Monday, November 26, 2012

First haircut

On Emily's 15 month birthday, mom and I took her to get her first haircut.  It was just a little trim to shape up the back, but it looks so cute!  Our stylist is shaping it into a bob.  With a bit of trim, layering in the back, and a little bang trim, she's looking like a big girl!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fifteen Months

Another fun and exciting month with our sweet baby girl has passed.  Love that little thing more than life!  Here are some fun 15 month highlights:
  • So many words!  Emily says: hi, bye, happy, midnight (grandparent's cat,) no, go, mama, dada, mimi, papa, and then of course myna, beeda, and memememe. 
  • Loves to dip things.  She started out by dipping chips in queso and has gone on to include dipping any solid food on her plate into any liquid on her plate.  
  • Always wants to be outside.  Emily loves to play outside and most enjoys collecting acorns and walking up and down porch steps.
  • Teeth.  Emily got her two upper canines this month, which brings her to a total of 14.
  • Food:  She has finally begun to eat meat willingly.  She still doesn't always eat it, but most of the time if we offer it to her, she will.
  • From high chair to booster:  Emily can now sit in a booster seat rather than a high chair when we go out to eat.  She thinks she is SO big!
  • Dogs:  Bailey has now begun to come around and Emily is loving both of the dogs.  She loves to pet them, feed them, let them kiss her, and pull their tails.  
  • Follow the leader: Emily's favorite pastime is to grab anyone around by the finger and lead them around the house.  
  • Cheese!  Sometime she will say cheese for the camera.  Only when she wants to, of course.  Such a strong will!
At Emily's 15 month appointment, we were once again reminded that she is HUGE!  She is 33.25 inches, which is off the charts.  Weight is 24 pounds (69%) and head is 18.82 inches (92%.)  Put all this info together and it makes her the size of an average 23 month old.

Breakfast time!  This girl is a GOOD eater.

Eating lunch with good friends.
Following in Daddy's footsteps

Pumpkin patch

Doing the cake walk with Papa at Trunk or Treat

Watching Babas (Backyardigans) at work with Daddy

Halloween with mommy

Saying "cheese" in her outfit from Aunt Kimmy

Isn't this the right way to wear a bib?
Playing at the park

Sweet tea drinking girl

Gathering acorns

Emily's new hat

Beautiful girl

First haircut

Calculating is serious business!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Date Weekend and the Pumpkin Patch

I know it's November, but it's never too late for pumpkin pictures, right?  RIGHT?  There are no jack-o-lanterns here,  so the way I see it, we're doing good. 

Before we get to the pictures, I think I must do a little something to commemorate our fun October date night/weekend.  Back in March, we had planned to go spend the night at our wedding night hotel to celebrate our five year anniversary.  When the actual day rolled around, we knew that we weren't ready to leave Emily yet overnight, so we nixed it.  Fast forward seven months, and we found ourselves ready to cash in that date night.  We decided to stay at the Omni Dallas to see what all the hype was about.  It certainly lived up to our expectations!  It was beautiful with great views of the city, tons of space, and a TV in the bathroom mirror.  Seriously.  After we checked in, we headed to Northpark to walk around a bit and to have dinner at Maggiano's.  SO yummy!  We then headed to Barnes and Noble for a quick book purchase and then back to the hotel for some relaxation, cable TV, and my first experience with Duck Dynasty!  The next morning we ordered room service and took our time getting ready before going to see a movie.  It was a much needed time together away from all the distractions that fill up so much of our life.

That evening, we loaded up the Highlander just like last year and set out for Hall's Pumpkin Farm.  This patch is located on one of the few working farms still left in the DFW area, right in the middle of Colleyville.  Emily was a bit harder to contain this year, but at least she could sit up without toppling over, which was a huge improvement from last year. :)  We had a great time, got a few pictures, saw some friends, and ended it all with yummy Rosa's.  

Looking like the perfect angel she thinks she is

Sweet excitement

I could seriously eat those cheeks.  And I've tried.

Our least favorite face and the one we see more and more these days!

I'm done, Mom!  See you later!

Remember that face I told you we love so much?  Here's its twin.

Me trying to sweet talk my girl into posing for a picture with me

Our sweet little family

Angel baby with Papa and Mimi
I am loving this time of year!  I can't believe Thanksgiving is already here, which basically means Christmas is here.  We are excited for this season and all that it means!