Monday, November 30, 2009

November has come and gone!

We had Dennis's sister come for a visit and then I got sick with throwing up and diarrhea, then we got ready for the trip for Thanksgiving...also tried to get some Christmas shopping done and finished! Not a lot of time for much else!

But we do love and enjoy spending a lot of time with Emma, so with our time together with her, house stuff, elderly cat stuff, and a little bit of "our time", I'm posting pictures via Picasa. Just don't want to take the time to go through all of the photos and edit them before blogging...just not where I want to put my time. So hope this works!

First album - Emma is getting more and more comfortable with going to the park near us, and she loves to put on this hat! Denise's visit seemed like it flew by. She brought some beautiful things back for Emma from her world trip. I love the pictures of Emma with her sunglasses and Hello Kitty bag. OMG she is adorable! And we had fun writing with chalk on the sidewalk with her! And how cute she is with Dada in their Bama outfits!

Just click on the image, it will take you to Picasa, and you can then select Slideshow to view the album...
20091117-Emma at Koop park; Denise; glasses; chalk driveway

Second album - Went to Alabama for Thanksgiving. This was Emma's first time to meet her Grandparents. As usual it takes her a little while for her to warm up to you. She's just shy like most kids. But for some reason, she warmed up to PawPaw first before MawMaw, which is strange, because it usually takes her longer to warm up to men. We didn't get to spend as much quality time with the grandparents as we hoped. The excitement of the new addition of the first grandbaby and quality time was spoiled by Dennis's brother and his wife bringing the three foster kids they have right now. One was almost two and very whiny. Emma will watch other kids and then not do anything. So we would be having fun, Emma was feeling comfortable with her new grandparents, and then they would come over and it completely changed everything. Very disappointing for us all.

Wished we would have spent more time with Dennis' good friend, Dean, and his wife, Kathy, but it didn't work out.

We said goodbye to Denise moving way up north. Just very sad leaving this time, because we all know that we won't be going up there much and Emma's grandparents won't be coming down either; Denise is moving so far away...it was emotional for us.

Just click on the image, it will take you to Picasa, and you can then select Slideshow to view the album...
20091126-Thanksgiving in Alabama

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Tigers, Elephants, New Aunt and Uncle, Halloween!

Emma is learning more and more about her whole new world!

We went to the zoo with her for the very first time when my brother and my sister-in-law came in town. I think she loves animals even more now.



She loved being able to go t the petting zoo and pet the goats and sheep.

She can still make the craziest faces. She looks like she may not like it, but she's looking at me with the camera. She's now getting more and more aggressive with the camera, not just touching the lens, but wanting to take the pictures herself!!!

Oh, she has been climbing a lot more these past three weeks...





The white tigers were so frisky, not to mention the handler was feeding them a snack!




It really does not take her long to warm up to people...she loved her new uncle and aunt!!!



And Halloween! Oh My! She now knew what the costume and especially her Hello Kitty basket were all about!!!
I tried to set up the tripod to get a few family shots of all of us ;)
She was so excited to look in her basket when we got home. And we all had the community lollipop!










This was the scariest house we visited. I think next year she may be too afraid to go all the way up!
She was just so excited to know go up and get candy!!! Really anything in her basket!!!


She didn't like the flash on the camera...Oh, I'm so sorry!



This was the very first stop of her Halloween trick or treating experience. She was so excited!!!

We joined in on the fun of dressing up! I want to get a really cool wig I saw in the French Quarter...on my wish list!


Dadda found his Jester hat. Mine is somewhere. Gotta find it, cuz we got to make Mardi Gras fun for her too!!!

She loves anything that she can put a cap on and she has been screwing things on and off! Engineer in the making?!

And she loved her Halloween party at Gymboree! She had another runny nose so she hadn't been for a little while and she just jumped right on in!



She is not shy at all...she goes up right away to see Gymbo!


She's getting her kiss from Gymbo! Then she'll follow him around the room as he kisses all of the babies.
Parachute time...includes bubbles, and she loves the bubbles. Catches them on one finger!!!


Peek-a-Boo!





A friend from where I used to work gave her this way too cute coat! Oh My!!! She twirled around and was so happy with it on!!!

She has been putting on her hats...so I just started shooting some pictures of her doing her twirling around, having fun, and coming at me and the camera! All the pics are straight out of the camera...I'm lucky to get them on her!











Yep, this is one of the mornings...no pants, one sock on and still cute as can be!
I keep saying, God, how much cuter and sweeter is this little girl going to get!

This week we are spending time with Dennis's sister and another aunt for her to meet! This is the first from Dennis's side to get to meet her...so we have all been so excited. It only took a couple of hours for her to already love her new Aunt Denise.

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