Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Emma's Rollin'!!!!

Our little lady rolled over from her tummy to back today!!! She did it the first time and I told Jay about it. He asked if I got any video and of course I didn't, so I said we'd try. I told Emma we'll try this one more time and try to get the moment captured for Dad.... 
and she did it again! 
Don't mind the screaming; this is how she is every time we put her on her stomach. 

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

While I was out...

Here are some cute pictures of Emma in her little GAP hoodie that Grandma and Grandpa Udey got her. I had to bundle her up this week when we went to some garage sales and thought this was the perfect outfit!
Look at those pencil legs!

What a ham!

Emma tried out a new toy during bath time. Now that she can actually hold things, she was a little more entertained. 
Mom! I'm in a whale and there's a whale on top of me!! Help!!!

A 'you caught me' look...

Last, but not least. I found these when I was uploading pictures to the computer. Jay let me get out of the house to spend a little time with myself Saturday morning. It was wonderful, but I have to admit I was ready to come home and be with my family. But, this is what I found caught on camera.... 
Two wonderful babysitters! Daddy Jay and Uncle Stasos!



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Loving Summer!

Emma and I have racked up our hours on the porch already. I think it's our new favorite spot. Jay even comes out and spends some time with us when he gets home from work. It's a wonderful place to relax. Emma seems to enjoy being out there much more than inside too! 

Just stretching!

Also, if we were playing I Spy.... 
I think Emma and I would be a good team... Here's why.

I spy....
....a lazy squirrel!!!

We're working on sitting up and rolling over lately. While we enjoyed an afternoon on the porch, Emma rolled from her back to front!!! We have yet to see it happen again, but it was really exciting! 
While practicing sitting up, I asked her to smile for the camera. 
What a peach!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Laughter

I couldn't resist sharing this. Someone loves kisses or at least the sound of them!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pumpkins, Flowers, Onions and a Checkup!

Today, Emma, our friend Becca, and I did some outside work!  We transplanted the pumpkins and onions into the garden finally! 

We'll see how they do. The next step is to get the rest planted. We're taking baby steps though; only so much can be done in a day. We planted some flowers too! I've had this idea in my head of planting flowers in a suitcase for a while, like this: Suitcase Example.  I think it's simply beautiful. But the more I looked around, I realize suitcases don't come cheap, even if you just want an old crappy one, they still cost money. So, last weekend while at some garage sales, I came across these two things that were FREE and decided they'll do.

Here's a few others we planted. 


With all this planting flowers going on, I thought back to one of my favorite verses: 
1 Peter 1:24 All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.

Just makes me think about what is important. As much as I need to feed my flowers with water and some nutrients here and there, I need to be fed by reading the Bible much more than the flowers need their essentials to live. 

CHECKUP:
Emma is 4 months old already! She's growing at a pretty steady pace. She's 23 3/4" tall and 10 lbs 7 oz. The doctor said she does a very good job at being active and focusing on voices and faces. She's a beauty! 
Another plus was our doctor said her hemangioma, the little red dot on her forehead, may be done growing. I'm crossing my fingers. It's hard to imagine her without it; yet I will be excited when it starts to shrink and eventually disappear. Sitting in the doctor's office I thought of this verse: 
1 Peter 3:3-4 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 

At first when her hemangioma started growing, it was difficult for me to process. It's the first thing people noticed about her and always asked about. I was tired of explaining it but eventually, I got used to the questions and comments and no matter what I know that we have a beautiful daughter. I need to remember every day that our inner beauty is more important than our outer beauty in my own life and others and this verse helps me think that way. 

Last, here are two videos of her first moments in her Johnny Jumper!


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mondays....

Mondays are still pajama days here at the Udey house. Mondays are our day to recuperate from the weekend. Which means, we do quite a bit of dishes, clean up the house, do some laundry, etc. After a very successful weekend of garage saling, I had all of Emma's new clothes to wash plus her normal laundry. She INSISTED on helping me put all of her clothes away and there happen to be a perfect little spot calling her name in the laundry basket. 

Fits perfectly!!

What?

Looks pretty mischievous to me. 

I'm all alone... the clothes are all gone. 

Trapped... "Let me out mom." 
 What a helper. We even did some raking in the backyard and caught a chipmunk in our trap. A successful day I'd have to say. 
She agrees!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Guess how many fingers Emma can fit in her mouth?


I think this is her record!


Our cutie in a new hat we picked up for free at a garage sale. 



Friday, May 13, 2011

What can $7.30 get you?

You'd think not a lot in this world today. Unless..... you go to garage sales. My friend Jennifer and I exchange garage sale addresses most weeks and she found a good one this week. Emma and I headed over and got all this for $7.30!!!!
A gate, table toy, phone toy, shopping cart, Lego piano,
four sleepers, three pants, and a pair of shoes!
So if you're a mom out there or know someone who needs mainly girl clothes, head to this!!! Her clothes were .10-.75. Some outfits were a little more, the most expensive one I saw was $3. Here's the craigslist link Amazing Garage Sale.
There were other garage sales as you can see in the link, but we only made it to this one. 

One another note, Cara came over yesterday and made some Thai food. So, I tried that for the first time.
It wasn't the spicy, kind so I was a fan! 


A little sparkling kiwi/strawberry drink too :) 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stories about Moby in a skirt drinking a MooLatte while tooting and giggling...?

I bet you are wondering where I came up with the title of this post. Well I thought it would be more interesting to put the six main words (Stories, Moby, Skirt, MooLatte, Toot, Giggling) in a sentence than just state them.... the creativity is flowing.... 

Here's a few STORIES that Emma told me the other day :)

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This weekend, I planned on getting some type of wrap to carry Emma in. I happen to be looking at some garage sale posts and a lady was getting rid of a brand new MOBY wrap. It had never been used! The big plus was it was 75% less than the price of a new one in a store! Praise the Lord :) Here's the first time modeling it and the results!



Not sure if she was just tuckered out from the day or if it was the wrap, but she fell asleep within 15 minutes of being wrapped up in it. It was wonderful to have two hands to carry a laundry basket and put dishes away. Big fan of the Moby! 

For Mother's Day, Jay, Emma, and I walked around the mall. She fell asleep while Jay was carrying here which was a wonderful. I picked out a new skirt for my Mother's Day present. It's comfy and breezy, both a huge, huge plus. Then, Jay and I shared a MOOLATTE from Dairy Queen to top off the day.

Learning to pick up her feet!
"Mommy's Love Bug" 
Our beautiful baby!
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At the beginning, she lets out a little TOOT/grunt. This turns into Emma's personalized Mother's Day gift. A very, very bad diaper. I thanked her for being so thoughtful.
After getting rid of the dirty diaper, she was a much happier baby! Check out her GIGGLING! What a joy she is! 

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I'd say it was a perfect first Mother's Day. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Baking.....

Totally not my thing, but I still enjoy it. I tried making biscotti today. The recipe seemed super easy and it was, but my expectations were too high of myself. That happens so often.
My 'blonde' moment of baking today went something like this:
I had everything mixed together but a few ingredients. The recipe said to add some chocolate chunks and the cocoa powder and stir it in. That's what I started to do until..... the spatula slipped into a large pile of cocoa powder. All of the sudden there was a brown cloud in the kitchen. 
It went all over me, the counter, and the floor. 
Although pictures would have been hilarious, 
I wasn't thinking this was very funny at the moment. 
But, they turned out ok. 
I'll have to try them with a cup of coffee in the morning with my hubby; 
I bet they'll taste better then. :) 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

LONG days...

This week, Emma and I are working on her napping in her crib. Seems like it shouldn't be that hard. But, for a little girl who likes to be held when she naps during the day, it's been a LONG two days so far. We, well mainly I, LONG for Jay to come home. Emma expresses how I feel in these pictures. 




One good thing about this week though is, I have a list of things to work on around the house to keep myself busy.  I put some pictures up on our very LONG and what was empty wall. I need to get a few more to add for some more length, but this is what I've done so far. 


I'll keep working away on my list. If you're reading this, could you stop for just a minute and say a prayer for us. That I'll keep my sanity and that Emma will nap on her own. This may be a LONG process but I've been told, and I know, that in the end it will be worth it. Hope that day comes soon!