Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What Emory Wore - #4

We spend most of our afternoons in the backyard, playing in the pool or swinging. Emory LOVES to be outside. She just recently started saying "ow-side" when she runs to the back door. It's so cute! Our backyard is small, but it's nice and shady in the afternoon and a perfect little spot for us. We definitely long to move and we yearn for more room and land, but we are trusting God that we are here in this house for a reason right now. 

I can't resist snapping some pictures when we head outside because the lighting is so perfect and Emory is so cute! It's one of the only places that I can usually get clear, good pictures of her. I figure it's the perfect time to document how adorable my sweet baby is - I love getting smiling pictures and I love getting action shots, like her belly poking out as she walks or her pointing at something to show me.  

July: 
















August:











Isn't she just the sweetest thing ever?! I am so thankful for all of these beautiful, candid shots of my sweet baby girl. I will cherish them forever!

Emory Grace, I hope you always know how loved and adored you are. You are beautiful inside and out and we just pray that you grow to love Jesus and share His name. We love you so much! 


Friday, July 25, 2014

Scenes From the Week

We have been busy little bees lately, having so much fun this summer! 


Justin treated us to sno cones one day and Emory loved it! It was her first sno cone and it looks like it will be the first of many! 


Of course she wanted to hold her cup by herself, also known as spill it all over the place! Haha! But aren't they so cute?!


It was too delicious to stop eating, even for a picture! 


Justin calls this her "muumuu" dress." But really it's so fun and vibrant - he just doesn't know! 


Every Tuesday we have a Mommy and Me play date and it has been so much fun meeting new friends. 


We went to Target with Emily and Cammie one day and they were SO stinking cute strapped into the buggy. They kept laughing and looking at each other. So sweet! 


Then they each got a ball to hold and were in total heaven! They held onto them all around the store. How sweet are these babies?! 


A sweet little peach, eating a peach. 


This picture cracks me up! It's blurry, but seriously, how funny is Emory's face?! 


Grandma and grandpa came into town and had a surprise for Emory - a brand new slide for her to play on. She was crazy about it! She must have went down the slide 100 times! 


My friend Melissa gave Emory some gingerbread play dough and Emory had a lot more fun licking it than she did playing with it. I have to agree with her, though - it smelled delicious! 


My sweet little reader. She is obsessed with books! 


Sweet angel face! 


Emory finally has enough hair to put into a little ponytail and isn't it the CUTEST THING EVER?! She is so precious! 


Love love love - sweet little baby! 


This is my view frequently as I look down and I really do treasure these moments. She wants me to hold her and she wants to be doing what I'm doing. I know it won't last forever, so I will cherish it now!


We do a lot of swinging in the afternoons. We don't have much of a backyard, but it does get nice and shady in the afternoon, and for that I am grateful. 


Emory will go and grab a book and bring it to us to read to her all day long. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is her favorite right now and Justin taught her all of the animals! She can point to each animal when asked - what a little genius!! 


We went to the park one afternoon and Emory really enjoyed having her daddy there to play with her. The only sometimes sad part about being a SAHM is that daddy is working and doesn't get to hang out during the day, so it's really special when we have days together! 


The park has a "duck pond" in it where everyone goes to feed and watch the ducks. We brought a few pieces of bread and when it was Emory's turn to throw her piece, she just decided to eat it instead. Haha. She was looking around at everyone throwing bread into the water and I can only imagine how confused she must have been, thinking "why are they wasting good food?" Haha! 


These two are my favorite. 


I think someone had the advantage on this one - haha! But seriously, what a big girl! 


Last week for our play date we went to the splash pad, which is always a big hit. I couldn't get over how adorable Emory looked in her pink tutu swimsuit! 


What a doll baby! I love her so much! She just loves to be outside playing. 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pinterest in the Park

Last summer I started a Mommy and Me group on Facebook in hopes of having lots of play dates and making new friends. We didn't really do much last year, but for the past few months we have been hanging out a lot. Emily and I decided to get creative and host "Pinterest in the Park" once a month. We had our first one the first week of July and it was SO much fun!! 

We chose water as the theme and created a few activities for the babies to do. We had several bins filled with different colored water and lots of toys to take in and out of the water. We filled up water balloons for them to play with and they loved those! We also had a bin full of ice with things stuck in it for them to dig out - which was a favorite! A few of the older kids did a little finger painting, too. All in all it was a major success and so fun. We made some new mommy friends, too! Of course I forgot my real camera, so iPhone pictures will have to do. 



How cute are all these babies?! 


Sweet Abbie. Isn't she the cutest thing ever?! 



It might not look like much, but we are proud! ; ) Now we just need an idea for next month.