Emma loves to lay on the couch and watch the Pixar shorts, she even needs a blanket sometimes, she usually watches it in the morning and snuggles with mommy. Earlier in the day before I took these pictures I had taken her to the doctor, to find out that she had pneumonia. I was a little nervous when the doctor told me this, but she was totally fine, she recovered very quickly. The only way you could really tell that she was sick was that she had a terrible cough, and that she was a little grumpy! We are so happy that she got better so quickly.
On Monday we decided it was nice enough weather to take family home evening outside for a hike, we took a little hike to Battle Creek Falls, and spent a little time at the falls, Emma tried to play in the water a little, but it was cold, she wanted to touch the falls too, but when she would get close enough the water would splash her a lot. Whe had a lot of fun watching the falls and throwing rocks. She got to see some birds, a lizard, and she heard the crickets, which she believed were pigs. We are looking forward to taking her up to the canyon a little bit this summer when it warms up just a little bit more, we are hoping to try a little camping trip with her too.
Emma absolutely loves to go outside and play, she likes to look at the flowers and color with her sidewalk chalk. As you can see she gets quite messy with the sidewalk chalk, since she doesn't like her hands to be dirty she wipes them on her shirt, I guess she doesn't realize that she is still dirty! She has to touch every flower, and we try to go over the colors of the flowers, she has a hard time getting them right, but we are working on it. She helped us with yardwork on Saturday, she worked really hard, I wish I had taken a few pictures
Emma loves to help in the kitchen, she loves to help stir and add the ingredients. If we aren't actually cooking something she will find a spoon and a bowl and pretend to stir. She usually pretends to make soup or pancakes, and once they are done she likes to feed them to us. I think her favorite part of cooking is the sampling, she tries to be sneaky about it, but usually gets caught.
Here is our family waiting for the train to start moving. Emma loves trains, so she was pretty excited to ride on one.
This is Emma and Mommy on the carousel, Emma really liked this ride and it had a very short line which made it easy to ride a few times.
This is Emma and Mommy on a bug's life ride in California Adventure, Emma had fun pretending that she was in a balloon.
Here's Emma, with her minnie ears, waiting in line for the Train, she was very excited for this ride, she had lots of fun on it.
Here we are at the character breakfast with Minnie, Emma was so excited to see Minnie, but wasn't quite sure about her, or any of the other characters once they came to see her. She enjoyed her Mickey shaped waffles, and lots and lots of strawberries at the breakfast.
Emma loved to give the characters kisses, here she is kissing Dale.
Waiting for Mickey Mouse Playhouse to start, Emma had fun watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, and Handy Manny. We got really good seats right at the front too.
We stopped to pose for a family picture at the "C" in front California Adventure.
This is Geoff and Emma right before we rode the Dumbo ride. Emma loves elephants, so we were really excited to take or on this one. When asked what color Dumbo she wanted to ride she said "umm, green."
Geoff and I got married in April of 2000, we've spent most of our married life with Geoff in School, he finished in Dec 2006, and is starting his own office now. We had Emma in July of 2006, and James in October of 2008. We feel so blessed to have such a happy little family.
Emma Emma is quite the little girl. She loves just about everything. She reminds everyone that eating our vegetables makes us grow big and strong and randomly asks people if they eat ther veggies. She loves tinkerbell and princesses. She is a great big sister. She loves to play like she's the mom and we're the kids. She reads us books and tucks us in. She sings like crazy, and picks up lyrics really well. She makes us smile constantly.
James James is his own little character, he is definetely a boy. He climbs like crazy and loves to make messes. His favorite words are hey, no, cheese, and wow. He likes to dance and we think it's really cute when he shakes his little bum. He has a contagious smile and keeps us on our toes
Mandy Mandy stays busy with the kids, she loves being a mom. She is teaching herself how to decorate cakes. She also helps run the family business.
Geoff Works hard to support us. He loves free time with the kids. He likes to be outside and enjoys hiking. He also enjoys playing golf and basketball.