Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy birthday, Emmy!

I can't believe out sweet girl is 2 already. She has been having a super fun birthday week. First, Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Then a birthday celebration at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Then up to Montana for Christmas with Yaya and Aunt Meghan. Then to Gigi's for yet another birthday celebration. 4 days of gift opening for the little one. She loved it. At one time she got a little carried away with the presents and opened one of Addie's. Thankfully Addie was a good sport. 

Some of Emmy's favorite things right now:
Singing, especially "Slippery Fish" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
Playing with cars and trains
Taking off her clothes and running naked trough the house
Jumping off of things

Emmy had been practicing her manners.  It is so cute to hear her say "tank too" or "I welcome" when you give her something. She still thinks she is older than she really is and she always tries to keep up with her sisters. She also recently overcame her HUGE fear if snowmen. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


The girls have been so excited to meet their new cousin. Finally, on Christmas, it happened. They all love him.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Visiting Santa

I don't know why it is so much fun to take kids to see Santa. It is kind of a rite of passage, you need to have the screaming with Santa picture. 

Emmy loves Santa... As long as she doesn't have to get close to him. Our neighbor has a giant inflatable Santa and Emmy gets so excited when she sees him. During the day, the inflatable Santa is not inflated and Emmy will say "Santa fall down!" And when we go anywhere in the car, she will look out the window and say "Bye Santa!!" So I thought jus MAYBE she wouldn't scream when she saw him. 

Here we are waiting in line to see the guy in the red suit...
And then we saw him...
But the trauma was short lived. She was perfectly fine just seconds after we left...

Friday, December 6, 2013


I am so excited.  Both of the older girls decided that they wanted to play hockey this year.  They've had 4 practices so far.  During their first practice, I think they spent almost as much time on their rears as they did on their feet.  This week they have made some remarkable progress and they are zipping around the ice.  

Their coach had them push teammates around on chairs to help them learn to push off harder.  This is Addie being pushed by her buddy Sage.
 Charlotte pushing her friend.  I'm not sure of her friend's name, her parents always call her "Sissy."
They are having so much fun!  And one of the great things about it being so cold here?  Their hockey stuff stays in the garage and it doesn't get the terrible "hockey funk."

I-scream, you-scream

A couple days ago Emmy kept saying "ice cream! ice cream!" and running to the fridge.  I would tell her that we don't have any ice cream and she would get very sad.  Yesterday I figured out she was actually saying "ice please."  She is much happier now.  I'll gladly give her ice.

Another quick Emmy funny... She doesn't like me to brush her teeth, but she is more than happy to lie down and let her sister brush them.