Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Playdate with Anna & Keegan

Keegan was born here in Korea about 2 months after Emma was born. So that means his mom, Anna, and I were pregnancy buddies (although we didn't really get to hang out much during that time). So it was nice yesterday when we were able to get the babies together, watch them "play," and have ourselves a good Mommy Chat. Here are a few pictures I was able to snap.
"I'm all alone on this blanket."

"Hey, Keegan, why don't you come over here and join me..."
"So, I can steal your toy and eat it!"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Making Baby Food

I am not a super crafty person. I don't sew or have many craft nights at my house. But one thing I DO like to do is cook. But originally, before Emma was ever born, I never gave making my own baby food much thought. It seemed very intimidating to me. But then Eric and I started looking at the prices of baby food jars here in Korea and they are priced anywhere from 3,500 won to 4,200 won. Which is about $3.50-$4.20. OUCH! And that's only for 1 jar that MIGHT last 2 servings with a baby. So, because of the price of that, plus the fact that we already have to formula feed, I told Eric that when Emma was ready to eat solids, I'd make them. And BOY am I glad that I did! #1 thing I've found out so far... It is FUN! #2 thing I've learned... making baby food is the easiest thing in the world. I made carrots the other day and literally all you have to do is peel 2 carrots, chop them up, boil them, & blender them with a little milk. And for the price of 2 carrots (maybe a dollar??) I got 4 "jars" worth of baby food out of it. 4 jars here would roughly cost me $15 so already I've saved so much money! Plus, now I know exactly what is going into my baby's belly.
Needless to say... I'm a fan!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Happy 5 months to my baby!
You are growing up before my very eyes and it is amazing to watch! It seems that you learn something new everyday! I'm going to take this opportunity to share with the world some of the wonderful milestones and things you've been up to lately.
There's no better way to celebrate turning 5 months old than by learning to fully turn over by yourself. Yes, that's right! And if you'd like to see a video of this epic feat (yes, it is epic in the video) then you'll have to check out facebook. You won't be disappointed. Now, this is the hard turning over - the back to front. She was able to do front to back much earlier but has taken her sweet time with this one since she hated being on her belly until, oh say... yesterday! haha! Guess she has a mind of her own!
She also decided to celebrate her 5 month birthday by sleeping ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! Now, she's done this a couple of other times but it hasn't been consistent yet. Usually, she still wants a bottle around 4am. Which is fine. But I think she is well on her way to being able to sleep through the night every night. Yayayay!

Emma has also been learning to eat rice cereal these last couple of weeks. She has been doing so well lately with opening her mouth up wide and swallowing the whole thing. Doing well, that is, until I tried to sneak in a little mashed banana into the cereal yesterday. The above picture tells you how she felt about it.

The rest of these pictures aren't necessarily milestone but rather just things Emma likes to do to fill her time. (And cute pics I thought you'd like to see. :) Emma still loves to stand up (assisted). And also loves to model super cute outfits people have given us!
She loves eating paper. However, this habit was abruptly cut off in church last week when we discovered that she literally was EATING the bulletin and had some bit off and stuck to the roof of her mouth!
Recently Emma has had a fetish with her tongue. She loves sticking it out like this.
And as always, she loves sitting and playing with her toys. She is getting so strong and can Almost.

I wonder what the next milestone will be. Any guesses?

Monday, August 22, 2011

And now for something entirely different

It's baseball time again!

Saturday marked the 1st baseball game Eric has gotten to play in since he hurt his ankle last April. It was also Emma's 1st time seeing her daddy play ball. And I must say, they didn't disappoint! I believe the final score was 9-0. Undefeated still!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Emma: 4 Months

I was so pleased to finally get the disk of these photos in the mail this week! I have been dying to share these with everyone (especially since Emma is 4 months old for only 1 more week!). We went to JC Penny's while we were in Chicago to have professional portraits taken of her and our family. I am thrilled with the result!

Dinner with the Housers

Our good friends, the Housers, came over for dinner last night. I should have gotten a group shot of us, or at least some of us eating. However, the real show of the night was how their son, Caleb, entertained Emma. He was just running around having lots of fun, especially with a blow up ball. But Emma just cracked up and LOVED watching him. He made her laugh. She made him laugh. And they both made us all laugh. Fun times.Caleb sharing the ball with EmmaEmma so happy to receive the ball.
And what do YOU do when someone shares a ball with you? Why, lick it, of course!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

1st Day of School

Today is Eric's 1st Day of School (with students). Emma didn't wake up in time to see Daddy off in the morning but when she did wake up, we tried to take some pictures to send a message to Daddy via e-mail. Below are the resulting pics. "Have a GREAT 1st Day of School, Daddy!"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

1st Clip

I love that she's getting HAIR!!!

Silly Goose

A term of endearment used around here quite often.