It's been a long week here. We've all been nursing colds, and out of the three of us, Emmy seems to be doing the best. She's been blowing snot-bubbles all week, but still acts happy, eats well, and takes good naps. We only had one night time scream-fest, and that was the evening her cold started. I think she was ticked off that her little nose was stuffy! She's not run a fever or acted like her ears hurt, so I haven't taken her to the doctor. I had a cold all last week, and thought I was getting rid of it when Emmy caught hers. Then, mine came back with a vengeance! (and now Keith has it...much to my dismay!)
Anyway, we'd scheduled an appointment at JC Penney's to get Emmy's 6 month pictures taken. Since her cold is clearing up, and she wasn't a total snot-monster, we took her. She was a very big girl, although she wasn't so sure she should smile at the photographer. All three adults were about standing on our heads to get this kid to grin, even a little bit! It was ridiculous, but we did end up with several nice photos. I really wanted at least one photo that showed off her 2 teeth, and it looked like we got ONE. I bought her a cute little sundress, and pretty much none of the pics of her wearing that turned out. In one, she grabbed the hem and flashed us, just as he snapped the pic. Such a lady!
This week, a new Dream Dinners opened up closer to where we live. I had been going to one in Durham, which was about 30 minutes away. This one is about 10-15 minutes closer. The same couple owns both stores, and I read that they won an award for highest sales in the country last year! They are always busy, but the workers are always very nice and helpful. In case you haven't heard of Dream Dinners, I encourage you to check them out. It's a real blessing for a family like ours, who really want to eat at home, but don't always have time to make meals from scratch. We're eating frozen pizza no more!!
Last week, we decided to change bath tubs for Emmy. She'd been using a plastic baby tub, and really had outgrown it. She was as long as the tub, and kept kicking the end of it. We had received an inflatable tub as a shower gift, but didn't want to use it until Emmy could sit well. Since she has now mastered that skill, we tried out the new tub. She LOVES it! She has a couple bath toys, and really enjoys splashing around.