Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
For Memorial Day, we traveled to DC to visit Keith's family. We stayed with his Stacy, Greg & Abby in Woodbridge. Ed & Judy were up as well, and Kevin came over for the weekend too. It was a houseful of fun! Abby turned 3 earlier this month, and she was smitten with Emmy. She kept saying, "Look at her cheeks!", and counting her fingers & toes. Emmy was just as fascinated with her older cousin, and watched her very closely. We got some great photos of the two of them, and I'll share them here.
Emmy is grabbing toys now, and making all kinds of bubbles with her mouth. She's drooling more now, and blowing raspberries this week. I think she is very close to starting solid foods. I am waiting until her 4 month well-child visit to do so, but I think she'll be ready. She is sitting up in an excersaucer and eyeballing all the activities. She loves to push up with her legs when sitting on your lap, so she was definitely ready for the excersaucer. She's getting lots of rolls on her legs, arms and chin! I am very interested to see how much she weighs at her checkup in 2 weeks!
Keith and I went to see Fracture while his parents were visiting last week. It's the new Anthony Hopkins movie, and I really thought it was good. You spent the entire film trying to figure things out, and then there's a big "Ah-ha!" at the end. We watched Pan's Labyrinth on video last night...sad movie, but worth seeing. It's in Spanish with English subtitles. Speaking of subtitles...it must have been a good weekend for them! We watched Apocolypto and Letters from Iwo Jima over the weekend...both are subtitled. Both were good, but Apoco was intense and rather gory. It was interesting to see things from the Japanese perspective in Iwo Jima...good movie. We'd like to rent Flags of Our Fathers now to see the American side of the story.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
It's so special to be able to celebrate Mother's Day this year as a Mom. I woke up this morning to the sound of Keith changing/feeding Emmy at around 6 am. Keith had gone out VERY early this morning to bring me home flowers, and had a lovely card for me as well. He ordered an awesome charm bracelet with a black & white photo of Emmy and I. I LOVE IT! It has room for more photos in the years to come. The link for the jewelry website is to the right...check it out!
I took several photos today, as I want to do a scrapbook page for my first Mother's Day. I'll share my favs, as well as a pic of my bracelet. We took a walk around the neighborhood this afternoon, and will be going out for dinner tonight at our favorite Singaporian restaurant...okay, so it's the only one we know, but it's still our fav!
To our mama's...Happy Mother's Day and thanks for all you do/have done for us! We love you lots!
Monday, May 7, 2007
It was my first day back to work today. I think I managed to hold it together pretty well. I got a little teary-eyed when I had to kiss Emmy goodbye for the last time and hand her over to the babysitter. I drove all the way to work, and didn't sob, so that was a major accomplishment. I think it will be a different story once we have to start taking her to daycare. It's a little easier leaving Emmy at our home with someone. She did pretty well, but didn't nap worth a darn all day. The sitter said she slept for two 15 minute naps, and that was it. Poor kid, I think she spent the whole day trying to figure out where we went, and who this new face was staring at her! I get every Tuesday off, so I'll try to get her back on track tomorrow.