Sunday, September 28, 2008
My model is reluctant to stand still, thus the slightly blurry pics. Must switch camera over to "sport" mode!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
One of Emilia's favorite things to do right now is to jump on pillows. Marcus is always making little piles of pillows for her to throw herself on and she typically will stand up on our bed and throw herself on the pillows on our bed (the day she misjudges the distance between her head and the wall is coming I know). As a result, it was only time before she discovered Chola's dogbed. Fortunately I had just washed it, as noted above. I was putting something away and when I came back I found the girl throwing herself on the dogbed. If I had been thinking I would have taken a picture of Chola's face which was something akin to "what-the-hell-now-i've-got-to-share-my-bed-with-the-little-noisy-thing?!" Priceless.
My reluctant sweater model... always on the move! (Forgive the hair - this picture was taken early morning - you would not have wanted to see my hair!)
Finally still long enough to get a better picture of the sweater.
Monday, September 22, 2008
So this past Friday morning I went in to TES to sub so Marcus was in charge of getting Emilia ready for school and on her way. I was more than a little worried about how it would go and in my own OCD way had to write everything down and leave everything out for them. Of course they did fine - she got to school in one piece (though Marcus apparently dropped one of her shoes on the way in and had to go back to the car to get it) and enjoyed her first "full" morning at school until 12:30, complete with lunch.
My list for Marcus. I think I did a good job because I got it down to just one page! :)Her outfit for the day that I laid out for Marcus (yes, her shoes are on top of the diaper genie). This outfit came straight from Finland and the Marimekko shop. So continental! :)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Clearly tired of opening cabinets, Emilia decides to grab a bag and head out?
Happily surveying her work.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
that's right - my naked child climbed on top of my trunk in the TV room/playroom. She's been trying to climb it for a few days now. Her new thing is to climb everything - the trunk, the standing toys, the door of the dishwasher (not good!) anything.
Emilia is also getting quite good as saying "byebye" when we are leaving. Whenever we start heading out to the car she starts waving and saying "ba ba" which around here means "bye bye". I'll have to try to get video of it since it's quite cute and one of the few things she actually says. Sum total of words she says: four.
She's also been hard at working cutting those top teeth. The 2nd one on the right popped through a few weeks ago but the 3 other top front teeth have been reluctant to make an appearance. They have been visible since we were in Quito (way back in July) but now they are finally breaking through the skin. It's been a pretty painful experience for her - lots of clear runny mucous out of her nose, some congestion as a result, a sub-normal appetite and lots of fingers and hands in the mouth. The only thing that seems to soothe is some homemade gelatin with fruit in it and crunchy pita crisps. Even her raspberry paci doesn't seem to be doing the trick. It's been so bad that the other day when I woke her up from her nap there were little spots of blood on her sheet. When I checked her head to toe to find the source it became clear - her little gums had been bleeding where the teeth were coming out. Poor booboo. Thank goodness for Orajel and Tylenol.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
One last picture of Mr. Jumperoo before he went to stay in the attic.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Calling Grandpa to say thank you.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Ready for her first day, loaded down with her bags.
In the car on the way to school.
At the door of her classroom - getting a lay of the land. Dress courtesy of Grandpa. Shoes courtesy of MamaMama.
Crying when she first saw me. She didn't cry like this the whole time but once she saw me she was ready to go apparently! I'm chalking it up to a lack of morning nap.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Waving around some hair clips.
Huh! I found another piece of cotton!
Mama, quieres granola? (Would you like some granola? I brought it from the pantry into the bathroom!)
Part of her handbag collection.
Carrying around a couple of her bags.
A woman on the move.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
When we were back at home I left Emilia for a minute by herself. She took off (apparently to my bathroom) and when I found her in the kitchen she was doing this...
Hmm...what are these? Let me get a workout for my quads as well!
"Talking" to the cotton balls.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Emilia went to a birthday party yesterday, Monday. It was Connor's 2nd birthday. He is one of our neighbors. Emilia had a grand old time wearing a dress her Farmor bought the fabric for and her great-aunt Siv made for her in Finland over the summer. She looked super cute.
The partygoers - Graham, Reece, Connor, Meg & Emilia. Have you ever seen so many blond-haired kids?!
Playing in the sandbox. I think she thought she was back at the beach!