January 29, 2009

Good News and Bad News

Bad News
Wow, so let's get it over with. The bad news is I wrecked my father-in-laws Chevy Avalanche... yeah that was one of those champion moments in my life. The ironic thing was I was borrowing it because my car was in the shop. Hopefully the bumper won't need replacing. Luckily I have the worlds best in-laws and they agreed not to destroy my green card.

Good News
Monday my knees felt like they should have belonged to a 90 year old, my friend told me to take a nice hot bath. So I put Emily down for a nap and ran my bath. Well one thing lead to another and I found myself making it a bubble bath. Them I thought I should have some sort of snack while I soak, so I whipped myself up an ice cream Sunday! And I tell ya, life doesn't get any better then that. I was lying there chowing down and reading my book (for an HOUR) and I promised myself that this needs to happen every Monday. Well what with wrecking the Avalanche yesterday I thought I'd just slip another one in today. I'm starting to think this needs to be a daily occurrence. What do you think? And those who have never partaken in this delightful ritual, it is time to start!!!!

January 17, 2009

Party On

Saturday evening we threw a little party for Emily. Instead of another birthday cake I made a cupcake bouquet. John was especially excited about the cupcakes. After some delicious food Emily opened her gifts and then we got the ball pool out and the little guys had a great time in there.

January 16, 2009

Birthday Cake

Emily certainly enjoyed having an entire birthday cake to herself

And then the sugar kicked in!

"I'm 1 today!"

Happy Birthday Emily!

I can not believe Emily is 1 years old. Where has the past year gone. I can't help but feel proud of my little girl. And proud of myself that I've kept her alive for a year... phew. 1 year down 20 more to go, as Grandma Becky would say. Her first year has flown but at the same time I feel like she's been in my life forever. I can't imagine life without her.

Emily got some toothbrushes that light up from Hedgie (her stuffed hedgehog AKA her best friend). We do what we can to encourage brushing...

Don't cry, there's more!

Em on wheels in a black dress

Sam on wheels and thankfully not in a black dress

January 03, 2009

Andie is Here!!!

After 12 minutes of pushing Karen had her second little girl on January 3rd. 7lbs 13oz and 20" long. Mum and baby are doing well despite at cracked tail bone on Karen's part. Charlie is being a wonderful big sister. Sorry I'm lame and didn't take any pics yet of Andie.

December 25, 2008

Emily's 1st Christmas

Christmas morning Sam helps Emily open all her loot!

Emily was extra good this year so Santa brought her a ball pool. Sure it may be as big as our family room but it was totally worth it!

At CBC the presents continue. Emily opens her present from Grandpa

Sam will make sure this snow suit sees the snow and Emily looks like she can't wait!

Emily enjoying some Christmas dinner

Sam's wildest dreams came true and it snowed Christmas day. So off sledding we went!