It is so hard to find time to blog, the kids keep me busy. I have already fallen through with my idea to take the monthly bear picture. When we put our Christmas tree up we had to take the chair to the basement and it hasn't made it's way back up yet.
Emily is now almost 5 months old. She is such a sweet little girl. She still isn't rolling over but that is fine with us. She gets so close but then gets stuck.
Emily's first Thanksgiving was rather uneventful, she couldn't eat any yummy food yet. We spent Turkey Day with Grandpa and Grandma S since Grandpa B was getting married just a few days later.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving was Grandpa B's wedding so now we have a Grandpa and Grandma B. Emily was very well behaved at the wedding (can't say the same thing abut her big brother).
Just before Christmas we got the greatest present we could ask for, official court placement of Emily, which means it's now a short 5 months to finalization (we hope, who knows with our county court system).
Just a cute picture showing off her beautiful smile (and while it may look like a tooth on the bottom I assure you it isn't, we are still all gums here).
Emily's first Christmas was a busy one. It started with our traditional opening of the Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve. Then presents at home and at Grandma and Grandpa S's house on Christmas Day. Then presents at Grandpa and Grandma B's house on the 26th.
Mommy holding up Emily's Christmas Eve present (jammies):
Emily watching all the festivities on Christmas morning:
So far in 2009 Emily has had her 4 month well check. She is a healthy girl and weighed 13 lbs 14 oz and was 24 inches tall. We took a short weekend vacation to Grand Rapids where Emily stayed in her first hotel, not that she will remember any of it. We attempted to take her swimming at the hotel but the pool was way to cold for mommy to go in so it had to be too cold for little Em. We did stick our feet in the hot tub though while daddy and Nathan splashed around.
That's pretty much all that's new with the Emster. We tried solids a week or so ago but she still has the tongue reflex so it was pointless and we will continue to wait (we were hoping to wait until closer to 6 months anyway but she was having a growth spurt and was constantly hungry so we decided to give it a try). I have so many pictures in my camera to upload but my computer is full and won't hold any more until I delete stuff or get an external hard drive...not sure which will come first, but until one of those things happens there are no sweet little Emily pictures to share.