Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hugs & Nuggles

Emily has hit a very affectionate stage, and it's soo sweet. She'll climb up behind me on my chair, drape herself over my shoulder & say "hug". Once she has you in a hug, she'll often hold on tight and say "nuggle" (snuggle). She hugs books that have pictures of people she loves. She snuggles her pretzels. She tries to hug our neighbors horses (through the window & across the field). When she is upset or hurt she will hold out her arms & say "sad...hug!". Here she is watching the Patriots with Austin.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Things Emily Is Into: December 2010

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I finally got Emily snow pants, and we've been out in the snow every day since. The few inches we have on the ground are just enough for her to tramp around in. Here she is with Dada on a family walk.

Becky visited in November & introduced Emily to reading under a blanket. Since then, every time Emily is read a book, she insists on a "banket".

Alasdair bought a giant bucket of preztels at BJ's a few weeks ago, and Emily is obsessed. Every time I open the pantry door she starts asking for them. I've been using them to keep her happy in the car - now she asks for one every time I put her in her carseat. The child who eats like a bird will walk around with petzoo's in her mouth all. day. long.

Emily has started to gravitate towards certain other kids. Our church here is full of kids her age, which is super. When we pull up to our friends' house for community group, she starts talking about "Ell-eet" (Elliot). She'd been in a phase of sobbing every time I left her in the nursery... then this last week her friend Austin came over to see her when we walked in, and she saw another little girl she likes & her eyes lit up. I was able to leave her there with no tears!

She's into so many things these days that I can't write about them all. Some others that come to mind: chopping her wooden fruit, stickers, dancing!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Emily is very into hats right now and can put them on her own head. Here are a few. (There are a few more in the December album.)

(ok, not technically a hat)

Yesterday during our family walk in the snow, Emily (who was already wearing her own hat) looked at me and announced"Hat. Have it." and happily wore my hat on top of her hat for the rest of the walk.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Emily is exactly 1.5 today. Sometimes I can't believe how old she seems. She's doing a lot of pretend play (feeding her stuffed animals, talking to herself) and really interacting with me.

We celebrated with her 18 month checkup. Emily loves th
e doctor's office. There's wooden rocking horse in the waiting room, which she's now big enough to climb up on and rock herself. She runs around the exam room and looks at everything. The best part was the brightly lit fish tank in the lab room where she had blood taken (by a woman who must have been in training because she took forever & got blood all over E's hand!). Thank goodness for the fish distraction. The office also gives each child a book at every checkup.

She's still tall. :) 33.75" I think they said. They also weighed her in kilograms (why?).. 10.5... which, according to google, is 23 lbs. She got to stand on the big girl scale. The doc isn't worried about her low weight yet, but did encourage me to feed her nice high calorie foods. Good thing she likes to eat peanut butter by the spoonful. :)

She was so tuckered out by the excitement & the shots, that she slept on my shoulder while I grocery shopped!

I don't have any new pictures to share, so here's one on the eating theme from Granny's house last month.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Have I mentioned lately that Emily is into books?