Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Christmas Tree

This is the first year we let Emily help us decorate the Christmas tree. She had lots of fun trying to hang everything on the same branch. We also had to break out the super glue to fix a couple of ornaments she broke. But that's okay...she had fun.

McDonalds with Grandpa Kenny

One of Emily's favorite things to do is play on the playground at the park. However, since it's been so cold she has had to settle for McDonald's Playland. Grandpa Kenny met us there for lunch and Emmy had a blast. Grandpa is much for fun than Mommy because he pretends to get stuck at the bottom of the slide so Emmy has to go down the slide to "push" him out. He also plays hide and seek with her. You'll have to check out her "prime" hiding spots in the last three pictures.

She is so funny when she plays hide n seek...she thinks that if she can't see can't see her. I can't decide which one is my favorite...the one of her "under" the table or the one of her covering her eyes with her arm.

A day at the zoo...Nov 9

Julie and I had a great time taking the kids to the zoo. Emmy really had lots of fun being there with Katy and Kevin.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year looks like I'm going to start the new year by playing catch up. Between our Disney vacation, coming home to a melted house (more on this in another post), Emily's birthday, shopping and Christmas it has been pretty crazy around here. I have a lot to catch up on so it will take me quite a while to get it all done. I'm going to try to post at least once a day until I'm caught up.

I'm going to start with New Years then I'm going to go backtrack and start with anything that came after Halloween (since that was my last post...I'm such a bad blogger).

Anyway....I started out my New Year's Eve at my sister's house by eating shrimp and crab legs, this is a family tradition so I could not pass it up. I then joined Rob and Emily at Rob's mom's house. Emily was already wound up and it was only 7:30. Poor Madison finally had to hide from Emily to get a little bit of a break. Emmy loves playing with her cousins but she just doesn't realize that they are so much older than her and don't always want to play her crazy games.

At midnight (or 3 minutes till but who's counting) we went outside to bang pots and pans. Emmy was excited about this until she got out there. She HATES loud noises and cried just about the whole time she was out there. The poor girl misunderstood what was going to happen because when we came back in the house she asked what we were going to make. I think she thought we were going to cook something in the pots and pans....not make loud annoying sounds with them. So about 12:30 we made our way back home and she went right to bed. I would like to say that Rob and I did too but we watched part of "Lord of the Rings" instead. We watch all 3 movies over the New Year's break.
I hope you all had a safe and happy new year and you will be hearing from again very soon.

Emily, Madison and Clayton sporting the New Year's Gear.

Clayton, Robbie and Big Dave playing a game.

Aunt Lisa and Emily playing Memory.

As you can tell, Emily was not happy with this.