has already learned his name, J.B. (John Bailey) and also thinks that he lives in her belly.  I am just soaking up every second of this pregnancy and have really enjoyed it this time around.  It is neat to think there will be another baby to love in just a few months.

 So fun to see his perfect little fingers!
 Giving us the "thumb's up!"
Sorry, J.B., have to show off the boy proof! ;)