Friday, March 30, 2012

Emma Stories

It's been a while since I've posted. We've been boring around here. Or I've just forgotten to take my camera anywhere... So I'll just tell a couple of Emma stories.

Yesterday, the whole family went to the trail to run/walk. Em LOVES to go to the trail. She's a country girl at heart, loves to be outside. We did not take the stroller, and let me tell you that little girl pretty much ran the entire TWO miles! Clinton and I alternated running/ walking every other 1/10 mile (there are markers). I ran, and he walked with Em (who was running her speed), then I walked with her and he ran... Em stopped us every few tenths to coach us on stretching...

"Alright, I'm the teacher. Back-up. Back-up, Daddy! Now... do this! Hands up. Flap your arms. Spin around. Hop up and down!!"

The man who was unfortunate enough to be behind us most of the way, said she was our cheerleader AND our coach. I really wish I had a video camera. She was hilarious.

When we got home, I was pretty much dead, but Em was NOT tired! She was determined to take care of me (like she did when I was sick). She was not happy that I did NOT want a hot bath or hot chocolate. The whole concept of  a cold shower and ice water did not appeal to her!

Today, I asked her what she wanted for lunch.

Em: I want cereal!
Me: No, you need real food for lunch.
Em: (whiney voice) We don't have any real food. All we have are vegetables and snacks!!
Me: Laughing...

Never a dull moment around here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rainy Day Crafting

It's pouring rain today, and since I didn't have to go anywhere today, I kept Em home from MDO. Mainly, because I didn't want to bother with getting out in the rain, and I wanted to sleep late! While perusing the internet this morning, I came across a template for a hand-print calendar on Share & Remember, a blog I follow.  The post was actually a template for NEXT year's calendar, but she linked up to a template for THIS year's calendar. I think it's super cute, AND I needed to keep Em occupied for a little while, so we got started!!

It's a little late in the year to be making this craft, but who cares!

Em's calendar!

The scantily clad artist showing her favorite page!
And this is Mommy's favorite!
It was a fun craft for Em and we didn't make *TOO* big of a mess, so it didn't stress me out too much! So we give it two thumbs up! It would make a really cute gift, but I'm keeping this one for myself! ;)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Case of the Body Snatchers

On Jan. 29, less than two months ago, this was my Facebook status:
"Em literally just said "Mommy, I'm scared of my shadow!" oh Lord, what am I gonna do with this child!"

Tonight at the circus, Emma was apparently body snatched and replaced by a fearless child. That is what had to have happened because MY child has never wanted to do things like ride ponies, or CAMELS, or ELEPHANTS!!! 

First, a pony ride!

Then the train!

The giant slide with Daddy!

Climbing it like a monkey!

This time she didn't wait on Daddy!

Giving everyone a good show!

And again!!

Another train ride with Payton!

Aww! Cute friends!

Haydon & Ace!

Then she rode the camel!

Clinton asked Ace to hold on to her!

Look at that face!

And this one!

Another pony ride with her friends!

Circus time!

What's a circus without snacks?

Sticky face!

My sweet girl!

Just can't contain her excitement!

And it starts...

The elephants are my favorite!


During the intermission, she decided she wanted to ride the elephant... if I came with her!

Really, I wanted to ride it anyway!

I just love the elephants!

The big finale... for me anyway!
I don't know if this fearlessness will last, but I hope some does! Maybe we'll find a middle ground... I don't want her being too fearless!

Today has been a blast between the circus and the egg hunt. Remarkably, we haven't had any big meltdowns! We can mark this one down as a success!!

First Egg Hunt of the Season!!

Clinton's work held an egg hunt for employee's kids today at the park! Em was so excited to hunt eggs! Clinton and I were just looking forward to some fun in the sun with Em (not to mention that it was completely free fun!)

They had hotdogs for lunch, but all Em was interested in was PLAYING!

Then it was time to hunt eggs!

Inspecting her loot!
The Easter Bunny came to pass out prizes, but Em was so not feeling it!


*BTW- this guy was a great sport to dress up at his WIFE'S work function!

We had a great time, but now we are home resting before the CIRCUS tonight!