Friday, March 12, 2010


Emma now waves!! It's pretty cute actually... you wave hello or goodbye to her and she sort of moves her arm/hand back and forth. It's the best wave she can do so far, but it's enough!

She's also walking more. I know I told everyone she's walking pretty well, and then the weekend that grandparents were here, she didn't walk at all. Go figure! But, seriously, she's walking! She basically walks from one toy to another, or from our little red table to a couch. So it's only a few steps at a time that she'll take, but she does walk.

Speaking of grandparents, we celebrated Emma's birthday last weekend with our parents. We had such a good time, and the kids loved seeing them! Emma did alright with her cake, in that she didn't completely wig out with her smash cake, but she didn't exactly eat it either. She just kind of made a mess then looked at me like "now what"? She got lots of clothes (which she really needed!) and bouncy ball toy that the boys play with more than her! But she's officially a one year old, all grown up!!

Tre is on spring break next week so here's hoping for no more rainy days so I can kick them outside as much as possible! Spring is so lovely! That's all for now! Blog soon!
- Jo

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1

March 1 is a pretty big day around the yellow house. Today is our anniversary (seven years!) and Emma's 1st birthday! We had a pretty good day, but let's talk about our weekend first!

This past weekend TJ was gone from Thursday afternoon until Sunday afternoon to our church's Disciple Now Weekend. So it was me against the kids for three days straight... we barely survived! Thursday was pretty good, but I had to fight the kids to get to bed so I didn't get to work on Emma's birthday project like I wanted. Friday wasn't too bad. Saturday was the hardest. I decided to clean the house and I guess the boys thought that since I was busy they could get away with stuff. While they were outside in the backyard they decided they wanted to go play hide and seek in the front yard. They managed to get toys by the gate and climbed up to unlock the gate and gain their freedom... luckily I was out in the driveway putting stuff in the car and totally caught them! Freedom they did not get!! When TJ got home Sunday I was so relieved, and I think the kids were too!!

But that was then, and today was great!!! I had breakfast with a friend and had a couple of hours on my own while TJ watched Colin and the birthday girl. After a pretty normal day we celebrated Emma's birthday with presents, pizza, and cupcakes! She wasn't too sure of everything, but the boys loved the celebration! And afterward we watched our wedding video, a tradition we've done every year!

This week we have family coming up and we'll celebrate Emma's birthday with a party on Saturday! I think we'll also have a yard sale on Saturday so we have lots to look forward to this week! Just another week in the yellow house!