Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hello friends! I am really bad at keeping current postings lately.. I guess it was the holidays.. but now we are back to somewhat of a routine.. John is back in school full-time and he is working a little less this semester so he can hopefully get better grades.. he just better stay focused! :) I am still working part-time and LOVING my days off. Emma is growing so fast.. well she is still very little... in the 10th percentile for weight but she is an active, happy and beautiful girl! She started crawling when she was 6 months and 4 days old.. and now she is standing up- using anything she can for balance. She is eating more and more solid foods and loves to feed herself.. I don't think she'll be doing the baby purees much longer.. (she's been eating baby purees I make as well as jarred baby food). She ate all of John's black olives off his pizza last night.. She is just the best! We went to Kingman for Thanksgiving.. which I made most of the dinner.. fun.. it was a great trip. We had an awesome five days in Puerto Vallarta , Mexico for Christmas and a nice relaxing New Years here at home in Albuquerque.. And then on our three year anniversary (January 6) I took John to the airport for his 12 day trip to Chile with Ganes.. He had a great time and Emma and I had a pretty good time too at home.. but we'll be doing all our future big trips together. I want to get back into the loop of the blogging world! Sorry for those who've tried to get in touch with me! .. but I'm back! Love you all!!

Here's our little Sugar Booger at Halloween.. MOO!
At Thanksgiving Emma decided to crawl over her cousin Robby..
I love this.. yes.. she has a lot of books.. good for reading and for resting... She started this sticking out her tongue business a few weeks ago.. don't you think she looks like a puppy? This is at my office Christmas Party.. she LOVED Santa Clause! She was so excited a bouncing up and down.. I think she likes the bright colors.. and she did try to pull the beard off.. :) The Natives in Mexico LOVED Emma.. Christmas night at dinner the waiter saw she fell asleep so he made this little bed for her.. so nice!We loved to walk on the beach.. it was an awesome beach.. the sand looked like gold glitter..
This was her first encounter with the ocean.. it scared her a little.. but she LOVED the hotel pool.. and the wet sand! EmmZilla!!!
I love this one..
John came home from Chile with a moustache.. he calls himself Senor Bigotes.. (Mr. Mustache in Spanish).. Emma cried when she first saw him. We went to Chilies.. John's favorite restraunt to celebrate his return. I love the llama hat that Ganes picked up for her from Peru.

At night when I floss Emma goes crazy until I give her a piece. She is also doing this new wrinkle face smile.. I love it! She was exactly 8 months old in these pictures..
Horray for good oral hygiene! :)
Emma loves to feed herself .. though most of it still ends up on the floor.. still no teeth.. thank goodness, but she is sure working on getting some!

Have a wonderful day!!! Enjoy the pictures!


Melissa and Craig said...

I LOVE all the pictures!! You guys are sure busy- I love seeing what your up to though. Where are you working right now? Oh I am sure you are just the best little mom and as I said before, your girl is so cute. Why did your hubby go to Chile? My husband went there on his mission, he would be jealous!

Nichole said...

I love the beach pictures and the ones with the floss. I miss you, Ange!!!!!!!!!

Dad said...

Terrific pics Ang - thank you for sharing! I'll have to remember to guard my black olives around Emma - I love them too! :-)

All the best,


Kelly Merrell said...

Oh Ang, she is such a doll! I'm so glad you are back in the blogging world. We all need our little vacations, but it is back to work my friend! I'd love to hear your book recommendations!

Adam&Rachel said...

AWH!!! she is so cute and getting so big. I love that she plays with your floss... funny :) John kinda does look Mexican, or Chilean I guess. Happy Anniversary! So great to hear from you and get an update on emma.

Rob N Amy said...

She is sooooooooooo darling!!!!!!! I miss her so much. I love her cute faces. It is exciting that she is eating more varieties of food. I can't believe she crawled at 6 months. Robby is 6 months and hasn't even rolled over, but he is sitting up by himself. I love her cow costume and the pictures on the beach with the mud. I love to let them explore new things. It's so fun. It is also so funny that she likes floss. what a cutie!!!!!

Steven and Becky Trujillo said...

I love her smile! She is soooo smily! Love it, love it! Oh I especially love her in the moo costume! How is life in good ol NM? How much longer does your hubby have left of school. Steven has 1 year left of law school I think. Yay!

Becky T.

Rob N Amy said...

I can't stop looking at these cute pictures. I love her lama hat. I really want one for myself just like hers. Then we can be twiners. Yay! So put mine on the order for more lama hats.

Bryan and Jamie said...

Emma is so cute! I hope you guys are doing good! Peter is no where near crawling right now, but he is standing up! I love the beach pictures.

Paul and Nicole Rhien said...

nice to see your post, especially all the pictures!

btw, we privatized our blog. send us your e-mail, and we'll send you an invite.

we need to come by and see your new place and your little one some time when we're in Albuq.

glad to hear you're doing well...

-Paul and Nicole

Rhien Family said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That baby is SOOOOO cute.