Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Spring!

I know it's not technically Spring until tomorrow, but these pictures just screamed "Spring" to me and I thought I would share! We got this headband at Target quite a while back and Emma Kate just loves to play with it. She usually doesn't leave it on for very long, but she was playing for a really long time this morning with it on, so I decided to put her tutu on as well! She was dancing and running all over the living room just cracking up at herself!!

(doesn't she look SO big in these pictures?!)

Another fun thing about Spring and the warm weather is all of Emma Kate's cute new Spring clothes! She wore this adorable outfit for the first time yesterday so I had to get a picture. I have decided however, that standing in the chair isn't the best idea. Right after the last picture was taken she did a nose dive right over the side...luckily I caught her by her ankle and tears were spared! 


And these last pictures were taken last weekend at lunch. Emma Kate has a new found obsession with lemons! Anytime we go out to eat she goes crazy until we give her the lemon from our water. I didn't think she would really like them, but she will eat all the way down to the rhine and then beg for more!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm Back!

I have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus, but I'm back!  I felt like the Lord was calling me to fast from TV and the Internet this week, so that is what I did. At times it was really hard, but I was able to really focus on prayer, and being a wife and mother without any distractions, so over all it was great. 

And seeing as how my last several posts haven't been much an update, I thought I would update on the happenings in the Foster family. :) The last several weekends we have been able to hang out and catch up with lots of great friends that we don't get to see very often. First of all, we had a little get together with my old teaching friends at Brooke and Wade's new house (which is beautiful I might add!!). It was so great catching up and it was also really fun to watch the kids all playing together. Emma Kate was a little out numbered with the boys, but she was a trooper and even stayed awake until 10:30 (which is WAY past her 6:30 bedtime!). It had been way too long since we got together, and the only thing missing was Tom, Monica, and Katie Lynn...maybe next time y'all can make a trip from the Big-D! :)
(she really thought those boys were too funny!)

Oh yeah, I took my yummy black bean dip, that I take pretty much everywhere, to our get together. Everyone is always asking of the recipe so I thought I would just put it on here:

2 cans black beans (rinsed)
2 cans shoe peg corn
1 small red onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes diced
2 avocados diced
2 jalapenos finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
lime juice

It is so easy to make, and it's always a huge hit!  

The next weekend, Emma Kate and I decided to head south to good old San Angelo for a girl's weekend. We stayed with Jenny, one of my best friends from college, and Macy, one of my old roommate's and her little girl, Bliss, were in town also! It was so great catching up with them, and getting to meet Miss Bliss, who is adorable!! We had such a fun time, and the girls played really well together. I wish I could say that Emma Kate was a trooper for this outing too, but she isn't much for traveling. She decided that since it was a "girl's weekend" that that really meant it was party time from 12-4 AM, and then she was of course exhausted the next day! I have decided she just does so much better in familiar surroundings and when she sticks to her schedule. Saturday of that weekend was our annual Phi Lamb Alumni Luncheon. This was the first year I had been able to get back since the first one. It was great getting to meet all the new girls and seeing a few old faces. Unfortunately there wasn't a huge turn out, but maybe with better communication next year more people will be able to come (especially all you girls that still live in SA!!! :)). 

Other than that we have just been hanging out. We enjoyed a week of nice Spring weather and are really ready for it get here and stay! I couldn't believe how cold it got this week...and wintery mix, only in West Texas can it go from 70 one day to wintery mix the next! Oh well, I guess it's to be expected since we had such a mild winter. 

In Easton news, everything has pretty much been smooth sailing once again. (Praise the Lord!) He's definitely a mover and a shaker like his sister was, but I'm not complaining, I absolutely love feeling him move around. Actually I think it was one of the things that I missed most about being pregnant after having Emma Kate, so I'm really trying to enjoy every bit of it this time around. I just looked at my little ticker thing and I can't believe in 94 days or less we will be a family of FOUR! I have my last sonogram in a week and a half so I will definitely post more pictures then of our growing boy. 

I guess that's about all the updates for now...Happy Spring Break!!