Archive for 18 September 2011

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Rainy and Waffly Weekend

It’s been a relaxing weekend for Emme, Bela and me while Nic has been in Humboldt. Of course we miss Dad, but in the mean time we’re keeping busy with walks, movies, books, Skype and waffles! Yesterday we made our weekly stroll to the square for delicious warm beverages and light shopping. Then Emerson had a good chat with her Gram and Grampa before a sweet afternoon nap. We watched my new favorite movie, Secretariat, and cuddled the night away. This morning we slept in late (8am!), made waffles and read lots of books (Emerson prefers to read to me). Now we’re just waiting for Nic to get home with...

Iowa / Iowa State Weekend

Can you see that we’re a house divided? What I thought was going to be a lazy and relaxing Saturday quickly turned into an action-packed road trip! Grandpa Gene visited and we loaded up and went to Iowa City to visit my sisters. The day was well-documented so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves....

Birthday Fun: Part 3

The big finale of the birthday was presents and cake, of course!¬†Emme has come a long way in figuring out how to get those gifts open! We put in some time at ‘paper-tearing’ camp this summer and all of those ripped-up magazines were worth it! I plan on spending more time practicing cake decorating because even after making the 3rd cake of the birthday season, the vision didn’t quite come through. I blame all of those cake-baking reality shows that make it look so easy! Even though it looked amateur, Emerson was thrilled to get cake, frosting, strawberries and blueberries all in one shot!...

Birthday Fun: Part 2

I can’t imagine a more perfect 1st birthday! Emerson worked up a big appetite today playing with her new toy car and walking! For the first time she took four well-balanced consecutive steps! I especially love that she waited for her 1st birthday to surprise me! Here we are playing and enjoying our afternoon together....