Sunday, October 24, 2010

Whoop! Gotta love Fighting Texas Aggie Tennis!!

Saturday Mom, Emma & I took a day trip to College Station to see Daniel compete for A&M in the ITA Tournament. He played exceptionally well despite a back injury, GO DANIEL! Emma loved seeing her Uncle Daniel play, she was waving to him and pointing and saying "Uh-Oh"! It was a long day, but well worth it. We were able to stop in and see Rachel, Sherman, Clowey, Ryan, Tyler, James and June and Mom got to spend some time with them as well! Good day! Here are some pics of Big D!! :) Love you brother!!!

State Fair of Texas 2010

This was Emma's 2nd time to the Fair, but the first outside the womb! :) She enjoyed all the animals, and of course watching all the people. She did have a run-in with an ostrich, I guess he thought she was a yummy snack, Emma started crying she was so scared, but Grandpa was there to comfort her and show her a new animal! She also loved the bird show, pointing at them as they flew by. It was a great day with the family! Here are some pics of our grand adventure!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Day at the Dallas Aquarium

My dear friends Nikki & Story, Yetunde and Stephanie & Connor joined Emma and I for a day at the Dallas Aquarium. It could have been a bit challenging, but our kids were excellent and it was a great day! If you ever get a chance to go, I would highly recommend a day at the aquarium. Here are pics of our fun-filled day!!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

1st Birthday Party

Emma's first birthday party has come and gone. I'm exhausted!!! :) I decided to take on the task of making personalized party favors and making Emma's cakes. Fun! The day was amazing! Nanni & Aubbi and Auntie Rachel traveled up and helped immensely and Grandma & Grandpa opened their home once again for an incredible time of celebration. We had a great turn out from our community and Emma did so well opening her gifts and she pretty much devoured her cake! Here are some pics of the fun day! THANK YOU everyone who came out and supported our little girl. I know our family and Community are a vital part of Emma's life. We love you all!!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

11 Months

Well 11 months have come and almost gone and I have yet to post! Emma is steadily crawling, she will stand free from holding anything and go up and down.  She will take steps holding on to something, not quite ready to let go yet, but getting closer. She has also learned how to say "please" and "all done" in sign language, so communication is getting there. She also can wave goodbye. I spend most of my days watching my step as Emma is constantly underfoot. And with the addition of her 4 teeth, eating solids has become an all new adventure. So, now we're gearing up for her 1st Birthday!! Can't believe it's here already.

Here are some recent pics.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

10 Months and a Family Visit

Well, 10 months has come and gone and I can't believe it. Emma is crawling everywhere and pulling up on anything that is vertical. She also is cutting her first teeth!! 2 on top! The front left tooth is almost completely down, and the right one is cutting through. Crazy times for sure. Here are some pics.

Also, Emma was able to meet Great Uncle Tim, Great Aunt Linda, 2nd Cousins Timothy, Jonathan & Catlynn and 3rd cousin Ethan! We had a great time with the family and were so glad to see them again! Here are some pics of our time with the fam.

Now, we are looking forward to our trip to Trinidad! Can't believe it's just around the corner! We love you Larcel & Karla and are soooo happy for you! Sarah & Daniel we look forward to spending time with you Aidan and Noah!! Love you all!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

My Kind of Mind is Launched

So, after much prayer, process, conversations, encouragements and second-guessings I've finally created my own business!! After having some creative outbursts over the last few years, I've been struggling with the concept of being good enough to actually sell a product. I was driving in the car and thinking and praying about the idea when the phrase "my kind of mind" came to me. I realized that through a processed life and our journey to become more Christ-like we in turn take on the mind of Christ. All creativity is found in Him and without Him I am nothing. So, My Kind of Mind was born in a desire to capture the creative nature of Christ and see it manifest through designs I create. The tagline "Where Creative Concepts are Conceived" speaks to the seed thought that is created in the Mind of Christ and implemented by human hands.

My current focus is creating the Nunni Sak and selling that, but I hope to expand to other baby related items and one day implement photography prints and paintings. If you know of any Mom's who need a nursing wrap, I'd be greatful for the recommendation!

Website: My Kind of Mind

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

9 Months

Emma turned 9 months on July 10th.  On the 12th we had her 9 month check-up and she weighed 16lbs. 13oz. and is 26.5" long. She's in the 20% for height and weight, so she's gonna be little like her momma :)

From about 8 1/2 months to about a week and a half ago, miss Emma would get up on her hands and knees, preparing to crawl. She did do some scooting, mostly backwards, ending up under the couch with her hands and head sticking out on several occasions. Quite comical. But, a week and a half ago she decided forward movement was the way to go, so she has started crawling. She migrated from short spurts to roaming the halls following Mommy. One morning I set her in the living room to play with her toys, while I went to do some dishes in the kitchen. A few minutes later I turned to go check on her when I hear a deep sigh, I look down and Emma is laying on the kitchen floor exhausted from her crawl to the kitchen. I exclaimed "You made it" to which I got a big smile!! She is just too adorable. In about a day and a half she mastered the art of going from a crawling position, back to sit, which is great!! She also pulls herself up on anything that is vertical, walls, couches, legs, toys, tables, chairs....the list goes on.

Some of her little quirks just crack me up, when she is sitting on the floor, she uses her heels to turn and rotate on her bottom to see things around her! She also loves having her sunglasses on, whenever you put them on her she gets a huge open mouth smile and giggles; Nanni has captured it on video and it's priceless! No teeth yet, but she definitely gums everything in sight!

Here are some pics of Emma as well as a few videos!