Archive for 30 January 2012

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Feeling Good, Living Better

While “working” in the kitchen last night, Emerson helped herself to a bag of white chocolate chips. I will definitely be hiding these a little higher up from now on. We’ve reached a new milestone — instead of taking everything out of the cupboards and moving on to her next project, she puts everything back where she found it when asked! I’ve barely needed to put toys away in weeks! Bela continually warms up to her and has even allowed some cuddling and petting lately. He can’t figure out her bizarre behavior at times, especially when she runs around half-naked with one glove on....

Lazy Bones

Our year hasn’t been off to the greatest start. Plagued by colds, stomach flu, pink eye and a broken foot we decided to use the weekend to get well again in hopes that our bad health is only a January thing and not a 2012 thing! Emerson slept in until 9:30 the past two mornings which says a lot in itself. After a lazy weekend I think we’re finally feeling like ourselves again.  ...

Say Queso…

…because everybody needs a cheesy night out once in a while! It’s no wonder that since having a toddler the frequency at which we eat out has dropped to practically nothing. It only took a few bad experiences to realize eating out was far more work than dining in. Spilled drinks, toddler tantrums and unspeakable messes are better held in the privacy of our own home. There does happen to be one magical place in town that is stimulating enough to captivate Emme for an entire meal: El Charro. Fun music, lively murals, friendly service and food on our table in a matter of minutes is a winning combination. Emme...

Christmas Staycation

We hope everyone had a joyful Christmas this year! Emerging from a week of relaxation in Spirit Lake I am feeling dazed to say the least. Where am I? What day is it? What YEAR is it? Blog, what blog? Now that we’re home and back into the daily swing of things, it’s time to share some holiday joy! The past few weeks have been a blur – just like every other holiday in my experience. Emerson spent Christmas with my family this year and since being home we’ve noticed some definite spoilage after constant attention from aunts and grandparents! Emme was the first to begin opening gifts and the last...