Aunt Beth owns a dance studio so she got Emma her 1st pair of tap shoes! She also got her a new long sleeved black leotard but we haven’t tried it on yet. I have a feeling Emma is going to love her tap shoes! Thanks Aunt Beth!
Yesterday we took the kiddos to the train depot. We took them last summer too and once again, they had a blast! Here’s a couple of shots on the train that goes around the grounds.
Uncle George and the kiddos
It was sooo very hot yesterday so it didn’t take long for the kids to tire out. We were all hot and sweaty and ready for lunch.
And the 3 amigos looking mighty cute!
Emma is so sad her playmates had to leave. We really enjoyed having the Wheeler clan at our house and can’t wait for next summer to do it again! Next summer we will be adding 1 more to the chaos. Aunt Beth will need a bigger van to tote all of us around! Thanks for coming boys! We love & miss you already!
On Thursday afternoon Emma’s cousins, Graham and Isaac, drove all the way down from TN to visit with us. We have had so much fun and have done so many things! We are so sad that they have to go home in a few minutes. Emma is going to be so lonely without them.
Aunt Beth brought Emma a cute little skirt and Isaac didn’t want to give it up. So funny!
The kiddos eating breakfast!
Playing with the water table…still the best $25 I ever spent!
Checking out the Elmo guitar…the kids are all very musical!
I’ve got lots more pics to share. Stay tuned!
Today I came home a little early from work to switch out with George. Emma is still running fevers at night so she could not go to school today. The doctor’s office did call in some Augmentin for her so hopefully she will be on the road to recovery soon! On Saturday night she was at 104.1 and we do not like those high temps!
So we have been playing indoors today and having a great time. Emma is so girly and delicate most of the time and loves fixing Zoe’s hair in pigtails. So today after we fixed Zoe’s hair we had to fix Emma’s hair and then we painted toenails! Her hair is so cute and crazy that I had to take pictures. Enjoy!
Emma Bemma has the most gorgeous little face and smile!
Emma and her best friend Zoe! We are having too much fun!
We love you very much and Emma and little bean are so blessed to have you for a daddy!
We have had such a wonderful Father’s Day weekend and George loved his gift from us. I had saw this picture at my friend Jennifer’s house last year and just had to have Emma help me make it. Emma and I (Little Bean helped from the inside) fingerpainted Emma’s hands and I printed the sweet poem off of the internet. One of my fav stores, Hobby Lobby, framed it for me and it looks great! We are going to hang it up in our bedroom. Enjoy a couple of pics of Miss Emma with Daddy’s gift!
Emma admiring her hands!
She thinks it’s the best gift ever! She constantly goes over to it and puts her hands on the frame and talks about her handprints.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the other dads out there! We are going to finish our evening off with some yummy food! We are grilling chicken, frying squash & zucchini, and mashed potatoes. I won’t mention all of the laundry I still have to finish! Oh and I’ve got a 4 day work week and Beth, Graham, and Isaac coming to down on Thursday!!!! So excited!
Last night around 12:30 Emma woke up crying in her room which she never does anymore. Normally she just walks in our room and I put her in the bed with us. She sounded flustered so I went and got her and brought her to our room. She just couldn’t get comfortable, kept talking in her sleep, and tossing. I thought her belly must be hurting her or maybe she was constipated. She loves cheese and if we aren’t careful she gets really bad constipated. So then around 2:30am I noticed she was on fire and the next thing you know, she is throwing up on mommy. Luckily it wasn’t much but it was still vomit. After she finished we took her temp and it was 101.6 and then a few minutes later it was 103. We got some Motrin down her and probably 30 minutes later she was doing much better. Emma and I stayed up until 4:30am eating cheerios, drinking apple juice, and watching Noggin. We both fell asleep at 4:30 and then I got up at 5:30 for work. Let me tell you, I was tired! I had never went to sleep after she came in at 12:30 so it has made for a long day. I went to work until 8:45 and met them at Dr. Dudley’s office. Emma looked fine but her white blood count was doubled. So then we tried to get her to tinkle on the potty but that didn’t work so we finally had to leave with a bag. Around 12:30 she finally had enough pee pee and we went back to drop it off. The quick urine test was good and she was going to test it overnight too. We are also going back in the morning to retest her white blood count. Emma has been acting great for the most part today and has been playing. It has been very strange! So for now we are to keep her out of school tomorrow and hopefully her WBC will be lower tomorrow.
A few minutes ago Emma was playing with a piece of ribbon so I snapped a couple of pics. She looks so grown up!
I just had to share! Last night during our crazy storms we were all sitting on our bed. In case I haven’t mentioned before Emma is all about singing these days. She sings constantly and it is amazing all of the songs she has learned at school. So last night out of nowhere she starts singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame!” We have one of those magnetic radios that we have on the refrigerator and I thought maybe she picked it up from it. Well then she starts doing the arm movements and counting the 3 strikes on her fingers so I knew she had to have learned it at school. OMG, it was the CUTEST thing I’ve seen in a long time! George and I were grinning from ear to ear at her sweet little voice and I just can’t believe what a little character she is. She has just taken off the past couple of months and her little brain is like a sponge. I dreamt of having kids all my life and now to have such a little miracle that brings a smile to my face constantly just overflows me with joy and love. Recently I’ve really been struggling with how fast she’s growing and changing and I just want her to slooooow down. Especially with #2 on the way it just puts everything into focus. Does that make sense?
Now my goal is to get her singing this song on video tonight! It is just too cute for words.
Yes, you read right! We are very excited to be expecting baby #2 in December! I am in my 12th week right now and had my appt today with Dr. Cimino. So far everything is looking great. My due date is 12/26 but I have to have another c-section so he will deliver me at 38 weeks (first wk of December) if I don’t deliver before. I am so stinkin scared after everything we went through with Emma but lots of women go on to deliver full term healthy babies the 2nd time. We could use lots of prayers and good thoughts!
This time around I decided to rent a fetal heart dopplar too so that has put me at ease tremendously. I’ve had 2 miscarriages (both at Christmastime) so being able to hear little bean’s heartbeat is so wonderful. Today the h/b was 147. When we check the h/b at home Emma likes to say “listen to baby in belly” and it is so sweet. She doesn’t quite understand but she does talk about the baby in my belly.
So far I’ve felt pretty good with no morning sickness but the occasional queasiness. I’ve had lots fo headaches, minor dizziness, and lots of heartburn! But nothing much to complain about b/c I am very lucky to not be sick during pregnancy. We are so very excited and I can’t wait to share my HEALTHY pregnancy with everyone!
Today is my sweet Georgie’s 27th birthday! We’ve had a very relaxing weekend and got to go see a movie and have dinner last night while his parents watched Emma. It was really nice. We even got to walk around Bridgestreet and shop a little bit. For his birthday I got him a new video card for the computer, more memory, and the new 311 CD from Emma. His parents got him lots of new shelves for our garage and some money. I’m thinking we might be getting old since we got shelves for a birthday! Just kidding, we really needed the shelves and our garage is looking very nice! Thanks Ru-Rus for all of the hard work.
Then this morning about 20 of us went to the Cracker Barrel in Athens for breakfast and then some of our friends came back to the house for cake/ice cream. Yesterday I made G a cake and it was so yummy! I love the buttercream icing and cakes are alot of fun to make (and eat!).
Now on to the pictures. Gabby had a friend that I went to high school with make Emma this cute apron. She loves to wear it around the house in her high heels. Too funny!
Here’s George’s cake that I made. Emma helped make the cake and she was also my taste tester for the icing!
This morning before breakfast G opened his gifts. Actually Emma opened his gifts and kept the money! What a smart smart girl!
Reading Daddy’s card…
And checking out the new 311 CD that she got Daddy
Daddy blowing out his candles!
We had such a wonderful weekend and as usual we were very sad when Gabby & Ru-Rus left for TN. After they pulled out of the driveway Emma wanted to get in our car and go with them. She started crying b/c we couldn’t go. So sad! I imagine as she gets older it will get harder for her when our guest leave. Come back soon Gabby & Ru-Rus!