Saturday, October 29, 2011


Emma showing off her new skillz to Daddy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

You Decide...

Mother's Helper? or Early Signs of Mischief?
Either way, she's so darn proud of herself!

Monday, October 24, 2011

7 Months!

so... how was YOUR day?

My Hubby's Birthday

Yesterday was my wonderful hubby's birthday! The day was spent just as he liked it... mostly at home with his family chilling out! Here is a photo journal of our day.6:30am - Emma helping Daddy open his present from my parents.
6:34am - Eric modeling his new shorts and sweet new thermos/bottle that he LOVES!
10:10am - Eric & Emma ready to head off to church.

10:45am - A little girl spotted and captured on film from the back row at church. Isn't she so cute?1:15pm - Lunch was Daddy's favorite meal... Bude Chigae!
Ok, so the afternoon was spent mostly doing things around the house and watching TV on the bed.

6:00pm - I come out of the bathroom and hear these sounds coming from the bedroom. I love to hear these two laughing together and having fun.
7:15pm - Reading bedtime stories.

8:30pm - "Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday to my Love! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!"

Friday, October 21, 2011

NICS Family Gathering

A few Fridays ago the ICS staff rented a bus that took us up to our sister school, YISS, for the annual NICS Fall Family Gathering. It was a time of encouragement, worship, professional development, and hang-out time with members of all 3 NICS school here in Korea. Emma and I, as well as our friends Gail and Isaac, got to go along too. These pictures are courtesy of Gail since we didn't bring our camera this time. It was a fun day. Moms and kids mostly just hung out but it was really nice just to get out of the house and hang out with some other mommies, some of whom we've met before, but really haven't seen in a long time. Gail & I ended up hanging out quite a bit with a friend we'd met at PFO 2 years ago. Since then, all 3 of us have added a(nother) child to our families! Hopefully we can do more with them in the future. Here are a few pics of the day.
Eric had the honor of giving the morning devotional talk to the group. I'd say there were about 200 people there. He did a great job!
We mommies and babies hangin' out.
I accidentally left the diaper bag at the school when we went out for coffee so Emma got the privilege of borrowing a cloth diaper from Isaac for a few hours! I made Gail document this event.
And in return Emma shared a sippy cup with Isaac since we have several for ourselves already. Fun times!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Series of Unfortunate Events

"Look, Mom! I made it all the way across the floor!""Aren't you proud of me?"
"Wait. What is this thing behind me?"
"Help! It's eating me!"
So, we haven't quite mastered FORWARD motion yet... :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Daddy Kisses

School Picnic

Yesterday our school spent a gorgeous day at the park for our annual Fall Picnic. Parents, Students, & Teachers all came out to enjoy eating & playing together. When I got home I found these pictures on our camera. I have to say, my husband sure is getting pretty good at taking great pics!

Tooth Count 1 Week Later...


Friday, October 7, 2011

Love, Love, Love

This picture just about says it all. Two of my favorite times of the day are when Emma's daddy comes home from school and Emma lights up with a big smile, and when I get to watch Eric read bedtime stories to Emma. It has been so neat to watch their relationship grow. In the 1st few months of her life, Emma was NOT comforted by Eric at ALL whenever she was upset and especially at bedtime. But recently, it's been so neat to see Emma truly come to LOVE her daddy. She loves spending time with him, is comforted by him when strangers make her cry (and um... pretty much all MEN make her cry these days), and she "crawls" all over him during story-time and lays her head on his shoulder or chest when she's tired. Priceless!

Tylenol Kid

It's been a bit of a rough week around here, as evidenced by my daughter, who's favorite toy is now the bottle of Tylenol. No, seriously, the other day after giving her a dose of it, she grabbed the bottle (with a tightly screwed on lid) out of my hands and started sucking on the top of it like a pacifier. She also likes to chew on it. Teething... aigoo.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy TWOsday!

As the ticker above says, We have now been married 2 years, 2 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days!

And to celebrate... yesterday Emma showed us that she has TWO teeth!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Slow Week

... picture-wise anyway. Sorry for not blogging much this last week. I guess there wasn't much to take pictures of. I decided to clean off the pics on the camera this morning and there were only 15 on there from the entire week. (For us that is NOT a lot of pics). And below are the best of the lot. Not terribly interesting, but... this is my life right now. :)
Used my food mill for the 1st time to make peas into baby food. I was pretty excited about that. The food mill worked great AND out of 7 years in Korea, this is the 1st that I have ever found frozen peas! (And I can't find them anymore, so the package in our freezer is pretty precious). :)
The other day I was trying so hard to get Emma's hair to fit into a clip... for real. It's just not quite long enough. But I got a cute pic out of the deal.
Yes, I am sitting on the toilet in the bathroom in this one. :) Emma wore this dress yesterday that my mom had bought her and I had forgotten all day to take a picture of it. So, Eric snapped this picture RIGHT before Emma's bathtime. In fact, the buttons in the back are already undone. Whew! Almost missed it! This one's for you, Mom!