Daily Archives: July 12, 2009

Beauty Shops and Birthday Parties!

Christina came and visited in June for a week!  She was really here to help my dad who was recovering from a leg infection so we didn’t go do too much but we did get to hang out and have some fun!

While Christina was here she painted Emmy’s nails for the first time!  She had been begging me for a while (she is such a girly girl) and I told her Aunt Christina could do it when she came!  So as soon as we picked Christina up at the airport Emmy asked for her nails to be painted!  So Emmy and I went and picked out a color and Christina painted them!  She picked bright pink…who would have guessed!  She is trying to model them here but I don’t really see the color!  I do see some cute smiles though!

Emmy loves to play beauty shop!  The name of her shop should be “pain is beauty” or vice versa!  Aunt Christina loved it though!

Here’s Emmy trying to hide in the DVD cabinet!  She thinks if she can hide her face then you can’t see her!

Christina’s b-day was the day after she left so we had a little party for her while she was here!  She remembered that when Emmy saw Santa Claus at Christmas she asked for a care bear cake.  Since Santa didn’t bring it at Christmas…Christina asked for one for her b-day.  Emmy was ecstatic!  It was good practice for me because Emmy wants a care bear party for her birthday next month.  Only she wants Cheer bear…or in her words, the pink one with the rainbow tummy.  Anyway, this cake was really easy to make.  Here is what I did.  Using one cake mix I made 5 cupcakes and two 9-inch round cakes.  Put the two round cakes together and used 4 cupcakes as hands and feet.  Then I cut the 5th cupcake in half and made the ears!  I think next time I would use 2 mixes and make it double high.  Since I separated out the batter for the cupcakes the round cakes were kind of thin and having two layers would be a lot better.  Anyway!  That’s how to make a big headed care bear! 🙂  Decorate it however you like!

Baseball in the back yard!  Alex has been teaching Emmy baseball and she is always very excited to pass on her knowledge of the sport to anyone who will play!

Grandma and the girls!

Getting Emmy to look at the camera is getting harder and harder!  But she had a great time playing ball with Grandma and Aunt Christina!

“Here Aunt Christina…Let me help you finish that!!”  This was taken about 1 second before that entire plate landed in Kaylee’s and Christina’s laps. Perhaps I should have grabbed the plate instead of the camera! 🙂

Alex trying get Emmy to stick out her tongue!  Funny story about this picture.  At girls camp you can turn in your cameras and they make a slide show with all your girls camp pics.  However, I had about 5 pictures from home on mine and this was one of them…so the lady putting it together stuck this in.  So this displayed on the big screen for all the young women and their leaders to see!  Alex was thrilled when I told him!

Happy Birthday Aunt Christina!! We love you!

Fun with books!

In the last post I mentioned that Kaylee loves to climb on things!  Well about a week after those other pictures were taken my sister Christina was visiting.  We had both run in to the kitchen for a minute when suddenly we heard Emmy start laughing and some kind of growling/grunting coming from the other room.  So we went in to find what all the fuss was about and this is the scene we saw….

“Oh, hey mom!  I was just doing some light reading…”

“Okay, really, put the camera down and get me out of here!!”

Emmy to the rescue!!  Emmy finally came and told Kaylee how to get herself unstuck.  This picture cracks me up because it looks like Kaylee is really deep in thought about what Emmy is saying!

And finally she makes it!!  I don’t have a picture where she is totally out but she did make it and even lived to tell the tale!!

There are some really cute pictures of Christina and the girls to follow these up!! But you will have to check back tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion…

I’m a big kid now!!

Okay!  Kaylee is already trying to stand and walk and it is crazy!  These pictures were taken on a day where Kaylee was being particularly crazy!  She has the energy of like 10 babies I swear (which is probably equal to the energy of about 100 moms)!  So of course I got out the camera to document her mad climbing skills!

I started with a picture of her attacking a bear!  But unfortunately she sees the camera before I can get the pic…

Quickly she is up on all fours and ready to pounce…

“HEY LADY,  I SAID NO PICTURES!!”   She gets so annoyed with the paparazzi!

Once she realizes that I’m not going to hand over the camera she decides to do a little climbing! Here she goes…

And we are up!  This was immediately followed by her falling and then attempting to get on top of the coffee table (this was much encouraged by Emmy I might add)… and crashing…which was followed by…

mom plopping her down in her bouncer!!  Not that I’m not super excited that Kaylee was already standing at 5 months old…but sometimes “Stationary” is a beautiful word!