Friday, November 30, 2007

Scary Santa?

I'm singing this weekend at the Dickens Festival in St. George. Today was my first day performing and they have a place where you can get pictures with Santa. We thought it would be fun to get Emmy's first official photos w/ Santa. Well, she didn't think it was so fun . . . she was totally scared of him!!!! It was so funny. He is a big burley man with a booming voice. He is the best looking Santa I've ever seen, exactly what I pictured Santa looking like. I tried distracting her even before I put her on his lap, but it was no use, the damage had already been done. She'd already seen and heard him. I hurried and put her on his lap and was jumping up and down, singing her favorite songs but nothing worked. So now we have a classic picture of Binga with Santa. What a great memory!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Leave it to dad

This is what happens when dad changes the diapers! He changed her diaper when we were out to dinner, so she had her pants like this until we noticed when we got home. In Jake's defense, there are no pockets on the bum of these pants so we really couldn't tell. It was just hillarious!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Four-wheelin' family

A couple of weeks ago, we took Emmy on her first ATV ride. She had a blast! I didn't know how she would react to the helmet (when we went boating this summer, she did NOT like the life jacket) but it didn't bother her at all! Her little face was so cute and squished in the helmet.

Emmy was in the very front, then Jake and then me on the back. My parents have this really cool BIG four-wheeler that has a 2nd seat so it was roomy enough for all of us. I just put my arms around Jake to hold onto Emmy. She was such a good sport, I think we'll have to do it more often!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Birthday Girl

The day Binga was born

Emmy's First Birthday is this month. I can't believe it has been a year already! My pregnancy seemed to drag on FOREVER, but once she was here it has just flown by.

I gave her a cupcake to dig into but I think most of it ended up on the floor
She wasn't shy about rubbing the frosting ALL OVER herself!
Especially in her hair

Her cousins, Maddy and Grey, gave her this unicorn. She absolutely loved it. She just started hugging it and carrying it around with her after she opened it. Thanks, Mads, for picking out the perfect present!

Happy Birthday, Emmy! We love you so much! You have made our lives so exciting. We never knew we could have so much joy! Who knew our lives could be such an adventure!

Fun in the sun!

Emmy and I went to St. George last week. They have a "River Walk" where kids can get into the water and play (the bottom of the "river" is cement and there are big rocks for the kids to play on). We went and Emmy had so much fun playing in the water! Can you believe it was warm enough for her to be in her swimsuit and splash around? It was in the 80's. Crazy! But it was a fun time to get out and just have some fun in the sun!
We also went to the park last week. Emmy loves the swings, can you tell?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Emmy started walking on her own last night! We were playing Wii and not even paying attention. All of the sudden Emmy stands up and starts walking! Once she started she didn't want to stop. She was walking all night. What a fun time! Being a mother is such a joy.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

There's no place like home . . .

It's Dorothy in her Ruby Slippers!

Emmy loved walking through the leaves on the way home from Trunk or Treat

Eating a Halloween Tootsie Roll. She loved it!

Just Chillin!

Happy Halloween! This year was Emmy's first Halloween and it was so much fun dressing her up. We went to the church for our ward's Halloween party and Trunk or Treat. We didn't stick around for the Trunk or Treat part (Emmy was getting pretty tired and cranky) but we had fun.

This is Emmy's new face when she pouts. It is so funny!

And Happy Birthday, Lindsey (my beautiful sister)! What a fun day to have a birthday! We went to her house on Saturday and had a birthday party. It was a blast! I dressed up as a witch (although I looked like Professor McGonagall) and Jake dressed up as Dracula. There was a Murder Mystery game and I won! The prize was a $50 gift certificate to Macaroni Grill. Yum yum!!! Lindsey has the pics on her camera so when she emails them to me I will post them.

Lindsey and I a LONG time ago - how funny!

Happy Halloween!