Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend in Review

Friday evening Brice and I were able to enjoy a "double the fun" date night! My mom graciously offered to watch Emma Kate, so we took her up on her offer and hit the town. haha. We got to see not one, but two movies! Now, pre-parenthood this wouldn't be all that out of the ordinary, however, since becoming parents Tinseltown hasn't been on the received quite as much of our money as it used to. First we saw Eagle Eye, the new movie with Shia LaBouf, which was great! Honestly, I wasn't all that excited about seeing this movie but thought I would go along with it since Brice really wanted to see, and I'm so glad I did! It was full of action and a little far fetched, but highly entertaining. Next we enjoyed a yummy dinner at Abuelo's (my favorite restaurant), and then ended the evening with our second movie, Nights in Rodanthe. Brice definitely wasn't all that excited about seeing this movie, but I had been begging him ever since I saw the previews to take me to see it. I was SO disappointed! I had myself all hyped for a great love story and unfortunately it just wasn't all that great. No where near as good as the Notebook. But we enjoyed our date night none the less.

Saturday morning we got up bright and early and participated in the American Diabetes Association walk at Mackenzie Park. There was a huge turn out and it was a beautiful morning, we really couldn't have asked for better weather. But it definitely made me realize how much work I have to do in order to get back in shape, and I was pretty thankful I wasn't pushing a stroller as we were heading up the last hill! After the walk we came back home and watched 88 Minutes, with Al Pacino, another action movie that I actually liked. Later that afternoon Emma Kate came home, we played for a minute then I went and got my hair done. I have been going to a new hair "lady" (it sounds so weird calling her that since she's the little sister of one of my friends from high school) named Kacy. I just love her! She is so sweet and fun to talk to, and she does a really good job. She and her mom own a salon called Panache, if you're looking for a new hair stylist, I highly recommend her! Anyway, after getting my hair done I came home and played with EK some more and then cooked a lasagna. I always thought home-made lasagnas were too difficult, but they really aren't. It was fairly easy to make and way better than the frozen ones we used to get! Emma Kate even enjoyed some for lunch today - her first real table food.

This morning we headed back to a new church called Redeemer. We have been "homeless", church home that is, for a few months now. This was our second week to visit here and we both really like it! The worship is amazing, the message is really challenging, and to top it off Emma Kate has done really well in the nursery both weeks. As we have been looking for a new church home our prayer has been that God would lead us to a place where we would grow in grace and knowledge, and it seems like we have maybe found just that. We are looking forward to meeting more people and visiting a "Redeemer Group". Here are the lyrics to one of the songs we sang this powerful!

May the mind of Christ, our Savior,
Live in us from day to day,
By His love and power controlling
All we do and all we say.
May You dwell richly
May You dwell richly
May You dwell richly
In us
May the Word of God live mighty
In our hearts from hour to hour,
So that all may see us triumph
Only through His grace and power.
May the peace of God our Father
Rule our lives in everything,
That we may be calm to comfort
All the sick and sorrowing.
May the love of Jesus fill us
As the waters fill the seas;
Him exalting, self abasing,
This is all our victory.
May His beauty rest upon us,
As we seek the lost to win,
May they forget us as the channel,
Seeing ever only Him.
**ugh, I have no idea why blogger is messing up the spacing. I realize this is kind of hard to read!
And this afternoon we have just been hanging out watching football. Go Cowboys! Overall it's been a great weekend. Nothing too exciting, but extremely nice to hang out as a couple and as a family! What did you do this weekend??

Friday, September 26, 2008


We have a tooth!! Finally!! I didn't think that first tooth would ever make it out, but it finally has. I was pretty shocked yesterday morning when I reached in Emma Kate's mouth and actually felt something sharp. Here's to hoping the other teeth aren't quite as painful! :)

(and I've been trying to get a picture of it, but she hasn't been cooperating...I will be sure and post it when I do, I know you are all DYING to see it, haha!)

Monday, September 15, 2008


I wish I was posting pictures of our first day of school, or Emma Kate's first time to try out her big girl car seat (oh goodness that picture was too cute!), but unfortunately the aforementioned computer problems recently got worse and our computer finally died....taking with it ALL of our pictures and files that we had yet to move to our external hard drive!!! :( But that is a post/rant for another day!

Instead I get to share with you a couple of Emma Kate's other firsts she had today.

1. Formula - yes, she has finally tried formula, and much to my surprise she loved it. I have been thinking about trying it out soon anyway because I'm almost out of frozen milk which I send with her on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and since she seemed extra hungry today I thought we would go ahead and try it out. She downed 4 ounces in no time and acted as if it was nothing new! I was really hoping to make it to a year and be able to skip formula all together, but I guess a couple of bottles a week won't be too bad.

2. Dog Food - that's right, folks! I'm sure every child at some point tries it and today was Emma Kate's day. I was in the office working on some stuff for school tomorrow and she was in the living room playing, or so I thought. All the sudden I realized she was being awfully quiet and decided I needed to go check on her. I came out of the office and didn't see her so I figured she was at the back door watching the dogs (her favorite place to play these days)...nope I walked around the couch just in time to see her put a handful of dog food in her mouth!! And I think she really liked it because both her cheeks were full!! YUCK! Needless to say I immediately started freaking out and called my mom to see if we needed to call poison control. She assured me that if the food didn't harm the dogs then it wouldn't hurt her, nice!

So there you have it, not quite as exciting as pictures, but you can check out Denae's blog for some 9 month pictures we just got around to taking today. :)

Monday, September 01, 2008


The last couple of weeks have been so much fun. Emma Kate seems to be learning a new "trick" every single day! Here is what she has been up to:

  • About 2 weeks ago she started feeding herself puffs, and has since started eating cheerios as well (which she loves!).

  • She has started bobbing her head like she's dancing, and she will mimic you if you do it first!

  • She has started clapping her hands, and she thinks it's the funniest thing. I'm not sure what the title of the song is, but we are constantly singing "Clap your hands, all ye people...sing for joy unto the Lord". This is her cue to start cute!

  • Last Friday she started crawling for the first time. She would barely crawl from one end of the blanket to the other, and only for a cheerio. I thought about making a sign that said "Will crawl for food" and taking her picture, but she woke up from her nap today and decided she was a big girl now and has been crawling all over the place all afternoon!

  • In addition to crawling she has also figured out how to sit up on her own as well...I think it's definitely time to baby proof!

We are just so proud of our big girl, but it's so funny the range of emotions all these changes bring on! I found myself in tears earlier today because I just can't believe my baby girl is old enough to be crawling. The last nine months have gone by so quickly. God is so faithful and I'm so grateful for each day I get to spend being Emma Kate's mommy!

And of course what would a post be without a picture?! We went to the Tech game on Saturday and decided to test the waters and bring Emma Kate along to see how she would do. She was so quiet and still for about the first 20 minutes just sitting in my lap wide eyed taking it all in. Once she got comfortable she decided to let loose and ham it up for everyone around us...she definitely stole the show! She was clapping and waving and smiling at anyone who looked her way!