Hey folks, the contest is ending tomorrow night the 31st so please check out the link today and tomorrow and continue to vote. She is a little behind right now but I know we can get to the top with some help. I am really hoping she wins b/c we want to visit Heather Bookout’s photography again. She will get a free session if she wins for January. So click on the link and vote for Emma! Thanks again!
Emma has recently started playing in her bedroom and loves it. She’s always tugging on me and saying “mommy play in bedroom” and she wants us to play with all of her “babies”. She likes to fake cry for them, comfort them, feed and rock them. It is so sweet and I love watching her act like a real mommy. Since I’m going back to work in about 4 wks I am trying so hard to play as much as possible during the day with her b/c her little world is about to change. So anyways, here is a pic of Emma playing in her room this morning. She has on her fairy princess costume and you can see some of her babies. She LOVES Elmo, Zoe, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore. Those are her favorites right now.
Sorry about the pic quality. I think all of the sunlight coming in on her made it look fuzzy. It is still incredibly cute!!!
Ladies and Gents,
Emma has been entered into the WAAY 31 Valley Baby of the Month contest where a winner is chosen each month. There are some awesome prizes and at the end of the year an overall winner will be chosen. I believe it is the child with the most votes from the whole year. So if you don’t mind, please jump on over to the WAAY tv website and vote. You can vote 1 time every 12 hours! So please be a repeat voter if you can. Thanks!!!
So we headed outside to play! Braxton even got to go out and enjoy the wind blowing at his face. Of course I took some pics to share. Emma’s got beautiful eyes so I was trying to capture their blueness! Enjoy b/c tomorrow it is supposed to get cold again. Oh how I long for summer…
Emma is almost 2! Can you believe it? It feels like yesterday I was making her one year video montage and crying like a big baby because she was turning one. Where has the past year gone? I guess I better suck up the tears because my baby will have to turn 2.
This year George and I made Emma’s birthday invites using photoshop. So today we took lots of pictures and picked one to go on the invite. Emma is such a little ham when the camera comes out (sometimes) and is the cutest little girl I’ve ever seen. Here are some of the outtakes…
Is this not the cutest picture you’ve ever seen?? Yesterday Emma attended a Bohemian Valentine photoshoot at Heather Bookout’s studio down off the Parkway. It was our first time working with Heather and she is so awesome! She worked so well with Emma and knew exactly how to make her smile. I couldn’t have been happier! Now that I am returning to work I plan on booking a full session with her and can’t wait. Also, one of the best things are her mini sessions. One Saturday each month she is reserving for mini sessions which cost $35 each and last about 10-15 minutes. It’s an awesome deal! So check out her website and blog at http://www.heatherbookoutphotography.com/ Her studio is so awesome and ask George, I can’t stop talking about it! Love love love her work!!! Thanks Heather for an awesome experience yesterday and thanks Jennifer for booking it for us. We will definitely be back!
Today turned out to be a nice day besides the wind, so I took Emma to the park! We love Dublin park in Madison and went there several times last summer. As you can tell from the pictures below, Emma’s favorite thing is swinging. I couldn’t get her out of the swings this morning! Finally she got down and we got to slide and climb on the fort. It felt so good to get out and enjoy the outside.
Emma has been going with Barbra to dance class on Thursday nights some and Barbra has been teaching Emma to dance! Barbra has some small tap shoes from another little girl and they actually fit Emma so here is Emma practicing her tap dance. She’s such a cutie!
Today is our 4 year wedding anniversary and it has been a wonderful day. Of course George had to work today but he came home early and surprised me with my favorite-chocolate truffles! Boy does he know the way to my heart! My dear friend Tracy picked up Emma and George and I went to eat Japanese and then came home and watched a movie uninterrupted! Emma is now on her way back home and I miss her. She’s been gone since 4pm and it is so quiet without her.
Also on this special day, I finally got my job offer! It will probably be 4-5 wks before I start but things are about to be changing in our household. I think it will be crazy at first b/c I’m so not used to waking up at 5am and getting dressed and out the door but hopefully I will manage. More to come later…
Happy Anniversary to my loving husband and terrific daddy. Emma and I are so blessed to have you and think you are an amazing. I love you with all my heart and look forward to many more wonderful years together.
So today I decided to try and get some decent shots of Emma in her Valentine attire. I think my color is off and I’m sure George can do a much better job but here is what I’ve got so far. What do you think? Is she too washed out? I wish we could go outside but it is just too cold! I’ll keep working on getting some more but enjoy these two for now.